For our first ep back of 2021 I’m talking the Brisbane lockdown and the Victoria lockouts. Then my old boss Tom Ballard from Tonightly joins me to talk about the year ahead.
Also we’ve joined distributor Sanspants. If you’d like to hear the extended interview with Tom (and a couple of extra jokes in the monologue) then subscribe and listen in on Sanspants plus. We’re also doing exclusive BONUS monthly episodes there, full of outtakes, behind the scenes banter and whatever else didn’t make the full show.
In 2021, NEWS FIGHTERS is joining the Australian comedy podcast distributor Sanspants Radio – and is going weekly from January 11.
Sanspants is home to some of Australia’s top comedians making some of Australia’s funniest comedy podcasts. We’ll also be releasing ad-free episodes and bonus content to their premium tier Sanspants Plus.
Jobs, tax cuts, record deficits, zombie businesses, irresponsible lending, axing kids TV shows, blow cushioning – the 2020 budget really has something to confuse and annoy everyone! We break down the big night and look at all the ideologically driven policies designed to turn Australia into a nation of nothing but tradies and landlords.
New episode out: Australia’s COVID-19 political blame game continues, with thousands of Aussies stranded overseas left to fend for themselves while back home the embattled aged care minister Richard Colbeck keeps walking out of questioning.
Also we put the spin on some recent news to make it good-er!
New episode out: While Victoria faces a horrible virus second wave and New South Wales plays whack-a-mole with outbreaks, the Morrison government gives us a mini-budget full of massive cutbacks in the middle of a recession. Can austerity, tax cuts AND tax rises help get Australia out of recession? Also Stefan Pazur stops by to plug his new spin-off podcast ARTS FIGHTERS.
Australia is in its first recession in almost 30 years and the governments solution is for boomers to renovate their kitchens.
Meanwhile in America, the widespread protests against the killing of George Floyd have lead Donald Trump to push the country towards civil war, with his police literally hitting out at Australian news media in the process. Good thing we live in Australia where that would never happen, says Scott Morrison.
Life is returning to normal in post-coronavirus lockdown Australia as the government miscounts Jobkeeper and finds $60 billion behind the back of the couch. But not for you! Also the too-good-to-be-true unemployment numbers, the upcoming China trade war and Labor jumps on the anti-immigration bus. And has anyone checked on Bryan Adams?
News Fighters is a “wacky clips” based Aussie news comedy podcast, created and hosted by ex-Tonightly/Chaser editor Dylan Behan.