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

Do Defence Force recruits know what they're signing up for?  

For Anzac Day, we chat with Defence Force recruiters about the push to sign up more soldiers, and we ask former ADF members if they got what they signed up for.

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The Friday Shakeup: 'Australian values', MONA's controversial performance artwork, and gambling ads during sport  

John Slater and Bhakthi Puvanenthiran join us for the Friday Shakeup, as we talk the new citizenship test, a controversial artwork at MONA, and should gambling ads be allowed during sport?

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Citizenship test and 457 visa changes, and meet the young bull riding pros  

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on the citizenship test and changes to 457 visas, and we meet the young bull riders risking all for a win in Australian Professional Bull Riding.

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Partner violence, and breaking the cycle of crime in Mount Isa  

New stats show partner violence is the most common reason for women to be hospitalised, and we go back to Mount Isa, where police and community groups are working with young Indigenous men to break the cycle of reoffending.

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London acid attack, and Mount Isa lead poisoning  

Two Australians are injured in a suspected acid attack at a London nightclub, and we head to Mount Isa, host of this year's One Night Stand, to look at the controversy over lead poisoning of children.

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Thursday Shakeup: Non-halal Easter eggs, Regurgitator pulls out, and the limits of crowdfunding  

A special Easter long weekend Thursday shakeup with Hobart comedian Emesha Rudolf and Kirk Docker, co-creator of the ABC series You Can't Ask That.

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Prescription drug deaths, Trump and North Korea, and music and memory  

The story of a 25-year-old man who lost his life to prescription drugs, Trump talks tough on North Korea, and why music floods you with such powerful memories.

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Centrelink robo-debts and Merry Christmas ISIS  

The ombudsman hands down a report on the Centrelink robo-debts, and how the comedy show 'Merry Christmas ISIS' got in trouble with police.

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Stockholm and Egypt terror attacks, and are e-cigarettes the future?  

Is there any link between the US's cruise missile strike on Friday and the weekend of terror attacks, and one of the world's largest cigarette makers says its wants a 'no smoke future'.

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The Friday Shakeup: Trump bombs Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical attack.  

Trump has made his first major military move, launching 60 cruise missiles into Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical weapons attack against civilians. We ask the experts what that means for the civil war in Syria.

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Syria's devastating chemical attack, terror threat at Gallipoli ANZAC ceremony, and Utopia for realists  

How the world is reacting to the devastating chemical attack in Syria, terror threats to the Gallipoli ANZAC ceremony, and we talk to the young author of Utopia For Realists about creating the perfect world.

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Shocking youth homelessness rates, a floorboard ice bust, and rockstar physicist Brian Cox.  

The cops tell us about the country's biggest ice bust, physicist Brian Cox on why you should check out the stars more, plus did you know 26,000 young people are homeless?

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali explains why she cancelled her Aus trip, concerns the uni sex assault survey has been compromised, and being popular at school.  

Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells Hack why she cancelled her Aus trip; worries the uni sex assault survey has been compromised because the findings won't be public, and being popular at school makes you more likely to smoke and drink.

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Why controversial author Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancelled her Aus tour, and mapping women's safety in Melbourne.  

Author, ex-Muslim and anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali has cancelled her upcoming tour over security concerns, we speak to her biggest critics; plus the project mapping where Melbourne women feel unsafe.

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Friday shakeup: 18C, trigger warnings, Cyclone Debbie, and Youth Minister  

The Friday shakeup with Wyatt Roy, the youngest person ever to be elected to an Australian parliament, back from his trip overseas, and former lawyer turned comedian, Alice Fraser.

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Inside Goulburn's SuperMax, and how food addiction can begin  

Inside the Goulburn SuperMax where NSW keeps its radical Islamist prisoners, and is food addiction a thing, how bad can it get, and how do you get it under control?

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Trump and climate change, gaming addiction, and Hack Live: Sex Addiction  

Donald Trump rolls back some of Barack Obama's key climate change policies, how bad does gaming addiction get, and what we learned from the Hack Live: Sex addiction TV show.

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Cyclone Debbie, and can you cure sex addiction?  

Tropical Cyclone Debbie rips through North Queensland, wow do you deal with sex addiction, and do the treatment centres rip people off?

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Is sex addiction real?  

What is it like being a sex addict, and is sex addiction just an excuse for cheating? We hear from psychologists as well as people who say they're addicted.

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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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