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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).

    #191: 4 Corners, Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly, Vigil

    #191: 4 Corners, Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly, Vigil

    Last week’s discussion of work and worth got a big response from the Bang Fam, and this week we’re digging deeper into how we spend our lives and how to become time millionaires. It’s a thing.

    A 4 Corners story investigating allegations of toxic work culture and abuse within Sony Music Australia reignites conversations around what’s next.

    And a GQ feature on Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s love affair has everything we crave: dramz, quotes, and fashun.

    Meanwhile Zan has no fingernails left after watching Vigil, and Myf is gold digging into New Gold Mountain.

     

    Show notes:

    Time Millionaires: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/12/time-millionaires-meet-the-people-pursuing-the-pleasure-of-leisure

    4 Corners on Denis Handlin: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-11/sony-music-denis-handlin-toxic-regime-australian-industry/100523030

    Everybody Knows: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/everybody-knows/id1581720916

    Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/megan-fox-machine-gun-kelly-interview

    Celeste Barber: https://www.instagram.com/p/CU9uztivArw/

    New Gold Mountain: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/new-gold-mountain

    Step Into Paradise: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/step-into-paradise

    Know My Name: https://knowmyname.nga.gov.au/

    Vigil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWV-j_9FAw4

    Grapes of Mirth: https://grapesofmirth.com.au/the-festival/

    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 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
    #190: Bad Art Friend, Self-Objectification, Summer of Soul

    #190: Bad Art Friend, Self-Objectification, Summer of Soul

    The Gouldian Finch is holding strong in the final moments of Bird of the Year; will this rainbow pom pom take the crown?

    Tweets have definitely been louder this week, that’s for sure, after Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp went offline for hours, leaving people to flock to Twitter. What did the outage say about our daily habits and addictions?

    Meanwhile an epic long read about a Bad Art Friend has the internet in a tizz, but if you’re seeing it and CBF reading it don’t worry, we got you. Squid Game? That’s another story.

    Myf is reading a great piece about how and why our work defines us, and how to break that pattern of self-objectification.

    And a thread about a man who has become a bird husband (basically) has us howling. We really are leaning into the ornithology aye?

    Meanwhile Zan is watching Summer of Soul, and Myf is digging into The Truth About Anxiety.

     

    Show notes:

    Bird of the Year Poll final votes: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/sep/27/australian-bird-of-the-year-2021-vote-now-for-your-favourite

    Twitter tweet: https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1445078208190291973

    Who Is the Bad Art Friend: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/magazine/dorland-v-larson.html

    The Guardian summary of Bad Art Friend: https://www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2021/oct/06/bad-art-friend-should-fiction-writers-ever-lift-stories-from-other-peoples-lives

    Self-Objectification: https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/09/self-objectification-work/620246/

    Summer of Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFiJpAxZyQ

    The Truth About Anxiety: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/movie/the-truth-about-anxiety-with-celia-pacquola/1945155651586

    Wife Guy / Bird Husband: https://twitter.com/berudenotto_/status/1444915701630705669

    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 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
    #189: Birds, Bingeing, Morning Wars

    #189: Birds, Bingeing, Morning Wars

    Bird of the Year is back and the twitchers in us are absolutely frothing.

    Will the Ibis rise (from the bin) to claim the crown? The humble Magpie? What about the Tawny Frogmouth? Myf and Zan will reveal who they’re backing and why we love this annual poll of winged creatures.

    When we’re not bird watching, we’re binge viewing. But many streaming services are turning away from the mass dump of series in one go. Why?

    And the narrative forming around Gabby Petito’s tragic murder is leaving a bad taste in our mouths, as the crossover of real life and true crime becomes a little too close.

    Daylight Savings is about to kick into gear, and one person is campaigning to really lean into longer days.

    And we’re banging on about season two of Morning Wars, and the final season of Danish series Borgen.

     

    Show notes:

    Bird of the Year Poll: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/sep/27/australian-bird-of-the-year-2021-vote-now-for-your-favourite

    Binning the binge: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-and-radio/can-t-you-wait-a-week-why-streaming-platforms-are-binning-the-binge-20210924-p58ul9.html

    Gabby Petito: https://theconversation.com/the-gabby-petito-case-has-been-exploited-by-the-media-we-need-to-stop-treating-human-tragedy-as-entertainment-168562

    Daylight Savings: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/28/australia-cant-get-back-the-time-lost-to-lockdowns-but-an-extra-hour-of-daylight-saving-would-help
    Morning Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qZWPTsR-Wc&ab_channel=AppleTV

    Borgen: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/borgen

    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 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.

    • 35 min
    #188: Met Gala, The Activist, Alone

    #188: Met Gala, The Activist, Alone

    Fashun is back! And we are kids in the candy store of the Met Gala. The lewks, the themes, the references, all of it unpacked in this week’s ep.

    Away from the red carpet, a new reality show has activists pitted against one another but is it as bad as it sounds?

    And we’re back in New York for a new show which teams Steve Martin and Martin Short together once again, and in the woods where we’re all Alone.

     

    Show notes:

    Met Gala slideshow: https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/met-gala-2021-red-carpet-live-celebrity-fashion

    Nicki Minaj: https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1437532566945341441

    The Activist: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/11/the-activist-tv-show-usher-julianne-hough

    A Stranger Secretly Lived in My Home: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/10/experience-a-stranger-secretly-lived-in-my-home

    A Bump in the Night: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-71-a-bump-in-the-night-7-21-2017/

    Only Murders in the Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1rQdXXXyI&ab_channel=Hulu

    Alone: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/culture/television/2021/09/11/alone/163128240012442

    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 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.

    • 38 min
    #187: Women’s Summit, Kmart Plates, The Chair

    #187: Women’s Summit, Kmart Plates, The Chair

    It’s been a heck of a week for words and actions, with the Women’s Summit in Canberra being met with a lot of criticism.

    Next door, Minister Alan Tudge wants the curriculum to view history more favourably, and we look at who indeed that favours, and why.

    Thankfully $1.50 Kmart plates have provided welcome relief, a true sign that we have run out of things to talk about.

    And we’re banging on about a new Netflix show with Sandra Oh, and a page turner called The Midnight Library.

     

    Show notes:

    Britney update: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/britney-spears-father-files-to-end-court-conservatorship/100442938

    Katharine Murphy on the Women’s Summit: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/06/platitudes-and-sentiment-at-womens-safety-summit-wont-cut-it-when-will-pm-learn

    Kate Jenkins’ Respect @ Work report: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/kate-jenkins-respect-at-work-report/100438496

    Alan Tudge: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/education-minister-tells-hack-proposed-school-history-curriculu/13532152

    Kmart plates: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/daily-mail-nadia-bartel-white-powder/

    The Chair: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81206259

    The Midnight Library: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52578297-the-midnight-library

    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 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
    #186: DONDA, Dr Luke, Pandemic Dating

    #186: DONDA, Dr Luke, Pandemic Dating

    Kanye’s long awaited new album is finally out, and launched with his most provocative live streaming event so far.

    What does DONDA say about him as an artist, and the art he’s communicating to the world?

    Meanwhile, a longread on pop producer Dr Luke is a thorough case study on how the music industry is broken, and what we need to do to fix it. But also a discussion on how we as fans make ethical choices about the music we enjoy.

    And while we’re sinking our teeth into some heavy stuff, never fear, we’ve got good news stories on pandemic dating and a great watch on beautiful ballet, too.

     

    Show notes:

    The Independent’s review of DONDA: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/kanye-west-review-donda-marilyn-manson-b1911087.html

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dr Luke? https://junkee.com/longform/dr-luke-boycott-cancellation

    Pandemic Dating: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/01/my-radical-love-experiment-shows-there-is-light-at-the-end-of-pandemic-dating-and-it-isnt-a-laptop-screen

    Blak, Black, Blackfulla: https://www.smh.com.au/national/blak-black-blackfulla-language-is-important-but-it-can-be-tricky-20210826-p58lzg.html

    Nureyev: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81117554



    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 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

Customer Reviews

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2.1K Ratings

CarliSaw ,

How did I not know this existed for so long!!!

I accidentally discovered this podcast after getting more active on Twitter in 2021. I started listening in June and have now found a window to consume a lot of the older eps. You have given this 40 something mum absolute joy and I have been telling everyone who will listen to add this to their weekly listening. A big thank you from the bottom of my heart for your balance of fun, fashion and pop culture with thoughtful insight on the big issues of our time.

PabsOZ ,

Can we just!?

Myf and Zan BRING IT to you every EPISODE! I love this podcast so so much. These two are like your best friends that can easily spill the tea on the latest trashy reality tv show that’s everyone problematic fave, and then eloquently transition to really intelligent and nuanced conversations about the intersection between current affairs and pop culture. I feel much more enriched each time I listen to them and eagerly wait for the latest episode to drop. Do yourself a favour and get on board and BANG ON! Myf and Zan - Thank you thank you thank you!

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Love this podcast so much. I can laugh and cry multiple times an episode whilst feeling smarter and more connected. Keep up the great work, Myf and Zan. Thank you.

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