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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.

Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).

    #197: Adele, Word of the Year, Grace Under Fire

    #197: Adele, Word of the Year, Grace Under Fire

    It’s all about Adele this week; the launch, the teacher moment, the Spotify hustle, and that interview, or non-interview… we dig in.

    Macquarie Australian English Dictionary are putting forth their picks for the word of the year, and we have more questions than answers.

    And a message from one of our Bang Fam has us thinking about the complexities and exhaustion of pushing for change.

    Meanwhile we’re both jazzed about The Beatles “Get Back” doco coming to Disney +, while Myf is watching the incredible Australian Story on Grace Tame, and Zan is reading Insomniac City.

     

    Vote for us in the Listeners Choice of the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

     

    Show notes:

    Adele’s English Teacher: https://junkee.com/adele-english-teacher-surprise/315651

    Inside the World of Celebrity Interviews: https://www.theage.com.au/culture/celebrity/a-million-bucks-for-adele-inside-the-world-of-celebrity-interviews-20211122-p59ayh.html

    Adele and Spotify: https://theconversation.com/adele-has-successfully-asked-spotify-to-remove-shuffle-from-albums-heres-why-thats-important-for-musicians-172301

    Macquarie’s Word of the Year: https://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/blog/article/852/

    AFR on gender equality fatigue: https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/workplace/half-of-men-in-corporate-australia-are-fatigued-by-gender-equality-20211124-p59bmw

    The Beatles: Get Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auta2lagtw4&ab_channel=WaltDisneyStudios

    Grace Under Fire: https://www.abc.net.au/austory/grace-under-fire/13642974

    Insomniac City: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30038960-insomniac-city

    Email us and bang back about your big lesson in 2021: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 48 min
    #196: Britney Freed, Marilyn Manson, Daniel Johns

    #196: Britney Freed, Marilyn Manson, Daniel Johns

    It’s Britney, bitch! Yes it is, and she’s finally free. We revel in hearing her voice truly for the first time in years, and the voice she’s giving to others.

    Taylor Swift’s re-recording of Red has broken records and provided a platform too, it’s pretty awesome to see two pop stars shining a light on power imbalances we didn’t really understand, before.

    Speaking of which, a Rolling Stone investigation 9 months in the making tells the harrowing stories behind the allegations against Marilyn Manson, and again has us questioning the industry that has let it slide.

    And Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame are cover stars reminding us of the power of speaking up, and just how much the needle has shifted.

    Myf is in front of the telly this week, loving the new Nakkiah Lui series “Preppers”, while Zan has been digging into the Who Is Daniel Johns? podcast.

     

    Vote for us in the Listeners Choice of the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

     

    Show notes:

    Britney Spears addresses her freedom: https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/1460782926459719683

    The millions of Americans living under conservatorships: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-14/britney-spears-shines-light-on-america-conservatorship-laws/100605612

    Marilyn Manson: The Monster Hiding in Plain Sight: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/marilyn-manson-abuse-allegations-1256888/

    Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame: https://www.marieclaire.com.au/2021-marie-claire-women-of-the-year?category=lifestyle

    Preppers: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/preppers

    Who is Daniel Johns?: https://open.spotify.com/show/73Ed659YIeD2ehM3gw1Nf7

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 33 min
    #195: 007, Travis Scott, Roadrunner

    #195: 007, Travis Scott, Roadrunner

    We’re sifting through and making sense of the week that was, while looking with our eyes and listening with our ears.

    No Time to Die has finally opened, and Zan has her spoiler-free hot takes on the new James Bond (and what phone he’s using).

    The tragic death of eight people at Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ festival raises questions about how why it happened, and if the artist holds the ultimate responsibility in keeping punters safe.

    A seasoned art critic has completely missed the context of a major work, and his ownership of that blind spot is truly a delight.

    And Joe Biden has executed a long fart in the company of Camilla Parker-Bowles. Why do we know this?!

    Meanwhile we’re getting excited for House of Gucci, and Myf is bingeing L’Opera while Zan is at the movies to watch the Anthony Bourdain doco.



    Vote for us in the Listeners Choice of the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote



    Show notes:

    No Time to Die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2FOYjCz38&ab_channel=JamesBond007

    Travis Scott’s “Raging” Made Him A Star: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/08/arts/music/travis-scott-astroworld-concerts.html

    Do Not Fart Near Camilla Parker-Bowles: https://www.thecut.com/2021/11/do-not-fart-near-camilla-parker-bowles.html

    I Missed the Point of a Major New Artwork: https://www.theage.com.au/culture/art-and-design/i-missed-the-point-of-a-major-new-artwork-but-does-it-matter-20211109-p597bx.html

    House Of Gucci: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGNnpVKxV6s&ab_channel=MGM

    Janet Jackson Superbowl Doco: https://consequence.net/2021/11/malfunction-janet-jackson-super-bowl-documentary-hulu/

    L’Opera: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/lopera

    Roadrunner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihEEjwRlghQ&ab_channel=FocusFeatures

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au



    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 34 min
    #194: Sally Rooney, Metaverse, Frayed

    #194: Sally Rooney, Metaverse, Frayed

    We’re coming off a weekend of moving house and not moving much, and there’s plenty to chat about.

    Zan finally finished the latest Sally Rooney book, and has some thoughts.

    Meanwhile chatter about the “Great Resignation” happening in the States makes us wonder if it’ll happen here, and we once again embrace our new found roles as careers counsellors.

    Reality is getting a reboot, as is Facebook, with the launch of the “Metaverse”… What is going on with those videos?

    And we’re banging out about season 2 of Frayed, and Lisa Millar’s brilliant memoir Daring To Fly.

     

    Oh, and help us Tom Gleeson it up, by voting for us in the Listeners Choice of the Australian Podcast Awards: https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote

     

    Show notes:

    Sally Rooney review: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVsNbjSBoIp/

    Why Americans are quitting in record numbers: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/03/an-unbelievable-sense-of-freedom-why-americans-are-quitting-in-record-numbers

    How to make the “great resignation” work for you: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/making-the-great-resignation-work-for-you/13615106

    Facebook launch their Metaverse: https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1453772988361453572

    Frayed: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/frayed

    Daring to Fly: https://www.hachette.com.au/lisa-millar/daring-to-fly-the-tv-star-on-facing-fear-and-finding-joy-on-a-deadline

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 33 min
    #193: Josh Cavallo, TipTop, Maid

    #193: Josh Cavallo, TipTop, Maid

    Zan and Myf are back to wrap the week that was, and oh boy it went all over the place.

    Adelaide United football player Josh Cavallo came out publicly; a rare event in Australian sport and we couldn’t be more stoked.

    TipTop bread is trending on Twitter but why?

    And a brilliant piece exploring different people’s inner voices has us wondering about the scenes going on in our own heads.

    DK Khaled “playing” the guitar has also brought us much joy this week, as has everyone leaning into Halloween. Have we finally let our hangs up about the holiday go?

    There’s a fashun update you can’t unsee too, and we’re banging on about some excellent watches; the Netflix series Maid and the Apple TV doco on The Velvet Underground.

     

    Show notes:

    Josh Cavallo: https://twitter.com/AdelaideUnited/status/1453173351396958208

    TipTop Bread: https://twitter.com/karaschlegl/status/1453198269387984903

    Inner voice: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/25/the-last-great-mystery-of-the-mind-meet-the-people-who-have-unusual-or-non-existent-inner-voices

    DJ Khaled: https://junkee.com/dj-khaled-guitar/312822

    High cut bodysuit: https://twitter.com/isobelroe/status/1453256177459109896

    Maid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGtaHcqsSE8

    The Velvet Underground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWq7a8Tin8g

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 43 min
    #192: Succession, Dark Side of Wellness, The Bachelorette

    #192: Succession, Dark Side of Wellness, The Bachelorette

    One of the best shows ever is back, and we’re digging into the visceral one-liners, the power, the politics, all of it, as Succession returns.

    A well rounded read on the crossover of the wellness industry and conspiracy theorists has us thinking about what leads us (all of us) to different ways of thinking.

    And as lockdown lifts in Melbourne, and greater freedoms are felt all over Australia, we’re reflecting back on how we’re feeling coming out of the cave. Spoiler alert: many things.

    We’ve been spending plenty of time indoors still, reading an excellent Ruby Wax book on mindfulness during this hectic time, and watching the return of The Bachelorette.

     

    Show notes:

    Succession S03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kevqiiYNFrc&ab_channel=HBO

    The Dark Side of Wellness: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/17/eva-wiseman-conspirituality-the-dark-side-of-wellness-how-it-all-got-so-toxic

    Jean therapy: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/oct/19/jean-therapy-putting-them-in-the-freezer-doesnt-work-so-how-do-you-make-jeans-last

    The Bachelorette: https://10play.com.au/the-bachelorette

    Ruby Wax: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/58563578-a-mindfulness-guide-for-survival

    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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Absolute BANGer

Aussie overseas recently gotten back into podcasts and love that I discovered this a few months ago. Always makes me laugh and now going through some of the older episodes cause sometimes listening to this once a week isn’t enough. Also getting the theme jingle stuck in my head and singing it to myself all the time.

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Banga-riffic

Az an ozzie living abroad i <3 my bang-on thyme.

Love hearing the thick accents and the cutting humour. Makes me feel like i am at back home with my mates, having a whopper and crackin’ tinnies.

Tru blu!
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