Not Good Enough — Inadequate responses to Inadequate responses

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Rough chuckles

We discuss the recently-settled class-action lawsuit against the Robodebt scheme, then dive into the media coverage of Australia's Afganistan war crimes, and why they should not be surprising.

Ghoul interrupted

We enter the Sexism Zone, then chat about coal-lover Joel Fitzgibbon leaving the Labor front-bench. For dessert we discuss successul petitions and a (hopefully!) big new push for social housing in Victoria.

Commission impossible

We dig into the details of the recently released Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Then we chat about the LNP freaking out about ANZ virtue signalling, and the company that was paid millions to not clean trains.

Blow up the horses (feat. Zac of Auspol Snackpod)

We're joined by Zac of Auspol Snackpod to chat about Scott Morrison's weird tint job, horse races for the rich and how the government (again) loves mining more than mining companies.

Budget cu*ts

Alan Tudge re-instates the White Australia policy, Jacquie Lambie is a problematic fav, and we pick apart the big themes of this year's Federal budget.

Banana republic

We discuss big poultry news, the Centerlink workers who disagree with punitive government policy, and how the LNP wants to bring back indentured servitude on farms.

Renters write (feat. Jim Malo)

We're joined by journalist Jim Malo to talk race, renting and climate change, and how Australia's media covers all three. But before that, we talk about the desecration of sacred sites, and Jobkeeper rorts.

Contract tracing

We chat the $30 mil golden handshake received by the CEO who blew up Juukan Gorge, the 'strike' that Victorian landlords are trying to pull, and the privatised Coronavirus contact tracing clusterfuck.

Yelling

Mitch and Lang do some yelling about gas. We praise Rachel Siewert for yelling. We yell about big rowdy protests, which are a form of yelling.

Krathryn Crambrell

We discuss Wikipedia edits, encryption laws, corona detention and McLean's trip to the Labor party's town hall on climate change.

Not Snack Enough (feat. Noon of Auspol Snackpod)

Guest host Noon of Auspol Snackpod joins us for a roundup of media news, an explanation of how clean energy could get us out of the recession and a stirring dive into Marxist theory.

It's good news! (feat. Cam Smith)

We take a break from doom and gloom to highlight some recent wins. Then we chat with broadcaster and conspiracy researcher Cam Smith about the sovereign citizens and far-right cranks at a Bunnings near you.

Insufficiently legal

We dissect the media's preferential coverage of the covid crisis, the Labor party response to climate change and how big business is more interested in making money than keeping their workers alive.

The legitimate taking of piss

We chat about the latest round of government handouts to mates, then delve into a blistering rundown of Serco's crimes and coverups.

Stupid sexy Dandrews

Lockdown horn has infected Australia's pundit class, Albo reckons mines are cool, and we run through the highlights of recent stupid money bullshit.

Masks off

We chat about Melbourne's return to city-wide lockdown and the ongoing police presence at the nine inner-city public housing blocks. Then we get personal, talking about our own paths to radical politics.

Cop Tower

We talk about Victoria's lockdowns of public housing tower blocks, cops making drugs and the Morrison government's ongoing quest to shut down Jobkeeper as soon as they can.

Nationalise the government

With climate disasters looming, we pick apart the Labor party's anaemic response. Then we chat about ideological cuts to the ABC and the right-wing media's take on Victorian Covid spikes.

Blaming families

We chat about the News Corp beat up of Lydia Thorpe, the re-up of the lockdown in parts of Victoria and ginned up cyber attacks in the news.

Law & Order: Statue Victims Unit

Police are out in force to protect metal in the shape of Captain Cook, the PM apparently hasn't learned anything since primary school and money keeps not reaching the people who really need it.

Black Lives Matter

We talk about Australia's Black Lives Matter protests against indigenous deaths in custody, and the responses of Australia's media and police.

Blow it up

We discuss National Sorry day, Aboriginal people dying in custody and Rio Tinto destroying an ancient and irreplaceable historic site. Then we dance on Robodebt's grave and chat about the long-lasting effects of Australia's bushfires.

What's the go with Angus Taylor

In this very special episode we talk about the life, times and scandals of Angus Taylor, the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction.

Boardgames & Blasphemy

We get real nerdy on this one. First we discuss the socialist and feminist history of Monopoly that Hasbro has erased, then dive into the source code of the CovidSafe app.

Captain Cooked

We break down the culture war surrounding Victoria's Deputy Chief Health Officer. Then we explain why the Great Barrier Reef is important and why you shouldn't install the government's Covid Safe app.

Respect the tropes

We acknowledge the sacrifice of our fallen heroes, and discuss former PM Malcom Turnbull's testy responses to criticism of his new book. Then chat about the knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices and how to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Rentseekers united

The NSW and Victorian state governments have announced massive rent relief packages. Or are they just handouts to landlords? Then we chat COVID tracing apps, and what Angus Taylor has been up to recently.

Corollavirus

We officially announce our endorsement for the US presidential election and discuss Pell walking free. Then we get all dreamy talking about what cities could look like without car commuting.

Money police

We remind you all that the climate still exists, then discuss the government's 'Jobkeeper' stimulus plans, cruise ship crimes and landlord crimes.

Cruise control

Private schools and hospitals are getting massive bailouts and there's day-long lines at Centerlink. We talk coronavirus shutdowns, the government's confusing messaging and why cruise ships are spreading the plague.

The gang self isolates

There's a looming pandemic and the energy is weird. We talk about police violence, the closure of the AAP, and how to survive coronavirus.

Corona? Barely even knew 'er (International Women's Day)

Shell is posting cringe on International Women's Day, Missy Higgins' dad has Coronavirus, and the Australian government continues their efforts to make corruption a national sport. We try to make sense of the chaos in this blockbuster episode.

Stop the floats

The Liberal party's float at the Sydney Mardi Gras was targeted by protestors who were ejected from the parade. We discuss the Liberal party's history of policies that hurt the LGBTQI community, and the Labor party's lack of spine on both gay marriage and climate change.

Dirty solidarity

We take on the Liberal Party's latest line attack on climate action as “uncosted”, then delve into dirty solidarity with Paul Parker, hero firefighter.

Eat the rich

Through the lens of worker underpayment within George Calombaris' restaurant empire and the ongoing Robodebt scandal, we discuss the war the rich wage on the poor.

Horses in forces (feat. Tom Tanuki)

What happens when mining companies move to protect their interests from protesters? We talk with activist and comedian Tom Tanuki about the growing threat of eco-fascism.

Methane Clown Posse

The Prime Minister is tying funding for renewable energy sources to more natural gas extraction. We discuss why using gas as a "transition" energy source is a dead end and a bad deal.

Minister for rorts

A casual chat about the sports funding saga that reveals the corruption at the heart of Australia's government

Clean coal and other fairytales

The Liberal party has a new line: Adapt and Mitigate. We discuss why that's still climate denial.

Malcolm Morrison

We pick apart former Sky News political editor David Speer's interview with Scott Morrison, and shockingly discover that it has some issues!