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    Doug Cameron and the Lucky Country

    Doug Cameron and the Lucky Country

    This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Dharug, the muwinina, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations.

    There is no revolution without Treaties.


    G'day voters and welcome to the first anniversary of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    Twelve months ago and against all odds, Scott Morrison was returned as Prime Minister and Australia looked ready to neck itself. In that time three white guys decided to do something radical, start a podcast.

    Over the following year, they witnessed the end of accountability, the collapse of journalistic integrity, and the failure of public leadership on such an epic scale that it sparked the fire of revolution in their hearts. The podcast went from vaguely humourous vanity project to serious conversation about where the nation (and the world) is headed, with a focus on finding a solution to a system that has been designed to benefit those at the top while crushing those who do all the work.

    National and global governance had been given a corporate makeover and for all intents and purposes, the car was driving itself, Parliament was no more than theatre and the public sector was being automated.

    Looking back we can see corruption, cronyism, profiteering, and a callous disregard for the lives of those living on this land, and that's just in 12 months. It is looking more and more like the Australian experiment has failed, and Donald Horne's assessment of Australia as a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share in its luck has never seemed more appropriate.

    This is the ninth episode of 2020, and our plus guest today is socialist, trade unionist, and former Labor Senator Doug Cameron.

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    Full shownotes available at shutupandreadthis.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Best Thing You'll Hear Today w. Asher Wolf

    The Best Thing You'll Hear Today w. Asher Wolf

    This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Dharug, the Boon wurrung and Wurundjeri of Kulin nation, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.


    G'day voters and welcome to the show notes for the eighth episode of 2020; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    It's been a while between drinks, but we are back with an interview recorded in May, which has remained unusually prescient for our particular brand of shitposting.

    Our plus guest this week is Asher Wolf: journalist, unionist, feminist, disability and digital rights advocate, and one of the most connected and online people you are ever likely to meet.

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    Full shownotes available at shutupandreadthis.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    BONUS: Fuck Celebrity

    BONUS: Fuck Celebrity

    This podcast was recorded on the lands of the Dharug, the Dharawal, and the Gadigal of Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

    G'day voters and welcome to this bonus episode; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    At Home Alone Together is a new comedy series on ABC, hosted by Ray Martin, it takes a look at the lighter side of quarantining and government-sanctioned lockdowns. Ostensibly a funny idea, it recently included a (now viral) public service announcement sketch that involved some of Australia's most televised faces telling those watching not to start a podcast in this time of pandemic.
    A fairly innocuous bit that's amusing in a broad sense.

    For those who don't know, podcasting is just AM radio on the internet, most people listen on their phones.

    The original viral tweet was posted two months ago, just as the lockdowns were beginning, and at a time where coronavirus podcasts were kicking off. It was funny and topical, Nicola Coughlan's wry tone befitting the brevity of a platform like Twitter.

    This isn't to say that this is an original joke by any stretch, lots of straight guys be making podcasts, exhibit A: yours truly. But the context and framing of the joke is too similar to ignore.
    However, this isn't just an issue of joke-stealing comedy writers and/or theft of intellectual property, it's also an issue of who tells the joke.

    An Irish millennial actress whose career has just taken off cracking wise about the spare time people may have soon is very different to a stale group of (overwhelmingly) Boomer and Gen X opinion writers and minor celebrities lecturing downward at people who have been forced to stay indoors for upwards of two months.

    One of the central issues Australia faces is the cult of celebrity destroying the concept of public leadership, as the status quo benefits those willing to do anything to stay in the limelight.

    The nation is as stagnant as the careers of those involved with this clip, and it highlights a much bigger problem everyone wants to ignore: class warfare.

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    Show notes available at shutupandreadthis.com

    • 18 min
    Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless (Part 2)

    Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless (Part 2)

    This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi, the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

    G'day voters and welcome to the show notes for the sixth episode of 2020; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    Last week we covered the end of the Sanders 2020 campaign and briefly touched on the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden, we figured we were done with coverage of the US election for a couple of months at least. And then further developments in the allegations made by Tara Reade came to light, which has forced many in the Democratic Party to respond, but still no word from Biden.

    So we decided to dive back in to look at the allegations, the #MeToo movement, the scourge of male politicians from "a different time", the early 90s, and consent; as such our plus guest today is award-winning writer and sex educator, author of The Teen Girl's Guide to Getting Off: Eva Sless.

    This is the second half of our chat with Eva, find the first part here: Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless (Part 1)

    Tarana Burke Twitter thread RT by Monica Lewinsky

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    • 55 min
    Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless (Part 1)

    Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless (Part 1)

    This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi, the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

    G'day voters and welcome to the show notes for the sixth episode of 2020; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    Last week we covered the end of the Sanders 2020 campaign and briefly touched on the sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden, we figured we were done with coverage of the US election for a couple of months at least. And then further developments in the allegations made by Tara Reade came to light, which has forced many in the Democratic Party to respond, but still no word from Biden.
    So we decided to dive back in to look at the allegations, the #MeToo movement, the scourge of male politicians from "a different time", the early 90s, and consent; as such our plus guest today is award-winning writer and sex educator, author of The Teen Girl's Guide to Getting Off: Eva Sless.

    Tarana Burke Twitter thread RT by Monica Lewinsky

    Find us on Twitter: @3whiteguyspod
    Full show notes available at shutupandreadthis.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bern For You (What Are We Gonna Do?)

    Bern For You (What Are We Gonna Do?)

    This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

    G'day voters and welcome to the show notes for the fifth episode of 2020; we are 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

    This week our plus guests are Jason Wu: a climate activist who has worked to stop the Adani Carmichael mine from going ahead, and a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign; and Chris Bourke: one of the founders of Australians Supporting Bernie Sanders, and a climate activist who has volunteered with Extinction Rebellion.

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    Full show notes available at shutupandreadthis.com

    • 1 hr 10 min

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