100 episodes

Serious Danger is a podcast about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Greens. Join traitorous SJWs Emerald Moon and Tom Ballard as they discuss the #auspol news of the week, chat to key figures from the left movement, and talk about how to win a future for all of us. This is NOT an official Greens party podcast, but it IS the official podcast of trying to not go insane while experiencing the sh*tshow that is Australian politics.    / Produced by Michael Griffin / Twitter & Instagram @SeriousDangerAU /  patreon.com/seriousdangerau /  seriousdangerpod.com 

Serious Danger Emerald Moon & Tom Ballard

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    • 4.8 • 254 Ratings

Serious Danger is a podcast about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Greens. Join traitorous SJWs Emerald Moon and Tom Ballard as they discuss the #auspol news of the week, chat to key figures from the left movement, and talk about how to win a future for all of us. This is NOT an official Greens party podcast, but it IS the official podcast of trying to not go insane while experiencing the sh*tshow that is Australian politics.    / Produced by Michael Griffin / Twitter & Instagram @SeriousDangerAU /  patreon.com/seriousdangerau /  seriousdangerpod.com 

    134: France, Gaza Death Toll & Media Collapses

    134: France, Gaza Death Toll & Media Collapses

    Adam Bandt needs to let dead dogs lie. Emerald and British lad Tom take a quick look at the French election results (13:05). Then, an update on the destruction of Gaza and the government’s response to appoint a special envoy against antisemitism. (19:14) Next, major staff cuts have hit Pedestrian and other Nine brands. (49:27) What is the future for youth-focused journalism? Finally, a call to climate action. (1:04:51)
    New Patreon ep just released - Farming & Agriculture ft. Tammi Jonas from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 
    CALL TO ACTION - 
    Legal fund for Laura Davy and Blockade Australia - 
    https://chuffed.org/project/blockade-australia-support-fundraiser 
    Rising Tide’s 2024 People’s Blockade will be happening in Newcastle, November 19 - 28 
    https://www.risingtide.org.au/ 
    Jordy Silverstein in Overland Journal - You Don’t End Racism With Envoys: https://overland.org.au/2024/07/you-dont-end-racism-with-envoys/ 
    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 
    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID
    Produced by Michael Griffin
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Teaser: Farming & Agriculture ft. Tammi Jonas from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

    Teaser: Farming & Agriculture ft. Tammi Jonas from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance

    In this bonus Patreon episode requested by a subscriber, Emerald speaks to Tammi Jonas from Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance about the movement for responsible farming and food production. How can the Greens connect better with people outside the inner-city leftie bubble? Do corporations treat sustainability like it’s a big joke? How can we eat ethically?

    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 
    Links - 
    Tammi’s 2023 piece in Green Agenda: https://greenagenda.org.au/2023/03/utopia-farming/ 
    Follow Tammi on Instagram @tammois 
    Tammi’s website and blog: tammijonas.com 
    Donate/ support Tammi’s farm to build its own small scale abattoir: https://jonaifarms.com.au/abattoir 
    The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance: https://afsa.org.au/
    Other sources that Tammi mentioned:
    Sociologist Bram Büscher  Book: Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken Produced by Michael Griffin
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    • 5 min
    133: Fatima Resigns, UK Election & Midwinter Ball ft. Rachel Withers

    133: Fatima Resigns, UK Election & Midwinter Ball ft. Rachel Withers

    Emerald is joined again by Rachel Withers, the only good (adult) Aussie journalist! First up is the most important news story of the week - Midwinter Ball, Canberra’s bizarre formal for politicians and journalists. (2:30) Then it’s a recap of the UK election results. (13:08) What were the funniest moments, what does it mean for Australia, and why can’t Auspol Labor hack Ben Davison catch a W? Then it’s Fatima Payman’s resignation from Labor. (34:50) Was this all a Green scheme? Why are Labor being such racist scumbags? Why did sex-novelist weirdo backbencher Graham Perrett tell Adam Bandt to “go f— himself”? Finally, a call to action. (1:04:51)
    New Patreon bonus ep -UK Election Preview with @NoJusticeMTG
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    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU
    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 45 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, cancel culture, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU
    CALL TO ACTION: 
    Follow Rachel Withers @rachelrwithers on X and read more of her work at https://www.clippings.me/rachelwithers/ 
    Read Rachel’s column ‘Labor’s outdated rules come back to bite in Payman saga’ at Crikey https://www.crikey.com.au/2024/07/04/fatima-payman-labor-caucus-rules/ 
    Support Palestinian refugees to settle in Australia - donate to Palestine Australia Relief and Action (PARA)
    https://para.org.au/  
    And find more ways to support Palestine via the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN): https://apan.org.au/  
    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 
    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID
    Produced by Michael Griffin
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    132: Biden, Assange, Pill-Testing, Payman, Vaping

    132: Biden, Assange, Pill-Testing, Payman, Vaping

    President Biden is not going to exploit, for political purposes, his opponent's youth and inexperience. Emerald and Tom dive into so much news - first up in bizarre instances of good things happening, Julian Assange is free and home in Australia! (12:26) Next, pill testing is now permanent in Victoria! (28:25) Then, Labor Senator Fatima Payman crossed the floor to support a Greens motion recognising Palestine! (37:10) But less good arguably, vapes are now banned even moreso! (50:54) Finally, a call to action. (1:12:36)
    New Patreon bonus ep just released -UK Election Preview with @NoJusticeMTG
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    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU
    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 45 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, cancel culture, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU
    CALL TO ACTION: 
    Under 31-year-olds in NSW: apply for the NSWYG Campaigning and Organising Fellowship.
    Applicants who are not cisgendered and who are a person of colour are being prioritised. 
    Applications close 5 July: https://greens.org.au/nsw/jobs/young-greens-campaigning-organising-fellowship 
    Support Harm Reduction Australia https://www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au/ and donate to the Pill Testing Australia fundraiser: Pill-testing Australia https://pilltestingaustralia.com.au/donate/ 
    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 
    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID
    Produced by Michael Griffin
    https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/ 
    Follow us on
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    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Teaser: UK Election Preview ft. @NoJusticeMTG

    Teaser: UK Election Preview ft. @NoJusticeMTG

    Tom is joined by streamer and Novara Media regular @NoJusticeMTG aka Helena to preview the upcoming UK election on July 4th. Is this a new dawn for TERF Island or is Sir Keir’s Labour just more of the same? What are the funniest things that have happened over the campaign? What are the chances for the Greens party? Can anything good happen in the UK ever again?
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    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 
    Links -
    Follow @NoJusticeMTG on all platforms
    https://www.youtube.com/@NoJusticeMTG https://x.com/NoJusticeMTG 
    Produced by Michael Griffin
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    • 3 min
    131: Nuclear-Powered Condemnation Games

    131: Nuclear-Powered Condemnation Games

    A CEO Sleepout outside the Qantas lounge. Emerald and Tom look at the Opposition’s new definitely-real nuclear power policy (07:21). Are they noobs to be owned, or are they changing the public discourse? Then, there are many recent protests to condemn (40:10) - the office of federal MP for Macnamara, Josh Burns, was vandalised by anti-Israel protestors. “Vile” anti-cop graffiti was sprayed on Vic Trades Hall. And Even Jerry Seinfeld performances aren’t safe. Finally, a call to action (1:09:03).
    New Patreon bonus ep just released -COMEDY IN CRISIS - Sky News vs Cancel Culture!!!
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    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU
    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 40 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.
    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU
    CALL TO ACTION:
    Join and support a renters’ union:
    National Renters and Housing Union (RAHU): https://rahu.org.au/  South East Queensland Union of Renters (SEQUR): https://sequr.org/  Tenants Union of NSW and other tenants organisations across Australia: https://www.tenants.org.au/naro  Support Sonya Semmens for Macnamara -
    https://sonyasemmens.com/ 
    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 
    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID
    Produced by Michael Griffin
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    Follow us on
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    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

alexiskorner ,

Insightful and funny analysis

A unique perspective on Australian politics, questioning why things are the way they are and how change for the better can happen. Invariably interesting guests.

DougTehDog ,

The Best Voice We’ve Got

This show is a godsend for leftists in Australia. For so long I couldn’t connect with politics and it seemed so removed from reality, but Emerald and Tom are experts at connecting the behind-the-scenes nonsense with real life, and arguing that better things are possible. Thanks to this podcast I joined the Greens and volunteer with elections!

Mbak Laura ,

Great listen

Excellent insight into Green politics and auspol more broadly. Entertaining and informative

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