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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

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A daily news show from the publisher of The Monthly and The Saturday Paper. Hear from the country’s best reporters, covering the news as it affects Australia. This is news with narrative, every weekday.

    Climate change will kill you, part three: sickness

    Climate change will kill you, part three: sickness

    From thunderstorm asthma to the increasing prevalence of infectious disease, a warming planet is already making us more sick. In the final part of this series, we investigate how climate change puts us more at risk of disease. Today, Climate change will kill you, part three: sickness. 


    Guest: Contributing editor to The Monthly, Paddy Manning.
     
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    • 19 min
    Highlight: How 4 million books were sold on fabrications

    Highlight: How 4 million books were sold on fabrications

    Australian author Heather Morris has made millions selling books about the Holocaust. But the people she writes about are in many ways unrecognisable, to their families and the historical record. Investigative journalist Christine Kenneally on the dangers of falsifying history.


    Guest: Author and investigative journalist Christine Kenneally.


    Background reading: The fabulist of Auschwitz in The Monthly
     
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    • 17 min
    Climate change will kill you, part two: flood

    Climate change will kill you, part two: flood

    In 2011 the Queensland town of Grantham was inundated with rain, causing flash flooding. It had a devastating impact on the town’s residents. But events like this are predicted to become more common, as the planet warms leading to more extreme weather events. Today, Climate change will kill you part two: flood.


    Guest: Contributing editor to The Monthly, Paddy Manning.
     
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    • 17 min
    Highlight: The school fighting to save its language

    Highlight: The school fighting to save its language

    For decades, students in Footscray in Melbourne’s West, have been taught in Vietnamese alongside English, in line with the suburb’s long-standing heritage. But now, the program is under threat. Today, André Dao on why we value some languages more than others, and what it says about where Australia sees its place in the world.


    The audio of Professor Alan Crookshank in this story is from the Earshot series “Tongue Tied and Fluent.”


    Guest: Contributor to The Monthly Andre Dao.


    Background reading: A minor language in The Monthly
     
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    • 14 min
    Climate change will kill you, part one: heat

    Climate change will kill you, part one: heat

    From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet. In this new series, journalist Paddy Manning investigates the link between climate change and human health, and tells the stories of those who have become some of the first casualties of the climate crisis. Today’s episode is part one: heat. 


    Guest: Contributing editor to The Monthly, Paddy Manning.
     
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    • 18 min
    The Saturday Quiz: Zoë Coombs Marr, Kate Jinx, Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson

    The Saturday Quiz: Zoë Coombs Marr, Kate Jinx, Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson

    Four times as many questions plus two times as many guests equals more laughs than it’s possible to quantify. In this final episode of The Saturday Quiz, two teams of returning guests - Zoë Coombs Marr and Kate Jinx, and Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson - go up against each other in the ultimate battle of general knowledge. How does Dave’s expert category of “colours” fare against Zoë’s encyclopedic mastery of Xena: Warrior Princess? And what is better quiz preparation: Staying up late on a Sunday night in a different time zone, like Sarah? Or singing Christmas carols in the car on a long drive, like Kate?


    Guests: Zoë Coombs Marr, Kate Jinx, Sarah Snook and Dave Lawson


    In the paper:
    Zoë Coombs Marr and her stand-in stand-up Dave in The Saturday Paper
    Sarah Snook talks Noël Coward and HBO in The Saturday Paper
     
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

mc845435834 ,

One of my favourite podcasts

7am gives a great detailed review of the big issues in Australia. As an Australian living overseas it’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on at home. Elizabeth is a great interviewer and the people she interviews are true experts. All Australians should have to listen.

Coolguyemoji ,

Interesting, clear and educational

I was so excited to find 7am. Elizabeth is a thoughtful and engaging interviewer and the contributing guests are concise and intelligent in expressing their pieces, made ever easier by Elizabeth’s incredible questions. The 15 or so minutes leaves me wanting more, however not for the lack of content (the episodes are surprisingly jam-packed) but rather that I find myself so engaged, and occasionally inspired, that it can be hard to return to traditional media until the next episode.

If you’re looking for unbiased political analysis, free of all the bells and whistles duct-taped on by major media then this is for you, and the stories covered outside politics are stirring and provocative. 7am is a genuinely powerful podcast that I suggest to anyone that will listen.

Keep up the good work!

matty2010 ,

Thoughtful and insightful!

Fantastic coverage and analysis of Australian news. Daily episodes are perfect for the commute. 💯🔥💯🔥

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