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News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

News Fighters Dylan Behan

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

    Trump’s Legacy with Chas Licciardello. Also: Michael McCormack's bad week.

    Trump’s Legacy with Chas Licciardello. Also: Michael McCormack's bad week.

    In the mono: With Scott Morrison on holidays, Nationals leader Michael McCormack became acting Prime Minister for a week, and he wound up acting like a fool: attacking black lives matter protestors and job seekers while also standing up for his misinformation posting backbenchers in the name of free speech.


    And joining us for a chat during Presidential Inauguration week is Planet America’s Chas Licciardello. What will be Trump’s positive legacy? What is Biden going to face during the next four years? And what happened to Chas’ snack-based instagram account?


    Listen to Chas’ podcast PEP here: 
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/pep-with-chas-and-dr-dave/id1499646320
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MMeApXp0wAmFCItZrjiRY


    News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.


    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/0PD6sx3kNTw


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    - World Wide Website: http://www.newsfighters.com
    - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod
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    • 29 min
    Brisbane lockdown and the Victoria lockout. Also special guest: Tom Ballard.

    Brisbane lockdown and the Victoria lockout. Also special guest: Tom Ballard.

    We’re back for 2021 and still talking about the damn pandemic! In this ep we look at the Brisbane lockdown, the Victoria lockout and Sydney’s infected bottle shop. Also Albo’s car crash and ScoMo’s tone deaf New Years message.


    Hey and joining me for a chat about the year ahead is comedian (and my old boss) Tom Ballard.


    Check out Tom’s podcast Like I’m A Six Year old here: http://tomballard.com.au/podcast/
    Follow Tom on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/TomCBallard
    Like Tom on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/tomballardaustralia


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    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/OpjaeMZ49yE


    - Check out past episodes at: http://www.newsfighters.com
    - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod
    - Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters
    - Email: podcast@newsfighters.com
    - Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/newsfighters
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    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/newsfighters
     
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    • 26 min
    2020: The Year in Wacky Clips

    2020: The Year in Wacky Clips

    From Brexit to Black Lives Matter. From Coronavirus to COVID-19 to... well... more Coronavirus stuff, we look back at the year and all the funniest and wackiest news clips we enjoyed, and some of the Australian political hypocrisy you may have forgotten about.
    ALSO SOME NEWS: We're joining Aussie indie comedy podcast distributors Sans Pants Radio and doing weekly episodes starting January 11! Keep listening on here or check out https://www.sanspantsradio.com/ for more info on them.
    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/IG89PFYkOX0
     
    Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/newsfighters
     
    News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Australian news and politics comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.
     
    Listen to past episodes at: http://www.newsfighters.com Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod Read our articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@newsfighters Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters Email: podcast@newsfighters.com Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/newsfighters Buy a t-shirt: https://www.redbubble.com/people/dylabdesigns  

     
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    • 18 min
    EPISODE 50: A "Best Of" Clips Show!

    EPISODE 50: A "Best Of" Clips Show!

    In honour of our 50th episode we’ve cobbled together a very special episode of our favourite bits from past episodes, covering everything from the 2019 Australian federal election through to the COVID 19 pandemic and Scott Morrison’s Black Lives Matters protest reactions. Includes highlights from guest hosts Mark Humphries and Michael Chamberlin.
    RUNDOWN: 
    01:50 - Bill Shorten’s deft performance in the federal election debates (from episode 12, April 30 2019 and episode 14 May 6 2019)
    05:02 Mr ScoMo goes to Washington - guest hosted by Mark Humphries (from ep 25, Sept 21 2019)
    08:22 Australia’s Bushfire Crisis (from ep 28, Nov 22 2019)
    10:48 UK Election Preview and Jeremy Corbyn’s adversaries (from ep29, Dec 5 2019)
    13:00 ANZ bank’s Mardi Gras PR fail - featuring guest presenters/writers Michael Chamberlin and Bec Shaw (from ep32, Feb 24 2020)
    17:07 Hey Hey it’s the Coronavirus Pandemic (from ep 35, March 13 2020)
    20:25 Keep calm and go to work but also stay home! (from ep 37, March 26 2020)
    23:13 Scott Morrison’s Black Lives Matter Memes moment (from ep 43, June 6 2020)
     
    Produced, written and presented by Dylan Behan. Thanks to everyone who’s contributed and helped out since episode one: Dan Ilic, Stefan Pazur, Mark Humphries, Michael Chamberlin, Bec Melrose, Bec Shaw, Rodney Todd, Alex Godwin, Jasmine Rule, Raph Stephens, Matt Finley, Chris Taylor, Greta Lee Jackson, Josh Szeps, Tom Cashman, Dave Bloustien, Lauren Bonner, Jake Stone and Matt Lane.
    Stay tuned for some exciting News Fighters news about 2021!
    Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/newsfighters
    Listen to past episodes at: http://www.newsfighters.com Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod Read our articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@newsfighters Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters Email: podcast@newsfighters.com Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/newsfighters Buy a t-shirt: https://www.redbubble.com/people/dylabdesigns  
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    • 27 min
    Why Joe Biden didn’t win over Trump voters.

    Why Joe Biden didn’t win over Trump voters.

    It’s US election time and even though Joe Biden is on track to win, Donald Trump appears to have picked up at least an extra 7 million votes compared to 2016.
    Why did this happen and what does the left have to learn from now eternal Trumpism?
    Also we look at Australia’s top US election commentary from Karl Stefanovic, Alan Jones, Joe Hockey and Malcolm Turnbull.
    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/-bE5frBXfm0
     
    News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Australian news and politics comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.
     
    Listen to past episodes at: http://www.newsfighters.com Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters Email: podcast@newsfighters.com Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/newsfighters Buy a t-shirt: https://www.redbubble.com/people/dylabdesigns  
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    • 14 min
    The "Cushion the Blow" Budget

    The "Cushion the Blow" Budget

    Jobs, tax cuts, record deficits, zombie businesses, irresponsible lending, axing kids TV shows, blow cushioning - the 2020 budget really has something to confuse and annoy everyone!
    We break down the big night and look at all the ideologically driven policies designed to turn Australia into a nation of nothing but tradies and landlords.
    Also: an update on paid pandemic leave!
    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/inWIUZcwfN4
    Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/newsfighters
    News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Australian news and politics comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.
     
    Listen to past episodes at: http://www.newsfighters.com Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters Email: podcast@newsfighters.com Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/newsfighters Buy a t-shirt: https://www.redbubble.com/people/dylabdesigns  
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

bless my sox ,

News Fighters

Can’t do without you. Thanks Newsfighters. Keep it up.

BradyDaSilveira ,

News made palatable

The world seems more manageable after newsfighters.

Mr Malpelli ,

Hooray!

Hooray! Australia has decent current affairs comedy again!

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