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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into into Good Weekend’s most intriguing stories, with lively insight from writers, editors and experts. 

    Wrangling Good Weekend's annual Who Mattered list

    Wrangling Good Weekend's annual Who Mattered list

    How do you take an entire year and extract from it the people who mattered the most to the country: who did something extraordinary that improved the lives of others; who gave us hope, joy and faith in humanity; who made us laugh, cry, and feel collectively better about ourselves; or who did something so out of left field that it floored us all? Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland and senior writer Konrad Marshall discuss the highs and lows of coming up with this year's Who Mattered list - and some of the outcomes. 

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    • 28 min
    Cancel culture: A complicated conversation

    Cancel culture: A complicated conversation

    It's a hot-button issue in many western countries but just where did cancel culture come from and what are its ramifications? Writer James Button attempts to untangle this highly-politicised issue in conversation with acclaimed theatre director and playwright Wesley Enoch and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland. The podcast episode augments a three part series on the issue that James has written for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, the first part of which appears in Good Weekend on November 20.

    Read James Button's piece here.

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    • 37 min
    A bloody revolution: Changing attitudes towards menstruation

    A bloody revolution: Changing attitudes towards menstruation

    Goodbye period shame and secrecy, farewell clunky sanitary products. Menstruation is out and proud in 2021, thanks to women in their 20s and 30s who will no longer hide this most basic of female bodily functions. The Sydney Morning Herald senior writer Jacqueline Maley and Sydney University political economist Elizabeth Hill join Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland on Good Weekend Talks to discuss how and why the period got politicised, the pros and cons of menstrual leave, period poverty in the third world, and the broader global revolution in attitudes towards reproductive health. 

    Read the story here.

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    • 32 min
    Class of 2021: Year 12 voices from a global pandemic

    Class of 2021: Year 12 voices from a global pandemic

    Year 12 is one of the most important, pivotal years of your life. So what's it like to do it remotely amid a global pandemic? Good Weekend senior writer Tim Elliott spoke to nine kids from a range of schools across Victoria and New South Wales about how they've handled doing VCE and HSC in lockdown. Joining him on the podcast to discuss the issues these kids raised is The Sydney Morning Herald education writer Jordan Baker, with moderation from Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland.

    Read the stories here.

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    • 27 min
    Simon Holmes a Court and Australia's climate-led independents movement

    Simon Holmes a Court and Australia's climate-led independents movement

    On the eve of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, we look at the burgeoning political movement to get independent candidates up ahead of the next federal election. Simon Holmes a Court, the son of Australia’s first billionaire, is leading the fundraising charge for such candidates all around Australia. Freelance writer Brook Turner and former Kevin Rudd media advisor Lachlan Harris join us to examine whether this could all lead to a tectonic shift in the political landscape.

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    • 36 min
    Where to for domestic travel post-lockdown?

    Where to for domestic travel post-lockdown?

    Good coffee and city comforts are increasingly common in country towns, and the pandemic has seen growing numbers of city dwellers choosing to holiday closer to home. Hamish Keith talks about how he and his wife are using their overseas event and hospitality experience to transform their Wilga Station into a luxury accommodation play, while Traveller editor Anthony Dennis sheds light on where the travel industry is headed - urban, regional and international.

    Read 52 Weekends Away here.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Emmakatten ,

Great overall but

Excellent overall. Do get sick of 20-50 year old women being referred to as “girls” by the media. Certainly we don’t routinely refer to men of the same age group as “boys” in seemingly professional journalism in the same way. Be part of the change and refrain from infantilising females.

justatraveller ,

Nice Sunday morning listening in bed!!

Love the podcast. It would be great to have more articles …the whole mag!!!

StrongerAndBolder ,

Loving season two!

This is a brilliant podcast if you’re into really deep conversations about complicated ideas. I’m loving the back and forth between writers and editors and experts. And such fascinating topics every week!

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