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A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?

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    • Society & Culture

A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?

    Freeman makes us feel #Alive

    Freeman makes us feel #Alive

    BW + BL dip into the pop culture news barrel, pulling out controversy, drama and a biopic announcement. They tune their walkie talkies to discuss #Alive, a South Korean film about an airborne zombie cannibal plague and take us trackside at the 2000 Sydney Olympics to Cathy Freeman's triumphant golden run that had a nation on its feet.

    • 54 min
    Is Liu Yifei's Mulan a girl worth fighting for?

    Is Liu Yifei's Mulan a girl worth fighting for?

    BL + BW break down the Academy Awards' new diversity requirements for Best Picture, before going all in on the new Disney remake of Mulan, made for USD$200 million, how does the film stack up against the 1998 classic?

    • 54 min
    Wakanda Forever

    Wakanda Forever

    BL + BW discuss actor Chadwick Boseman's legacy with filmmaker and journalist Santilla Chingaipe.

    Facebook Vs. the Australia Government: The Social Network threatens to stop users from posting news stories on FB and insta if an Australian government code of conduct requiring tech companies to pay for new content becomes law.

    • 54 min
    Category is: Man of Green Gables

    Category is: Man of Green Gables

    BW and BL chat about Canada's Drag Race. Featuring new judges, less RuPaul, and a slate of proud Canadian queens, the show is freshening up the competition franchise like a zamboni on ice.
    Kpop specialist Andy Trieu shares his expertise on Korean supergroup BTS' new hit single, Dynamite and comedian Craig Quartermaine shares how lockdown has taken the edge off his stand up fighting fitness and regular jousts with hecklers.

    • 53 min
    What are you looking at?

    What are you looking at?

    A picture is worth a thousand words of ... offense? protest? explanation? We talk about *that* Johannes Leak cartoon of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in The Australian and the controversy it's kicked off.

    As a chaser - let's go to New York City and catch up with renowned Australian photographer Anne Geddes, whose ubiquitous photos of babies as peapods, bumblebees, sunflowers and other adorable imaginings became part of the zeitgeist in the 90s and early 2000s.

    • 53 min
    Vogue: Challenged

    Vogue: Challenged

    Chris Pang is a diplomat: The Melbourne International Film Festival ambassador and Crazy Rich Asians star discusses his upcoming new Amazon series On the Spectrum and why so many talented Australian actors of colour still struggle for opportunities and recognition at home, even while breaking through with big successes overseas.


    Vogue: Challenged. Glossy magazines are contending with how to address calls for more and better representation of minorities -- institutionally, and within its content -- Australian Vogue's August issue features young Bla(c)k activists using social media and other platforms to raise their voices and amplify their causes. Grace Dlabik, founder and creative director of Be Collective and Be. ONE Creative provided guidance and casting direction for this special issue of Vogue. She talks fashion, activism, and whether the viral instagram #VogueChallenge was a tribute or a call out.

    • 53 min

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