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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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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

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).

    #140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

    #140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

    The crossover of the wellness industry and conspiracy theorists is real (#DoYourResearch), and we explore why. Speaking of Venn diagrams, a new doco on Netflix has everyone talking about the power and intentions of social media. Kanye’s latest tweet-rant resonates, and a doco on Cathy Freeman’s iconic Olympic gold has us crying, and reflecting on what has and hasn’t changed in the past 20 years.

     

    Show notes: 

    The wellness realm has fallen into conspiritualism: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/15/the-wellness-realm-has-fallen-into-conspiritualism-i-have-a-sense-why

    The Social Dilemma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0

    Kanye West’s tweets: https://twitter.com/kanyewest

    Susan Rogers, the woman who created Prince’s vault: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/prince-producer-susan-rogers-take-5-vault-warner-fires-interview/12429818

    Louis Vuitton PPE: https://www.vogue.com/article/louis-vuitton-face-shield-luxury-ppe

    Freeman: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/freeman

    The New Daily on Cathy Freeman: https://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/rio-olympics-2016/2020/09/15/cathy-freeman-olympic-run/

    Why Women Kill https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/why-women-kill

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

    Bang On 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
    #139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

    #139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

    It’s the end of an era as Keeping Up With The Kardashians calls time. We reflect back on the empire (and wealth) this family has built, and why now is the right time to finish. An op-ed penned by robot AI has the human world in a tizz, meanwhile a phenomenon around bookstores and toilets has us oversharing. And everyone is talking about Billie Piper’s incredible performance in I Hate Suzie.

    Show notes:

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-ending-season-20-e-kuwtk-1234762635/

    Travis Scott Meal: https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/travis-scott-meal-mcdonalds-review.html

    Mariko Aoki Phenomenon: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/629625/mariko-aoki-phenomenon-pooping-at-bookstore

    A Robot Wrote This Entire Article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3

    AI Media Hype: https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/09/08/the-guardians-gpt-3-generated-article-is-everything-wrong-with-ai-media-hype/

    The Circus: https://www.stan.com.au/watch/the-circus

    I Hate Suzie: https://www.stan.com.au/watch/i-hate-suzie


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

     

    Bang On 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.

    • 29 min
    #138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

    #138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

    The pandemic is proving to us how much we need to connect with one another. Luckily ingenuity + the internet is here to help this week. A longread on Katy Perry’s music has us digging into the shifting landscape of pop, artistic authenticity, social media, and more. And Michaela Coel’s acclaimed TV series has a surprise landing on Australian screens, finally!



    Show notes:

    The Joys of Looking Outside a Strangers Window: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/the-joys-of-looking-out-a-strangers-window
    Human Online: https://www.human.online/
    Penguin Parade live stream: https://www.penguins.org.au/virtual/live-penguin-tv/
    How Pop Music’s Teenage Dream Ended: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/09/katy-perry-and-end-pop-smile-album/615757/
    I May Destroy You: https://junkee.com/i-may-destroy-you-streaming-australia/268862
    The Salisbury Poisonings: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-salisbury-poisonings

    Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/
    Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
    Support Act Wellbeing Helpline: https://supportact.org.au/wellbeinghelpline/
    R U OK?: https://www.ruok.org.au/

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

    Bang On 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.

    • 31 min
    Back Next Week

    Back Next Week

    Hey Bang Fam. No episode this week. We're fine, don't worry! We'll be back to bang on with you next week. Can't wait to catch up then. Much love, Myf and Zan x



    Don't forget you can email us: 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.

    • 18 sec
    #137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

    #137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

    The normally apolitical Ms Dolly Parton has spoken out in support of Black Lives Matter, which has us looking back at the Dolly Parton’s America podcast and thinking about the theme of “unity” that is dominating US politics this week. Cardi B has interviewed Joe Biden, and Cher is VOLUNTEERING (all caps) at her local post office. 2020, you’re a wild time! And a report auditing diversity on Australian broadcast news and current affairs has us shocked but not surprised. We chat about where the responsibility lies for change. Myf is also watching Indian Matchmaking and Zan bangs on about a new documentary by Steven Oliver (Black Comedy) about Captain Cook's arrival in Australia.

    Show notes:
    Dolly Parton speaks out: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53783257

    Cardi B interviews Biden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o71LtfUtSAo

    Cher volunteers: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9436872/cher-post-office-volunteering-struggle

    Lack of diversity on Australian TV news: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-lack-of-cultural-diversity-in-australian-tv-news-has-been-revealed-in-a-new-report

    Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/08/12/new-documentary-examines-captain-cooks-arrival-first-nations-perspective-1

    Indian Matchmaking: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80244565

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

     

    Bang On 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.

    • 25 min
    #136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

    #136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have caused a ruckus online following the release of their sex positive collab “WAP”, but the reactions to it’s message are divided, and the hot takes are multiplying. We dive in. Meanwhile Nick Cave has weighed in on the cancel culture debate, and a couple of twins in Indiana are bringing us joy with their reactions to songs we thought everyone had heard. Myf bangs on about the new Trace true-crime podcast and Zan sticks it out with comedy-drama series The Politician.

     

    Show notes:

    Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Should Be Celebrated: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/12/cardi-b-megan-thee-stallion-wap-celebrated-not-scolded

    Ben Shapiro on WAP: https://junkee.com/ben-shapiro-wap-cardi-megan/265571

    Brown Girls Do It Too podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08k5cp0/episodes/downloads

    Guys We’ve F**ked podcast: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/corinne-fisher-and-krystyna-hutchinson-465/guys-we-f-d-luminary-exclusive/61ef47bf-07ce-4c3e-b175-e846e8f5707f?country=AU

    Project Pleasure: https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/transmission/radio-shows/project-pleasure/

    Twins React to Phil Collins: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopm4iCRGWS6PkLB8uDe-Wg

    Reaction Videos in NYT: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/rabbit-holes/the-addictive-joy-of-watching-someone-listen-to-phil-collins

    The Watermelon Bag: https://www.frankie.com.au/gallery/the-watermelon-bag-551380

    Trace podcast: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/trace/

    The Politician TV series: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80241248



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

     

    Bang On 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 learrn.

    • 28 min

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This podcast that invites you into a great chat with your best girls was my gateway podcast into all podcasts. They’ve kept a me company driving around Tassie for work, flights overseas, cooking dinners, cleaning the house and taking the doggo for a walk. And sometimes during a bubble bath and wine too! Funny, insightful and meaningful chats.

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