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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 

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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 

    31: Flag Hags & Inflation Floozies (ft. Alison Pennington)

    31: Flag Hags & Inflation Floozies (ft. Alison Pennington)

    Tom, Alison and Emerald run their flag takes up the flag pole. This week Tom is joined by co-host Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at the Centre for Future Work. Alison gives her read on the Greens (13:55), before they delve into the economy (22:35) - inflation, recession, wages, interest rates, and just how screwed are we? Finally, a call to action (1:15:42).

    Links -

    Follow Alison Pennington on @ak_pennington

    Check out the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work here: 

    https://australiainstitute.org.au/about/branch/centre-for-future-work/

    Jim Stanford’s Debunking video on the current inflation crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DgwM7nruQg

    Benjamin Clark’s piece on reforming the RBA: https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/06/20/sally-mcmanus-reserve-bank-board/

    Join your union: australianunions.org.au/join 

    (Remember that not all unions are affiliated with the ACTU; if you work in retail, join the RAFFWU: https://raffwu.org.au/ )

    Check out Tom’s stand up special for the BBC, “Solastalgia” here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018nhw

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

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    30: Live at Greens National Conference (ft. Jonathan Sri & Elizabeth Thompson)

    30: Live at Greens National Conference (ft. Jonathan Sri & Elizabeth Thompson)

    It’s our first ever live episode, recorded at Greens National Conference 2022! Drunk on power after the Greenslide, Tom gives a rousing call to arms (2:40). He’s then joined by former Young Greens co-convenor Elizabeth Thompson (14:02) who age-shames Tom then talks about the young energy in the party and the trans culture wars of the recent election. Finally the member for The Gabba in Brisbane Jonathan Sri joins to chat direct action, getting arrested and the future of the movement (33:18).

    New bonus episode with Emerald now up for Patreon subscribers! It’s a raucous chat about the behind-the-scenes workings of the Greens party. We need your help to make the show sustainable, please join at https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 

    Links -

    Future Greens events in your area -

    https://greens.org.au/events 

    Elizabeth Thompson on Twitter - @thomsonwithap98

    Jonathan Sri - https://www.jonathansri.com/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jonno.sri 

    Twitter - @jonathan_sri 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    Patreon Bonus Teaser: A Spicy Chat About Ideology & Factions

    Patreon Bonus Teaser: A Spicy Chat About Ideology & Factions

    This bonus episode for Patreon subscribers sees Emerald and Tom (and Tom’s whisky) get into Greens party politics - What are the four pillars? Should the Greens have factions? Is Left Renewal more than a meme page? Was Richard DiNatalie a centrist? Did Bob Brown shake George W. Bush’s hand? And do the Greens use hypnotism to win over voters? 

    Subscribe to Patreon to access the full 50-minute episode in audio or video, and help keep the podcast alive by paying our producer Mike : https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    29: Climate War Is Over (If You Want It) (ft. Ketan Joshi)

    29: Climate War Is Over (If You Want It) (ft. Ketan Joshi)

    A holiday update from Emerald! Climate and energy communicator Ketan Joshi joins Tom as guest host this week (2:41). Is there an energy crisis? (15:02) Are the climate wars over? (49:32) Did The Simpsons kill nuclear power? (1:03:08) Finally, a call to action (1:15:17).

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

    Links -

    Follow Ketan on Twitter at @KetanJ0 

    Ketanjoshi.co

    Floodcast

    https://www.floodmedia.org/floodcast/floodcast-episode-59-were-all-in-the-organism-together-now 

    “What should the government do about a gas crisis that’s been 15 years in the making?” by Ian Verrender https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-06/the-great-gas-rort-what-should-the-new-government-do-/101127780 

    “The real climate wars are only just getting started” Ketan Joshi in Renew Economy

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-real-climate-wars-are-only-just-getting-started/ 

    Call to action -

    SAY NO TO SCARBOROUGH GAS

    https://saynotoscarborough.com.au/  

    The Greens National Conference today - Serious Danger will be there live! Stay tuned to hear it. 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    28: Meet The New Cabinet, Similar To The Old Cabinet (ft. Kristin O’Connell)

    28: Meet The New Cabinet, Similar To The Old Cabinet (ft. Kristin O’Connell)

    Peter Dutton had some thoughts on Macklemore. Emerald is on holiday so Tom’s guest host this week is welfare and anti-poverty activist Kristin O’Connell. Kristin and Tom do some more election debrief (3:00), then discuss the new Albanese Cabinet and their welfare record (16:28), before we meet the new opposition leader and his goons (55:13). Finally, a call to action (1:04:40).

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

    Links -

    Lech Blaine’s piece for The Monthly, Teal & Loathing  

    ​https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2022/may/lech-blaine/teal-and-loathing-campaign-trail 

    AUWU WELFARE EXCUSE BINGO CARD 

    https://twitter.com/AusUnemployment/status/1532254835722326016  

    CALL TO ACTION: Help hold stinking landlords to account by filling out this mould survey - https://www.healthyhousing-cre.org/dampness-mould-2022 

    Follow the Australian Unemployed Workers Union ( @AusUnemployment), Kristin (@Kristin8x) The Anti-Poverty Centre (@antipovertycent) 

    The Greens National Conference next weekend - Serious Danger will be there live! https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=11876&reset=1 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    27: Four On The Floor (ft. Max Chandler-Mather)

    27: Four On The Floor (ft. Max Chandler-Mather)

    Note: Since recording this episode (sorry for the delay), Stephen Bates won Brisbane!!!

    The former member for Griffith bows out gracefully. The new member for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather joins Emerald and Tom as co-host this week (4:05), to debrief the campaign and talk about the Brisbane trio heading to Canberra! Then finally, a call to action (57:43).

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

    Links -

    Max’s campaign manager Liam Flenady’s piece, Three reasons why we did well in Brisbane https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/greens-campaign-manager-three-reasons-why-we-did-so-well-brisbane

    Join The Greens! https://greens.org.au/join 

    It’s now probably too late (sorry!!!) but you could have gotten free tickets to Tom’s BBC radio taping on Melbourne by RSVPing here - https://forms.monday.com/forms/f6592f66c07bea2b1745b4b468d88746?r=use1

    Serious Danger will be at the Greens Nation Conference in Melbourne, June 11th & 12th https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=11876&reset=1 

    Produced by Michael Griffin

    Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU

    https://seriousdangerpod.com

    Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerau

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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