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

Summer Hack: Living with chronic pain  

One in five people will experience chronic pain, but some young sufferers say scepticism toward diagnosis and alternative treatments in the health system has let them down. So what’s it like to live with chronic pain in Australia?

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Summer Hack: Young. Proud. Extreme.  

Far right groups have made a comeback in recent years, with Reclaim Australia, the UPF and One Nation grabbing headlines and disaffected votes around the country. Hack looks at the rise of the far right in Australia.

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Summer Hack: Grieving for a parent  

Shalialah Medhora speaks to Louise who started the ACT Young People's Bereavement Network after getting a call that changed her life.

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Summer Hack: Child Brides  

Bee Al Darraj was eight years old when she watched her 13-year-old sister get married in Sydney’s west. She spoke to Sarah McVeigh about what happened when it was her turn to be a child bride.

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Summer Hack: Nature’s lover  

Jo Lauder gets intimate with nature at Melbourne’s Ecosexual Bathhouse. Sex worker Helena talks ecosexuality and why people want to feel deeply connected to the environment.

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Summer Hack: Tattooing over self-harm scars  

Twenty-two year old tattoo apprentice Whitney Develle was at a party in Brisbane talking to her friend's girlfriend one night, when the girl pointed to the healed slashes running up her arm. She decided to do something to help out.

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Summer Hack: Battle over Lyme disease  

Hack hears the tragic story of Scott, who took his own life convinced he had Lyme disease - an illness that doctors say doesn’t exist in Australia.

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Summer Hack: ISIS wants my boyfriend  

Hack speaks to Soraya who discovered that her boyfriend was in contact with violent Islamic extremists...and what she did to stop him from going to fight in Syria.

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Summer Hack: Rapper 360’s secret codeine addiction  

In 2015, rapper 360 was part-way through a tour of regional Australia with a half-suitcase of clothes and a half-suitcase of painkiller medication. He spoke to Hack about the day he woke up in hospital and his slow recovery from addiction.

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Summer Hack: North Korean teen defector  

When Hyeonseo Lee crossed the frozen Yalu River to enter China as a teenager, she didn't know if she would ever see her family again. Hyeonseo spoke to Hack about the decision to flee and the regret that followed her.

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Summer Hack: Craving the drop  

Totally addicted to bass? Jo Lauder looks at the latest research explaining why the brain craves a good drop.

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Summer Hack: Do hangover clinics work?  

Sarah McVeigh tests out Australia’s first hangover clinic...for journalism. And why the Australian Medical Association (AMA) warns against paying someone to inject you with fluids after a big night out.

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Summer Hack: Scientology’s ‘penal colony’ in Sydney  

A young Venezuelan signs a billion-year contract with a notoriously secretive religion, falls in love with the wrong person and is punished at a Western Sydney 'penal colony'. This is a story told by former Hack host Steve Cannane in a new book on Scientology, called Fair Game.

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Summer Hack: Race and riots in Kalgoorlie  

Racial tension reached breaking point in the Western Australian gold mining town of Kalgoorlie after the death of Indigenous teen Elijah Doughty. Hack’s James Purtill spoke to locals just two weeks later.

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Summer Hack: Young, bipolar and misdiagnosed  

Bipolar sufferers wait an average of six years for a diagnosis. Things can be harder for young people who are told they’re just being moody teens. Shalialah Medhora speaks to Hollie and Jesse about what it means to finally getting diagnosed.

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Summer Hack: Exo-man walks again  

Hack meets Conor, the sparky swapping his ute for an exoskeleton. Spinal Cure Australia on what the future holds for wheelchair users.

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Summer Hack: Battle of the croc hunters test  

Things get complicated when a national icon that's also a commercial farm animal makes a habit of eating people.

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Summer Hack: Battle of the croc hunters  

Things get complicated when a national icon that's also a commercial farm animal makes a habit of eating people.

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Summer Hack: Preparing for the apocalypse  

Ever considered doomsday? Hack goes camping with a crew of survivalists - a small but committed community getting ready for the end of civilisation.

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Summer Hack: Designer vaginas in demand  

Teenage labiaplasty requests are on the rise - but should young girls be allowed to modify their bits? Sarah McVeigh speaks to Hannah, who decided to have a labiaplasty at 21. We also hear from psychologist Dr Ben Buchanan about what to think about before having surgery.

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