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The Briefing

Australia’s fastest growing daily news podcast, The Briefing serves up the latest news headlines and a deep dive into a topic affecting you. All in under 20 minutes. Hosted by Tom Tilley and co-hosts Jan Fran, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette

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Season 3


Whateverism: what do millennials believe in?

One of the most startling statistics from last year’s census was for the first time, fewer than half of Australians identified as Christian. 90% of Australians identified as Christians back in 1966 - and the number has been in decline ever since. The data shows it’s millennials turning their back on God. Today’s guest is Andrew Singleton, Professor of Sociology and Social Research at Deakin University. He says millennials now subscribe to a set of beliefs he calls "Whateverism". So on today’s Briefing, we explore Whateverism – what it means, and how it will shape our future. Today's Headlines: - Floods continue to wreak havoc in Sydney - Interest rates to climb 0.5% - Kyrgios through to Wimbledon quarters - Possible fourth Covid shot for under-65s Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Whateverism: what do millennials believe in?

One of the most startling statistics from last year’s census was for the first time, fewer than half of Australians identified as Christian. 90% of Australians identified as Christians back in 1966 - and the number has been in decline ever since. The data shows it’s millennials turning their back on God. Today’s guest is Andrew Singleton, Professor of Sociology and Social Research at Deakin University. He says millennials now subscribe to a set of beliefs he calls "Whateverism". So on today’s Briefing, we explore Whateverism – what it means, and how it will shape our future. Today's Headlines: - Floods continue to wreak havoc in Sydney - Interest rates to climb 0.5% - Kyrgios through to Wimbledon quarters - Possible fourth Covid shot for under-65s Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:55

EP153 - S3

4 Jul 22

Why has crypto crashed?

Bitcoin made a splash when it was first introduced in 2009. Since then, investors have sunk billions of dollars into cryptocurrencies. Although they were touted as being a hedge against inflation, they’ve been acting as risk assets in the recent downturn – and their value has dived with the sharemarket.  Crypto’s price has fallen 70 percent since November. Paul Vigna, who writes on cryptocurrency for the Wall Street Journal, takes us through why the price has seen such a massive fall.  He also explains what the future of crypto looks like – and how it could potentially drive innovation.  The crypto crash on today’s Briefing and why it’s yet to become a global currency. Today's Headlines: - NSW residents hit by 4th flood in 18 months - PM visits Ukraine - Wimbledon: Kyrgios through to final 16 - Australia hits 10k covid deaths - Ash Barty named person of the year at NAIDOC Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why has crypto crashed?

Bitcoin made a splash when it was first introduced in 2009. Since then, investors have sunk billions of dollars into cryptocurrencies. Although they were touted as being a hedge against inflation, they’ve been acting as risk assets in the recent downturn – and their value has dived with the sharemarket.  Crypto’s price has fallen 70 percent since November. Paul Vigna, who writes on cryptocurrency for the Wall Street Journal, takes us through why the price has seen such a massive fall.  He also explains what the future of crypto looks like – and how it could potentially drive innovation.  The crypto crash on today’s Briefing and why it’s yet to become a global currency. Today's Headlines: - NSW residents hit by 4th flood in 18 months - PM visits Ukraine - Wimbledon: Kyrgios through to final 16 - Australia hits 10k covid deaths - Ash Barty named person of the year at NAIDOC Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:24

EP152 - S3

3 Jul 22

Mim Rizvi spills the secrets on her sister

Miriam Rizvi is one third of the ARIA award nominated children’s band, The Beanies. The Beanies also have a podcast on the LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts. In this conversation Jamila Rizvi interviews her little sister Mim. They dive into the pressures of growing up in a highly successful family, how imposter syndrome manifests in different ways and the lengths Mim went to supporting Jamila during a stay in hospital. For all the information on The Beanies upcoming live shows head to https://thebeanies.com.au/liveshows THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Only Murders in the Building – Season 2 on Disney+ WATCH: MasterChef Australia: Fan VS Favourites – Ten Play WATCH: Senior Year - Netflix READ: We’re not going back to the time before Roe. We’re going somewhere worse. - The New Yorker Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Mim Rizvi spills the secrets on her sister

Miriam Rizvi is one third of the ARIA award nominated children’s band, The Beanies. The Beanies also have a podcast on the LiSTNR app or wherever you get your podcasts. In this conversation Jamila Rizvi interviews her little sister Mim. They dive into the pressures of growing up in a highly successful family, how imposter syndrome manifests in different ways and the lengths Mim went to supporting Jamila during a stay in hospital. For all the information on The Beanies upcoming live shows head to https://thebeanies.com.au/liveshows THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Only Murders in the Building – Season 2 on Disney+ WATCH: MasterChef Australia: Fan VS Favourites – Ten Play WATCH: Senior Year - Netflix READ: We’re not going back to the time before Roe. We’re going somewhere worse. - The New Yorker Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

39:28

EP151 - S3

1 Jul 22

How music and faith helped an African Australian deal with life’s curveballs

Aussie music journalist Mawunyo Gbogbo has written a memoir taking us from where she was born in Ghana; to country NSW where she grew up; to how she became a music writer; and eventually to the bright lights of New York, the heart of hip hop. ‘Hip Hop and Hymns’ is about Mawunyo’s two great loves - music and her faith – and how both helped her confront life’s curve balls.  The memoir is about moving to Australia from Africa, and growing up Black in country New South Wales. It also tracks her tumultuous journey from a mining town to the epicentre of hip hop: New York. Today's Headlines: - PM to meet with French counterpart - July 1: What’s changing? - Guy Sebastian’s agent guilty of embezzlement - Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first black woman on US Supreme Court - Kyrgios’ wild upset at Wimbledon Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

How music and faith helped an African Australian deal with life’s curveballs

Aussie music journalist Mawunyo Gbogbo has written a memoir taking us from where she was born in Ghana; to country NSW where she grew up; to how she became a music writer; and eventually to the bright lights of New York, the heart of hip hop. ‘Hip Hop and Hymns’ is about Mawunyo’s two great loves - music and her faith – and how both helped her confront life’s curve balls.  The memoir is about moving to Australia from Africa, and growing up Black in country New South Wales. It also tracks her tumultuous journey from a mining town to the epicentre of hip hop: New York. Today's Headlines: - PM to meet with French counterpart - July 1: What’s changing? - Guy Sebastian’s agent guilty of embezzlement - Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first black woman on US Supreme Court - Kyrgios’ wild upset at Wimbledon Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:00

EP150 - S3

30 Jun 22

The deathbed confession of Jane Roe (from Roe v Wade)

America has been rocked by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade - the case that has protected the right to abortion in the US for almost 50 years.  Already, states are banning the procedure and it may be just weeks before half of the states across the US ban abortion.    In today’s episode of The Briefing, Nick Sweeney, an Australian born director of a documentary called AKA Jane Roe tells us the unbelievable story of a young Texan woman called Norma McCorvey – who was to become Jane Roe.  You won’t believe what Nick learned in the making of the documentary.  It left Americans reeling, and turned the entire saga on its head.  In today’s Briefing: the story behind the abortion case dividing America. Today's Headlines: - R Kelly sentenced to 30 years for sex trafficking - Secret Service agent considers testifying to defend Trump over Capital riots - France Terror attack trial concludes - Hannah Clarke’s family calls for more DV support across the country - Ride share agreement struck between Uber and unions Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The deathbed confession of Jane Roe (from Roe v Wade)

America has been rocked by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade - the case that has protected the right to abortion in the US for almost 50 years.  Already, states are banning the procedure and it may be just weeks before half of the states across the US ban abortion.    In today’s episode of The Briefing, Nick Sweeney, an Australian born director of a documentary called AKA Jane Roe tells us the unbelievable story of a young Texan woman called Norma McCorvey – who was to become Jane Roe.  You won’t believe what Nick learned in the making of the documentary.  It left Americans reeling, and turned the entire saga on its head.  In today’s Briefing: the story behind the abortion case dividing America. Today's Headlines: - R Kelly sentenced to 30 years for sex trafficking - Secret Service agent considers testifying to defend Trump over Capital riots - France Terror attack trial concludes - Hannah Clarke’s family calls for more DV support across the country - Ride share agreement struck between Uber and unions Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:59

EP149 - S3

29 Jun 22

Is Musk right? Is work from home dead?

The world watched on as Tesla founder Elon Musk told his staff working from home is over – and if they didn’t want to return to the office, they could look elsewhere for a job.  Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar came straight out and said any Tesla staffers looking for work would be welcome at Atlassian.  So is Musk right?  Is working from home dead?  Dr Libby Sander is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the founder and director of the Future of Work Project.  Libby says for so long big corporations were inflexible and saying remote working wasn't an option, but then quickly proved it can be thanks to the pandemic.    So now we’re no longer mandated to stay home to work and life is largely back to normal, what happens next? Is work from home really here to stay? And who does it truly benefit?  Today's Headlines: - Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years - FTA agreement with Europe on the cards - Australia hopes to reopen Kyiv embassy - 50+ dead in Texas people smuggling incident - Scottish independence vote 2023 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Is Musk right? Is work from home dead?

The world watched on as Tesla founder Elon Musk told his staff working from home is over – and if they didn’t want to return to the office, they could look elsewhere for a job.  Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar came straight out and said any Tesla staffers looking for work would be welcome at Atlassian.  So is Musk right?  Is working from home dead?  Dr Libby Sander is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the founder and director of the Future of Work Project.  Libby says for so long big corporations were inflexible and saying remote working wasn't an option, but then quickly proved it can be thanks to the pandemic.    So now we’re no longer mandated to stay home to work and life is largely back to normal, what happens next? Is work from home really here to stay? And who does it truly benefit?  Today's Headlines: - Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years - FTA agreement with Europe on the cards - Australia hopes to reopen Kyiv embassy - 50+ dead in Texas people smuggling incident - Scottish independence vote 2023 Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:48

EP148 - S3

28 Jun 22

The first day on the job for 35 new members of Parliament

So, you’ve been elected to Parliament.  What next?  How do you navigate the 75,000 square metres of Parliament House in Canberra?  Where do you get a coffee?  And where’s your office?  Annika Smethurst, the Age newspaper’s Victorian parliamentary correspondent and The Briefing’s Canberra insider, worked in the halls of federal parliament for more than a decade.  She explains what 35 new members of the House of Reps face as they start their new jobs today. They’ll be given an office, an advisor, and a showbag. So what’s it like to be a brand new MP? Today's Headlines: - PM to attend NATO summit - Census: Less than half the population is Christian - Dads could get 20 weeks leave - Teacher’s Pet creator on the stand - More protest action planned following Sydney traffic chaos Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The first day on the job for 35 new members of Parliament

So, you’ve been elected to Parliament.  What next?  How do you navigate the 75,000 square metres of Parliament House in Canberra?  Where do you get a coffee?  And where’s your office?  Annika Smethurst, the Age newspaper’s Victorian parliamentary correspondent and The Briefing’s Canberra insider, worked in the halls of federal parliament for more than a decade.  She explains what 35 new members of the House of Reps face as they start their new jobs today. They’ll be given an office, an advisor, and a showbag. So what’s it like to be a brand new MP? Today's Headlines: - PM to attend NATO summit - Census: Less than half the population is Christian - Dads could get 20 weeks leave - Teacher’s Pet creator on the stand - More protest action planned following Sydney traffic chaos Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:19

EP147 - S3

27 Jun 22

A new program for people who have attempted suicide

More than 3,000 Australians take their lives each year and a further 65,000 attempt suicide. A suicide aftercare service developed by Beyond Blue is helping to restore a sense of hope and belonging for people recovering after a suicidal crisis. Early evaluation findings show that measures of suicidality decreased 63% and psychological distress decreased 30% among those who participated in Beyond Blue’s The Way Back Service. Beyond Blue’s CEO Georgie Harman tells us how the service supports people who have been discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt with personalised, practical, one-on-one assistance in the community.  The program has helped more than 15,000 Australians in the wake of their suicide attempt. If you need to talk to someone, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or the new help line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 13 YARN (13 92 76) Today's Headlines: - PM heads to NATO - Crossbenchers angry over staff cut - 9 US states have already banned abortion - Blues win Origin II - NASA launches rocket from NT Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A new program for people who have attempted suicide

More than 3,000 Australians take their lives each year and a further 65,000 attempt suicide. A suicide aftercare service developed by Beyond Blue is helping to restore a sense of hope and belonging for people recovering after a suicidal crisis. Early evaluation findings show that measures of suicidality decreased 63% and psychological distress decreased 30% among those who participated in Beyond Blue’s The Way Back Service. Beyond Blue’s CEO Georgie Harman tells us how the service supports people who have been discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt with personalised, practical, one-on-one assistance in the community.  The program has helped more than 15,000 Australians in the wake of their suicide attempt. If you need to talk to someone, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or the new help line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 13 YARN (13 92 76) Today's Headlines: - PM heads to NATO - Crossbenchers angry over staff cut - 9 US states have already banned abortion - Blues win Origin II - NASA launches rocket from NT Follow The Briefing: Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:30

EP146 - S3

26 Jun 22

Art Simone says Aussie Drag does it differently.

The incredible Art Simone, fan favourite on Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under, joins us on this week’s episode of The Weekend Briefing. In this conversation Jamila and Art cover it all! Everything from Art’s early forays into drag, her shock elimination and return from Drag Race Down Under. Plus, they dive into what it is about Aussie drag that sets this country apart.

Art Simone says Aussie Drag does it differently.

The incredible Art Simone, fan favourite on Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under, joins us on this week’s episode of The Weekend Briefing. In this conversation Jamila and Art cover it all! Everything from Art’s early forays into drag, her shock elimination and return from Drag Race Down Under. Plus, they dive into what it is about Aussie drag that sets this country apart.

29:01

EP145 - S3

24 Jun 22

Avoiding passport hell

Pandemic restrictions have mostly lifted and Australians are gearing up to travel overseas. But many can’t get their passport to allow them to leave the country.  The queues to collect passports are hundreds of metres long, snaking outside passport offices in all capital cities. We’re joined by Amanda, a Briefing listener whose family had to cancel a holiday in Fiji because they couldn’t get passports in time; and Dean Long, a travel industry expert and CEO The Australian Federation of Travel Agents to unpack the crisis. On today’s Briefing, how the passport crisis emerged and what you can do to streamline the process and get your passport sooner rather than later. Today's Headlines: - PM to reset relationship with France - Damning new report on WA’s mining industry - Report into VIC’s Country Fire Authority reveals toxic culture - Senior MPs’ exodus from VIC government - New York’s new gun laws overruled Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Avoiding passport hell

Pandemic restrictions have mostly lifted and Australians are gearing up to travel overseas. But many can’t get their passport to allow them to leave the country.  The queues to collect passports are hundreds of metres long, snaking outside passport offices in all capital cities. We’re joined by Amanda, a Briefing listener whose family had to cancel a holiday in Fiji because they couldn’t get passports in time; and Dean Long, a travel industry expert and CEO The Australian Federation of Travel Agents to unpack the crisis. On today’s Briefing, how the passport crisis emerged and what you can do to streamline the process and get your passport sooner rather than later. Today's Headlines: - PM to reset relationship with France - Damning new report on WA’s mining industry - Report into VIC’s Country Fire Authority reveals toxic culture - Senior MPs’ exodus from VIC government - New York’s new gun laws overruled Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:33

EP144 - S3

23 Jun 22

The game-changing week for trans women in elite sport

It’s been a big week in international sport with FINA and the International Rugby League announcing bans on transgender athletes. It follows an announcement late last year from the International Olympic Committee that it would leave it up to individual sports to formulate policy on trans competitors. Trans athletes even surfaced as an election issue at the federal poll in May. Caroline Layt, a trans woman and former elite rugby league player joins us to tell us what the bans mean for trans athletes. Tracey Holmes, host of the ABC sport podcast The Ticket tells us what the bans mean for the future of other sports. On today’s Briefing, the trans athlete debate and why it’s become such a contentious issue.  Today's Headlines: - Energy market suspension ends - Earthquake kills thousands in Afghanistan - Swimming coach charged with historic sex offences - Landmark gig economy case results in $800k pay out - Sydney’s Crown casino to open its doors Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The game-changing week for trans women in elite sport

It’s been a big week in international sport with FINA and the International Rugby League announcing bans on transgender athletes. It follows an announcement late last year from the International Olympic Committee that it would leave it up to individual sports to formulate policy on trans competitors. Trans athletes even surfaced as an election issue at the federal poll in May. Caroline Layt, a trans woman and former elite rugby league player joins us to tell us what the bans mean for trans athletes. Tracey Holmes, host of the ABC sport podcast The Ticket tells us what the bans mean for the future of other sports. On today’s Briefing, the trans athlete debate and why it’s become such a contentious issue.  Today's Headlines: - Energy market suspension ends - Earthquake kills thousands in Afghanistan - Swimming coach charged with historic sex offences - Landmark gig economy case results in $800k pay out - Sydney’s Crown casino to open its doors Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:18

EP143 - S3

22 Jun 22

A new era in Australian space exploration

NASA is preparing to launch three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, scheduled for the end of this month and early July. Professor Melissa Zwart from Flinders University tells us the three rockets are “sounding” rockets. They won’t actually reach orbit, but they will collect scientific data.  It’s a big deal, it’s the first time NASA has conducted a rocket launch from a commercial facility outside the United States.  The traditional custodians of the land, the Gumatj people, support the project. Gumatj Corporation chair Djawa Yunupingu said the launch plans are “a step towards the future for our people”. What does NASA’s plans to launch rockets from the Northern Territory mean for the future of space research in Australia? Today's Headlines: - Higgins' trial delayed after Wilkinson's Logies speech - International Rugby League bans trans athletes - Energy market shutdown could be lifted - La Nina weather pattern ends Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A new era in Australian space exploration

NASA is preparing to launch three rockets from the Arnhem Space Centre in the Northern Territory, scheduled for the end of this month and early July. Professor Melissa Zwart from Flinders University tells us the three rockets are “sounding” rockets. They won’t actually reach orbit, but they will collect scientific data.  It’s a big deal, it’s the first time NASA has conducted a rocket launch from a commercial facility outside the United States.  The traditional custodians of the land, the Gumatj people, support the project. Gumatj Corporation chair Djawa Yunupingu said the launch plans are “a step towards the future for our people”. What does NASA’s plans to launch rockets from the Northern Territory mean for the future of space research in Australia? Today's Headlines: - Higgins' trial delayed after Wilkinson's Logies speech - International Rugby League bans trans athletes - Energy market shutdown could be lifted - La Nina weather pattern ends Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:16

EP142 - S3

21 Jun 22

Fossil fuel subsidies and the energy crisis

An energy crisis across Australia took us to the brink of blackouts last week.  A cold snap; the war in the Ukraine; and escalating global coal and gas prices formed a perfect storm where we were being urged to turn the dishwasher off.  The crisis prompted the market operator to suspend the short term market and take control over supply.  Mark Ludlow writes for the Australian Financial Review on energy.  He says the long term solution is renewables with storage, but how do we manage that transition whilst avoiding crises like last week’s.  The Energy Security Agency has proposed a capacity mechanism which would essentially keep quickly dispatchable power on standby for moments of shortfall.  So, how would it work and how likely is it to be passed by a Senate stacked with Greens and independents? Today's Headlines: - NSW and QLD reveal budgets - Greens slam proposed energy solution - Single Covid and flu jab nears final stage - Higgins rape trial could be delayed after Logies speech - Mixed reaction to FINA's trans policy Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Fossil fuel subsidies and the energy crisis

An energy crisis across Australia took us to the brink of blackouts last week.  A cold snap; the war in the Ukraine; and escalating global coal and gas prices formed a perfect storm where we were being urged to turn the dishwasher off.  The crisis prompted the market operator to suspend the short term market and take control over supply.  Mark Ludlow writes for the Australian Financial Review on energy.  He says the long term solution is renewables with storage, but how do we manage that transition whilst avoiding crises like last week’s.  The Energy Security Agency has proposed a capacity mechanism which would essentially keep quickly dispatchable power on standby for moments of shortfall.  So, how would it work and how likely is it to be passed by a Senate stacked with Greens and independents? Today's Headlines: - NSW and QLD reveal budgets - Greens slam proposed energy solution - Single Covid and flu jab nears final stage - Higgins rape trial could be delayed after Logies speech - Mixed reaction to FINA's trans policy Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:16

EP141 - S3

20 Jun 22

Teacher’s Pet: the Chris Dawson trial

It’s January 1982, Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother who worked as a nurse. Lyn Dawson goes missing shortly afterwards. Chris Dawson was charged with the 1982 murder of his wife, Lynette.  The cold case was at the center of widely popular investigative podcast series Teachers Pet, which focused on the disappearance and probable murder of the Sydney mother-of-two.   Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty. We're joined by the Australian's Matthew Condon to go behind the cold case that sparked the Teacher’s Pet Podcast and get the latest on the trial of Chris Dawson. Today's Headlines: - World swimming body rules on trans athletes - $2B to be paid out in Toyota class action - Too late to stop coalition jobseeker system - Assange faces extradition to UK - Hamish Blake wins Gold Logie Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Teacher’s Pet: the Chris Dawson trial

It’s January 1982, Lyn and Chris Dawson appear to have the perfect marriage. He's a star footballer and popular high school teacher. She's a devoted wife and mother who worked as a nurse. Lyn Dawson goes missing shortly afterwards. Chris Dawson was charged with the 1982 murder of his wife, Lynette.  The cold case was at the center of widely popular investigative podcast series Teachers Pet, which focused on the disappearance and probable murder of the Sydney mother-of-two.   Chris Dawson has pleaded not guilty. We're joined by the Australian's Matthew Condon to go behind the cold case that sparked the Teacher’s Pet Podcast and get the latest on the trial of Chris Dawson. Today's Headlines: - World swimming body rules on trans athletes - $2B to be paid out in Toyota class action - Too late to stop coalition jobseeker system - Assange faces extradition to UK - Hamish Blake wins Gold Logie Follow The Briefing Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:50

EP140 - S3

19 Jun 22

Pete Helliar is one funny dude

Pete Helliar is one seriously funny dude. He is also seriously busy. Pete is a regular host on The Project and the creator and star of 10's How To Stay Married. He has created and co-produced two series of the award winning It’s A Date for ABC TV. He hosts a podcast called You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, has written children’s books and his latest stand up special is streaming  on Paramount Plus now. But what is Pete about behind the smiles and the jokes? How much of his real life is channeled into his work? And why, even with enormous television success, does he continue to return to stand up?

Pete Helliar is one funny dude

Pete Helliar is one seriously funny dude. He is also seriously busy. Pete is a regular host on The Project and the creator and star of 10's How To Stay Married. He has created and co-produced two series of the award winning It’s A Date for ABC TV. He hosts a podcast called You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, has written children’s books and his latest stand up special is streaming  on Paramount Plus now. But what is Pete about behind the smiles and the jokes? How much of his real life is channeled into his work? And why, even with enormous television success, does he continue to return to stand up?

31:16

EP139 - S3

17 Jun 22

Tik Tok and the war against online drug trading

Tik Tok has been the fastest growing social media app ever. In just five years it has had over 2 billion downloads and now reports 1.6b regular users - about half of Facebook, already.  Many of its users are young and so there’s obviously concern that it's being used to sell and promote drugs.   Dr. James Martin is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University who specialises in the online drug trade. How concerned should we be about TikTok and where does it fit into the much bigger and more established world of online drug sales, namely the dark web and the encrypted messaging apps.   Today's Headlines Family and domestic violence leave to be introduced First national cabinet since election Russia sanctions 121 Australians Penny Wong to visit Solomon Islands Fresh day of evidence in Chris Dawson trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Tik Tok and the war against online drug trading

Tik Tok has been the fastest growing social media app ever. In just five years it has had over 2 billion downloads and now reports 1.6b regular users - about half of Facebook, already.  Many of its users are young and so there’s obviously concern that it's being used to sell and promote drugs.   Dr. James Martin is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University who specialises in the online drug trade. How concerned should we be about TikTok and where does it fit into the much bigger and more established world of online drug sales, namely the dark web and the encrypted messaging apps.   Today's Headlines Family and domestic violence leave to be introduced First national cabinet since election Russia sanctions 121 Australians Penny Wong to visit Solomon Islands Fresh day of evidence in Chris Dawson trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:44

EP138 - S3

16 Jun 22

The RBA's big mistake

The Reserve Bank of Australia provides forward guidance for the economy.  One of the key levers of fiscal policy is interest rate projections. RBA boss Philip Lowe predicted he couldn’t see interest rates rising before 2024 – and many Australians took out mortgages based on that advice.  Well we now know he was wrong.    John Kehoe, the economic editor at the Australian Financial Review, joins us to explain how and why Philip Lowe got it so wrong....and what the consequences will be in the housing market and the broader economy.    Philip Lowe conceded his comments were “embarrassing”.  Given so many Australians have massive mortgages, should he face consequences for his comments?  And what authority will his predictions have in the future.      Today's Headlines NSW and VIC commit to paid preschool year  Energy regulator suspends trading  PM to make fresh climate pledge  US federal reserve lifts rates  180,000 workers get minimum wage rise  Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The RBA's big mistake

The Reserve Bank of Australia provides forward guidance for the economy.  One of the key levers of fiscal policy is interest rate projections. RBA boss Philip Lowe predicted he couldn’t see interest rates rising before 2024 – and many Australians took out mortgages based on that advice.  Well we now know he was wrong.    John Kehoe, the economic editor at the Australian Financial Review, joins us to explain how and why Philip Lowe got it so wrong....and what the consequences will be in the housing market and the broader economy.    Philip Lowe conceded his comments were “embarrassing”.  Given so many Australians have massive mortgages, should he face consequences for his comments?  And what authority will his predictions have in the future.      Today's Headlines NSW and VIC commit to paid preschool year  Energy regulator suspends trading  PM to make fresh climate pledge  US federal reserve lifts rates  180,000 workers get minimum wage rise  Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

25:10

EP137 - S3

15 Jun 22

The four-day work week: a step closer to reality?

The concept of the four-day working week has been around for almost a century, but like the idea of working from home which needed a pandemic to make happen, the four-day week concept hasn’t really taken off in Australia until recently.    Researchers have found a four-day work week without a pay cut improves both productivity and a sense of wellbeing, less stress and burnout, and a better work-life balance among workers.    Joe O’Connor is the CEO of 4 Day Week Global who’s running a huge trial in the UK. Joe joins us on The Briefing to talk about the possibility of a four-day week taking off in Australia.   Today's Headlines Minimum wage decision imminent RBA warns of more rate pain + sharemarket spirals Power companies on notice Airport mask mandate lifted  Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The four-day work week: a step closer to reality?

The concept of the four-day working week has been around for almost a century, but like the idea of working from home which needed a pandemic to make happen, the four-day week concept hasn’t really taken off in Australia until recently.    Researchers have found a four-day work week without a pay cut improves both productivity and a sense of wellbeing, less stress and burnout, and a better work-life balance among workers.    Joe O’Connor is the CEO of 4 Day Week Global who’s running a huge trial in the UK. Joe joins us on The Briefing to talk about the possibility of a four-day week taking off in Australia.   Today's Headlines Minimum wage decision imminent RBA warns of more rate pain + sharemarket spirals Power companies on notice Airport mask mandate lifted  Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:20

EP136 - S3

14 Jun 22

Johann Hari and why you can't focus

Johann Hari’s new book Stolen Focus is all about the crisis in concentration sweeping the world. The book goes into why it’s happening, how much it’s affecting us, and what can be done to tackle the problem.   Johann joins us to explain there are so many things competing for our attention, it makes it really hard to focus. Can we fight back against it as individuals... by being more disciplined... or is there a bigger war we need to wage on the forces that are stealing our attention?   There is a lot we can do to change our own behaviour, but will it ever be enough when we’re up against the best engineers in the world, who work for the social media companies that so often fight for our focus.    Today's Headlines Australia qualifies for FIFA World Cup 2022 East coast facing power outages Trump had “no chance” of winning election Defence Minister forges ties with Japan Monique Ryan reports ‘racist, misogynistic’ letters to police Rebel Wilson: newspaper issues apology   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Johann Hari and why you can't focus

Johann Hari’s new book Stolen Focus is all about the crisis in concentration sweeping the world. The book goes into why it’s happening, how much it’s affecting us, and what can be done to tackle the problem.   Johann joins us to explain there are so many things competing for our attention, it makes it really hard to focus. Can we fight back against it as individuals... by being more disciplined... or is there a bigger war we need to wage on the forces that are stealing our attention?   There is a lot we can do to change our own behaviour, but will it ever be enough when we’re up against the best engineers in the world, who work for the social media companies that so often fight for our focus.    Today's Headlines Australia qualifies for FIFA World Cup 2022 East coast facing power outages Trump had “no chance” of winning election Defence Minister forges ties with Japan Monique Ryan reports ‘racist, misogynistic’ letters to police Rebel Wilson: newspaper issues apology   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:52

EP135 - S3

13 Jun 22

Is it time for Australia to become a Republic?

Australia’s new government has appointed an Assistant Minister for the Republic.  Matt Thistlethwaite has been tasked with taking the Labor Party’s policy of making Australia a republic from policy to reality.   Mr Thistlethwaite joins us on the Queen’s Birthday holiday to talk about what his plans for a republic, what our new nation’s leader would be called….and if we’ll get to KEEP our Queen’s birthday long weekend!! On today’s Briefing…is Australia going to become a republic?   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Is it time for Australia to become a Republic?

Australia’s new government has appointed an Assistant Minister for the Republic.  Matt Thistlethwaite has been tasked with taking the Labor Party’s policy of making Australia a republic from policy to reality.   Mr Thistlethwaite joins us on the Queen’s Birthday holiday to talk about what his plans for a republic, what our new nation’s leader would be called….and if we’ll get to KEEP our Queen’s birthday long weekend!! On today’s Briefing…is Australia going to become a republic?   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:46

EP134 - S3

12 Jun 22

Sophie Cachia - Then There Was Her

Sophie Cachia has always been in a rush. At twenty she met a bloke and fell in love, by age twenty-three she’d given birth to her first child, and within another year or two grew a formidable social media following for her account “The Young Mummy”. Then There Was Her is Sophie’s debut book. It’s intimate, illuminating and revealing - which might surprise readers given that so much of Sophie’s life has been lived publicly on Instagram. The book details Sophie’s catapult into the public eye and the identity crisis she was grappling with behind the shiny, happily married wife and mum of two kids image. It unpacks how Sophie lost and then found herself again in motherhood, and how she navigated her sexuality and fell in love all over again.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Sophie Cachia - Then There Was Her

Sophie Cachia has always been in a rush. At twenty she met a bloke and fell in love, by age twenty-three she’d given birth to her first child, and within another year or two grew a formidable social media following for her account “The Young Mummy”. Then There Was Her is Sophie’s debut book. It’s intimate, illuminating and revealing - which might surprise readers given that so much of Sophie’s life has been lived publicly on Instagram. The book details Sophie’s catapult into the public eye and the identity crisis she was grappling with behind the shiny, happily married wife and mum of two kids image. It unpacks how Sophie lost and then found herself again in motherhood, and how she navigated her sexuality and fell in love all over again.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

29:19

EP133 - S3

10 Jun 22

Toadie and the end of Neighbours

Filming on Australia’s longest-running television show Neighbours, finishes today…..after nearly 9,000 episodes, 63 weddings, 20 births and 68 deaths.   We’re joined by Ryan Moloney – who plays Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi to talk about the show’s legacy – and his plans for the future; and Andrew Mercardo – the TV reviewer and historian about why the show is ending and it’s place in the Australian psyche.   On today’s Briefing we look back on four decades of Neighbours with long-running cast member Toadie.   Today's Headlines ACT decriminalises drugs Russia sentences POWs to death Twitter to provide Elon Musk with bot data   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Toadie and the end of Neighbours

Filming on Australia’s longest-running television show Neighbours, finishes today…..after nearly 9,000 episodes, 63 weddings, 20 births and 68 deaths.   We’re joined by Ryan Moloney – who plays Jarrod "Toadfish" Rebecchi to talk about the show’s legacy – and his plans for the future; and Andrew Mercardo – the TV reviewer and historian about why the show is ending and it’s place in the Australian psyche.   On today’s Briefing we look back on four decades of Neighbours with long-running cast member Toadie.   Today's Headlines ACT decriminalises drugs Russia sentences POWs to death Twitter to provide Elon Musk with bot data   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:54

EP132 - S3

9 Jun 22

An Australian journalist locked up in a Chinese prison

Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been charged in a Chinese court of supplying state secrets. Detained since August 2020, her family and friends now say she’s been denied access to consular officials and prison officials have tightened her food supply.   Her partner, Nick Coyle joins us on the Briefing to talk about what the future looks like for Cheng Lei and what life is like for her behind bars in a Chinese prison.   With the Albanese government pledging to improve relations with Beijing, it’s time to lobby for the release of Cheng Lei, who is believed to be in a prison in Beijing.   Todays Headlines No silver bullet for the energy crisis Stripping citizenship law struck down Chinese Port of Darwin lease to be reviewed Qld wins Origin I   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

An Australian journalist locked up in a Chinese prison

Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been charged in a Chinese court of supplying state secrets. Detained since August 2020, her family and friends now say she’s been denied access to consular officials and prison officials have tightened her food supply.   Her partner, Nick Coyle joins us on the Briefing to talk about what the future looks like for Cheng Lei and what life is like for her behind bars in a Chinese prison.   With the Albanese government pledging to improve relations with Beijing, it’s time to lobby for the release of Cheng Lei, who is believed to be in a prison in Beijing.   Todays Headlines No silver bullet for the energy crisis Stripping citizenship law struck down Chinese Port of Darwin lease to be reviewed Qld wins Origin I   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:55

EP131 - S3

8 Jun 22

The massive inheritance being passed from Boomers to Millennials

In the next 20 years, almost 250 billion dollars will be transferred from baby boomers to Generations X, Y and Z.   We’re joined by Aleks Vickovich, the Wealth Editor at the Australian Financial Review to discuss what it means for the economy – and in particular young Australians hoping to buy their first home.   And with yesterday’s interest rate decision by the Reserve Bank….younger Australians are going to be watching the housing market, hoping prices fall to help them enter the market.   So what will the future look like with this massive transfer of wealth about to take place….and what can governments do to help younger Australians make the most of the windfall.   Todays Headlines Banks start to pass on rate rise Emergency meeting called to address energy crisis PM to meet with NZ counterpart China accuses Australia of “dangerous and provocative” acts Biloela family heads home   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The massive inheritance being passed from Boomers to Millennials

In the next 20 years, almost 250 billion dollars will be transferred from baby boomers to Generations X, Y and Z.   We’re joined by Aleks Vickovich, the Wealth Editor at the Australian Financial Review to discuss what it means for the economy – and in particular young Australians hoping to buy their first home.   And with yesterday’s interest rate decision by the Reserve Bank….younger Australians are going to be watching the housing market, hoping prices fall to help them enter the market.   So what will the future look like with this massive transfer of wealth about to take place….and what can governments do to help younger Australians make the most of the windfall.   Todays Headlines Banks start to pass on rate rise Emergency meeting called to address energy crisis PM to meet with NZ counterpart China accuses Australia of “dangerous and provocative” acts Biloela family heads home   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:22

EP130 - S3

7 Jun 22

What does Joe Biden have to do to curb US gun laws?

Will Joe Biden be the US President who actually changes gun culture in America?   19 students and two teachers were shot at an elementary school in Texas last week.  It was the 27th school shooting in the US this year.  It feels like every time it happens we hear the same calls for action on guns, AND the same rhetoric from the NRA and gun owners…..that the Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.  We’re joined by Farrah Tomazin, the US correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.   So where to now for Joe Biden?  What are his options…?  Could he be the US President who actually changes gun culture in the US once and for all?   Todays Headlines Boris Johnson faces no confidence motion Interest rate rise expected today PM pledges to meet Putin at G20 Submarine delays expected Italian Mafia infiltrates Australia’s crime gangs   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

What does Joe Biden have to do to curb US gun laws?

Will Joe Biden be the US President who actually changes gun culture in America?   19 students and two teachers were shot at an elementary school in Texas last week.  It was the 27th school shooting in the US this year.  It feels like every time it happens we hear the same calls for action on guns, AND the same rhetoric from the NRA and gun owners…..that the Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.  We’re joined by Farrah Tomazin, the US correspondent for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.   So where to now for Joe Biden?  What are his options…?  Could he be the US President who actually changes gun culture in the US once and for all?   Todays Headlines Boris Johnson faces no confidence motion Interest rate rise expected today PM pledges to meet Putin at G20 Submarine delays expected Italian Mafia infiltrates Australia’s crime gangs   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:40

EP129 - S3

6 Jun 22

A new LiSTNR podcast you might like.....

The LiSTNR team has launched a new podcast, Post: News In Five    Hosted by journalist and producer Ninah Kopel, Post: News In Five is a brand new, daily news short cast adapted from The Saturday Paper’s daily newsletter Post, written by Max Opray.  Each weekday morning, a five-minute episode will drop, bringing listeners up to speed on the top five news stories of the day. By 8.30am you will know what’s going on, why it’s going on and where it’s going next.    Add it to your LiSTNR playlist or subscribe where you find The Briefing each morning.

A new LiSTNR podcast you might like.....

The LiSTNR team has launched a new podcast, Post: News In Five    Hosted by journalist and producer Ninah Kopel, Post: News In Five is a brand new, daily news short cast adapted from The Saturday Paper’s daily newsletter Post, written by Max Opray.  Each weekday morning, a five-minute episode will drop, bringing listeners up to speed on the top five news stories of the day. By 8.30am you will know what’s going on, why it’s going on and where it’s going next.    Add it to your LiSTNR playlist or subscribe where you find The Briefing each morning.

01:22

EP128 - S3

6 Jun 22

Why some superstars have had enough of TikTok

In just 12 months, the video app TikTok has transformed the music industry….artists can reach audiences like never before.  Directly getting new music to their fans in seconds.  But some artists say they’re being told to create content purely for the short-attention span market of TikTok.  Halsey blew up last week after her record company insisted she create a FAKE post to promote a song she wanted to release.    We’re joined by Reuben Styles-Richards from Peking Duk who takes a hilarious approach to TikTok….and Cameron Adams, LiSTNR’s feature music writer who says record companies are using social media to fill the void created by no one buying albums anymore.   In today’s Briefing, TikTok’s growing influence in the global music industry and why musicians are unhappy about it.   Todays Headlines PM in Indonesia forging deeper ties Australia condemns Chinese jet confrontation Dutton reveals his shadow cabinet Queen’s Jubilee celebrations continue Nadal wins record 22nd grand slam   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why some superstars have had enough of TikTok

In just 12 months, the video app TikTok has transformed the music industry….artists can reach audiences like never before.  Directly getting new music to their fans in seconds.  But some artists say they’re being told to create content purely for the short-attention span market of TikTok.  Halsey blew up last week after her record company insisted she create a FAKE post to promote a song she wanted to release.    We’re joined by Reuben Styles-Richards from Peking Duk who takes a hilarious approach to TikTok….and Cameron Adams, LiSTNR’s feature music writer who says record companies are using social media to fill the void created by no one buying albums anymore.   In today’s Briefing, TikTok’s growing influence in the global music industry and why musicians are unhappy about it.   Todays Headlines PM in Indonesia forging deeper ties Australia condemns Chinese jet confrontation Dutton reveals his shadow cabinet Queen’s Jubilee celebrations continue Nadal wins record 22nd grand slam   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:28

EP127 - S3

5 Jun 22

Daniel & Luke - Yiayia next door

Daniel and Luke Mancuso are brothers who live in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. In 2010, after 23 years of marriage their parents separated. What followed was a campaign of intimidation and coercion by their father Paulino towards their mother Teresa. Hang up calls. Stalking. Threats. Rumors… Three years later, Daniel and Luke’s beloved mum was murdered at home by their father. These two remarkable young men have since moved back into what was once their family door and reconnected with their Greek neighbor Nina. Nina, or YiaYia, as she is known to Luke and Daniel, insists the boys are two skinny and over the past eight years she’s been passing home cooked meals to them over the fence. That relationship is now documented in a heart warming instagram and has since spawned a cookbook. https://www.yiayianextdoor.com.au/ Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Daniel & Luke - Yiayia next door

Daniel and Luke Mancuso are brothers who live in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. In 2010, after 23 years of marriage their parents separated. What followed was a campaign of intimidation and coercion by their father Paulino towards their mother Teresa. Hang up calls. Stalking. Threats. Rumors… Three years later, Daniel and Luke’s beloved mum was murdered at home by their father. These two remarkable young men have since moved back into what was once their family door and reconnected with their Greek neighbor Nina. Nina, or YiaYia, as she is known to Luke and Daniel, insists the boys are two skinny and over the past eight years she’s been passing home cooked meals to them over the fence. That relationship is now documented in a heart warming instagram and has since spawned a cookbook. https://www.yiayianextdoor.com.au/ Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

29:22

EP126 - S3

3 Jun 22

A Young Liberal’s brutal take on the election

The Liberal Party began its rebuilding process under new leader Peter Dutton this week.  The Young Liberals are the next generation of conservative politicians.  So what do young Liberals see as the future of the party - they will, after all, potentially be candidates for election for the Liberal Party in years to come.  What will the Liberal Party look like in 2030? Deyi Wu is President of the NSW Young Liberals.  Her brutal assessment of the election loss is both honest and troubling.  Deyi says the Liberals under Scott Morrison sought to divide the electorate and in doing so, drifted away from core Liberal policies. So in today’s Briefing…. the next generation of the Liberal Party’s assessment of Scott Morrison’s election loss, and what the party’s future should look like.   Todays Headlines Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations begin Gas supply crisis on the east coast Australia forges stronger ties with Samoa Amber Heard is planning an appeal against Johnny Depp Harvey Weinstein loses appeal   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A Young Liberal’s brutal take on the election

The Liberal Party began its rebuilding process under new leader Peter Dutton this week.  The Young Liberals are the next generation of conservative politicians.  So what do young Liberals see as the future of the party - they will, after all, potentially be candidates for election for the Liberal Party in years to come.  What will the Liberal Party look like in 2030? Deyi Wu is President of the NSW Young Liberals.  Her brutal assessment of the election loss is both honest and troubling.  Deyi says the Liberals under Scott Morrison sought to divide the electorate and in doing so, drifted away from core Liberal policies. So in today’s Briefing…. the next generation of the Liberal Party’s assessment of Scott Morrison’s election loss, and what the party’s future should look like.   Todays Headlines Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations begin Gas supply crisis on the east coast Australia forges stronger ties with Samoa Amber Heard is planning an appeal against Johnny Depp Harvey Weinstein loses appeal   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:07

EP125 - S3

2 Jun 22

A reminder what the Uluru Statement actually is

New Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a referendum on the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  So what is it?  What will Australians be voting on? The Statement itself calls for an Aboriginal voice to parliament and a Makarrata Commission, a process of agreement making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about their history.  It came from a convention bringing together over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders at the foot of Uluru.   Thomas Mayor wasone of the 250 signatories.  He’s written a book on his 18-month journey taking the statement all across Australia.  The book is Finding the Heart of the Nation. On today’s Briefing, what is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?  And will it finally provide a voice for the people of Australia’s First Nations?   Todays Headlines Johnny Depp v Amber Heard verdict Treasurer warns of tough economic outlook PM creates super climate portfolio Foreign minister heads to Pacific again   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A reminder what the Uluru Statement actually is

New Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a referendum on the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  So what is it?  What will Australians be voting on? The Statement itself calls for an Aboriginal voice to parliament and a Makarrata Commission, a process of agreement making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about their history.  It came from a convention bringing together over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders at the foot of Uluru.   Thomas Mayor wasone of the 250 signatories.  He’s written a book on his 18-month journey taking the statement all across Australia.  The book is Finding the Heart of the Nation. On today’s Briefing, what is the Uluru Statement from the Heart?  And will it finally provide a voice for the people of Australia’s First Nations?   Todays Headlines Johnny Depp v Amber Heard verdict Treasurer warns of tough economic outlook PM creates super climate portfolio Foreign minister heads to Pacific again   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:45

EP124 - S3

1 Jun 22

Dave Sharma on the Liberal electoral failure

The Liberal Party has a new leader – and an uncertain future.  Australia voted to send a message in last month’s election….the Morrison government was out of touch and no longer listening.   Dave Sharma was defeated by Allegra Spender, one of the so-called ‘teal independents’ in the Sydney seat of Wentworth.    In today’s Briefing…Dave Sharma explains how and why the Liberals lost touch with the electorate and if he believes the party’s new leader Peter Dutton is the man to lead the party out of the wilderness.   Todays Headlines PM unveils new ministry Shanghai’s lockdown finally over EU puts Russian oil sanctions in place Major milestone in single use plastic Kevin Spacey to fight sexual abuse charges in UK   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Dave Sharma on the Liberal electoral failure

The Liberal Party has a new leader – and an uncertain future.  Australia voted to send a message in last month’s election….the Morrison government was out of touch and no longer listening.   Dave Sharma was defeated by Allegra Spender, one of the so-called ‘teal independents’ in the Sydney seat of Wentworth.    In today’s Briefing…Dave Sharma explains how and why the Liberals lost touch with the electorate and if he believes the party’s new leader Peter Dutton is the man to lead the party out of the wilderness.   Todays Headlines PM unveils new ministry Shanghai’s lockdown finally over EU puts Russian oil sanctions in place Major milestone in single use plastic Kevin Spacey to fight sexual abuse charges in UK   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:06

EP123 - S3

31 May 22

Should we be worried about 'flu-rona'?

Everyone knows someone who’s been floored by the flu. And many say this flu virus is the worst they’ve ever experienced. They say they feel way worse than when they had covid.    Medical experts are worried about how quickly this so-called ‘super flu’ is spreading - particularly in Victoria.    Cases have tripled, meaning some schools have had to go back to at home learning - and  a lot of sporting teams are being affected - Collingwood lost their captain recently, and a Western Bulldogs player has been sidelined for more than four weeks with it.    Dr Paul Griffin is an infectious diseases expert at the University of Queensland and Dr Paul explains fit, healthy people who are getting really sick.    So, what do we need to know about this flu?   Todays Headlines Labor to form majority government New Nats leader wants a greater voice China suffers Pacific setback Mike Cannon-Brookes’ AGL victory Polar blast lashes Australia’s south east   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Should we be worried about 'flu-rona'?

Everyone knows someone who’s been floored by the flu. And many say this flu virus is the worst they’ve ever experienced. They say they feel way worse than when they had covid.    Medical experts are worried about how quickly this so-called ‘super flu’ is spreading - particularly in Victoria.    Cases have tripled, meaning some schools have had to go back to at home learning - and  a lot of sporting teams are being affected - Collingwood lost their captain recently, and a Western Bulldogs player has been sidelined for more than four weeks with it.    Dr Paul Griffin is an infectious diseases expert at the University of Queensland and Dr Paul explains fit, healthy people who are getting really sick.    So, what do we need to know about this flu?   Todays Headlines Labor to form majority government New Nats leader wants a greater voice China suffers Pacific setback Mike Cannon-Brookes’ AGL victory Polar blast lashes Australia’s south east   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:51

EP122 - S3

30 May 22

Menstruation leave in Australia

Menstruation is having a bit of a moment in Australia.  Victoria and South Australia made tampons and pads free last year. The federal government poured $58 million into endometriosis from this year’s budget.     But with Spain becoming the first European nation to take steps to provide paid leave for period pain and new Aussie research finding that 1 in 3 women feel the need to hide their pain or endometriosis diagnosis from their employer– could we – and should we – be doing more?    On today’s episode of The Briefing Antoinette Lattouf catches up with Dr Mike Armour  about his new research and chats to women’s health author and podcaster Yumi Stynes.   Todays Headlines Liberals and Nats choose their leaders today  Labor on track for majority government   China delegation to meet Pacific leaders today  Second Aussie ever wins a cycling grand tour    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Menstruation leave in Australia

Menstruation is having a bit of a moment in Australia.  Victoria and South Australia made tampons and pads free last year. The federal government poured $58 million into endometriosis from this year’s budget.     But with Spain becoming the first European nation to take steps to provide paid leave for period pain and new Aussie research finding that 1 in 3 women feel the need to hide their pain or endometriosis diagnosis from their employer– could we – and should we – be doing more?    On today’s episode of The Briefing Antoinette Lattouf catches up with Dr Mike Armour  about his new research and chats to women’s health author and podcaster Yumi Stynes.   Todays Headlines Liberals and Nats choose their leaders today  Labor on track for majority government   China delegation to meet Pacific leaders today  Second Aussie ever wins a cycling grand tour    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:01

EP121 - S3

29 May 22

Laura Henshaw is making us healthier

Laura Henshaw looks like a model. But when she speaks? She defies all those stereotypes about what a woman who has been beautiful for a living might be. Laura started modelling at nineteen and when she was in Europe for a shoot was introduced to fellow model and now business partner Steph Claire Smith. The two became fast friends and have since built a remarkable business called Keep it Cleaner which is now a leading Australian health & fitness app that delivers a holistic wellness program to your pocket - minus the body shaming of similar products.  You can kickstart your health journey with the keep it cleaner app, now with their new workout routine - Barre, available on the appstore and google play. https://keepitcleaner.com/   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Laura Henshaw is making us healthier

Laura Henshaw looks like a model. But when she speaks? She defies all those stereotypes about what a woman who has been beautiful for a living might be. Laura started modelling at nineteen and when she was in Europe for a shoot was introduced to fellow model and now business partner Steph Claire Smith. The two became fast friends and have since built a remarkable business called Keep it Cleaner which is now a leading Australian health & fitness app that delivers a holistic wellness program to your pocket - minus the body shaming of similar products.  You can kickstart your health journey with the keep it cleaner app, now with their new workout routine - Barre, available on the appstore and google play. https://keepitcleaner.com/   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

32:48

EP120 - S3

27 May 22

Greensland: the rise of the Greens at election 2022

Everyone’s talking about the Labor Party’s big win in last weekend’s election.  But the Greens too, have had an incredibly successful campaign, looking to pick up at least three seats in the House of Reps and a swag of seats in the Senate.   Greens leader – and member for Melbourne – Adam Bandt joins us to explain why voters turned away from the big parties to cast their votes with the Greens….particularly in Queensland.   On today’s Briefing, how did the Sunshine State end up being ‘Greensland’?   Todays Headlines Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault Penny Wong begins campaign to woo Pacific nations Soaring power prices to add to cost of living pressures NRA to hold annual conference in same state as school massacre German Chancellor Scholz says Putin cannot win the war   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Greensland: the rise of the Greens at election 2022

Everyone’s talking about the Labor Party’s big win in last weekend’s election.  But the Greens too, have had an incredibly successful campaign, looking to pick up at least three seats in the House of Reps and a swag of seats in the Senate.   Greens leader – and member for Melbourne – Adam Bandt joins us to explain why voters turned away from the big parties to cast their votes with the Greens….particularly in Queensland.   On today’s Briefing, how did the Sunshine State end up being ‘Greensland’?   Todays Headlines Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault Penny Wong begins campaign to woo Pacific nations Soaring power prices to add to cost of living pressures NRA to hold annual conference in same state as school massacre German Chancellor Scholz says Putin cannot win the war   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:01

EP119 - S3

26 May 22

The Liberal Party's problem with women

Women voted to send Scott Morrison a message on Saturday: the Liberal Party has a problem with women….and his government was going to pay for it.   Today’s Briefing takes a deep dive on how - and more importantly why - women turned their back on the Liberal Party (without necessarily flocking to Labor) and backed ‘teal independents’ at the 2022 federal election, changing the face of the federal parliament.  We’re joined by former Liberal staffer Rachelle Miller who talks about the Liberal Party losing its way – and the long road it faces in turning the party around.   On today’s Briefing….the Liberal Party’s problem with women.   Todays Headlines US mourns victims of another mass school shooting Dutton confirms tilt at Libs leadership Wong flying to Fiji to sure up Pacific Kate Moss testifies for Johnny Depp   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The Liberal Party's problem with women

Women voted to send Scott Morrison a message on Saturday: the Liberal Party has a problem with women….and his government was going to pay for it.   Today’s Briefing takes a deep dive on how - and more importantly why - women turned their back on the Liberal Party (without necessarily flocking to Labor) and backed ‘teal independents’ at the 2022 federal election, changing the face of the federal parliament.  We’re joined by former Liberal staffer Rachelle Miller who talks about the Liberal Party losing its way – and the long road it faces in turning the party around.   On today’s Briefing….the Liberal Party’s problem with women.   Todays Headlines US mourns victims of another mass school shooting Dutton confirms tilt at Libs leadership Wong flying to Fiji to sure up Pacific Kate Moss testifies for Johnny Depp   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:13

EP118 - S3

25 May 22

Could the Biloela Tamil family finally be on their way home?

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades came to Australia separately by boat from Sri Lanka a decade ago.  They met in detention and were given bridging visas before moving to Biloela, a small town in central Queensland. They worked there, their two daughters were born there, and they became much loved members of the community.     But when their bridging visas ran out in 2018, they were removed by border force and sent to Christmas Island detention centre - sparking huge protests.   Angela Fredericks is a friend and advocate who has campaigned tirelessly to have the family returned to Biloela.    The ALP repeatedly promised it would clear the way for the family to return home if it won the federal election.  So what’s the future look like for Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharnicaa?    Todays Headlines Albanese urges China to lift Australia trade bans  China Foreign Minister to visit eight Pacific nations  Investigation over weekend asylum seeker boat turnback  Flu on the march prompting free vaccines  Queen’s surprise visit to Chelsea Flower Show    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Could the Biloela Tamil family finally be on their way home?

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades came to Australia separately by boat from Sri Lanka a decade ago.  They met in detention and were given bridging visas before moving to Biloela, a small town in central Queensland. They worked there, their two daughters were born there, and they became much loved members of the community.     But when their bridging visas ran out in 2018, they were removed by border force and sent to Christmas Island detention centre - sparking huge protests.   Angela Fredericks is a friend and advocate who has campaigned tirelessly to have the family returned to Biloela.    The ALP repeatedly promised it would clear the way for the family to return home if it won the federal election.  So what’s the future look like for Priya, Nades, Kopika and Tharnicaa?    Todays Headlines Albanese urges China to lift Australia trade bans  China Foreign Minister to visit eight Pacific nations  Investigation over weekend asylum seeker boat turnback  Flu on the march prompting free vaccines  Queen’s surprise visit to Chelsea Flower Show    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:48

EP117 - S3

24 May 22

How much power will the 'teal independents' have?

The big story out of the weekend’s federal election is the so-called ‘teal independents’.  Six women elected in key Liberal seats by campaigning for more action on climate change, greater focus on integrity in government and the electorate having a bigger say in how the country is run.    Kylea Tink won the long-held Liberal seat of North Sydney.  In this episode of the Briefing, we find out why Kylea decided to run....what she hopes to achieve....and what the next three years will look like IF the ALP doesn’t win with a majority to govern in its own right.    So on this episode of The Briefing....the teal wave....will it bring greater accountability to Canberra?    Todays Headlines New PM Albanese arrives in Japan for Quad meeting Labor edging closer to majority in House of Reps Dutton front-runner to lead Libs Kate Moss expected to front Heard/Depp trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

How much power will the 'teal independents' have?

The big story out of the weekend’s federal election is the so-called ‘teal independents’.  Six women elected in key Liberal seats by campaigning for more action on climate change, greater focus on integrity in government and the electorate having a bigger say in how the country is run.    Kylea Tink won the long-held Liberal seat of North Sydney.  In this episode of the Briefing, we find out why Kylea decided to run....what she hopes to achieve....and what the next three years will look like IF the ALP doesn’t win with a majority to govern in its own right.    So on this episode of The Briefing....the teal wave....will it bring greater accountability to Canberra?    Todays Headlines New PM Albanese arrives in Japan for Quad meeting Labor edging closer to majority in House of Reps Dutton front-runner to lead Libs Kate Moss expected to front Heard/Depp trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:16

EP116 - S3

23 May 22

What happened to the Liberal Party with Annika Smethurst

The election is done and dusted.....    Anthony Albanese has claimed an historic win – becoming only the fourth Labor leader to take the ALP to government from opposition. On today’s Briefing, we’re joined by The Age’s political correspondent and the Briefing’s Canberra reporter, Annika Smethurst.     Annika will explain how and why Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party were wiped out in an election whitewash......and if the teal independents are the new political power in Australia.   Todays Headlines Albanese to be sworn in as PM today Liberal Party in tatters after 'teal' wipeout Biden: “everyone should be concerned about monkeypox”  Seized Ukraine fighters facing tribunal  Ariarne Titmus sets world record    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

What happened to the Liberal Party with Annika Smethurst

The election is done and dusted.....    Anthony Albanese has claimed an historic win – becoming only the fourth Labor leader to take the ALP to government from opposition. On today’s Briefing, we’re joined by The Age’s political correspondent and the Briefing’s Canberra reporter, Annika Smethurst.     Annika will explain how and why Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party were wiped out in an election whitewash......and if the teal independents are the new political power in Australia.   Todays Headlines Albanese to be sworn in as PM today Liberal Party in tatters after 'teal' wipeout Biden: “everyone should be concerned about monkeypox”  Seized Ukraine fighters facing tribunal  Ariarne Titmus sets world record    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:29

EP115 - S3

22 May 22

Yael Stone says green is the new black

Yael Stone took the world by storm, as Lorna Morello on the hugely popular Netflix original Orange is the New Black.   After Orange is the New Black ended, Yael made international headlines when she alleged that actor Geoffrey Rush had behaved inappropriately towards her during the production of The Diary of a Madman. He denied the allegations and separately won defamation proceedings against The Daily Telegraph, and was awarded record damages by the court. In 2019, Yael was back home in Australia, expecting the birth of her daughter. The summer bushfires that would close out that year prompted her to take a new path. Setting acting to the side and pursuing advocacy and action to prevent dangerous climate change.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Yael Stone discuss life after Orange is the New Black, motherhood, her allegations against a fellow actor and her new career path, helping to find solutions against the climate crisis.   Yael is the founding director for the non-for-profit group, Hi Neighbour. This volunteer organisation is energised with the power of the past and excitement for the future.   You can find out more info about her newly found organisation Hi Neighbour here: www.hineighbour.com.au   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Yael Stone says green is the new black

Yael Stone took the world by storm, as Lorna Morello on the hugely popular Netflix original Orange is the New Black.   After Orange is the New Black ended, Yael made international headlines when she alleged that actor Geoffrey Rush had behaved inappropriately towards her during the production of The Diary of a Madman. He denied the allegations and separately won defamation proceedings against The Daily Telegraph, and was awarded record damages by the court. In 2019, Yael was back home in Australia, expecting the birth of her daughter. The summer bushfires that would close out that year prompted her to take a new path. Setting acting to the side and pursuing advocacy and action to prevent dangerous climate change.   In this conversation Jamila Rizvi and Yael Stone discuss life after Orange is the New Black, motherhood, her allegations against a fellow actor and her new career path, helping to find solutions against the climate crisis.   Yael is the founding director for the non-for-profit group, Hi Neighbour. This volunteer organisation is energised with the power of the past and excitement for the future.   You can find out more info about her newly found organisation Hi Neighbour here: www.hineighbour.com.au   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

35:46

EP114 - S3

20 May 22

Your verdict on tomorrow's election

Australia heads to the polls tomorrow to elect the 47th Parliament of Australia.  Labor is ahead of the Coalition in the polls, but the margins have narrowed this week.    Ben Raue from tallyroom.com.au joins us to explain what seats to watch, what seats have traditionally been key to winning government....and how important it is, that you cast your vote.  Some of our Briefing listeners join the debate as well.    Grab a democracy sausage....grab a pencil....and cast your vote in tomorrow’s election.  (or a haloumi sandwich)   Todays Headlines Electoral race tightens  Dawson trial continues NSW passes voluntary euthanasia laws  Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks swimming record    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Your verdict on tomorrow's election

Australia heads to the polls tomorrow to elect the 47th Parliament of Australia.  Labor is ahead of the Coalition in the polls, but the margins have narrowed this week.    Ben Raue from tallyroom.com.au joins us to explain what seats to watch, what seats have traditionally been key to winning government....and how important it is, that you cast your vote.  Some of our Briefing listeners join the debate as well.    Grab a democracy sausage....grab a pencil....and cast your vote in tomorrow’s election.  (or a haloumi sandwich)   Todays Headlines Electoral race tightens  Dawson trial continues NSW passes voluntary euthanasia laws  Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks swimming record    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:17

EP113 - S3

19 May 22

An election cheat sheet if you tuned out ages ago

What do I do when I get handed the two ballot papers on election day?  One is the size of a tablecloth...and the other makes no sense at all.   AND what key policies should I consider before I cast my vote?   Annika Smethurst joins Antoinette Lattouf on today’s Briefing to take us through the issues that matter pre-election day.  Annika not only goes through the policies.....but also explains how the parliament works.....and why it’s so important to make sure you vote correctly.   So, on today’s Briefing.....an election cheat sheet if you tuned out ages ago.   Todays Headlines Campaign update: real wages Key witness in Dawson trial speaks Inquiry launched into the case of Australia’s “worst female serial killer” Russian pleads guilty in first war crime trial Cody Simpson books spot in Commonwealth games   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

An election cheat sheet if you tuned out ages ago

What do I do when I get handed the two ballot papers on election day?  One is the size of a tablecloth...and the other makes no sense at all.   AND what key policies should I consider before I cast my vote?   Annika Smethurst joins Antoinette Lattouf on today’s Briefing to take us through the issues that matter pre-election day.  Annika not only goes through the policies.....but also explains how the parliament works.....and why it’s so important to make sure you vote correctly.   So, on today’s Briefing.....an election cheat sheet if you tuned out ages ago.   Todays Headlines Campaign update: real wages Key witness in Dawson trial speaks Inquiry launched into the case of Australia’s “worst female serial killer” Russian pleads guilty in first war crime trial Cody Simpson books spot in Commonwealth games   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

25:32

EP112 - S3

18 May 22

Housing policy bonanza: will it actually help young people?

In this election, it finally feels like young first home buyers are front and centre with both major parties trying to woo voters with some bold new ideas they’re promising will go some way to easing the affordability crisis.  From the Coalition’s superannuation scheme to Labor’s shared equity arrangement - these are policy areas where both sides are actually differing in a major way.      Eliza Owen, CoreLogic's head of Residential Research explains how these schemes work, what would they mean for the market - and do any of them actually move the needle forward if you’re looking to buy your first home.      Will this year's election policies, compared to other recent campaigns, finally provide young people with help in buying their first home?    Todays Headlines Race tightens in latest poll Campaign trail update Mariupol under Russian control Youngest Aussie climbs Mount Everest   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Housing policy bonanza: will it actually help young people?

In this election, it finally feels like young first home buyers are front and centre with both major parties trying to woo voters with some bold new ideas they’re promising will go some way to easing the affordability crisis.  From the Coalition’s superannuation scheme to Labor’s shared equity arrangement - these are policy areas where both sides are actually differing in a major way.      Eliza Owen, CoreLogic's head of Residential Research explains how these schemes work, what would they mean for the market - and do any of them actually move the needle forward if you’re looking to buy your first home.      Will this year's election policies, compared to other recent campaigns, finally provide young people with help in buying their first home?    Todays Headlines Race tightens in latest poll Campaign trail update Mariupol under Russian control Youngest Aussie climbs Mount Everest   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:23

EP111 - S3

17 May 22

Intermittent fasting: myth or genius hack

Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule.   It’s touted as a way to manage your weight and prevent — or even reverse — some forms of disease.    Professor Lauren Williams, a nutritionist and dietician from Griffith University joins us to explain the first big-time intermittent fasting diet was the 5-2 diet, where you eat restricted calories for two days…on the other five you eat what you like…but keep calories pretty low.  These days there’s 16-8, where you don’t eat at ALL for 16 hours….and only eat between say, 10am and 6pm….outside that window, you’re fasting.   Some people swear by it, others say it simply didn't work.   So, in this episode of The Briefing, is intermittent fasting a myth, or a genius hack.    Todays Headlines LNP defends housing policy PM could continue leading LNP following election loss Chris Dawson: Defence heard for the first time North Korea admits Covid is out of control   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Intermittent fasting: myth or genius hack

Intermittent fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule.   It’s touted as a way to manage your weight and prevent — or even reverse — some forms of disease.    Professor Lauren Williams, a nutritionist and dietician from Griffith University joins us to explain the first big-time intermittent fasting diet was the 5-2 diet, where you eat restricted calories for two days…on the other five you eat what you like…but keep calories pretty low.  These days there’s 16-8, where you don’t eat at ALL for 16 hours….and only eat between say, 10am and 6pm….outside that window, you’re fasting.   Some people swear by it, others say it simply didn't work.   So, in this episode of The Briefing, is intermittent fasting a myth, or a genius hack.    Todays Headlines LNP defends housing policy PM could continue leading LNP following election loss Chris Dawson: Defence heard for the first time North Korea admits Covid is out of control   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:26

EP110 - S3

16 May 22

Nuclear energy: the good, the bad and the ugly

In almost all energy debates in Australia you never hear about nuclear energy, even though it has a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels, such as coal,  and even though we are the world’s third-largest uranium producer after Kazakhstan and Canada. Mick Foley - climate and energy correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald tells us other countries – like the US, France and the UK - have embraced it.   So on this episode of The Briefing we’re asking, why hasn’t it quite taken off here.  The good, the bad and the ugly of nuclear energy.   Todays Headlines Scott Morrison’s pitch to younger voters US shooting to be treated as hate crime Tributes continue after Andrew Symonds' death  Shanghai businesses begin to reopen Ukraine wins Eurovision    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Nuclear energy: the good, the bad and the ugly

In almost all energy debates in Australia you never hear about nuclear energy, even though it has a lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels, such as coal,  and even though we are the world’s third-largest uranium producer after Kazakhstan and Canada. Mick Foley - climate and energy correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald tells us other countries – like the US, France and the UK - have embraced it.   So on this episode of The Briefing we’re asking, why hasn’t it quite taken off here.  The good, the bad and the ugly of nuclear energy.   Todays Headlines Scott Morrison’s pitch to younger voters US shooting to be treated as hate crime Tributes continue after Andrew Symonds' death  Shanghai businesses begin to reopen Ukraine wins Eurovision    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:03

EP109 - S3

15 May 22

Craig Foster on the human lottery

Craig Foster was Australia’s 419th Socceroo and 40th Captain of our national men’s soccer side. He’s since had an illustrious career as a sports analyst and broadcaster. Craig Foster has always been passionate and dedicated to social justice. He’s campaigned for an Australian Republic, better support services for the homeless, Indigenous rights and self determination and for action to prevent dangerous climate change. In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and Craig Foster discuss life after football, his advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the role this issue may play in the upcoming federal election.   THE WEEKEND LIST: LISTEN: The Kardashians (Disney+) LISTEN: Big Brother (7 Network) WATCH: Old Enough(Netflix) WATCH: Tomorrow Tonight (ABC)   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Craig Foster on the human lottery

Craig Foster was Australia’s 419th Socceroo and 40th Captain of our national men’s soccer side. He’s since had an illustrious career as a sports analyst and broadcaster. Craig Foster has always been passionate and dedicated to social justice. He’s campaigned for an Australian Republic, better support services for the homeless, Indigenous rights and self determination and for action to prevent dangerous climate change. In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and Craig Foster discuss life after football, his advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the role this issue may play in the upcoming federal election.   THE WEEKEND LIST: LISTEN: The Kardashians (Disney+) LISTEN: Big Brother (7 Network) WATCH: Old Enough(Netflix) WATCH: Tomorrow Tonight (ABC)   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

33:10

EP108 - S3

13 May 22

Are you the black sheep? Voting against family tradition

What happens when your political leanings completely contradict those of your family and friends?        In 2019 the Coalition received more voted from older Australians while younger Aussies favour the Greens/Labor parties.  We’re joined by Briefing listeners Lauren, Laura and Finn…who are black sheep, and Wyatt Roy, the former MP for Longman in QLD, who was from a Labor family who became the youngest MP ever voted to Parliament – for the Liberal Party.      On this episode of the Briefing, how to survive as the political ‘black sheep’ of the family.    Todays Headlines Libs and ALP pitch new policies with just over a week to go in campaign Australia to host Rugby world cup  Queensland’s south east hit with more rain  WA posts bumper budget  Finland to join NATO    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Are you the black sheep? Voting against family tradition

What happens when your political leanings completely contradict those of your family and friends?        In 2019 the Coalition received more voted from older Australians while younger Aussies favour the Greens/Labor parties.  We’re joined by Briefing listeners Lauren, Laura and Finn…who are black sheep, and Wyatt Roy, the former MP for Longman in QLD, who was from a Labor family who became the youngest MP ever voted to Parliament – for the Liberal Party.      On this episode of the Briefing, how to survive as the political ‘black sheep’ of the family.    Todays Headlines Libs and ALP pitch new policies with just over a week to go in campaign Australia to host Rugby world cup  Queensland’s south east hit with more rain  WA posts bumper budget  Finland to join NATO    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:00

EP107 - S3

12 May 22

TikTok trial: Amber Heard v Johnny Depp

Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are embroiled in a bitter court battle - and it's all playing out like a pretty disturbing film. Both sides of the dispute argue they’re the victims ….with Depp suing Heard for $50m and Heard countersuing for $100m.   Depp claims he was defamed in an op-ed article Heard wrote in the Washington Post where she claimed to have been the victim of domestic violence.   Rolling Stone magazine’s Tatiana Siegel has been reporting on the case since day one.  She joins us to provide the history….and predictions on what’s likely to happen when the trial resumes next week.   In this episode of the Briefing, what’s at stake in the Depp v Heard trial....and who is likely to be the winner – or loser.   Todays Headlines Anthony Albanese wins the third leaders debate Education Minister Alan Tudge to return to cabinet Craig McLachlan back in the witness box today UK and Sweden sign security pact Calls for WA to reintroduce mask mandate   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

TikTok trial: Amber Heard v Johnny Depp

Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are embroiled in a bitter court battle - and it's all playing out like a pretty disturbing film. Both sides of the dispute argue they’re the victims ….with Depp suing Heard for $50m and Heard countersuing for $100m.   Depp claims he was defamed in an op-ed article Heard wrote in the Washington Post where she claimed to have been the victim of domestic violence.   Rolling Stone magazine’s Tatiana Siegel has been reporting on the case since day one.  She joins us to provide the history….and predictions on what’s likely to happen when the trial resumes next week.   In this episode of the Briefing, what’s at stake in the Depp v Heard trial....and who is likely to be the winner – or loser.   Todays Headlines Anthony Albanese wins the third leaders debate Education Minister Alan Tudge to return to cabinet Craig McLachlan back in the witness box today UK and Sweden sign security pact Calls for WA to reintroduce mask mandate   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:03

EP106 - S3

11 May 22

The rental crisis gripping Australia

Australia is in the grip of a rental crisis.  The number of rental vacancies is at a record low.   On this episode of the Briefing, we hear from families living in their car; another family of five living in a single room; and others who simply cannot afford to rent a home. Professor Wendy Stone heads up the Housing Futures Research Program at Swinburne Research Centre, and tells us the crisis will likely get worse before it gets better.   The total number of properties available for rent in March 2022 was the lowest since August 2003.  On today’s Briefing….the rental crisis gripping Australia   Todays Headlines Businesses warn wage increase could cripple them Treasurer could lose his seat Charles delivers Queen's speech to British parliament Musk to reverse Trump's Twitter ban   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The rental crisis gripping Australia

Australia is in the grip of a rental crisis.  The number of rental vacancies is at a record low.   On this episode of the Briefing, we hear from families living in their car; another family of five living in a single room; and others who simply cannot afford to rent a home. Professor Wendy Stone heads up the Housing Futures Research Program at Swinburne Research Centre, and tells us the crisis will likely get worse before it gets better.   The total number of properties available for rent in March 2022 was the lowest since August 2003.  On today’s Briefing….the rental crisis gripping Australia   Todays Headlines Businesses warn wage increase could cripple them Treasurer could lose his seat Charles delivers Queen's speech to British parliament Musk to reverse Trump's Twitter ban   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:07

EP105 - S3

10 May 22

The brother who never gave up

The man found guilty of the murder of US doctor Scott Johnson on Sydney’s northern beaches more than 33 years ago, was sentenced last week.   Scott Phillip White was handed a sentence of 12 years and seven months - with a non-parole period of eight years and three months.   Scott’s naked body was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, at Sydney’s North Head in 1988.  The area was known as a gay beat.    Police determined it was suicide.  A subsequent Coroner’s inquest agreed.    Scott’s family believed he would never have taken his own life – and his brother Steve has fought for 34 years to secure justice for his younger brother.    Steve Johnson joins us on this episode of The Briefing as we learn how and why he fought for justice – even going so far as spending a million dollars of his own money as a reward.   Todays Headlines Chris Dawson trial begins Putin accuses West of invasion plans Tame slams Albanese for going on Alan Jones Show Warringah candidate takes back transgender apology Nick Cave announces death of son Jethro   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The brother who never gave up

The man found guilty of the murder of US doctor Scott Johnson on Sydney’s northern beaches more than 33 years ago, was sentenced last week.   Scott Phillip White was handed a sentence of 12 years and seven months - with a non-parole period of eight years and three months.   Scott’s naked body was found at the base of a cliff at Blue Fish Point, at Sydney’s North Head in 1988.  The area was known as a gay beat.    Police determined it was suicide.  A subsequent Coroner’s inquest agreed.    Scott’s family believed he would never have taken his own life – and his brother Steve has fought for 34 years to secure justice for his younger brother.    Steve Johnson joins us on this episode of The Briefing as we learn how and why he fought for justice – even going so far as spending a million dollars of his own money as a reward.   Todays Headlines Chris Dawson trial begins Putin accuses West of invasion plans Tame slams Albanese for going on Alan Jones Show Warringah candidate takes back transgender apology Nick Cave announces death of son Jethro   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:03

EP104 - S3

9 May 22

Election ads: from Google to Grindr

More than half of anyone born after 1997 uses social media as their main source of news. Google, Twitter, gaming and even Grindr, are being targetted by politicians and wanna-be politicians in the federal election campaign.   Daniel Angus, a Professor of Digital Communication at the Queensland University of Technology, joins us to talk about hundreds of thousands of dollars being tipped into what’s known as ‘micro-targeting’ swing seats.   It’s a new phenomenon and it’s relatively unregulated.    On today’s Briefing, how and why you’re being targetted by political campaigns via social media   Todays Headlines Second leaders debate ends in a draw PM promises to reintroduce religious discrimination act Ukraine: civilians evacuated from Mariupol Beijing hardliner becomes new Hong Kong leader Ncuti Gatwa announced as new Dr Who   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Election ads: from Google to Grindr

More than half of anyone born after 1997 uses social media as their main source of news. Google, Twitter, gaming and even Grindr, are being targetted by politicians and wanna-be politicians in the federal election campaign.   Daniel Angus, a Professor of Digital Communication at the Queensland University of Technology, joins us to talk about hundreds of thousands of dollars being tipped into what’s known as ‘micro-targeting’ swing seats.   It’s a new phenomenon and it’s relatively unregulated.    On today’s Briefing, how and why you’re being targetted by political campaigns via social media   Todays Headlines Second leaders debate ends in a draw PM promises to reintroduce religious discrimination act Ukraine: civilians evacuated from Mariupol Beijing hardliner becomes new Hong Kong leader Ncuti Gatwa announced as new Dr Who   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:42

EP103 - S3

8 May 22

Antoinette Lattouf: How To Lose Friends and Influence White People

Our very own Antoinette Lattouf joins us on The Weekend Briefing.   Antoinette's book 'How to Lose Friends and Influence White People' has just hit the shelves and is available at all good bookstores.   In this conversation with Jamila Rizvi, Antoinette Lattouf goes deep on growing up in Western Sydney from a poor refugee family, the blatant racism she has faced throughout her life and what she's doing to help the racism problem within Australian media, plus her experience with perinatal depression and anxiety.  LISTEN: Just The Gist Podcast (LiSTNR) LISTEN: Decoder Ring Podcast WATCH: Bullshit: The Game Show (Netflix) EAT: Karen Martini's yoghurt-crusted roast cauliflower (Good Food)   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU    Help and support is always available. If you need to talk, 24/7 crisis support is available from Lifeline by calling: 13 11 14.   PANDA HELPLINE FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TO, MON TO FRI, 9AM - 7.30PM AEST/AEDT 1300 726 306

Antoinette Lattouf: How To Lose Friends and Influence White People

Our very own Antoinette Lattouf joins us on The Weekend Briefing.   Antoinette's book 'How to Lose Friends and Influence White People' has just hit the shelves and is available at all good bookstores.   In this conversation with Jamila Rizvi, Antoinette Lattouf goes deep on growing up in Western Sydney from a poor refugee family, the blatant racism she has faced throughout her life and what she's doing to help the racism problem within Australian media, plus her experience with perinatal depression and anxiety.  LISTEN: Just The Gist Podcast (LiSTNR) LISTEN: Decoder Ring Podcast WATCH: Bullshit: The Game Show (Netflix) EAT: Karen Martini's yoghurt-crusted roast cauliflower (Good Food)   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU    Help and support is always available. If you need to talk, 24/7 crisis support is available from Lifeline by calling: 13 11 14.   PANDA HELPLINE FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TO, MON TO FRI, 9AM - 7.30PM AEST/AEDT 1300 726 306

31:40

EP102 - S3

6 May 22

Everything you need to know about Roe v Wade

A 50 year old US federal law guaranteeing the right to abortion could be overturned.  The draft Supreme Court ruling would strike down the 1973 Roe v Wade case – and would see abortion become a state issue.  A draft finding has been leaked to the press.     Damien Cave, the New York Times’ Australian correspondent, joins us to explain what Roe v Wade is, and what this latest decision means for Americans. President Joe Biden warns if it is handed down, the ruling could jeopardise other rights including same-sex marriage and access to contraception.    As many as 26 states are expected to enact partial or total abortion bans if Roe falls - that’s half the country – so it’s going to have a massive impact in the US no matter which way the Supreme Court votes.   Todays Headlines Albanese stumbles again  Chinese boots could outnumber Australia’s in Solomon Islands  WHO almost triples pandemic death toll  Toddler left on bus remains in intensive care Ukraine sets up crowdfunding platform   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Everything you need to know about Roe v Wade

A 50 year old US federal law guaranteeing the right to abortion could be overturned.  The draft Supreme Court ruling would strike down the 1973 Roe v Wade case – and would see abortion become a state issue.  A draft finding has been leaked to the press.     Damien Cave, the New York Times’ Australian correspondent, joins us to explain what Roe v Wade is, and what this latest decision means for Americans. President Joe Biden warns if it is handed down, the ruling could jeopardise other rights including same-sex marriage and access to contraception.    As many as 26 states are expected to enact partial or total abortion bans if Roe falls - that’s half the country – so it’s going to have a massive impact in the US no matter which way the Supreme Court votes.   Todays Headlines Albanese stumbles again  Chinese boots could outnumber Australia’s in Solomon Islands  WHO almost triples pandemic death toll  Toddler left on bus remains in intensive care Ukraine sets up crowdfunding platform   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:54

EP101 - S3

5 May 22

Part 2: Jan Fran interviews Tom Tilley about ‘Speaking in Tongues’

This is the second instalment of Jan Fran’s interview with Tom about his new book, “Speaking in Tongues”    Today we learn how Tom took himself out of the hardcore Pentecostal church of his youth and how he ended up in media....via investment banking!  And Jan asks if Tom’s planning on raising his new son in the Church.    Tom’s memoir, “Speaking in Tongues” is out now.  Todays Headlines The pitch for the economy Hungary to veto EU’s bid to cut Russian oil and gas imports Guy Sebastian’s trial continues Qantas heads to high court over baggage handlers Maradona's 'hand of God' jumper sells for record price   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Part 2: Jan Fran interviews Tom Tilley about ‘Speaking in Tongues’

This is the second instalment of Jan Fran’s interview with Tom about his new book, “Speaking in Tongues”    Today we learn how Tom took himself out of the hardcore Pentecostal church of his youth and how he ended up in media....via investment banking!  And Jan asks if Tom’s planning on raising his new son in the Church.    Tom’s memoir, “Speaking in Tongues” is out now.  Todays Headlines The pitch for the economy Hungary to veto EU’s bid to cut Russian oil and gas imports Guy Sebastian’s trial continues Qantas heads to high court over baggage handlers Maradona's 'hand of God' jumper sells for record price   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:35

EP100 - S3

4 May 22

Part 1: Jan Fran interviews Tom Tilley about ‘Speaking in Tongues’

Not many people know Tom Tilley was raised in a Pentecostal Christian community....his father was a pastor.  The church expected him to live by a strict set of rules – and to one day speak in tongues.  As pressure grew on Tom to conform and commit, he started to question his faith and the community’s hold over his life.    Tom’s book Speaking in Tongues is out today.  In this special two-part Briefing, Jan Fran sits down for a one-on-one chat with Tom about his life, the book and his future.    When you no longer believe in eternity, every moment counts – Speaking in Tongues is a memoir of breaking free and reinvention.    Todays Headlines Cash rate increases to 0.35% Abortion could fundamentally change in USA Boris Johnson invokes Churchill in speech to Ukrainian parliament   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Part 1: Jan Fran interviews Tom Tilley about ‘Speaking in Tongues’

Not many people know Tom Tilley was raised in a Pentecostal Christian community....his father was a pastor.  The church expected him to live by a strict set of rules – and to one day speak in tongues.  As pressure grew on Tom to conform and commit, he started to question his faith and the community’s hold over his life.    Tom’s book Speaking in Tongues is out today.  In this special two-part Briefing, Jan Fran sits down for a one-on-one chat with Tom about his life, the book and his future.    When you no longer believe in eternity, every moment counts – Speaking in Tongues is a memoir of breaking free and reinvention.    Todays Headlines Cash rate increases to 0.35% Abortion could fundamentally change in USA Boris Johnson invokes Churchill in speech to Ukrainian parliament   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:31

EP99 - S3

3 May 22

Election moments that even surprised Annika Smethurst

We’re halfway through the federal election campaign – and Labor is well ahead in the polls.  Anthony Albanese launched the ALP’s campaign at the weekend, outlining five key policy areas the Opposition will focus on in the lead-up to the May 21 poll.   Annika Smethurst is Victorian state political correspondent for The Age and regular politics contributor for The Briefing.  Annike predicts what we can expect from the remaining three weeks of campaigning…..and what the outcome of the election might be.   Who will lead us over the next three years post the election on May 21st. Todays Headlines Interest rates expected to rise for the first time in a decade PM rules out indigenous Voice to parliament Tech billionaire to fight AGL’s plan to split US embassy to be moved back to Kyiv Kath & Kim house demolished   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Election moments that even surprised Annika Smethurst

We’re halfway through the federal election campaign – and Labor is well ahead in the polls.  Anthony Albanese launched the ALP’s campaign at the weekend, outlining five key policy areas the Opposition will focus on in the lead-up to the May 21 poll.   Annika Smethurst is Victorian state political correspondent for The Age and regular politics contributor for The Briefing.  Annike predicts what we can expect from the remaining three weeks of campaigning…..and what the outcome of the election might be.   Who will lead us over the next three years post the election on May 21st. Todays Headlines Interest rates expected to rise for the first time in a decade PM rules out indigenous Voice to parliament Tech billionaire to fight AGL’s plan to split US embassy to be moved back to Kyiv Kath & Kim house demolished   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:59

EP98 - S3

2 May 22

Transgender athletes: what the science says

Catherine Deves is the Liberal Party candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah, handpicked by Scott Morrison, and she's been in the spotlight for offensive comments she’s made - and since deleted - about the trans community.    Ms Deves says she’s protecting women’s sport but her critics say the sports debate is a veil for bigotry.   We're joined by Dr Ada Cheung, an endocrinologist and founder of the Trans Health Research Group at The University of Melbourne.  On today's Briefing, we go from the politics to a bit more of the science with an expert in hormone therapy and its impact on the body.   Todays Headlines Labor ahead at the halfway mark Trapped Ukrainians evacuated from Mariupol Biden mocks Trump at White House press dinner Olympic sport shake-up ahead of Brisbane 2032   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Transgender athletes: what the science says

Catherine Deves is the Liberal Party candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah, handpicked by Scott Morrison, and she's been in the spotlight for offensive comments she’s made - and since deleted - about the trans community.    Ms Deves says she’s protecting women’s sport but her critics say the sports debate is a veil for bigotry.   We're joined by Dr Ada Cheung, an endocrinologist and founder of the Trans Health Research Group at The University of Melbourne.  On today's Briefing, we go from the politics to a bit more of the science with an expert in hormone therapy and its impact on the body.   Todays Headlines Labor ahead at the halfway mark Trapped Ukrainians evacuated from Mariupol Biden mocks Trump at White House press dinner Olympic sport shake-up ahead of Brisbane 2032   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:58

EP97 - S3

1 May 22

The Bodzilla on fat positivity and body acceptance

April Hélène-Horton isThe Bodzilla. An online moniker that has won tens of thousands of social media fans thanks to April’s loud and proud revolutionising of beauty standards. April not only reveals the absence of diverse bodies in the media but she is part of the solution. She was the first plus size model to appear in a bikini as part of a major Australian advertising campaign. Of that experience, April has said "I was the first fat chick on a billboard, and I don't want to be the last.”   In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and April Hélène-Horton go deep on the body inclusivity movement in Australia, where we need to go from here and how to navigate tricky topics around body descriptors with young children.    THE WEEKEND LIST: DO: Monikers (Card Game) EAT: Medjool Dates WATCH: Queer Eye Germany (Netflix)   WATCH: Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The Bodzilla on fat positivity and body acceptance

April Hélène-Horton isThe Bodzilla. An online moniker that has won tens of thousands of social media fans thanks to April’s loud and proud revolutionising of beauty standards. April not only reveals the absence of diverse bodies in the media but she is part of the solution. She was the first plus size model to appear in a bikini as part of a major Australian advertising campaign. Of that experience, April has said "I was the first fat chick on a billboard, and I don't want to be the last.”   In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and April Hélène-Horton go deep on the body inclusivity movement in Australia, where we need to go from here and how to navigate tricky topics around body descriptors with young children.    THE WEEKEND LIST: DO: Monikers (Card Game) EAT: Medjool Dates WATCH: Queer Eye Germany (Netflix)   WATCH: Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

26:46

EP96 - S3

29 Apr 22

Inside China's Covid-Zero nightmare

Shanghai, a city of 28 million people has been locked down now for five weeks... and dozens of other cities have had partial lockdowns.  But covid cases and deaths in China are way lower than ours here in Australia... and our population is less than 2% of China’s   The reason it’s so strange is that for the last two years Chinese people were living quite normally while parts of Australia went in and out of lockdown.   Now the tables have turned...   So, in this episode we’ll speak to New York Times reporter Amy Qin who is covering China from Taiwan, and a Shanghai local from inside her locked down apartment, as you’ll hear she is sounding very depressed.    Todays Headlines Albanese back on the campaign trail Biden asks to double aid for Ukraine Scientology accused of sex trafficking; forced labour Twitter leans right SA, Tasmania and Western Australia roll back restrictions   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Inside China's Covid-Zero nightmare

Shanghai, a city of 28 million people has been locked down now for five weeks... and dozens of other cities have had partial lockdowns.  But covid cases and deaths in China are way lower than ours here in Australia... and our population is less than 2% of China’s   The reason it’s so strange is that for the last two years Chinese people were living quite normally while parts of Australia went in and out of lockdown.   Now the tables have turned...   So, in this episode we’ll speak to New York Times reporter Amy Qin who is covering China from Taiwan, and a Shanghai local from inside her locked down apartment, as you’ll hear she is sounding very depressed.    Todays Headlines Albanese back on the campaign trail Biden asks to double aid for Ukraine Scientology accused of sex trafficking; forced labour Twitter leans right SA, Tasmania and Western Australia roll back restrictions   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:46

EP95 - S3

28 Apr 22

Is Elon Musk making an expensive mistake re Twitter?

Elon Musk has done the deal to buy Twitter. The announcement was made this week……Twitter’s board has agreed to sell the social media giant to the world’s richest man for 61 billion dollars.   In a statement said “…free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”        We’re joined by David Swan, the Australian newspaper’s Technology Editor; and Axel Bruns,Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane    There are some big questions here. What will this do for public debate... will he let Trump back onto Twitter?  And... whether he can make it more profitable and get a good return on this huge investment.   Could it be his Murdoch Myspace moment?    Todays Headlines Interest rate expected to rise due to surging inflation Federal minister suggests Solomons deal is “political interference” EU calls out Russia’s blackmail tactics 400+ Victorian teachers stood down over vaccine mandates Ex-SAS soldier charged after giving evidence at Ben Roberts-Smith trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Is Elon Musk making an expensive mistake re Twitter?

Elon Musk has done the deal to buy Twitter. The announcement was made this week……Twitter’s board has agreed to sell the social media giant to the world’s richest man for 61 billion dollars.   In a statement said “…free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”        We’re joined by David Swan, the Australian newspaper’s Technology Editor; and Axel Bruns,Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane    There are some big questions here. What will this do for public debate... will he let Trump back onto Twitter?  And... whether he can make it more profitable and get a good return on this huge investment.   Could it be his Murdoch Myspace moment?    Todays Headlines Interest rate expected to rise due to surging inflation Federal minister suggests Solomons deal is “political interference” EU calls out Russia’s blackmail tactics 400+ Victorian teachers stood down over vaccine mandates Ex-SAS soldier charged after giving evidence at Ben Roberts-Smith trial   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:33

EP94 - S3

27 Apr 22

Can you trust election opinion polls this time?

The polls were wrong ahead of the 2019 Australian federal election….and spectacularly wrong back when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton at the 2016 American presidential election….and don’t mention Brexit.   Casey Briggs is a data journalist at the ABC – he rose to fame explaining Covid figures….well now he’s turned his hand to opinion polls ahead of this year’s election on May 21.   So, what are the polls telling us? And can they be trusted?    Todays Headlines Coalition infighting over net zero Six million Australians eligible for $250 from today Guide dogs Vic boss stood down Russian officials talk up World War III Djokovic cleared to defend Wimbledon title Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Can you trust election opinion polls this time?

The polls were wrong ahead of the 2019 Australian federal election….and spectacularly wrong back when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton at the 2016 American presidential election….and don’t mention Brexit.   Casey Briggs is a data journalist at the ABC – he rose to fame explaining Covid figures….well now he’s turned his hand to opinion polls ahead of this year’s election on May 21.   So, what are the polls telling us? And can they be trusted?    Todays Headlines Coalition infighting over net zero Six million Australians eligible for $250 from today Guide dogs Vic boss stood down Russian officials talk up World War III Djokovic cleared to defend Wimbledon title Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:12

EP93 - S3

26 Apr 22

Why our airlines and airports are in chaos

Hundreds of thousands of Australians streamed through airports over the Easter and Anzac Day weekends.  There were queues out the door and onto the street in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.   “Emma” (not her real name) is a flight attendant who was thrown into the chaos over the two long weekends…and Michael Kaine is national secretary of the Transport Workers Union.  Both paint a picture of chaos arising from staff shortages and companies outsourcing jobs.   So can we be sure the problems will be fixed before we all start to expect travel to return to normal in the wake of the pandemic.   Todays Headlines Morrison extends lead as preferred PM  National security dominates week three of campaign Elon Musk does deal to buy Twitter Russia destroys five Ukraine railway stations in latest attacks Macron vows to re-unite France after election win Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Why our airlines and airports are in chaos

Hundreds of thousands of Australians streamed through airports over the Easter and Anzac Day weekends.  There were queues out the door and onto the street in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.   “Emma” (not her real name) is a flight attendant who was thrown into the chaos over the two long weekends…and Michael Kaine is national secretary of the Transport Workers Union.  Both paint a picture of chaos arising from staff shortages and companies outsourcing jobs.   So can we be sure the problems will be fixed before we all start to expect travel to return to normal in the wake of the pandemic.   Todays Headlines Morrison extends lead as preferred PM  National security dominates week three of campaign Elon Musk does deal to buy Twitter Russia destroys five Ukraine railway stations in latest attacks Macron vows to re-unite France after election win Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:28

EP92 - S3

25 Apr 22

A veteran’s brave battle to overcome PTSD

In 2010, three years after Rachel Kerrigan left the RAAF, her mental health deteriorated rapidly.  At her lowest point in 2012, Rachel attempted suicide, she was diagnosed with severe post traumatic stress and depressive disorder, was put on 30 pills to manage her moods, anger and anxiety, was having two psychiatrist visits a week and she became physically unhealthy weighing in at 119 kilos.    Rachel was also diagnosed with uterine cancer and had to fight the disease alongside managing her mental health and learning how to re-use the left side of her body after having a stress induced stroke.   In this very special Anzac Day episode of the Briefing, we explore Rachel’s motivation for beating PTSD and how sport – and the Invictus Games – led her out of her post-war depression.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

A veteran’s brave battle to overcome PTSD

In 2010, three years after Rachel Kerrigan left the RAAF, her mental health deteriorated rapidly.  At her lowest point in 2012, Rachel attempted suicide, she was diagnosed with severe post traumatic stress and depressive disorder, was put on 30 pills to manage her moods, anger and anxiety, was having two psychiatrist visits a week and she became physically unhealthy weighing in at 119 kilos.    Rachel was also diagnosed with uterine cancer and had to fight the disease alongside managing her mental health and learning how to re-use the left side of her body after having a stress induced stroke.   In this very special Anzac Day episode of the Briefing, we explore Rachel’s motivation for beating PTSD and how sport – and the Invictus Games – led her out of her post-war depression.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

17:48

EP91 - S3

24 Apr 22

A Candid Conversation with Chrissie Swan

Chrissie Swan has spent almost 20 years being stared at down the barrel of paparazzi cameras. In that time, the beloved radio and television host, reality star and household name has become thoroughly baffled by the interest in her self-described boring life. She has brought her good humour, warmth and generosity to breakfast radio, television panel shows, a diverse range of hosting gigs and, most recently, filling in for Carrie Bickmore as host of The Project.    In this interview, we’re introduced to a different side of Chrissie Swan. The side that the public doesn’t see, not because Chrissie hides her true self but because the media seems so intent on imposing a narrative on her life. A narrative she rarely gets a say in, and one that only occasionally resembles the truth.   THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Pharma Bro (Amazon Prime Video) DO: Go to local farmers market! WATCH: The Castle (25th Anniversary) WATCH: The Debate     Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

A Candid Conversation with Chrissie Swan

Chrissie Swan has spent almost 20 years being stared at down the barrel of paparazzi cameras. In that time, the beloved radio and television host, reality star and household name has become thoroughly baffled by the interest in her self-described boring life. She has brought her good humour, warmth and generosity to breakfast radio, television panel shows, a diverse range of hosting gigs and, most recently, filling in for Carrie Bickmore as host of The Project.    In this interview, we’re introduced to a different side of Chrissie Swan. The side that the public doesn’t see, not because Chrissie hides her true self but because the media seems so intent on imposing a narrative on her life. A narrative she rarely gets a say in, and one that only occasionally resembles the truth.   THE WEEKEND LIST: WATCH: Pharma Bro (Amazon Prime Video) DO: Go to local farmers market! WATCH: The Castle (25th Anniversary) WATCH: The Debate     Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU   

39:22

EP90 - S3

22 Apr 22

Fleeing Ukraine: a refugee’s new life in Australia

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created a massive refugee crisis. More than five million Ukranians have fled their country since the conflict began. Eleven million have been displaced from their homes.   Tetiana Sydoryshyna and her 11-year-old son are now safe in Melbourne after fleeing Kyiv… but they remain in limbo.   We’re also joined by Stefan Romaniw, Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations who has been assisting families in fleeing Ukraine and settling in Australia.    What does the future hold for Ukrainians fleeing the war?     Todays Headlines Anthony Albanese tests positive to Covid-19 Scott Morrison apologises over “blessed” comment Ukraine update: USA announces $1B more funding NSW flood victims still waiting for business grants Boris Johnson to face inquiry over partygate Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Fleeing Ukraine: a refugee’s new life in Australia

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has created a massive refugee crisis. More than five million Ukranians have fled their country since the conflict began. Eleven million have been displaced from their homes.   Tetiana Sydoryshyna and her 11-year-old son are now safe in Melbourne after fleeing Kyiv… but they remain in limbo.   We’re also joined by Stefan Romaniw, Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations who has been assisting families in fleeing Ukraine and settling in Australia.    What does the future hold for Ukrainians fleeing the war?     Todays Headlines Anthony Albanese tests positive to Covid-19 Scott Morrison apologises over “blessed” comment Ukraine update: USA announces $1B more funding NSW flood victims still waiting for business grants Boris Johnson to face inquiry over partygate Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

25:03

EP89 - S3

21 Apr 22

The French election: Europe on the brink

France will vote in a Presidential election this weekend that could really impact the very future of Europe.   The race is between incumbent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen.    Paul Kirby: the BBC’s European editor joins us to explain Macron is pro EU, pro Ukraine. Le Pen is not a fan of the European Union … and let’s just say has a record of cosy ties with Russia.    The French are facing two very different directions …and France is one of Europe’s largest countries … and it could go either way.    Todays Headlines Labor wins the first leaders debate Scott Morrison fends off Solomon Islands criticism Ukrainian city makes last stand Johnny Depp tells court he was ‘bullied’   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The French election: Europe on the brink

France will vote in a Presidential election this weekend that could really impact the very future of Europe.   The race is between incumbent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen.    Paul Kirby: the BBC’s European editor joins us to explain Macron is pro EU, pro Ukraine. Le Pen is not a fan of the European Union … and let’s just say has a record of cosy ties with Russia.    The French are facing two very different directions …and France is one of Europe’s largest countries … and it could go either way.    Todays Headlines Labor wins the first leaders debate Scott Morrison fends off Solomon Islands criticism Ukrainian city makes last stand Johnny Depp tells court he was ‘bullied’   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:21

EP88 - S3

20 Apr 22

Zoe Daniel: An independent's view of the election

Zoe Daniel is a former ABC foreign correspondent.  She’s worked as a journalist for more than 30 years.  So why on Earth would she consider running for parliament.   In this episode of The Briefing, Zoe joins us to talk about her motivation, her policies, her plans if Australia elects a hung parliament…..and what it’s like to get down and dirty in the murky world of politics.   Zoe is running as an independent in the Melbourne seat of Goldstein against the Coalition’s Tim Wilson when Australia heads to the polls on May 21   Todays Headlines Close contact rules to end in NSW and VIC The campaign trail: Scare tactics step up Ukraine: the battle for Donbas has begun Ben Roberts-Smith calls first witness Ash Barty picks up the golf clubs   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Zoe Daniel: An independent's view of the election

Zoe Daniel is a former ABC foreign correspondent.  She’s worked as a journalist for more than 30 years.  So why on Earth would she consider running for parliament.   In this episode of The Briefing, Zoe joins us to talk about her motivation, her policies, her plans if Australia elects a hung parliament…..and what it’s like to get down and dirty in the murky world of politics.   Zoe is running as an independent in the Melbourne seat of Goldstein against the Coalition’s Tim Wilson when Australia heads to the polls on May 21   Todays Headlines Close contact rules to end in NSW and VIC The campaign trail: Scare tactics step up Ukraine: the battle for Donbas has begun Ben Roberts-Smith calls first witness Ash Barty picks up the golf clubs   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:01

EP87 - S3

19 Apr 22

Cost of living: Australians on the bread line

We’re repeatedly told this election is all about the cost of living. Basically, the cost of living is the amount of money it takes to cover basic expenses - things like food, fuel, electricity, childcare and healthcare…things you can’t do without.   Jan Fran’s joined by Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS and Adjunct Professor with UNSW Sydney; and Mellita Rose, a single mother of two from Perth struggling to makes ends meet. In last month’s federal budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the government was focused on helping Australians make ends meet. It was all about the cost of living.   Well, why are low-income earners being left behind? And what can be done to help them?   Todays Headlines Major missile escalation in Ukraine Second week of election campaign kicks off Warringah candidate “isn’t going anywhere” Voters won’t know cost of submarine deal until after the election Cruise ships welcomed back   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Cost of living: Australians on the bread line

We’re repeatedly told this election is all about the cost of living. Basically, the cost of living is the amount of money it takes to cover basic expenses - things like food, fuel, electricity, childcare and healthcare…things you can’t do without.   Jan Fran’s joined by Cassandra Goldie, CEO of ACOSS and Adjunct Professor with UNSW Sydney; and Mellita Rose, a single mother of two from Perth struggling to makes ends meet. In last month’s federal budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the government was focused on helping Australians make ends meet. It was all about the cost of living.   Well, why are low-income earners being left behind? And what can be done to help them?   Todays Headlines Major missile escalation in Ukraine Second week of election campaign kicks off Warringah candidate “isn’t going anywhere” Voters won’t know cost of submarine deal until after the election Cruise ships welcomed back   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:08

EP86 - S3

18 Apr 22

Could Aussie craft chocolate be the next big thing?

Craft chocolate companies in Australia have almost tripled over the last six years - from 12 to 34 manufacturers.  They are a small but growing group of Australian chocolate makers with a passion for carefully curated small-batch, sustainable, craft chocolate.   We’re joined by Brett Holmes from Two Lost pilots; and Chris Brown from Bean Bar You   It is within this emerging "bean to bar" industry that craft chocolatiers are able to control every aspect of the chocolate-making process, from the flavour profile of the cacao beans, to the intensity of the roast, to the composition of the final product.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Could Aussie craft chocolate be the next big thing?

Craft chocolate companies in Australia have almost tripled over the last six years - from 12 to 34 manufacturers.  They are a small but growing group of Australian chocolate makers with a passion for carefully curated small-batch, sustainable, craft chocolate.   We’re joined by Brett Holmes from Two Lost pilots; and Chris Brown from Bean Bar You   It is within this emerging "bean to bar" industry that craft chocolatiers are able to control every aspect of the chocolate-making process, from the flavour profile of the cacao beans, to the intensity of the roast, to the composition of the final product.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

12:15

EP85 - S3

17 Apr 22

LIVE: The Audacity of Roxane Gay

Jamila Rizvi would like to be Roxanne Gay when she grows up. Ignore the fact she’s “technically” a grown up already! Roxane Gay is an American-born writer of Haitian descent and is known internationally as a New York Times best-selling author, a speaker, a podcaster, a teacher and cultural icon. In this conversation, recorded live at The Wheeler Centre, Jamila and Roxane unpack race, privilege, bodies, feminism and yes, bad reality television.   A massive thank you to The Wheeler Centre for today’s episode. To find out more about upcoming events head to wheelercentre.com    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

LIVE: The Audacity of Roxane Gay

Jamila Rizvi would like to be Roxanne Gay when she grows up. Ignore the fact she’s “technically” a grown up already! Roxane Gay is an American-born writer of Haitian descent and is known internationally as a New York Times best-selling author, a speaker, a podcaster, a teacher and cultural icon. In this conversation, recorded live at The Wheeler Centre, Jamila and Roxane unpack race, privilege, bodies, feminism and yes, bad reality television.   A massive thank you to The Wheeler Centre for today’s episode. To find out more about upcoming events head to wheelercentre.com    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

33:47

EP84 - S3

15 Apr 22

Joe Hockey…and what it’s like to play golf with Donald Trump

Could you imagine playing golf with Donald Trump...? Getting face to face with Steve Bannon or trying to make a deal with Tony Abbott about when he’d hand you the Prime Ministership... or admitting you love Nickelback... or really wanting to meet Jerry Springer.... more than any other celebrity.     This is the life of Joe Hockey, the former treasurer who went on to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States, who is our guest on this special episode of the briefing.    Joe Hockey was federal MP for 19 years, served as Treasurer for a very tumultuous 2 years... before getting knifed and taking the job as US ambassador from 2016 until 2020... His new book is called “Diplomatic” and is out now   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Joe Hockey…and what it’s like to play golf with Donald Trump

Could you imagine playing golf with Donald Trump...? Getting face to face with Steve Bannon or trying to make a deal with Tony Abbott about when he’d hand you the Prime Ministership... or admitting you love Nickelback... or really wanting to meet Jerry Springer.... more than any other celebrity.     This is the life of Joe Hockey, the former treasurer who went on to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States, who is our guest on this special episode of the briefing.    Joe Hockey was federal MP for 19 years, served as Treasurer for a very tumultuous 2 years... before getting knifed and taking the job as US ambassador from 2016 until 2020... His new book is called “Diplomatic” and is out now   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:23

EP83 - S3

14 Apr 22

What the Financial Review's focus groups tell us about Albo

The Australian Financial Review has today released research on focus groups it surveyed this week.  The paper asked average voters what they made of Prime Minister Scott Morrison...and what they made of Opposition leader Anthony Albanese.   We’re joined by Stela Todorovic – 10 News First Canberra correspondent who asked Anthony Albanese THAT question; and Phillip Coorey, the Australian Financial Review’s Political Editor, based in Canberra.   Phillip tells us the results of the AFR’s research will have alarm bells ringing at Labor’s campaign headquarters.  Clearly Albanese’s gaffe on day one of the election has resonated loudly with voters.  Scott Morrison is not out of this election, not yet   Todays Headlines Google it mate! Bandt hits back at journo’s gotcha Australia urges Solomons not to sign China deal Airport chaos expected as Australia gets ready to travel Russia says 1000 troops surrendered in Mariupol Iconic Nirvana guitar up for auction   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

What the Financial Review's focus groups tell us about Albo

The Australian Financial Review has today released research on focus groups it surveyed this week.  The paper asked average voters what they made of Prime Minister Scott Morrison...and what they made of Opposition leader Anthony Albanese.   We’re joined by Stela Todorovic – 10 News First Canberra correspondent who asked Anthony Albanese THAT question; and Phillip Coorey, the Australian Financial Review’s Political Editor, based in Canberra.   Phillip tells us the results of the AFR’s research will have alarm bells ringing at Labor’s campaign headquarters.  Clearly Albanese’s gaffe on day one of the election has resonated loudly with voters.  Scott Morrison is not out of this election, not yet   Todays Headlines Google it mate! Bandt hits back at journo’s gotcha Australia urges Solomons not to sign China deal Airport chaos expected as Australia gets ready to travel Russia says 1000 troops surrendered in Mariupol Iconic Nirvana guitar up for auction   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:40

EP82 - S3

13 Apr 22

Part Two: Hannah Gadsby - Ten steps to Nanette

Part two of Jan’s interview with the award-winning Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby.   Hannah’s new book is called “Ten steps to Nanette” and explores her journey growing up queer in Tasmania where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, her relationship with her career as a comedian, the build up to her hit show and understanding autism and ADHD.    Hannah joins Jan Fran for a one-on-one interview and in this episode she talks about her dispute with Dave Chappelle …and her plans to take her new show around the world.   You’ll love this deep dive into Hannah’s motivation and inspiration, her backstory and what the future holds.   This is part two of a two-episode Briefing   Todays Headlines Morrison fronted by activist at campaign event Christensen to run as One Nation candidate Sixteen injured in New York shooting British PM Johnson fined for lockdown breaches Putin says war in Ukraine is ‘noble’   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Part Two: Hannah Gadsby - Ten steps to Nanette

Part two of Jan’s interview with the award-winning Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby.   Hannah’s new book is called “Ten steps to Nanette” and explores her journey growing up queer in Tasmania where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, her relationship with her career as a comedian, the build up to her hit show and understanding autism and ADHD.    Hannah joins Jan Fran for a one-on-one interview and in this episode she talks about her dispute with Dave Chappelle …and her plans to take her new show around the world.   You’ll love this deep dive into Hannah’s motivation and inspiration, her backstory and what the future holds.   This is part two of a two-episode Briefing   Todays Headlines Morrison fronted by activist at campaign event Christensen to run as One Nation candidate Sixteen injured in New York shooting British PM Johnson fined for lockdown breaches Putin says war in Ukraine is ‘noble’   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

16:37

EP81 - S3

12 Apr 22

Part One: Hannah Gadsby - Ten steps to Nanette

Hannah Gadsby’s new book is called “Ten steps to Nanette” and explores her journey growing up queer in Tasmania where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, her relationship with her career as a comedian, the build up to her titular show and understanding autism and ADHD.    Hannah joins Jan Fran for a one-on-one interview to explore Hannah’s career, controversies and massive  global success.      You’ll love this deep dive into Hannah’s motivation and inspiration, her backstory and what the future holds.   This is part one of a two-episode Briefing   Todays Headlines Horror start for Albanese on campaign trail Questions over government’s Tudge payout Teenager dies after stabbing at Royal Easter Show Macron to face Le Pen in French election   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Part One: Hannah Gadsby - Ten steps to Nanette

Hannah Gadsby’s new book is called “Ten steps to Nanette” and explores her journey growing up queer in Tasmania where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, her relationship with her career as a comedian, the build up to her titular show and understanding autism and ADHD.    Hannah joins Jan Fran for a one-on-one interview to explore Hannah’s career, controversies and massive  global success.      You’ll love this deep dive into Hannah’s motivation and inspiration, her backstory and what the future holds.   This is part one of a two-episode Briefing   Todays Headlines Horror start for Albanese on campaign trail Questions over government’s Tudge payout Teenager dies after stabbing at Royal Easter Show Macron to face Le Pen in French election   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:50

EP80 - S3

11 Apr 22

The election’s been called: what happens now?

The election campaign has officially begun.  What now?    Annika Smethurst is a Walkley award winning political reporter at The Age, and the author of The Accidental Prime Minister and regular contributor at The Briefing.  Annika explains what rules apply to things like campaign funding and advertising....and IF the parties obey the rules.   We also learn if incumbency gives Scott Morrison and the Coalition an upper hand as we head to the polls.      On today’s Briefing....what happens now the election has officially begun?    Todays Headlines PM calls election for May 21  Newspoll shows ALP in poll position  Pope calls for peace in Ukraine at Palm Sunday address Ferrari wins Australian Grand Prix in front of massive crowd All-private space crew arrives at ISS   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The election’s been called: what happens now?

The election campaign has officially begun.  What now?    Annika Smethurst is a Walkley award winning political reporter at The Age, and the author of The Accidental Prime Minister and regular contributor at The Briefing.  Annika explains what rules apply to things like campaign funding and advertising....and IF the parties obey the rules.   We also learn if incumbency gives Scott Morrison and the Coalition an upper hand as we head to the polls.      On today’s Briefing....what happens now the election has officially begun?    Todays Headlines PM calls election for May 21  Newspoll shows ALP in poll position  Pope calls for peace in Ukraine at Palm Sunday address Ferrari wins Australian Grand Prix in front of massive crowd All-private space crew arrives at ISS   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:50

EP79 - S3

10 Apr 22

Darcy Vescio is a Godex on and off the field.

Darcy Vescio has been playing footy since they were five years old. Growing up when there was no such thing as the AFLW, they were forced to give the game away at age fourteen when they could no longer play with the boys. In 2017, everything changed. A women’s league was formed and Darcy was signed as a marquee player for Carlton.   In this conversation, Jamila and Darcy discuss growing up in a world where your future career path doesn’t exist, being signed as a marquee player in the AFLW and coming out as non-binary.  

Darcy Vescio is a Godex on and off the field.

Darcy Vescio has been playing footy since they were five years old. Growing up when there was no such thing as the AFLW, they were forced to give the game away at age fourteen when they could no longer play with the boys. In 2017, everything changed. A women’s league was formed and Darcy was signed as a marquee player for Carlton.   In this conversation, Jamila and Darcy discuss growing up in a world where your future career path doesn’t exist, being signed as a marquee player in the AFLW and coming out as non-binary.  

28:04

EP78 - S3

8 Apr 22

Hollywood: death by a thousand cuts?

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, people all around the world started to ask if Hollywood if finally dying out.  The world has shifted and evolved, but has Hollywood?    Maria Lewis is an author and screenwriter. She’s been a journalist for over 16 years covering film and pop culture.  Maria tells us about how Hollywood will end up changing and evolving to re-invent itself...and it’s an amazing story.    On today’s Briefing....are we watching Hollywood’s star fade, once and for all?   Todays Headlines PM’s election schedule thrown into chaos by legal challenge  More rain for already drenched NSW coast  Russia booted from UNHRC  Big four banks predicting June interest rate rise  Big Day Out founder Ken West dead at 64   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Hollywood: death by a thousand cuts?

When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, people all around the world started to ask if Hollywood if finally dying out.  The world has shifted and evolved, but has Hollywood?    Maria Lewis is an author and screenwriter. She’s been a journalist for over 16 years covering film and pop culture.  Maria tells us about how Hollywood will end up changing and evolving to re-invent itself...and it’s an amazing story.    On today’s Briefing....are we watching Hollywood’s star fade, once and for all?   Todays Headlines PM’s election schedule thrown into chaos by legal challenge  More rain for already drenched NSW coast  Russia booted from UNHRC  Big four banks predicting June interest rate rise  Big Day Out founder Ken West dead at 64   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:51

EP77 - S3

7 Apr 22

Lismore - flooded twice in four weeks

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited flood-ravaged northern NSW this week to announce what’s called The Back Home scheme. The state will provide up to $20,000 to residents whose homes have been declared damaged or destroyed.   Locals say the $112 million scheme is too little too late. Harper Dalton is a Lismore local whose home was wiped out in the floods: and Eddie Lloyd is a Lismore lawyer and community advocate.   They say the community is shattered and flattened. It could take years to get back on their feet. What does the future hold for Lismore and the NSW Northern Rivers region who have been wiped out by floods TWICE in four weeks?   Todays Headlines PM heckled in Newcastle pub Feds reject QLD request for flood funding US imposes fresh sanctions targeting Putin's daughters Rain lashes NSW coast Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Lismore - flooded twice in four weeks

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited flood-ravaged northern NSW this week to announce what’s called The Back Home scheme. The state will provide up to $20,000 to residents whose homes have been declared damaged or destroyed.   Locals say the $112 million scheme is too little too late. Harper Dalton is a Lismore local whose home was wiped out in the floods: and Eddie Lloyd is a Lismore lawyer and community advocate.   They say the community is shattered and flattened. It could take years to get back on their feet. What does the future hold for Lismore and the NSW Northern Rivers region who have been wiped out by floods TWICE in four weeks?   Todays Headlines PM heckled in Newcastle pub Feds reject QLD request for flood funding US imposes fresh sanctions targeting Putin's daughters Rain lashes NSW coast Ed Sheeran wins Shape of You copyright case   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:18

EP76 - S3

6 Apr 22

David Pocock: Why this rugby star is asking for your vote

David Pocock was no ordinary rugby player.  He has always been a principled changemaker - he painted his rugby boots black when he made his super rugby debut because of his concerns about the sweat shops they were manufactured in and he and his partner didn’t sign their marriage certificate until gay couples had the same rights.  He’s also chained himself to a bulldozer in a protest against coalmines.   Well, now the former Wallaby and ACT Brumby is making a run as an independent for one of two ACT Senate spots at the upcoming federal election.   What are his chances of victory?  And what type of difference does he hope to make, if he makes it to the Senate?      Todays Headlines PM defends his role in pre-selection scandal Australia to team up with US and UK to develop missiles Zelensky tells UN of Russia’s ‘atrocities’ Rain bomb heading for NSW Tiger Woods says he’ll contest the Masters   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

David Pocock: Why this rugby star is asking for your vote

David Pocock was no ordinary rugby player.  He has always been a principled changemaker - he painted his rugby boots black when he made his super rugby debut because of his concerns about the sweat shops they were manufactured in and he and his partner didn’t sign their marriage certificate until gay couples had the same rights.  He’s also chained himself to a bulldozer in a protest against coalmines.   Well, now the former Wallaby and ACT Brumby is making a run as an independent for one of two ACT Senate spots at the upcoming federal election.   What are his chances of victory?  And what type of difference does he hope to make, if he makes it to the Senate?      Todays Headlines PM defends his role in pre-selection scandal Australia to team up with US and UK to develop missiles Zelensky tells UN of Russia’s ‘atrocities’ Rain bomb heading for NSW Tiger Woods says he’ll contest the Masters   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:51

EP75 - S3

5 Apr 22

The murky world of Aussie casinos

Money laundering, links to organised crime, private jets and debit cards that let high rollers from China gamble millions… it sounds like the script from a movie - but these are some of the explosive revelations that have come out of an inquiry into the running of Sydney’s Star Casino.    James Thomson from the Australian Financial Review joins us to explain how and why high rollers – called whales – pounce on Casinos to gamble big.   On today’s episode, what goes on inside the murky world of Aussie casinos and where to from here, now that we’re learning that Crown and Star - our biggest AND second biggest operators - have big problems.   Todays Headlines Biden calls for war crime charges for Putin IPCC report condemns global governments Two dead in family tragedy in the Blue Mountains Elon Musk splurges on Twitter shares Tassie Premier resigns   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The murky world of Aussie casinos

Money laundering, links to organised crime, private jets and debit cards that let high rollers from China gamble millions… it sounds like the script from a movie - but these are some of the explosive revelations that have come out of an inquiry into the running of Sydney’s Star Casino.    James Thomson from the Australian Financial Review joins us to explain how and why high rollers – called whales – pounce on Casinos to gamble big.   On today’s episode, what goes on inside the murky world of Aussie casinos and where to from here, now that we’re learning that Crown and Star - our biggest AND second biggest operators - have big problems.   Todays Headlines Biden calls for war crime charges for Putin IPCC report condemns global governments Two dead in family tragedy in the Blue Mountains Elon Musk splurges on Twitter shares Tassie Premier resigns   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:04

EP74 - S3

4 Apr 22

Zelensky: from comedian to Churchillian

The Ukraine president Vlodomyr Zelensky has refused to leave the country, despite reportedly being ‘target number one’ for Russian troops invading the country.  He went from comedian to leading his country in a David v Goliath battle against Russia.     Zoya Sheftalovich is a contributing editor for POLITICO based in Australia with a Ukrainian background.  Zoya says the scale of this invasion is a reaction to Zelensky and Zelensky’s effect on Ukrainian resistance.    So who is Vlodomyr Zelensky – and how did he go from a TV comedian, to a Churchillian wartime president?    Todays Headlines PM denies acted inappropriately in pre-selection battle Support for Labor slows as election approaches Russia denies troops killed innocent Ukraine civilians Six shot dead in Sacramento Australia wins Women’s Cricket World Cup   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Zelensky: from comedian to Churchillian

The Ukraine president Vlodomyr Zelensky has refused to leave the country, despite reportedly being ‘target number one’ for Russian troops invading the country.  He went from comedian to leading his country in a David v Goliath battle against Russia.     Zoya Sheftalovich is a contributing editor for POLITICO based in Australia with a Ukrainian background.  Zoya says the scale of this invasion is a reaction to Zelensky and Zelensky’s effect on Ukrainian resistance.    So who is Vlodomyr Zelensky – and how did he go from a TV comedian, to a Churchillian wartime president?    Todays Headlines PM denies acted inappropriately in pre-selection battle Support for Labor slows as election approaches Russia denies troops killed innocent Ukraine civilians Six shot dead in Sacramento Australia wins Women’s Cricket World Cup   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:42

EP73 - S3

3 Apr 22

Rhys Nicholson was born naked and the rest is drag

Rhys Nicholson is a multi-award winning Australian stand-up, writer, actor and judge on Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under. His stand up comedy is daring and honest, witty and wildly inappropriate in the best possible way.    In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi sat down with Rhys Nicholson to talk about everything from being bullied at school, to falling in love, from making a political stand, to walking the runway on Drag Race.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Rhys Nicholson was born naked and the rest is drag

Rhys Nicholson is a multi-award winning Australian stand-up, writer, actor and judge on Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under. His stand up comedy is daring and honest, witty and wildly inappropriate in the best possible way.    In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi sat down with Rhys Nicholson to talk about everything from being bullied at school, to falling in love, from making a political stand, to walking the runway on Drag Race.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

38:42

EP72 - S3

1 Apr 22

Two years in an Iranian prison: Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Imagine being locked-up in an Iranian prison for more than two years – when you’re innocent.   Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian expert on Islam, went to Iran in late August 2018 to attend a seminar. Three weeks later, as she checked-in at Tehran Airport to return home, she was arrested.   Iranian authorities accused her of being a spy and she was jailed for 10 years, thrown into a high-security prison run by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.  Kylie joins us to tell us how she survived, what it was like in solitary confinement in a two-by-two metre cell….and how her family and friends told the world of her plight, eventually securing her release.  Her new book is called ‘The Uncaged Sky’   Todays Headlines Ukraine’s president addresses Australian parliament Albanese pledges to fix aged care NSW floods death toll rises Aussie journo remains locked up in China   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Two years in an Iranian prison: Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Imagine being locked-up in an Iranian prison for more than two years – when you’re innocent.   Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian expert on Islam, went to Iran in late August 2018 to attend a seminar. Three weeks later, as she checked-in at Tehran Airport to return home, she was arrested.   Iranian authorities accused her of being a spy and she was jailed for 10 years, thrown into a high-security prison run by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.  Kylie joins us to tell us how she survived, what it was like in solitary confinement in a two-by-two metre cell….and how her family and friends told the world of her plight, eventually securing her release.  Her new book is called ‘The Uncaged Sky’   Todays Headlines Ukraine’s president addresses Australian parliament Albanese pledges to fix aged care NSW floods death toll rises Aussie journo remains locked up in China   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:50

EP71 - S3

31 Mar 22

Annika Smethurst on the politics of the Budget

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the Budget on Tuesday night….a critically important budget with an election due to be called in weeks.    Annika Smethurst, a Walkley award winning political reporter at The Age, the author of The Accidental Prime Minister and regular contributor at The Briefing, tells us it’s a Budget for our time….when we’re coming out of a pandemic, inflation is rising, and the looming election.  And it call comes as the Prime Minister is copping criticism from MPs on his own side of politics   We’ll hear Annika’s take on the politics of the Budget….and what it means for Scott Morrison heading into an election in a matter of weeks.       Todays Headlines Northern Rivers floods again Russia ramps up shelling despite scale-back claims PM Morrison plays down Lib Senator’s claims Hillsong loses footing in US World farewells Shane Warne   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Annika Smethurst on the politics of the Budget

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the Budget on Tuesday night….a critically important budget with an election due to be called in weeks.    Annika Smethurst, a Walkley award winning political reporter at The Age, the author of The Accidental Prime Minister and regular contributor at The Briefing, tells us it’s a Budget for our time….when we’re coming out of a pandemic, inflation is rising, and the looming election.  And it call comes as the Prime Minister is copping criticism from MPs on his own side of politics   We’ll hear Annika’s take on the politics of the Budget….and what it means for Scott Morrison heading into an election in a matter of weeks.       Todays Headlines Northern Rivers floods again Russia ramps up shelling despite scale-back claims PM Morrison plays down Lib Senator’s claims Hillsong loses footing in US World farewells Shane Warne   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

24:12

EP70 - S3

30 Mar 22

Warne: What made him a cultural icon

Shane Warne’s send off at the MCG tonight will be one the biggest we’ve ever seen, especially when you consider the television audience, around Australia but also in India, Pakistan, and the UK.  It could be Australia’s biggest TV event ever.  Tracey Holmes is a veteran sports journo, host of the ABC podcast, The Ticket.  Tracey joins us to explain the unique combination of factors that make this man one of the most popular Australians in history.    Everyone loved Warnie….and you as you’ll hear, you didn’t need to be a cricket fan to fall under his spell.     Todays Headlines What the Budget means for you More rain in flood-affected northern NSW Russia appears to be easing war attacks Will Smith apologises for Oscar meltdown Plans revealed for Warne funeral   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Warne: What made him a cultural icon

Shane Warne’s send off at the MCG tonight will be one the biggest we’ve ever seen, especially when you consider the television audience, around Australia but also in India, Pakistan, and the UK.  It could be Australia’s biggest TV event ever.  Tracey Holmes is a veteran sports journo, host of the ABC podcast, The Ticket.  Tracey joins us to explain the unique combination of factors that make this man one of the most popular Australians in history.    Everyone loved Warnie….and you as you’ll hear, you didn’t need to be a cricket fan to fall under his spell.     Todays Headlines What the Budget means for you More rain in flood-affected northern NSW Russia appears to be easing war attacks Will Smith apologises for Oscar meltdown Plans revealed for Warne funeral   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:10

EP69 - S3

29 Mar 22

Hillsong has gone even deeper into crisis

What is going on at Hillsong...?  The scandals at Australia’s most famous church have escalated to the point where its founder and global leader Brian Houston resigned for good last week.    David Hardaker, Investigations Editor at Crikey, broke the story. The revelations came after Houston had already stepped down temporarily in January, to fight charges relating to his father’s sex crimes.   That came off the back of the Carl Lentz scandal - he was the US celebrity pastor who was stood down for an affair. In today’s Briefing, we ask if Hillsong can survive the scandals plaguing the church around the world.   Todays Headlines More rain and evacuations for northeast NSW Russia sabotaging peace negotiations Scott Morrison tries to shore up Pacific Cost of living to be focus of Budget Fallout continues after Oscars controversy   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Hillsong has gone even deeper into crisis

What is going on at Hillsong...?  The scandals at Australia’s most famous church have escalated to the point where its founder and global leader Brian Houston resigned for good last week.    David Hardaker, Investigations Editor at Crikey, broke the story. The revelations came after Houston had already stepped down temporarily in January, to fight charges relating to his father’s sex crimes.   That came off the back of the Carl Lentz scandal - he was the US celebrity pastor who was stood down for an affair. In today’s Briefing, we ask if Hillsong can survive the scandals plaguing the church around the world.   Todays Headlines More rain and evacuations for northeast NSW Russia sabotaging peace negotiations Scott Morrison tries to shore up Pacific Cost of living to be focus of Budget Fallout continues after Oscars controversy   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:51

EP68 - S3

28 Mar 22

The cost of living and what it means for you

You’ve probably heard a bit about the rising cost of living or you might have even noticed it yourself at the petrol bowser or the supermarket.     We’re in a tricky situation in Australia - we’re dealing with rising inflation, stagnant wages, high national debt, and supply problems caused by global events including the Covid 19 pandemic and now the war in Ukraine.    Economist, Peter Martin, will explain what’s happening with cost of living... how long this pain will last... and whether the pollies who bang on about it in the election... can actually do anything substantial about it!    Todays Headlines Biden gaffe could escalate the war in Ukraine More rain to lash SE QLD and northern NSW Budget promises revealed Hawkins had ten drugs in his body prior to death 1000th goal ball to be returned to Lance Franklin   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The cost of living and what it means for you

You’ve probably heard a bit about the rising cost of living or you might have even noticed it yourself at the petrol bowser or the supermarket.     We’re in a tricky situation in Australia - we’re dealing with rising inflation, stagnant wages, high national debt, and supply problems caused by global events including the Covid 19 pandemic and now the war in Ukraine.    Economist, Peter Martin, will explain what’s happening with cost of living... how long this pain will last... and whether the pollies who bang on about it in the election... can actually do anything substantial about it!    Todays Headlines Biden gaffe could escalate the war in Ukraine More rain to lash SE QLD and northern NSW Budget promises revealed Hawkins had ten drugs in his body prior to death 1000th goal ball to be returned to Lance Franklin   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:52

EP67 - S3

27 Mar 22

Dave Hughes on life when everyone knows your name.

Dave “Hughesy” Hughes is one of Australia’s all-time favourite stand-up comedians, radio hosts and television presenters.   What is Dave Hughes like under the froth and bubble of celebrity? What do his kids think of his radio antics? What made him give up booze at age 21? Where does his passionate veganism come from and what did he learn from the Dalai lama?   In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and Hughesy answer all these questions and more.    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Dave Hughes on life when everyone knows your name.

Dave “Hughesy” Hughes is one of Australia’s all-time favourite stand-up comedians, radio hosts and television presenters.   What is Dave Hughes like under the froth and bubble of celebrity? What do his kids think of his radio antics? What made him give up booze at age 21? Where does his passionate veganism come from and what did he learn from the Dalai lama?   In this conversation, Jamila Rizvi and Hughesy answer all these questions and more.    Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

34:28

EP66 - S3

25 Mar 22

How journalists are covering the unpredictable war in Ukraine

How are journalists managing to cover the war in Ukraine, given how unpredictable and dangerous it is.     All the major Australian tv networks and newspapers have correspondents moving in and out of the country.... Many who are very well known to Australian audiences.    Hugh Whitfeld is there for Seven News. Hugh is speaking to us from the outskirts of Kyiv... which is the capital, right in the central northern part of the country, which has been under attack from Russian forces coming across the Belarusian border.   Todays Headlines NATO to give more weapons to Ukraine Lambie claims refugee deal is because of her China could gain a military foothold in the Pacific PM distances himself from Hillsong founder Barty remains tight-lipped on retirement   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

How journalists are covering the unpredictable war in Ukraine

How are journalists managing to cover the war in Ukraine, given how unpredictable and dangerous it is.     All the major Australian tv networks and newspapers have correspondents moving in and out of the country.... Many who are very well known to Australian audiences.    Hugh Whitfeld is there for Seven News. Hugh is speaking to us from the outskirts of Kyiv... which is the capital, right in the central northern part of the country, which has been under attack from Russian forces coming across the Belarusian border.   Todays Headlines NATO to give more weapons to Ukraine Lambie claims refugee deal is because of her China could gain a military foothold in the Pacific PM distances himself from Hillsong founder Barty remains tight-lipped on retirement   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

23:33

EP65 - S3

24 Mar 22

Should we be worried about the BA.2 wave?

Just as we begin to enjoy our renewed freedoms, a potentially more infectious coronavirus mutation is emerging. Across the globe, countries have experienced a surge in cases credited to BA.2, including Denmark, the UK, Norway and Sweden. Should we be worried? Dr Norman Swan from the ABC's The Health Report and Coronacast joins us to discuss.   Todays Headlines "Gutted” Ash Barty’s retirement shocks the world Putin’s senior advisor flees due to the war  Election job creation campaign ramps up Hillsong founder Brian Houston resigns Sonny Bill Williams knocks out Barry Hall   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Should we be worried about the BA.2 wave?

Just as we begin to enjoy our renewed freedoms, a potentially more infectious coronavirus mutation is emerging. Across the globe, countries have experienced a surge in cases credited to BA.2, including Denmark, the UK, Norway and Sweden. Should we be worried? Dr Norman Swan from the ABC's The Health Report and Coronacast joins us to discuss.   Todays Headlines "Gutted” Ash Barty’s retirement shocks the world Putin’s senior advisor flees due to the war  Election job creation campaign ramps up Hillsong founder Brian Houston resigns Sonny Bill Williams knocks out Barry Hall   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:28

EP64 - S3

23 Mar 22

The case for magic mushrooms as mental health treatment

Could magic mushrooms hold the key to treating mental health problems? A group of Australians made up of psychiatrists, a former Federal Minister and the former head of the Armed Forces says yes.  In Australia in December, the TGA rejected a bid to approve it for broad use for mental health treatment.      Now, a group of Australians who call themselves Mind Medicine Australia, are applying again to the TGA to get this across the line- with even tighter controls.      Dr Eli Kotler is a psychiatrist who’s part of this group and he’s also the medical director of Malvern Private Hospital - the first addiction hospital in Australia.     Todays Headlines Russian forces “kidnapping” children New head of space command “scared” of Russian and China The UN calls out Australia over climate policy Optus and TPG to pay out $6.5M for slow internet Ben Roberts-Smith's former girlfriend details affair Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The case for magic mushrooms as mental health treatment

Could magic mushrooms hold the key to treating mental health problems? A group of Australians made up of psychiatrists, a former Federal Minister and the former head of the Armed Forces says yes.  In Australia in December, the TGA rejected a bid to approve it for broad use for mental health treatment.      Now, a group of Australians who call themselves Mind Medicine Australia, are applying again to the TGA to get this across the line- with even tighter controls.      Dr Eli Kotler is a psychiatrist who’s part of this group and he’s also the medical director of Malvern Private Hospital - the first addiction hospital in Australia.     Todays Headlines Russian forces “kidnapping” children New head of space command “scared” of Russian and China The UN calls out Australia over climate policy Optus and TPG to pay out $6.5M for slow internet Ben Roberts-Smith's former girlfriend details affair Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:26

EP63 - S3

22 Mar 22

Will the Ukraine conflict spread into space

Nearly three decades of close collaboration in space between Russia and the western world seems to be coming to an end. Dr Mark Hilborne- Lecturer of Defence Studies, King's College London specialises in strategic stability in arms control with an emphasis on outer space. With increasing tensions over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia has arguably threatened to crash the International Space Station and refuse to launch satellites for western countries. It seems at the moment that lack of trust that we see between the large space and various nations will certainly have an impact on those kinds of programs.   Todays Headlines Bombs drop on Ukrainian city every 10 minutes US declares violence against Rohingya ‘genocide’ Kitching’s husband addresses bullying allegations Australia’s new space division begins operations today Plane crashes in China: 132 feared dead Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Will the Ukraine conflict spread into space

Nearly three decades of close collaboration in space between Russia and the western world seems to be coming to an end. Dr Mark Hilborne- Lecturer of Defence Studies, King's College London specialises in strategic stability in arms control with an emphasis on outer space. With increasing tensions over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia has arguably threatened to crash the International Space Station and refuse to launch satellites for western countries. It seems at the moment that lack of trust that we see between the large space and various nations will certainly have an impact on those kinds of programs.   Todays Headlines Bombs drop on Ukrainian city every 10 minutes US declares violence against Rohingya ‘genocide’ Kitching’s husband addresses bullying allegations Australia’s new space division begins operations today Plane crashes in China: 132 feared dead Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

17:25

EP62 - S3

21 Mar 22

Independents Day: How worried should the LNP be come Election 2022?

Support for independent candidates is growing steadily.  We also know that Australians care about climate change. Now all of this is a perfect storm for a group of two dozen Independents who will be running in coalition held seats at the upcoming federal election on a strong climate agenda platform.  Independence have always run for parliament, but this time around it's different. At least that's what Georgia Steele thinks. She's the independent candidate for Hughes in Sydney’s south.     Todays Headlines Zelensky: “if negotiations fail this will mean World War 3” Labor wins the SA election Warne farewelled in private ceremony Hillsong apologises for Brian Houston conduct breach   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Independents Day: How worried should the LNP be come Election 2022?

Support for independent candidates is growing steadily.  We also know that Australians care about climate change. Now all of this is a perfect storm for a group of two dozen Independents who will be running in coalition held seats at the upcoming federal election on a strong climate agenda platform.  Independence have always run for parliament, but this time around it's different. At least that's what Georgia Steele thinks. She's the independent candidate for Hughes in Sydney’s south.     Todays Headlines Zelensky: “if negotiations fail this will mean World War 3” Labor wins the SA election Warne farewelled in private ceremony Hillsong apologises for Brian Houston conduct breach   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

19:42

EP61 - S3

20 Mar 22

Sean Szeps comes out wherever he is

Sean Szeps is a podcaster, content creator and presenter. Through kindness and humour, he is making life better for queer kids everywhere.   Sean is the host of the LiSTNR Podcast ‘Come Out Wherever You Are’, where Sean talks to famous queer Australians about their coming out stories.   Through his podcast you also get the chance to get to know Sean on a deeper level. A loving husband to Josh, and a passionate dad to twins Stella and Cooper.   In this conversation Jamila and Sean discuss raising twins as a queer dad, being brought up in a religion which didn't accept him and his own coming out journey.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Sean Szeps comes out wherever he is

Sean Szeps is a podcaster, content creator and presenter. Through kindness and humour, he is making life better for queer kids everywhere.   Sean is the host of the LiSTNR Podcast ‘Come Out Wherever You Are’, where Sean talks to famous queer Australians about their coming out stories.   Through his podcast you also get the chance to get to know Sean on a deeper level. A loving husband to Josh, and a passionate dad to twins Stella and Cooper.   In this conversation Jamila and Sean discuss raising twins as a queer dad, being brought up in a religion which didn't accept him and his own coming out journey.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

39:48

EP60 - S3

18 Mar 22

The Tragedy of Kanye West

Is Kanye West wanting his divorce to entertain you? We speak to Atlantic Journalist, Spenser Kornhaber who has been following Kanye’s career and rise to fame for over 20 years.  Kanye separated from Kim Kardashian in early 2021.  Kardashian began dating SNL star Pete Davidson, 28, in the final months of 2021, prompting Kanye to share posts encouraging his followers to publicly harass Pete.    Is it the spillover from Kardashian’s own brand of fame, which turns living rooms into TV-show sets? The difficulty of knowing how to deal with mental-health crises, which West has experienced in public previously? Or just voyeurism—the fun of watching the Kanye show?    Todays Headlines  The Ukraine president addresses the German parliament Australia’s unemployment rate falls to 4% Delays on flood recovery package Kimberley Kitching allegedly ‘bullied’ by Labor colleagues   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The Tragedy of Kanye West

Is Kanye West wanting his divorce to entertain you? We speak to Atlantic Journalist, Spenser Kornhaber who has been following Kanye’s career and rise to fame for over 20 years.  Kanye separated from Kim Kardashian in early 2021.  Kardashian began dating SNL star Pete Davidson, 28, in the final months of 2021, prompting Kanye to share posts encouraging his followers to publicly harass Pete.    Is it the spillover from Kardashian’s own brand of fame, which turns living rooms into TV-show sets? The difficulty of knowing how to deal with mental-health crises, which West has experienced in public previously? Or just voyeurism—the fun of watching the Kanye show?    Todays Headlines  The Ukraine president addresses the German parliament Australia’s unemployment rate falls to 4% Delays on flood recovery package Kimberley Kitching allegedly ‘bullied’ by Labor colleagues   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:04

EP59 - S3

17 Mar 22

Mayor admits Byron Baes outrage was ‘a bit precious’

The first Aussie reality show commissioned by Netflix- Byron Baes. The outrage from the Byron community was huge and they protected, trying to stop it.   The basic concern was bringing more people to Byron buying houses and increasing the prices pushing real locals out of the market. Mayor Michael Lyon’s main concern was the housing issues and the increase in homeless people.   Julian Morgan, Executive Producer of Byron Baes gives us the low down on the show.   Todays Headlines Zelensky calls on US Congress to ‘close the skies’ PM threatens sanctions if China supports Russia NSW Liberal MP resigns over unfair flood support NT rejects calls to ban guns following Rolfe verdict NZ border to reopen on April 12   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Mayor admits Byron Baes outrage was ‘a bit precious’

The first Aussie reality show commissioned by Netflix- Byron Baes. The outrage from the Byron community was huge and they protected, trying to stop it.   The basic concern was bringing more people to Byron buying houses and increasing the prices pushing real locals out of the market. Mayor Michael Lyon’s main concern was the housing issues and the increase in homeless people.   Julian Morgan, Executive Producer of Byron Baes gives us the low down on the show.   Todays Headlines Zelensky calls on US Congress to ‘close the skies’ PM threatens sanctions if China supports Russia NSW Liberal MP resigns over unfair flood support NT rejects calls to ban guns following Rolfe verdict NZ border to reopen on April 12   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

22:51

EP58 - S3

16 Mar 22

Are $2+ petrol prices here to stay?

Roberto Aguilera- Energy Economist Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre gives us a deep dive on fuel prices…   The Prime Minister has left open the possibility of slashing petrol excise in the budget–.as rising prices hit household budgets.   The fuel excise is a flat tax levied on petrol and diesel set at 44 cents per litre. It raises around 11 billion dollars in net terms for the commonwealth each year.   The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent fuel costs soaring around the country! How long will these high prices last?   Todays Headlines EU leaders head to Kyiv in show of support  Federal court overturns teenagers’ climate change case Plan for Melbourne’s new art gallery revealed China faces biggest Covid-19 outbreak since start of pandemic   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Are $2+ petrol prices here to stay?

Roberto Aguilera- Energy Economist Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre gives us a deep dive on fuel prices…   The Prime Minister has left open the possibility of slashing petrol excise in the budget–.as rising prices hit household budgets.   The fuel excise is a flat tax levied on petrol and diesel set at 44 cents per litre. It raises around 11 billion dollars in net terms for the commonwealth each year.   The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent fuel costs soaring around the country! How long will these high prices last?   Todays Headlines EU leaders head to Kyiv in show of support  Federal court overturns teenagers’ climate change case Plan for Melbourne’s new art gallery revealed China faces biggest Covid-19 outbreak since start of pandemic   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

21:31

EP57 - S3

15 Mar 22

The unanswered questions of the Zachary Rolfe trial

Samantha Jonscher has been reporting on the 5 week trial. The big news is the not guilty verdict on Friday... and as you’ll hear... the upcoming coronial inquest... which is why this story is far from over.    Constable Rolfe, 30, pleaded not guilty to murder, as well as two alternative charges, over the fatal shooting of Kumanjayi Walker in the central Australian community of Yuendumu in 2019.   The officer fired his Glock pistol three times after Mr Walker, 19, stabbed him in the shoulder with a pair of medical scissors during an attempted arrest on Saturday, November 9. He was charged over the second and third shots, which the prosecution says were not legally justified. Today's Headlines Australia and the Netherlands launch legal action over MH17 Russia steps up campaign to take Kyiv PM under pressure over costs of living Victoria trials paid sick leave for casual workers Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

The unanswered questions of the Zachary Rolfe trial

Samantha Jonscher has been reporting on the 5 week trial. The big news is the not guilty verdict on Friday... and as you’ll hear... the upcoming coronial inquest... which is why this story is far from over.    Constable Rolfe, 30, pleaded not guilty to murder, as well as two alternative charges, over the fatal shooting of Kumanjayi Walker in the central Australian community of Yuendumu in 2019.   The officer fired his Glock pistol three times after Mr Walker, 19, stabbed him in the shoulder with a pair of medical scissors during an attempted arrest on Saturday, November 9. He was charged over the second and third shots, which the prosecution says were not legally justified. Today's Headlines Australia and the Netherlands launch legal action over MH17 Russia steps up campaign to take Kyiv PM under pressure over costs of living Victoria trials paid sick leave for casual workers Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

18:26

EP56 - S3

14 Mar 22

What Russians are being told about the war in Ukraine

Daria Sukharchuk is a freelance Russian journalist living in Berlin. She’s been following the unfolding situation in Ukraine closely.    Russians are hearing a very different story to the one we’re getting about the war in Ukraine. As Russia bombed a maternity hospital in the southern city of Mariupol last week Russians were being told the building was abandoned and had been taken over by neo-Nazis.    So if the story is so different, how do Russians know what they’re actually supporting, or opposing?   Todays Headlines  Russia escalates attacks hitting target in Western Ukraine Albanese draws level with Morrison as preferred PM PM open to reducing fuel excise tax NSW SES under fire for turning down help amid floods NT Police officer Zachary Rolfe ‘not guilty’ of murder   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

What Russians are being told about the war in Ukraine

Daria Sukharchuk is a freelance Russian journalist living in Berlin. She’s been following the unfolding situation in Ukraine closely.    Russians are hearing a very different story to the one we’re getting about the war in Ukraine. As Russia bombed a maternity hospital in the southern city of Mariupol last week Russians were being told the building was abandoned and had been taken over by neo-Nazis.    So if the story is so different, how do Russians know what they’re actually supporting, or opposing?   Todays Headlines  Russia escalates attacks hitting target in Western Ukraine Albanese draws level with Morrison as preferred PM PM open to reducing fuel excise tax NSW SES under fire for turning down help amid floods NT Police officer Zachary Rolfe ‘not guilty’ of murder   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

20:07

EP55 - S3

13 Mar 22

Calling shotgun with George Ezra

George Ezra is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter and also one of the nicest guys in the biz.   His smash hit ‘Shotgun’ is, incidentally, about time he spent in Australia - he sings about being south of the equator, being at the beach, drinking larger and life in ‘the yellow and green’. But it’s not his only song about another country. His travels make up a huge part of his music.   So what happens when your art is inspired by the world around you and that world suddenly becomes very small. So small, in fact, it’s pretty much the size of your UK flat and nothing else. Where does the magic come from?   In this conversation, Jamila and George go deep on his new music, staying inspired and his upcoming performance at the Queen’s Jubilee.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

Calling shotgun with George Ezra

George Ezra is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter and also one of the nicest guys in the biz.   His smash hit ‘Shotgun’ is, incidentally, about time he spent in Australia - he sings about being south of the equator, being at the beach, drinking larger and life in ‘the yellow and green’. But it’s not his only song about another country. His travels make up a huge part of his music.   So what happens when your art is inspired by the world around you and that world suddenly becomes very small. So small, in fact, it’s pretty much the size of your UK flat and nothing else. Where does the magic come from?   In this conversation, Jamila and George go deep on his new music, staying inspired and his upcoming performance at the Queen’s Jubilee.   Follow The Briefing DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIEFING NEWSLETTER. LINK IS IN OUR BIO ON INSTAGRAM Instagram: @thebriefingpodcast  Facebook: TheBriefingNewsAU Twitter: @TheBriefingAU 

28:14

EP54 - S3

11 Mar 22


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