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.
Pandemic-year HSC exams are underway
Year 12 HSC exams are underway. We hear from students about what it's been like studying through a pandemic, and how the strict COVID conditions in exam halls are adding an extra layer of stress.
Plus, would you be okay with your partner looking through your phone? Experts are worried that the kind of snooping is normalising coercive control and abusive patterns in relationships.
And Instagram censored Celeste Barber's parody of a lingerie-model-influencer's half-naked photo, but not the original. We hear from a body positivity activist about how the platform's algorithm favours thin, white people who conform to gender norms.
Tinder changes safety policies after Hack investigation
The owner of Tinder has changed the app's safety policies following a Four Corners and Hack investigation. Here's what the survivors of sexual assault who spoke out have to say.
And how a crash without insurance can throw you into a debt spiral. What to do and how to get out.
Plus, the Victorian Government is easing restrictions after more than 100 days of lockdown for Melbourne residents.
Friday Shake Up: toxic dating apps, trans-Tasman travel and corrupt pollies
It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking...
Whether dating apps create a toxic environment, the resumption of flights between Australia and New Zealand and how on Earth we can trust our nation's politicians.
Join Hack's Avani Dias with broadcaster Alice Matthews and model Christian Wilkins.
More Aussies stuck abroad set to return home
Hope is on the horizon for the 29,000 Aussies abroad who've have been trying to get home since the COVID pandemic closed international borders. Meanwhile, Europe is headed for a second-wave. How does Victoria's response compare to the rest of the world?
Also, according to the last What's up in Your World survey, more than two-thirds of young people have taken a nude selfie and numbers have likely gone up during the pandemic. Here's how you can protect yourself and look good while doing so.
And, NZ PM Jacinda Ardern is a bit of a superstar internationally, but is that enough for her to win this weekend's election?
Hundreds of thousands of young people are carers in Australia
Imagine going through the usual stress of growing up - school, work, relationships - while also being the primary carer for a relative. An estimated 750,000 young people in Australia are doing just that, and we speak to some of them about the challenges of this role.
Also, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been drawn into the most recent state anti-corruption hearings. Does this kind of thing made us lose faith in our leaders?
And, the Parliamentary inquiry into the Aboriginal flag has wrapped up, and we speak to Chair of the committee, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy.
How do police deal with allegations of sexual assault via dating apps?
As part of Hack's investigation with Four Corners, we look at how much power police and Australian governments have in keeping us safe on dating platforms owed by foreign companies.
We'll ask Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, if strengthening legislation could make a difference.
Also... politicians in two states are being pushed to resign over concerns they were connected to corruption. We look at what's going on there.
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the presenters of hack make this show so engaging, and australians are hilarious when they call in. i look forward to the friday episodes every week.
Fave Podcast of All Time!
I need to stay connected to the Aussie wisdom, the lucid Aussie perspective of the world, Avani’s hawt voice (😍!), and the Aussie lingo, accent, and culture. Being outside of Australia is challenging, but while overseas this podcast is unfashionably invaluable! Five 🌟 stars out of five. No, 10 stars out of five! This is even better than the superb Paul Barclay’s Big Ideas (which died and got too dumbed down, political, and not spicy enough) and the excellent Dr. Karl. Hack triple j is my fave podcast that I’ve ever heard in my life (other than my own podcast!). Thanks mates for keeping good people not only entertained, but very very informed from a pristine, quality source! Thanks! I’m a fan! Sincerely, John Kooz
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! :)