80 episodes

Welcome to The Pouch! The taped-up wheely bin of podcasts that aims to help the average Aussie try and make sense of their current political environment. Join world-renowned podcaster, Jake Farr-Wharton, and significantly less-renowned podcaster, Gregg Savage, every Sunday as they tackle the week in Australian news and politics... not so seriously.

The Pouch Gregg Savage and Jake Farr-Wharton

    • Politics
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to The Pouch! The taped-up wheely bin of podcasts that aims to help the average Aussie try and make sense of their current political environment. Join world-renowned podcaster, Jake Farr-Wharton, and significantly less-renowned podcaster, Gregg Savage, every Sunday as they tackle the week in Australian news and politics... not so seriously.

    Happy New Anthems, Lockdowns and Chinese Upsets!

    Happy New Anthems, Lockdowns and Chinese Upsets!

    This week, Gregg and Jake trial a refreshed format of the show and reflect on the awkwardness that was New Year's 2021. They then realise that Mr Morrison may have overstepped the mark by changing a single word in the Australian National Anthem and ponder who is in lockdown, who should be in lockdown and where they should be locked down to... and realise that trying to solve the China / Australia relationship is probably far easier.
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    • 50 min
    59. End of 2020 Wrap Up!

    59. End of 2020 Wrap Up!

    Gregg and Jake un-lament the end of 2020 with a wrap of their views of some of the key events at both the federal and state level of politics. They then polish off what they think is their crystal ball (turns out it was just a well-maintained snow globe...) and bring you their bound-to-be-proven-wrong political predictions for 2021. Among those predictions: Someone will break Coronavirus quarantine... That's right! Just remember that you heard it here first! Or don't. Happy New Year!
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    • 58 min
    Cabinet Reshuffles, Vaping Rethinks and Victoria's Reviews

    Cabinet Reshuffles, Vaping Rethinks and Victoria's Reviews

    This week, Gregg and Jake propose a new app designed to tackle all of Australia's natural disasters in one hit. They then take a sneak peak at Morrisons huge 2021 cabinet re-shuffle! And what a re-shuffle it is! It was almost as surprising as the news that the inhumane treatment of Australian citizens in the so-called 'vertical cruise ships' was... inhumane! Then the boys take time out to have their weekly jab at China and then head outside for a good ol' vape to soothe their souls.
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    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular uploads at: youtube.com/c/thepouchthepodcast
    Got something to say? Send all comments and feedback to thepouchthepodcast@gmail.com We're bound to read your comments on the next show, especially as they pertain to Jake's hair.
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    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/thepouchthepodcast
    Website: https://thepouchthepodcast.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepouchthepod1

    • 55 min
    The One Year Anniversary Super Celebratory Episode 2020!

    The One Year Anniversary Super Celebratory Episode 2020!

    YouTube link to the 2020 Australian News Recap that China Doesn't Want You to Hear: https://youtu.be/dTue1_Rg7qI
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    MP3 Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hw6_C0GIJMbIJBLGFSWgpZxmJ8gKAqi4/view?usp=sharing
    Merry one year anniversary to us and our listeners!
    This week Gregg and Jake celebrate their first anniversary with a song recapping the year that was... They then premiere the titles of the songs to appear on the upcoming revamped Aussie adaptation of Frozen... called "Heated". They then perform a shallow wade into the costs of offshore processing and wonder if that money could be better spent... Oh, and there's the small matter of that cashless debit card. But mostly this episode is about the fact Gregg committed to something for longer than one year...
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    Got something to say? Send all comments and feedback to thepouchthepodcast@gmail.com We're bound to read your comments on the next show, especially as they pertain to Jake's hair.
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    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/thepouchthepodcast
    Website: https://thepouchthepodcast.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepouchthepod1

    • 53 min
    A Port Arthur Movie, A Vaccine for All(ish) and Albo's Dliemma

    A Port Arthur Movie, A Vaccine for All(ish) and Albo's Dliemma

    This week, Gregg and Jake review whether or not the new Port Arthur movie that hasn't been made yet should be made while trying to decide if the new national anthem that isn't actually our national anthem should be our national anthem. They also "casually" celebrate the end of the parliamentary year by "casually" discussing the upgraded more "formal" approach to "casual" work. Then it's off to the speculation races where Anthony Albanese's future is on the line... Which it's not.
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    Got something to say? Send all comments and feedback to thepouchthepodcast@gmail.com We're bound to read your comments on the next show, especially as they pertain to Jake's hair.
    Subscribe for more Australian news, politics and culture…. not so seriously!
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2R9jYKG
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ue1HT8
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/thepouchthepodcast
    Website: https://thepouchthepodcast.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepouchthepod1

    • 48 min
    Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Matias in a Helicopter and Your Ice-Cream is Under Threat!

    Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Matias in a Helicopter and Your Ice-Cream is Under Threat!

    This week, Gregg and Jake embrace the heat as they try and solve the love triangle that resulted in the release of Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert from her Iranian prison. They also come to the natural conclusion that there was NO OTHER WAY for Matias Corman to Jetset around the world than in a helicopter that costs $4,000 a day. They then fight for your right to get only the best ice creams from your local servo!

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nick9642 ,

I’m not from the ACT but . . .

Could you please put some more research into the topics you cover. I’m not from the ACT, my school never had a trip to Canberra but I understand how the ACT parliament is elected and how they form their government. You clearly did not do even the most basic of research, but just looked at the ABC News banner headline. The 5 ‘other’ seats are not going to ‘preference’ to Labor. Those seats are going to Greens candidates, which means the government will be formed by a Labor and Green coalition. And not just a 1 or 2 seats supporting a 40+ Labor gov, it’s about 2:1, Labor:Green. So Greens have, and will, continue to play a major role in ACT government policy.

Ghatti ,

Good political chat for non political people

Nice flow between the hosts.

Shane Argo ,

A must listen for Aussies

The Pouch is an absolute must listen to anyone affected by Australian Politics. Jake and Gregg present the serious news in a not-so-serious tone, making bearable to stay in-touch.

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