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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.

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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.

    Who are you Voting for in the Australian Election? Its Illegal for you to ask me that

    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

    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?

    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

    Dont Look Up. Actually You Probably Should! Re-Engaging with the Climate Crisis

    Dont Look Up. Actually You Probably Should! Re-Engaging with the Climate Crisis

    On episode 275 we discuss the movie Don't Look Up (Netflix), putting our energy back into climate action after the movement has lost momentum during the pandemic and avoiding burnout when coping with the reality of the climate crisis. This show is a 3CR Summer Special we encourage everyone to listen to and support 3CR Community Radio! https://www.3cr.org.au/summerspecials2021-2022 Links: Graham Readfearn, Australia ranked last of 60 countries for policy response to climate crisis on theguardian.com: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/09/australia-ranked-last-of-60-countries-for-policy-response-to-climate-crisis We also briefly discuss the website https://www.count-us-in.org/en-gb/project/ and the 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 We will discuss both of these in more detail on the next show. Clips/Music: DONT LOOK UP, Official Teaser Trailer Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL9aJcqrtnw Just Look Up (From Dont Look Up) by Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnyvDBGojoQ 2 clips from Dont Look Up (Netflix). Pink Convertible by MARINA: https://www.marinaofficial.co.uk/music I haven't been taking care of myself by Alex Lahey: https://alexlahey.bandcamp.com/album/i-love-you-like-a-brother For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2022/01/18/275/ 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

    10 Ears of Making the Same Jokes (including this one)

    10 Ears of Making the Same Jokes (including this one)

    On episode 274 we reflect on 10 years of our podcast, including how our politics have changed and progress for social movements since we started the show. A slight rebrand of our podcast. The movie Don't Look Up (Netflix) and responding to climate change. The artists weve played the most on the show. Thanks so much to everyone for listening to our show for any part of the last 10 years! If youd like a FREE Progressive Podcast Australia iron on patch and/or badge, email us at progressivepodcast AT gmail dot com or message us on social media. You can hear Nick on Sentientism podcast, covering punk rock and politics, religion and spirituality, debates within the animal advocacy movement and much more! Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QVDjtKW84 Podcast version: https://pod.link/1540408008/episode/9f3539f037bab81c9d50e3493925b652?fbclid=IwAR05kn5l82l9N4hQmdLVEcqauiLihOnjGh6PsQbynnpyaS6JQCQooinihIw Positive Animal News with Mexie! https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies/episode-202109261300/positive-animal-news-mexie Nicks talk 'Incorporating a Structural Approach into Animal Advocacy' from the Vegan Sociology conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV0HZSkfPyI You can listen live to our Summer Special exploring Leftist critiques of identity politics on 3CR Community Radio, Sunday 9 January 1-2pm Melbourne time via 3cr.org.au Clips: My Brand by Sole and DJ Pain 1, Peep Show, Kath and Kim, Bezos 2 by Bo Burnham, Dumb Things by AB Original and Paul Kelly, I Think You Should Leave Season 1 (Netflix), I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better by Proper. For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/12/31/274/ 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

    This Episode is Problematic! Cancel Culture and Disposable People

    This Episode is Problematic! Cancel Culture and Disposable People

    On episode 273 we weigh into the debate on cancel culture, including discussing the links adrienne maree brown makes between cancel culture and prisons, with the common factor being disposable people. You can hear adrienne maree brown discuss this on Politically Re-Active podcast: https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/politically-re-active-with-w-kamau-bell-hari-kondabolu-45186/adrienne-maree-brown-f-the-filibuster-356703347 We get put in the bin for promoting friendlyjordies documentary Blood Water: the war for Australia's water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glgCA9WmqkI Bo Burnham Forgives His 16 Year Old Self, theoffcamerashow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUaslCv-f64 Revolutionary Left Radio podcast episode on Mental Health, Eco-Despair, & Revolutionary Optimism: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/joshua You can hear us guest hosting Rotations on 3CR Community Radio, playing some live music as a substitute for live shows during the pandemic: https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies/episode-202110171300/live-music-substitute-live-shows-during-pandemic-rotations Clips/Music: Baby Cries sketch from I Think You Should Leave Season 2 (Netflix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buK45NW_ikI Problematic by Bo Burnham (from the Netflix Special Inside). For more in-depth show notes, including additional links, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2021/10/25/273/ 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

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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Great listen

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!

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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!

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