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

Friday shakeup: Emissions trading, music festivals, and ayahuasca  

The Friday shakeup with musician Jake Stone and writer and commentator Sabine Wolff.

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Lockout laws relaxed, Christine Assange speaks out, and how teens grieve  

NSW's lockout laws will be slightly relaxed but Keep Sydney Open says it's not enough, Julian Assange's mother speaks out, and new research shows how teenagers grieve differently to adults.

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#CUB55 strike is over, medicinal cannabis problems, and backyard ayahuasca  

Unions declare victory in CUB brewery workers' strike over pay and conditions, claims the medicinal cannabis scheme is flawed, and meet the Aussie dudes brewing backyard ayahuasca.

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The forgotten families of the missing, and game dev courses scrapped  

What happens to the families left behind in a missing person case, and how changes to students loans will affect Australia's games deveopment industry.

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Victory at Standing Rock, and Live Nation buys Splendour and Falls  

Protesters at Standing Rock celebrate after the US denies access for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and what what the Live Nation sale means for Splendour and Falls Festival.

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Wrapping up Hack Live: Swipe Right  

We riff on the biggest stories from last night's Hack Live: Swipe right with Nath Vavlo and Demi Lardner.

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Getting exclusive, cheating and the challenges of tech when you're dating.  

The blurry lines of exclusivity, cheating on tinder, and does tech make it harder to stay faithful?

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Matchmaking, arranged marriages, and the agony of choice  

Reporter Stephen Stockwell goes to a matchmaker, we meet a couple who let their parents arrange their marriage, and how dating apps cook up their algorithms of love.

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People giving online dating a bad name  

Ghosting, the fadeout, and other issues of Tinder etiquette.

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How your dad met your mother, and data-visualising the dating scene  

How dating has changed since your parents hooked up, and what Carin Fishel learned after logging every single detail from every date she went on.

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Dutton on Lebanese refugees, plus the US alt-right, and Bali fake drugs  

The Friday shakeup with the Liberal Party's youngest-ever senator, James Paterson, and small business editor at The Age newspaper, Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

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Bali fake drug shakedown scam, and Lyme disease in Australia  

A Perth teenager who was arrested in Bali may have been victim of a shakedown scam, and the tragic story of Scott, who took his own life convinced he had Lyme disease - a disease that doctors say doesn't exist in Australia.

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Perth teen drug arrest in Bali, and Stan Grant on changing the narrative  

Perth teenager Jamie Murphy is arrested for suspected drug possession in Bali, and the ABC's new Indigenous Affairs Editor, Stan Grant, on what it means to be Indigenous in modern Australia.

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How to grieve the loss of a parent, and what is the Hyperloop?  

Coming to grips with the death of a parent, and what exactly is the 1200km/h Hyperloop public transport - described as a cross between a Concord, a rail gun and an air-hockey table?

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Police shut down Sydney gig, DIY pill testing kits, and meet the Syrian surgeon  

Police in riot gear shut down gig at Sydney's Enmore Theatre, what are the limitations of DIY pill testing kits, and meet the Syrian refugee who taught himself surgery.

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Friday shakeup: Shark nets, Obama-Biden bromance, and reporting STIs  

The Friday shakeup with Reuben Styles from Peking Duk and comedian Becky Lucas.

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Dead Sea crossing, festival lawyers, and meet Indonesia's popular comedian  

Swimmers cross the Dead Sea for the first time, more drug festivals are installing lawyers to give free advice, and meet Indonesian female Muslim stand-up comedian, Sakdiyah Ma'ruf.

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What your diet means for climate change, and did Assange help Trump?  

Trump and action on climate change, can your diet help save the planet, and Julian Assange's lawyer dismisses speculation her client helped Trump in order to win a presidential pardon.

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Californian pot capitalism, and the Bill Leak racial discrimination case  

California votes to legalise recreational marijuana, and why a WA Aboriginal woman dropped her racial discrimination complaint against cartoonist Bill Leak.

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Refugees to go to US, Assange to face prosecutors, and supermoon  

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on the agreement to re-settle refugees on Nauru and Manus Island in the United States, plus Julian Assange to face prosecution, and what's the fuss about the supermoon?

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