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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.Bang On brings together two of Australia’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).

Latest Episodes

#140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

The crossover of the wellness industry and conspiracy theorists is real (#DoYourResearch), and we explore why. Speaking of Venn diagrams, a new doco on Netflix has everyone talking about the power and intentions of social media. Kanye’s latest tweet-rant resonates, and a doco on Cathy Freeman’s iconic Olympic gold has us crying, and reflecting on what has and hasn’t changed in the past 20 years. Show notes: The wellness realm has fallen into conspiritualism: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/15/the-wellness-realm-has-fallen-into-conspiritualism-i-have-a-sense-why The Social Dilemma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0 Kanye West’s tweets: https://twitter.com/kanyewest Susan Rogers, the woman who created Prince’s vault: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/prince-producer-susan-rogers-take-5-vault-warner-fires-interview/12429818 Louis Vuitton PPE: https://www.vogue.com/article/louis-vuitton-face-shield-luxury-ppe Freeman: https://iview.abc.net.a...

28 min1 d ago
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#140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

#139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

It’s the end of an era as Keeping Up With The Kardashians calls time. We reflect back on the empire (and wealth) this family has built, and why now is the right time to finish. An op-ed penned by robot AI has the human world in a tizz, meanwhile a phenomenon around bookstores and toilets has us oversharing. And everyone is talking about Billie Piper’s incredible performance in I Hate Suzie. Show notes: Keeping Up with the Kardashians: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-ending-season-20-e-kuwtk-1234762635/ Travis Scott Meal: https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/travis-scott-meal-mcdonalds-review.html Mariko Aoki Phenomenon: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/629625/mariko-aoki-phenomenon-pooping-at-bookstore A Robot Wrote This Entire Article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3 AI Media Hype: https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/09/08/the-guardians-gpt-3-generated-article-is-everything-wrong-with-ai-media-hype...

29 min1 w ago
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#139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

#138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

The pandemic is proving to us how much we need to connect with one another. Luckily ingenuity + the internet is here to help this week. A longread on Katy Perry’s music has us digging into the shifting landscape of pop, artistic authenticity, social media, and more. And Michaela Coel’s acclaimed TV series has a surprise landing on Australian screens, finally! Show notes: The Joys of Looking Outside a Strangers Window: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/the-joys-of-looking-out-a-strangers-window Human Online: https://www.human.online/ Penguin Parade live stream: https://www.penguins.org.au/virtual/live-penguin-tv/ How Pop Music’s Teenage Dream Ended: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/09/katy-perry-and-end-pop-smile-album/615757/ I May Destroy You: https://junkee.com/i-may-destroy-you-streaming-australia/268862 The Salisbury Poisonings: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-salisbury-poisonings Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: http...

31 min2 w ago
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#138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

Back Next Week

Hey Bang Fam. No episode this week. We're fine, don't worry! We'll be back to bang on with you next week. Can't wait to catch up then. Much love, Myf and Zan x Don't forget you can email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au Bang On is produced by Double J. it is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

17 s3 w ago
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#137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

The normally apolitical Ms Dolly Parton has spoken out in support of Black Lives Matter, which has us looking back at the Dolly Parton’s America podcast and thinking about the theme of “unity” that is dominating US politics this week. Cardi B has interviewed Joe Biden, and Cher is VOLUNTEERING (all caps) at her local post office. 2020, you’re a wild time! And a report auditing diversity on Australian broadcast news and current affairs has us shocked but not surprised. We chat about where the responsibility lies for change. Myf is also watching Indian Matchmaking and Zan bangs on about a new documentary by Steven Oliver (Black Comedy) about Captain Cook's arrival in Australia. Show notes: Dolly Parton speaks out: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53783257 Cardi B interviews Biden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o71LtfUtSAo Cher volunteers: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9436872/cher-post-office-volunteering-struggle Lack of diversity on Australian TV news:...

25 minAUG 20
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#137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

#136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have caused a ruckus online following the release of their sex positive collab “WAP”, but the reactions to it’s message are divided, and the hot takes are multiplying. We dive in. Meanwhile Nick Cave has weighed in on the cancel culture debate, and a couple of twins in Indiana are bringing us joy with their reactions to songs we thought everyone had heard. Myf bangs on about the new Trace true-crime podcast and Zan sticks it out with comedy-drama series The Politician. Show notes: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Should Be Celebrated: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/12/cardi-b-megan-thee-stallion-wap-celebrated-not-scolded Ben Shapiro on WAP: https://junkee.com/ben-shapiro-wap-cardi-megan/265571 Brown Girls Do It Too podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08k5cp0/episodes/downloads Guys We’ve F**ked podcast: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/corinne-fisher-and-krystyna-hutchinson-465/guys-we-f-d-luminary-exclusive/61ef47bf-07ce-4c3...

28 minAUG 13
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#136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

#135: Ellen, Black is King, Dog Poo Bag

The rise and (possible) fall of Ellen DeGeneres has been filling the feeds, and we’re deciphering what it all means. Beyoncé has dropped her new visual album "Black is King", and Myf has managed to find a Disney+ login to watch it. And even though there are no runways, we've found a fashion accessory to keep us going in this lockdown. To the dog park. Show notes: Ellen DeGeneres: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/aug/04/so-ellen-degeneres-is-not-as-nice-as-we-thought-shes-been-saying-that-all-along Beyonce’s Black is King Pitchfork review: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/beyonce-black-is-king-review-awe-inspiring-looks-muddled-messages/ Black is King Does Everything It Needs To: https://www.vulture.com/2020/08/beyonce-black-is-king-disney-movie-review.html Black is King: Let’s Discuss: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/arts/music/beyonce-black-is-king.html Why We Must Be Careful When Watching Black Is King: https://www.essence.com/entertainment/only-essence/beyonces-black...

25 minAUG 6
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#135: Ellen, Black is King, Dog Poo Bag

#134: Challenge Accepted, Taylor’s folklore, KFC Crocs

Black and white selfies of “women supporting women” have been flooding our feeds this week, but why? Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez’s speech on the floor of US Congress has us fist pumping, while Taylor Swift’s surprise album has the music world reviewing. We give our take, somewhat fearfully, due to Swiftie stans. And as it is written, so it shall be done; the KFC Crocs collab is finally here. Plus, Zan is in awe of Julia Baird's book Phosphorescence and Myf takes a journey with Miriam Margolyes. Show notes: Why Women Are Posting Black & White Selfies: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/style/challenge-accepted-instagram.html AOC speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4ueUtkRQ0 AOC: Women Who Refuse to Be Silenced: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/25/aoc-speech-represents-future-america-women AOC: A masterclass speech: https://www.smh.com.au/national/ocasio-cortez-s-masterclass-speech-busted-a-myth-we-should-all-reject-20200726-p55fid.html Taylor Swift stans: htt...

33 minJUL 30
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#134: Challenge Accepted, Taylor’s folklore, KFC Crocs

#133: Kanye, Netflix Cancel Culture, Q Mag

It’s been a turbulent week for Kanye West, and the responses to his breakdowns has us again discussing the understanding and compassion towards mental health in celebrity culture. Netflix’s 3 seasons and you’re out policy prompts us to take a bigger look at the legacy of great television series, and how streaming services are disrupting the game. Plus, fashion face masks and what does the demise of Q Mag mean for long form music journalism? Myf also shares her love for a new show created by Mindy Kaling and Zan felt all the feelings reading Colson Whitehead's award-winning book The Nickel Boys. Show notes: Kim KW statement: https://pitchfork.com/news/kim-kardashian-west-releases-statement-on-kanye-mental-health/ Mental Health stigma: https://www.pedestrian.tv/music/kanye-west-breakdown-jokes-mental-health-stigmas/ Bauer closes 8 magazines: https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/bauer-shuts-eight-magazines-including-nw-and-ok-in-covid-downturn-20200721-p55dyn.html The end of Q ...

28 minJUL 23
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#133: Kanye, Netflix Cancel Culture, Q Mag

#132 Ausmusic's Me Too Moment, Cutting Cakes and Free Britney

The Australian music industry is experiencing its first public #MeToo moment and we’re wondering what it will take to create real systemic change, in this small scene. Meanwhile, an exceptional feature on Thandie Newton has us pumped up, and people cutting cakes that look like things that are not cakes has us confused. The Free Britney movement is rising again, giving new context to her social media posts. And a new look wetsuit has Myf absolutely jazzed. Show notes: The Australian Music Industry’s #MeToo moment: https://junkee.com/metoo-australian-music-industry/245119 Jack Stafford’s response on Medium: https://medium.com/@re._stacks/statement-5812e59db607 Thandi Newton in Vulture: https://www.vulture.com/article/thandie-newton-in-conversation.html Hyper realistic cake cutting: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/style/what-is-the-cake-meme.html Dr Karl’s uterus cake: https://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/2011/11/24/3375105.htm?xml=3375105.mediarss.xml#bigpicturepos Free Britne...

29 minJUL 16
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#132 Ausmusic's Me Too Moment, Cutting Cakes and Free Britney

Latest Episodes

#140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

The crossover of the wellness industry and conspiracy theorists is real (#DoYourResearch), and we explore why. Speaking of Venn diagrams, a new doco on Netflix has everyone talking about the power and intentions of social media. Kanye’s latest tweet-rant resonates, and a doco on Cathy Freeman’s iconic Olympic gold has us crying, and reflecting on what has and hasn’t changed in the past 20 years. Show notes: The wellness realm has fallen into conspiritualism: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/15/the-wellness-realm-has-fallen-into-conspiritualism-i-have-a-sense-why The Social Dilemma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0 Kanye West’s tweets: https://twitter.com/kanyewest Susan Rogers, the woman who created Prince’s vault: https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/prince-producer-susan-rogers-take-5-vault-warner-fires-interview/12429818 Louis Vuitton PPE: https://www.vogue.com/article/louis-vuitton-face-shield-luxury-ppe Freeman: https://iview.abc.net.a...

28 min1 d ago
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#140: The Social Dilemma, Kanye vs Universal, Freeman

#139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

It’s the end of an era as Keeping Up With The Kardashians calls time. We reflect back on the empire (and wealth) this family has built, and why now is the right time to finish. An op-ed penned by robot AI has the human world in a tizz, meanwhile a phenomenon around bookstores and toilets has us oversharing. And everyone is talking about Billie Piper’s incredible performance in I Hate Suzie. Show notes: Keeping Up with the Kardashians: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-ending-season-20-e-kuwtk-1234762635/ Travis Scott Meal: https://www.vulture.com/2020/09/travis-scott-meal-mcdonalds-review.html Mariko Aoki Phenomenon: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/629625/mariko-aoki-phenomenon-pooping-at-bookstore A Robot Wrote This Entire Article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3 AI Media Hype: https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/09/08/the-guardians-gpt-3-generated-article-is-everything-wrong-with-ai-media-hype...

29 min1 w ago
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#139: The Kardashians, AI, I Hate Suzie

#138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

The pandemic is proving to us how much we need to connect with one another. Luckily ingenuity + the internet is here to help this week. A longread on Katy Perry’s music has us digging into the shifting landscape of pop, artistic authenticity, social media, and more. And Michaela Coel’s acclaimed TV series has a surprise landing on Australian screens, finally! Show notes: The Joys of Looking Outside a Strangers Window: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/the-joys-of-looking-out-a-strangers-window Human Online: https://www.human.online/ Penguin Parade live stream: https://www.penguins.org.au/virtual/live-penguin-tv/ How Pop Music’s Teenage Dream Ended: https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/09/katy-perry-and-end-pop-smile-album/615757/ I May Destroy You: https://junkee.com/i-may-destroy-you-streaming-australia/268862 The Salisbury Poisonings: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/the-salisbury-poisonings Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: http...

31 min2 w ago
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#138: Human connection, Pop Music, I May Destroy You

Back Next Week

Hey Bang Fam. No episode this week. We're fine, don't worry! We'll be back to bang on with you next week. Can't wait to catch up then. Much love, Myf and Zan x Don't forget you can email us: bangon.podcast@abc.net.au Bang On is produced by Double J. it is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn.

17 s3 w ago
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Back Next Week

#137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

The normally apolitical Ms Dolly Parton has spoken out in support of Black Lives Matter, which has us looking back at the Dolly Parton’s America podcast and thinking about the theme of “unity” that is dominating US politics this week. Cardi B has interviewed Joe Biden, and Cher is VOLUNTEERING (all caps) at her local post office. 2020, you’re a wild time! And a report auditing diversity on Australian broadcast news and current affairs has us shocked but not surprised. We chat about where the responsibility lies for change. Myf is also watching Indian Matchmaking and Zan bangs on about a new documentary by Steven Oliver (Black Comedy) about Captain Cook's arrival in Australia. Show notes: Dolly Parton speaks out: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53783257 Cardi B interviews Biden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o71LtfUtSAo Cher volunteers: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9436872/cher-post-office-volunteering-struggle Lack of diversity on Australian TV news:...

25 minAUG 20
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#137 Dolly speaks out, Cher goes postal, Media diversity disappoints

#136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have caused a ruckus online following the release of their sex positive collab “WAP”, but the reactions to it’s message are divided, and the hot takes are multiplying. We dive in. Meanwhile Nick Cave has weighed in on the cancel culture debate, and a couple of twins in Indiana are bringing us joy with their reactions to songs we thought everyone had heard. Myf bangs on about the new Trace true-crime podcast and Zan sticks it out with comedy-drama series The Politician. Show notes: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Should Be Celebrated: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/12/cardi-b-megan-thee-stallion-wap-celebrated-not-scolded Ben Shapiro on WAP: https://junkee.com/ben-shapiro-wap-cardi-megan/265571 Brown Girls Do It Too podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08k5cp0/episodes/downloads Guys We’ve F**ked podcast: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/corinne-fisher-and-krystyna-hutchinson-465/guys-we-f-d-luminary-exclusive/61ef47bf-07ce-4c3...

28 minAUG 13
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#136: WAP, Nick Cave, Phil Collins Reactions

#135: Ellen, Black is King, Dog Poo Bag

The rise and (possible) fall of Ellen DeGeneres has been filling the feeds, and we’re deciphering what it all means. Beyoncé has dropped her new visual album "Black is King", and Myf has managed to find a Disney+ login to watch it. And even though there are no runways, we've found a fashion accessory to keep us going in this lockdown. To the dog park. Show notes: Ellen DeGeneres: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/aug/04/so-ellen-degeneres-is-not-as-nice-as-we-thought-shes-been-saying-that-all-along Beyonce’s Black is King Pitchfork review: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/beyonce-black-is-king-review-awe-inspiring-looks-muddled-messages/ Black is King Does Everything It Needs To: https://www.vulture.com/2020/08/beyonce-black-is-king-disney-movie-review.html Black is King: Let’s Discuss: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/arts/music/beyonce-black-is-king.html Why We Must Be Careful When Watching Black Is King: https://www.essence.com/entertainment/only-essence/beyonces-black...

25 minAUG 6
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#135: Ellen, Black is King, Dog Poo Bag

#134: Challenge Accepted, Taylor’s folklore, KFC Crocs

Black and white selfies of “women supporting women” have been flooding our feeds this week, but why? Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez’s speech on the floor of US Congress has us fist pumping, while Taylor Swift’s surprise album has the music world reviewing. We give our take, somewhat fearfully, due to Swiftie stans. And as it is written, so it shall be done; the KFC Crocs collab is finally here. Plus, Zan is in awe of Julia Baird's book Phosphorescence and Myf takes a journey with Miriam Margolyes. Show notes: Why Women Are Posting Black & White Selfies: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/style/challenge-accepted-instagram.html AOC speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4ueUtkRQ0 AOC: Women Who Refuse to Be Silenced: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/25/aoc-speech-represents-future-america-women AOC: A masterclass speech: https://www.smh.com.au/national/ocasio-cortez-s-masterclass-speech-busted-a-myth-we-should-all-reject-20200726-p55fid.html Taylor Swift stans: htt...

33 minJUL 30
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#134: Challenge Accepted, Taylor’s folklore, KFC Crocs

#133: Kanye, Netflix Cancel Culture, Q Mag

It’s been a turbulent week for Kanye West, and the responses to his breakdowns has us again discussing the understanding and compassion towards mental health in celebrity culture. Netflix’s 3 seasons and you’re out policy prompts us to take a bigger look at the legacy of great television series, and how streaming services are disrupting the game. Plus, fashion face masks and what does the demise of Q Mag mean for long form music journalism? Myf also shares her love for a new show created by Mindy Kaling and Zan felt all the feelings reading Colson Whitehead's award-winning book The Nickel Boys. Show notes: Kim KW statement: https://pitchfork.com/news/kim-kardashian-west-releases-statement-on-kanye-mental-health/ Mental Health stigma: https://www.pedestrian.tv/music/kanye-west-breakdown-jokes-mental-health-stigmas/ Bauer closes 8 magazines: https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/bauer-shuts-eight-magazines-including-nw-and-ok-in-covid-downturn-20200721-p55dyn.html The end of Q ...

28 minJUL 23
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#133: Kanye, Netflix Cancel Culture, Q Mag

#132 Ausmusic's Me Too Moment, Cutting Cakes and Free Britney

The Australian music industry is experiencing its first public #MeToo moment and we’re wondering what it will take to create real systemic change, in this small scene. Meanwhile, an exceptional feature on Thandie Newton has us pumped up, and people cutting cakes that look like things that are not cakes has us confused. The Free Britney movement is rising again, giving new context to her social media posts. And a new look wetsuit has Myf absolutely jazzed. Show notes: The Australian Music Industry’s #MeToo moment: https://junkee.com/metoo-australian-music-industry/245119 Jack Stafford’s response on Medium: https://medium.com/@re._stacks/statement-5812e59db607 Thandi Newton in Vulture: https://www.vulture.com/article/thandie-newton-in-conversation.html Hyper realistic cake cutting: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/style/what-is-the-cake-meme.html Dr Karl’s uterus cake: https://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/2011/11/24/3375105.htm?xml=3375105.mediarss.xml#bigpicturepos Free Britne...

29 minJUL 16
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#132 Ausmusic's Me Too Moment, Cutting Cakes and Free Britney
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