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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).

    #188: Met Gala, The Activist, Alone

    #188: Met Gala, The Activist, Alone

    Fashun is back! And we are kids in the candy store of the Met Gala. The lewks, the themes, the references, all of it unpacked in this week’s ep.

    Away from the red carpet, a new reality show has activists pitted against one another but is it as bad as it sounds?

    And we’re back in New York for a new show which teams Steve Martin and Martin Short together once again, and in the woods where we’re all Alone.

     

    Show notes:

    Met Gala slideshow: https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/met-gala-2021-red-carpet-live-celebrity-fashion

    Nicki Minaj: https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/1437532566945341441

    The Activist: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/11/the-activist-tv-show-usher-julianne-hough

    A Stranger Secretly Lived in My Home: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/10/experience-a-stranger-secretly-lived-in-my-home

    A Bump in the Night: https://thisiscriminal.com/episode-71-a-bump-in-the-night-7-21-2017/

    Only Murders in the Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1rQdXXXyI&ab_channel=Hulu

    Alone: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/culture/television/2021/09/11/alone/163128240012442

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    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.

    • 38 min
    #187: Women’s Summit, Kmart Plates, The Chair

    #187: Women’s Summit, Kmart Plates, The Chair

    It’s been a heck of a week for words and actions, with the Women’s Summit in Canberra being met with a lot of criticism.

    Next door, Minister Alan Tudge wants the curriculum to view history more favourably, and we look at who indeed that favours, and why.

    Thankfully $1.50 Kmart plates have provided welcome relief, a true sign that we have run out of things to talk about.

    And we’re banging on about a new Netflix show with Sandra Oh, and a page turner called The Midnight Library.

     

    Show notes:

    Britney update: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/britney-spears-father-files-to-end-court-conservatorship/100442938

    Katharine Murphy on the Women’s Summit: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/06/platitudes-and-sentiment-at-womens-safety-summit-wont-cut-it-when-will-pm-learn

    Kate Jenkins’ Respect @ Work report: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/kate-jenkins-respect-at-work-report/100438496

    Alan Tudge: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/education-minister-tells-hack-proposed-school-history-curriculu/13532152

    Kmart plates: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/daily-mail-nadia-bartel-white-powder/

    The Chair: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81206259

    The Midnight Library: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52578297-the-midnight-library

    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.

    • 32 min
    #186: DONDA, Dr Luke, Pandemic Dating

    #186: DONDA, Dr Luke, Pandemic Dating

    Kanye’s long awaited new album is finally out, and launched with his most provocative live streaming event so far.

    What does DONDA say about him as an artist, and the art he’s communicating to the world?

    Meanwhile, a longread on pop producer Dr Luke is a thorough case study on how the music industry is broken, and what we need to do to fix it. But also a discussion on how we as fans make ethical choices about the music we enjoy.

    And while we’re sinking our teeth into some heavy stuff, never fear, we’ve got good news stories on pandemic dating and a great watch on beautiful ballet, too.

     

    Show notes:

    The Independent’s review of DONDA: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/kanye-west-review-donda-marilyn-manson-b1911087.html

    How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dr Luke? https://junkee.com/longform/dr-luke-boycott-cancellation

    Pandemic Dating: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/01/my-radical-love-experiment-shows-there-is-light-at-the-end-of-pandemic-dating-and-it-isnt-a-laptop-screen

    Blak, Black, Blackfulla: https://www.smh.com.au/national/blak-black-blackfulla-language-is-important-but-it-can-be-tricky-20210826-p58lzg.html

    Nureyev: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81117554



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    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.

    • 40 min
    #185: Existential Pop Stardom, Dopamine, Coffee Towels

    #185: Existential Pop Stardom, Dopamine, Coffee Towels

    It’s another wild week and we’re keeping our heads above water making sense of it all with the Bang Fam.

    Qantas have made a big push for us to get vaccinated, and subsequently have us bawling.

    A brilliant piece on the unbearable nature of being a female pop star nails it, meanwhile we’re questioning our own addictions in a new look at dopamine and digital media.

    And there are claims that ‘tea towel’ is not a uniform term. Excuse me, what?

    We’re banging on about a couple of great watches too, CODA and The Newsreader.

     

    Show notes:

    Qantas Fly Away ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o9_AK1Kcyo

    Pete Tong reads out his website: https://twitter.com/benjilanyado/status/1430103448175980549

    Has Becoming a Female Pop Star in 2021 become unbearable: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/20/billie-eilish-lorde-lizzo-women-music-industry-fame

    Constant Craving: Dopamine: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2021/aug/22/how-digital-media-turned-us-all-into-dopamine-addicts-and-what-we-can-do-to-break-the-cycle

    Coffee Towels: https://twitter.com/sexenheimer/status/1430025974276530181

    CODA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pmfrE1YL4I&ab_channel=AppleTV

    The Newsreader: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/newsreader



    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.

    • 38 min
    #184: Coping, Bathing, Mike White

    #184: Coping, Bathing, Mike White

    Myf and Zan are throwing a big bear hug around the Bang Fam with our best coping techniques in a rough time.

    Some choice words from Nick Cave have us high-fiving the prince of darkness, and a debrief with White Lotus writer/creator Mike White answers a lot of questions and begs a few more.

    Alex Lahey’s impassioned plea to the PM to keep our music industry alive hits hard, while the conversation around celebrities bathing habits opens an absolute can of worms.

    And we’re banging on about some incredible reads, short and long form, to take you into another place.

     

    Show notes:

    Back to Nature: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/back-to-nature

    Myf’s Instagram Reels: https://www.instagram.com/myfwarhurst

    Nick Cave on COVID and the vax: https://www.theredhandfiles.com/tell-us-about-hal-willner/

    Mike White accepts the criticism: https://www.vulture.com/article/the-white-lotus-finale-mike-white-interview-departures-ending.html

    Nine Perfect Strangers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvqujH6boEI&ab_channel=Hulu

    Alex Lahey open letter: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/alex-lahey-open-letter-scott-morrison-government-support-music/13498102

    Do Celebrities Bathe?: https://www.salon.com/2021/08/17/celebrity-bathing-kutcher-kunis-gyllenhaal/

    What Bobby McIlvaine Left Behind: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/09/twenty-years-gone-911-bobby-mcilvaine/619490/

    Leave the World Behind: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50358031-leave-the-world-behind

    Rumaan Alam at MWF: https://mwf.com.au/program/rumaan-alam-leave-the-world-behind-071e/



    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.

    • 36 min
    #183: White Lotus, Amanda Knox, Census

    #183: White Lotus, Amanda Knox, Census

    Everyone’s frothing on the social satire White Lotus and frankly we don’t want it to end. Myf and Zan share some good news for fellow fans, and an insight into the music that makes the show.

    Meanwhile Dolly is telling more stories with the news of her debut novel; we’re ready to tear into it.

    A new film based on the story of Amanda Knox’s conviction and acquittal is about to come out, and the woman herself has thoughts on who gets to tell her story.

    And the five yearly Census has arrived, with some interesting questions and strange omissions.

    All hail Beyoncé, who has filled the fashun coiffeurs with some wild looks and denim chaps. Thank you Queen.

    And we’re bringing Bang On live to South Australia for the first time! It will literally be whaine taime.  

     

    Show notes:

    Bang On live at Grapes of Mirth: https://grapesofmirth.com.au/the-festival/

    Dolly Parton novel: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/11/dolly-parton-to-publish-her-first-novel-in-2022

    White Lotus score: https://www.vulture.com/article/the-white-lotus-score-theme-composer-interview.html

    Who Owns Amanda Knox?: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/amanda-knox-stillwater-matt-damon/619628/

    Stillwater trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cq1lPPeMUY&ab_channel=FocusFeatures

    Census erasure: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-10/lgbtiq-census-erasure/100362094

    Beyoncé in Harpers Bazaar: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a37039502/beyonce-evolution-interview-2021/

    Open Water: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53414230-open-water

    Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché: https://play.miff.com.au/film/poly-styrene-i-am-a-cliche/

    Viv Albertine books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7504032.Viv_Albertine



    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.

    • 42 min

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