ep54: Joe Biden inauguration recap & Tom Walker guests

This week we have an in-depth look at the Australian news coverage of the Joe Biden inauguration and how it may wind up impacting American democracy more than you think.

We also have a quick look at Google’s PR campaign against the government’s news media code, the Dutch government resignation and the U.S. vaccine rollout. 

Then joining us to talk twitching and sans pantsing is award winning comedian Tom Walker, co-host of the podcast bigsofttitty.png (full extended interview available to our supporters on sanspants plus http://www.sanspantsradio.com/plus/)

LISTEN/SUBSCRIBE: podfollow.com/newsfighters/

Watch Tom Walker on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/tomwalkerisgood/
Follow Tom Walker on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tomwalkerisgood
Like Tom Walker on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TomWalkerComedy/
Listen to Tom and Demi’s podcast bigsofttitty.png here: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/podcasts/bigsofttitty-png/

Scott Morrison’s New Years Message

I recut Scott Morrison’s overly optimistic New Years Message to be a bit more reflective of the year ahead. Take a look. (From our latest episode)

Also if you’re new to the show I’ve uploaded and curated a selection of the the “BEST” and most popular episodes from the past two years over at Sanspants Plus (support the show for $5/month)

Members Click here to see the curated selection: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/podcasts/news-fighters-2/

To join click here and give us money: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/plus/

Tom Ballard joins to kick of 2021!

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.

For the regular ep listen here:

Or below:






Sanspants Radio Podcast Network - Listen free or get a premium membership

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.

For more info read the Press Release over on Podnews.


US election episode!

It’s US election time and even though Joe Biden is on track to win, Donald Trump appears to have picked up at least an extra 7 million votes compared to 2016.

Why did this happen and what does the left have to learn from now eternal Trumpism?

Also we look at Australia’s top US election commentary from Karl Stefanovic, Alan Jones Joe Hockey and Malcolm Turnbull.


The “Cushion the Blow” Budget!

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.


SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3nTjbXNgIuAhFzKAZtdh6u

APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-cushion-the-blow-budget/id1453700382?i=1000493791022

The buck passing blame game!

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!

Recession whack-a-mole with the mini-budget!

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.

Watch on Youtube!

New episode: Scott Morrison says don’t protest racism while Trump wants a civil war

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.