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!
The Yearly is on TONIGHT 8:30pm on ABC
Cause of the Week: Reading Out Of Poverty (roop.org.au)
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
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 LOVE, Savages, SHIT, Do 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.
I want to do an AMA episode of the show: please get in touch with your questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cause of the Week: Ilbijjeri Theatre Company (ilbijerri.com.au)