Nick, Katie and friends shoot the shit about social justice issues, politics and pop culture. We discuss current events and political issues from a progressive perspective that is pro-animal liberation, anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, pro-environment and anti-capitalist. Our podcast gives a voice to Left, progressive and anarchist voices and ideas that are neglected in the mainstream media. The show includes discussion, interviews, soundbites from our favourite TV shows and political music.
Triples is Safe: More ITYSL, featuring Thats a Chunky!
On episode 281 Nick and Lotties I Think You Should Leave addiction is enabled and encouraged by Kevin, Jared and James from Thats a Chunky podcast (an ITYSL show). We focus on representations of gender in ITYSL, with the show punching sideways on gender, challenging the behaviour of other men. We focus on how gender is portrayed in the sketches: Instagram, Game Night, Jamie Taco and Coffin Flop. Also covered is neurodiversity, introversion and empathy amongst ITYSL fans. The show is wrapped up by briefly indulging Nicks Andy Kaufman obsession, focusing on connections between Kaufman and ITYSL, with Kevin recommending the video The Other Tim From Allentown as an example of Kaufman-esque comedy from Tim Robinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch/1qLHb2GxL2Q We had two ITYSL discussions with Thats a Chunky and you can check out the other discussion, covering gender and the politics of the ITYSL fandom, Australian versus US comedy and references and more, on their show: https://anchor.fm/thats-a-chunky/episodes/Episode-39-Crossover-Episode-with-Progressive-Podcast-Australia-e1n4lq0 Music: ITYSL music from series 2 (Netflix), Alien by The Interrupters. For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/08/30/281/ If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy! https://open.spotify.com/user/bronzecat83/playlist/6DK5AzWfrxSDcpHWlLsWi6
We Have Doubles of I Think You Should Leave Episodes (This is Fiiine!)
On episode 280 Nick and Lottie continue their obsession with I Think You Should Leave, a sketch comedy show on Netflix. We discuss some of our favourite sketches from series 1 and 2, creating and/or listening to political versus apolitical podcasts and some of our contributions to the ITYSL fandom. Lotties memes cover pinkwashing (specifically corporate co-opting of queer movements) and Nicks are on Duolingo. The sketches we discuss are piece of shit (our combined favourite series 2 sketch), photocopier (one of our biggest agreements in our series 1 rankings, Nick loves this one, Lottie not so much) and Laser Spine Specialists (our combined favourite series 1 sketch). Lottie on ITYSL and pinkwashing: https://twitter.com/lottiegasp/status/1532253297133768704 An example of Nicks ITYSL Duolingo memes: https://twitter.com/ProgPodcast/status/1535445788397932544 Here are our combined series 1 rankings, going from our least favourite down to our most favourite: 29. Christmas Carol 28. Garfield house 27. New Joe 26. Motorcycles 25. Wilson's toupees 24. Fenton's 23. Lifetime achievement award 20. Choking 20. Baby shower 20. Both ways 18. TC tuggers (2 parts) 18. Honk if you're horny 17. Instagram 15. Chunky 15. The man 14. New printer 13. Hot dog guy 11. Which hand 11. Baby of the year 10. Game night 9. Pink bag 8. Has this ever happened to you 7. The day Robert Palins murdered me 6. Bozo (2 parts) 5. Nachos 4. Gift receipt 3. The babysitter 2. Focus group 1. Laser spine specialists You can see our individual rankings of the series 1 sketches as a comment on our blog: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/06/25/i-think-you-should-leave/comment-page-1/#comment-233 You can join in our Twitter thread discussing and debating our series 1 and 2 rankings: https://twitter.com/ProgPodcast/status/1561924529181847552 If you havent heard it yet, you can check out our last episode What is this Reggie? The Politics of I Think You Should Leave, which is climbing up the global comedy chart! https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/08/15/279/ Plugs for more on ITYSL: listen to That's A Chunky podcast, follow @ITYSL_memes on Twitter and check out the Swayzine store on Etsy for ITYSL merch: https://www.etsy.com/shop/swayzine For those I Think You Should Leave fans who have found us, thanks for listening and hopefully you dont think were pieces of shit! You can subscribe/follow our podcast on your favourite podcast app to be notified of future episodes. If you want to check out a previous episode that has some ITYSL references, a good episode to start with might be Episode 273: This Episode is Problematic! Cancel Culture and Disposable People: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/10/25/273/ Clips/Music: Dangerous Nights song from series 2 of ITYSL (Netflix), Blue Dolphin Burned Down by Dangerous Nights Crew, Panic Attacks in Paradise by Ashnikko, Mr. Brightside by The Killers, Series 1 of ITYSL (Netflix). For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/08/23/280/ You can hear Nick and Lottie hosting the music show Rotations on 3CR Community Radio, with the theme of women in music: https://www.3cr.org.au/rotations/episode/nick-and-lottie-ladies-and-ladies-no-gentlemen--women-music If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy! https://open.spotify.com/user/bronzecat83/playlist/6DK5AzWfrxSDcpHWlLsWi6
What is this Reggie? The Politics of I Think You Should Leave
On episode 279 Nick is joined by fellow super-fan Lottie to discuss the sketch comedy show I Think You Should Leave (Netflix). We discuss the politics of the show, focusing on Lefty politics in the fandom, gender and representation. We also cover some of our favourite sketches from Season 2, including Cant Drive (our biggest disagreement in our rankings), Brians Hat (Lotties favourite) and Gimme Dat (Nicks favourite). Also covered on the episode is Season 1 versus Season 2 of ITYSL and the Andy Kaufman connection with ITYSL fans. For more on Kaufman check out the movie Man on the Moon and the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix). See below for our combined rankings of all of the season 2 sketches (ranked from our least favourite at the top, down to our combined favourite at the bottom). You can see our individual rankings on our blog: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2022/08/15/itysl-2/ 21. Mars restaurant 21. Capital room 21. Tammy Craps 21. Triples are best 20. Little buff boys (2 parts) 19. Claires Ear-Piercings 18. Massive dumps 17. Cant drive 15. Calico cut pants 15. He can hit 14. Blues Brothers 13. Cant skip lunch (2 parts) 12. Big wave 10. Ghost tour 10. Tables 9. Karl Havoc 8. Coffin flop 5. Im not paying 5. Dan Flashes (2 parts) 5. Jamie Taco 4. Gimme dat 3. Detective Crashmore (2 parts) 2. Brians hat 1. Piece of shit You can join in the Twitter thread where we debate the best sketches from season 1 and 2: https://twitter.com/ProgPodcast/status/1559115350566109189 Clips: various clips from season 1 and 2 of ITYSL (Netflix), Details of text messages emerge in Mark McGowan-Clive Palmer defamation hearing (7NEWS). For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/08/15/279/ If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy. Hopefully our music is in your Q-Zone! https://open.spotify.com/user/bronzecat83/playlist/6DK5AzWfrxSDcpHWlLsWi6
Who are you Voting for in the Australian Election? Its Illegal for you to ask me that
On episode 278 we are joined by our friend Lottie to break down the Australian federal election, going from major parties to minors to micro-parties to Independents. More specifically, we discuss Labor failing to challenge the Liberal partys trickle-down economics, positive changes from the Greens regarding an increased focus on addressing cost of living issues and Indigenous representation, how the Teal Independents stack up on climate change and other issues, differences between the socialist parties, the Animal Justice Party and human social justice issues, plus compulsory voting and spanking.Since we recorded this episode Nick has done a Facebook post regarding how hell be voting: https://www.facebook.com/progpodcast/posts/5835381393144149 Lottie has looked into some of the minor and micro-parties and will be voting as follows: Lower House Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Leah Horsfall - Animal Justice Party, Emma Black Vic Socialists, Sue Bolton Socialist Alliance and Sarah Jefford Greens. 5. Peter Khalil (Labor) 6. Tom Wright (Liberals) 7. Sam Sergi (Australian Federation) 8. Irene Zivkovic (United Australia) 9. Jill Tindal (One Nation) (Vic Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens all agree with numbering 5-9) Senate Lottie is still working out her top 4 but it will be between: Animal Justice Party, Victorian Socialists, Socialist Alliance and Greens. 5. Reason 6. Australian Progressives 7. Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secualr, Climate Emergency (?) 8. Australian Democrats (?) 9. Labor 10. Sustainable Australia (?) 11. Legalise Cannabis Australia 12. LNP AJP how to vote (https://vic.animaljusticeparty.org/federal_election_preferences): Reason, Greens, Socialist Alliance, Legalise cannabis Victorian Socialists how to vote (https://www.victoriansocialists.org.au/how_to_vote) : Socialist Alliance, Greens, Aus Progressives, AJP, Labor Socialist Alliance how to vote (https://socialist-alliance.org/elections/federal/2022/election-campaign/people-and-planet-profit): Victorian Socialists, Greens, Reason, Animal Justice, Labor Greens how to vote (https://vote.greens.org.au/): Vic Socialists, AJP, Legalise Cannabis, Reason, Labor Vote Climate One (https://voteclimateone.org.au/): AJP, Australian Democrats, Australian Greens, Australian Progressives, Fusion: Science, Pirate, Secualr, Climate Emergency, Reason, Socialist Alliance, Sustainable Australia, Victorian Socialists Websites comparing parties and candidates on climate change and other issues: https://voteclimateone.org.au/federal-electorates/ https://voteearthnow.life/scas/?state=VIC https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/ Articles and podcasts discussed: Peter Hannam, Morrisons objection to lifting wages in line with inflation puts spotlight on pensions linked to CPI: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/13/morrisons-objection-to-lifting-wages-in-line-with-inflation-puts-spotlight-on-pensions-linked-to-cpi Rachel Withers, VoteSeeker: https://www.themonthly.com.au/the-politics/rachel-withers/2022/04/13/voteseeker Michelle Grattan, View from The Hill: Albaneses 43% emissions reduction target by 2030 has some political cover: https://theconversation.com/view-from-the-hill-albaneses-43-emissions-reduction-target-by-2030-has-some-political-cover-173161 Nick O'Malley, This is what you want on climate action. What you get runs cold: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/this-is-what-you-want-on-climate-action-what-you-get-runs-cold-20220421-p5af80.html Amy Nethery, Why teal independents are seeking Liberal voters and spooking Liberal MPs: https://theconversation.com/why-teal-independents-are-seeking-liberal-voters-and-spooking-liberal-mps-182133 Giovanni Torre, Victorian Greens reveal all-Indigenous senate ticket for Federal election: https://www.nit.com.au/breaking-historic-all-indigenous-senate-ticket-announced-by-greens-for-victoria/ Aran Mylvaganam on Radical Australia podcast: https://www.3cr.org.au/radicalaustralia/episode/a
Challenging the Erasure of Indigenous Voices in the Environmental Movement
Episode 277 features Sarah, a Maori wahine living on Dharawal Country, and Criminology researcher, on Indigenous critiques of the movie Dont Look Up (Netflix) and why Indigenous knowledge is so important in creating effective responses to climate change and environmental problems generally. This episode is also available in video form on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-FN2lllgEg&t=4s This discussion builds on our last episode, which covered Dont Look Up and also the effectiveness of different individual actions for the climate: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/01/25/276/ Music: Treaty 18 by Yothu Yindi and Gavin Campbell, ft Baker Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZafP2DD8lpc Shadows by Briggs ft. Troy Cassar-Daley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQOjepa-IUA Links from Sarah: For further info on the significance of Mauna Kea: www.protectmaunakea.net To understand Land Back priorities/actions in a Turtle Island context: www.landback.org Old media articles on the eviction of Indigenous tribes from their ancestral land in India: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/25/land-grab-tribal-people-india-adivasi https://www.iwgia.org/en/india/3314-millions-of-indigenous-peoples-facing-eviction-india.html Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network: www.seedmob.org.au Links from Nick: Examples of discussions around Indigenous critiques of Dont Look Up and/or Indigenous contributions to the environmental movement: https://twitter.com/uahikea/status/1477450954026799105 https://twitter.com/kenzieeharriss/status/1476819693105291268 https://www.climate-uni.com/post/climate-change-indigenous-knowledge-learning-from-losing-alaska https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/booked-indigenous-resistance-is-post-apocalyptic-with-nick-estes Todd, Zoe. 2016. An Indigenous Feminists Take on the Ontological Turn: Ontology is Just Another Word for Colonialism. Journal of Historical Sociology 29:1, 4-22. Search #dontlookup indigenous on Twitter for more of these discussions. Sources on whiteness in the environmental movement: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/30/green-groups-too-white-too-male-other-sectors-report https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/numbers-don-t-lie-green-movement-remains-overwhelmingly-white-report-n1253972 Here is the graph on increased emissions despite major climate agreements that was mentioned at the start of the show: https://twitter.com/kickitinthesun/status/1488544782112673795?t=c5MlJefkug_KgOlkt3RrQA&s=19 You can hear Jon, a listener of our show, discuss being Maori AND vegan on episode 202 of our show: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/02/19/202/ You can also hear Nick discuss sentience and the non-human world (among many other topics) on episode 88 of the Sentientism podcast: https://pod.link/1540408008/episode/9f3539f037bab81c9d50e3493925b652?fbclid=IwAR1V0fB0JmLZbaifYwBBKTcMH1YDxP-DX1LYHdyFZ_wOV6Geh1LGzaZe3YY For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/02/20/277/ If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy! https://open.spotify.com/user/bronzecat83/playlist/6DK5AzWfrxSDcpHWlLsWi6
Is the Environmental Movement Promoting the Most Effective Individual Actions for the Climate?
On episode 276 Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to discuss the movie Dont Look Up (Netflix) and compare individual actions for the climate commonly promoted in the environmental movement with scientific research on the most effective actions. We do this by discussing the actions promoted on the website https://www.count-us-in.org/en-gb/project/ and the following scientific article: Wynes, S. and Nicholas, K. A. 2017. The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. Environ. Res. Lett., 12(7), 1-9: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541 This show is replayed from Nicks other show Freedom of Species on 3CR Community Radio. You can check out this show at the following site and you can also subscribe to it on a bunch of apps including iTunes and Spotify: https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies This show is a continuation of our last episode Episode 275: Dont Look UpActually You Probably Should! Re-Engaging with the Climate Crisis: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/01/18/275/ Adam recommends the website https://drawdown.org/ over count-us-in.org for websites measuring the impact of different individual actions of the climate. Nick recommends the book B******t Jobs by David Graeber: https://booko.com.au/works/7812484 Dont Look Up Doesnt Get the Climate Crisis By Eric Levitz: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/01/dont-look-up-climate-metaphor-review.html Brian Cox Breaks Down The Science Behind Dont Look Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntaidEKs_Ks Music and other clips: Animal liberation by Los Fastidios: https://www.losfastidios.net/ Clip from Dont Look Up (Netflix). Union speaker Luke on just transitions for fossil fuel workers, from the Climate Crisis National Day of Action event in Melbourne, Feb 22, 2020: https://archive.org/details/climaterally The Voracious March of Godliness by Bad Religion: https://badreligion.com/albums/no-substance Work-Rest-Play-Die (live) by Subhumans: https://subhumans.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-a-dive For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/01/25/276/ If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy! https://open.spotify.com/user/bronzecat83/playlist/6DK5AzWfrxSDcpHWlLsWi6
I really appreciate the intersectionality of this podcast, all the logical conversation, and funny banter. Always covering important topics and the structure is great where I’m also finding great music. Great listen!
My favourite podcast
This podcast is top of my list, love the topics covered each episode. The episode on homelessness is absolutely brilliant and worth a listen if you want a great place to start, then go back and listen to them all!
I spent ages trying to find a podcast like this for Auatralia. We need more though!