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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?

    Schitt's sweep

    Schitt's sweep

    One show truly dominated the 2020 Emmy Awards and that was Schitt's Creek, which took out best comedy and swept all four comedy acting categories. Benjamin Law and drop in host Hannah Reich analyse why the sixth and final season has been such a hit with viewers and Emmy voters.

    Plus Journalist and self-described “(retired) veteran of the wellness industry” Sarah Wilson connects the links between QAnon and wellness communities and celebrating Wong Kar-wai's film, In the mood for love with a musical homage at the Sydney Opera House. .

    • 54 min
    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

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