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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).

    #155: Inauguration Day, Phil Spector, Sapiens

    #155: Inauguration Day, Phil Spector, Sapiens

    Hours after US President Biden is sworn in we’re giving our hot takes on the important moments of Inauguration Day: the brooch, the coats, and Melania's kaftan. Speaking of fashion, US Vogue has been criticised over its cover image choice of history making VP Kamala Harris. We dig into the discussion around it. And convicted murderer and known abuser Phil Spector has died; we reflect on the “lone genius” myth, and the industry that allows certain men to make others suffer for their art. Meanwhile Myf is relating to childhood spew bowls (!), and we’re banging on about Sapiens and Louis Theroux’s podcast Grounded.

     

    Show notes: 

    Inauguration Day memes: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/2021-inauguration-memes-bernie-sanders-lady-gaga-and-more
    Vogue releases new Kamala Harris cover: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/kamala-harris-vogue-cover-controversy-limited-edition
    Laura Snapes on Phil Spector: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/18/phil-spector-toxic-svengali-music-industry
    Ronnie Spector interview: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/12/ronnie-spector-i-love-metoo-and-times-up-because-mens-time-is-up
    Family vomit bowl memories: https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/family-vomit-bucket-bowl-memories/
    Sapiens: https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2/
    Grounded: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p089sfrz/episodes/downloads



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    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 35 min
    #154: Sex and the City, Bridgerton, 2021 goals

    #154: Sex and the City, Bridgerton, 2021 goals

    We’re back for another year of Bangin’ On, and with plenty to sink our teeth into. Sex and the City is back too, but in what form and why? Kim and Kanye are reportedly on the rocks; we do what we can with the information at hand. And sea shanties have gone viral on TikTok, which is frankly joyful, but also speaks to a larger instinct towards community. A new year is an opportunity for taking stock and setting some 2021 goals, but how do you do that when there’s so much uncertainty in the world? Zan has some ideas. And Myf has been gorging on the trashy but sumptuous televisual feast that is Bridgerton, while Zan has zipped through the new novel by Elena Ferrante: The Lying Life of Adults.

     

    Show notes:

     

    Sex and the City is back: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jan/11/sex-and-the-city-to-return-for-new-series-stars-confirm
    Sea shanties go viral: https://www.vulture.com/2021/01/tiktok-sea-shanties-explained.html
    21 Goals to Set in 2021: https://gentwenty.com/goals-to-set-in-2021/
    Bridgerton: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80232398
    The Lying Life of Adults: https://www.europaeditions.com/book/9781609455910/the-lying-life-of-adults


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    Bang On is produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 33 min
    #153: It’s Bangmas! Our end of year wrap

    #153: It’s Bangmas! Our end of year wrap

    Well we’ve come to the end of a year, and while everyone does their 2020 wrap we give this bin fire our own Bang On spin. Plenty to love (and suddenly remember) about it; from WAP to Dreams, hyper realistic cakes and hyper ugly Crocs. Fashion didn’t sleep, but did resemble a waste bag, and Dolly saved us all. It was a year of challenges too; in some cases good ones, and we reflect on the reckonings we’ve felt, in this tumultuous 12 months. Thank you Bang Fam for your endless love, support, and lols this year. This community has truly buoyed us, and we’re very grateful. See you in 2021. x

     

    Show notes:

    The Tracies: https://twitter.com/Brocklesnitch/status/1338328047208988674

    Tom Cruise rant: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/movies/tom-cruise-covid.html



    Email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is hosted by Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe. It is produced by Double J and recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 33 min
    #152: Bang Back with the Bang Fam

    #152: Bang Back with the Bang Fam

    It’s over to you Bang Fam, as you share your recommendations for summer in a bumper Bang Back special episode. We laugh, we cry, and we now have a big list of all kinds of joyful, funny, enlightening, and ridiculous things to dig into over the summer break.

     

    Show notes:

    Dionne Warwick: https://twitter.com/_DionneWarwick/status/1336005472910864385

    Nigella pronouncing microwave: https://twitter.com/EtceteraWithEst/status/1336287775390396417

    The Weekend: https://www.charlottewood.com.au/the-weekend.html

    Breath: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/breath-9780241289082

    The Big Film Buffet: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-big-film-buffet/id1532358360

    The Undoing: https://www.hbo.com/the-undoing

    Everybody Died So I Got a Dog: https://www.hachette.com.au/emily-dean/everybody-died-so-i-got-a-dog-will-make-you-laugh-cry-and-stroke-your-dog-or-any-dog-sarah-millican

    Middleditch & Schwartz: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81122572

    You’re Wrong About: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/youre-wrong-about/id1380008439

    The Reagans: https://www.stan.com.au/watch/the-reagans/trailers-and-extras

    La Casa De Las Flores: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80160935

    Detectorists: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/detectorists

    Fiona Apple (and 49 other great records): https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/50-best-albums-of-2020/12947352

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070/


    Big thanks to #BangFam Angus, Kathryn, Jen, Anna, Mem, Damara, Pamela, Lincoln, Tilly, Ben, Sim and Nat!

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    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 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
    #151: Elliot Page, COVID resets, Wedgie shorts

    #151: Elliot Page, COVID resets, Wedgie shorts

    It’s a big week for trans awareness, with actor Elliot Page coming out and highlighting the realities of many others in the trans community. A great piece in the Washington Post on how COVID has changed arts criticism has us thinking more broadly about the ways we’re shifting for good, including in live gig accessibility. It’s quite a time for butts in fashion too, and of course we have many thoughts. Cher has rescued an elephant, and another monolith has popped up; Myf has the breaking news on both. And we’re banging on about a brilliant new podcast, and an award winning Australian novel.

     

    Show notes:

    Elliot Page comes out: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQ1QFBhNFg/

    Arts Criticism may never be the same: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/museums-art-criticism-covid-transformed/2020/11/25/a5623b9e-290d-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

    Live music more accessible: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/live-music-more-accessible-for-people-with-disabilities/12944018

    Wedgie shorts: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/wedgie-trend-butt-crack-cleavage-fashion-nova-000054293.html

    Butt masks: https://aceology.co/products/cheeky-butt-mask-trio

    Cher saved an elephant: https://edition.cnn.com/videos/travel/2020/11/29/cher-elephant-rescue-kaavan-pakistan-travel-orig-ch.cnn

    Monolith watch: https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-mysterious-monolith-similar-to-one-found-in-utah-appears-in-romania-20201130

    Stuff The British Stole: https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/stuff-the-british-stole/

    The Yield: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/yield-the-9780143785750



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    Bang On is produced by Double J and is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 30 min
    #150: Music Awards, Meghan Markle, Toast

    #150: Music Awards, Meghan Markle, Toast

    It’s been a big week for music statues, with the ARIA Awards going down, and the Grammy nominations going up. Diversity on both fronts is on the rise, but The Weeknd ain’t happy. A great read on a new generation’s viewing of Diana’s “princess story” has us also reflecting on the shifting stories around cultural institutions, while an op-ed penned by The Duchess of Sussex shows she continues to do things her way. It’s our 150th episode too, so a good chance to introduce a new segment: Things We Don’t Understand. And Myf is pumped about a new US spin off series of Toast of London, while Zan is shoulder dancing in her seat to the new concert film American Utopia.



    Show notes:

    Sampa the Great performs at the ARIAs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4buIYNL01U&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ARIA

    Grammy nominations: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/grammys-women-country-rock-categories-genres-1234839286/

    The Weeknd accuses the Grammys of being corrupt: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/25/entertainment/the-weeknd-grammys-trnd/index.html

    Young Women Are Watching Diana’s Story in the Crown with Horror: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/24/young-women-the-crown-diana

    The Losses We Share: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/opinion/meghan-markle-miscarriage.html

    Period Poverty: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-51629880

    Mystery Monolith: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-25/mysterious-shiny-monolith-found-in-otherworldly-utah-desert/12917946

    Johnny Rotten: https://junkee.com/johnny-rotten-flea-penis/279668

    American Utopia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg4hcgtjDPc&ab_channel=HBO

    Toast to America: https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/matt-berry-steven-toast-new-season-america.html



    Email us to Bang Back: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au

     

    Bang On is produced by Double J. It is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

    • 28 min

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