126 episodes

The Professor and The Hack is a frank, relatable and always entertaining discussion about the state of politics and current affairs from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in Australia.

Network 10's resident experts, National Affairs Editor Hugh Riminton (The Hack) and Network Political Editor Peter Van Onselen (The Professor) are second to none when it comes to politics.

They leave no stone unturned as they deep dive into what is happening in Australian politics and get to the bottom of what is really going on, always with their distinctive style, insights and a touch of humour.

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The Professor and The Hack is a frank, relatable and always entertaining discussion about the state of politics and current affairs from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in Australia.

Network 10's resident experts, National Affairs Editor Hugh Riminton (The Hack) and Network Political Editor Peter Van Onselen (The Professor) are second to none when it comes to politics.

They leave no stone unturned as they deep dive into what is happening in Australian politics and get to the bottom of what is really going on, always with their distinctive style, insights and a touch of humour.

    Episode 126: Checking The Balances

    Episode 126: Checking The Balances

    As we digest the impact of yet another interest rate rise, Hugh and PVO don’t even consider the fact that right now avocados are the cheapest they’ve ever been. Instead they look at the hot topics of the day, including the different forms cost of living relief could take, and the potential fallout of Peter Dutton going nuclear.

    And how well do you know your state premiers?
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    • 34 min
    Episode 125: Hello Again

    Episode 125: Hello Again

    Your favourite commentators are back after a well-earned break (or at least PVO is). They reflect on the aftermath of the election, and discuss the first week of parliament.

    And can we expect to see Scott Morrison on the evangelical speaking circuit any time soon?
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    • 30 min
    Episode 124: Take Your Seats Please

    Episode 124: Take Your Seats Please

    This week Hugh and Peter take a look at the ministers gaining a seat on Labor’s new front bench. Who are the rising stars in this new political environment? 

    And as celebrations begin the world over for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, what better time to discuss the appointment of an Assistant Minister for the Republic.
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    • 31 min
    Episode 123: Looking Ahead

    Episode 123: Looking Ahead

    The Professor and The Hack get down to some more unpacking of the election results and what we can expect as the political landscape starts to change.

    What does all this really mean for the next three years?
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    • 31 min
    Episode 122: Australia Has Decided

    Episode 122: Australia Has Decided

    Australia has voted, and after nearly 10 years Labor takes the top seat.

    The Professor and The Hack deep dive into the highs and lows of the election, and take a look at what lies ahead for Australia's 31st Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his government.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 121: Prediction Time!

    Episode 121: Prediction Time!

    Two days to the election and the polls are indicating a close race.

    As our starters inch towards the finish line, the Professor and the Hack discuss the absence of Labor’s costings, whether Albanese will finish building his gaff-proof fence, and why numbers suddenly have Hugh all confused.

    And the Professor shares his predictions.

    You can catch Hugh and Peter on Channel 10’s live election coverage from 5pm on Saturday.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
440 Ratings

440 Ratings

Import arame ,

Love it

I really enjoy this podcast, my only complaint is there isn't enough, it should be weekly

thebighole ,

Weekly pls!

I really like this podcast. Really interesting views. I wish it would be posted weekly! Sometimes I need my craving filled. Both PVO and Hugh have really good insight into the issues. Although, I find that PVO has much more insight into economic and political issues than social issues.

joeyfury ,

Pushing agendas

One would think a doctor of politics may put forward an apolitical commentary. Rather to the contrary, he is still pushing a political spin that has burned since his dismal prediction of the 2019 election. This is “help labor at all costs to save face” type dribble

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