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A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?
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Dolly Parton's America

Dolly Parton's America

2019-12-0500:58:58

The L Word showrunner Ilene Chaiken on why they've rebooted the cult queer series 10 years later and film curator Kate Jinx on the legacy of the original series, plus WNYC producer Shima Oliaee on the two-year journey of making hit new podcast Dolly Parton’s America.
Neo-soul singer Ngaiire treats us to some new music, we look at how autism is represented in pop culture, and we feel a little clucky over baby Yoda.
Survivor, speed, sweat

Survivor, speed, sweat

2019-11-2100:54:05

Our Survivor Correspondent Shannon Gaitz on the #metoo controversy surrounding the latest episodes of US Survivor, we examine that Prince Andrew interview and should people be watching/reading/listening to things at speed?
Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke on her work before and after #Metoo went viral in October 2017 and some of the challenges of Me Too in Australia, comedian Josh Thomas revisits Seinfeld, and Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes AGAIN.
Call Your Girlfriend’s Aminatou Sow on celebrity culture, Neighbour's star Georgie Stone gives us a pop culture confession and we solve a mystery for satirist Mark Humphries.
Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph on the beginnings of the streaming game-changer, ABC's Life Osman Faruqi weighs in on Kanye West's new gospel album, and Awaye!'s Daniel Browning looks back at David Bowie's Let's Dance video.
We get distracted by the return of Oscar Isaac/nerd out about the final trailer for the new Star Wars movie with Lawrence Leung, look at the new Prince Harry and Meghan Markle documentary with our Sussex correspondent Santilla Chingaipe, and Out Magazine's Raquel Willis on who’s shifting the culture in music, arts and entertainment.
What's fortnight

What's fortnight

2019-10-1700:54:06

ABC's Good Game Rad Yeo answers Lady Gaga's question ('What's fortnight') and explains why the hugely popular game (Fortnite) mysteriously disappeared for 48 hours, we take a visit to PAX gaming festival, and Costa makes a pop culture confession.
Comedy festival of the air

Comedy festival of the air

2019-10-1000:54:34

In a special episode of comedy highlights: The Kates and writer Jessica Walton on Get Krack!n's distinktly inkompetent episode fokussing on disability, Ronny Chieng tries to fill in for Benjamin Law and the video/song that satirist Mark Humphries thinks about a lot.
Big Goose Energy

Big Goose Energy

2019-10-0400:54:06

Untitled Goose Game co-creator Jake Strasser and composer Dan Golding about their indie gaming hit, chiptune producer Jamatar and games composer Belinda Coomes on making music for and using games, and why is Beverley watching The Masked Singer?
Comedians Joel Creasey and Lawrence Leung join Beverley and Benjamin at the Wheeler Centre to divulge their surprising pop culture pleasures.
Comedian and writer Bjorn Stewart on Saturday Night Live's hiring and firing of Shane Gillis plus he shares a nerdy pop culture confession, Slate's Dear Prudence AKA Daniel Mallory Ortberg on writing and giving advice on the internet and we take a look at She Said - the new book about the Harvey Weinstein investigation and the #metoo movement.
Content goes viral

Content goes viral

2019-09-1300:53:06

Writer Anna Barnes and director Daley Pearson on their viral smart-phone series Content, comedian Suren Jayemanne on his new comedy podcast special and food youtubers, and Caroline Calloway.
Beverley and Benjamin are joined by writers Oliver Phommavanh and Jenna Guillaume at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
Niche humour

Niche humour

2019-08-3000:54:00

Comedian Fred Armisen on finding humour in details, Cantopopstar and activist Denise Ho on music as protest, and small screens critic Aimee Knight on Netflix's new Dark Crystal series and the enduring legacy of Jim Henson.
Five years of trolling

Five years of trolling

2019-08-2300:54:07

It's been five years since the Gamergate hashtag blew up on the internet - how did it unfold and what is its legacy? Plus Swiftie Kaitlyn Plyley on the singer's latest album and the latest news in the MCU.
When is a lie a 'good' lie?

When is a lie a 'good' lie?

2019-08-1600:54:371

The Farewell director and screenwriter Lulu Wang on bringing her own family's true story to the screen, street art photography legend Martha Cooper talks about her life and work on the release of a new Australian documentary about her work and Survivor Australia's Jonathan LaPaglia takes us behind the scenes of the show.
#VideoGamesAreNotToBlame

#VideoGamesAreNotToBlame

2019-08-0900:54:05

Rae Johnston on the online responses to the two mass shootings in the US, we discuss the life and legacy of Toni Morrison with Dr Denise Chapman, plus why are people flocking to Australian survivor?
Sampa The Great talks about her latest music and first live score, Tom Gleeson reveals a love for Rusty and filmmaker Serge Ou on Kung Fu as counterculture.
Marvel Mystery Box

Marvel Mystery Box

2019-07-2600:54:05

Marvel embarks on its dramatic 4th phase, musician Rainbow Chan talks us through her new album and we feast on the MasterChef drama. Plus how the heck do musicians make a living?
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