24 episodes

Welcome to The Pouch: A warm and cozy place for Aussies to relax and get their heads around their current political environment. After taking a short hiatus from his interest in Australian politics to swim in the swirling oceans of political life in the U.S, host Gregg Savage is ready to dive back into the crystal-clear and un-soiled waters of political news Down Under. His guide is internationally renowned podcaster Jake Farr-Wharton and, together, they aim to get you ready for what will no doubt be an absolute cracker of a U.S election... I mean Australian state election year.

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Welcome to The Pouch: A warm and cozy place for Aussies to relax and get their heads around their current political environment. After taking a short hiatus from his interest in Australian politics to swim in the swirling oceans of political life in the U.S, host Gregg Savage is ready to dive back into the crystal-clear and un-soiled waters of political news Down Under. His guide is internationally renowned podcaster Jake Farr-Wharton and, together, they aim to get you ready for what will no doubt be an absolute cracker of a U.S election... I mean Australian state election year.

    #19 - What is the role of the opposition during a crisis?

    #19 - What is the role of the opposition during a crisis?

    What is the role of the opposition during a country's largest crisis?

    Thanks to Coronavirus, Gregg and Jake get confused about what day it is and, thanks to daylight savings ending, get confused about what time it is and bring you this special Monday evening episode... Where they take a minute to discuss the role of the opposition during these unprecedented times.

    • 48 min
    #18 - Toxic Clive Palmer Robots, Stimulus Package Round 3 and A National Cabinet That Would Look Great in any Kitchen!

    #18 - Toxic Clive Palmer Robots, Stimulus Package Round 3 and A National Cabinet That Would Look Great in any Kitchen!

    In this special mid-week episode, Gregg and Jake fire up the boom box to bring you some classic hits including updates on the sports rort scandal, Clive Palmer’s escapades and they discuss Scott Morrison’s national cabinet and narrow down just who is going to save us from Coronavirus.

    • 34 min
    #17 - Keep Your Social Distancing to Yourself!

    #17 - Keep Your Social Distancing to Yourself!

    This week, Gregg and Jake totally had a script but that all went out the window as they started to debrief on the week's events... So, this episode is all about deconstructing the criticisms levelled towards the state and federal governments and their respective responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The episode ends with a message of hope so don't despair! Enjoy!

    • 42 min
    Mark Greenhill OAM | An Interview with The Mayor of The Blue Mountains

    Mark Greenhill OAM | An Interview with The Mayor of The Blue Mountains

    What is the role of the local council during times of crises? Gregg and Jake interview Mark Greenhill OAM, The Mayor of The Blue Mountains, to discuss his thought processes and actions during the recent bushfire crises and now the Coronavirus pandemic. 

    Important note: Many of the restrictions that have now been placed on public interactions were not in place at the time of recording. Any mention of going to the gym or public gatherings were more than acceptable while this interview took place. 

    • 40 min
    #16 - Stimulus Packages, Social Distancing, QLD Elections and Hungry, Hungry Hungarians.

    #16 - Stimulus Packages, Social Distancing, QLD Elections and Hungry, Hungry Hungarians.

    This week, Gregg and Jake don't keep their social distance from issues like the positive outcome for Josh Frydenberg's Hungarian Heritage, the decision for QLD Council Elections to go ahead and we ask ourselves: Just who in the world is Jaquie Lambie anyway!?

    • 46 min
    [Bonus Episode] What do these crises mean for Scott Morrison?

    [Bonus Episode] What do these crises mean for Scott Morrison?

    Gregg and Jake have a short discussion on the relationship between the bush fires, coronavirus and Scott Morrison's recent bump in the polls.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

Ardeet ,

An informative political amble

3 April 2020 update

I’ve just updated to five stars from four.

Jake and Gregg seem to have taken the podcast up a notch with their rhythm and conversational style.

Very happy to be listening to this quality Australian production.

Previous review

Jake and Gregg triage the week’s Australian political events and pack them round amiable conversation.

While the feel of the podcast is casual it’s a very comfortable way to be updated on politics that matter.

An Australian podcast that is worth subscribing to your playlist.

... could do with more discussion of barrels and pork.

Aenemus F ,

Great listen

The lads are a great overview of AusPol from a relaxed normal perspective.

Definitely outside ‘the bubble.’

BWreckett ,

Love it!

Terrific contribution to the otherwise more serious podcasts that tackle the week in Australian politics. Gregg and Jake provide a more “common person’s” commentary on the week’s events that make them a pleasure to listen to.

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