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Q&A's 'balanced' guest panels and billionaire newspaper owners

On this week's episode of Spin Cycle, Jess and Charlie return and talk about Q+A's controversial panel inclusions, racism in the AFL, the UK's budget struggles and billionaires buying newspapers for their children.

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Exploring the world of food writing with Jess Ho

This week on Spin Cycle, Jess and Charlie talk to Jess Ho, food writer and former food/drink editor of Time Out Melbourne. She is also the author of Raised By Wolves, a…

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The Importance of Community Media

It's Radiothon time at Triple R and the entire Spin Cycle team has reunited to help spread the word about the importance of community and listener funded media.  They're joined by special guest…

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Crikey Goes Global

Jess and Charlie chat through the news stories of the week, the biggest involving Charlie's employer, Crikey, in the week that Lachlan Murdoch filed proceedings for defamation against the independent news site. They…

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Secret ministries, prime ministerial memes and what got lost in the noise

This week on a guest-free Spin Cycle, Jess and Charlie get into the details of Scott Morrison's many secret ministries, what senior journalists knew and when, and the ethics of holding back a…

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Young journos are bringing authenticity to regional reporting on the housing crisis

Saffron Howden is a journalist providing editorial training to regional publications across the country with ACM (Australian Community Media). Charlie and Jess talk to her about the series, Young & Regional, encouraging young…

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What does The Washington Post want to know about Australia?

This week, the Spin Cycle team welcome award-winning journalist Michael Miller who has the spent the last year covering Australia as a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. He talks through the…

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How Crown Casino and other corporate behemoths evade scrutiny

This week, the Spin Cycle team is joined by Tom Ravlic, a journalist and author to discuss his new book Crown: Playing in the Shadows. Ravlic delves into how Crown was able to…

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Why are we still punishing whistleblowers?

Charlie and Jess are joined by Iraq War whistleblower and independent MP, Andrew Wilkie, in this raw and fascinating discussion about the price whistleblowers pay and the urgent need for better protection.

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A deep dive into education reporting

This week, The Spin Cycle team are joined by The Age's Education Editor Adam Carey, for a longform conversation about all things education reporting. Learn about what its like to work on the…

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Indigenous Voices in Modern Media and Schoolyard Accountability

This week on Spin Cycle, Jess Lilley welcomes special guest host and Triple R's own Elizabeth McCarthy. The two discuss the recent Logies Awards drama and share their thoughts on The Cut's recent…

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How To (Not) Get Away With Plagiarism

This week's episode of Spin Cycle welcomes The Saturday Paper's Arts Editor Alison Croggan. Alison shares her thouhgts on the developing Peter Hughes/Miles Franklin plagiarism scandal, and makes sense of Hughes' explanation in…

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Defamation: A Help or Hindrance to Public Interest Journalism

This week on Spin Cycle, Jess Lilley and Charlie Lewis welcome writer, lawyer, and defamation law specialist Michael Bradley. Michael shares his thoughts on 2022's rising defamation cases among public figures and comments…

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How Does The Media's Role in Covering Mass-Shootings Incite Further Gun Violence

This week on Spin Cycle, the team is joined by special guest Dr Glynn Greensmith, Journalism Lecturer at Curtin Uni, and ABC broadcaster/researcher. Glynn hops on the line to talk through the recent…

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Federal Election 2022 Post-Mortem, A Toothless News Corp

For the first time since the federal election campaign, the full Spin Cycle team are back in the studio. Jess Lilley, Najma Sambul and Charlie Lewis reunite to share their election night experiences…

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How The Media Fails Palestine

Jess Lilley and Najma Sambul are back together in the studio once again, joined this week by special guest host and digital producer for ABC News Breakfast, Ahmed Yussuf. Ahmed chats about his…

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The Power And Passion Of Blak Media

This week, Jess Lilley is solo in the studio with both Najma and Charlie hard at work covering the federal election. Charlie hops on the line direct from WA to give some insight…

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The Ins And Outs Of Pop Culture And Entertainment Reporting In 2022

This week on Spin Cycle, Jess Lilley and Najma Sambul jump on the line with author, writer and entertainment reporter Patrick Lenton, to talk about the ins and outs of pop culture…