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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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    • 4.9 • 2.2K Ratings

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).

    #223: Olivia Newton-John, Malcolm Gladwell, Nudists

    #223: Olivia Newton-John, Malcolm Gladwell, Nudists

    Myf and Zan are here to make sense of the week that was in all its lows and highs.

    We’ve lost some icons of late, and we pay tribute and show thanks. Meanwhile Malcolm Gladwell reckons we need to get back to the office which is frankly a BIT RICH coming from him, Mr Laptop on the Couch.

    Naturism, or getting in the nuddy, is making a comeback in these pandemic times and we investigate why. And Frank Ocean hasn’t shared any music but has released a $25k cock ring via his fashion label. And we’re banging on about some music watches; a three part doco on Woodstock ’99 and the phenomenal new David Bowie film Moonage Daydream.


    Show notes:

    ONJ: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/olivia-newton-john-dead-at-73/101313542

    Judith Durham: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/seekers-lead-singer-judith-durham-dead-at-79/101308234

    Archie Roach: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/archie-roach-died-66/13996534

    Malcolm Gladwell: https://nypost.com/2022/08/05/malcolm-gladwell-slams-working-from-home/

    Naturism: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/aug/07/bare-with-us-why-naturism-in-britain-is-booming

    Frank Ocean: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/frank-ocean-homer-penis-cock-ring/

    Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99: https://www.netflix.com/title/81280924

    Moonage Daydream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSbbDCV45OI




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

    • 40 min
    #222: Neighbours finale, Beyonce’s Renaissance, Got the Ick?

    #222: Neighbours finale, Beyonce’s Renaissance, Got the Ick?

    Myf and Zan are back and absolutely champing at the bit to bang on this week.

    Which is a perfect horse reference for Beyoncé’s Renaissance album (see: cover art). We go in deep on all facets of this instant club classic, and some of the backlash it’s received. We also dip into a larger discussion around releasing, then changing an album. Is an album, as a “finished” piece of art, much more malleable in the digital age?

    The finale of Neighbours had us in absolute tears, and we debrief on all our favourite moments and just why Kylie and Jason had so few lines. And a fascinating piece on the “ick” and how it can end a relationship has us in stitches. Meanwhile it’s a big foodie bang on, with Myf watching Aftertaste and Zan reading Jess Ho’s memoir Raised By Wolves.

    Show notes:

    Neighbours finale: https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/neighbours-executive-producer-answers-big-kylie-minogue-question/news-story/f24a8d7987e475ff69e4b3b30117c2f4

    Jinkx Monsoon reacts to her Drag Race win: https://twitter.com/sedderaside/status/1553458121187774470

    Beyoncé's criticism: https://pitchfork.com/news/beyonce-updating-renaissance-track-heated-after-criticism-of-ableist-lyrics/

    Kelis on Beyoncé: https://slate.com/culture/2022/07/renaissance-beyonce-kelis-song-credit-controversy.html

    Got the ick? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jul/31/got-the-ick-when-a-pang-of-disgust-ruins-your-romance

    Aftertaste: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/aftertaste

    Raised By Wolves by Jess Ho: https://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/raised-by-wolves/



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



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

    • 42 min
    #221: Vabbing, Hathahate, Joni Mitchell

    #221: Vabbing, Hathahate, Joni Mitchell

    This is one of those weeks where Bang On truly has it all.

    Myf and Zan start with a 600kg sun-loving walrus, and end with vagina perfume.

    In between, we wrap the week that was, including the solving of the mysterious Somerton Man (Zan wants to rewind to when he was a mystery). A teaser for the new Black Panther movie has us in a tizz, particularly cos one of our faves is in it. And a reflection on the massive pile on to Anne Hathaway in the noughties is reframed through a new generation’s viewpoint.

    Myf is loving fellow mad dawg Miriam Margolyes new show, and Zan is an absolute wreck after seeing Joni Mitchell return to the live stage

    Show notes:

    Freya the walrus: https://junkee.com/freya-the-walrus-is-sinking-boats-and-living-up-her-hot-girl-summer/337415

    Freya’s live stream: https://tv.vg.no/video/241746/se-foelg-hvalrossen-freya-minutt-for-minutt

    The Somerton Man: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-26/somerton-man-identified-melbourne-born-engineer-researcher-says/101272182

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=128&v=RlOB3UALvrQ&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=MarvelEntertainment

    Reflecting on Hathahate: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/anne-hathaway-movies-catwoman-taylor-swift-sexism-b2131147.html

    Vabbing: https://theconversation.com/vaginas-pheromones-and-tiktok-what-is-the-strange-new-trend-of-vabbing-187431

    Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/miriam-margolyes-australia-unmasked

    Joni Mitchell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aqGjaFDTxQ&ab_channel=AmyKaribian&fbclid=IwAR2ia7gZmQRE9t7a83ed-MGx1ke8kaXrYNzoDOIT4gnn-axACRJgHnKt54k



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



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

    • 41 min
    #220: Bennifer Wedding, Performative charity, Reclaiming HOT

    #220: Bennifer Wedding, Performative charity, Reclaiming HOT

    Zan and Myf are back and have lots to catch you up on! It’s a time of celebration too, with J Lo and Ben Affleck hitting Vegas for a quickie wedding (20 years in the making).

    Meanwhile on the streets of Melbourne an act of “kindness” has gone viral for two very different reasons, and we’re digging into our reactions to performative charity and who it targets. And a piece on the “end of ambition” has us thinking about the cumulative effect of everything that’s hit us over the past two years, and how it’s shifted us, across generations, forever. 

    In fun news, we’re here for the reclaiming of “hot” (Paris, you were ahead of your time), and banging on about a great podcast and a cracking read. 

    Show notes:

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wed: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a40634812/jennifer-lopez-ben-affleck-wedding-vegas-ceremony-details/

    Myf’s book Time Of My Life: https://www.hachette.com.au/myf-warhurst/time-of-my-life

    Random acts of kindness on socials: https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2022/07/19/benevolent-ageism-tiktok-stereotypes/

    Performative charity: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-16/viral-melbourne-tiktok-flowers-women-certain-age-assumptions/101242694

    The end of ambition: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/jul/19/a-bigger-paycheck-id-rather-watch-the-sunset-is-this-the-end-of-ambition

    Can’t Talk, I’m Busy Being Hot: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/16/style/self-care/hot-girl-megan-thee-stallion-tik-tok.html

    Not So PG podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/not-so-pg/id1631941186

    Klara and the Sun: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54120408-klara-and-the-sun

     

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

     

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. 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
    #219: Barbie, Thor, Looking Black

    #219: Barbie, Thor, Looking Black

    It’s been a whirlwind coupla weeks and Myf and Zan have heaps to catch up on. TV adventures as the ABC celebrates 90, book deadlines, and what it’s like to be in a trigger ban state when Roe V Wade is overturned. In more joyful news, Rihanna has become the youngest female billionaire, and Only Murders in the Building is back (with a helluva guest cast).

    The internet is frothing at images emerging from the Barbie movie shoot, and we catch you up on everything you need to know. It feels like the '80s is having a real resurgence at the mo, with the new Thor film leaning sonically and visually toward that decade too. And fashion is feeling it; google trends show that the rise of legwarmers is upon us. Thank you, Stranger Things.

    Bang On Live is on the cards, we let you know where you can find us in late October! And we’re banging on about the history of Indigenous storytelling on the ABC, the best kind of breakfast TV on SBS, and a coupla musical queens on Netflix

    Show notes:

    ABC 90 Celebrate: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/abc-90-celebrate

    Rihanna: https://consequence.net/2022/07/rihanna-youngest-woman-self-made-billionaire/

    Only Murders In the Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4d7y7GDhDE&ab_channel=Hulu

    The Barbie Movie: https://www.glamour.com/story/the-barbie-movie-everything-we-know

    Thor: Love & Thunder: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-07/thor-love-and-thunder-review-chris-hemsworth-natalie-portman/101176926

    80’s Fashion Revival: https://junkee.com/stranger-things-80s-fashion/334789

    Grapes of Mirth: https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/grapes-of-mirth-the-festival/130202?skin=GOMFESTIVAL22

    Looking Black: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/looking-black

    Big Mob Brekky: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/big-mob-brekky

    Halftime: the J Lo doco: https://www.netflix.com/title/81031929

    Here I Am: Dolly Parton doco: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81204624



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



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

    • 42 min
    #218: Beyoncé, Logies, Messy Millennial Women

    #218: Beyoncé, Logies, Messy Millennial Women

    It’s the return of Queen B, and we are bouncin’ to her new single and how perfectly it captures the moment.

    Like all things Beyoncé, there are layers and layers, and we dig in.

    Myf has been hitting the red carpet for the Logies, so we catch up on all the goss from TV’s night of nights.

    An opinion piece on the popularity of “messy millennial women” on TV has caught our eye; is it becoming a trope? And we’re banging on about one of those series (lol), as well as the great music city of Nashville.

    Show notes:

    Myf’s Logies dress: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce-hp1HrTf9/?hl=en

    Beyonce’s 'Break My Soul': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjki-9Pthh0&ab_channel=Beyonc%C3%A9VEVO

    Beyonce in UK Vogue: https://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/article/beyonce-vogue-cover-new-music

    Robin S on Double J: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/beyonce-robin-s-break-my-soul-show-me-love-sample-interview/13940586

    Kate Bush interview on BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0018gqv

    Logies and diversity: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/tv-s-night-of-whites-why-are-the-logie-awards-taking-so-long-to-catch-up-on-diversity-20220620-p5av0c.html

    Messy Millenial Women: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/jun/09/messy-millennial-woman-tv-trope-everything-i-know-about-love-this-way-up

    RIP Captchas: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jun/21/ios-verification-update-captchas-apple-iphone

    Everything I Know About Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43J5kyU55QY

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fQPTwma9o&ab_channel=NEON

    Nashville: https://www.visitmusiccity.com/



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



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

    • 33 min

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4.9 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Hairy Janina ,

Besties that I’ve never met

My compulsory listen that keeps me refreshed, laughing and insightful. This is better than meditating 🙏🏻
I often wonder if I’d be all weird (starstruck)if I met you both in person.
May I request a live Bang On in CBR to test the theory??
Love you both💜🧡💜🧡💜🐾😻

ChiLaurz ,

My people

I’ve posted reviews before, but goddamn I am posting again. I have recently held the bat up to acknowledge my first 50 and am filled with the acute knowledge that time has passed quicker than I can keep up. I still love what I loved at half my age; music new and old, wacky stories, learning, laughing and seeing the light in life even when it all seems so grey (including my hairline). You guys are my weekly condensed hot cup of joy on a cold winters day, or my cool lemon cordial on a hot summers day. Hit the spot everytime. So thanks ladies. Keep banging on!

Danniskye ,

We need you now more than ever!

Zan and Myf it’s like you’re in my car chewing the fat like two of my friends. Witty, intelligent and quirky, just the way I like it. Thanks for keeping me entertained on my drive home from Hobart to the winery region of the Coal River Valley Xx

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