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23 Jul 2021

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Hack brings you the stories that matter to young people. Every weekday host Avani Dias and the triple j Hack team cover the latest news, politics and culture from all around Australia.

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    The Shake Up: Scott Morrison on Hack and dating reality shows

    It's the Shake Up and we're talking… Asking PM Scott Morrison the big questions on our vaccine stumbles, climate change and mental health. Plus, why we’re obsessed with dating reality shows. Join Hack's Ange McCormack with The New Daily’s political editor Josh Butler and Siobhan Blake, paralegal and former president of the WA Young Nationals.

  • Posted on 23 Jul 2021

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    Scott Morrison on COVID-19, climate change and mental health

    Hack asks Scott Morrison about the impact of the pandemic on young people, including vaccine stumbles and access to COVID disaster payments. Plus, we get his thoughts on Australia’s lacking climate targets and mental health. The Tokyo Olympics have had a pretty chaotic start, but that hasn’t stopped Aussies from celebrating Brisbane winning the 2032 Olympics. And, is it cruel to boil crabs alive? The UK’s debating a bill that could increase welfare protections for fish and invertebrates, and some say Australia should do the same. Live guests: Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Braedan Jason, Australian Paralympian Nick Kilvert, ABC’s environment reporter

  • Posted on 22 Jul 2021

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    Billionaires joyriding into space

    Jeff Bezos blasted himself into space in his own rocket, but some say the billionaire should be spending his money on more worthy causes. Indonesia’s coffin-makers are struggling with the demand as deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise. Plus, young American author Zakiya Dalila Harris tackles race and workplace diversity in a blockbuster novel that’s being dubbed 'Get Out’ meets ‘The Devil Wears Prada'. Live guests: Hellena Souisa, journalist in the ABC’s Asia Pacific newsroom Zakiya Dalila Harris, author Alan Duffy, Professor in Astrophysics and Director of the Space Institute at Swinburne University

  • Posted on 21 Jul 2021

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    Your mind on plants

    In his new book, best-selling author Michael Pollan explores what our endless craving for drugs like opium, caffeine and mescaline says about us. South Africa is experiencing some of the worst violence its seen since the end of apartheid in the 1990s. It all started as a protest against the jailing of a former president, but the issue has exposed deeper issues of poverty and inequality. Live guests: Michael Pollan, bestselling author and journalist Sally Sara, ABC presenter and former Africa correspondent

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2021

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    Hooking up with mates

    New research has found two thirds of couples surveyed were friends before they started dating. But as Hack listeners tell us, it doesn't always end in happily ever after. After three weeks of lockdown, the NSW premier has announced harsher COVID-19 restrictions, including for the first time, a ban on all construction. Meanwhile, England's getting ready to pop the champers as pretty much all restrictions are lifted, despite a third of adults not being vaccinated. Live guests: Courntey Bembridge, BBC reporter Megan Solomon, psychologist at Relationships Australia NSW

  • Posted on 19 Jul 2021

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