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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

    #131 Hamilton, High Fidelity, Harpers

    #131 Hamilton, High Fidelity, Harpers

    It’s open season on open letters denouncing cancellation culture. But are the people calling the call outs just replicating what they’re fighting against? Yeezy season is well and truly upon us, with Kanye running for President. And we’re digging into the latest adaptation of High Fidelity, and what do we make of Hamilton on the small screen?

    Show Notes

    SMH Open Letter: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/something-dangerously-askew-with-the-way-we-re-talking-about-race-and-the-arts-20200706-p559bz.html

    Harpers Open Letter: https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/

    Kanye in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/#720810347aab

    High Fidelity: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/high-fidelity-review-tv-zoe-kravitz-zan-rowe/12287954

    Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SeXt9ow52I

    Michaela Coel: https://www.vulture.com/amp/article/michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you.html

    Japanese Theme Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMm5QVZ6QeY

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 32 min
    #130: Kanye, The Nest Boyfriend, Eurovision Movie

    #130: Kanye, The Nest Boyfriend, Eurovision Movie

    By popular demand, Eurovision host and expert Myf weighs in on Will Ferrell’s Eurovision movie "The Story of Fire Saga". While Zan bangs on about Mrs America. Kanye and Kim have had a big week of music, fashion, and Freesian horses, and we’re here for it. All of it.  And a “Ken and Karen” of Missouri are the pin ups of white privilege, and the source of many a meme. Speaking of the internet, various viral posts have us questioning truth, critical thinking, and where to from here, in this bin fire of a time. No wonder people are building nests to sleep in.

     

    Show notes:



    Kanye’s “Wash Us in the Blood”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0U2QUGKbSE

    Kanye congrats tweet: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1277766033844121601

    Kimye Freesian horses: https://twitter.com/KimKardashian/status/1277752179877527554

    Kanye Crocs: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1276636607672733703

    Kanye and GAP: https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1276495666781528066

    Ken and Karen: https://junkee.com/ken-karen-guns-black-lives-matter/259708

    The Nest boyfriend: https://twitter.com/redditships/status/1278028355426824192

    Brexit thread: https://twitter.com/archer_rs

    ABC Cuts: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-24/abc-announces-cuts-to-programming-and-jobs-funding/12384972

    Louise Miolin in New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/2020/06/19/the-inhumanities-what-does-raising-the-price-of-arts-degrees-say-about-australias-education-values/

    Mrs America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFDrs1iuGmQ

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q6Co-nd0lM

    Wild Black Women: https://989fm.com.au/category/listen/programs/wild-black-women/


    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 31 min
    #129: Dyson Heydon, Barbie Quarantine, Sashay Away Segway

    #129: Dyson Heydon, Barbie Quarantine, Sashay Away Segway

    An investigation into sexual harassment at the highest levels of Australian law has us talking about the systemic abuse of power that women are subjected to every day. It’s the end of the road for the Segway, and the start of a new project by Beyonce. And an American comedian has made our week with her Barbie Quarantine Dreamhouse.


    Show Notes:

    Myf’s Sovereign Hill Deb dress: https://twitter.com/MyfWarhurst/status/1275675671176663055

    Zan’s “anti-Deb” dress: https://twitter.com/zanrowe/status/1275784411435286528

    Dyson Heydon: https://www.smh.com.au/national/high-court-inquiry-finds-former-justice-dyson-heydon-sexually-harassed-associates-20200622-p5550w.html

    Beyonce’s Black Parade: https://www.beyonce.com/black-parade-route/?q=&page=1&category=all

    Segway ending production: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/23/segway-transporter-production-ends

    Dissect podcast: https://dissectpodcast.com/

    Barbie Quarantine Dreamhouse: https://twitter.com/saraschaefer1/status/1275479007673192448

    Ruby Rose Crocs: https://www.popsugar.com.au/fashion/ruby-rose-crocs-collaboration-pride-2020-47559134

    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/why-im-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race-9781408870587/

    Nut Jobs podcast: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Nut-Jobs-Audiobook/B088KRKHGL



    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au



    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 30 min
    #128: Callout Culture or Accountability, 1997 Fashion, Debutante

    #128: Callout Culture or Accountability, 1997 Fashion, Debutante

    Can callout culture create actionable change? The removing and recontextualising of past problematic art is one thing, but we’re reminded to keep our foot on the pedal when there are some big issues at stake. A piece on 1997 fashion is a stretch (but of course we’ll take it), and a new podcast on Debutante Balls has us looking at this old tradition through a new lens.

    Show Notes

    Patrick Lenton in Junkee: https://junkee.com/black-lives-matter-protests-distraction/257545

    It’s Not Callout Culture it’s Accountability: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/06/callout-culture-black-lives-matter-adidas-bon-appetit-lea-michele/613054/

    Matt Okine thread: https://twitter.com/mattokine/status/1273125633086967817

    Daniel Keogh on Medium: https://medium.com/@mrdanielkeogh/mistakes-ive-made-d36d814263af

    1997 Fashion: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/jun/17/buffy-and-bucket-hats-why-1997-has-taken-over-fashion

    The Last Dance: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80203144

    Debutante: Race, Resistance & Girl Power: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Debutante-Race-Resistance-and-Girl-Power-Audiobook/B089H1B33P?source_code=AUDOR02806152000JF

    At Home Alone Together: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/at-home-alone-together

    Still Processing: https://www.nytimes.com/column/still-processing-podcast

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 31 min
    #127 A Reckoning, A Rowling, A Rousing

    #127 A Reckoning, A Rowling, A Rousing

    The world is responding to call outs for change, with major publications, streaming services, and organisations taking responsibility for past practices and platforming, and also reassessing how they work differently into the future. TV shows are buried, statues of slave traders are toppled, while some are only just learning that Tom Morello’s rage isn’t against his dishwasher. JK Rowling has doubled down on her stance on trans women, causing Potterheads (not least recent fan Zan) to question their connection to her books. And Bang Boy has gone bush and shacked up with a Karen. Don’t worry, it’s better than it sounds.

     

    Show notes:

     

    Bon Appetit apology: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/where-we-go-from-here

    Gone With the Wind: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jun/10/gone-with-the-wind-dropped-from-hbo-max-over-depiction-of-slavery

    Chris Lilley: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/netflix-pulls-chris-lilley-shows-featuring-blackface/12342814

    Brooke Boney on Today: https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow/status/1270837483622801408

    Toppling of statues: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/08/edward-colston-statue-history-slave-trader-bristol-protest

    Lachlan Macquarie: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/fact-check-did-lachlan-macquarie-commit-mass-murder-and-genocide/8981092?nw=0

    Tom Morello: https://junkee.com/rage-against-the-machine-tom-morello-trolls/256981

    Meyne Wyatt monologue: https://twitter.com/QandA/status/1269982640494411776

    JK Rowling: https://www.jkrowling.com/opinions/j-k-rowling-writes-about-her-reasons-for-speaking-out-on-sex-and-gender-issues/

    Daniel Radcliffe: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/2020/06/08/daniel-radcliffe-responds-to-j-k-rowlings-tweets-on-gender-identity/

    NITV podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/sbs-nitv-radio/id350464353

    Kimberley Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9_qGOa9Go&feature=youtu.be

    The Briefing: https://www.podcastoneaustralia.com.au/podcasts/the-briefing

    Beyonce Commencement Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLo5XMjIJD8

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 34 min
    #126 The Return, Blackout Tuesday, COVID Farshun

    #126 The Return, Blackout Tuesday, COVID Farshun

    The world is a very different place to where we left you more than eight months ago! And we’re catching up on what we’ve learned in this new “normal”. Following the killing of George Floyd, and protests in both America and Australia on racial injustice, the music industry this week responded with a blackout. But the confused messaging on social media has people wondering if these conversation will continue beyond the news cycle. And in this bin fire of a year, rest assured, Myf has found some farshun news to lift your spirits. Strawberry crocs anyone?

    Show Notes:

    Blackout Tuesday: https://www.vulture.com/2020/06/blackout-tuesday-guide.html

    Baker Boy's powerful statement: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA7Hc6tB5iu/

    Kira Puru's anti-racism resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic

    Docplay 10 docos to educate yourself: https://www.docplay.com/articles/10-documentaries-to-watch-about-race-instead-of-asking-a-person-of-colour-to-explain-things-for-you/

    Gucci goes seasonless: https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/27/gucci-goes-seasonless-declares-clothes-should-have-longer-life-12763897/

    Crocdown: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/style/crocs-having-lockdown-fashion-moment-surely-can-never-chic/

    The Beach: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-beach

    Trevor Noah analysis: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow/videos/271504123969416

    Isabella Higgins analysis: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-02/us-riots-indigenous-deaths-in-custody/12309010

    Practical ways you can support Aboriginal Lives Matter: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/practical-ways-you-can-support-aboriginal-lives-matter/12308386

    10 positive ways to engage: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/here-are-10-positive-ways-to-engage-with-indigenous-issues/10885222

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 32 min

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Mist moo ,

Thank god your back

So happy your podcast is back. Breaks up a very boring 4 hour drive each week.

someone_took_my_nickname ,

Nice to have you back

Myf and Zan are back and now I can keep up with the cool kids with the latest news going around without having to go on Facebook/Twitter/tiktok/insta or any other social. Thanks and keep up the funny and enlightening work!

Rlinas ,

You’re back yay

So wonderful to hear those beautiful laughs again the highlight of my week listening to you share your wisdoms luv ya

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