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Episódios

  • How Tinder is helping sexual predators hide their crimes

    How Tinder is helping sexual predators hide their crimes

    12/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    In a first ever collaboration with Four Corners, Hack looks at the dark side of dating apps and how the billion-dollar industry deals with sexual assault. The investigation has found Tinder's design helps sexual predators cover their tracks. The app lets offenders to use the ‘unmatch’ function to block their victims after a rape to delete any trace of their prior communication. Sexual assault survivors are calling on Tinder to make it easier to report when serial sexual offenders use the app.

  • Friday Shake Up: Real pollies, Insta anniversary and cool suburbs

    Friday Shake Up: Real pollies, Insta anniversary and cool suburbs

    09/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking... Whether our politicians are real enough, how Instagram has changed our lives and if two Australian suburbs really are some of the coolest in the world. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with journalist Eliza Barr and NSW Young Labor President Liam Rankine.

  • Clearing a path to koala extinction

    Clearing a path to koala extinction

    08/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    There are fears that koalas will be extinct in New South Wales by 2050 if trees keep being cleared at the current rate. Despite that, the government is still approving new developments so we visit one to see what needs to change. Also, changes that will double the cost of degrees have passed through the senate. They were strongly opposed by Independent MP Jacqui Lambie in a passionate speech, so we get her on to find out why she cares so much.

  • A budget for young people?

    A budget for young people?

    07/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    Usually young people are completely forgotten by the budget, but this year there was heap in there. There was lots of extra spending to drag us out of these "unprecedented times," but that has some worried we'll be paying it off for decades. We break down the whole deal and find out what it means for you. Also, pages that support the baseless QAnon conspiracy are being removed from Facebook and NASA wants your help hunting aliens (seriously).

  • Stop! Budget time

    Stop! Budget time

    06/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    2020 has been hard, so as the Federal Government hands down the budget all eyes are on what's in there for young people. We talk through what to watch out for and how this budget is different to the one you do (or don't do) at home. Also, for the first time in 3,000 years Tassie Devils are returning to the mainland. We meet the (infectiously enthusiastic) team bringing them back.

  • Instas 10th birthday

    Insta's 10th birthday

    05/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    As Instagram turns 10 we take a look at how the app went from shitty filters to influencers and Facebook. It's become a go-to to find a new holiday spot or restaurant and, increasingly, a plastic surgeon. As you can imagine, there's some issues with that last one. Also, US President Donald Trump is still in hospital after his COVID-19 diagnosis. We find out how that could change the election.

  • Friday Shake Up: Trumps got Roni, stingy friends and saving the environment

    Friday Shake Up: Trump's got Roni, stingy friends and saving the environment

    02/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking... What President Trump's COVID diagnosis means for the US election, how to stop money coming between friends, and why Australia didn't sign up for an international biodiversity pact. Join Hack's Dave Marchese with comedian Vic Zerbst and musician Ziggy Ramo.

  • When finances come between friends

    When finances come between friends

    01/10/2020 Duração: 30min

    We've all got that one tight-arse friend, or a mate who spends at a waaaay faster rate than you. Talking about finances has always been tricky, so we look at how you can have those conversations. Also, we've always been told that sex sells. But new research suggests that's changing. And, the Royal Commission into the response the the summer's bushfires finds failings in how authorities communicate the gravity of the threat to locals.

  • Students worried about quality of their uni education going forward

    Students worried about quality of their uni education going forward

    30/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    Universities are reportedly cutting corners to stay afloat, and some people have raised alarm bells on the quality of education for new students wanting to enrol next year. Also, one of Australia's biggest proposed gas projects, in Narrabri in NSW, has today been given the green light. We look at why some community members are happy with the decision, and others are disappointed. And, the US held its first Presidential debate ahead of November's election. While it sounded a bit like an argument at an aged care home, there were some important policy points discussed.

  • Scientists speeding up evolution to help the endangered bilby

    Scientists speeding up evolution to help the endangered bilby

    29/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    Releasing endangered animals into an area where they face predators may seem counterproductive, but a new bilby conservation project trialling this is noticing early signs of success. Also, young people living with disability in Australia have never had a national forum to discuss their issues. Until today. We speak to Melanie Tran, the convener of the Australian-first summit and look at how people with disabilities are excluded from public spaces like natural parks and beaches. And, researchers have shed light on why some people are left-handed, and some are right-handed. Is it nature, or nurture?

  • Quokkas arent just cute they could help your mental health

    Quokkas aren't just cute; they could help your mental health

    28/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    If you've found yourself gravitating more and more towards cute animal content during the pandemic, you're not alone. According to research, looking at them can reduce stress indicators like heart rate and blood pressure. Also, millions of Australians saw a cut to their JobKeeper payment today, just days after rates of Jobseeker were also cut. We talk you through what that means. And, a trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand is one step closer, as Victoria eases some of its COVID restrictions. We speak to the Federal Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham.

  • Friday Shake Up: grand romantic gestures, Muck Up Day and summer music festivals

    Friday Shake Up: grand romantic gestures, Muck Up Day and summer music festivals

    25/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking... If you're a fan of a grand romantic gesture, it could be genetic, what gross Muck Up Day challenges say about elite private schools, and how a lack of music festivals will shape our summers. Join Hack's Isabella Higgins with broadcaster Marty Smiley and comedian Lucinda Froomes Price.

  • Whats changed a year after ACT legalised cannabis?

    What's changed a year after ACT legalised cannabis?

    24/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    This time last year, the ACT became the first place in Australia to legalise cannabis. At the time, opponents warned of an increase in drug driving offences and road accidents. Has any of that actually eventuated? We find out. Also, one of Australia's biggest murder mysteries has been resolved today, after a judge found Bradley Robert Edwards was found guilt of two of the Claremont killings. We also look at why some elite boys' schools have toxic cultures, as evidenced by recent reports of gross Muck Up Day challenges. And, researchers find evidence that how romantic you are could actually be in your genes.

  • What are governments doing to help the ailing live music industry?

    What are governments doing to help the ailing live music industry?

    23/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    NSW is one of the only places in the country that hasn't offered support to the live music industry, and musicians are calling for urgent help. Also, the Federal Government has announced an expansion to their NBN plan... but it's taking us back to the project's original plan from a decade ago. And, Australia's spy agency has issued a warning about the alarming rise in right-wing extremism.

  • Netball Australia under fire for benching its only First Nations player

    Netball Australia under fire for benching its only First Nations player

    22/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    Netball Australia is fielding questions about its commitment to diversity after benching the only professional First Nations player during the sport's Indigenous Round. Also, the race is on to save dozens of whales that are stranded on Macquarie Heads in Tasmania. The area is renowned as a hotspot for whales being stranded, so what's being done about it? And, meet the guys who want more young people trained up in suicide first aid so they can help people experiencing a mental health episode.

  • The legacy left by the passing of the Notorious RBG

    The legacy left by the passing of the Notorious RBG

    21/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    This weekend, your feeds were probably filled with people farewelling Ruth Bader Ginsburg AKA RBG. Why is she such a cult figure, and what happens next in finding a replacement? And, last week the Govt was all about natural gas; this week it's likely you'll hear about hydrogen so we're giving you all the info you need to keep up with the announcements. Also, archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a heap of well-preserved sarcophagi, and there could be a whole lot more still to find.

  • Friday Shake Up: The gas recovery, stranded Aussies overseas and the new citizenship test

    Friday Shake Up: The gas recovery, stranded Aussies overseas and the new citizenship test

    18/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    It's the Friday Shake Up and we're talking... The changes to the Australian citizenship test, the government's gas-led plan to get us on a 'road to recovery' post-coronavirus, and the stories of Aussies stranded overseas during the pandemic. Join Hack's Isabella Higgins with journalist Jan Fran and former Liberal MP Wyatt Roy.

  • Men struggling with mental health

    Men struggling with mental health

    17/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    A study has shown how Australian men often suffer in silence about their mental health struggles. Why is is still so hard to reach out? Plus, New Zealand will soon vote on the legalisation of weed - so we head across the ditch for the latest. There's more news on the Government's plan for renewable energy, and we'll also find out more about the massive job cuts at universities around the country.

  • Aussies stranded abroad are desperate to get home

    Aussies stranded abroad are desperate to get home

    16/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    There are calls for the limits on the number of flights allowed into the country during the pandemic to be lifted so Aussies stuck overseas can come home. Also, remember the COVIDSafe app? It was touted as the way out of harsh restrictions, but six months on we've barely heard a peep about it. And, tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes weighs in on the politically-charged energy debate.

  • Australia is trying to move away from coal. Is gas the answer?

    Australia is trying to move away from coal. Is gas the answer?

    15/09/2020 Duração: 30min

    Do claims about the environmental impact and employment opportunities of gas stack up? We ask Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor. And, what your gut health could tell you about battling allergies. Also, some exciting space news - researchers have found a gas on Venus that could indicate life is present on the planet.

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