Hack

Hack

Australia

Shoving the J into journalism, Hack covers current affairs, music, politics and culture with youth in mind. Get our half-hour radio program sent directly to you each weekday.

Episodes

Teaching about forced marriages in the school curriculum, and the sober movement.  

Should school curriculums warn about forced marriages, and are you part of the new sober movement?

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Hack: Indigenous protests in North America  

What can we learn from Indigenous protesters in North America?

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Trigger warnings for eating disorders, and the Government's new super ministry  

How can you help a loved one living with an eating disorder?

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Backpacker exploitation in Australia, and what's in the Referendum Council's report  

What are the working conditions like for backpackers on working holidays?

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Friday shakeup: Ludlam resigns, Australia in space, and Al Gore in Oz  

Scott Ludlam resigns from the Senate, should Australia get a space agency, and Al Gore comes to Oz.

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Missing 24yo's body found in Canada, Victoria Police cold case blunder, and To the Bone  

Owen Rooney's mother on learning her son's remains have been discovered after seven years, Trace's Rachael Brown on Victoria Police's stunning blunder in a murder cold case, and the Butterfly Foundation on whether the controversial Netflix film To the Bone will trigger eating disorders.

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Donald Trump Jnr in trouble, and being young, gay and Muslim  

Do the emails between Donald Trump Jnr and a Kremlin-linked lawyer show the Trump campaign colluding with Russia? Plus, stories from around the world of what it's like to be young, gay and Muslim.

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Rent bidding apps arrive, and the Global Ayahuasca Survey results are in  

New rental bidding apps are coming to Australia, so how do they work and could auction-like competition between renters drive up prices in an overheated market? Plus, what the Global Ayahuasca Survey tells us about why people are taking 'The Tea', and why nothing is the same again.

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Al Gore is back with a new documentary  

Former US Vice President turned environmental activist and global statesman, Al Gore, the guy from An Inconvenient Truth, on how to convince the world to take action on climate change.

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Friday shakeup: Big Tesla battery, Uber hacking, running of the nudes, and the casual workforce  

The Friday shakeup with the Guardian's Bridie Jabour and Crikey's Josh Taylor.

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Reef 'not in danger', good news for casuals, and stolen Uber accounts for sale  

Should we be celebrating the news the Great Barrier Reef is "not in danger"? The Fair Work Commission have given you the right to ask for a permanent position if you've worked regular shifts as a casual for a year or more, and stolen Uber accounts are being sold on the dark web.

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ADFA rape case verdict, and Running of the Nudes in Pamplona  

A jury finds an Australian Defence Force Academy cadet not guilty of raping a classmate, and animal rights activists prepare for the 'Running of the Nudes' to draw attention to the animal cruelty of the 'Running of the Bulls' in Pamplona.

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ADFA rape trial, drivers who hate cyclists, and is your ISP ripping you off?  

Inside the dramatic rape case between two students at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Why do some drivers hate cyclists so much? And the competition watchdog is taking a closer look at whether Internet Service Providers are delivering the speeds they advertise to customers.

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Is retail ready for 10k interns, and do Queensland's pub and club ID scanners work?  

The Government is offering 10,000 internships in retail for unemployed young people, but will the interns displace paid workers? Plus, ID scanners have been introduced across 180 Queensland venues - we hit the Brisbane streets to find out how they're working.

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AirAsia incident, Abbott lashes out, 10 years of the iPhone, and footy streakers  

The Friday shakeup with Adam Creighton, economics writer for the Australian, and Claire Reilly, senior editor at CNET.

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Cardinal George Pell charged, and 10 years of the iPhone  

Australia's most senior Catholic has been charged with sex offences, and it's 10 years since the first iPhone, so how was it invented and where is the technology going?

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Petya cyber attack, a new cold case podcast, and Community Cup tradition  

Where the Petya cyber attack came from and the damage it's done, new four-part podcast looks at one of the most horrific crimes in Australia's history - the murder of Maria James in 1980, and why did police arrest streakers at Melbourne's Community Cup AFL game?

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'Spiritual but not religious', and the case for taking mental health sick days  

Should you take mental health sick days? Author Sophie Hardcastle says she took one at her cafe job, and got fired. Plus, the new census data shows 'no religion' is more popular than any other category of religion. So is it time for a new category: 'spiritual but not religious'?

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Marriage equality, the pressure on young doctors, and mental health sick days  

Christopher Pyne has been caught on tape saying same-sex marriage will happen "soon" - so what's the latest with marriage equality? Plus, we look at the pressure on young doctors, who say they are overworked and overstressed, and we ask when it's okay to take a mental health sick day.

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Friday shakeup: Otto Warmbier, Jonathan Thurston's shoulder, and pot for pets  

The Friday shakeup with Melbourne-based comedian and sports fan Tegan Higginbotham and Osman Faruqi, news and politics editor at Junkee.

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