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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into the definitive stories in stereo. Immerse yourself in long reads of some of the best Good Weekend features, followed by a discussion with the magazine's much-loved writers.

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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into the definitive stories in stereo. Immerse yourself in long reads of some of the best Good Weekend features, followed by a discussion with the magazine's much-loved writers.

    NRL and racing supremo Peter V'landys

    NRL and racing supremo Peter V'landys

    Jane Cadzow's cover story profiles the most powerful man in rugby league and racing Peter V'landys, and was published in October 2019.

    Jane is then joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, along with Sydney Morning Herald chief sports writer Andrew Webster to talk about V'landys' handling of the NRL's planned return, his iron fist rule and his relationship with the media. Discussion begins at 41:00. 

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    • 59 min
    Are parents the new school bullies?

    Are parents the new school bullies?

    Melissa Fyfe and Henrietta Cook's cover story explores the increasingly menacing behaviour of parents toward school staff, and was published in April 2019.

    Melissa is then joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, and Karen Terry - an experienced Victorian secondary school principal - to talk about furious Facebook posts, abusive emails and school sit-ins. Discussion begins at 36:05. 

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    • 50 min
    The challenges facing Jacinda Ardern

    The challenges facing Jacinda Ardern

    Amanda Hooton's story is an in-depth profile on Jacinda Ardern, the young, charismatic world leader just after she was elected New Zealand's Prime Minister. 

    Amanda will be joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, and political editor Peter Hartcher for a discussion on Ardern's handling of the COVID-19 crisis, Christchurch massacre and Christchurch earthquake, and how she compares to other world leaders.

    Published in Good Weekend magazine March 2018. 

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    • 54 min
    AFLW star Tayla Harris talks online misogyny

    AFLW star Tayla Harris talks online misogyny

    Konrad Marshall's story profiles the young female footy player and pugilist, Tayla Harris, who stood up to vicious online attacks sparked by a kicking photo.

    Konrad will then be joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, along with a special guest - Tayla Harris herself - for a conversation about the future of AFLW and training in isolation, from fighting in the boxing ring to fighting against gendered cyber abuse.

    Published in Good Weekend magazine April 2020.

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    • 48 min
    Get cliterate: redefining female sexuality

    Get cliterate: redefining female sexuality

    Melissa Fyfe's story profiles the game-changing doctor who mapped the clitoris and delved into the G-spot, Dr Helen O'Connell. 

    Melissa will then be joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, along with occupational therapist Anita Brown-Major, to delve deep into some of the most persistent misconceptions about female sexuality, from the nature of the clitoris itself to the mystery of the G-spot.

    Published in Good Weekend magazine December 2018.

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    • 56 min
    Spanish flu: were we ready for another pandemic?

    Spanish flu: were we ready for another pandemic?

    Fenella Souter's story examines the lessons we heeded and the learnings we missed from a century ago.

    Fenella will then be joined by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland along with expert virologist Professor Kanta Subbarao from the WHO and the Doherty Institute, for a discussion about pandemics and what we can apply to the COVID-19 pandemic we now face.

    Published in Good Weekend magazine April 2018.

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    • 54 min

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