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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.

    ABC lifer turned boss David Anderson

    ABC lifer turned boss David Anderson

    Jane Cadzow's February 2021 cover story 'Aunty’s other top dog: Meet the ABC lifer who could just be the steadying hand needed right now' profiles David Anderson, the unassuming boss of the ABC, and the many and varied challenges facing the national broadcaster. Moderated by Good Weekend deputy editor Greg Callaghan with expert input from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald media and telecommunications reporter Zoe Samios, the conversation examines the work of a managing director who is accountable not just to ABC audiences and its board, but the Senate estimates committee in Canberra, making his one of the toughest jobs in Australia.

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    • 20 min
    Where to for Australian cricket?

    Where to for Australian cricket?

    Good Weekend senior writer Jane Cadzow joins Malcolm Knox, author and Sydney Morning Herald columnist, for a conversation about the state of play in Australian cricket, following a tough summer on and off the field. Cadzow has penned two authoritative Good Weekend features on Australian cricket, namely the 2018 cover story “What turned Steve Smith into a cheat?” and a 2019 profile of the new Australian coach, “Can Justin Langer save Australian men’s cricket?” Moderated by Good Weekend senior writer Konrad Marshall (who in 2019 profiled Australian star all-rounder Ellyse Perry), the podcast examines the ructions the national men’s team dealt with over a turbulent summer – from allegations of sledging and racism to hubris and arrogance – and compares that tumult with the poised and popular rise of their all-conquering female counterparts.

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    • 27 min
    Kamala: The long road to becoming America’s first female vice-president

    Kamala: The long road to becoming America’s first female vice-president

    Nick Bryant's February 2021 cover story looks at Joe Biden’s second-in-command and new right hand, American Vice-President Kamala Harris. Nick is joined in conversation by Matthew Knott, US correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, who has closely followed the ascent of Harris throughout the Trump administration and during the 2020 US presidential election campaign. The discussion ismoderated by Good Weekend senior writer Konrad Marshall.

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    • 28 min
    The existential threat facing koalas

    The existential threat facing koalas

    Stephanie Wood's February 2021 cover story 'How good were koalas?' looks at the plight of our cuddly national icon, which is now faced with dire threats including dwindling habitat, climate change and mega-bushfires. Stephanie is joined in conversation by WWF Australia conservation scientist Stuart Blanch - with moderation from Good Weekend deputy editor Greg Callaghan - to discuss the history of systematic koala killings, why the NSW, ACT and Queensland koala populations may be uplisted from their current “vulnerable” status to “endangered”, along with the seeming lack of political will to combat deforestation and development, or to raise adequate funds for their survival.

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    • 29 min
    Patricia Piccinini and her skywhales

    Patricia Piccinini and her skywhales

    Konrad Marshall's January 2021 cover story 'High flyer'looks at globally recognised Australian artist Patricia Piccinini in light of her latest creation, the gargantuan hot air balloon known as Skywhalepapa, commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia. Konrad is joined by the artist in conversation with moderation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland, to talk about both the emotion and criticism her surreal work engenders.

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    • 33 min
    Want an Order of Australia? It helps to be rich, powerful and male

    Want an Order of Australia? It helps to be rich, powerful and male

    Jacqueline Maley and Nigel Gladstone’s January 2021 cover story delves into the hard data behind the Order of Australia honours system to see who has and hasn’t won in the 45 years since its inception. Jacqueline is joined in conversation by Good Weekend editor Katrina Strickland to discuss how the system skews towards the privileged, in particular wealthy white males, Governor-General David Hurley’s comments on the need for reform, and how the award process could be changed to better reflect the egalitarian spirit of our nation.

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    • 32 min

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