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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into into Good Weekend’s most intriguing stories, with lively insight from writers, editors and experts. 

    The specialist craft of feature writing

    The specialist craft of feature writing

    This week we hear from two Good Weekend senior writers about a pair of blockbuster stories published in 2021, both of which are shortlisted in the over 4000 words category in the upcoming Walkley awards, to be held in Tamworth in February.

    Good Weekend Editor Katrina Strickland discusses the art of longform magazine writing with Tim Elliott, author of Last Shot: The fantastical life of Jock Zonfrillo, a deeply read story that really set a new standard for the celebrity profile piece; and with Melissa Fyfe, who captivated readers with her story on the death of Ashleigh Petrie: The 23-year-old court clerk, the 68-year-old magistrate who became her fiance - and the tragedy that followed.

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    A trip to Africa left her fighting for her life - and then her feet

    A trip to Africa left her fighting for her life - and then her feet

    In this episode, we meet a Sydney socialite whose life was changed forever by an overseas trip. Stephenie Rodriguez speaks with The Sydney Morning Herald journalist Andrew Hornery and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland about the catastrophic chain of events that followed a mosquito bite in Nigeria in 2019.

    Read Andrew's story here. 

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    Pat Cummins: Australian Cricket's Next Big Hope

    Pat Cummins: Australian Cricket's Next Big Hope

    In this episode, we discuss fast-bowler Pat Cummins - our new men's Test cricket captain and the subject of our Good Weekend cover story this week. The Age's chief cricket writer Daniel Brettig and associate editor and chief sports columnist Greg Baum join Good Weekend senior writer Konrad Marshall to discuss Cummins the man, Cummins the (very fast) bowler - and what Cummins the captain might have in store. 

    Read Daniel Brettig's story here. 

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    Wrangling Good Weekend's annual Who Mattered list

    Wrangling Good Weekend's annual Who Mattered list

    How do you take an entire year and extract from it the people who mattered the most to the country: who did something extraordinary that improved the lives of others; who gave us hope, joy and faith in humanity; who made us laugh, cry, and feel collectively better about ourselves; or who did something so out of left field that it floored us all? Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland and senior writer Konrad Marshall discuss the highs and lows of coming up with this year's Who Mattered list - and some of the outcomes. 

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    Cancel culture: A complicated conversation

    Cancel culture: A complicated conversation

    It's a hot-button issue in many western countries but just where did cancel culture come from and what are its ramifications? Writer James Button attempts to untangle this highly-politicised issue in conversation with acclaimed theatre director and playwright Wesley Enoch and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland. The podcast episode augments a three part series on the issue that James has written for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, the first part of which appears in Good Weekend on November 20.

    Read James Button's piece here.

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    A bloody revolution: Changing attitudes towards menstruation

    A bloody revolution: Changing attitudes towards menstruation

    Goodbye period shame and secrecy, farewell clunky sanitary products. Menstruation is out and proud in 2021, thanks to women in their 20s and 30s who will no longer hide this most basic of female bodily functions. The Sydney Morning Herald senior writer Jacqueline Maley and Sydney University political economist Elizabeth Hill join Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland on Good Weekend Talks to discuss how and why the period got politicised, the pros and cons of menstrual leave, period poverty in the third world, and the broader global revolution in attitudes towards reproductive health. 

    Read the story here.

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