Bang Onactive
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ABC Radio National
Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff. Bang On brings together two of ABC Radio’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all the conversations you need to be across this week (but just don’t have the time to read a think-piece about).
Country Of Origin |
Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria
Premiere Date |
2017-03-01
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Weekly

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The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters. On this episode: Meet Lizzy Gardiner. Her early life included minimal supervision, late nights at the Dubbo drive-in and a stint in Papua New Guinea. Lizzy's unusual experiences made her a perfect fit for the turbulent film industry, where she won an Oscar for the costumes in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. But she never thought a bold decision to wear a dress made out of credit cards would be part of her legacy.
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How Do You Sleep At Night? is a new podcast hosted by Hack’s Sarah McVeigh. It’s about people who live their lives in the face of judgement. On this episode: Charlie stabbed and killed two innocent men on a night out in Brisbane in the '90s. Retrace the night he took their lives, meet his mum and discover how he lives with himself. And a warning — there’s very strong language in this episode. It also discusses extreme violence.
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A special treat from Bang On Live, Myf & Zan give out awards for Artist Of The Year, Bang Backer Of The Year and of course, the greatest moment in #farshun 
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Myf and Zan talk about the short story every else has been talking about this week, and reflect on the huge year of uprising in the wake of Harvey Weinstein. It’s been epic. A refresher in the form of Vegemite icy poles has one of us excited, and with holidays on the horizon we’re banging on about stuff one last time. Thanks for being the best Bang Fam a coupla women could dream for. Show notes: Cat Person: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person MeNoMore: https://www.theindustryobserver.com.au/me-no-more/ Vegemite Icy Poles: https://mumbrella.com.au/brace-vegemite-announces-vegemite-icy-poles-489956 SMILF: https://www.stan.com.au/watch/smilf Tonightly: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/tonightly-with-tom-ballard/
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It’s been a huge week for Myf and Zan, and we talk about all the ch-ch-ch-changes in our working and creative worlds in 2018. Zan has been hanging out with Paul McCartney, so lets you know what went down when the microphones weren’t on, and Sia’s rejection of fame has been called into question in her use of Maddie Ziegler as her public face. Show notes: Zan’s new gig: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/zan-rowe-is-moving-to-double-j/9222442 Myf’s new gig: https://radioinfo.com.au/news/lineup-changes-abc-local-and-regional-radio-2018 Paul McCartney’s Take 5: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/mornings-with-zan/paul-mccartney-takes-5-with-his-songbook/9228520 The Sia conundrum: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/06/the-sia-conundrum-if-fame-is-so-damaging-why-pass-it-on-to-a-child Her Sound Her Story: http://www.hersoundherstory.com/ The Meyerowitz Stories: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80174434
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Zan gives the goss on what happened backstage at the ARIA Awards when she was wearing Myf’s clothes (creep), and the annual Bad Sex Awards for literature have begun again! We’re talking Royal Family news and how “woke” the Windsors are becoming, and banging on about banging. Kind of. It’s been a big week. Show notes: Backstage at the ARIAs: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcCBONHAxIh/?taken-by=zanrowe Meghan Markle’s lineage: http://www.newsweek.com/prince-harrys-fiancee-meghan-markle-related-william-shakespeare-and-winston-726068 Bad Sex in Literature shortlist: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/23/bad-sex-award-2017-shortlist-the-contenders-in-quotes Melania Trump’s creepy Christmas: https://www.boredpanda.com/melania-trump-white-house-christmas-decorations-reactions/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=dmblog Thor: Ragnarok: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue80QwXMRHg Dirty John: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/ The Butterfly Effect: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-butterfly-effect-with-jon-ronson/id1258779354?mt=2
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Myf and Zan are all in on The Guardian’s bird poll, and casting our votes. Allegations of sexual misconduct have been made against the lead singer of Brand New, unleashing more than a couple of think-pieces on mid 00’s emo music’s problem with women. And Zan has been reading from the paper of a 10 year old journalist, while Myf is floored by Hannah Gadsby’s swan song. Show notes: Bird Poll: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2017/nov/20/australian-bird-of-the-year-2017-vote-for-your-favourite Leila Jeffreys: http://leilajeffreys.com/ Emo: Where the Girls Aren’t: http://www.rookiemag.com/2015/07/where-the-girls-arent/2/ How the mid 2000s emo groomed underage girls and poisoned teenage boys: https://medium.com/@sophiebenjamin/how-mid-2000s-emo-groomed-underage-girls-and-poisoned-teen-boys-6eefe028fa0f Unravelling the Sexism of Emo’s Third Wave: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/unraveling-the-sexism-of-emos-third-wave/ Paris Hilton invented the selfie: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/style/paris-hilton-selfie.html A Brief History of the Selfie: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/08/12/4065062.htm Orange Street News: https://orangestreetnews.com/ Nanette: http://comedy.com.au/tour/hannah-gadsby-nanette
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Myf and Zan bang on in front of a sold out crowd of Bang Fam, in Sydney. Former Facebook President Sean Parker has called out the social media giant for their exploitation of human vulnerability, while Zan wonders if Taylor’s new media strategy is doing the same. We actively choose to watch Bad Moms Christmas and have many thoughts on that, and it’s interesting how salty we can get when we have a crowd cheering us on. We definitely need to do this again. SHOW NOTES: Sean Parker on Facebook: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/09/facebook-sean-parker-vulnerability-brain-psychology Taylor Swift on Tumblr: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/arts/music/taylor-swift-reputation-swifties-tumblr.html Bad Moms Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJdNdMOblaM Joel Creasey’s Thirsty: http://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Thirsty/Joel-Creasey/9781925310771 Slow TV: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80119525
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Zan is stoked about the cast announcement for The Lion King but Myf seems more keen to talk about the impending butter shortage worldwide. The sexual harassment house of cards continues to fall in Hollywood, while airlines are filling aisles with live music. And Bjork’s highly vaginal artwork has us googling inappropriate things at work. Again. Lion King cast announced: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/the-lion-king-beyonce-to-star-as-nala/9111180 Hollywood’s house of cards: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/hollywood-sex-accusations-now-levelled-at-ratner-hoffman/9110048 Butter crisis: http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-french-fear-for-their-pastries-amid-spreading-butter-crisis-20171025-gz8cq5.html Bjork album art: https://www.spin.com/2017/10/bjork-utopia-release-date-cover-art/ George Maple album art: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/featured-music/feature-albums/george-maple---lover/9070788 Mindhunter: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80114855 Thor Ragnarok: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue80QwXMRHg Bang On Live Show: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/bang-on-yack/
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Myf and Zan can’t / don’t want to predict The Bachelorette finale, meanwhile hungry “hot content” creators are dismissing artists willy-nilly. There’s a farshun update from Tokyo Farshun week, and we’ve been devouring other podcasts about people who do bad things. Malcolm Turnbull's Dog Blog: https://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/dog-blog Bang On Live: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/bang-on-yack/ The Bachelorette Penultimate Power Ranking: http://junkee.com/bachelorette-power-ranking-straitjacket/132468 Kate Nash hits back: http://www.nme.com/news/music/kate-nash-buzzfeed-article-no-longer-exists-2152998 The Jong: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/fashion-trends/thong-jeans-bizarre-designer-denim-trend-puts-your-entire-bum-on-display/news-story/f3a64517bf5305f902133abf08063813 How Do You Sleep At Night? http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/how-do-you-sleep-at-night/ Dirty John: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-dirty-john/
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Myf and Zan catch up where wages don’t, on parity. An article about keeping or turfing their CD collections has them pondering the past again, and they bond over high school Italian for no reason whatsoever. Show notes: Lisa Wilkinson and the gender pay gap: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-19/lisa-wilkinson-gender-pay-gap-your-stories/9063812 Is It Time To Get Rid of Your CD Collection: http://doublej.net.au/news/features/that-cd-collection-youve-got-time-to-sell Their Grotesque Indifference: https://meanjin.com.au/blog/their-grotesque-indifference/ Pretty For An Aboriginal: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pretty-for-an-aboriginal/id1282132573?mt=2
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Myf and Zan weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case, and the discussions around complicity, power and abuse. Myf has seen Bladerunner 2049 and has thoughts, and Zan is charmed by elderly Italian women seeing the ocean for the first time. New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino on Harvey Weinstein: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/how-men-like-harvey-weinstein-implicate-their-victims-in-their-acts New York Times coverage on Harvey Weinstein: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/movies/harvey-weinstein-hollywood.html Sharks in a pool: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/cronulla-real-estate-agent-port-jackson-shark-sydney-ocean-pools/9037372 Blade Runner 2049: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4 Sea Dreaming Girls: https://www.italianfilmfestival.com.au/films/sea-dreaming-girls
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Myf and Zan talk about how the world remembers Hef, in the wake of his death. Kim Cattrall has killed off any hope of another Sex and the City movie, in a beautifully boss way, and Myf is inhaling a new French series while Zan has mixed feelings about Top of the Lake. Hugh Hefner: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/28/hugh-hefner-pimp-sue-playboy-mansion Kim Cattrall on SATC: https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/kim-cattrall-just-spilled-tea-on-satc-3-sarah-jessica-parker-everything/ Call My Agent: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80133335 Top of the Lake: http://www.bbcaustralia.com/shows/top-of-the-lake-china-girl/ Bang On Live: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/bang-on-yack/
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Zan is popping her Bachie cherry and Sophie Monk is the gateway drug. In America and Australia, the place of politics in sport is being hotly debated, but why? And the passing of a musical legend, and the story of a legendary band, is what is filling our screens. The Bachelorette Power Rankings: http://junkee.com/bachelorette-recap-power-ranking-dad/125534 The Awakening of Colin Kaepernick: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/sports/colin-kaepernick-nfl-protests.html Tony Abbott and Macklemore: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-backs-call-to-ban-samesex-anthem-from-nrl-grand-final-20170927-gyq1ja.html Charles Bradley – Soul of America: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/charles-bradley-soul-of-america/ZW1077A001S00 The Go-Betweens – Right Here: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoBetweensRightHereFeatureFilm/
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Myf and Zan debrief on the innocuous acoustic covers heard poolside in Bali, and talk politics at the Emmy’s. Rebel Wilson’s defamation payout has us considering class warfare in Australia, and Liam Gallagher is causing a storm in a teacup. 9-5 at The Emmy’s: https://www.vox.com/2017/9/18/16324564/emmys-2017-9-to-5-dolly-parton-tomlin-fonda-trump Rebel Wilson’s defamation case: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/09/19/australias-hilariously-odd-defamation-case-against-rebel-wilson/ Liam Gallagher talks tea: http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/liam-gallagher-talking-about-tea-is-perfect.html Crimson Tide: https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/dance/crimson-tide Rosie Waterland: https://rosiewaterland.com/ Bang On Live: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/bang-on-yack/
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Zan’s away for a week so Myf is joined by special guest, ABC RN Drive presenter Patricia Karvelas! They talk George Michael’s new song and the merits of the posthumous release (hint, PK is obsessed), first concerts and girls finally being allowed to wear the pants...at primary school. George Michael -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdOSUIXlI0I Girls wear pants - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-13/victorian-schools-to-let-girls-wear-shorts-or-pants/8939934 Bojack Horseman - https://www.netflix.com/au/title/70300800 The Good Fight - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-good-fight Bang On LIVE: http://doublej.net.au/news/features/myf-and-zan-announce-first-ever-bang-on-live-show-for-this-november
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Myf and Zan check in with the Bang Fam again, and get you to Bang Back! Carla introduces us to Netflix series Chewing Gum, Thomas calls in from Sweden to tell us about a Nordic teen drama, and Jennine is back again to talk books (but this time, she’s a fan). Chewing Gum: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80130911 Skam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W_kw99jQ5M We Need To Talk About Kevin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Need_to_Talk_About_Kevin Bang On LIVE: http://doublej.net.au/news/features/myf-and-zan-announce-first-ever-bang-on-live-show-for-this-november
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Myf and Zan chat about the wealth of television on screen at the moment, and how realistically we can keep up. Dirty Dancing has been reinterpreted as a feministic classic and we’re all eyes and ears, and Tina Fey’s sheet cake satire is causing a stir online. Game of Thrones https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/08/deus-ex-westeros/537480/?utm_source=atlfb Dirty Dancing: http://lwlies.com/articles/dirty-dancing-subversive-feminist-masterpiece/ Tina Fey: https://www.facebook.com/snl/videos/10155559599776303/?hc_ref=ARSmKoBnaye43wJmaMv3Oga_qn8eTOXLptJFlA48uprKv47RpXpX09OB1JfaH2ypBhU&pnref=story Tex Perkins biography: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781925481358/
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Myf and Zan head to Canberra with B1 & B2, and discuss the ramifications of Taylor Swift’s civil case. The downturn in serious music criticism has us wondering about the writing of cultural history, and they’ve both drunk the ABC Kool Aid in their weekly recommendations. Fine with it. Taylor Swift groping case outcome: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40937429 What Happened to the Negative Music Review: https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happened-to-the-negative-music-review-1502535600 The Shean: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/grazia-uk/20170801/282102046751238 Creative Couples: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/creative-couples/AC1621V001S00 Growing Up Gracefully: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/growing-up-gracefully/LE1622H004S00
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Myf and Zan reflect on the life of golden voiced Glenn Campbell, and are busy with another long read; this time looking at how smart phones have “destroyed a generation”. Meanwhile, an interview with Liam Gallagher has given Myf life, while Zan is learning about bigotry in our own backyard with John Safran’s latest book. http://doublej.net.au/news/features/5-reasons-glen-campbell-was-cooler-than-your-average-country-star https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/8xqw7x/liam-gallagher-as-you-were-interview https://www.penguin.com.au/books/depends-what-you-mean-by-extremist-9781926428772 http://www.aec.gov.au/
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Myf and Zan reflect on the double standards around male and female politicians in the top job, and watch men eat food and do impersonations. Zan has joined a pilates cult while Myf is back on board with season 19 (!) of South Park.
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Myf and Zan remember Dr. G. Yunupingu, and quash the cynicism of reformations as LCD return. An NPR listicle proclaiming the 150  Greatest Albums by Women has everyone talking, while Myf has a real thing for monkey movies. And we’re finally giving out our BANG FAM badges. http://doublej.net.au/news/music-news/acclaimed-musician-dr-g-yunupingu-has-died-at-46 http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/was-lcd-soundsystem-worth-the-wait/8738508
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Myf and Zan catch up on reactions to the first female Dr Who, and talk about Edgar Wright’s new film. The allure of good ol’ fashioned rock and roll has Zan in a tizz, while the futility and brutality of war is on screen in Dunkirk. And the crafternoon of BANG FAM badge making happened, now we want to give them away.
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Myf and Zan are dealing with the week that was, and it was wall to wall Trump. JAY-Z released an album too and they have some thoughts, plus it’s a woman’s reproductive abilities on show in two very different tv shows. And we’re hoping for success, but planning for failure as Myf has booked in the BANG FAM badge making machine.
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Myf and Zan reflect on Australia's reaction to Yassmin Abdel-Magied and the double standards around freedom of speech. Myf has been busy watching 80's wrestling women on Netflix while Zan is looking for rescue from the Kardashians. And then everything goes a bit pear-shaped
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Myf and Zan catch up on their highly successful 90s DJ battle over the weekend, and talk about the TV events of the week: RuPaul’s Drag Race finale, and the latest episode of Twin Peaks. The sports world has gifted two incredibly strong photoshoots within Vanity Fair and ESPN, and wait until you hear what Zan is banging on about. You won’t believe it.
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Myf and Zan get excited about Sir Paul’s impending tour, and celebrate Yoko Ono’s writing credit, bestowed 48 years later. Look out Bey, your dad is on Instagram, while the Ken doll has had a “woke” makeover. Plus Netflix and iView get a binge watch from both of us.
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Just days after Zan’s trip to Japan, Myf and Zan discuss Katy Perry’s 19 hour public broadcast (and therapy session), whether or not Sex And The City is one of the all time great television shows, Wonder Woman as a feminist anthem and Myf reviews Baywatch the movie (she loved it).
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Myf and Zan invite you to bang on about all the stuff you’ve been loving, hating and confused about. Jonathan Safran Foer gets raked over the coals, we get a tip off about Louis CK’s newish series, and Young Adult fiction is under the spotlight again, with a book everyone is talking about.
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Myf and Zan learn a new word courtesy of the President, and reflect on the past, present and future of Australia’s First Nation people. Twin Peaks is back and Myf is too scared to watch it, while Zan is floating in space after seeing Air live. And did #myfreviewbaywatchthemovie?
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Myf and Zan reflect on the devastating attack in Manchester, and talk about how "woke" teen girl magazines are becoming. Beyonce has raised the bar for baby showers (of course), while Zan is watching rich people in peril on Big Little Lies. And after a week like this, we all need a bit of self-care from Yoko Ono.
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Myf and Zan catch up on Eurovision's controversial winners speech, and binge on season two of Master Of None. And an oral history of The Strokes reveals a lot about dreams and reality in rock n' roll.
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SPOILER ALERT: Myf calls in from Kyiv with all the gossip from behind the scenes at Eurovision. We mourn the sudden loss of legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, and Zan opens her teenage diaries by popular demand.
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Myf and Zan fan the flames of Fyre Festival and influencer culture. A new Netflix show has everyone talking, but not in a good way. Jimmy Kimmel pulls back the curtain to shine a light for us all, and we bang on about fancy Catholics and an anarchist transwoman.
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Myf shares stories of this year's Logies and Zan talks about that "Golden" moment with Molly. They say Happy Beythday to "Lemonade" and face off on FaceApp, while singing. A lot.
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Myf and Zan talk about meeting their heroes, and making them sing karaoke. In the Coachella sandwich, they search for the heart of that festival, and with Record Store Day on the horizon they ponder its intentions and reality.
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Myf and Zan connect deeply with an ABC Newsreader caught off guard, and share their own on-air missteps. A study that proves smart people love trashy films has Myf feeling vindicated. We get an update on #zansravedays. And swoon over Patti Smith’s first Australian concert on her final Australian tour.
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Myf and Zan talk about that ad, and how corporations getting on board with social justice can be a bit on the nose. The Music Editor for the Guardian steps down and has some reflections on how music has changed in the last decade. And Myf hate watches Netflix while Zan gets meta with Homeland.
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Myf and Zan regret not seeing Adele, and talk about other "white whales" they've missed in live music. James Blunt reveals the true meaning behind his mega hit, and fifteen years after it's released, Missy Elliott's "Work It" is the talk of the internet, but why?
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Myf and Zan go behind the scenes of Mimi’s life, as news of her latest venture hits Twitter. And Chuck Berry’s death raises questions around telling the full story of an artist’s legacy.
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Myf and Zan talk about the pull of festivals where you don’t know any of the music, and recap the best video of the week featuring a dalek. A new style of “mom jeans” have been launched and oh boy, what were they thinking? And Myf goes back to the original Westworld while Zan ponders the future of music.
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Myf and Zan catch up on Geena Davis’ gender institute, and talk unconscious bias on screen and stage. High drama with Eurovision and Beauty and the Beast, and even sheep farming gets a mention.
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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff.
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