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Breaking down the controversial topics, unpopular opinions and social issues of the moment, one conversation at a time. Author, media pro and Zee Feed founder Crystal Andrews hosts no fluff, no filter conversations with experts and friends on the big picture stuff ­– and, frankly, it’s all up for debate.
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Breaking down the controversial topics, unpopular opinions and social issues of the moment, one conversation at a time. Author, media pro and Zee Feed founder Crystal Andrews hosts no fluff, no filter conversations with experts and friends on the big picture stuff ­– and, frankly, it’s all up for debate.
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    Reflecting on Building a News Brand in 2020

    Reflecting on Building a News Brand in 2020

    In the last episode of Debatable for the year, Crystal reflects on how it really felt to build a news brand and go all-in on a small business in 2020. Debatable will be back in a big way in 2021 – until then, thank you for the downloads over the past five months!
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    Why 2020 was a double-edged sword for news mediaZee Feed's viral moment: George Floyd's killing and protestsHow much money Zee Feed makesOwning my comparison anxietyThe focus for 2021How sincerity makes up for size
    THE NEW MEDIA BRANDS CRYSTAL IS JEALOUS OF:
    Centennial BeautyThe Daily AusThe Daily Talk Show / Big Media Company
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    • 16 min
    Wait, Is Black Friday Good or Bad?

    Wait, Is Black Friday Good or Bad?

    As you could probably tell by the influx of targeted Instagram ads, Black Friday is here. With COVID-19 destroying the economy, Black Friday *should* be the retail saviour we've been waiting for... but is there a downside to all those discounts, especially on small business?
    Crystal explores the pros and cons you should consider before you shop the Black Friday sales.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    How much Black Friday generates in Australian salesThe value of retail to the Australian economyBenefits to shopping smallWhy mega retailers are the real winnersHow low prices do economic damageFrance's Black Friday banConsumerism and waste
    Read the article: https://zeefeed.com.au/is-black-friday-good-economy/
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    • 13 min
    The Climate Action Debate Has Shifted — Did You Notice?

    The Climate Action Debate Has Shifted — Did You Notice?

    There's been a shift in the climate crisis debate in Australia... we're finally talking about the money. Will talking about the financial impact of climate change push the country into taking decisive climate action?
    Crystal explains three promising news stories that leverage financial losses to inspire environmental action.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    Reframing the climate conversation around moneyThe lesson in the Rest Super lawsuitDeloitte's economic predictionsClimate is about survival, survival is about money10 surprising Australian groups now demanding climate actionThe need to shift behaviours
    Links:
    Mark McVeigh sues Rest Super: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-02/rest-super-commits-to-net-zero-emmissions/12840204
    Rest Super settlement agreement: https://rest.com.au/why-rest/about-rest/news/rest-november-statement
    Deloitte Access Economics report: https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/new-choice-climate-growth.html
    Business groups supporting climate: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/28/climate-crisis-business-farming-and-environment-leaders-unite-to-warn-australia-woefully-unprepared
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    • 14 min
    Will the US Election Result Really Matter in Australia?

    Will the US Election Result Really Matter in Australia?

    At times, it's felt like the entire world might collapse under the weight of the 2020 US Election. And now there's only one week to go... but will the result impact Australia as much as we might think? Will a Trump or Biden presidency be better for young Aussies?
    Crystal asks RMIT's Dr Emma Shortis, a historian who specialises in US politics, four big questions:
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    What will a Trump re-election mean for Australia?How will a Biden presidency affect Australia?Will either election outcome impact our day-to-day lives in Aus?Is this election more influential than usual?
    Links:
    Read the article for this episode here: https://zeefeed.com.au/will-2020-us-election-result-impact-australia/
    Barely Gettin' By interview with Barrie Cassidy: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/a-force-for-good/id1478594339?i=1000495612146
    Van Jones TED Talk 'What if a US president refuses to concede after an election?'
    Video: https://www.ted.com/talks/van_jones_what_if_a_us_presidential_candidate_refuses_to_concede_after_an_election?language=en
    Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-if-us-presidential-candidate-refuses-to-concede/id160904630?i=1000496141164
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    • 23 min
    How Big Is Australia's Media Ownership Problem?

    How Big Is Australia's Media Ownership Problem?

    Kevin Rudd swung for the fences, calling for a royal commission into Australian ownership concentration and the outsize influence of Rupert Murdoch. While his petition already has over 220,000 signatures, it doesn't answer some of the pressing questions: How big is the media ownership problem in this country, and is it even fixable?
    Crystal explains the petition, the commission, and the laws, and the only outcome that seems likely...
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    What the petition asks forWhy media ownership concentration is a problemExplaining the reach and dominance of News Corp and Nine Entertainment CoWhy we ditched the laws that could have stopped itThe digital platforms inquiryCrystal's prediction of a digital-focused outcome
    Links:
    Read the article for this episode here: https://zeefeed.com.au/kevin-rudd-petition-australian-media-ownership/
    Twitter thread of every media business owned by News Corp Australia: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGR4MxXjSRN/
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    • 15 min
    #Budget2020: How Do We Fix the Economy?

    #Budget2020: How Do We Fix the Economy?

    Recession Recovery for Dummies! While there will be lots of analysis of the details of the 2020 Budget, we're asking a bigger picture question: What's the best way to fix an economy – public or private-sector spending?
    Crystal explains how spending on businesses vs spending on services each fix the economy, as the concept that underlies the #Budget2020 media coverage.
    IN THIS EPISODE:
    How private sector-led economic recovery worksHow public sector-led recovery worksThe big question that both strategies ask about societyHard truth: the goal is not to help everyoneWill the impact of COVID on spending habits change the outcome?
    Check out our budget breakdown here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF_2CR5jQD1/
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