54 episodes

News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Australian news and politics comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

News Fighters Dylan Behan

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Australian news and politics comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

    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 Matter protest reactions. Includes highlights from guest hosts Mark Humphries and Michael Chamberlin.

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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

    • 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

    • 15 min
    The aged care and stranded Aussies blame games

    The aged care and stranded Aussies blame games

    Australia’s COVID-19 political blame game continues, with thousands of Aussies stranded overseas left to fend for themselves while back home the embattled aged care minister Richard Colbeck keeps walking out of questioning. 

    Also we put the spin on some recent news to make it good-er!

    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/mNc7RgsuJD4

    Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod
    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters

    • 13 min
    I can’t believe it’s not paid pandemic leave!

    I can’t believe it’s not paid pandemic leave!

    Scott Morrison introduces paid pandemic leave, except it doesn’t apply to anyone useful, already existed and achieves nothing.

    Also: Australia closes its state borders, masks become mandatory and Karl Stefanovic attempts the clunkiest coronavirus-related segue of all time (hint: it involves the Muppets!)

    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/dSsVXPrvPq0

    http://www.newsfighters.com
    https://twitter.com/NewsfightersPod
    https://www.facebook.com/NewsFighters

    • 13 min
    The Whack-a-Mole strategy & mini-budget roundup

    The Whack-a-Mole strategy & mini-budget roundup

    While Victoria faces a horrible virus second wave and New South Wales plays whack-a-mole with outbreaks, the Morrison government gives us a mini-budget full of massive cutbacks in the middle of a recession. Can austerity, tax cuts AND tax rises help get Australia out of recession?

    Also Stefan Pazur stops by to plug his new spin-off podcast ARTS FIGHTERS.
    Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/0imwBrka2rs

    • 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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