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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 2.4K 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).

    #289: Westminster Dog Show, Scarlett Johansson AI, Kansas City Chiefs

    #289: Westminster Dog Show, Scarlett Johansson AI, Kansas City Chiefs

    Myf and Zan are back and there is plenty to catch up on. Most importantly, the annual Westminster Dog Show, the pranciest event of the year. Sage has won, and rightly so. Speaking of winners, Grace Tame has proven once again she's unstoppable; winning a 60km ultramarathon and capturing the experience of the run so poetically.

    ChatGPT have released new chatbots, one of which sounds frighteningly similar to Scarlett Johansson. So we're watching HER again, and finding out the full story. And a Kansas City Chiefs NRL player has given the commencement speech at his old Catholic College and oh boy, their YouTube account has never had so many clicks.

    We have an update on the Ladies Lounge at MONA that you're gonna love, and some news on Pigeoneers. What are pigeoneers? Good question, we'll explain. And it's a big week of brilliant cinema as Myf watches our stories on screen and Zan heads to a French farmhouse for some epic gastronomy.

    Show notes:

    Westminster Dog Show: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/15/style/westminster-dog-show-best-in-show.html

    Grace Tame ultramarathon: https://www.instagram.com/tamepunk/reel/C7PtQGgyHV7/?hl=en

    Scarlett Johansson: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/technology/scarlett-johansson-openai-statement.html

    Harrison Butker commencement speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JS7RIKSaCc

    Kirsha's toilet:https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/australia-tasmania-womens-only-museum-mona-b2541294.html 

    Young pigeoneers: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/19/young-pigeon-fanciers-meet-the-new-kids-on-the-flock 

    David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/david-stratton-s-stories-of-australian-cinema

    The Taste of Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKCGtoIOVY 

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au 

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On merch: https://sound-merch.com.au/collections/bang-on-live

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, and Gadigal peoples. 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.

    • 43 min
    Bonus Bang! Challengers

    Bonus Bang! Challengers

    Zan’s been whisked away on secret special business this week, so she and Myf have a bonus bang all the way from their show at Brisbane Comedy Festival.

    This time, they’re picking apart the very horny tennis movie Challengers starring Zendaya, which has absolutely nothing to do with the Woodies or Porky’s, but somehow they weave their way into this very silly conversation.

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Gadigal and Turrbal peoples. 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.

    • 11 min
    Bonus Bang! Joel Creasey & Kit Warhurst

    Bonus Bang! Joel Creasey & Kit Warhurst

    Myf’s away at Eurovision this week, so she and Zan have an extra special Bonus Bang for you from their unforgettable live show at Melbourne Comedy Festival.

    Comedian Joel Creasey was their special guest and he spilled the tea on what’s really going on behind the scenes when he and Myf host the annual song contest. Hint: they’ve shared a toothbrush.

    And that’s not all! Myf’s twin brother Kit dropped by too with a song and tale about their childhood trips to a place called magic mountain.

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Gadigal and Turrbal peoples. 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.

    • 14 min
    Bonus Bang! Sam Taunton talks Baby Reindeer

    Bonus Bang! Sam Taunton talks Baby Reindeer

    It’s the show everyone’s watching.

    When Myf and Zan hit Brisbane recently for Bang On Live, comedian Sam Taunton joined them to bang on about Netflix series Baby Reindeer.

    He talked about the thrill of bingeing it all in one night on a laptop in bed and shared some behind-the-scenes tales from The Project.

    Show notes:

    Baby Reindeer: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/8121988

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Gadigal and Turrbal peoples. 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.

    • 11 min
    #288: Nicole Kidman, Jerry Seinfeld, Cosmopolitan

    #288: Nicole Kidman, Jerry Seinfeld, Cosmopolitan

    Whoosh, it's been a big week and a half and we're here to make sense of it for you and provide a bit of respite. The exhaustion and anger felt by women in the last couple of weeks can't go unmentioned, and we share our thoughts about this endless, frustrating conversation around women's right to live safely.

    Cosmopolitan magazine is making a return as an actual glossy, our Nicole has just made history in America, and Myf is vindicated by the public's feelings on the perfect movie length.

    Jerry Seinfeld has joined the ranks of blokes of a certain age with opinions on political correctness, so we're going to match him by giving our thoughts on Unfrosted. Yep, his Netflix film on Pop Tarts is also your homework for the Sydney Bang On Live show, fam.

    Apparently there's a bunch of people who don't shower daily, or even weekly, and Zan is fascinated. And socks and sandals (also jandals) are making a big comeback! So are piss stained jeans. It's FARSHUN.

    We farewell a literary giant in Paul Auster, and we're banging on about a brilliant read from Anna Funder, Wifedom, and a fun watch on Bon Jovi. Bang Medicine.

    Show notes:

    Bang On Shit Bali Music:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ghbvs2A0LdhRsjruKtlZh?si=l6AEJURSSqq7Hz-s3Vj9WA&pi=a-FETgalZyS8y

    Annabel Crabb: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-01/albanese-gendered-violence-rally/103785858

    $925 million response: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-02/survivors-advocates-experts-respond-to-national-cabinet/103792420

    Family and domestic violence support services:
    1800 Respect National Helpline: 1800 737 732
    DV Connect Women's Line: 1800 811 811
    13 YARN 13 92 76
    Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    Headspace: 1800 650 890
    Lifeline (24-hour Crisis Line): 13 11 14

    Cosmo back: https://mumbrella.com.au/cosmopolitan-magazine-latest-glossy-to-return-to-the-australian-market-827423

    Nicole Kidman honoured: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/28/nicole-kidman-given-life-achievement-award-by-american-film-insitute

    Perfect film time: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/29/ideal-movie-running-time-is-92-minutes-poll-claims?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    Jerry Seinfeld: https://variety.com/2024/film/news/jerry-seinfeld-pc-culture-extreme-left-ruining-tv-comedy-1235985325/

    New Yorker piece: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/the-scholar-of-comedy

    Unfrosted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqRPUhPfho

    Not showering daily: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20240423-theres-no-need-to-shower-every-day-heres-why

    Socks are in: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2024/apr/25/best-foot-forward-the-humble-sock-is-finally-having-its-moment

    Pee stained jeans: https://www.complex.com/style/a/alex-ocho/pee-stained-designer-jeans-sell-out

    Met Gala preview: https://www.instyle.com/2024-met-gala-guest-list-8640772

    Paul Auster: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/may/01/paul-auster-dies-aged-77-death-american-author-new-york-trilogy

    Bon Jovi doco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lScnabjU6Is

    Wifedom: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/wifedom-9780143778080

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au 

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On merch: https://sound-merch.com.au/collections/bang-on-live

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Turrbal and Gadigal peoples. 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.

    • 52 min
    Bonus Bang! Irish Wish

    Bonus Bang! Irish Wish

    “It hurt my brain and eyes.”

    That’s what one member of the Bang Fam had to say about ‘Irish Wish’, the new Netflix movie starring Lindsay Lohan.

    But is it as bad as everyone says?

    Hear Myf and Zan debrief on the acting, the farshun and so much more at one of their biggest live shows yet at Melbourne Comedy Festival.

    Show notes:

    Irish Wish: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81594532

    Bang Back to us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

    Bang On Live: https://www.abc.net.au/abcevents

    Bang On is an ABC podcast, produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Gadigal and Turrbal peoples. 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.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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2.4K Ratings

Faigiamaylee ,

Love the pod

Respect you both and appreciate the joy and kindness you share. Only critique is I feel like some of your hot takes are very predictable. Your thinking can be a bit black and white and lack some nuance or critical thinking… maybe a tad too moralistic at times. I hope you take that as intended which is constructive criticism. I do think you have built an amazing community ❤️

Raph the Boxer ,

Love

So good!

Fierce Girls Fans ,

Bang On Legends

So much awesome in every episode. Love, love, love the show ❤️
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