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Serious Danger

English, News magazine, 1 season, 177 episodes, 5 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes
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Serious Danger is a podcast about our broken political system and its greatest threat: the Greens. Join traitorous SJWs Emerald Moon and Tom Ballard as they discuss the #auspol news of the week, chat to key figures from the left movement, and talk about how to win a future for all of us. This is NOT an official Greens party podcast, but it IS the official podcast of trying to not go insane while experiencing the sh*tshow that is Australian politics.
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120: Live in Melbourne ft. Osman Faruqi

Adam Bandt’s living large. Emerald and Tom come to you live from a sold out show at the Comedy Republic in Melbourne! First, we have a woke new Governor-General, and Samantha Ratnam is coming to take down Peter Khalil. Then Osman Faruqi, culture editor for The Age and Greens nepo baby, joins to talk Labor’s messed up migration bill, and ask what’s going on with canceled Australian music festivals? Finally, thanks for coming to the show. Three stars!Bonus live Patreon segment about the madness of Jim Penman aka Jim’s Mowing coming soon. ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Osman’s podcast The Drop - https://podcasts.smh.com.au/podcasts/the-drop/  MEANJIN BRISBANE SHOWS - ANNOUNCING OUR COOL GUESTS!  Sold out 2pm show - TRINA MASSEY  Added midday show - MAX CHANDLER-MATHER  We’ve added an extra, earlier show at 12pm, tickets here - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-extra-show-brisbane-tickets-872248959117?aff=oddtdtcreator  If you bought tickets for the first show and you want a Serious Danger double feature, you will have received an email with a discount code that gets you $5 off tickets for the midday show Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Chapter 3.5 - How US controls Australia

In this bonus series for Patreon subscribers, Tom continues taking Emerald through chapter 3 of author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” In this instalment - WA federal senator/ratbag Jo Vallentine and the birth of the WA Greens. Nuclear disarmament, radical protest, senators in prison, Mother’s Day, the morality of single-issue politicians, and being a weird 80s greenie. Also a story about the Australian-US military alliance that will make you gasp. —-  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Lee Rihannon’s Inside Inside The Greens website - http://www.inside-insidethegreens.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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119: Greens-Labor Coalition(!?) & Gaza Visas ft. Reem Borrows

Is the CIA going to dismiss Ballard? Emerald and Tom look back on the Tassie election and assess the odds of a future Greens-Labor GLP coalition (14:12). Is it inevitable? Or would Labor rather throw the government out of the pram? Then they are joined by Reem Borrows from Palestine Australia Relief and Action (PARA) (42:40), for an update on the situation in Gaza and the recent visa cancellations of Palestinians. Finally, a call to action (1:02:52). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon bonus episode out early this week. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Support Palestine Australia Relief and Action (PARA) to help Palestinian migrants and refugees seek safety in Australia: https://para.org.au/  https://twitter.com/borrows_reem  LIVE SHOWS Naarm/Melbourne - Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm, Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/ With special guest OSMAN FARUQI  Less than 30 tickets left!  Meanjin/Brisbane - Saturday April 27th, 2pm, Good Chat Comedy Club - FIRST SHOW SOLD OUT! We’ve added an extra, earlier show at 12pm, tickets here >> https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-extra-show-brisbane-tickets-872248959117?aff=oddtdtcreator  If you bought tickets for the first show and you want a Serious Danger double feature, you will have received an email with a discount code that gets you $5 off tickets for the midday show Check out Tom’s new special - https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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118: Meta, Tassie, Religious Freedom & Holly Valance ft. Jack Toohey

Meta is like can we just not talk about politics right now? Tom is joined by guest host, viral political advocate and filmmaker Jack Toohey! First up they recap the results of the Tasmanian state election (21:41). Is it now Van Greeman’s Land? Then they look at the government’s new religious discrimination bill (34:27). What’s the point of this? Will the mean media finally be nice to Labor now? Next, youth hero Holly Valance is out smashing lefties, and Janet Albrechtsen has thoughts (53:15). Finally, a call to action (1:12:52). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon recap episode recapping awful Kitchen Cabinet episodes out now. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - ABC Tasmanian election results page - https://www.abc.net.au/news/elections/tas/2024/results/party-totals  Check out Jack’s work at https://www.jacktoohey.com/  Or on the socials @jack_toohey  Today is Palm Sunday - shout out to all those walking for refugee rights  Janet Rice’s valedictory speech on Tuesday  My last week in Parliament is next week and my official retirement date is set for Friday, April 19th. I’ll be giving my final speech in the Senate next Tuesday evening and I’d love for you to tune in as I reflect on my time in politics and say (a potentially teary) farewell. You can watch the livestream of my valedictory speech in the Senate here next Tuesday, March 26th from 6pm AEDT. Remember we’ve announced we’re doing a live show in Naarm/Melbourne with Osman Farqui on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  Watch this space Brisbane - our live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm is sold out, but we are organsing a second show for earlier that day. More info soon. Cheeky plug for Tom’s special, IT IS I (Out on Tuesday)  Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6P7Vg4Gv_8&ab_channel=TomBallard (please subscribe lol)  Head here to get the thing on all the platforms https://800PGR.lnk.to/BallardID Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/24/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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117: QLD Council Election Results & Donation Reforms

Can I have your vote? Don’t worry about my ankle bracelet. Emerald and Tom react to the Queensland local council elections and state by-elections (8:39). Was it another Greenslide? Is Labor totally screwed for the upcoming state election? Then, the government is looking to introduce changes to political donations and election funds (41:04). This is what the Greens want, right? Or is it a scam to further entrench the two party system? Finally, a call to action (1:07:15). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon recap episode recapping awful Kitchen Cabinet episodes out now.Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Ben Smee in the Guardian: “Queensland Labor vulnerable on two fronts as Greens target Brisbane’s commuter belt” https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/15/queensland-labor-vulnerable-on-two-fronts-as-greens-target-brisbanes-commuter-belt  ABC elections results page - https://www.abc.net.au/news/elections/bcc/2024/guides  Electoral commission results website - https://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/elections/election-results  Rob Bailleu’s thread on the donation reforms - https://twitter.com/rebaillieu/status/1768586034080809113?s=46  CALL TO ACTION: Call Minister Tanya Plibersek (02 6277 7920) and ask her to reject the Toondah Harbour development: https://greens.org.au/campaigns/protect-toondah  Remember we’ve announced we’re doing a live show in Naarm/Melbourne with Osman Farqui on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857  Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/17/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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Teaser: That’s My Jam 2 - Kitchen Cabinet Recap

In ep 2 of our Patreon bonus show That’s My Jam, Emerald and Tom re-open the Kitchen Cabinet and recap some classic eps from 2016. First up is former Greens leader Richard Di Natale. Who even has heard of that guy? Then it's the gruesome twosome Anthony “Albo” Albanese and Christopher “Christopher Pyynnne” Pyne having a disgusting double date and talking about how much they get along and are best buds. Why did Albo sell out so bad? Is Pyne charming or a war crim with a sense of humour? And what is his favourite song? --------------- Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Kitchen Cabinet episodes on ABC iView - https://iview.abc.net.au/show/kitchen-cabinet  We’ve announced a live show in Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857 Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/20243 minutes, 45 seconds
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116: Stupid White Property Council Bastards

Sam Kerr is a reverse milkshake duck. Emerald and Tom do a vibe check on the upcoming Brisbane City Council local election and Steven Miles’ texting SCANDAL (8:36). Next they check out this week’s developments in the fight for housing, with Greens proposing new public investment and Max Chandler-Mather speaking at National Press Club (23:20). Finally, a call to action (56:41). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon ep with Jesse Noakes talking forced evictions and homeless out now.Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - If you live in Brisbane, VOTE!!!!!!!! https://vote.greens.org.au/  Watch the full video of Max Chandler-Mather at National Press Club - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9PZevNcplo  Go to a Palestine protest, meeting or other event https://apan.org.au/events/ BDS Australia - Check your super fund is not funding Israel’s apartheid and genocide https://bdsaustralia.net.au/check-your-super/  Remember we’ve announced we’re doing a live show in Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857  Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/20241 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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115: Pigs, Pride & TAS Politics ft. Tabatha Badger

Katter and Wilkie aren’t as happy as a pig in mud. Emerald and Tom look at the debate over whether the NSW police should march at the Sydney Mardi Gras, following recent police murders and the poor history of the police towards the LGBTQIA+ community (12:31). Are cops tops? Then they are joined by Greens candidate for Lyons in the upcoming Tasmanian election, Tabatha Badger (38:31)! What are the key issues this election? Is Erica Betz really still at it? What is it with unnecessary stadiums? Finally, a call to action (1:09:50). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon ep with Jesse Noakes talking forced evictions and homeless out now.Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Tasmanian Greens election platform: https://tasgreensmps.org/policy/ Volunteer for the Tasmanian Greens: https://greens.org.au/tas/volunteer Follow/ get in touch with Tabatha Badger: https://greens.org.au/tas/person/tabatha-badger @TabathaBadger on IG / TabathaBadgerGreens on FB Donate to support travel and other costs for family to attend the ongoing coronial inquest into Kumanjayi Walker’s killing, and to continue to seek justice:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-family-of-kumanjayi-walker Support Pride in Protest: https://linktr.ee/PrideInProtest  Remember we’ve announced we’re doing a live show in Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857  Produced by Michael Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Teaser: ABC Burrup Woodside Update, Public Housing & Homelessness Crisis ft. Jesse Noakes

In this Patreon bonus, Jesse Noakes returns to the show. First he gives Emerald and Tom a predictable update on Disrupt Burrup and ABC. Then they talk about the state of public housing and homelessness in Western Australia, the evils of evictions into homelessness, and the particular damage this is causing First Nations communities. Warning that this episode contains frank discussion of dark themes including suicide. Remember you can always call Lifeline on 13 11 14Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Stop Evicting Families  https://www.stopevictingfamilies.org/   Listen to Jesse’s podcast, The Last Place on Earth https://www.patreon.com/TheLastPlaceonEarth  Jonathan “Jonno” Sriranganathan’s site - https://www.jonathansri.com/  We’ve announced a live show in Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857 Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/29/20249 minutes, 37 seconds
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114: Colesworth Grifties

Taylor Swift came to town and all I got was this lousy $65 t-shirt. Emerald and Tom talk Colesworth and the reactions to the “Superpower” episode of Four Corners about the supermarket duopoly (13:39). Is everything fine now that the CEO quit? Is anything going to be done to fix this? Finally, a call to action (51:56). ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Contact your Labor MP and ask them to end tax handouts for property investors. Polling on NG changes (Guardian says “lukewarm support”, actually 44% for, 21% opposed https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/feb/13/guardian-essential-poll-any-changes-to-negative-gearing-get-lukewarm-support)  Cheeky plug: Tom wrote a thingy for Crikey about the Stage 3 tax cuts  https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/12/14/stage-three-tax-cuts-progressive/ Remember we’ve announced we’re doing a live show in Naarm/Melbourne on Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm at the Comedy Republic https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/  We’re coming back to MEANJIN/BRISBANE!!! We’re doing a live show at Good Chat Comedy Club on Saturday April 27th at 2pm. Tickets on sale now:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-843371164857  AND - sending our love to cartoonist and friend of the show Jon Kudelka, who’s dealing with some intense health news right now. Thinking of you, Jon! We unlocked our Patreon episode with Jon in which we played Rusted-On Bingo a while ago; check that out here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZiZ1_lLEWw Produced by Michael “The Grifftie” Griffin https://www.instagram.com/mikeskillz/  Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/24/202455 minutes, 3 seconds
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113: Is Negative Gearing Political Poison? ft. Adam Bandt

Auspol choo-choo-chooses wuv. Emerald and Tom welcome back Adam Bandt, leader of the Australian Greens! First up are the proposed Greens amendments to the government’s Help To Buy program to impose rent caps and limit negative gearing and capital gains tax (16:55). Is it juvenile student politics to not give property barons backrubs? Then an update on Israel’s destruction of Gaza and the imminent ground invasion in Rafah (45:17). Did you know that there are Labor MPs who privately commend Adam then vote for war!?!?! Finally, a call to action (1:02:50) and Abbie Chatfield, call us. Amy MacMahon you’re the best of us, get well soon please. ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - We’re doing another live show in Melbourne! Whee! Saturday April 6th, 1:30pm at Comedy Republic   All tix are $28   Guests TBC (lots of cool comedians kicking around the traps…)  Tickets are on sale now: https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:910/    Call Steven Miles’ office on (07) 3719 7000 and tell him to: Call off the $2.7 billion Gabba rebuild now Protect East Brisbane State School and Raymond Park   SA Danger Dogs - come along to the SA Greens Dunstan Campaign Launch on Sunday Feb 25th from 2:30pm It’s happening at The Republic in Norwood  Greens candidate Katie McCusker is campaigning to turn Dunstan Green at the upcoming by-election  Join Katie and Greens MLCs Tammy Franks and Robert Simms as we launch our campaign Little Tommy’s going to be there as MC  RSVP here: https://contact-sa.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=14865&reset=1    Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/17/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 44 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Chapter 3

In this bonus for Patreon subscribers, Tom takes Emerald through chapter 3 of author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” In this installment - Green Independents, the Labor-Green accord, Bob Brown grows in power, the homophobes flip out, Christine Milne gets a W, and Graham Richardson is a C. Also, Paul Keating sucked. ---- Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Lee Rihannon’s Inside Inside The Greens website - http://www.inside-insidethegreens.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on https://twitter.com/SeriousDangerAU https://www.instagram.com/seriousdangerau  https://www.tiktok.com/@seriousdangerau Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/15/20242 minutes, 55 seconds
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112: Do we have a right to disconnect from work?

Oh Craig Kelly you hornbag. Emerald and Tom catch up on three big stories from the week. First up, the LNP has agreed to pass the updated Labor stage 3 tax changes, while meanwhile Wayne Swann is a tory c**t. Next, the senate has rejected a Greens push for a climate trigger mechanism into environmental laws. Coincidentally up in Queensland, Steven “Giggles” Miles approved a new megamine. Then in a strange moment of positivity, Greens have secured Right To Disconnect provisions in the new IR bill. Finally, a call to action. ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Vic Greens special general meeting for members on Sunday March 3rd: https://contact-vic.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=14800  Follow and support Unionists for Palestine: https://www.instagram.com/unionistsforpalestine Kate McCusker running for Dunstan by-election on Saturday March 23rd, 2024: https://greens.org.au/sa/person/katie-mccusker  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/10/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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111: AI Midriff-gate ft. Greens Brisbane Mayoral Candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan

Newington College weirdos say NO GIRLS ALLOWED! Emerald and Tom look at the Nine scandal using AI on a photo of Vic senator Georgie Purcell. Is a person to blame or SOCIETY? And what’s this about duck hunting? Then former councillor and Greens Lord Mayor candidate for the Brisbane council Jonathan “Jonno” Sriranganathan joins, direct from the public library. What are his plans for taking over Brisbane and making it into woke-topia? What can we do to help? Finally, a call to action. ---------------------------------------- Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Read more about the Greens campaigns for Brisbane City Council on Jonno’s website: https://www.jonathansri.com/key_priorities    Donate to the mayoral campaign: https://www.jonathansri.com/donate Follow Jonno on socials -   Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/jonathan_sri Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonno.sri YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jonnosri/videos  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan_sriranganathan/ Short documentary “Jonno” by Zach Sullivan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj-YCAVz9Yc  The actual duck hunting news - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/jan/29/victoria-government-duck-hunting-ban-rejection-criticism  Cam Wilson on the AI scandal - https://www.crikey.com.au/2024/02/01/adobe-photoshop-generative-ai-women-politicians/  Email your Federal MP and Senators asking them to reinstate funding to UNRWA, and instead support measures to prevent genocide in Gaza, including cutting military support to Israel: https://apan.org.au/action-reinstate-unrwa-funding/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/3/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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Teaser: We watch the Sky News ‘Liberals In Power’ Doco

In this bonus for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom have watched the OTHER hard-hitting expose - Sky News ‘Liberals In Power: The near-decade of conservative rule in Australia’. What do the filthy scumbags have to say for themselves? Was ScoMo always THIS gross? Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison - f**k marry kill? ----- Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The full doco on Youtube - https://youtu.be/s79Qj5qvIDY  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/1/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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110: Scowl-bo & the Three Stages of Tax Grief

Bev McArthur saves the flag from Green wokists. Emerald and Tom unpack the government’s proposed changes to the stage 3 tax cuts. What are the changes? What were the most effed up reactions? Is Pauline Hanson high? Does Albo ever stop scowling (Scowlbo) and did he forget how to be a politician? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Links - Greens launch Coles & Woolworths whistleblower site https://greens.org.au/supermarkets-story Submissions close Friday 2 February  Do you think blocking anyone with any ideological disagreement whatsoever is what allows Van Badham to write such good takes? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/jan/25/the-stage-three-tax-cuts-are-finally-being-reversed-the-rich-complaining-labor-broke-its-promise-just-sound-vulgar Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/27/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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109: Australia Day or Groundhog Day? ft. GetUp! CEO Larissa Baldwin-Roberts

Julia Gillard takes a bold stance for women’s rights. Emerald and Tom are joined by GetUp! CEO Larissa Baldwin-Roberts, to talk about the state of Australia and Invasion Day post the Voice. As the annual culture war unfurls and the attacks on Gaza continue, what does 2024 hold for GetUp! and the movement? How can we create real change and not just preach to the converted on wanky insider podcasts? Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://twitter.com/Riss_Bundjalung https://www.instagram.com/riss_bundjalung/  Find out what GetUp! Is up to at getup.org.au  SOME LIKE IT (LESS) HOT - COMEDY FUNDRAISER FOR MANDY NOLAN feat. TOM BALLARD  Come and laugh help raise some cash to turn Richmond Green on Wednesday January 24th @ Mullumbimby Ex Services Club Tickets here - https://www.mandy4richmond.com/some_like_it_less_hot  LIST OF RALLIES ON INVASION DAY AROUND THE COUNTRY https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/invasion-day-rallies-protests-australia-january-26/  More on the ANTAR website https://antar.org.au/issues/survival-day/events-listing/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/20/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Chapter 2.5

In this ongoing bonus series for Patreon subscribers, Tom takes Emerald through chapter 2.5 of author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” Anti-nuclear protest! Peter Garrett getting screwed by Labor! Trots! And the Greens party is officially registered! Also, who did the hokey pokey in the senate? And an ugly lawn update. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/18/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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108: Wokeworths, The Hague & the Year Ahead ft. Jenny Leong

Big Lamb solves the generation gap. Emerald and Tom are joined by Jenny Leong, state MP for Newtown - the only Greens MP to win more than 50% of the vote! They talk through Israel’s hearing at The Hague after accusations of genocide by South Africa, and other important topics like the Wokeworths Campaign To Destroy Australian Values. Then a look ahead at 2024, the upcoming elections (notably Brisbane City Council) and Jenny’s goals for the year. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Gabbi Bolt, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support South Africa's case against Israeli genocide at the ICJ - https://apan.org.au/support-south-africas-icj-case/   Jenny Leong - https://www.jennyleong.org/  https://twitter.com/jennyleong  SOME LIKE IT (LESS) HOT - COMEDY FUNDRAISER FOR MANDY NOLAN feat. TOM BALLARD  Come and laugh help raise some cash to turn Richmond Green on Wednesday January 24th @ Mullumbimby Ex Services Club Tickets here - https://www.mandy4richmond.com/some_like_it_less_hot  LIST OF RALLIES ON INVASION DAY AROUND THE COUNTRY - https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/invasion-day-rallies-protests-australia-january-26/  More on the ANTAR website https://antar.org.au/issues/survival-day/events-listing/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/13/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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107: In Bluey Did We Invade Iraq?

Tim Wilson is back, and humbled. Emerald and Tom look at the latest media hysteria on Palestine - are Bluey and Qantas pro-genocide? Then the new year has brought the annual drop of 20-year-old secret cabinet documents, this time including the lead up to our invasion of Iraq. Wait, John Howard didn’t have proof of WMDs!?!? Then, a call to action.  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU New Patreon ep featuring Gabbi Bolt just released!Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Lee Rhiannon, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Omar Sakr’s “in the genocide” poems: https://x.com/omarsakrpoet/status/1734079977057116180?s=20  SOME LIKE IT (LESS) HOT - COMEDY FUNDRAISER FOR MANDY NOLAN feat. TOM BALLARD  Come and laugh help raise some cash to turn Richmond Green on Wednesday January 24th @ Mullumbimby Ex Services Club Tickets here - https://www.mandy4richmond.com/some_like_it_less_hot  LIST OF RALLIES ON INVASION DAY AROUND THE COUNTRY - https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/invasion-day-rallies-protests-australia-january-26/  More on the ANTAR website https://antar.org.au/issues/survival-day/events-listing/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/6/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Teaser: Albo Sell-Out Song ft. Gabbi Bolt

In this bonus for Patreon subscribers, Tom is joined by comedy musician Gabbi Bolt, fresh from the War on 2023 national tour. They unpack her ‘Albo Song’ and wonder - why do PMs suddenly grow a spine the second they leave office? Why is Australia afraid to stick up for Palestinians? How does Albo’s rhetoric about growing up poor square with his actions as leader? And what is there to do in Bathurst when the cars aren’t on? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like intergenerational warfare, Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://www.instagram.com/gabbiboltofficial/  https://twitter.com/GabbiBolt  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/4/20245 minutes, 26 seconds
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106: Gen Z & Worst Tweets of 2023

Any plans for NYE? Emerald and Tom take a belated look at a new Gen Z(ed?) Party. Should the Greens be worried, or is it a big scam? Then, a countdown of the worst tweets of 2023 as voted by the internet. Did you make it on the list? Finally, a call to electoral action in 2024. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Gen Z(ed) Party - https://genzparty.com/  Follow the worst Tweets vote - https://twitter.com/JeremiahDJohns/status/1734215691358642654  Sign up to volunteer - https://greens.org.au/volunteer  You can always check out Greens events (doorknocking, forums, policy discussions, fun stuff) at https://greens.org.au/events  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/30/202358 minutes, 3 seconds
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105:A New Qld Premier & a Lehrmann Trial for Xmas

‘Senator Six-Pack’ David Van is down in your DMs. Merry Nondenominational Seasonal Festivity! Emerald and Tom catch up on the final report by the Community Affairs Reference Committee a.k.a. the inquiry into the rental crisis. Is everything fixed now? Next up, Queensland has a new Premier - Steven “Giggles” Miles. What’s his deal and is this good news for Qld progressives? Then with the Bruce Lehrmann defamation case against Ten wrapping up, they recap the whole disgusting affair. Finally, a call to have a peaceful family Christmas! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like boomers v gen Z, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Counselling Service 24-hour helpline 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 The full rental inquiry report - https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/committees/reportsen/RB000257/toc_pdf/TheworseningrentalcrisisinAustralia.pdf Greens’ guide to talking to your conservative relatives  https://greens.org.au/magazine/december-2023/holiday-cheatsheet  Also an ABC article about this https://amp.abc.net.au/article/everyday/103185956  Bernard Keane - Political staffers, do we need ’em??  https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/12/21/political-staffers-value-bruce-lehrmann/ Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/23/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Teaser: Generation Wars

News.com.au has a recent article trying to start generation war between boomers and millennials/gen Z, starring our very own Tom Ballard. Remember when he told boomers to die at the Melbourne Comedy Festival gala? News.com.au does! Emerald and Tom unpack the article and ask, did boomers really have it better? Is it worth not having a house if you get to have a new iPhone? And most importantly, did you see that they called Tom “popular comedian!” Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Tom’s set at Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv1Ie7KQgc8  The big problem with blaming Boomers for everything that’s wrong with the world, news com au https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/the-big-problem-with-blaming-boomers-for-everything-thats-wrong-with-the-world/news-story/4c9e9300e26709269d6413394c24e841 Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/21/20234 minutes, 16 seconds
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104: COP-out ft. Senator-Elect Steph Hodgins-May

What’s the deal with Greens and double-barreled surnames? Tom is joined by guest host, senator-elect, Steph Hodgins-May! COP28 (aka the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC) just wrapped up, and Steph and Tom unpack all that it “achieved” (if anything). Then an update on the horrors unfolding in Gaza and a discussion of how Israel/Palestine plays out here in Australia. How did the ongoing conflict impact Steph’s experiences campaigning in Macnamara? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Steph Hodgins-May - https://greens.org.au/vic/person/steph-hodgins-may  https://www.instagram.com/stephhodginsmay  https://twitter.com/stephhodginsmay  https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.hodginsmay  Tom recently took part in a panel at the Love & Rage festival, hosted by Jacobin Australia, alongside Daniel Lopez, Jeff Sparrow, Colleen Bolger & Tim Kennedy (United Workers union) on “What Not To Do?” Watch for free on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTCQ2of4yk  Hey you can always give money to The Greens!  Donate to the Victorian Greens: https://shorturl.at/xCEL5  Donate to the Australian Greens: https://shorturl.at/uBLNU  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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104: COP-out ft. Senator-Elect Steph Hodgins-May

What’s the deal with Greens and double-barreled surnames? Tom is joined by guest host, senator-elect, Steph Hodgins-May! COP28 (aka the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC) just wrapped up, and Steph and Tom unpack all that it “achieved” (if anything). Then an update on the horrors unfolding in Gaza and a discussion of how Israel/Palestine plays out here in Australia. How did the ongoing conflict impact Steph’s experiences campaigning in Macnamara? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Steph Hodgins-May - https://greens.org.au/vic/person/steph-hodgins-may  https://www.instagram.com/stephhodginsmay  https://twitter.com/stephhodginsmay  https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.hodginsmay  Tom recently took part in a panel at the Love & Rage festival, hosted by Jacobin Australia, alongside Daniel Lopez, Jeff Sparrow, Colleen Bolger & Tim Kennedy (United Workers union) on “What Not To Do?” Watch for free on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DTCQ2of4yk  Hey you can always give money to The Greens!  Donate to the Victorian Greens: https://shorturl.at/xCEL5  Donate to the Australian Greens: https://shorturl.at/uBLNU  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/16/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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103: TikTok Hams & Attention Hogs ft. LilahRPG

Taylor Swift wins Time Magazine’s Cringiest Person of the Year award. Emerald is joined by TikToker and “insufferable Greens shill” LilahRPG. First they discuss the Greens successful push for a senate inquiry into food price gouging, alongside Labor’s important commitment to reduce the price of Xmas ham. Is shoplifting moral? Then it’s social media’s night of nights as the Tik Tok Awards expose Abbie Chatfield as an Adam Bandt stan. How has social media changed politics and campaigning? Is the government’s new misinformation bill censorship? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Harper Forsythe’s Substack post about politicians blocking constituents: ​​https://harperforsythe.substack.com/p/do-better-david  Cam Wilson in Crikey: “‘The Greems’: how the Greens harnessed online chaos to power a digital campaign”:  https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/05/10/australian-greens-social-media-federal-election/  Follow Lilah @ LilahRPG on TikTok, Instagram and Twitch, and @ LilahRPGTT on Twitter CALL TO ACTION: Gaza and Palestine Solidarity action list at https://www.standwithpalestine.au/action  Naarm Melbourne: Join the Sit-Intifada at Victorian Parliament.  Calendar of Palestine actions in Naarm Mebourne:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1unxzAu_VqzglUYz8_MGg8UVfpiI4TLHk7YV4YSW38_s/htmlview See Serious Danger ep 58 for discussion with Amy MacMahon about price gouging Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Chapter Two

In this ongoing bonus series for Patreon subscribers, Tom takes Emerald through chapter two of author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” Were the Democrats the original Teals? Do the German Greens have some… you-know-what roots? Is Dr Norm Sanders the actual best politician called Sanders? What can the Franklin Blockade teach us about modern protesting? And is Bob Brown's hatred of Henry Kissinger the jokerfication moment that resulted in the Greens party!?! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, Ralph Babet, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Lee Rihannon’s Inside Inside The Greens website - http://www.inside-insidethegreens.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/20232 minutes, 55 seconds
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102: Kissinger My Butt ft. Alexa from Rising Tide

Greens send the text to the person the text was about (the Australian Electoral Commission). Henry Kissinger is no longer immortal! Tom takes Emerald through his life of (war) crime. Then Alexa Stuart from Rising Tide joins to recap the People's Blockade of the Newcastle coal port. Is the climate movement back? Is public support for protest growing? And how is her 97 year-old grandfather Reverend Alan Stuart, who is now one of the oldest people ever arrested in Australia? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAUSubscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Rolling Stone piece on Henry Kissinger - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/henry-kissinger-war-criminal-dead-1234804748/  Support and learn more about Rising Tide - https://www.risingtide.org.au/  Alexa Stuart - https://www.instagram.com/alexa.stuart_/  Go see Tom’s taping in Melbourne Mon Dec 4 - https://comedy.com.au/tour/cornerhotel/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/2/20231 hour, 40 seconds
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101: Slightly Dangerous

Tom’s mum loves the podcast! Emerald and Tom unpack the recent high court decision that overturned the precedent for indefinite immigration detention. Is this Labor’s “Tampa moment” or are naive greenies sticking up for criminals? Next Tom reads esteemed commentator Gemma Tognini’s hot take on the Greens, soft apologists for Hamas. Then a call to action, and finally, Bill Shorten condemns robodebt royal commission gaslighting. Bonus segment from our live 100th episode is now out on Patreon - Tom takes Emerald through the history of Aussie patriot and Senator, Ralph Babet. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support Rising Tide’s blockade of the Newcastle coal port - https://www.risingtide.org.au/blockade  Support The Human Rights Law Centre & The Australian Democracy Network’s declaration of our right to protest - https://australiandemocracy.org.au/protest-rights-declaration   ‘The Greens are, by sins of omission, soft apologists for Hamas’ by Gemma Tognini in The Australian - https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/sinking-feeling-as-greens-angle-for-labor-power-deal/news-story/404a9df74df9473f20b28613f0a5684a  7am Podcast on the Robodebt RC recommendations lie - https://7ampodcast.com.au/episodes/the-missing-robo-debt-recommendation  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/25/202358 minutes, 39 seconds
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Teaser: Ep 100 Live - The History of Ralph Babet

In this Patreon bonus segment from our sold-out 100th show live at Comedy Republic in Melbourne, Tom takes Emerald through the “colourful” history of Ralph Babet, the Victorian UAP Senator / real estate agent / protector of masculinity / culture warrior / Aussie patriot. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, Kitchen Cabinet, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Babet protects masculinity - https://twitter.com/senatorbabet/status/1724657497473163643  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/20233 minutes, 20 seconds
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100: Live ft. Nazeem Hussain & Hiero Badge

We made it to 100 episodes!!! Emerald and Tom are live at Comedy Republic in Melbourne to celebrate. Emerald explains why Greens MPs are naughty kids who should be suspended from parliament. Then writer and campaigner Hiero Badge joins to unpack some scary new rental and housing affordability numbers. Finally, Nazeem Hussain joins to talk Palestine, and ponder whether Albo has sold out his former beliefs. Finally, a call to thank you and 100 more! Bonus live segment coming to our Patreon later this week. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Kitchen Cabinet recap Patreon bonus ep now out!Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Hiero Badge - https://www.instagram.com/hierobadge/  https://twitter.com/hierobadge  Nazeem Hussain - https://www.instagram.com/nazeemhussain https://twitter.com/nazeem_hussain  Greens position paper on ‘Justice and Human Rights In Palestine and Israel’ - https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2023-06/AG%20Pal%20resolution.pdf   Visit Comedy Republic - https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/  Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/18/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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99: Walking Out & Standing Up ft. Adam from CPSU Members United

It’s beginning to look a lot like Ham-Mas. Emerald and Tom talk through the latest on Israel’s attacks on Gaza and the fallout from the Greens walkout in parliament protesting the government’s refusal to call for a ceasefire. Then Adam Mayers from the Members United joins, to discuss their run for leadership roles in the CPSU (Community and Public Sector Union). He describes the push for more democracy, better pay and conditions, and to give the members a say in whether the union should still be affiliated with the ALP. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Kitchen Cabinet recap Patreon bonus ep now out!Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out over 30 full-length fortnightly bonus episodes, with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, when Friendlyjordies owned us, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Stand With Palestine - https://www.standwithpalestine.au/  Members United - https://www.membersunitedteam.com/  https://www.facebook.com/membersutd/  Adam Mayers and Adriana Boisen in Jacobin - “Australia’s Public Sector Union Is in Decline Thanks to Its Labor-Aligned Leadership”  https://jacobin.com/2023/08/australian-public-unions-cpsu-alp-progressive-caucus/  Come to our live 100th show in Melbourne!Sat 18th Nov 5pmOnly a few tickets left - https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:704/ Serious Danger Merch!!! - https://seriousdanger.bigcartel.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Teaser: That’s My Jam - A Kitchen Cabinet Recap Pod

As a special bonus punishment for Patreon subscribers, Serious Danger morphs into That’s My Jam - the first and only recap show for Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel Crabb’s ABC light entertainment and light propaganda pollie dinner party programme. Emerald and Tom recap the Bridget McKenzie and Peter Dutton episodes, and ponder - Does this show make our politics better or worse? Should we view politicians as people? Is it all a big f-ing joke to these media elites with their Midwinter Balls and Qantas Lounges and Barnaby Joyce calling Patricia Karvelas “PK” and… Ahem. Enjoy! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Kitchen Cabinet full episodes on iView - https://iview.abc.net.au/show/kitchen-cabinet  Tim Dunlop article - https://tdunlop.substack.com/p/kitchen-confidential  Amanda Meade article - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/sep/08/annabel-crabb-serves-up-withering-response-over-kitchen-cabinet-critique  Amy McQuire article - https://newmatilda.com/2015/10/29/junk-food-journalism-why-annabel-crabbs-kitchen-cabinet-is-toxic/  Ben Pobjie article - https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/whats-on-tv-wednesday-kitchen-cabinet-is-good-but-may-not-be-good-for-you-20151102-gkoqbn.html  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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98: Gaza War & Sh*t Rentals ft. @purplepingers

Pauline Hanson - ally to gay youth. Emerald and Tom catch up on the latest horrors in Israel’s war on Gaza, before Aussie hero @purplepingers aka Jordie Van Der Berg joins to talk about his ongoing campaign against Sh*t Rentals! Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  ‘Inside The Greens: Chapter One’ Patreon bonus ep now out!Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the ethics of tourism, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Come to our live 100th show in Melbourne!Sat 18th Nov 5pmTickets are on sale now - https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:704/   Meanjin: Comedy Night Fundraiser to kick the LNP out of Holland Park Ward - Wednesday 22 November at Holland Park Sports Club with Matt Ford, Ting Lim and Mandy Nolan. Tickets $25-30: https://contact-qld.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=14174 Tom’s MCing the Green Left Weekly Comedy Debate on Friday November 10th at the Fitzroy Town Hall - https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1133002 Gaza and Palestine Solidarity action list (contact MPs, join boycotts, rallies & more):  https://www.standwithpalestine.au/action  Australian Jews Call for a Ceasefire in Gaza - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdK2g-Tyz_gimUNZiTy5pr9lKtG5hrwMAs5gderQ2-Q-WvUOw/viewform?pli=1  Purplepingers / Shit Rentals - https://linktr.ee/purplepingers  https://www.shitrentals.org/  https://twitter.com/purplepingers  Jono Sriranganathan ‘Why I’ve Decided to Name and Shame Real Estate Agents’ - https://www.jonathansri.com/shamingbadagents  School Strike - Friday November 17th - https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/  Petition : Allow Same-Sex Couples at St. Ursula's School Formal - https://www.change.org/p/allow-same-sex-couples-at-st-ursula-s-school-formal  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/4/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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97: A Red-Haired Weirdo

Australian Greens (Parody) is Tom’s new favourite blue tick. Emerald and Tom learn about Andrew Pratt, Australia’s cardboard box billionaire, Trump submarine confidant and Burt Bacharach cover artist. Then the High Court has struck down Victoria’s electric vehicle tax. Is this a good change or a gift to richos? What next for electric cars in Australia? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  ‘Inside The Greens: Chapter One’ Patreon bonus ep now out!Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the ethics of tourism, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Come to our live 100th show in Melbourne!Sat 18th Nov 5pmTickets are on sale now - https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:704/   School Strike - Friday November 17th - https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/  https://twitter.com/GreensAU2  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/28/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Chapter One

In the second part of this bonus series for Patreon subscribers, Tom takes Emerald through chapter one of author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” Who was the first green party? What is the connection between Bob Brown and the death of Jimi Hendrix? Why are greenies always named Brown? Will this have to become a true crime podcast after a MURDER!? Also, some colourful commentary about former senator Brian Harradine that frankly no one better show news.com.au. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Lee Rihannon’s Inside Inside The Greens website - http://www.inside-insidethegreens.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/25/20233 minutes, 14 seconds
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96: War in Gaza, Green Wins in Aotearoa/NZ ft. Chlöe Swarbrick

“ABC star Tom Bollard has unleashed at a woman he met in a pub who voted ‘No’ in the Voice referendum.” Emerald and Tom (Bollard) discuss the current state of Israel’s war on Gaza and the Palestinian people. Why has Australia’s political response been so weak? Then some positivity - the Green MP for Auckland Central, Chlöe Swarbrick, joins to recap last weekend’s election in Aotearoa / New Zealand. Despite a conservative switch of government, four new Green members are joining parliament. What does it all mean? Finally, a call to action. ‘Inside The Greens: Chapter One’ Patreon coming this week! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the ethics of tourism, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Come to our live 100th show in Melbourne!Sat 18th Nov 5pmTickets are on sale now - https://www.comedyrepublic.com.au/event/38:304/38:704/  Chlöe Swarbrick - https://chloeswarbrick.co.nz/  https://www.instagram.com/chloe.swarbrick  (Woke Lesbo tees already sold out again as of Friday!)  Stand With Palestine - https://www.standwithpalestine.au/  Fund food and hygiene kits for people in Gaza via American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) - https://www.anera.org/  Sign this petition - https://www.change.org/p/retract-australian-government-support-of-war-crimes-committed-by-israel-against-palestine  Great documentary Someone Else’s Country about how neoliberalism ripped the heart out of Aotearoa/NZ -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PISea_Tc4k  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 58 seconds
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95: Oh No

It’s the morning after the Voice referendum, and Emerald and Tom have a look at the results so far and what we can take from the unsuccessful campaign to enshrine indigenous recognition and a Voice into the Australian constitution. Every Greens seat voted Yes (take that future CPRS-style attack campaigns!) but sadly the clear majority of Australians chose No. Where did the campaign go wrong? What next for the country? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the ethics of tourism, the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Support: Phone 13YARN (139276 ) or https://www.13yarn.org.au/  Pay the Rent: https://paytherent.net.au/  Indigenous Literacy Foundation: https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/ More First Nations donate links: https://www.actionreadyqld.com/pay-the-rent  Greens MP commentary on Palestine-Israel - Adam Bandt: https://twitter.com/AdamBandt/status/1711547270477353036  https://twitter.com/AdamBandt/status/1712288394292928874  Max Chandler-Mather: https://twitter.com/mchandlermather/status/1712382090510279046   Jordon Steele-John: https://twitter.com/SenatorJordon/status/1712003508583714890 Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Teaser: Happy Holidays?

In this bonus episode for our Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom are back from overseas holidays and Emerald is packing some guilt. With the world falling apart, is tourism immoral? Does it gentrify communities? Is the plaything of the wealthy? Does it exacerbate climate change? Are there unexpected benefits? And what nice thing will greenies ruin next? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/20235 minutes, 24 seconds
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94: Voicing Our Final Pre-Referendum Thoughts

“The Funny One” is back. Emerald and Tom read a listener question about getting involved with the Greens, what is the best way to help the cause? Then with the Voice a week away, they look at the status of the campaign. What is the Greens First Nation’s Network position? What happened to Tom while pre-polling? What is the state of the ‘progressive no’ position? Also, a fire alarm. Finally, a call to action. Note - our next episode will be a Voice results update, recording on the Sunday morning, so that should be released later in the day on Sun Oct 15th. Patreon on the ethics of tourism coming next week. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - RAFFWU - strike! https://raffwu.org.au/  Strike news on News com au - https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/at-work/hundreds-of-coles-woolworths-employees-to-walk-off-the-job/news-story/823b2d6171fda1f374c7a4360b6bbefe  Final week of the referendum - https://yes23.com.au/    Disrupt Burrup Hub episode of Four Corners this Monday - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-05/escalation:-climate,-protest-and-the-fight-for-the/102936960  https://www.disruptburruphub.com/ Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/7/202358 minutes, 46 seconds
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93: Farewell to Two Great Aussie Dictators ft. Dave Milner

Kamahl-mentum! Tom is joined by co-host Dave Milner, editor and podcaster at The Shot to farewell a duo of Aussie dictators. First up, Dictator Dan Andrews has resigned after 9 years as Premier of Victoria. What is his legacy and what can the left learn from his time in power? On to another Melbourne-born tyrant, Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as CEO of Fox and News Corp. Is he the worst person alive, and is it too soon to celebrate? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  First episode of the Inside The Greens book series Patreon ep just released! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the history of the party, co-operatives, Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The Shot - https://theshot.net.au/  https://twitter.com/shot_au  Dave Milner on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DaveMilbo  RAFFWU Superstrike: On Saturday 7 October at 10am, Woolworths and Coles workers represented by RAFFWU in bargaining will hold the first national strike of supermarkets workers in Australian history https://raffwu.org.au/workplaces/supermarkets/superstrike/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Teaser: Inside The Greens - Prologue

In a new series for our Patreon subscribers, Tom is taking Emerald through author Paddy Manning’s epic history of the Australian Greens movement, “Inside The Greens: The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics.” Featuring a cameo from Lee Rhiannon to discuss her issues with the book and her site “Inside Inside the Greens.” Let’s begin! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Buy Inside The Greens - https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/inside-greens  Paddy Manning - https://twitter.com/gpaddymanning  Lee Rihannon’s Inside Inside The Greens website - http://www.inside-insidethegreens.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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92: The Voice, Friendlyjordies & Green Elites ft. Jade Ritchie

Tom and The Griff react to Friendlyjordies' 3.5 hour react video to our react video about his react video. Qld Deputy Premier Steven Miles defends airplane noise by attacking the entire city of Brisbane and 1996 Albo. Then Tom is joined by Jade Ritchie from the Yes campaign to explain the state of play on the Voice referendum. Finally, a call to action.P.S. Get well Matt Christman from the non-shithouse Chapo!This episode contains discussion of suicide. If you need resources or support please visit beyondblue.org.au or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Co-operatives Patreon ep just dropped! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Learn more or volunteer for Yes - https://www.yes23.com.au/  Jade Ritchie - https://twitter.com/jadlesNT  Tom’s show YES/NO is coming to Melbourne & Sydney in October https://comedy.com.au/tour/tom-ballard-2023/  Email us to enter your chain to get free tickets - first in, best dressed!  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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91: HAFF A Gurner At That Fivehead! ft. Max Chandler-Mather

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9/16/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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Teaser: The Co-Op Cast

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, we’re doing a subscriber request episode - all about co-ops! What are co-operatives, i.e. member-owned businesses, and how can they help improve society, as unchecked capitalism destroys us all?! Don’t tell our haters, but Emerald literally reads out Marx quotes in this episode lol. —------------  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, Taylor Swift, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/13/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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90: Flying Blind On Qantas & Climate

Dark Emerald rises. Emerald and Tom reconvene from the other sides of the world (so please excuse some imperfect sound) to watch as The Spirit of Australia, Qantas, flies straight into turbulence. Then it's a cruel summer ahead as the earth experiences its second straight month of all-time temperature records. How can we keep cool as the world burns? Adam Bandt suggests direct action. Cartoonists suggest boycotting the Walkleys (Wokeleys amirite?). Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Taylor Swift politics Patreon ep just dropped! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Tom’s article for Crikey about how Qantas should be returned to public ownership - https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/05/11/qantas-alan-joyce-ceo-publicly-owned-again/  Greens’ calls to get involved with the YES campaign - https://greens.org.au/yes/get-involved?utm_source=civi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=firstnations&utm_content=link  Max is doing another housing town hall - https://www.maxchandlermather.com/housingtownhall?fbclid=IwAR3M5fD9DEegirwNwD0e5e0Dka40ZPS50ZZ5TyORWr7psg9jj2U12fdIXM4  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Unlocked: Recapping The Friendlyjorides Ep About Us

We are on leave. Everyone is entitled to leave. I ask that the media respects our privacy. Hi! We are on leave this week so we are unlocking one of our favourite Patreon subscriber episodes. Please enjoy! Friendlyjordies did an episode about the housing bill and our live interview with Max Chandler-Mather! Did you hear bruz-es and sisters, that Tom called the PM a naughty word!?! Jordies is the tone-police and we are crime! So as a bonus for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom do a reaction video to the Jordies ep, and get into a bigger conversation about his channel, ‘left’ media, ‘shill’ media, and how the various hacks and rusted-ons are reacting to the HAFF bill dispute. We have many thoughts - 75 minutes worth! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Taylor Swift, THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The Friendlyjordies housing episode - https://youtu.be/jV6BprD7toY  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/2/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
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89: Labor Left vs Children’s Rights ft. Senator Penny Allman-Payne

Slip slop slap. Emerald is joined by returning guest and Senator for Queensland, Penny Allman-Payne! Penny talks about her first year in office before they recap the grim spectacle of the Labor National Conference. Next a dive into what the conference offered for education, and Penny’s campaign to fix the absurd situation of private schools getting more taxpayer funding than state. Then they chat about youth justice, human rights, and the series of scandals unfolding in Queensland Parliament as the government gets up to some truly moustache-twirling anti-democratic antics. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Taylor Swift politics Patreon ep just dropped! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Join the campaign to fully fund state schools -  www.greens.org.au/publicschools  Come along to Penny’s online town hall about school funding this Thursday 31 August: RSVP at -  www.greens.org.au/schoolstownhall  Email Penny’s office for “how many f*cking orchestra pits/ boat sheds does one private school need?” and “fully fund state schools” stickers - [email protected] When you're attending the Greens Political Party and Max Chandler-Maoist drops this banger and the crowd goes wild - https://youtu.be/W84gyW6-Ph4  7am Podcast episode on Labor Conference -  https://7ampodcast.com.au/episodes/albaneses-wasted-opportunity  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/26/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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Teaser: Taylor Swift - A Political Analysis (Emerald’s Version)

As a bonus for our Patreon subscribers, Emerald takes Tom on a journey through the politics of Taylor Swift. Why was she afraid to share her politics publicly? Is she a secret Nazi? Did she exploit queer culture? Is she a feminist icon? Is she slut shamed over her relationships? Is she an eco-terrorist? Can you be a socialist and a Taylor fan? What is the lamest MP attempt to use her to sound cool with the kids? And like, what is the place of pop culture in our capitalist society, man? ----- Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/20232 minutes, 41 seconds
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88: Home Goals: Matildas & Housing

Police antics - culture war or cozzie livs? Emerald and Tom celebrate their terrifying first Media Watch appearance, before a look at the housing reform proposals that came out of this week’s National Cabinet meeting. Then a happy look backat the Matildas’ World Cup campaign. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Jonno Sriranganathan, one of the most radical politicians in the country and 2x Serious Danger guest, is running to replace the most powerful LNP figure on the mainland (Brisbane Lord Mayor) Volunteer if you’re in Brisbane: https://www.jonathansri.com/volunteer Donate if you’re not: https://www.jonathansri.com/donate  Candidacy statement: https://www.jonathansri.com/candidacy Join your local renters’ union and support Better Renting. You can sign up for updates to be involved in surveys, actions etc, and donate here: https://www.betterrenting.org.au/ Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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87: Woodside, Treaty & Albo’s T-Shirt ft. Jesse Noakes

It’s Homelessness Week but spare a thought for the Greens-voting landlord. Emerald and Tom check in on the Voice campaign and the recent discussion about Treaty. Why can’t PM Albo be based like Young Albo? Then writer, broadcaster and campaigner Jesse Noakes joins to talk about the Disrupt Birrup campaign and the controversial protest outside the Woodside CEO’s office in WA. Do the ABC journalists have questions to answer? What’s the state of the Australian protest movement? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Lee Rhiannon, Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Jesse Noakes - ​​https://jessenoakes.com/  Meanjin/Brisbane: Join one of the (many) rallies outside the Labor National Conference next weekend 19 August - especially the rally for renters and public housing.  Rally for renters and public housing 11am at the Convention Centre - https://www.facebook.com/events/711524230742572/  Rally for Forests, against native logging (from 9am, meeting at Musgrave Park) - https://defendthegiants.org/event/rally-at-alp-national-conference-brisbane/  The Green Institute conference is on next weekend -  https://www.greeninstitute.org.au/events/green-institute-conference-2023/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Teaser: Lee Rhiannon on the State of the Left

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, former NSW federal senator and Greens legend Lee Rhiannon joins the show. What has she been doing since retiring? Why do people need to know more about the situations in Palestine and India? How did she get into politics? And what is the state of the left and the Greens party - should it aim to be a professional or a protest party, and how should it be engaging with environmental and social issues? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Lee Rhiannon on Twitter @leerhiannon  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/20236 minutes, 51 seconds
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86: Scandalised By Trump, Nauru, Dutton, Qantas & The Reef

Albo Jr in the Chairman’s Lounge. Emerald and Tom catch up on the latest dodgy offshore detention news about Nauru and Peter Dutton, before morphing into Chapo Shit House for a recap of the recent Trump indictments in the US. Finally, Labor saved the reef phew, then a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Joe Aston on Qantas in the AFR -  https://www.afr.com/rear-window/alan-joyce-puts-albo-s-son-in-qantas-chairman-s-lounge-20230802-p5dtf3 Join the 3 Days of Action to “Defend the Giants” - forest actions, MP office actions and rallies from 10-12 August to end native forest logging - https://defendthegiants.org/events/  Brisbane/ Meanjin: join the rally for renters & public housing outside Labor National Conference on 19 August - https://www.facebook.com/events/711524230742572/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/5/202357 minutes, 43 seconds
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85: “Double Disillusion,” TERFs & How to Steal An LNP Seat ft. Esther Vale

A Marxist takeover of your local council. Emerald is joined by guest host and campaign manager of Elizabeth Watson-Brown’s winning 2022 federal campaign in Ryan - Esther Vale! Esther tells how she got into campaigning and how she helped defeat the LNP in inner-west Brisbane/Greensland. Then a look into the issue of TERFs in Greens parties, before a catch up on the HAFF housing bill fight and Labor’s new very serious and scary threat of a “double disillusion” election. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon listener Q&A ep now live! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The Docklands Declaration -  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DHUatfgDl8hx0sRlYTPhnMEtUlgBmX3Kr9Xb5NpXTBc/edit Greens members’ open letter to protect the AGV from transphobic ideologies -  https://docs.google.com/document/d/14m453klXjyxLjlBdINMhfFHRoakkskkaisEWrTdPvZE/edit   Follow Esther on social media @EstherAVale  Find more of Esther’s work including her writing and film work at -  https://esthervale.tv/  Make a submission on the national inquiry into the rental crisis before 4 August - https://greens.org.au/housing/rent-inquiry Brisbane/ Meanjin: join the rally for renters & public housing outside Labor National Conference on 19 August -  https://www.facebook.com/events/711524230742572/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/29/20231 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Teaser: Getting On The (Listener Mail)bags

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom rack up some listener questions. They answer Qs about the Hollywood labour strikes and comrade Margot Robbie, Gonski and education reform, mutual aid and the role of charity, political music suggestions, best Arnott’s biscuits, internal party fractures, predictions for the upcoming Brisbane local council election, how the podcast got started, and more. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/20233 minutes, 19 seconds
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84: Down With Commonwealth Games, Up With Landlords!

Fadden by-election results say no to Mad Max, yes to Cannabis. Emerald and Tom look at the shock cancellation of the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, and ponder what it means for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics up in Greensland. Then a read over some recent Sydney Morning Herald articles that finally give a voice to landlords, many of whom are parents and thus worthy of our sympathy. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Make a submission to the senate rent inquiry - https://greens.org.au/housing/rent-inquiry  Listen to Olympics discussion with Amy MacMahon in Serious Danger episode 58: The People's Pineapple Olympics Tell the government: Put Queenslanders first, not the Olympics Committee - https://www.amymacmahon.com/qldolympics  ‘Fiona Martin is a typical landlord – but she’s not what you expect’ by Nigel Gladstone - https://amp.smh.com.au/national/fiona-martin-is-a-typical-landlord-but-she-s-not-what-you-expect-20230517-p5d931.html ‘Ten Charts that explain the rental crisis in Australia’ by Nigel Gladstone - https://www.smh.com.au/national/ten-charts-that-explain-the-rental-crisis-in-australia-20230517-p5d93l.html Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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83: Robodebt Rort Recap ft. Asher Wolf

Hooning with the Katter Party. Emerald and Tom start with a recap of some of the week’s news. The LNP had their annual conference and the Brisbane Lord Mayor has lost his mind in existential fear of Jonno and the Greens. Then Mehreen Faruqi’s hypocrisy and koalas story - was it a stitch up? And Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O'Connor had an unusual retirement announcement. Then, they are joined by Asher Wolf, grassroots campaigner and one of the people most responsible for ending robodebt! What has the toll been and what comes next? And why is Bill “What we've increased the rate would already be far greater than what I think the Commissioner would imagine” Shorten gaslighting us about following the RC’s recommendations? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like THE GIANTS movie and the life of Bob Brown, when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow https://twitter.com/Asher_Wolf  Australian Unemployed Workers Union - https://unemployedworkersunion.com/  Save Barak Beacon campaign - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T8A2HxDzYkXH4q5MIAOeb6SlC1diMr7L/view  https://chuffed.org/project/savebarakbeacon  Summary of the Robodebt RC findings - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/07/robodebt-royal-commission-final-report-what-did-it-find-and-what-will-happen-next  7am Podcast series on Robodebt - https://7ampodcast.com.au/  Ask us a question for an upcoming Q&A ep! Send 30 second-ish voice memos and Tom impressions to - [email protected]  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/15/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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Teaser: A Film About Bob Brown But Also Trees

It’s movie night for our Patreon subscribers, as Emerald and Tom review ‘THE GIANTS’ - a new documentary telling the story of Greens party founder Bob Brown, interwoven with the majesty of Australia’s environment, particularly our forests and 100 metre-tall giant trees. Is Bob Brown a tree? Does he kinda look like Jim Chalmers? What does Baby Peter Dutton have to say about it? And what do our hosts think about Bob Brown anyway? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Watch THE GIANTS - https://www.thegiantsfilm.com/  Ask us a question for an upcoming Q&A ep! Send 30 second-ish voice memos and Tom impressions to - [email protected]   Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/20233 minutes, 2 seconds
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82: A NACC For It

Tanya Plibersek takes flight to approve some more mines. Emerald and Tom look at the new NACC (National Anti-Corruption Commission), the PWC scandal and the Greens' top ten referrals countdown. Federal ICAC now - now what? Then, it's NAIDOC week and an update on the Voice referendum. As some new polling suggests, will Australia vote with "the nasties?" Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Producer Mike / The Griff in The Guardian talking robodebt - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/08/it-was-so-shocking-why-robodebts-dark-legacy-will-linger-long-after-royal-commission-report  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/may/04/how-two-reporters-exposed-centrelinks-robodebt-injustice-and-gave-voice-to-the-victimised  If you want to help campaign for the Yes vote, you can go to -  https://yes23.com.au/  Victorians, sign petition to stop brown-coal-to-hydrogen project in the Latrobe Valley - https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/view-sign-e-petitions/details/12/508  Or sign up for updates on the Greens campaign to stop it here - https://greens.org.au/vic/labor-keeping-coal-alive  Ask us a question for an upcoming Q&A ep! Send 30 second-ish voice memos and Tom impressions to - [email protected]  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/8/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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81: Free Uni & Taylor Tix For All ft. Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Another QLD MP makes some regrettable after-dinner tweets. Emerald and Tom are joined by Senator for NSW Mehreen Faruqi! First up is a recap of the state of play on the housing debate. Why do the ALP think it is ok to exploit a real long term homeless man to justify abandoning Emerald’s hometown? Young people are abandoning the major parties, and increasingly never growing into them. Then a look at the renewed push for free higher education and to end exploitative unpaid internships. Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Max Chandler-Mather, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like when Friendlyjordies owned us, war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Uni of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor supports free uni -  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jun/21/university-of-melbourne-vice-chancellor-calls-for-free-university-education  Ban spit hoods in law nationwide - email your local MP -  https://www.changetherecord.org.au/banspithoods  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-29/nt-hack-spithoods-human-rights-legislative-bans/102535710  Public education funding online forum with Amy MacMahon, Penny Allman-Payne (and Tom lol) July 5th  - https://www.amymacmahon.com/free_schools_forum Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/1/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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Teaser: Recapping The Friendlyjordies Ep About Us

Friendlyjordies did an episode about the housing bill and our live interview with Max Chandler-Mather! Did you hear bruz-es and sisters, that Tom called the PM a naughty word!?! Jordies is the tone-police and we are crime! So as a bonus for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom do a reaction video to the Jordies ep, and get into a bigger conversation about his channel, ‘left’ media, ‘shill’ media, and how the various hacks and rusted-ons are reacting to the HAFF bill dispute. We have many thoughts - 75 minutes worth!   Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  The Friendlyjordies housing episode - https://youtu.be/jV6BprD7toY  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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80: Living Rent Free(ze) ft. Max Chandler-Mather

The Teals are doing a Maccas run, want anything? Emerald and Tom look at another bad bill that the Greens have to oppose (sigh) - is the Nature Repair Market Bill healing? Then the most hated man on Sussex Street, the Griffith MP with the biggest ego in the country and the smallest heart, student politician and Greens housing spokesperson, Max Chandler-Mather returns to the show! What’s next in his ongoing campaign of evil? Will he again cowardly stand by and do nothing as the Prime Minister is brutally called a rude word in a joke during a comedy show by a coked-up former Triple J host? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Greens Housing Town Hall -   https://www.maxchandlermather.com/housingplan Read Max’s piece on the Greens’ strategy around the HAFF in Jacobin (and make sure you have a printed copy handy or Albo will DESTROY you!!!) -   https://jacobin.com/2023/06/australia-labor-greens-housing-future-fund-affordability  Blockade Australia -   https://chuffed.org/project/blockade-australia-support-fundraiser The Australia Institute submission on the Nature Repair Market Bill - https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/P1356-Beyond-Repair.pdf   Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/24/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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79: Chapo Sh*t House

Friendlyjordies discovers the podcast. Tom’s made a flying fox folly. Emerald and Tom are back on the housing bill, and remarking how Max Chandler-Mather manages to live in so many people’s heads rent free(ze). And speaking of rent controls, Emerald calls out the rhetoric that they don’t work, and gives a cheat sheet of how to push back. Finally, a call to action. Update from Max about gov concessions since recording - https://twitter.com/MChandlerMather/status/1669902887517032448  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like war crimes, vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Friendlyjordies video about us and Max and housing - https://youtu.be/jV6BprD7toY  Cameron Murray article on the “evils” of rent control - https://www.fresheconomicthinking.com/p/evil-rent-control-revisited  Economists Hate Rent Control: Here’s why they’re wrong - https://prospect.org/infrastructure/housing/2023-05-16-economists-hate-rent-control/  Max Chandler-Mather’s webpage on the rent freeze call - https://www.maxchandlermather.com/rent_freeze  And his new whiteboard explainer video - https://www.instagram.com/p/CtgHSAGx0bT/  Max’s online town hall on the housing crisis - Monday June 26th at 6pm  https://www.maxchandlermather.com/housingplan  It’s Refugee Week - Finding Freedom  https://www.refugeeweek.org.au/refugee-week-2023-theme-finding-freedom/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 4 seconds
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Teaser: War Crimes (Ben Robert-Smith’s Version)

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom talk about Ben Roberts-Smith, who is a war criminal. It’s cool to say that now, he can’t even defo us! What happened, why is the media defending him, and how does it all reflect on the country, the military and the government sending troops off for dodgy reasons? We stand with Yumi Stynes. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/20234 minutes, 24 seconds
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78: Philip Lowe’s House Party

Mark Kenny solves The Da Max Chandler-Mather Code. Emerald and Tom go over the Greens offer of compromise on the housing bill, and wonder just how under the thumb Labor MPs are to their party bosses. Next, old mate Philip Lowe has unveiled another interest rate rise, and he didn’t even invite us to his afterparty. Then, the Greens National Conference has passed an updated resolution on Israel-Palestine. Finally, a call to action.  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like vaping, psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The Greens new resolution on Israel/Palestine - https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2023-06/AG%20Pal%20resolution.pdf  Antony Lowenstein article on the Greens’ new position on Palestine - https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/06/08/israel-palestine-apartheid-labor-greens/  Refugee Week starts next week - https://www.refugeeweek.org.au/  Action for Public Housing - https://a4ph.substack.com/  Contribute to help the 82 Wentworth Park Road occupation - https://donate.stripe.com/6oEdRfcB4ebp6l23cx  Victorian rental and housing affordability crisis inquiry submissions - https://twitter.com/grugstan/status/1666577333241917440 x Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Teaser: The Dust-Up Over Digital Durries (ft. Dr Colin Mendelsohn)

In this bonus ep for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom talk vaping. Is it a public health nuisance, or the tool that will finally end smoking? Are IGET boxes the new cigarette butts? Then Emerald is joined by tobacco harm reduction expert Dr Colin Mendelsohn to talk harm reduction, misinformation from the medical community, why adults should be allowed flavour, and wonder why vaping is illegal when smoking isn’t going anywhere. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Dr Colin Mendelsohn’s website - https://colinmendelsohn.com.au/ Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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77: The Cost of Learning Crisis

Emerald’s returned, meanwhile Tim Smith is threatening to. Emerald and Tom learn about the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT) - and wonder why the government is going to make less from it than student loan indexation. Speaking of, that’s the second topic! How much did the HECS-HELP indexation cost Emerald? The PM got a free education, why can’t you? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Useful explainer of PRRT -  https://www.austaxpolicy.com/budget-forum-2022-why-not-repeal-the-petroleum-resource-rent-tax-and-levy-a-royalty-for-offshore-gas/  HECS-HELP increase calculator -  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-01/hecs-calculator-how-much-has-my-hecs-gone-up-by/102410180  Get involved with the week of action on housing -  https://greens.org.au/housing/volunteer  Equality Australia is looking for stories of queer people facing discrimination in religious schools & organisations - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6SW26VV  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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76: One Year of Greensland - Live with Max Chandler-Mather & Geraldine Hickey

Live from Brisbane, it’s one year to the day since the 2022 election! Tom is joined by (this week’s Patreon bonus episode guest) Geraldine Hickey and Max Chandler-Mather, the member for Griffith and Greens housing spokesperson, for an insider chat about the first year of the Albanese government. Then they jump into a deep dive on the HAFF housing bill and future fund. Why is it bad? Why won’t the government negotiate? Why do they HATE Max so much? And what was written on that piece of paper Albo handed them? Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Geraldine Hickey, Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Live from Good Chat - https://goodchatcomedy.com/  @geraldinehickey on socials https://www.maxchandlermather.com/  Support Ben Pennings #DadvsAdani - https://www.benpennings.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202355 minutes, 38 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Live in Brisbane with Geraldine Hickey

In this bonus ep for Patreon subscribers, it’s the first half of our sold-out live show in Brisbane, on the first anniversary of the 2022 election and the Greenslide! Tom is joined by Aussie comedy hero Geraldine Hickey to chat election night memories, coming out as Green to her father, and the passing of Barry Humphries and the ugly rise of anti-trans rhetoric in Australia. The second-half with Max Chandler-Mather is coming soon in the main feed, but this hilarious chat with Geraldine is a Patreon exclusive. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Live from Good Chat - https://goodchatcomedy.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/20232 minutes, 56 seconds
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75: The Lucky C**try (ft. Charles Firth)

The hip hop treasurer. Tom is joined by guest host from Wankernomics and The Chaser, Charles Firth, to react to the reaction to the budget. What does Charles think of the Greens? After a decade of the LNP, is mediocre the new good? Did anyone watch Peter Dutton’s budget reply? Then, a year to the day since the election, how has the last year gone and how can we get more Greenslides? Finally, a call to action. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Catch Charles & James live in WANKERNOMICS - https://theshovel.com.au/live-shows/  Check out The Chaser Report (https://play.acast.com/s/the-chaser-report) & The Shot podcast (https://theshot.net.au/media/the-shot-podcast/)  If you’re in SA, next weekend May 27th & 28th is a Weekend of Action on the Housing Crisis  SA Greens members are doorknocking and letterboxing in Norwood, Unley & Dunstan, then going bowling https://contact-sa.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=13375&reset=1  If you’re interested in campaigning for a YES vote on the Voice, there is a website https://yes23.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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74: Left Behind (Budget 2023 ft. Senator Janet Rice)

The peasants have no bread. Tom is joined by guest host, Victorian Senator Janet Rice, to discuss the ‘No One Left Behind’ budget. Will it help with the cost of living? What good is $2.85 per day? Will this cause inflation? Why are there more gains coming from student debt indexation than from gas tax? Is Max-Chandler Mather a sell-out? Is Penny Wong the most politician-y politician in the country? Oh and, did anyone get left behind?  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow the Money podcast breaking down the Budget - https://australiainstitute.org.au/post/bread-and-surpluses-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-budget/  ABC visual explainer of the stage 3 tax cuts - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-28/stage-three-tax-cuts-to-scale/102268304  Australian Unemployed Workers Union - https://unemployedworkersunion.com/  XR Occupy for Climate in Naarm/Melbourne in May - https://ausrebellion.earth/p/occupy-for-climate-melbourne  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Cracking Open The Listener Mailbag

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom, together finally in the same room, answer listener questions. What radicalised them? Why do the media hate the Greens? Can Greens win government? What does Tom think about Triple J? How do we maintain hope as the world gets shittier? What is the cringiest moment in Australian politics? And have you seen any good leftie movies lately? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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73: You’re Not A Secret Tory In Disguise, Are You?

A quick catch up on the government’s week of pre-budget LNP cosplay. Emerald and Tom answer listener questions on topics like dealing with Labor supporters, engaging young people and fave music (4:20). Then we’re playing an extended clip from our recent Patreon episode with Georgia Hinds talking about AI and killer robots (28:34). It’s Emerald’s sister! Finally, a call to action (43:27). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Get involved with an event or doorknock to get some progress on housing - https://greens.org.au/events  Tom on The Bugle talking coronation - https://youtu.be/0Bmk1FLbsr4  The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots - https://www.stopkillerrobots.org/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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72: Rent Freeze Pixie Dust

Omg Tom and Emerald are in the same room, live, in real life! Emerald and Tom catch up on the state of the housing bill and another big Adam Bandt National Press Club speech (4:44). Then they talk about the push to raise the age for both parenting payments and child incarceration (35:02). Finally, a call to action (58:41). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, killer robots (with Emerald’s sister!), a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video of Adam Bandt at Press Club - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Oq0NdKiwo  ABC Infographic on Stage 3 tax cuts - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-28/stage-three-tax-cuts-to-scale/102268304 Contact your local Labor MP or Senator and ask them to support the Greens’ demands for a national rent freeze and plan for renters, $5B direct investment in public and affordable housing per year, doubling rent assistance. Find more info and messaging here - https://greens.org.au/housing or on Max Chandler-Mather’s Twitter @MChandlerMather  Email the Premier and Attorney-General in your State or Territory and tell them to raise the age to at least 14 with no exceptions - https://raisetheage.org.au/take-action/write-to-your-mp  Join a May Day/ Labour Day march near you on Monday - https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/may-day-2023   Have the Friendly Jordies crowd turned? - https://twitter.com/PostingGeneral/status/1651367054199631878?s=20  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Killer Robots (ft. Georgia Hinds - Emerald’s sister!)

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, EMERALD’S BIG SISTER Georgia Hinds, the Legal Adviser for new technologies of warfare at the International Committee of the Red Cross, joins for a full episode to talk killer robots, aka autonomous weapons systems. What place does AI have in the future of warfare? Should an algorithm have the right to take human life? And most crucially, does she have any embarrassing Emerald stories from growing up? Check out the incriminating Emerald kid sovcit poster at our Instagram @seriousdangerau Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/20234 minutes, 45 seconds
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71: Labor vs You Living With Dignity (ft. Dr. Amanda Cohn)

Yes, it’s true, this man has no dick. Emerald and Tom are furious to discover that Labor says it will not raise the raise of support payments in the upcoming budget (6:58). Then they are joined by newly elected NSW Upper House member Dr Amanda Cohn to talk about her arrival in parliament and the state of GPs and medicine in Australia (30:45). Finally, a call to action (1:05:58). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Amanda Cohn - https://greens.org.au/nsw/person/dr-amanda-cohn-2  https://twitter.com/DrAmandaCohn  https://www.facebook.com/amandacohn.greens  https://www.instagram.com/amandacohn.greens/  Raise the rate! https://www.raisetherate.org.au/  https://www.auwu.org.au/  Raise the Rate Rally at Albo’s office in Marrickville Sydney on Friday April 28th - https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-to-raise-the-rate  Check out our Father Bob interview in episode 11 of Serious Danger Jacobin article on how Australia got universal health care - https://jacobin.com/2021/08/australia-universal-health-care-whitlam-administration-medibank-medicare-alp-actu-strike  Come see Serious Danger live in Brisbane on Sat May 21, 2pm at Good Chat Comedy Club. It’s the first anniversary of the Greenslide in Greensland and the beginning of Greens domination!  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-600038540427  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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70: Child Labour & Liberal Childishness

Tasmanian senator tries to kill herself and others with tinfoil scheme. Emerald and Tom catch up on the progress of the Voice and the Liberal’s shit-stirring (7:40). Then they join with the ABC in celebrating the good news about child labour exploitation at a NSW jam factory, and take a look at the history of children working in this country (40:43). Finally, a call to action (1:03:52). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, a debrief of the 2022 federal results, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - ABC News story on the child labour jam - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-08/country-kids-solve-labour-shortage-jugiong-jam-factory/102181710  Complete and share Senator David Shoebridge’s survey about cannabis legalisation - https://senatordavidshoebridge.snapforms.com.au/form/cannabis-consultation-survey  Come see Serious Danger live in Brisbane on Sat May 21, 2pm at Good Chat Comedy Club. It’s the first anniversary of the Greenslide in Greensland and the beginning of Greens domination!  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-600038540427  Egg tips - https://www.tiktok.com/@senatorhelenpolley/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Unlocked: Rusted-On Bingo (ft. Jon Kudelka)

Tom and Emerald play Rusted On Bingo - the game for Labor Hacks who are terminally online - with the game’s creator himself, cartoonist Jon Kudelka. Can we get 4 squares in a row and avert 10 years of climate inaction?! No new episode this Easter weekend but please enjoy one of our favourite Patreon subscriber episodes. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, a 2022 fed election results analysis, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Play along with the Rusted On Bingo Card - https://www.kudelkashop.com/uploads/1/2/6/3/126358960/s154890851459384776_p631_i2_w1786.jpeg?width=1600  Visit Jon’s website - https://www.kudelka.com.au/  Come see Serious Danger live in Brisbane on Sat May 21, 2pm at Good Chat Comedy Club. It’s the first anniversary of the Greenslide in Greensland and the beginning of Greens domination!  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/serious-danger-w-emerald-moon-tom-ballard-live-in-brisbane-tickets-600038540427  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Unpacking the 2022 Federal Election Results

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom go through the 2022 ANU Australian Election Study results looking back over the federal election. What can we learn from the Greenslide? Why do people hate the major parties? Which leaders do they like best? Pull up the stats, we’re going in! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/20232 minutes, 54 seconds
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69(nice): Safeguard & NSW Election - Who Lost? (ft. Nick Feik)

Jono says goodbye to Brisbane City Council in true Jono fashion. Emerald and Tom go through the fairly unremarkable results of the NSW election (6:09), before they are joined by former editor of The Monthly, Nick Feik (25:58) to unpack the Greens-Labor safeguard deal. Is it bad? Yes. Should the Greens have agreed to it? Wellll……. Finally, a call to action (1:07:16). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Nick Feik on Twitter - https://twitter.com/NickFeik  Nick’s article about the safeguard feal for The Monthly - https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2023/march/nick-feik/great-stock-n-coal-swindle  Tom’s Stand Up For Refugees gig @ MICF - https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2023/shows/stand-up-for-refugees-a-benefit-for-the-asrc  Donate to funeral costs for Aubrey Donahue, the 27-year-old Aboriginal man killed by police in Mareeba last week - https://www.gofundme.com/f/aubrey-jo-donahue  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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68: A Safeguard Against Nazis

Did you hear the one about the police officer being charged for stealing cookies from the cookie jar? A new IPCC climate report just came out, so Emerald and Tom unpack all the positive news about how the government is going to follow its directions to the letter (8:15). Gotcha! No they are doing the opposite lol. Next, there are transphobes and Nazis afoot in the country (31:57). Why have these two charming groups joined forces, and how do we get rid of them? Finally, a call to action (1:04:41). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like psychedelic-assisted therapy, whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - IPCC’s AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023 - https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-cycle/  Tom Tanuki’s video “TERFs... Nazis... and how to respond” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b44I1pNxM8  Posie Parker being a clown - https://twitter.com/PRGuy17/status/1638116205918834688?s=20  Jackie Turner’s campaign to establish the Trans Justice Project - https://chuffed.org/campaign/dqpl9ra0xoy3/  Help get Angelica DiCamillo elected in Aston! - https://www.facebook.com/AngelicaDiCamilloGreens  https://greens.org.au/vic/person/angelica-di-camillo  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy!?! (ft. Dr Stephen Bright)

As Bruce Lehrmann would say, “Got any gear?” In this bonus episode for our Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom chat to Dr Stephen Bright from Edith Cowan University about some big news. As of July 1, Aussie psychiatrists will be able to prescribe psilocybin (aka mushrooms) and MDMA for treatment-resistant depression! Why the change now? Will this actually increase access? Is this good science or sucking up to bad donors? And does it work? Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like whether International Women’s Day has just become Mother’s Day, do the Greens have the woke mind virus, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/20232 minutes, 8 seconds
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67: NSW: The Renter’s Election (ft. Izabella Antoniou - Greens for Summer Hill)

We all live in a yellow-bellied submarine-buying hellscape, a yellow-bellied submarine-buying hellscape, a yellow-bellied submarine-buying hellscape. Emerald and Tom are joined by Izabella Antoniou, Greens candidate for Summer Hill, to chat next week’s NSW state election (10:05). They go through the state of the campaign, what the different parties are offering, what it’s like being a candidate, why doorknocking is good, and WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE GREENS ON SATURDAY MARCH 25TH!!! Finally, a call to action (55:13). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Read policy, learn about candidates and volunteer to help Greens in the NSW election - https://greens.org.au/nsw  Volunteer for the Greens in Summer Hill - https://greens.org.au/nsw/volunteer/state/SummerHill  Follow and vote for Izabella Antoniou - https://twitter.com/Izo_ang   https://www.instagram.com/izabella.antoniou/  https://greens.org.au/nsw/person/izabella-antoniou  Please sign petition to save Barak Beacon Housing Estate from demolition - https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/view-sign-e-petitions/details/12/485  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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66: Say The Line, Labor! (ft. Senator Nick McKim)

Gaping holes threaten our national flag! Emerald and Tom go through this week’s Greens negotiations with the government about the safeguard policy and Reconstruction Fund, and ponder if this is an existential threat for the Labor party (8:24). Then Nick McKim, Senator for Tasmania, joins (32:25) to talk interest rates and the Reserve Bank’s follies, before moving on to his offshore detainee evacuation bill and the cowardice shown by government (49:25). Finally, a call to action (1:05:26). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Tom chats to Jacobin - https://jacobin.com/2023/03/millennials-generational-politics-capitalism-inequality-democratic-socialism-australia  Four day work week - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/09/australia-four-day-work-week-labor-greens-senators-support Nick / Greens’ submission to Review of RBA - https://consult.rbareview.gov.au/public-submissions/view/98  Follow Nick on Twitter and see his commentary over the last week -https://twitter.com/NickMcKim  Palm Sunday is happening on Sunday April 2nd - March for Refugees, find your local event here - https://aran.net.au/palm-sunday-2023/  NSW ELECTION IS ON 25 MARCH! Contact your local campaign or branch to sign up as a booth volunteer. Also check out - https://greens.org.au/events Email your Labor MP telling them to support the Greens’ proposals including a rent freeze, minimum housing standards and more investment in social housing. If you’re in Queensland, join the Weekend of Action next weekend (18-19 March)! Max’s office is organising doorknocks in key marginal Labor seats around Brisbane  (Moorooka, Ipswich, Nundah) and has also offered to help branches outside Brisbane organise and resource their own events - https://www.maxchandlermather.com/housing_weekend_of_action  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Is International Women’s Day The New Mother’s Day?

In a bonus episode for our wonderful Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom take a look at International Women’s Day. From its activist roots, has it been ruined by TERFs, pinkwashing and corporate exploitation? Has it gone from an important day of awareness, to cake in the meeting room at 2? Has it become Mother’s Day? And then, they discuss whether quotas are an identity politics distraction or a useful tool to address the issues women face. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like whether the Greens have the woke mind virus, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/7/20231 minute, 23 seconds
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65: Don’t Rain On My Pride Parade

Australia’s first hip hop treasurer has a birthday buddy! Emerald and Tom take a gander at the superannuation changes the government has put forward (7:15). Are they simply an excuse to keep stage 3 tax cuts, and why was The Today Show briefly on the side of good? Then they get into Mardi Gras / World Pride (29:44), and ask whether it is still a meaningful event or just a way to sell toothpaste. And the whole Lidia Thorpe protest. Finally, a call to action (57:04). Correction - Sorry, we got activist and key Stonewall protester Marsha P. Johnson’s surname wrong  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the whether the Greens are too woke, the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Sandy O’Sullivan on the Lidia Thorpe protest - https://indigenousx.com.au/pride-and-protest/  Help the Greens in the NSW State Election! Donate - https://greens.org.au/nsw/donate  Volunteer - https://greens.org.au/nsw/volunteer  Join an event - https://greens.org.au/events  Follow and support Pride in Protest - https://www.facebook.com/PrideInProtest/  CHEEKY COMPETING PODCAST PLUG - Tom released an ep of his podcast with climate expert Polly Hemming from The Australia Institute about just how cooked the Safety Mechanism/carbon offsets are - https://tomballard.com.au/259-polly-hemming/   Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202359 minutes, 18 seconds
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64: NSW Election Preview (ft. Lynda-June Coe)

Why even bother holding the NSW election, the winner of all seats will clearly be the Liberal Democrats. Emerald and Tom start by celebrating some good news - a successful major four-day workweek trial from the UK (7:13)! After a quick recap of the state of play in the upcoming NSW state election (11:22), Emerald welcomes Greens NSW Upper-House candidate Lynda-June Coe to discuss her campaign and why she’ll be a kick-ass activist member. Finally, a call to action (48:21). Tom had big tech issues and originally we were going to put an apology here for his bad sound, but we tried using a spooky new AI tool to improve it and I think it’s fixed it enough that the audience won’t complain? Just as long as no one tells them, shhh! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like are the Greens too woke, 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Liberal Democrats manifesto - https://twitter.com/JohnRuddick2/status/1623799413130010624  Four-day work week trial! - https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/the-worlds-biggest-four-day-workweek-trial-has-ended-and-the-findings-are-overwhelmingly-positive/z4samz5h5  Greens policy platform for NSW election - https://greens.org.au/nsw/policyplatform2023  Lynda-June Coe - https://twitter.com/LyndaJune1  https://greens.org.au/nsw/person/lynda-june-coe-0  Get involved in the NSW state election, even if you’re not in NSW - https://greens.org.au/nsw  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Are The Greens Too Woke?

In a special woke bonus for all our woke Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom unpack a recent Age article about whether the Greens are being overtaken by woke youths. Is that a fair assessment or are there rats in the ranks? What does woke even mean, what are the views of Greens members, and how does it differ across the states? Is there any cure for this woke mind virus!?! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/22/20231 minute, 24 seconds
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63: Perfect vs. Good 2: The Perfectioning

Bill Shorten’s failure kink meets Valentine’s Day. Greens have done another CPRS! 13 more years of inaction! First they did a CPRS by saying science is real (11:51), then they did yet another CPRS by saying housing investment should be spent on housing (34:26). Finally for these LNP-loving, humanity-hating hypocrites, a call to action (56:23). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like the 18-year plan for Greens government, whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Call to action / links - Write to your local MP or senator, especially if they are Labor, and let them know you support the Greens amendments and want negotiation, not attacks War powers reform - https://warpowersreform.org.au/  Rachel withers article ‘A Perfect Storm’ - https://www.themonthly.com.au/the-politics/rachel-withers/2023/02/15/perfect-storm  ABC story on dodgy carbon credit offsets - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-14/carbon-credits-projects-papua-new-guinea-logging-four-corners/101936714  Write to your local MP and ask why Defence Minister Marles has given a new promotion and a million-dollar salary to Kathryn Campbell, the ARCHITECT OF ROBODEBT!?! - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/22/public-servant-grilled-over-robodebt-scheme-appointed-to-aukus-role-worth-900000-a-year  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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62: Lidia Thorpe Quits, Terri Butler Persists

Terri Butler, having defeated Max Chandler-Mather and Jordan Peterson, sets her sights on an easy target: child journalist Leo Puglisi. Lidia Thorpe quit the Greens (11:36)! Emerald and Tom unpack the news, and what it means for First Nations rights, Voice, the Senate, the Blak Greens, and for the Greens going forward. Then they go through some good news that’s worth celebrating (52:04), like a Federal enviro minister’s first coal mine rejection ever, and Alan Tudge, the worst dumbest loser in Australian politics, quitting to spend more time at home being worthless scum. Finally, a call to action (57:02). Everything went wrong recording this week, so please excuse some minor tech issues. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like whether lawns should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Tom’s performing at “LEFTIES UP LATE” - a comedy fundraiser for the Albury Greens on Friday February 17th - https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12927&reset=1  Merri-bek Councillor James Conlan explains quitting in solidarity with Lidia - https://twitter.com/JamesMConlan/status/1622800489753755648  The Guardian’s (slightly dodgy) article on the Blak Greens’ response to Lidia’s departure - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/feb/08/greens-first-nations-conveners-side-with-lidia-thorpe-and-say-they-do-not-support-voice-to-parliament CALL TO ACTION: Join a phonebank to support the Greens NSW election campaign from anywhere in the country -  https://contact-nsw.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12915&reset=1  See other campaign events: https://greens.org.au/events  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202359 minutes, 34 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: The 18 Year Plan For A Greens Government

“The Greens can never form government.” But Max Chandler-Mather has detailed a plan to do it by 2040 - and last year’s election has them two seats ahead of schedule! In this bonus hour-long episode for our Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom unpack the plan, ponder whether it is feasible or just crazy talk, and ask whether Greens even want to be a party of government. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like whether laws should be banned, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/8/20232 minutes, 13 seconds
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61: Meat The Greens

Culture wars that melt in your mouth, not your hand. Emerald and Tom talk animal rights (7:51). What is the Greens view? Can you be progressive and eat meat? Should hunting be outlawed (34:07)? And what’s the deal with the Animal Justice Party (41:37)? Finally, a call to action (53:00) with the Royal Society of Podcasters who Can’t Acronym. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus episode now out - oh no are the greenies trying to take your lawn away too now!? Maybe? Emerald and Tom discuss the anti-lawn movement and how lawns are a colonial-era environmental menace in a warming world. Take back the golf courses!  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - https://www.rspca.org.au/support-us  WIRES Wildlife Rescue - https://www.wires.org.au/  Sea Shepherd - https://www.seashepherd.org.au/get-involved-2023/  Animals Australia - https://animalsaustralia.org/  Good take on chocolate-gate - https://thelatch.com.au/mms-tucker-carlson/  https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/27/style/mms-maya-rudolph-super-bowl.html  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/202355 minutes, 41 seconds
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60: Voice, Treaty, Greens & Lidia Thorpe

Greens hate the flag and Barclay McGain is taking a stand. Emerald and Tom unpack the state of play around the Voice referendum and the intense reactions to Lidia Thorpe’s strident speech (5:37). Is the cause being harmed or are concern trollers concern trolling? Then, what is the deal with Voice and the Greens (38:19)? Finally, a call to action (1:08:37). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus episode now out - oh no are the greenies trying to take your lawn away too now!? Maybe? Emerald and Tom discuss the anti-lawn movement and how lawns are a colonial-era environmental menace in a warming world. Take back the golf courses!  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Check out the Greens’ First Nations Network (aka the Blak Greens) https://firstnations.greens.org.au/  Greens’ First Nations platform https://greens.org.au/platform/first-nations  National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services  https://www.natsils.org.au/  The Uluru Statement From The Heart - https://ulurustatement.org/the-statement/view-the-statement/  Government’s Voice website - https://voice.niaa.gov.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAUSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Turfed Out - Should We Ban Lawns?

In this bonus episode for subscribers, oh no are the greenies trying to take your lawn away too now!? Maybe? Emerald and Tom discuss the anti-lawn movement and how lawns are a colonial-era environmental menace in a warming world. Take back the golf courses!Our show runs on donations, so if you enjoy it each week, please check out our Patreon, for all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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59: Jim Molan : Too Dead To Defame (ft. Boe Spearim)

Emerald’s family VS Tom’s comedy. Emerald and Tom pay respects to a great Australian this week, a true hero of our great land, a titan, a butcher… former major general, former senator and former living human Jim Molan (4:53). Then podcaster and Indigenous activist Boe Spearim joins to chat invasion day, voice and the path forward for Australia (27:54). Finally, a call to action (50:38). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Michael Berkman, Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Boe Spearim on Twitter - https://twitter.com/boeknow  Boe’s podcast, Frontier War Stories - https://boespearim.podbean.com/  Blak Greens say they won’t support Indigenous voice without treaty negotiations -  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/15/blak-greens-say-they-wont-support-indigenous-voice-without-treaty-negotiations    Michael Mansell’s seventh state idea - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-03/an-indigenous-seventh-state-radical-and-constitutional/8585078  Invasion Day rallies - https://thelatch.com.au/invasion-day-survival-day-2023/  https://paytherent.net.au/  Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance - https://www.facebook.com/WARcollective/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/202353 minutes, 32 seconds
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58: The People’s Pineapple Olympics (ft. Amy MacMahon)

A daring escape from the glue factory. Emerald is joined by guest host, the Greens state member for South Brisbane, Amy MacMahon! First the two chat the cost of food crisis (4:24), before getting into the 2032 Brisbane Olympics (28:16) and the problems it is causing her electorate and the people who live there. Finally, a call to action (1:07:44). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus ep - Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Read more about the local Greens’ work on the 2032 Olympics here: https://www.amymacmahon.com/olympics  Write to the State and Federal Government opposing the Gabba Stadium redevelopment, using the form on Max Chandler-Mather’s website: https://www.maxchandlermather.com/gabbastadium  If you’re in South Brisbane, especially East Brisbane, host a ‘Save East Brisbane State School’ yard sign: https://www.amymacmahon.com/save_ebss  Callum Cant “Riding for Deliveroo: Resistance in the New Economy”: https://strategyofrefusal.com/  Horsebreak - https://7news.com.au/sport/horse-racing/watch-horses-sneak-away-from-magic-millions-event-to-run-amok-on-glitter-strip-c-9402794  Follow Amy on Twitter, TikTok and Facebook @amymacsouthbris, or Instagram @amymacsouthbne  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/14/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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Patreon Unlocked: Not So Super (ft. Robert Lechte @djrobstep)

We’ve unlocked one of our favourite Patreon bonus episodes, as Tom gets into superannuation with Robert Lechte ( @djrobstep ), who has written on the topic for Jacobin and likely at some point in your Twitter feed. Is super theft? Does it enshrine generational inequality? And how would you fix it? Is Paul Keating a smart financial genius or a stupid neo-lib dummy? Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus ep! Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Rob on twitter @djrobstep  https://workersagainstsuper.org/   Read Rob’s piece: https://jacobin.com/2020/05/australia-superannuation-system-inequality-labor  https://djrobstep.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/7/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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57: Why Is Crossing The Floor In Parliament So Badass?

Any new year's resolutions? Nurse your hangover while Emerald and Tom discuss some juicy internal Greens party stuff. Firstly, why is the party leader decided by elected MPs instead of members (4:08)? Then conscience votes - are they a good thing and why do the public think crossing the floor is so cool (31:54)? Finally, a call to action (51:43). Happy new year! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus ep just released! Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Jonno’s article on the role of the leader - https://www.jonathansri.com/1member1vote  Dylan Griffiths’ article on why we need democratic election - https://medium.com/@d.jaspergriffiths/its-our-decision-electing-the-parliamentary-leader-d99a7a671785  Greens 4 Democratic Leadership - https://www.facebook.com/Greens4DemocraticLeadership/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/31/202253 minutes, 38 seconds
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56: A Christmas Convoy (The Tale of the ‘Stop Adani’ Convoy)

Emerald and Tom’s weird Christmas stories. Our hosts have been meaning to unpack one of the most contentious protests in recent years - Bob Brown’s Stop Adani convoy before the 2019 election! (3:16) Did it cause Labor to lose the unloseable election? Did it do good in the end after all?  Finally, a call to action (51:33). Merry Christmas! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus ep just released! Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://standing-our-ground.org/  Floodcast Episode 12 - Of Convoys And Coal Mines - https://soundcloud.com/floodmedia/of-convoys-and-coal-mines  https://www.stopadani.com/  Bill Wilkie: The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia's Tropical Rainforests https://www.daintreeblockade.com.au/index.html  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/24/202254 minutes, 33 seconds
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55: ScoMoDebt (ft. Tom Studans aka @MaximumCuddles)

Banks caring about climate change? You’ve got to laugh. Emerald and Tom catch up on a few bits of government news - the electricity relief bill was passed (5:12), Covid restrictions are going away (15:34) and subsidised mental health treatments are being halved (19:54). Then Thomas Studans / @MaximumCuddles joins to catch up on the Robodebt Royal Commission and Scott Morrison’s appearance in the witness booth (29:12). Finally, a call to action (1:02:47). Content warning: we discuss suicide and other mental health stuff in this episode. If this brings anything up for you or you’re struggling, please skip the episode or talk to someone at Lifeline - call 13 11 14 or text 0477 131 144 24/7 New Patreon bonus ep just released! Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Not My Debt - https://www.notmydebt.com.au/  https://twitter.com/maximumcuddles  Support Tom’s reporting - https://www.gofundme.com/f/robodebt-royal-commission-advocatecorrespondent   The Griff on Robodebt - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/05/this-is-what-happened-when-centrelink-called-to-review-my-false-debt-accusation  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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54: Rise of the Victorian Socialists (ft. Daniel Lopez)

Emerald has the spicy cough! While she and Tom lick their wounds they interview Daniel Lopez, Australian editor of Jacobin and executive member of the Victorian Socialists (6:35). They chat about how well VS did at the recent Victorian state election, the rise of the party, their insane amount of door knocking, and how they can work with Greens to achieve things together in the future. It’s a bloody leftie love-in! Finally, a call to action (50:26). New Patreon bonus ep just released! Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! They begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Daniel Lopez on Twitter - @NoLuckLopez https://twitter.com/NoLuckLopez  Daniel's writing at Jacobin - https://jacobin.com/author/daniel-lopez  Violet Coco legal fund https://chuffed.org/project/95028-get-violet-out-of-prison  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/202253 minutes, 49 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Live at Greens National Conference (ft. Michael Berkman MP)

In this bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Emerald and Tom’s first ever live show together, recorded live at Greens National Conference in Brisbane! We begin with a reading of Andrew Bolt’s sane and measured attack on a sacred cow that has had it far too easy for far too long - Finding Nemo. Then Michael Berkman, Greens MP for Maiwar in Brisbane and EMERALD’S BOSS, joins to talk about his recent ethics referral and the scary future of protest in Australia. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Max Chandler-Mather’s free breakfasts, Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/9/20224 minutes, 17 seconds
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53: Federal ICAC Wow, Scotty Censured & Vic Election Recap

You can’t leave Government House until you sing this song my wife wrote. Emerald and Tom chat about the developments in the last sitting week of federal parliament - Morrison censured (11:05), the NACC / federal ICAC (16:56), and the new IR bill passed (26:59). Then a big debrief of last week’s Victorian state election (39:10). Finally, a call to action (1:01:02). Tom’s audio this episode is a bit crap, sorry. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode - Tom and Emerald chat about Max Chandler-Mather’s free breakfast passion project, how it makes kids happier and better students, and why means testing ruins everything. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. Call to action - HerHagueStory is a movement dedicated to fighting for mothers and children who suffer abuse through The Hague Convention. Learn more and help - https://www.herhaguestory.com/  Vic Greens post-election survey - https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7131526/Victorian-Greens-Supporter-Survey-2022)  Come see us LIVE at Greens National Conference in Meanjin/Brisbane on Sunday December 3rd! https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12534&reset=1  Tom’s book is out - https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/p/tom-ballard-i-millennial  Come to the book launch in Brisbane Tues Dec 6th with Emerald! https://avidreader.com.au/pages/6704-TomBallard-IMillennial  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/3/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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BONUS: A Greens-Based Extract from “I, Millennial”

**HOT SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT** Tom’s book “I, Millennial: One Snowflake’s Screed Against Boomers, Billionaires & Everything Else” (which Emerald begrudgingly thinks is good) is out tomorrow!  To celebrate, here’s a short taste of it from the climate chapter, summarising what happened with the Greens and the CPRS and 2009 and all that. You can pre-order the book/audiobook here: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/p/tom-ballard-i-millennial  Come to the book launches in Melbourne (Wed Nov 30th with Osman Faruqi), Sydney (Fri Dec 2nd with Jan Fran) or Brisbane (Tues Dec 6th with Emerald!) https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/p/tom-ballard-i-millennialSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/28/202216 minutes, 36 seconds
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52: Old Enough to Drive (Electric Cars) But Not to Vote

Congratulations Victorian Greens for winning every seat in the state election! Emerald and birthday boy Tom debate whether we should change the voting age to 16 after the recent NZ court ruling (5:43). Emerald is contrarian! Then they talk about electric cars and some new amendments to make them cheaper (35:46), but is the real solution actually cars bad? Finally, a call to action (1:01:27). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - Tom and Emerald chat about Max Chandler-Mather’s free breakfast passion project, how it makes kids happier and better students, and why means testing ruins everything. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. Links - Come see us LIVE at Greens National Conference in Meanjin/Brisbane on Sunday December 3rd! https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12534&reset=1  Buy some Greens gin while you’re there! https://greens.org.au/greenslander-gin  Drink while listening to Tom guesting on the Trashfuture podcast - https://trashfuturepodcast.podbean.com/e/second-life-finds-a-way-tf-live-in-melbourne-feat-tom-ballard/  Then buy Tom’s book which is out this week -https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/p/tom-ballard-i-millennial  And come to the book launches in Melbourne (Wed Nov 30th with Osman Faruqi), Sydney (Fri Dec 2nd with Jan Fran) or Brisbane (Tues Dec 6th with Emerald!) https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/p/tom-ballard-i-millennial  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Patreon Bonus: No Such Thing As A Free Brekkie

In this bonus Patreon episode, Emerald and Tom look at Max Chandler-Mather’s free breakfast program and some of the reactions. Is it good or is it virtue signalling? Are the Greens trying to be Black Panthers? What does this have to do with defunding the police? Full episode available at - https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Greens memes, bad takes, Joe Hildebrand’s small brain, CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/20221 minute, 29 seconds
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51: All Cops Are Halfwits (ft. Councillor Jonno Sriranganathan)

Free tampons for women, but what do blokes get!?! Emerald and Tom are joined by the Greens councillor for the Gabba Ward of the Brisbane City Council, Jonno Sriranganathan. They discuss the recent leaks of Queensland Police being racist nazi scum (8:44) and Jonno’s mention in the leaked recordings. Then they move on to the upcoming Victorian state election (41:52) - the Greens exciting polling, nasty attacks from Labor, and how to grow thick skin as the party expands. Finally, a call to action (53:31).  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - Tom and Emerald review Greens memes and some shit takes in the media. Is Joe Hildebrand getting dumber!? https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. Call to action - It’s Victorian election week! Volunteer if you can https://victoria.greens.org.au/volunteer  VOTE BELOW THE LINE PLEASE (Glenn Druery story - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/17/glenn-druery-preference-whisperer-leaked-video-cfmeu-labor-greens-victoria-state-election-2022)  https://www.jonathansri.com/  https://twitter.com/jonathan_sri  https://www.facebook.com/jonno.sri  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202257 minutes, 38 seconds
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50: One Bad Apple… (ft. Josh Cullinan from RAFFWU)

Sydney Uni’s woke anti-Freya agenda must be stopped! Emerald and Tom are joined by Josh Cullinan from the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union to discuss the new Industrial Relations bill before parliament (11:00). Is it bad and should the Greens support it? Then they move on to the recent Apple negotiations (39:03), including Australia’s first ever national retail strike. Finally, a call to action (53:43). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - Tom and Emerald review Greens memes and some shit takes in the media. Is Joe Hildebrand getting dumber!? https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. Links - https://twitter.com/raffwu  https://twitter.com/joshcullinan  Explainer on the IR Bill https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/why-are-the-proposed-industrial-relations-laws-controversial-20221101-p5bup2.html  RAFFWU IR Bill response: https://raffwu.org.au/new-ir-laws-deliberately-attack-the-lowest-paid/  History of the Apple union movement - https://youtu.be/c9PjqmIG5ik  Join RAFFWU: https://raffwu.org.au/  Donate to the RAFFWU Welfare Support Fund for Apple Workers: https://chuffed.org/project/raffwu-at-apple  VICTORIA: Vic Greens campaign launch on 16 November http://contact-vic.greens.org.au/civicrm/mailing/url?u=501060&qid=206087678  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202257 minutes
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Patreon Bonus: Green Meme Review & Shit Takes

In this bonus Patreon episode as requested by our wonderful subscribers, Emerald and Tom do a meme review of some of the best and worst Greens memes and memers. Then it’s time for a bad takes review, featuring Taylor Swift, Airpods, kids these days, and a special bad take from bird-brained provocateur Joe Hildebrand on Lidia Thorpe. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/20224 minutes, 17 seconds
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49: Gambling Responsibly & US Midterms (ft. Dave Anthony)

Imagine paying for the shame of having a Twitter blue check. Emerald and Tom discuss the government’s meagre new gambling policies and the scourge of gambling in Australia (9:03). You can’t spell Ladbrokes without broke lads. Then noted American historian Dave Anthony joins to preview the upcoming US midterm election (29:26). Sounds like everything’s going well over there. Finally, a call to action (1:07:00). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - get Tom and Emerald’s takes on Australia moving the Israel embassy out of Jerusalem. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://twitter.com/DaveAnthony  https://twitter.com/thedollop  Dave and Gareth’s new podcast The Past Times is out now in The Dollop feed Vote for us in the Listener’s Choice category in The Australian Podcasting Awards https://australianpodcastawards.com/vote  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Meet the Candidate - Gabrielle de Vietri, Vic Greens for Richmond

Only a few week’s until November 26 - Tom’s birthday, I mean the Victorian state election! One of the hottest-tipped Greens candidates is Gabrielle de Vietri, who joins to chat about her campaign to win Richmond. Topics discussed include party drama and hit pieces, majority Greens governments, four day week and artist living wage policies, doorknocking, and even some recent comments by our favourite losers Trevor Evans and Terri Butler.   Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  @GabrielledeVie  https://twitter.com/gabrielledevie  Read the Guardian piece on the Greens-majority Yarra City Council  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/17/the-greens-and-the-challenge-of-governing-a-melbourne-council “Greens eye MAX-imum Success in Vic Election”  https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/greens-eye-maximum-success-reinforcements-called-south-for-victorian-election-20221021-p5brsv.html  Check out & support Gabrielle’s campaign: https://gabforrichmond.com.au/  New Patreon episode just released - get Tom and Emerald’s takes on Australia moving the Israel embassy out of Jerusalem. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/202249 minutes, 57 seconds
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48: We Are All Budget Losers

Spooky costume ideas. Then because you were good and kicked out the LNP, we get a second federal budget as a treat! Emerald and Tom break down the new government’s first budget (7:04), and then look at how it doesn’t do very much to help housing (14:19), electricity (31:33), education (31:33) or welfare (52:51). Finally, a call to action (1:02:18). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - get Tom and Emerald’s takes on Australia moving the Israel embassy out of Jerusalem. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - PRE-ORDER TOM’S BOOK lol  https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/I-Millennial/Tom-Ballard/9781761100635 JUSTICE FOR CASSIUS TURVEY Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceforcassius  Attend a vigil: https://zeefeed.com.au/cassius-turvey-vigil-support/  Extinction Rebellion South Australia, sign up to get involved here: https://cloud.ausrebellion.earth/index.php/apps/forms/xMmkqoQn4sG8Lq9b Donate to support arrested protesters here: https://chuffed.org/project/endfossilfuelsnow  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/29/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Australia Drops West Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Emerald and Tom share precocious childhood stories. Then they get into a chat they ran out of time for in the main feed thanks to the Lidia Thorpe bombshell: Australia last week ceased recognising West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Tom takes Emerald through the backstory, the government's election promises and actions, and what's next for the region. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Cam Wilson, Wil Anderson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/20226 minutes, 22 seconds
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47: Lidia Thorpe & BoM-shells

Predictions of stormy weather at The Bureau. Emerald and Tom then devote the whole episode to the biggest story in the country (for about 3-6 hours till Liz Truss resigned) - the revelation that Senator Lidia Thorpe had an undisclosed relationship with a former bikie boss (8:21). How bad is it? Is it a stitch-up or are us Greenies all big hypocrites? What next? Finally, a call to action (47:48). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode coming this week - get Tom and Emerald’s takes on Australia moving the Israel embassy out of Jerusalem. Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Cam Wilson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like CPAC, Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - ‘Staunch or stubborn? Lidia Thorpe on the voice, the treaty and real power,’ The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/15/staunch-or-stubborn-lidia-thorpe-on-the-voice-the-treaty-and-real-power  Support Tom doing KMs for Compassion or do it yourself too - https://kmsofcompassion.asrc.org.au/page/TomBallard  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202252 minutes, 6 seconds
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46: A Big Chat with Senator Larissa Waters

The AFR list of the top 10 most influential Australians - did you make the cut? Emerald and Tom are joined for a big chat with their big crush, Senator for Greensland, Larissa Waters! (15:40) They chat about the recent election wins and thoughts on the new government, the recent threats to abortion rights (30:22), and how we can fix the state of our democracy (42:32). Finally, a call to action (1:01:27). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon episode just released - CPAC aka Conservative Coachella debrief with Cam Wilson! Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - All of Larissa’s links and updates at - https://larissa-waters.greensmps.org.au/  DemocracyForSale.net AFR Top Ten Influential List - https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/australia-s-10-most-powerful-people-in-2022-20220915-p5bih2  Mark Latham Antony Green tweet - https://twitter.com/AntonyGreenElec/status/1580081345073553408?s=20&t=wYRJnRKHR69owEDeBtun1Q  CALL TO ACTION:  The Victorian State Election is only 5 weeks away! If you haven’t as yet, check out how you can get involved with door-knocking/placard hosting/helping out on the booths  https://victoria.greens.org.au/events  Solidarity with Women Protesting in Iran right now! Donate to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (https://iranhumanrights.org/) The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (https://www.iranrights.org/donate)  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Conservative Coachella (ft. Cam Wilson)

We check in on all the action and politics from Australia’s CPAC (the Conservative Political Action Conference) 2022 with Crikey Associate Editor Cam Wilson, who fully went there and looked at all these freaks up close.  What is CPAC for? What were the big themes? What do these weirdos believe? Where did Cam go to the toilet? What funny jokes were told about Greens voters dying?  All these questions and more answered in this ep. CPAC RECAP!   Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Cam on Twitter @cameronwilson Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/20224 minutes, 3 seconds
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45: Do A Backflip!

The only good backflip in politics. Emerald and Tom wonder if the government is setting up to do a backflip on the stage 3 tax cuts (5:23), which leads to the question - how should we best respond when the government does the right thing (26:51)? Finally, a call to action (1:04:59). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. New ep with Cam Wilson giving a CPAC RECAP coming this week. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - ‘Labor’s plan to save threatened species is an improvement – but it’s still well short of what we need’ The Conversation (featuring weird sawfish monster) https://theconversation.com/labors-plan-to-save-threatened-species-is-an-improvement-but-its-still-well-short-of-what-we-need-191845  Watch @GideonCordover do a backflip!  https://twitter.com/GideonCordover/status/1576141320556453889  Monday October 17th is the International Day to Eradicate Poverty Meeting in Elder Park at 12:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/protest-break-the-poverty-machine-international-day-to-eradicate-poverty-registration-424847399007  Join the AUWU https://unemployedworkersunion.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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44: Yes We Cannabis

Bob “Robin Hood” Katter is stealing from the policy-rich (Greens) to give to the policy-poor. 420 blaze it! Tom and straight-edge Emerald look at the new Greens moves to legalise marijuana in Australia (9:31), and what is standing in the way? Then two stories of messy drama this week (37:00) - Mehreen Faruqi pushing back against racist attacks from Pauline Hanson, and Lidia Thorpe accused of abusive outbursts. Finally, a call to action (1:11:57). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Call to action - Tasmania is going to the polls in local elections over the next few weeks! Check out the Greens candidates and events here:  https://greens.org.au/tas/council-candidates https://greens.org.au/events/tas Greens legalise it campaign: https://greens.org.au/campaigns/legalise-it  Qld: Contact the Premier and ask her to protect the Lake Eyre Basin rivers and Channel Country floodplains by banning unconventional gas in the area: https://www.westernriversalliance.org.au/channel_country_risk  Make a submission on the Royal Commission into Robodebt:  https://robodebt.royalcommission.gov.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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Patreon UNLOCKED: Wil Anderson’s not-so-secret politics

The Queen never took a day off in her life! (From her gruelling work of attending a succession of parties thrown in her honour.) So we’ve taken the week off - it’s what she would have wanted. Instead, we’ve unlocked one of our favourite Patreon bonus episodes. Emerald and Tom speak for the whole hour with comedian and host of The Glass House, Gruen, Question Everything and Wilosophy - Wil Anderson.  Wil talks about his political philosophy, explains the idea behind the Gruen Transfer as a “hiding in plain sight” critique of capitalism, and has a good-spirited stoush with Emerald about deliberate informal voting.  Subscribe on Patreon to support the show and check out all our bonus Patreon eps with guests like Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka, and deep dives into topics like Aussie political sketch comedy, internal Greens party shenanigans, and whether a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Visit Wil’s website: https://wilanderson.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/20221 hour
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43: Monarchy Shame, Sex Worker Pride (ft. Lulu from Respect Inc.)

McFlags at half mast. Emerald and Tom round up all the good-nice-dead-Queen / bad-angry-pen-King news over the last week (4:39). Then Lulu from Respect Inc joins (37:01) to talk about Sex Worker Pride, and the sometimes bizarre challenges facing the industry and its workers. Finally, a call to action (58:56). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus episode up, Tom gets into superannuation with Robert Lechte. Was Paul Keating actually bad? Subscribe to support the show and check out all our Patreon eps with guests like Wil Anderson, Tom Tanuki and Jon Kudelka. Links - Osman Faruqi’s piece on young people and the Australian Republican movement https://www.theage.com.au/national/the-90s-are-over-the-republican-movement-needs-a-rebrand-and-new-faces-20220914-p5bhxp.html  Call to action - Follow & support sex worker organisations across the country -  NSW: Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP): https://swop.org.au/get-involved  Vic: Vixen Collective: https://vixen.org.au/  Qld: Respect Inc: https://respectqld.org.au/donations/  SA: Sex Industry Network (SIN): https://sin.org.au/  ACT: SWOP program run by Meridian: https://www.meridianact.org.au/sex_worker_support_and_advocacy  NT: SWOP program run by NTAHC: https://www.ntahc.org.au/swopnt  WA: Sex Work Education Advocacy and Rights (SWEAR: https://www.sexworkerrightswa.org/; Magenta sex worker support: https://magenta.org.au/  National: Scarlet Alliance - https://www.scarletalliance.org.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Not So Super (ft. Robert Lechte @djrobstep)

In this 82-minute* bonus episode for Patreon subscribers, Tom gets into superannuation with Robert Lechte ( @djrobstep ), who has written on the topic for Jacobin, and likely at some point in your Twitter feed. Is super theft? Does it enshrine generational inequality? And how would you fix it? Is Paul Keating a smart financial genius or a stupid neo-lib dummy? * Tom has a chapter on super in his book and has many things to ask and say! Subscribe to the Patreon for all our bonus episodes including full interviews with Wil Anderson, Jon Kudelka, and a book review of a cooked novel about how a Greens government would lead to the apocalypse. But most importantly to support the show - our Patreon subscribers literally allow the show to continue.  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/20226 minutes, 8 seconds
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42: The Queen Is Dead & Labor’s Gammin

Some old lady died. Emerald and Tom watched Lidia Thorpe’s “Labor Is Gammin” speech (14:03) and use it to launch into a recap some of the government’s recent crappy moves - the fake welfare increase, stage 3 tax cuts, new coal and gas, making jokes about public housing while living in a mansion, and finally refusing to renationalise Qantas. Phew. Then it’s Australian politics’ night of nights as the Midwinter Ball is bizarre and awful (58:15), but did the Greens’ protest hit the mark? Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus episode with Tom Tanuki is out, pulling apart Sammy J’s recent Greens “comedy” sketch and the state of comedy taking the piss out of lefties. Why does it suck so much? Was Sammy J specifically making fun of Emerald? Can Tom (Ballard) navigate this convo without insulting his comedy mates? Check it out on the Patreon, along with the exclusive full episodes with Wil Anderson and more. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://atui.org.au/2021/09/how-unions-won-the-weekend/  https://reneweconomy.com.au/greens-climate-trigger-bill-faces-tough-crowd-in-parliament-but-gets-billionaire-backing/  https://www.ussc.edu.au/analysis/support-for-and-attitudes-towards-socialism-in-australia-and-the-united-states  Call to action - Join a Move Beyond Coal launch party in your city or online - https://www.stopadani.com/movebeyondcoallaunch  Support Pakistan Floods Emergency Appeal -   https://alkhidmat.org/ CARE’s Pakistan Flood Emergency Fund - https://my.care.org/site/Donation2?df_id=33607  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/10/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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41: Unjust Transitions (ft. Vic Greens Leader Samantha Ratnam)

Red flags about the lack of Greens flags. Emerald and Tom discuss the Greens’ proposed National Energy Transition Authority (7:15) and what we can learn from failed transitions in America. Then Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam joins us  (34:44) to chat about the upcoming state election and the murk that is Victorian politics. Finally, a call to action (1:09:10). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  New Patreon bonus episode with Tom Tanuki is out, pulling apart Sammy J’s recent Greens “comedy” sketch and the state of comedy taking the piss out of lefties. Why does it suck so much? Was Sammy J specifically making fun of Emerald? Can Tom (Ballard) navigate this convo without insulting his comedy mates? Check it out on the Patreon, along with the exclusive full episodes with Wil Anderson and more. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Samantha Ratnam @SamanthaRatnam https://greens.org.au/vic/person/samantha-ratnam  Links - Greens announcement on a National Energy Transition Authority Bill: https://greensmps.org.au/articles/greens-move-energy-transition-authority-parliament  Sam Adler Bell - Life After Coal in the New Internationalist (2019): https://newint.org/features/2019/04/09/life-after-coal  Tarence Ray - “A Way Out” article on just transition (2018): https://popula.com/2018/11/18/a-way-out/  CALL TO ACTION  Donate or post about #DadVsAdani to support climate activist Ben Pennings’ legal defence against Adani: https://chuffed.org/campaign/dadvsadani  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Patreon Teaser - Tom Tanuki on why Aussie political satire sucks

In a new Patreon exclusive episode for subscribers, Tom Tanuki joins us to pull apart Sammy J’s recent Greens “comedy” sketch and discuss the state of Aussie comedy that takes the piss out of lefties. Why does it suck so much? Was Sammy J specifically making fun of Emerald? Is Tonightly bad? Can Tom (Ballard) navigate this convo without insulting his comedy mates?  Full episode along with all our bonus episodes (including the full Wil Anderson ep) available on Patreon at - https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU Seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/20224 minutes, 32 seconds
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40: The Rent Is Too Damn Cooked (ft. Tom Tanuki)

Robo-justice! Emerald and Tom talk about the state of renting, and the new Greens’ proposal for a rent freeze to make it less totally cooked (4:47). And speaking of being cooked, our cooker correspondent Tom Tanuki returns (36:39) to update us on a SovCit child abduction, the freedumb folks, and Avi Yemini’s visa troubles. Finally, a call to action (1:14:20). Bonus Patreon full episode with Tom Tanuki coming this week, pulling apart Sammy J’s recent Greens “comedy” sketch and the state of comedy taking the piss out of lefties. Why does it suck so much? Was Sammy J specifically making fun of Emerald? Can Tom (Ballard) navigate this convo without insulting his comedy mates? Out this week on the Patreon, along with the exclusive full episodes with Wil Anderson and more. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Read about the Greens’ plan for a national rent freeze https://www.maxchandlermather.com/rent_freeze  Follow Tom Tanuki on Twitter @tom_tanuki https://youtube.com/c/TomTanuki  https://tomtanuki.net/  CALL TO ACTION:  Tom’s hosting a trivia night fundraiser for Ellen Sandell’s state campaign this Thursday night https://victoria.greens.org.au/smec_soc_20220901  Join and share the Greens campaign to protect the coast from Labor’s deep sea drilling:   https://greens.org.au/campaigns/no-new-oil-gas-exploration  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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39: Labor vs Labour (ft. Dr. Elizabeth Humphrys)

Scotty From Multitasking has so many jobs! Emerald and Tom are joined by Elizabeth Humphrys (12:02), author of How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, The Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project. What is neoliberalism and when did it take over Australia? Is Paul Keating actually bad? Will the upcoming Jobs & Skills Summit be the Accord 2.0? Finally, a call to action (1:00:59). Subscribe to our Patreon to keep the show alive and hear bonus episodes like our full hour-long interview with Wil Anderson -  https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @anintegralstate All her links - https://linktr.ee/anintegralstate   Toohottowork.org   Order Elizabeth’s book here - https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1360-how-labour-built-neoliberalism ‘The Hawke-Keating agenda was Laborism, not neoliberalism, and is still a guiding light’ by Wayne Swan - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/14/the-hawke-keating-agenda-was-laborism-not-neoliberalism-and-is-still-a-guiding-light  Tom talking to Wayne Swan about neoliberalism on his other podcast (and it makes Wayne tetchy) - https://likeimasixyearold.libsyn.com/206-wayne-swan  CALL TO ACTION - Check for Greens events in your area - https://greens.org.au/events  If you’re outside the ACT, email your state MP and ask them to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 years old - https://www.changetherecord.org.au/RTA_EmailMP Don’t NAB our future campaign - https://chuffed.org/project/ss4c-dontnabourfuture  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Patreon Teaser: Register of Interests

The Members of the 47th Parliament have begun disclosing their interests, and they’re… interesting. In this bonus Patreon ep Emerald takes Tom through the few things no politician can apparently live without, who’s a landlord and who has crypto, before our hosts disclose their own interests. https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Subscribe to our Patreon to help keep the show alive and listen to bonus episodes featuring Wil Anderson, insider party politics, a review of a book about a Greens-government destroying the world, and more! Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/20221 minute, 18 seconds
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38: The People vs Terri Butler

Adam Bandt’s fake drug tweet is based. Emerald and Tom react to Terri Butler’s accusations that the Greens are populist (7:41) and delve into a chat about what populism means, whether it is a good or bad thing, and whether the Greens are doing it.  Finally, a call to action (45:59). New Patreon bonus episode out! Emerald and Tom go through MPs’ register of interests and all the cooked stuff they’ve claimed so far this term. Subscribe to Patreon for access, and don’t miss last week’s full hour-long interview with Wil Anderson -  https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - “Greens turned to populism to win my seat: Terri Butler” Latika Bourke, Sydney Morning Herald ​​https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/greens-turned-to-populism-to-win-my-seat-says-terri-butler-20220802-p5b6q0.html  “We need to reclaim populism from the right. It has a long, proud leftwing history” Thomas Frank, The Guardian  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/12/we-need-to-reclaim-populism-from-the-right-it-has-a-long-proud-leftwing-history  Read Tom’s interview with Max in Jacobin https://jacobin.com/2020/10/australia-greens-left-wing-vote-conservative-queensland  CALL TO ACTION  Refugee Action Collective’s Melbourne Let Them Stay rally Wednesday 24 August at 4:30pm  Join Emerald at the Qld Greens’ snap rally calling on Qld Parliament to RAISE THE AGE this Tuesday (8am 16 August) https://www.michaelberkman.com.au/raisetheage_rally  XR WA Perth Stops for Climate critical mass rally - https://actionnetwork.org/forms/perth-stops-for-climate/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202249 minutes, 56 seconds
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37: State of Undress (ft. Wil Anderson)

Tom’s back! And he’s VERY TALL? Our hosts discuss their alarming size discrepancy, Max Chandler-Mather’s dress code faux pas (4:06) and Lidia Thorpe dissing the Queen (13:37), then get into a juicy chat about the big on the Government’s climate bill and whether it represents a win or a cowardly failure for the Greens (16:15).   Plus a bonus excerpt from our chat with comedian and ABC host Wil Anderson (44:43) about his political philosophy, advertising, capitalism, and informal voting. Subscribe on Patreon to access the full 57-minute interview with Wil, and help pay our producer Mike: https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  CALLS TO ACTION - Tom’s fundraiser COMEDY IN THE WEST is on Saturday August 13th: https://victoria.greens.org.au/mari_soc_20220713   Support the Tomorrow Movement: http://tomorrowmovement.com/  Visit Wil’s website: https://wilanderson.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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36: Parliament Sits & Footy Gets Queered (ft. Jim Malo)

What would you say during your first speech to the nation? Emerald’s guest co-host this week is Jim Malo, Deputy Editor at Pedestrian and “prolific poster.” They talk about some great speeches from the new Greens MPs and get into the bizarre pomp and circumstance of parliament (2:29), before making predictions for how this new one will go (26:47). Next, they delve into the Manly pride jersey controversy muck (38:38) before finally, a call to action (57:54). New Patreon bonus ep now out! Play Rusted-On Bingo with its creator, cartoonist Jon Kudelka! Sign up for it and more exclusive episodes at - https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support the Greens: watch and share our new MPs’ first speeches next week (Penny: Monday, Max & David: Tuesday, Barbara: Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/AustralianGreens/events)  Read Pedestrian (especially the political stuff): https://www.pedestrian.tv/ Follow Jim @thejimmalo on Twitter “Don’t blame Pacific Island cultures for queer fear. Blame colonisation” - Jioji Ravulo in the Sydney Morning Herald  https://www.smh.com.au/sport/don-t-blame-pacific-island-cultures-for-queer-fear-blame-colonisation-20220727-p5b50c.html  The “Susanne Lister” essay Emerald mentioned is actually Susanne Luhmann’s chapter “Constructing Gender, Regulating Sexuality” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality (2017) - from pages 139-142. It’s here if any nerds want to read it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RJUlNObQqzOAk6H1QtDCzsTL4m-Pu08o/view?usp=sharing  Support LGBTQ+ people: Donate to Black Rainbow, Australia's leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people: https://giveeasy.org/charity/appeal/black-rainbow/default  Donate to Switchboard, which provides peer-driven support services for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, allies and communities: https://www.givenow.com.au/switchedonforswitchboard  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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35: TikTokcracy or Murdocracy? (ft. Cam Wilson)

Julie Bishop (“J.Bish”) is putting the gas in gaslighting. Emerald is joined by guest host Cam Wilson, associate editor for Crikey. They start by talking TikTok, digital surveillance and the ethics of big tech (8:11). Then the big question - why is the Australian media so cooked? (28:24) Finally, a call to action (1:01:17). New Patreon bonus ep now out! Play Rusted-On Bingo with its creator, cartoonist Jon Kudelka! Sign up for it and more exclusive episodes at - https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - @cameronwilson on Twitter http://wilson.cam/  https://www.crikey.com.au/author/cwilsoncrikey-com-au/  Donate to Digital Rights Watch to support research, advocacy and campaigns on privacy and digital rights: https://donate.digitalrightswatch.org.au/ Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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Patreon Bonus Teaser: Rusted-On Bingo (ft. Jon Kudelka)

In this special Patreon subscriber-only episode Tom and Emerald play Rusted On Bingo - the game for Labor Hacks who are terminally online - with the game’s creator himself, cartoonist Jon Kudelka.  Can we get 4 squares in a row and avert 10 years of climate inaction?! Subscribe on Patreon to access the full hour-long episode and help pay our producer Mike: https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Play along with the Rusted On Bingo Card: https://www.kudelkashop.com/uploads/1/2/6/3/126358960/s154890851459384776_p631_i2_w1786.jpeg?width=1600  Visit Jon’s website: https://www.kudelka.com.au/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/22/20221 minute, 7 seconds
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34: The Real Virus Is Austerity

Queenslander, QUEENSLANDER! Emerald and Tom learn that COVID isn’t actually over yet, even if government support payments soon will be (5:58). Then, the LNP don’t even know who they are any more since Australia broke up with them (33:53). But they sound an awful lot like the ALP? Finally, a call to action (56:47). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Tom’s “Comedy In The West” Greens fundraiser - https://victoria.greens.org.au/mari_soc_20220713    INTERNAL DEMOCRACY & PARTY EVENTS Check your inbox for voting ballots on internal elections in Vic Greens & NSW Greens - Vic state election November 2022, NSW state election March 2023   Online organising skills training workshop run by Tas Greens:   https://contact-tas.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12279&reset=1  NSW forum on reviving democracy through local politics with Sylvie and Jonno https://contact-nsw.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=12271&reset=1  Forum on decentralising power in the Qld Greens with Clare Scrine, Gemmia Burden & Jonno Sri  10am-21pm Sunday 31 July - email Gemmia via [email protected] for more details and the Zoom link ONLINE ACTIONS Email your MP about plans to transfer 20 children to a maximum security prison in WA using this form: https://socialreinvestmentwa.good.do/banksiahillaction/Banksia-hill-action/ Sign the Greenpeace petition against Woodside's North West Shelf extension:  https://acthubspot.greenpeace.org.au/nws-extension?utm_medium=social&utm_term=social+share&utm_source=twitter  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202259 minutes, 53 seconds
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33: No Floor, No Ceiling, No Religion

Emerald’s back! And she’s brought a reading list! It’s 2009 all over again as the difficult Greens are facing criticism for threatening not to wave in Labor’s dogshit climate policy (7:14). Are targets important or a distraction? Then it’s quizmaster Emerald’s favourite time of the half-decade as census results are out. Can you beat Tom’s knowledge of weird census data? (39:57) Why does religion still hold such control over Australia, despite its drastic decline? Finally, a call to action (1:12:13). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Download the census data: https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/snapshot-australia/latest-release  ABC article showing decline of Christianity alongside rise of ‘no religion’: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-28/census-2021-data-shows-a-changed-australia/101177152  Emerald’s holiday reading list: Straight Edge: clean living youth, hardcore punk and social change - Ross Haenfler How to Vote Progressive in Australia - ed.  Dennis Altman Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power - Amy Sonnie and James Tracy A Threat of the First Magnitude - Aaron J Leonard Women and the Subversion of the Community - Mariarosa Dalla Costa & Selma James Chavs - Owen Jones  Call to action - Magabala Books (Indigenous publisher): https://www.magabala.com/  COMEDY OUT WEST - Tom’s fundraiser comedy gig for the Greens campaign for Western Metro, happening on Saturday August 13th victoria.greens.org.au/mari_soc_20220713  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.com Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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32: Blockade Australia Is Good, Actually (ft. Stephen Bates)

Trudeau forgot “Tony” Albanese’s name. New member for the seat of Brisbane, Stephen Bates joins Tom as co-host. Stephen fills us in on his month as a member-elect (2:48) and this week’s “Parliament School” in Canberra (9:15), before giving his take on the government’s crossbench staffer cuts (12:52). Then they discuss the recent Blockade Australia actions in Sydney and if protest is the only way to create change with the climate clock ticking (23:50). Finally, a call to action (1:08:27). P.S. In honour of the Grindr ads - “member-erect” Stephen lol Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU Links - Serious Danger Ep 24 discussing the state of abortion rights in Australia: https://youtu.be/VCvKN0YaYWk  Serious Danger Ep 2 discussion and interview with Blockade Australia: https://youtu.be/6oYhCEMpBqY  Support Blockade Australia: https://www.blockadeaustralia.com/  @BlockadeAus @CounterActOz  Get involved with Stephen’s new office and hassle him till he fixes this broken country: https://greens.org.au/qld/person/stephen-bates Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU seriousdangerpod.com Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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31: Flag Hags & Inflation Floozies (ft. Alison Pennington)

Tom, Alison and Emerald run their flag takes up the flag pole. This week Tom is joined by co-host Alison Pennington, Senior Economist at the Centre for Future Work. Alison gives her read on the Greens (13:55), before they delve into the economy (22:35) - inflation, recession, wages, interest rates, and just how screwed are we? Finally, a call to action (1:15:42). Links - Follow Alison Pennington on @ak_pennington  Check out the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work here:  https://australiainstitute.org.au/about/branch/centre-for-future-work/  Jim Stanford’s Debunking video on the current inflation crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DgwM7nruQg  Benjamin Clark’s piece on reforming the RBA: https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/06/20/sally-mcmanus-reserve-bank-board/   Join your union: australianunions.org.au/join  (Remember that not all unions are affiliated with the ACTU; if you work in retail, join the RAFFWU: https://raffwu.org.au/ ) Check out Tom’s stand up special for the BBC, “Solastalgia” here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018nhw Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 30 seconds
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30: Live at Greens National Conference (ft. Jonathan Sri & Elizabeth Thompson)

It’s our first ever live episode, recorded at Greens National Conference 2022! Drunk on power after the Greenslide, Tom gives a rousing call to arms (2:40). He’s then joined by former Young Greens co-convenor Elizabeth Thompson (14:02) who age-shames Tom then talks about the young energy in the party and the trans culture wars of the recent election. Finally the member for The Gabba in Brisbane Jonathan Sri joins to chat direct action, getting arrested and the future of the movement (33:18). New bonus episode with Emerald now up for Patreon subscribers! It’s a raucous chat about the behind-the-scenes workings of the Greens party. We need your help to make the show sustainable, please join at https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Future Greens events in your area - https://greens.org.au/events  Elizabeth Thompson on Twitter - @thomsonwithap98 Jonathan Sri - https://www.jonathansri.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jonno.sri  Twitter - @jonathan_sri  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/20221 hour, 11 seconds
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Patreon Bonus Teaser: A Spicy Chat About Ideology & Factions

This bonus episode for Patreon subscribers sees Emerald and Tom (and Tom’s whisky) get into Greens party politics - What are the four pillars? Should the Greens have factions? Is Left Renewal more than a meme page? Was Richard DiNatalie a centrist? Did Bob Brown shake George W. Bush’s hand? And do the Greens use hypnotism to win over voters?  Subscribe to Patreon to access the full 50-minute episode in audio or video, and help keep the podcast alive by paying our producer Mike : https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/20222 minutes, 7 seconds
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29: Climate War Is Over (If You Want It) (ft. Ketan Joshi)

A holiday update from Emerald! Climate and energy communicator Ketan Joshi joins Tom as guest host this week (2:41). Is there an energy crisis? (15:02) Are the climate wars over? (49:32) Did The Simpsons kill nuclear power? (1:03:08) Finally, a call to action (1:15:17). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Follow Ketan on Twitter at @KetanJ0  Ketanjoshi.co Floodcast https://www.floodmedia.org/floodcast/floodcast-episode-59-were-all-in-the-organism-together-now  “What should the government do about a gas crisis that’s been 15 years in the making?” by Ian Verrender https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-06/the-great-gas-rort-what-should-the-new-government-do-/101127780  “The real climate wars are only just getting started” Ketan Joshi in Renew Economy https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-real-climate-wars-are-only-just-getting-started/  Call to action - SAY NO TO SCARBOROUGH GAS https://saynotoscarborough.com.au/   The Greens National Conference today - Serious Danger will be there live! Stay tuned to hear it.  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 16 seconds
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28: Meet The New Cabinet, Similar To The Old Cabinet (ft. Kristin O’Connell)

Peter Dutton had some thoughts on Macklemore. Emerald is on holiday so Tom’s guest host this week is welfare and anti-poverty activist Kristin O’Connell. Kristin and Tom do some more election debrief (3:00), then discuss the new Albanese Cabinet and their welfare record (16:28), before we meet the new opposition leader and his goons (55:13). Finally, a call to action (1:04:40). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Lech Blaine’s piece for The Monthly, Teal & Loathing   ​https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2022/may/lech-blaine/teal-and-loathing-campaign-trail  AUWU WELFARE EXCUSE BINGO CARD  https://twitter.com/AusUnemployment/status/1532254835722326016   CALL TO ACTION: Help hold stinking landlords to account by filling out this mould survey - https://www.healthyhousing-cre.org/dampness-mould-2022  Follow the Australian Unemployed Workers Union ( @AusUnemployment), Kristin (@Kristin8x) The Anti-Poverty Centre (@antipovertycent)  The Greens National Conference next weekend - Serious Danger will be there live! https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=11876&reset=1  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 16 seconds
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27: Four On The Floor (ft. Max Chandler-Mather)

Note: Since recording this episode (sorry for the delay), Stephen Bates won Brisbane!!! The former member for Griffith bows out gracefully. The new member for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather joins Emerald and Tom as co-host this week (4:05), to debrief the campaign and talk about the Brisbane trio heading to Canberra! Then finally, a call to action (57:43). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Max’s campaign manager Liam Flenady’s piece, Three reasons why we did well in Brisbane https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/greens-campaign-manager-three-reasons-why-we-did-so-well-brisbane Join The Greens! https://greens.org.au/join  It’s now probably too late (sorry!!!) but you could have gotten free tickets to Tom’s BBC radio taping on Melbourne by RSVPing here - https://forms.monday.com/forms/f6592f66c07bea2b1745b4b468d88746?r=use1 Serious Danger will be at the Greens Nation Conference in Melbourne, June 11th & 12th https://contact-ag.greens.org.au/civicrm/event/register?id=11876&reset=1  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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26: GREENSLIDE (Federal Election Hot Takes)

Imagine being in The Greens and winning. IMAGINE.  We laugh and celebrate and tear up and reflect on the best electoral result for The Greens EVER, say BYE BYE to the dogshit Morrison government, and talk about the future of our show.  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202252 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Lidia Thorpe, Greens Senator for Victoria

In the final instalment of our bonus series interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets Lidia Thorpe, Greens senator for Victoria. They chat about her being the first Aboriginal senator in Victoria, the party's First Nation policies, the Uluru Statement From The Heart, Morrison bulldozing down innocent children, and there's a special cameo appearance from Marjorie Thorpe, Greens candidate for Gippsland and Lidia's mum! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support Lidia’s campaign https://greens.org.au/vic/person/lidia-thorpe   Green’s First Nations policies: https://greens.org.au/platform/first-nations  Lidia’s Truth Telling podcast https://firstnations.greens.org.au/archive/podcast-truth-telling-with-lidia-thorpe/   Find out more about the First Nations Network https://firstnations.greens.org.au/   Marjorie Thorpe for Gippsland: https://greens.org.au/vic/person/marjorie-thorpe  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.com Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202223 minutes, 30 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Dr. Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Greens Senate Candidate for ACT

In this instalment of our bonus series interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets Dr. Tjanara Goreng Goreng, Greens senate candidate for ACT, to chat whistleblowing, how your vote has less power if you live in the territories, and her vision of politics that works for people. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support Dr. Tjanara Goreng Goreng https://greens.org.au/act/person/dr-tjanara-goreng-goreng  https://www.facebook.com/tjanara4senate  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/202234 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS: GREENSLAND - Stephen Bates for Brisbane & Elizabeth Watson-Brown for Ryan

Next in our bonus episodes interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets both Stephen Bates, Greens candidate for Brisbane, and Elizabeth Watson-Brown,Greens candidate for Ryan. They chat the rise of GREENSLAND and why Brisbane is such a growth area for progressive politics, voter anger at do-nothing Libs and Labor, gay representation, the floods and fear of climate change, and how we have to fight back against the American-isation of our politics. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - Support Stephen’s campaign https://www.stephenbates.com.au/  Support Elizabeth’s campaign https://www.elizabethforryan.com/  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/16/202239 minutes, 15 seconds
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25: There’s A Hole In Our Wages, Dear Bosses (ft. Tim Hollo)

Albanese and Labor get rekt by the LNP’s meme ad skills. Emerald and Tom talk wages and cost of living (17:41), before Tim Hollo joins to chat ACT politics, CPRS, section 44 and his run for senate in the upcoming election (47:42). Finally, a call to action (1:09:55). See you on the other side of the election!!! Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - The Green’s policy on wages & workers’ rights https://greens.org.au/platform/jobs  https://greens.org.au/act/person/tim-hollo @timhollo on Twitter Tom’s chat with Tim Hollo on his podcast  https://tomballard.com.au/231-tim-hollo/ The CPRS explainer  https://greens.org.au/explainers/cprs  Check out the Greens’ Think Tank, The Green Institute https://www.greeninstitute.org.au/  CALL TO ACTION: POST about why you’re voting Greens this election   Courtney Act explains why they voted Greens  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=5016953155088795 Listen to Tom lol and stage a BOOMERVENTION - www.boomervention.com.au Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Sarah Jefford, Greens Candidate for Wills

This instalment of our bonus episodes interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election has Tom meeting Sarah Jefford, Greens candidate for Wills in Melbourne, to chat about the growing Green representation in the area, rights for women and mothers, and the importance of voting for the values you believe in. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://sarahjefford.com/  https://greens.org.au/vic/person/sarah-jefford @Sarah_Jefford_ on twitter  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/202223 minutes, 39 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Sonya Semmens, Greens Candidate for Higgins

Next in our series of bonus episodes interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets Sonya Semmens, Greens candidate for Higgins in Melbourne, to chat about the changing electorate, how the average charity donors are poor people, and why her daughter can’t watch David Attenborough docs anymore. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Tom’s sound had some technical issues and he’s not quite as crisp as normal this episode. Links - https://semmens.greens.org.au/  @SonyaSemmens on twitter  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202229 minutes, 45 seconds
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24: Vibe Check on the Boring Election & Abortion Rights

We get scared by Pauline Hanson’s g-g-g-g-ghost candidates (!!). Tom and Emerald do another vibe check on how #ausvotes is going (11:30), celebrate GREENSLAND and discuss what might happen in a hung parliament scenario. Then we turn to the godawful news about reproductive rights from the US (43:47) and look at the state of abortion rights in Australia and where the Greens stand. Finally, a call to action (1:05:31) - pre-poll voting starts TOMORROW!  Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU Links - The Coal Coalition: what if the majors cut their own deal? Stranger things have happened by Mark Sawyer for Michael West Media - https://michaelwest.com.au/the-coal-coalition-what-if-the-majors-cut-their-own-deal-stranger-things-have-happened/  Don Trump Jr. losing his mind about the SCOTUS leak (https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1521876977220730882)   Australia’s abortion “deserts” map - https://twitter.com/SPHERE_CRE/status/1462912057875959808  The US Turnaway Study on the impacts of turning away women seeking abortions:  https://www.ansirh.org/research/ongoing/turnaway-study  “Understanding Why Women Have Abortions” - La Trobe University study: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2019/opinion/understanding-why-women-have-abortions  CALL TO ACTION:  Spread the word about Greens’ preferences (https://greens.org.au/preferences) and find your local Greens HTV card (https://vote.greens.org.au/).  Listen to Tom lol and stage a BOOMERVENTION - www.boomervention.com.au Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Piers Mitchem, Greens Candidate for Kooyong

Next up in our series of bonus episodes interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets Piers Mitchem, Greens candidate for Kooyong, to discuss the real and imagined threats facing our country and why Greens are the only ones taking them seriously. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://mitchem.greens.org.au/  https://greens.org.au/volunteer  @piersmitchem on twitter  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/4/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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BONUS: Meet the Candidate - Barbara Pocock AM, Greens Lead Senate Candidate for SA

First up in our special series of bonus episodes interviewing Greens candidates for the upcoming federal election, Tom meets Barbara Pocock, Greens Lead Senate candidate for South Australia, to chat workers rights and how her union ideals lead her to the Greens. Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Links - https://greens.org.au/platform/jobs  https://greens.org.au/sa/person/barbara-pocock  @BarbaraPocock on twitter  Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202228 minutes, 25 seconds
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23: The Best Landlords Are Hung (ft. Steph Hodgins-May)

Innovative campaigning is a hard grind(r). Emerald and Tom talk housing (8:26) and how hard it is to buy a house in Australia now, or even find a cheap rental (unless you personally know Albo). Then Steph Hodgins-May joins (46:39) to talk about her hectic campaigns to win the inner-Melbourne seat of Macnamara. Finally, a call to action (1:07:00). Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Labor policy update since recording - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/30/labor-to-help-low-and-middle-income-earners-buy-home-with-shared-ownership-scheme   Links - Brisbane candidate Stephen Bates’ Grindr ads: https://www.pedestrian.tv/federal-election-australia/the-greens-brisbane-candidate-grindr-campaign-ads/  Tweet thread on Albanese’s renter video: https://twitter.com/kristin8X/status/1518188955845283840 Greens homelessness plan: https://greens.org.au/platform/equality#homelessness  Greens public housing plan: https://greens.org.au/platform/equality#homelessness  “The Success of the Australian Greens in Queensland Shows the Power of Organization” - Max Chandler- Mather & Liam Flenady, Jacobin (on why renters are a significant potential Greens voting base): https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/australian-greens-queensland-organizing  Support Steph Hodgins-May’s campaign for Melbourne: https://stephhodginsmay.org.au/  CALL TO ACTION:  - Go to your local International Workers’ Day/May Day/Labour Day rally (Rallies around the country: https://www.fsunion.org.au/may-day-2022/ / International Online Rally: https://www.wsws.org/en/special/pages/international-mayday-online-rally-2022.html )  - Join your union; talk to your colleagues about how much you get paid Produced by Michael Griffin Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Patreon @SeriousDangerAU https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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22: Preferential Voting & Scare Campaigning

Full video version of this episode available on https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  It takes a lot of Lego to bring down a maverick. Emerald and Tom talk scare campaigns (5:33) and the evil Cashless Debit Card. Then some explanation on how preferential voting actually works (38:53), despite what some parties and the media pretend. Finally, a call to action (59:06). Links - ABC on Cashless Debit Card campaign: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-21/how-facebook-post-fuelled-cashless-debit-card-scare-campaign/101003548  Friendlyjordies “Who will the Greens give preferences to?”: https://www.friendlyjordies.com/post/greens-preferences  Antony Green’s analysis of 2019 preference flows: https://antonygreen.com.au/preference-flows-at-the-2019-federal-election/ Charts: https://antonygreen.com.au/graphs-of-the-day-a-few-charts-on-preference-flows-at-the-2019-election/ Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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21: Google It, Mate (ft. Senator Jordan Steele-John)

Full video version of this episode available at https://www.youtube.com/c/SeriousDangerAU  Does the ABC Vote Compass steer good Labor people to the dark side? Election week one starts with Emerald and Tom talking about the dumb media gotchas that Albanese couldn’t handle but Adam Bandt turned into a big moment (8:34). Then they discuss how Labor are cool with poverty-level welfare while cutting taxes for rich people (27:18). Greens WA Senator wunderkind Jordon Steel-John joins to talk adding dental and mental health to Medicare (36:07). Finally a call to action (1:09:11). Links - CHECK YOUR ENROLMENT TO VOTE BY MONDAY 8PM https://www.aec.gov.au/enrol/ “ABC defends Vote Compass from people mad online” - Cam Wilson (not Smith as Tom says) in Crikey: https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/04/13/vote-compass-mad-online/ “Election Coverage in the Passive Voice” - Tim Dunlop in Meanjin:  https://meanjin.com.au/blog/election-coverage-in-the-passive-voice/   Jordan Steele-John Twitter @SenatorJordon Instagram jordonsteelejohn Greens dental policy:  https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2022-04/Greens-2022-Policy-Platform--Health--Dental.pdf  Greens mental Health policy: https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2022-01/Greens-2022-Policy-Platform--Health--Mental-Health.pdf   Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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20: Election Kingdom Mindset

The spiritual battle for the soul of the Gold Coast. It’s election time! (Presuming old mate ever announces it.) Emerald and Tom take a vibe check on the upcoming federal election (9:13), the low expectations voters have of politics (20:45), what this election is about (26:20), angry voter confrontations (31:23), messaging (40:34), memes and Palmer the living meme (45:24), before ending on some inspirational thoughts for the future (53:00). Finally a call to action (59:19). Links -  SPOOKY UPDATE: Gold Coast Mayor does not 'recall' Seven Mountains Mandate support, councillor criticises 'fringe' view: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-09/gold-coast-mayor-does-not-recall-seven-mountains-mandate/100965068  Call to action: Call supporters! Contact your local branch or reach out to your local candidate via email or social media: https://greens.org.au/candidates  https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Check your enrolment is up to date and either tell 3 friends to update theirs or post about it: https://aec.gov.au/enrol/  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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19: Slapping The Budget In The Face (ft. Max Chandler-Mather)

Nowhere is safe from Will Smith slap takes, even #auspol. Greens candidate for Griffith in inner-south Brisbane, Max-Chandler Mather, joins Emerald and Tom as guest host for the episode, as they discuss the budget (2:35), housing affordability (15:44), “winners and losers” (22:47), and the failure of politics to address real issues (32:10). Max then catches us up on the Griffith campaign (44:54) before a call to action (51:26). Links - Learn about the campaign for Griffith: https://www.maxforgriffith.com/  Make sure you’re signed up to volunteer on the polling booth: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Check your enrolment is up to date and either tell 3 friends to update theirs or post about it: https://aec.gov.au/enrol/  Southerners are coming to save Qld from their dumb conservative selves: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/27/they-brought-their-politics-with-them-will-queenslands-newest-residents-affect-the-election  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202256 minutes, 5 seconds
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18: Woke For The Dole (ft. Andrew Hansen)

ALBO IS NOT WOKE!!! Emerald and Tom talk about how the welfare system is cooked and the Greens' plan to fix it (10:15). Then Andrew Hansen (from The Chaser!) joins to talk about positivity in a world of doomerism, and debuts a new song Unscrewed (42:40). Finally a call to action (1:00:55). Links - Read about the Greens’ Liveable Income Guarantee: https://greens.org.au/campaigns/liveable-income Go see Andrew Hansen: https://twitter.com/andrewjhansen  GO TO A CAMPAIGN EVENT OR ELSE: https://greens.org.au/events Macnamara Campaign Launch: https://victoria.greens.org.au/macn_soc_210815  As does the Gellibrand Campaign Launch: https://victoria.greens.org.au/gell_soc_20220327  Australian Unemployed Workers Union: https://unemployedworkersunion.com/   Anti-Poverty Centre https://antipovertycentre.org/   Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Patreon 01 Teaser: A Critique of "This Tattooed Land"

As a special treat for all our dear Patrons, we discuss and laugh at conservative writer Derek Parker’s 2014 self-published steaming pile of literature about the horrible world that would be unleashed by a Greens government, This Tattooed Land.  Subscribe to Patreon to access the full 50-minute episode and help pay our producer Mike: https://www.patreon.com/SeriousDangerAU  Blurb:  In a not-too-distant Australia, an authoritarian Green government has taken power, and has ruled for a decade on the premise of dealing with "the emergency." Turner, former cop, former convict, sets out for Canberra with a radical mission: assassinate the Prime Minister. Travelling through the ruined landscape, drawn onwards by a growing obsession, he pieces together the story of the country and the people. And what he finds is startling, incredible ... and frightening.   Woah.    Published by Connor Court Publishing, Australia’s home of cooked boomer literature:  ​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connor_Court_Publishing  https://seriousdangerpod.com Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/20221 minute, 55 seconds
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17: No Justice, No Peace, No Duty Of Care

Albanese’s on-a diet. Emerald and Tom are looking to be charged for contempt of court this week, as Constable Zachary Rolfe is found not guilty in the death of Kumanjayi Walker (5:55), and an appeals court found the government does not have a duty of care to stop the planet catching fire (36:51). Finally, a call to action (57:21). Links - Zachary Rolfe said his police unit had 'no rules' and did 'cowboy stuff' prior to fatal shooting of Kumanjayi Walker: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-18/zachary-rolfe-text-messages-supreme-court-supression/100921248  Full statements from Kumanjayi Walker’s family and community responding to the Rolfe Verdict: https://jumbunna.institute/2022/03/11/walker-family-yuendumu-elders-condemn-rolfe-not-guilty-verdict/  “We are all implicated in the system that cost Kumanjayi Walker his life” - 2019 Guardian op ed by Sophie Trevitt: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/15/we-are-all-implicated-in-the-system-that-cost-kumanjayi-walker-his-life  Sussan Ley does not have duty of care to protect young from climate crisis, appeal court rules:  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/15/sussan-ley-does-not-have-duty-of-care-to-protect-young-from-climate-crisis-appeal-court-rules  Support the Youth vs Palmer: https://www.youthverdict.org.au/  Become a member! Vic Greens offering cheap membership for uni students during O-week: http://greens.org.au/vic/oweek  GO TO A CAMPAIGN EVENT OR ELSE: https://greens.org.au/events Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/20221 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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16: Make Beer Not War

Mark McGowan to Kerry Stokes: U up? Emerald and Tom lament the government’s plan to increase our military by a third (5:34), then talk through the alcohol lobby’s attempt to cut beer tax (33:48). Finally, a call to action (56:12). Links - The Greens’ policy on Peace, Disarmament & Demilitarisation  https://greens.org.au/sites/default/files/2022-02/Greens-2022-Policy-Platform--World--Peace.pdf.pdf Texts between Mark McGowan and Kerry Stokes revealed in Clive Palmer defamation case: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-09/texts-between-mark-mcgowan-kerry-stokes-clive-palmer-trial/100890974  Jellyfish would ‘inevitably’ force nuclear submarines into shutdown if fleet based in Brisbane, expert says: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/11/jellyfish-nuclear-submarine-emergency-reactor-shutdown-brisbane-base-moreton-bay-australia  Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin Michael's show Standup Vs Improviser at Adelaide Fringe - https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/stand-up-vs-improviser-af2022  https://seriousdangerpod.comSupport the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/20221 hour, 22 seconds
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15: Effin’ Floods & Making Mardi Gras Radical Again (ft. Charlie Murphy from Pride In Protest)

The Australian’s Work From Work Anthem, with apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda. Emerald and Tom discuss the catastrophic flooding that has hit eastern Australia (7:29), before cursing themselves by reading the new IPCC Report on climate change (27:28). Charlie Murphy from Pride In Protest joins to talk about keeping the radical spirit of Mardi Gras alive (43:58). Finally a call to action (1:05:06), followed by a special encore performance by MC Ticky Fullerton. Links -  Northern Rivers floods donation directory (including Koori Mail fundraiser and Lismore City Council’s Lismore Flood Fund): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xpxfOLcLGjAbBXaWfIc9QJV7VZuCSaTDE9K0k4O02XY/  Support flood-affected communities via GIVIT: https://www.givit.org.au/storms-and-flooding  Read the IPCC Report (at your own peril): https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/  Charlie Murphy’s piece for the Sydney Star Observer: “Why We Need the Mardi Gras Daytime Rally” Follow and support Pride in Protest: https://linktr.ee/prideinprotest  Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.com  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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14: Terrorist Unions & Angel Billionaires

Clive Palmer has COVID lol. Emerald and Tom take us through the NSW government’s attacks on the bad mean unions this week (6:42), before moving on to good nice billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes’ attempt to buy AGL (27:52). Finally, a call to action (53:52). Links - Michael West: “How Scott Morrison might junk the Cannon-Brookes and Brookfield mega-bid for AGL” https://www.michaelwest.com.au/how-scott-morrison-might-junk-the-cannon-brookes-and-brookfield-mega-bid-for-agl/  Greens policy: publicly owned renewable energy https://greens.org.au/platform/services#energy  Greens announcement: looking after coal workers https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/25/greens-unveil-19bn-plan-to-subsidise-coal-workers-to-transition-away-from-fossil-fuel-jobs  Anti-poverty centre campaign  https://antipovertycentre.org/update/services-australia-spying-is-one-part-of-the-story/  Support the Antipoverty Centre’s Abolish Work for the Dole campaign: take the survey https://antipovertycentre.org/campaign/awftd/  Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.com  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202257 minutes, 19 seconds
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13: National Insecurities (ft. Mandy Nolan)

AVO Yemini vs. LaborPRGuy17 : The epic battle to be the biggest weirdo on Twitter. Emerald and Tom dive in to the national security posturing that stunk up Canberra this week (07:49), before comedian and Greens candidate for Richmond Mandy Nolan joins to talk Northern Rivers life, feminism, housing, vaccine mandates, and the time she taught a comedy class to baby Emerald (33:04). Finally, a call to action (1:01:34). Links - Mandy Nolan :  https://www.mandy4richmond.com/ https://www.echo.net.au/2022/02/no-more-nice-girls/   Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.com  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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12: Wedging My Religion (ft. Tom Tanuki)

Tom loses a political party spelling bee. We talk the Religious Discrimination Bill “wedge” and the cruelty of playing 6D chess with queer kids’ lives (4:54), and anti-fascist satirist Tom Tanuki attempts to explain Clive Palmer billboards and the Convoy to Canberra’s “Wiggles concert for cooked adults” (34:28). Plus calls to action for your ears and eyes (1:11:07).  Links - From anti-vaxxers to ‘Sovereign Citizens’: A who’s who of the Convoy to Canberra protest, Zac Crellin, The New Daily, Feb 7 2022: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2022/02/07/canberra-protest-anti-vaxxers/ The Greens policy platform: https://greens.org.au/platform  Lidia Thorpe’s new podcast “Truth Telling”: https://podtail.com/podcast/truth-telling-with-lidia-thorpe/  Tom Tanuki: @tom_tanuki on Twitter; @tomtanuki on IG and YouTube Support Tom Tanuki on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tomtanuki  Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.com  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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11: Bread & Roses & Dirty Donors (ft. Father Bob Maguire)

It doesn’t matter if the f***ing psycho c***s know the price of bread. Emerald and Tom look at political donations and how cheap it is to buy influence (6:33), before taking a look at our future psycho c*** Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (29:56). Father Bob joins and talks and sings outreach, political action, and exterminating people like Daleks (38:33). Finally a call to action (50:00). Links - “The repair man: Anthony Albanese” by Nick Bryant, The Monthly, February 2022 :  https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2022/february/1643634000/nick-bryant/repair-man  The Greens’ site exposing dirty political donations in Australia : http://democracyforsale.net/  Father Bob’s BobKeeper campaign:  https://www.mycause.com.au/events/bobkeeper https://www.fatherbobs.com/  https://educatelgbt.com/  Equality Australia has an online form where you can email your Federal MP asking them to oppose the Religious Discrimination Bill: https://equalityaustralia.org.au/take-action/  Donate to the Greens: https://greens.org.au/donate  Volunteer for the upcoming election: https://greens.org.au/volunteer  Produced by Michael Griffin https://seriousdangerpod.com  Support the show: http://patreon.com/seriousdangerauSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202256 minutes, 28 seconds