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Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with politicians, activists, thinkers and comedians to try to talk, laugh, cry and argue about politics. You will learn things and get fired up and hear some swearing. Enjoy.
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 17, 2019

Charlie Pickering is a comedian and host of the satirical comedy show The Weekly on the ABC. I used to have one of those, but let's not go into it and start comparing who was "more successful" or "not cancelled". 

Here we chat about the ethics of including political figures in whacky comedy sketches, Charlie's centrist approach to politics, voting for John Howard, his interest in American political history and why he's more excited about Elizabeth Warren's candidacy than Bernie Sanders'.  

I'll be off for the Christmas break but shall return in 2020. Thanks for everything! I love you! Onward, comrades! 

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

JOIN THE BRAND NEW LIKE I’M A SIX-YEAR-OLD GROUP ON FACEBOOK! WOW! 

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

@charliepick

charliepickering.com

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

@theweeklytv

The Yearly is on TONIGHT 8:30pm on ABC 

The Dollop's podcast on Ronald Reagan (Pt 1)

What's Left? episode on The Case Against Warren

Cause of the Week: Reading Out Of Poverty (roop.org.au)

 

Dec 10, 2019

After joining me at the end of the shitshow that was 2016 for the first live edition of the podcast, Greens MP Adam Bandt returned to reflect on how far we have (or haven't) come and what to make of the political year that was 2019.

Recorded in Collingwood at the Easey Street Concert Hall in front of a bloody lovely crowd, this is a funny and important conversation about Scott Morrison, socialism, the climate crisis, the 2019 election, the ALP's pathetic position on coal and the possibilities of a Green New Deal for Australia.

All funds raised went to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (you can support them here toooooo). I'm very thankful to Adam for agreeing to do this again and to everyone who came out to the show. MERRY CHRISTMAS xoxoxo

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

JOIN THE BRAND NEW LIKE I’M A SIX-YEAR-OLD GROUP ON FACEBOOK! WOW! 

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

@AdamBandt

adambandt.com

ARTICLE: Setting Kevin Rudd's Environment Record Straight by Adam Bandt

ARTICLE: This is what it looks like when your government sells out the climate for votes by Katharine Murphy

ARTICLE: The crisis in liberalism: why centrist politics can no longer explain the world by Katrina Forrester

Dec 3, 2019

Patricia Cornelius is a celebrated Australian playwright who writes about class, love, capitalism and the cruel things we do to each other. Her plays include LOVESavagesSHITDo Not Go Gentle and Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

In this conversation, Patricia tells me about her working class upbringing, her journey through feminism to Marxism, her time in the radical Melbourne Workers Theatre and reflects on whether today's middle-class and staid theatre can still be a voice for class-conscious politics.

Also we revel in the joy of some filthy swearing. 

Come see me record a LIVE SHOW as Greens MP Adam Bandt returns on Tuesday December 10th, 7pm – all funds raised go to the ASRC

I'm bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now 

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is on at the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival in March, tickets on sale now

JOIN THE BRAND NEW LIKE I’M A SIX-YEAR-OLD GROUP ON FACEBOOK! WOW! 

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

I want to do an AMA episode of the show: please get in touch with your questions, email tom@tomballard.com.au

@pmcorn

ARTICLE: Patricia Cornelius: Not going gently by Harry Windsor

Patricia's piece on swearing for The Wheeler Centre

Anthem is playing at the 2020 Sydney Festival 

Do Not Go Gentle is on at Malthouse Theatre in 2020

SHIT on AustralianPlays.org

Cause of the Week: Ilbijjeri Theatre Company (ilbijerri.com.au)

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