Ep. 41: Jacindamania· Pod On The Hill
On this week's episode Stephen Donnelly sits down with the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern. Jacinda took the reins of New Zealand Labour just seven weeks out from the general election and immediately had a momentous impact on the campaign and led Labour into a position to form a coalition government with NZ First and the Greens Party.She talked about her ascendancy to leader, her treatment by the media during the campaign, the priorities of her government and her outrageous claims on Crowded House.
Ep. 40: The Reluctant Prime Minister· Pod On The Hill
Stephen Donnelly sits down with economist and former Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai. He talks about growing up under communism, his elevation to lead his nation through the global financial crisis and the future of the European Union.
Ep. 39: Jacinta Allan from Spring Gully to Spring St· Pod On The Hill
We hear about Jacinta's early years living in a Labor household in Spring Gully, what effects an early exposure to politics had on her, the path to parliament and the highs and lows of her amazing 18 years so far in parliament.
Ep. 38: Why would you want to be part of a fringe party?· Pod On The Hill
Conrad is joined by Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, for Tourism, and Cities. Anthony Albanese and they discuss the weekends Northcote by-election loss and what the means for the Labor party more broadly, growing up in a single parent family and Anthony’s career to date.
Ep. 37: Is Clare Burns a fake vegan?· Pod On The Hill
In the final week of the campaign, Stephen Donnelly sits down with Labor's Clare Burns to catch up on the tight contest in Northcote as she makes the final push towards election day. Clare reflects on the campaign so far, the amazing people she has met, the important issues she’s campaigned on and the less important ones like Fake Vegan and Secret Cat that preoccupy our opponents time.
Ep. 36: “The loss has been devastating”: Labor’s case for safe injecting rooms· Pod On The Hill
On this week's episode, Member for Richmond Richard Wynne and Secretary of Residents for Victoria Street Drug Solutions, Judy Ryan, join Nicola to discuss the Andrews Labor Government’s planned trial of a safe injecting facility in North Richmond.
Ep. 35: Ben Davis & the AFP Raids· Pod On The Hill
Stephen Donnelly is joined by the AWU's Ben Davis following last week's raid by the Australian Federal police on his union office. Ben gives a detailed account of the raid on his West Melbourne office, the political motivations behind the raid and the murky collusion and amateurish cover-up by a conservative government desperate to not talk about itself.**********There is only 16 days left in the Northcote by-election. To help elect Labor’s Clare Burns sign up for a 2-hour phonebank or doorknock shift add your name at thisislabor.org/clare
Ep. 34: Sam Dastyari - A Halal of a Podcast· Pod On The Hill
Conrad French spoke with Senator Sam Dastyari about his experience coming to Australia, the migrant identity, the 2005 Cronulla riots and discuss his successes and controversies in politics.Join our volunteers on Labor's campaign for the Northcote by-election. Sign up at thisislabor.org/clare or donate at thisislabor.org/donateclare
Ep. 33: Millie, Grant & Tash in Northcote· Pod On The Hill
Who are Millie, Grant and Tash? A Trades Hall campaigner at the Young Workers Centre; a letter-boxer who was once too shy to talk to voters; and a young person whose family home was compulsorily acquired for the dud East-West Link - they've all got a different reason for campaigning for Labor's Clare Burns in the Northcote By-Election. Join these amazing volunteers on Labor's campaign in Northcote & sign up at thisislabor.org/clare or donate at thisislabor.org/donateclare
Ep. 32: Premier Daniel Andrews with a Game of Thrones spoiler alert· Pod On The Hill
Stephen Donnelly is joined by Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews to discuss the Northcote by-election, renter's rights, a fragmented media market, his pathway into politics, his love of golf and Midnight oil. WARNING: Game of Thrones spoiler alert towards the end.If you wish to volunteer on Labor's campaign in Northcote sign up at thisislabor.org/clare and donate at thisislabor.org/donateclare
Ep. 31: Peter Mandelson, New Labour, Brit Pop and the Brexit Disaster· Pod On The Hill
Stephen Donnelly sits down with former minister in the Blair and Brown Labour governments - Peter Mandelson to discuss his time at the centre of British politics his role in the Neil Kinnock campaign in 87, the rise of Tony Blair and New Labour, the war in Iraq, the impact of Brexit on Britain and Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.Don't forget to donate to Labor's by-campaign in Northcote and support Clare Burns. Chip in $12 at thisislabor.org/donateclare
Ep. 30: AFL Grand Final Preview Podcast with Kate Ellis & Lizzie Blandthorn· Pod On The Hill
On this week's special AFL episode Nicola Castleman is joined by Kate 'Carn the Crows' Ellis and Lizzie 'Yellow & Black' Blandthorn to preview Saturday's blockbuster AFL Grand Final between the Adelaide Crows and the mighty Richmond Tigers. Kate and Lizzie share their respective passions for Adelaide and Richmond, they discuss the success of the AFLW, sport and politics, and their highest and lowest moments as footy fans.
Ep. 29: Post UK Election Debrief with Louise Magee· Pod On The Hill
Now that the dust has settled following the amazing efforts by UK Labour at the June general election, Conrad sits down with Welsh Labour Secretary Louise Magee to debrief on the election result and where to from here for our British Labour cousins.
Ep. 28: Clare Burns our Candidate for Northcote!· Pod On The Hill
We discuss the enormous task of continuing the legacy of the late Fiona Richardson, Clare’s childhood adjusting from country to city life, her work as a Speech Pathologist, why she loves her Northcote community and the issues that are driving people in the inner-north.
Ep. 27: Angry about the High Court? Listen to this.· Pod On The Hill
On this week's episode Nicola discusses the Marriage Equality Plebiscite with Rainbow Labor members Megan Berry, Sarah Cole and Peter Boyle, how they deal with homophobia and what the plebiscite is doing to their community.
Ep. 26: Everything you wanted to know about marriage equality but were too afraid to ask· Pod On The Hill
This week Wil Stracke industrial and campaigns officer at Victorian Trades Hall answers all your questions on the marriage equality campaign, the safe schools program and updates us on the campaign to protect penalty rates.
Ep. 25: Australian NASA Astrobiologist Abigail Allwood phones home.· Pod On The Hill
On this week's Australian Science Week special, Conrad talks with NASA Astrobiologist Abigail Allwood, the first Australian and first woman to lead a Mars mission.
Ep. 24: Steve Bracks. Listens. Acts. Podcasts.· Pod On The Hill
This week Conrad talks with former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks about growing up in Ballarat, starting a career in a regional centre, entry into politics, life in opposition, the 1999 election, the importance of reform and even about the future of cycling in Australia.
Ep. 23: Why does Victorian wannabe Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen love our footy and our economy?· Pod On The Hill
Stephen Donnelly is joined by Labor's Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen to talk about death threats from councillors, cutting his teeth under Mark Latham’s leadership, his role in the Rudd Government during the Global Financial Crisis and Labor's economic pathway back to government.
Ep. 22: Stay Woke! Civil Rights in America with Kevin Myles· Pod On The Hill
On this week's episode Stephen is joined by civil rights organizer and Regional Field Director of the NAACP Kevin Myles to discuss the issues confronting black America, the Obama legacy and fighting back against police violence and political disenfranchisement.