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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

Friday shakeup: Ticket scalping, welfare reform, and women's pay in sport  

The Friday shakeup with hip-hop MC and producer Tim Levinson, better known as Urthboy, and TimeOut Australia editorial director Alyx Gorman.

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London terror attack, and what a change in your sex drive can signal  

A suspected Islamist terrorist attacker runs down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a policeman to death, and how too much sex can be a sign of mental illness.

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A cancer patient fights Centrelink, the mystery of love, and VR astronaut training  

A young terminally ill man is made to spend his last months fighting for his Centrelink payments, what researchers tell us about the mystery of love, and the Melbourne-made Virtual Reality simulator that could be used for astronaut training.

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The trouble with being a 'self-reliant Aussie male', and why gut health matters  

A study of Australian men shows guys who say they're very self-reliant are more likely to think about suicide or self-harm, and how the health of our gut can impact every other aspect of our health.

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Calls to decriminalise and tax drugs, and being diagnosed with ovarian cancer  

A new report calls for a massive overhaul of drug laws, including regulating and taxing previously illegal drugs, and what it's like being diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 21.

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The Coopers boycott, suing a festival, and the perks of a four-day work week.  

Why people are boycotting Coopers for their Friday drinks, Elon Musk and Jay Weatherill dominate South Australia's energy debate, and should we have a four-day work week?

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Getting scammed on Tinder, the non-rise of the right in the Netherlands, and one year on steroids.  

What's it like to find your photos being used by a scammer on Tinder, Geert Wilders fails to win big in the Netherlands, and we check in with Bryce one year after he told Hack Live he's starting steroids.

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Legal action over the Falls stampede, and tackling cyberbullying.  

Legal action has been filed against Falls Festival over the crowd stampede in Lorne at New Years, and Tara Moss gets real about cyberbullying.

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South Australia's new energy plan, and death at an ayahuasca retreat  

South Australia announces a new gas power plant and battery storage to fix its energy crisis, and the story of a 24-year-old Kiwi tourist, Matthew Dawson-Clarke, who died at an ayahuasca retreat in Peru.

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'I Quit Sugar' author on dealing with severe anxiety  

Sarah Wilson, author of the bestseller 'I Quit Sugar', tells her story of dealing with severe anxiety and coming to grips with her "clusterf**k of a brain".

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The fake doctor, International Women's Day, and the ticket scalping rip-off  

The Friday shakeup with comedian and former triple j Breakfast host Tom Ballard, and former Liberal Party staffer turned political lobbyist, Brigid Meney.

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Mental health and travel insurance, and calls for a crackdown on ticket scalping  

How mental health can affect the money you get from travel insurers, and Choice lodges a complaint against ticket resale websites amid calls for national legislation to address ticket scalping.

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International Women's Day: is this the best time to be a woman?  

Are woman today better off than their mothers' generation, and are you a feminist? Author Jessa Crispin says she doesn't know what the word means anymore.

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The gender gap in the Australian music industry  

Our second annual Girls To The Front investigation finds the Australian music industry continues to be dominated by men across almost all levels.

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What's the I in LGBTQI, and could you forgive a rapist?  

We ride the first ever Intersex float at Sydney Mardi Gras, and South of Forgiveness: the story of a rape survivor who tried to reconcile with her rapist, a former high school boyfriend.

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Friday shakeup: Brumbies, penalty rates, and Canberra no-pickup bar  

The Friday shakeup with Mount Gambier rural reporter Cassandra Steeth and SBS The Feed's Patrick Abboud.

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The rangers stopping rhino poaching, and Snowy Mountains brumby cull  

The dangerous lives of rangers stopping rhino poaching, and thousands of Snowy Mountains brumbies will be culled under a NSW Government plan to reduce numbers from 6,000 to 600 in two decades.

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Endometriosis, access to medicinal cannabis, and sperm donor laws  

New research into endometriosis, access to authorised prescribers of medicinal cannabis, and world-first changes to Victorian laws around finding your sperm donor father.

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Qld abortion laws, Palm Island appeal dropped, and 'no change' to s18C  

The push to decriminalise abortion in Queensland meets Nationals party opposition, an appeal of the landmark Palm Island decision is dropped, and a parliamentary committee recommends no changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Teaching consent on campus, Sunday penalty rates, and Oscars stuff-ups  

Educating first-year uni students about sexual consent, meet the bosses who are ignoring the reduction in Sunday penalty rates, and all the winners, losers and stuff-ups at the Oscars.

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