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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into the definitive stories in stereo. Immerse yourself in long reads of some of the best Good Weekend features, followed by a discussion with the magazine's much-loved writers.

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It's your favourite magazine, brought to life for your ears, your heart and your soul - deep-dive into the definitive stories in stereo. Immerse yourself in long reads of some of the best Good Weekend features, followed by a discussion with the magazine's much-loved writers.

    Hamilton: the unlikely smash hit musical

    Hamilton: the unlikely smash hit musical

    Amanda Hooton's February 2020 cover story, 'American Rap-sody', looks at the unlikely success of using rap music to explore the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton. Amanda is then joined in conversation by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age senior culture writer, Nathanael Cooper, and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, to discuss how the show might translate to Australia, the remarkable talent of its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and whether you need a deep knowledge of US politics to enjoy it.

    Discussion starts at 30:20.

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    • 50 min
    'Pyrocene' - the age of fire

    'Pyrocene' - the age of fire

    Greg Callaghan's September 2020 feature story, "Global Warning", tracks the links from Australia's unprecedented summer of hell through to California’s current fires. Greg then chats with one of Australia's most outspoken firefighters, former NSW Fire and Rescue commissioner, Greg Mullins, along with eminent American fire historian Stephen Pyne, who coined the term “pyrocene” to describe this age of fire.

    Discussion starts at 19:15. 

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    • 43 min
    Greg Hunt: Health Minister on a mission

    Greg Hunt: Health Minister on a mission

    Deborah Snow's September 2020 cover story, "Race of his life", profiles federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, who has gone from the disaster of siding with Peter Dutton in his failed 2018 leadership tilt to being health minister during the biggest medical crisis since the Spanish flu. Deborah is then joined in conversation by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age national affairs editor Rob Harris and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, in a look at how Hunt's professed regard for science and fondness for three-point plans came to the fore in the pandemic response.

    Discussion starts at 43:50.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The loneliness epidemic

    The loneliness epidemic

    Brook Turner's September 2020 cover story titled, 'When the loneliness epidemic met the coronavirus pandemic' looks at how society has slowly ignored the value of human connection. Brook is then joined in conversation by Sydney Morning Herald health editor Kate Aubusson and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland to discuss what happens to a society addicted to smartphones, alienated by materialism, cynical about politics, and striving for aspirational ideals of success while remaining disconnected from other humans.

    Discussion starts at 31:00. 

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    • 53 min
    Virginia Trioli and Jacqueline Maley on sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo

    Virginia Trioli and Jacqueline Maley on sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo

    Virginia Trioli's 2019 cover story is a rumination on how sleazy politicians and crude bosses still plague us in the workplace. Virginia is then joined in conversation by Sydney Morning Herald senior journalist Jacqueline Maley and Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland to discuss AMP's recent #MeToo moment and the explosive allegations against former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon. 

    Discussion starts at 30:55. 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Celeste Barber and the rise of the real on Instagram

    Celeste Barber and the rise of the real on Instagram

    Amanda Hooton's May 2018 cover story looks at the trend of being 'real' on social media and its authentic stars like comedian Celeste Barber. Amanda is then joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland and Sydney Morning Herald PS columnist Andrew Hornery to discuss the changing nature of social media, how it has democratised celebrity and its authentic new stars.  

    Discussion starts at 23:20. 

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    • 46 min

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