45 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
    • 4.9, 15 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.

    34. Hello Weapons and Refugees, Goodbye China and Cormann

    34. Hello Weapons and Refugees, Goodbye China and Cormann

    This week, Gregg and Jake get their heads around Australia's new stockpile of fancy new weapons, design their greeting placards to welcome Hongkongers to our golden shores and reminisce about Mathias Cormann's time in politics. Once they figure out what the difference is between the finance minister and the treasurer that is...

    • 29 min
    GOOD AUSSIE NEWS EPISODE! July 2020

    GOOD AUSSIE NEWS EPISODE! July 2020

    After four weeks of scouring the darkest reaches of the real world and the digital world, Gregg and Jake are finally ready to reveal all of the amazingly good news stories from around Australia! Well, some of them of them anyway... They celebrate border openings, extinct animals being found again and skateboarders with loads of time on their hands!

    • 30 min
    *INTERVIEW* The Pouch Vs. The Aussie English Podcast

    *INTERVIEW* The Pouch Vs. The Aussie English Podcast

    Pete Smissen from the Aussie English podcast invites Gregg and Jake on to discuss all the Australian news topics he's too afraid to touch! Australia's relationship with China, Black Lives Matter in Australia, deaths in custody, Branch-stacking, Sports-rorting, the media and whether or not there is a thing as TOO much Vegemite*

    *No.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    #33 - Labor Vs. China, Scomo Vs. Artists, ABC Vs. Money

    #33 - Labor Vs. China, Scomo Vs. Artists, ABC Vs. Money

    This week, Gregg and Jake try and figure out how to use their chunk of the government's $250,000, 000 arts package to choreograph a dance explaining China's influence on Labor... Well, at least one "unknown" Labor MP anyway. Who's willing to play Shaoquette Moselmane? I mean, we're sure no-one's at fault or done anything illegal, but still... We hear the ABC is looking for some cheap content so they may as well give it a crack.

    • 37 min
    #32 - Branch-stacking, cyber-attacking and branch-cyber-barrelling!

    #32 - Branch-stacking, cyber-attacking and branch-cyber-barrelling!

    This week, Gregg and Jake work hard to make sure they understand the term branch-stacking in the hopes they don't make fools of themselves around the water cooler at work this week. Not they're drinking from the water cooler of course because that wouldn't be COVID responsible would it? Well, only in Victoria. Wait. Are we working from home again? Hope not, because my computer keeps getting all these weird state-based notifications telling me they have my medicare number...

    • 45 min
    #31 - Scomo Vs Slavery, China Vs Tourists and Protesters Vs COVID

    #31 - Scomo Vs Slavery, China Vs Tourists and Protesters Vs COVID

    This week, Gregg and Jake try and stay true to their mantra of not taking the news TOO seriously and enter what they've affectionately called: GAMESHOW MODE! It's their first line of defence in a world where our Prime Minister misinterprets our history, China decides WE are the bad guys and noble protests are banned in the interest of our nation's health and safety... 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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.

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.

Itunes fanboy #1 ,

It didn’t make my ears bleed

That’s a feature that I rate highly in a podcast

But seriously, why aren’t we growing hemp?

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