14 episodes

We’re losing the illusion that we live in a classless country. But it remains a deeply uncomfortable subject for some and most of the talking about class is been done by people who benefit from the status quo: middle class, private school and tertiary educated. That is, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA. Up Ya Class is a counter-point. Hosted by veteran podcaster and comedian Dave O’Neil, slightly less veteran broadcaster and comedian Nelly Thomas, and actual working person with no podcast experience whatsoever – but a real job - Shane Laing. All 3 presenters are originally rough trade and they will dissect the news, culture, history and politics with a class lens. They will probably also talk quite a lot about food. Up Your Class: a podcast brought to you by 3 Bogans with hearts of gold, union cards, and an eye for a good all-you-can-eat buffet. Produced and published by Nearly.

Up Ya Class Nearly

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 56 Ratings

We’re losing the illusion that we live in a classless country. But it remains a deeply uncomfortable subject for some and most of the talking about class is been done by people who benefit from the status quo: middle class, private school and tertiary educated. That is, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA. Up Ya Class is a counter-point. Hosted by veteran podcaster and comedian Dave O’Neil, slightly less veteran broadcaster and comedian Nelly Thomas, and actual working person with no podcast experience whatsoever – but a real job - Shane Laing. All 3 presenters are originally rough trade and they will dissect the news, culture, history and politics with a class lens. They will probably also talk quite a lot about food. Up Your Class: a podcast brought to you by 3 Bogans with hearts of gold, union cards, and an eye for a good all-you-can-eat buffet. Produced and published by Nearly.

    Introducing Chapter One

    Introducing Chapter One

    Hear the whole first chapter of new books every episode.

    Top publishers, great books, regular episodes, links if you'd like to buy or find out more.

    Host Nelly Thomas traded stand-up comedy and the big stage for the “quiet life” of an author, professional MC, keynote presenter, health advocate & media personality.

    Share the podcast with a friend and join our Facebook Group.

     

    Find other great shows at Nearly.com.au

     

    Produced by Nearly Media.

    Contact the show - hi@nearly.com.au

    Produced by Courtney Carthy

    Chapter One copyright Nearly Media 2019

     

    Theme music - "Mornings Like These"

    Written by Edward Hogston - (PRO is P.R.S. UK)

    Performed by Finn's Fandango

     
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    • 28 sec
    Blue Collar Christmas special Up Ya Class 2018 Finale

    Blue Collar Christmas special Up Ya Class 2018 Finale

    Dave's cooking Turkey, Nelly's turning Japanese and Shane is mad for a Kris Kringle.

    What would uncle Kev say about Westfield Vouchers and, why the hell are Australian workers gifting employers 5 hours of free work a week?

    Merry F'n Xmas comrades.

     

    Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil.

    Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook.

    Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com

    Find Shane on Twitter.

    Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too.

     

    Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

     

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    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

     
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    • 41 min
    From Housos to Hospital – Professor of Psychiatry Steve Ellen is All Class

    From Housos to Hospital – Professor of Psychiatry Steve Ellen is All Class

    Our guest this week is renowned psychiatrist, author and media personality Dr Steve Ellen.

    We ask how he went from the Frankston race-track – literally – to the hallowed halls of modern medicine, psychiatry and academia.

    He wonders if his son – or any middle class kid – can ever really understand struggle, and gets into the unspoken class biases in both medicine and psychiatry.

    And, we talk Steve into applying for Australian Survivor.

    Find him here also - www.steveellen.com

     

    Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil.

    Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook.

    Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com

    Find Shane on Twitter.

    Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too.

     

    Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

     
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    • 49 min
    Why is Local Council full of Common People?

    Why is Local Council full of Common People?

    Shane, Nelly and Dave are back on their own this own this week and they’re chewing the chop-fat over why local government is dominated – or at least highly populated – by working class people, when State and Feds have the whole thing locked down with their silver spoons.

    Dave claims a breakthrough on this front and Nelly takes it back.

    Nelly offers “I, Tonya” for Bring a Plate and Shane is shocked to learn that Ringwood had an ice-skating rink in the 1970s.

    Finally, a robust discussion is had about Uncle Kev’s Fairlane Duco and whether or not it would ever be touched by an exploited 457-Visa worker at the car wash.

    So, the usual.

     

    Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil.

    Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook.

    Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com

    Find Shane on Twitter.

    Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too.

     

    Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

     
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    • 39 min
    Dennis Glover from the Block

    Dennis Glover from the Block

    Dennis Glover grew up in Doveton, Victoria at a time when it was considered "a bit rough" but "functional" - people had jobs and therefore income, dignity and a level of security.

    Since all the factories closed, Doveton has devolved into a dumping ground for the "battlers" that all the pollies talk about, but few do anything for.

    Dennis was - and still is - the only person in his family to be tertiary educated (and one of the few to finish school) and yet, he went all the way to the hallowed halls of The University of Cambridge.

    We ask him how the hell that happened and, how he likes his rissoles.

     

    Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil.

    Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook.

    Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com

    Find Shane on Twitter.

    Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too.

     

    Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

     
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    • 46 min
    Room Service: it’s a world gone mad

    Room Service: it’s a world gone mad

    Dave has a gardener. Nelly stayed at Noosa Sofitel last week. And Shane’s never stayed at a 5-star hotel.

    We also ask you if we should get a Facebook Page and if so, who’s going to manage it.

    Finally, here’s some bloke on the Gold Coast bribing his kid with trips to Aspen because… #softtdrinks.

    And for goddsake, review the podcast would youse?

     

    Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil.

    Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook.

    Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com

    Find Shane on Twitter.

    Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too.

     

    Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license.

     

    Find a new podcast!

    The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young

    The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig.

    10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.

     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Noey78 ,

Not enough episodes

I stumbled across this podcast by accident. What an awesome find. As a social worker, I am always fascinated by class structure. This podcast explores all of this in an often hilarious, yet well thought out way.

Heres some feedback ,

A great find

Great stuff team. I’m not sure I agree with everything we are discussing but geez it makes you think. Thank you for doing this podcast. It’s thought provoking and a truly good listen.

Phillimore15 ,

Thanks guys!

I've only found "Up ya Class" last week but I've been working my way through the back catalogue this week. Really enjoying, keep it up!

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