You can't trust anyone nowadays. The level of sedition, anti-authority behaviour and advertiser-unfriendly thought-crime has reached record levels -- especially among Australia's "elites". Luckily, The Chaser is here to sort the subversives from the patriots. Each week, The Chaser puts a comedian, writer or politician through the ringer, interrogating them on behalf of the Australian government. The stakes are high. If they fail, The Chaser has been granted the power by Peter Dutton to revoke their citizenship immediately and banish them to Nauru, or worse, New Zealand. Along the way, we hear stories from the lives of the those they're interrogating: from childhood through to the present. No stone is left unturned when you've been vetted by The Chaser.
Australian comedy duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee continue to taunt each other and their button-pusher Jack with a weekly show that is more about their listeners than it is about themselves. Hamish & Andy question and test the smaller things in life, no pondering too small. Visit hamishandandy.com
In 2015, Rosie Waterland published her first book, a memoir called "The Anti-Cool Girl". The book is about her childhood, her growing up, and her becoming an adult; all with mentally ill, drug and alcohol addicted parents, child protection, foster care, caravans and couches. There were crazy and very difficult times but also some funny times too. Rosie is 30 now, her mum Lisa is now 53. Since the book came out, the one question Rosie is always asked is more than any other is, "Has your Mum read the book?" Lisa hadn't read it for a while, because her drinking was so bad that she physically or emotionally couldn't. But in 2016, Lisa got sober. She has maintained that sobriety for the longest period Rosie has ever seen and.. she has finally read the book. She has many thoughts. The first of which is that most of Rosie's memoir is a lie. Now is their time to talk all about it. In each episode Rosie reads a chapter from the book, and then Rosie and Lisa talk through it - is it all true or false? What really happened? Each chapter becomes a real conversation about the past, present and future for Rosie and Lisa.
Have you ever wondered how much you'd know without the help of the internet? How would you answer questions like 'who invented the high five' or 'what does OK stand for' without Googling? What if you had to work it out yourself? That's the game that We Fact Up plays - each episode we get asked questions by our listeners and attempt to work out the answers using only the power of conversation. The one rule - NO GOOGLING until the end. And have fun (ok that’s two rules, but you get what we’re saying). Hosted by Dave Zwolenski, Redd Peterson and James 'Martine' Blake it's the comedy/fact podcast everyone can play.