249 episodes

Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Avani Dias and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

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    • 4.8, 30 Ratings

Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Avani Dias and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

    Riots for George Floyd

    Riots for George Floyd

    The death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of police has sparked widespread rioting across the United States, with protesters saying police brutality against black Americans must be stopped.

    And, first nations Australians say we should be equally concerned about Australia's record on Indigenous deaths in custody - with more than 400 deaths since a Royal Commission looked into the issue 30 years ago.



    Plus, the emotional and mental toll of the governments catastrophic robodebt scheme.

    • 30 min
    Friday Shakeup: Robodebts and riots in Minneapolis

    Friday Shakeup: Robodebts and riots in Minneapolis

    It's the Friday shakeup and we're talking...

    Riots in Minneapolis, a huge win for robodebt victims in the courts, Trump takes on twitter, and all the other big topics of the week.

    Join aussie actor Remy Hii, Noongar and Yamatji woman and mental health advocate Brooke Blurton and Hack's own Avani Dias for your weekly debrief.

    • 30 min
    The search for Theo Hayez

    The search for Theo Hayez

    This weekend marks a year since Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez disappeared from Byron Bay, NSW in mysterious circumstances. Today, his family members on why they need anyone with information to come forward.

    Plus, how we can do our bit for reconciliation and support first nations friends and family.



    And, why we're so comforted by the nostalgia of old films and music.

    • 30 min
    Is human nature selfish?

    Is human nature selfish?

    People often say that the history of humankind proves we're selfish creatures by nature, but author and historian Rutger Bregman says that's not what he found when he stumbled on the real life version of Lord of the Flies.

    Plus, are our universities on the brink of collapse?

    And, the laws that made the destroying of significant cultural sites in the Pilbara by Rio Tinto entirely legal.

    • 30 min
    Sex work in a pandemic

    Sex work in a pandemic

    With strip clubs and brothels forced to remain closed through all three stages of the government's roadmap to recovery, sex workers are having to find new ways to serve their clientele to earn a living.



    Plus, medical experts respond to the alarming rise of anti-vaxxers.



    And triple j artist Kobie Dee on what Sorry Day means to him and his family.

    • 30 min
    Celeste Barber's bushfire fund

    Celeste Barber's bushfire fund

    Comedian Celeste Barber was hailed a hero for raising a staggering $51 million for those affected by the summer bushfires, but today a court ruled the funds couldn't be split between states and other charities as many donors had intended.

    Plus, how you could be part of a robodebt class action without even knowing it.



    And, calls for the JobKeeper benefit to be extended to more young workers after the government's huge accounting error.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

gawings ,

Aussie news + some global current events

The hack is definitely a slice of home since I’ve been living abroad. Even just hearing your voices helps with the occasional homesickness!!! Thank you for keeping us up to date with what’s going on down under! :)

Ashmash18 ,

Can’t get enough

As an American with several ties back in Australia, this is a great way for me to stay in the loop on Australian current events and how similar things are happening in the US. Tom Tilley is killing it, glad to have you back and keep up the good work!

35rules ,

Nice to listen to

Cool show

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