Episode 13b - the Omnibus (feat returning guest host Denise Pirko)

01:03 the "omnibus", or "please don't notice the insanely cruel cuts to the safety net we've shoved in here"
12:20 the bus under which Trumble continues to throw refugees
17:55 what does Jacqui Lambie think "sharia law" actually is
24:20 A Theory
25:30 It's "social security", not "welfare"
25:55 Fear of taxes
29:50 Even the banks think maybe we should rein in the housing bubble
32:44 Demonising trans people
37:58 Privileged people thinking they're the victim
39:18 Christensen, the Q society, and the right-wing podcast
51:52 The Libs, Pauline Hanson, John Howard
01:12:10 #notmydebt Centrelink debt debacle takes at least one life
01:14:23 Stuck in my Craw featuring Corrine
01:17:06 Pondering Corrine's challenge
01:21:31 Libs declaring they'll use clean energy fund to pay for new coal power stations
01:27:32 Correction
01:29:13 Postscript - Jeremy actually going back and listening to that right-wing podcast

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Handout with helpful links to assist refugees, from Tom Ballard's "Boundless Plains To Share" 2016 MICF show, drawings by Tommy Dassalo: Side 1  & Side 2

Government modelling shows power prices will fall if RET stays
ACIL Allen review showing power prices are lower with higher RET

Episode 13a Technical nonsense won't stop us (Hasa Diga Eebowai)

After attempts to record a current episode with a future guest host fail, Jeremy Sear records a brief update as to the giant switcheroo this week, where a government trying to kick the poor very hard (we'll get onto the additional lunacy of the libs promoting coal whilst Australia burns next week) somehow gets the national media to be distracted instead by weird upper-class name-calling, and the antics of random fringe right-wing nuts like Cory, Pauline, Andrew and Miranda.

Episode 12 - Trumble's tumble (feat Guest Host Corrine)

Jeremy is joined by Guest Host Corrine to discuss the ridiculousness of clean coal, and of course Trumble's terrible terrible week. Greg Jericho returns to tell us what's stuck in his craw.

00:51 Jeremy does a very long intro
03:51 Malcolm's no good very bad week
08:00 Australia vs the US ("dumb deals" and the TPP)
19:30 Is It On and if not How Soon Will It Be On?
22:40 the ludicrousness of "clean coal"/how to counter nonsense about the RET
45:07 Australia vs Humanity (what will happen to our refugees? How could we possibly endanger a pregnant refugee just to avoid the rule of law? Also why do we have to be such jerks about invasion day?)
59:41 What is "reform" anyway, asks Greg Jericho as he pries his craw free.

UPDATE: Turns out that, according to Snopes, the Arkansas law doesn't allow rapists (at least those who've actually been found guilty in a criminal court of rape, which of course doesn't mean all of them) to "sue" to stop abortions. But it does allow spouses and families to stop women using the safest method. And prosecutes doctors. Thereby endangering women. But technically a convicted rapist couldn't stop all methods of abortion, so Snopes records it as "false".

Episode 11 - State-based horrors (feat guest host Denise Pirko)

An abridged episode this week, featuring guest host Denise Pirko. Australia vs Humanity and Stuck in my Craw held over to next week, but in the meantime we were able to discuss:

01:23 brief rant about faux-NBN, now with even more shambles!
04:10 NSW & Barnaby vs housing
15:30 The new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian
26:26 Herald Sun using Dimitrious Gargasoulas to attack bail laws
38:53 Herald Sun vs the homeless

Episode 10 - Fact-checking WMWS (feat guest host Greg Jericho)

Jeremy is joined by Greg Jericho, economic writer for the Guardian (and former "Grogs Gamut" blogger outed by The Australian), for a hard-to-characterise discussion of what on Earth is going on. And Dave Gaukroger returns to tell us what's Stuck in his Craw. (And prompting next week's "Stuck in my Craw" from Jeremy, "No We Are Not Naming Listeners To This Podcast After Uncool 70s Singers".)

01:55 What a Hunt
04:13 Fact-checking WMWS
29:41 Where did the gains from automation go?
40:11 What is the government there to do?
01:25:31 Australia vs Humanity - the Immigration Dept seems to have lost $2.3bn
01:48:41 Stuck in my Craw - Dave Gaukroger - making excuses for your team.