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Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.

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    • 4.9 • 344 Ratings

Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.

    Your Shortcut to... Trump's Social Media Ban

    Your Shortcut to... Trump's Social Media Ban

    After the assault on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters last week, Twitter decided to permanently suspend the President's account. It wasn’t alone - with Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit and even Pinterest making moves to restrict his presence on their platforms. In this episode of Squiz Shortcuts, we take a look at why these decisions have been taken, the rise of alternative social media platforms, and what it all means in the ongoing free speech debate.


    Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au.


    Squiz recommends:
    Rabbit Hole podcast
    Public sector guidance sheet on free speech in Australia
     
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    • 14 min
    Your Shortcut to... Changes to Australia's National Anthem

    Your Shortcut to... Changes to Australia's National Anthem

    Discussion about our national anthem Advance Australia Fair was a big part of the start of 2021. That's because our PM announced that the song's second line, 'for we are young and free' would be officially changed to 'for we are one and free'. So in the first episode of Squiz Shortcuts for 2021 we dig into the background of our anthem, how it came to be the song for our nation, and what changes have been made to it over the years and why. 


    Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au .


    Squiz recommends:
    Advance Australia Fair performed in both the Eora language and English
    Song of Australia 
     
     
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    • 13 min
    Year in Review - Part 3 (Sep-Dec)

    Year in Review - Part 3 (Sep-Dec)

    In the third and final episode of our three-part Year in Review series, we revisit the big local and international stories that shaped September through to December, as well as the most clicked links in the Squiz Today email.


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    Episode notes:
    Wedding announcement goes wrong
    Princess Mary's eldest son Prince Christian turns 15yo
    Rockefeller Christmas tree fail
    The best Christmas ad of 2020
     
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    • 14 min
    Year in Review - Part 2 (May-August)

    Year in Review - Part 2 (May-August)

    In the second episode of our three-part Year in Review series, we revisit the big local and international stories that shaped May through to August, as well as the most clicked links in the Squiz Today email.


    The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.


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    Episode notes:
    Crabs on the baggage carrier
    Kiwi pornography public service announcement
    Lockdown online shopping mishaps
    Roger Federer surprises fans on rooftop
     
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    • 13 min
    Year in Review - Part 1 (Jan - April)

    Year in Review - Part 1 (Jan - April)

    In the first episode of our three-part Year in Review series, we revisit the big local and international stories that shaped January through to April, as well as the most clicked links in the Squiz Today email.


    The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.


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    Episode notes:
    An unlikely parrot love story 
    Dog training academy fail 
    The story behind that Harry and Meghan umbrella photo
    Barbie marries One Directioner Louis Tomlinson
     
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    • 13 min
    Your Shortcut to... 2020 Catch Up

    Your Shortcut to... 2020 Catch Up

    2020 - it was a big one. In our final Squiz Shortcut for the year, we're aiming to achieve one thing - to catch you up on where some of the big issues are so you can impress your friends and family over the Christmas break. So we'll take you through the fall out from the bushfires, where things are at with coronavirus around the world, what's the latest between Australia and China, how our economy is faring in this year of upheaval and finally, where things landed post-US election. 


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    • 14 min

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4.9 out of 5
344 Ratings

344 Ratings

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