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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

The outcome of the Uluru convention, and how do you define a bogan?  

Indigenous leaders reject "tokenistic" constitutional recognition in favour of treaty and a parliamentary voice, and Rebel Wilson's court case has as asking 'what's a bogan?'" It's the Friday Shakeup!

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Meet bestselling poet Rupi Kaur, and Schapelle Corby is coming home  

Meet Rupi Kaur - the Canadian woman who rose to worldwide fame over a viral photo of her menstrual blood, who is now an adored and bestselling poet; and Schapelle Corby is due to be deported to Australia - 12 years after being convicted in Bali.

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Manchester bomber named, Sydney siege inquest report released, and ice in shearing  

UK police name the suspected suicide bomber, authorities deploy troops on the streets, and the country's alert level goes to 'critical'; the coroner announces his findings after an 18-month inquest into the Sydney siege; and does our shearing industry have an ice problem?

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'The Big Wave Project', Julian Assange rape case dropped, and making prosthetics in Syria  

What it's like to chase the world's biggest and deadliest waves, meet the amazing Syrian students studying how to make prosthetics via an Australian tutor online, and what's next for Julian Assange now his rape charges have been dropped?

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'The Big Wave Project', Julian Assange rape case dropped, and making prosthetics in Syria  

What it's like to chase the world's biggest and deadliest waves, meet the amazing Syrian students studying how to make prosthetics via an Australian tutor online, and what's next for Julian Assange now his rape charges have been dropped?

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Men's fashion, Chanel boomerang, creepy chatbot, and 'impeach Trump'  

The Friday shakeup with Indigenous lawyer and Liberal party member Geoffrey Winters and Alyx Gorman, editorial director of Time Out magazine.

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Boost Juice's pick-up bot, could Trump get impeached, and beating OCD  

Boost Juice's pick-up bot has been accused of normalising predatory behaviour, Trump may be edging towards impeachment, and Lily Bailey's story of fighting Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

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Stealthing: who does it, what the lawyers say, and can you take it to court?  

Two stories of stealthing: one from a man who says he stealths his sexual partners 'most of the time', and another from a man who says he was stealthed and has gone to the police.

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Cassie Sainsbury sees her mum, 'gay purge' in Chechnya, and wasting less food  

Alleged cocaine smuggler Cassie Sainsbury's fiancee, mother and sister visit her in prison in Bogota, Federation Square vigil after reports of a 'gay purge' in Chechnya, and how do we stop wasting food?

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Screenwriter Luke Davies, author Johann Hari, and the brain injury risk of herpes  

How the screenwriter for Candy and Lion, Luke Davies, quit heroin and found redemption, Chasing the Scream author Johann Hari on the causes of addiction, and the sobering story of undiagnosed herpes becoming a brain injury.

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Friday shakeup: The super saver scheme, drug testing for Centrelink, and Trump  

The Friday shakeup with Adam Creighton, economics reporter for the Australian, and Canberra-based political reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald, Amy Remeikis.

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Scott Morrison on the budget, scuffles at The Red Pill screening, and Trump fires Comey  

Treasurer Scott Morrison talks housing affordability, drug testing, and other budget issues, we go live to the protest at the Sydney University screening of The Red Pill, and why did President Trump fire the head of the FBI?

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Is the 2017 budget fair, who gets drug tested, and will it fix housing?  

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann defends last night's federal budget, the government plans to drug test some welfare recipients, and did the budget include anything to make housing affordable?

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Budget 2017: What is it, will foreign aid be cut, and remember Jobs PaTH?  

Explaining the federal budget through a delicious pie metaphor, will the foreign aid budget be redirected into national security, and what happened to the Jobs PaTH program from last year's budget?

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France elects moderate Macron, fence jumping, and Chapel St sniffer dogs  

France rejects nationalism and elects it's youngest ever president, 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron, mass fence-jumping at Groovin the Moo Canberra, and police sniffer dogs hit Melbourne CBD in an operation to reduce overdoses.

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Friday Hack: Fairfax strike, Turnbull meets Trump, uni fee hike, and the far right  

The Friday shakeup with political journalist for The Australian Rosie Lewis and Fairfax reporter Eryk Bagshaw.

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UPF leader responds, getting medicinal cannabis, and a new eating disorder strategy  

Far right leader Blair Cottrell responds to John Safran, we find out how to get a prescription to medicinal cannabis, and can a new government strategy stop people with eating disorders taking their own lives?

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Uni student mental health problems, and John Safran on the far right  

A new report says uni students are more stressed and have higher rates of mental health problems than non-students, and John Safran on his new book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist.

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The Government wants to push up uni fees: Is that fair?  

We grill Education Minister Simon Birmingham on his proposal to increase fees 7.5 per cent by 2021, and lower the repayment income threshold from $55,000 to $42,000.

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Fyre Festival fail, and the law around stealthing  

A 'once in a lifetime' festival on a private island in the Bahamas descends into chaos, and whether stealthing - when a man removes a condom during sex despite agreeing to wear one - is legally the same as rape.

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