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Episode 265 – Jim, Josh, Godfrey and Yanis

Who are Jim, Josh, Godfrey and Yanis and what did they do or say?

Presenter quits after BBC defends use of N-word in report

From The Guardian

BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.

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Episode 264 – Victorian Lockdown and Nursing Homes

We look at the Victorian lockdown and proposals for protecting the vulnerable in nursing homes.

If you are sick of Covid talk you can fast forward to the 38:44 mark.

Feedback from Episode 263

Waz annoyed and frustrated a few people.

From Craig

You did a valiant job on the Covid discussion in the last podcast in the face of the challenges of the Beer Sponsor and 12th Man.

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Episode 263 – Elimination or Suppression

In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of an elimination strategy for Covid-19 in Australia, the usefulness of masks, the special treatment of Danii Minogue, the cancellation of Martina Navratilova and a protestor in New York who wants to refund the police.

It’s bad, but not so bad

From the Reserve bank

Statement May 2020

The Australian economy is expected to record a contraction in GDP of around 10 per cent over the first half of 2020;

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Episode 262 – Cancel Culture

In this episode, we discuss Kanye, Elon Musk, Hong Kong, The Himalayas and Hillsong before eventually getting around to cancel culture and JK Rowling.

Let’s start with a positive story

From ABC news

I was unsure what we nurses would experience at Melbourne’s public housing towers,

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Episode 261 – Victorian Shutdown and Branch Stacking

Victoria

Back to square 1.

Soviet-style public housing.

What is it with hairdressers?

From The Conversation

States are shutting their borders to stop coronavirus. Is that actually allowed?

Movement of people and goods across state borders in Australia is guaranteed by the Constitution. 

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Episode 260 – 5 Years of Podcasting

Today we briefly celebrate 5 years of podcasting and then move on to discuss contemporary topics.

Who are we?

Paul, a bike riding music loving libertarian English Teacher, with a keen interest in Japan and China who is looking for love and as elder statesman of our group he represents the Baby Boomers.

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Episode 259 – The Jakarta Method

In this episode, Trevor does a solo review of a new book called The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins.

Intro

For 70 years we have been subjected to pro US propaganda. They won the war, they helped the countries they defeated, they defeated communism and they encouraged the world to pursue freedom and democracy.

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Episode 258 – Grassroots Censorship

In this episode, we discuss indigenous spokespersons, grassroots censorship and Scott Morrison’s latest cock-ups.

Feedback from Last Week

From Graeme (Who is a patron)

Disappointed that you indulged in a popular pastime of white fellas, of making sweeping generalisations about Australian Aboriginals without actually involving an Australian Aboriginal.

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Episode 257 – Black Lives Matter in Australia

In this episode, we look at indigenous incarceration in Australian and the recent protests.

Our Spiked Discussion

OK, Trevor was wrong to say Spiked is funded by the Koch brothers and should have said Spiked has received donations from the Koch brothers.

Prepare to be challenged

Dear Left leaning friends.

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Episode 256 – American Riots and Covid-19 Shutdowns

Intro

What’s Wrong with America by The Relatives live at The Bell House

George Floyd.

A summary

America is still lynching black men. Except now they use their knees and the people doing are police in broad daylight. Imagine what goes on behind closed doors.

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