9 episodes

Julia Baird and Jeremy Fernandez chat about the stories you're obsessed with, the stuff you've missed and the things that matter. Episodes drop every Wednesday afternoon. We want to hear from you! Join the conversation and email the show at notstupid@abc.net.au

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    • 4.6 • 322 Ratings

Julia Baird and Jeremy Fernandez chat about the stories you're obsessed with, the stuff you've missed and the things that matter. Episodes drop every Wednesday afternoon. We want to hear from you! Join the conversation and email the show at notstupid@abc.net.au

    Trump got shot but has it made him unbeatable?

    Trump got shot but has it made him unbeatable?

    The images of Donald Trump's assassination attempt have been everywhere this week, but has it made him unbeatable at the upcoming election? Also, comedian Ellen DeGeneres says she’s leaving showbiz for good and there’s a lot to learn from her career about generational change in the workplace.

     

    SHOW NOTES

    Some of Jeremy's favourite "Letters Live" 

    Olivia Colman reads a novelist's (rather funny) complaint letter to a funeral parlour

    Sara Pascoe reads a hilarious letter asking for clarity on God's Law

     Sir Ben Kingsley reads a letter written by Gandhi to Hitler

     

    • 32 min
    UK votes Labour: Goodbye chaos, hello boring

    UK votes Labour: Goodbye chaos, hello boring

    After 14 years of Conservative government, people in the UK have voted for Labour in a landslide. Given the last few years of global turmoil, do voters just want a little bit of boredom? Also: what key seats there tell us about the Fatima Payman saga here in Australia, and the ability of party politicians to represent a diversity of views in their constituencies. And whether the protection we get from shark nets are worth the harm they cause. 

    • 37 min
    Donald Trump lies, Joe Biden needs the truth

    Donald Trump lies, Joe Biden needs the truth

    After appearing frail and mixing up words in the US presidential debate, the big question is whether Joe Biden should step down as the Democratic nominee. His family has encouraged him to stay in the race, but is it sometimes kinder to tell someone the hard truth? Also the big banks say they're under attack from scammers 24/7, and Japan gets its first LGBTQI reality show.

    • 40 min
    Is that a Picasso in the toilet?

    Is that a Picasso in the toilet?

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is free, and heading back to Australia, after years of fighting extradition to the United States. How have our thoughts on him changed over the years, and will the way it wrapped up change journalism? Also, the Tories placing bets on their own government's election date, and why Mona is hanging Picassos in the toilets. 

    • 36 min
    When good Neighbours become good...Trump supporters?

    When good Neighbours become good...Trump supporters?

    Former Neighbours star Holly Valance has held a Trump fundraiser, so how did a soap star become a force in right-wing politics? And a New York Times article has us thinking about things we've done for the last time and may never do again. Join the conversation and email the show at notstupid@abc.net.au

    SHOW NOTES

    The Contestant is more than a cautionary tale

    Growing old, with grace and aches

    • 32 min
    What Michael Mosley's death taught us about life

    What Michael Mosley's death taught us about life

    The death of tv doctor Michael Mosley saw an outpouring of grief across the globe, but it has got us thinking about how precarious life can be. And the Australian Olympic team is taking three baristas to Paris so that they can get the perfect flat white.  

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

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Added to my fave 💫

Thank you , a great insight into the weekly events . I also love to get to “ know “ a bit more about both of you . A fan from episode 1!

ITParr ,

Chatter Recommended!

A great show that looks at contemporary news with a refreshing viewpoint.

Cathie73 ,

The perfect balance

Not Stupid is the perfect balance of light and shade and the genuine friendship between Julia and Jeremy is a pleasure to listen to.

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