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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: September, 2021
Sep 27, 2021

This week's episode is from an event I took part in with the Centre for Independent Studies, hosted by Tom Switzer and featuring academic Satya Jeetmarar.

Together we discussed/debated intergenerational inequality in the face of the COVID pandemic. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I think capitalism is the problem, while Satya and the CIS holds a different view. 

See wot u reckon lol 

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WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November

@CISOZ

cis.org.au

Cause of the Week: Youth Projects (youthprojects.org.au)

Sep 20, 2021

Nick Boshier (Trent from Punchy, Bondi Hipsters) and Jazz Twemlow (Tonightly with Tom Ballard lol) are two very nice men and good comedians who have created a new satirical sketch show for Amazon Prime, The Moth Effect.  

The dudes let me know the guiding philosophy behind the show's satire, their favourite sketches, the irony of taking the piss out of corporatism while working for Amazon, giving less of a shit about the insane news cycle and how to do comedy about the shortcomings of "wokeness" without being a douchebag. 

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WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November

@JazzTwemlow

@nickboshier

Watch The Moth Effect on Amazon Prime

Jazz's Leftie Bootcamp sketch from Tonightly

ARTICLE: Big-name cast members Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson elevate Moth Effect 

ARTICLE: New woke lineup for The Wiggles slammed by outspoken Nationals Senator Matt Canavan 

ARTICLE: The ghosts are not silent by ABC Background Briefing 

Cause of the Week: The Great Koala National Park (koalapark.org.au)

Cause of the Week: International Rescue Committee (rescue.org)

Sep 3, 2021

Mehreen Faruqi has been a Greens senator for NSW since 2017. Her memoir Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud was released in July, describing her life, politics and reflections on being a progressive and outspoken migrant in Australia. 

Here Mehreen and I discuss how her perceptions of what Australia is have changed over the past thirty years, her thoughts on compromise and incrementalism and the Greens' role in pushing big bold ideas, as well as her desire to see a "feminist, anti-racist Australia". 

(Sincere apologies for the long time between podcast episodes, everyone: I have been going LOOPY in lockdown and have been having a bit of a rough trot that stopped me doing very much at all. I am much better now though thank you. I hope you are ok too. The end. As you were.)

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My two shows and special filming at Chapel Off Chapel have been rescheduled to October 8th & 9th

WE ARE ALL IN THIS is scheduled for the Brisbane Comedy Festival in November

@MehreenFaruqi

mehreenfaruqi.org.au

Mehreen's book Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud is out now through Allen & Unwin

ARTICLE: Coalition supports Pauline Hanson motion to ban critical race theory teachings 

My episode with outgoing Greens Senator Rachel Siewert

Cause of the Week: Greyhound Rescue (greyhoundrescue.com.au)

 

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