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A weekly round-up of the top news stories in Australia, and around the world; punched in the head until they make sense. Written and presented by Sami Shah (Saturday Paper's The Gadfly, ABC RN).
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News Weakly Sami Shah

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A weekly round-up of the top news stories in Australia, and around the world; punched in the head until they make sense. Written and presented by Sami Shah (Saturday Paper's The Gadfly, ABC RN).
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    News Weakly Issue 13

    News Weakly Issue 13

    NEWS WEAKLY – 3 Dec, 2021TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK:-       Politicians resigning to spend time with their family, which no one in the family asked for!-       A report reports on reported stuff!-       And, Omicron was my favourite Decepticon!This is News Weakly, and I’ve never been on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet. Get bonus content on Patreon
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    • 12 min
    News Weakly Issue 12

    News Weakly Issue 12

    NEWS WEAKLY – 26/11/21
    TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK – 
    -       People who believe in magic get laws to protect their magic 
    -       We now know beyond any doubt that Peter Dutton is definitely not a rape apologist
    -       And, Australia takes a break from burning us this summer to drowning us instead
     
    I’m Sami Shah, and welcome to News Weakly, where we punch the new in the headlines, weakly!
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    • 12 min
    News Weakly Issue 11

    News Weakly Issue 11

    NEWS WEAKLY – 19 Nov 2021
    TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
    -       Labor labours laboriously!
    -       Also, protestors protesting protestations!
    -       And, Sky News continues obsessing over ABC so hard, you’d think they have a crush!
     
    This is News Weakly, and I left my scarf at Jake Gyllenhall’s place!
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    • 16 min
    News Weakly Issue 10

    News Weakly Issue 10

    TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
    US seen hanging out with China and France. Australia waiting by the phone all night!
    Also, Belarus and Poland in border dispute. Everyone obsessed with World War Two gets tingling sensation in their genitals!
    And, Malala gets off the dating apps by getting married!
    All that and more, on this edition of News Weakly! 
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    • 9 min
    News Weakly Issue 09

    News Weakly Issue 09

    TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
     
    Tim Smith crashes his car, and his career, into a wall
     And the sexual tension between Morrison and Macron rises!
    This is News Weakly!
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    • 6 min
    News Weakly Issue 08

    News Weakly Issue 08

    TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK
     
    Scott Morrison plans to say the word plan a lot!
    Victoria cashes in its chips!
    And the coup in Sudan becomes a shameless ad for my new comedy album!
    All that plus more!

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    • 14 min

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5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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