100 episodes

Serious Danger is a podcast about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Greens. Join traitorous SJWs Emerald Moon and Tom Ballard as they discuss the #auspol news of the week, chat to key figures from the left movement, and talk about how to win a future for all of us. This is NOT an official Greens party podcast, but it IS the official podcast of trying to not go insane while experiencing the sh*tshow that is Australian politics.    / Produced by Michael Griffin / Twitter & Instagram @SeriousDangerAU /  patreon.com/seriousdangerau /  seriousdangerpod.com 

Serious Danger Emerald Moon & Tom Ballard

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Serious Danger is a podcast about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Greens. Join traitorous SJWs Emerald Moon and Tom Ballard as they discuss the #auspol news of the week, chat to key figures from the left movement, and talk about how to win a future for all of us. This is NOT an official Greens party podcast, but it IS the official podcast of trying to not go insane while experiencing the sh*tshow that is Australian politics.    / Produced by Michael Griffin / Twitter & Instagram @SeriousDangerAU /  patreon.com/seriousdangerau /  seriousdangerpod.com 

    127: ICC Issue Arrest Warrants + We Solve Immigration

    127: ICC Issue Arrest Warrants + We Solve Immigration

    Advance Australia doing free Greens PR. Emerald and Tom discuss this week’s actions by the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders (5:16). Was the reaction cool and normal? Then a long-awaited chat about migration levels coming into Australia (37:07). Is it a real problem or racist dogwhistling? Finally, a call to action (1:10:08).

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    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU

    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 40 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.

    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU

    Links -

    CALL TO ACTION: Support the Free Assange campaign - https://www.assangecampaign.org.au/

    Donate to the Queensland Greens: https://greens.org.au/qld/donate 

    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 

    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID

    Produced by Michael Griffin

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    126: Budget Losers 2024 + Brisbane Election Recap

    126: Budget Losers 2024 + Brisbane Election Recap

    Going for a run at 3:46am in the morning like a normal human man. Emerald and Tom are here for Budget Losers 2024! (8:31) What is their take on Jim Chalmer’s third budget? What weird things have ABC winners & losers chosen this year? Why doesn’t Tom know what a fit check is? Then a call to action (59:03), and finally, an extended extract from our recent live show with councillor Trina Massey, breaking down the recent Brisbane council election (1:02:47). The full show is live now on our Patreon.

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    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU

    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.

    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU

    Links -

    Donate to the Human Rights Law Centre to support their Whistleblower Project which provides free legal advice and representation to whistleblowers: https://support.hrlc.org.au/donate 

    Read more about The Whistleblower Project: https://www.hrlc.org.au/whistleblower-project 

    Get tickets for Comedy in the West 2024 Victorian local election fundraiser on Sat May 25th: https://contact-vic.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=15677 

    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 

    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/ 

    Follow us on

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Teaser: Live in Brisbane ft. Trina Massey

    Teaser: Live in Brisbane ft. Trina Massey

    As a special Patreon bonus, here is a full exclusive live episode recorded April 27th 2024 at Good Chat in Brisbane! Emerald and Tom catch up on the Australia vs Elon Musk social media censorship debate, before welcoming Trina Massey, councillor for the Gabba! First up is a recap of the recent Brisbane council elections, ending in a game of Green Lottery - did you know that the LNP letterboxed anti-Greens scratchies? Let’s see what’s underneath. Finally, some Q & A.

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    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.

    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU

    Follow Trina Massey - https://www.trinamassey.com/

    Visit Good Chat - https://goodchatcomedy.com/ 

    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 

    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/ 

    Follow us on

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    • 6 min
    125: Gas, Rafah & Campus Protests ft. Amy MacMahon

    125: Gas, Rafah & Campus Protests ft. Amy MacMahon

    Door-knocking in a coma. Emerald is joined by Amy MacMahon, Greens state MP for South Brisbane! First up an update on Amy’s return to work following a horror car crash earlier this year. How long until MPs resumed being mean to her in parliament? Then this week Labor gave a big sloppy kiss to gas with its Future Gas Strategy Analytical Report (11:54). How screwed are we? Why don’t the cowardly Labor backbenchers just quit and join the Greens? Then, an update on Israel’s war on Gaza and the campus protests across Australia (25:42). Finally, a call to action (47:34).

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    Coming this week on Patreon - Full live episode in Brisbane ft. Trina Massey!

    Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU

    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.

    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU

    Links -

    Volunteer or donate for Amy’s campaign - https://www.amymacmahon.com/ 

    Follow Amy on social media -

    https://twitter.com/amymacsouthbris https://www.instagram.com/amymacsouthbne/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/AmyMacSouthBris 

    Find a local Palestine solidarity event - https://apan.org.au/events/ 

    Jonno Sriranganathan on the Gaza Solidarity Camp at the University of Queensland: https://www.jonathansri.com/uqgazacamp/ 

    Get tickets for Comedy in the West 2024 Victorian local election fundraiser on Sat May 25th: https://contact-vic.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=15677 

    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 

    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/ 

    Follow us on

    https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU

    https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau 

    https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau 
    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    124: Is Gendered Violence Getting Worse?

    124: Is Gendered Violence Getting Worse?

    Pauline Hanson vs Mehreen Faruqi. Emerald and Tom discuss violence against women in Australia, following protests against gendered violence across the country (15:54). Is the problem getting worse? What happened with Albo’s icky appearance at the Canberra rally? What is being done to help the situation and how should we approach it as non-carceral socialists? Finally, a call to action (54:30).

    National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 737 732

    Links -

    ‘Albanese was so desperate to prove he cares about gendered violence, he forgot one thing: if you're a proper leader, it's not about you’ by Annabel Crabb for ABC News

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-01/albanese-gendered-violence-rally/103785858 

    If you’re in Naarm/Melbourne, come along to COMEDY IN THE WEST in Yarraville on Saturday May 25th. We’re going again to raise funds for Greens in the West for the upcoming local elections and the looming federal election. Happening at Kindred Studios, Tom’s hosting, full line up of comics will be announced soon 

    Book here: https://contact-vic.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=15677

    SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THOSE STUDENTS TAKING ACTION FOR PALESTINE

    Camps set up at Monash Uni, the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney & Queensland, ANU in Canberra, Curtin University in Perth. Find your local group and support them if you can 

    Students for Palestine (Australia) Facebook group 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/58804227177/ 

    SUPPORT THE FREEDOM FLOTILLA

    OSLO, NORWAY: The Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s (FFC) vessel Handala set sail to several Northern European countries today. Handala’s “For the Children of Gaza” mission departs from Norway to challenge and break the inhumane blockade of Gaza and to shed light on the consequences of the inhumane measures taken against Palestinian children by Israel, with the support of the US and other countries, despite the global outcry for a permanent cease fire and the end of an occupied Palestine.

    Support them here: 

    https://freedomflotilla.org/i-want-to-help/ 

    Serious Danger merch - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/ 

    Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/ 

    Follow us on

    https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU

    https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau 

    https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau 
    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Teaser: 12 Rules for Strife ft. Jeff Sparrow & Sam Wallman

    Teaser: 12 Rules for Strife ft. Jeff Sparrow & Sam Wallman

    In this bonus for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom are joined by journalist Jeff Sparrow and cartoonist Sam Wallman, to discuss their new book 12 Rules for Strife! What are the twelve rules, and how can we affect change in this world of shit and evil? What does it have to do with Jordan Peterson? 

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    Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse.

    https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 

    Links -

    Read 12 Rules for Strife - https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/12-rules-for-strife-9781761380600 

    Follow Jeff Sparrow - https://twitter.com/Jeff_Sparrow 

    Follow Sam Wallman - https://www.samwallman.com/ 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on

    https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU

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    https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau
    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau
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    • 8 min

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I’m not Australian and have no reason to listen to your podcast. I started listening to understand what was happening in Australia in your election and the explosion of the GREENS in your parliament, and I stayed bc the two presenters are funny and entertaining. This is the only resource I have to know anything about what’s going on in your country, and I like to think about the trials and successes of the Greens in relation to my work as a socialist organizer in the states.

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