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Knackers & The Vadge
Podcast by Helen Razer
Feb 14, 2020
Episode 33: Nazeem Hussain
The thirty-third episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge discuss the folly of expecting NGOs, CVE programs or stand-up comedy to meaningfully change the world, with comedian Nazeem Hussain.
1 hr 17 min
Nov 28, 2019
Episode 32: The Doona The Better
The thirty-second (ugh, that's confusing) episode, in which Knackers & The Vadge are two in the bed and the little one said, 'Roll over!', so they all rolled over and this fell out.
1 hr 32 min
Sep 26, 2019
Episode 31: The Lost Demo Tape
The sort-of thirty-first episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge discuss the current events of ages ago in this long-rumoured, much anticipated, recently unearthed lost demo rarity bootleg thingo from before Knackers was so tragically rendered mute.
Aug 11, 2019
Episode 30: Dr Elizabeth Humphrys
The thirtieth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge discuss neoliberalism, unions, labour and Labor with Dr Elizabeth Humphrys.
Jul 26, 2019
Episode 29: Professor Steve Keen
The twenty-ninth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge discuss the Australian Economic Miracle*, financialisation, Universal Basic Income, debt forgiveness and much more besides with heterodox economist Professor Steve Keen. * Not a miracle.
1 hr 42 min
May 11, 2019
Episode 28: Jim Casey
The twenty-eighth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge discuss the fantasy of deliberative democracy and the reality of industrial relations with the Australian Greens' candidate for Grayndler, Jim Casey.
Apr 20, 2019
Episode 27: Aamer Rahman
The twenty-seventh episode, in which Knackers & The Vadge discuss the Christchurch massacre, the Paris fire, and liberal myopia with comedian Aamer Rahman.
Apr 14, 2019
Episode 26: Jeremy Poxon
The twenty-sixth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge are definitely not derelict in their Derridean double-reading duties with the Australian Unemployed Workers Union's Jeremy Poxon.
1 hr 39 min
Apr 12, 2019
Episode 25: Julian Burnside
The twenty-fifth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge disagree on just about everything with The Australian Greens' candidate for Kooyong, Julian Burnside.
Mar 22, 2019
Episode 24: Francis Leach
The twenty-fourth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge talk to Francis Leach again. They'll make him a Proper Leftist one day. Not today, mind; but, one day. Just you listen.
1 hr 44 min
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 23: Professor Gary Foley
The twenty-third episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge talk with Professor Gary Foley about land rights, gentrification, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, and other variations on the theme of white privilege.
1 hr 26 min
Feb 24, 2019
Episode 22: Digital Manipulation Gets Right Up The Vadge
The twenty-second episode (don't get too excited, it actually goes for forty-five minutes), in which Knackers and The Vadge talk to those of you who do not find yourselves "digitally excluded" about those who do, and also some fun things.
Jan 21, 2019
Episode 21: The Vadge Melts Down
Episode twenty-one, in which The Vadge has fuggen had it. Like, properly.
1 hr 5 min
Jan 12, 2019
Episode 20: Tarneen Onus-Williams
The twentieth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge speak with great ignorance and discernible white defensiveness to Tarneen Onus-Williams about Aboriginal protest.
1 hr 47 min
Jan 5, 2019
Episode 19: Word of the Year
The nineteenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge reflect upon the Word of the Year for the turd of a year that was 2018.
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 18: Flick Ruby
The eighteenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge celebrate Chrissyleaks with Flick Ruby.
1 hr 16 min
Dec 17, 2018
Episode 17: Rick Kuhn
The seventeenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge definitely don't squander their time with eminent Marxist scholar Rick Kuhn by focusing on trivialities instead of Marxism, because that would be ridiculous.
Nov 29, 2018
Episode 16: Lee Rhiannon
The sixteenth episode, wherein Knackers and The Vadge skip school and finally talk with someone who has actually properly engaged with the idea of Historical Materialism; namely, Lee Rhiannon. She's alright, she is.
Nov 18, 2018
Episode 15: Tom Ballard
The somewhat-anticipated fifteenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge spend an hour introducing comedian Tom Ballard, and then have to leave for a book launch before he gets a chance to say anything.
1 hr 9 min
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 14: Stephen Jolly
The fourteenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge wittingly embroil themselves in a cash-for-comment scandal by hosting Stephen Jolly from the Victorian Socialists at the behest of a shadowy Patreon donor known only as 'Angus'.
Sep 29, 2018
Episode 13: Rai Gaita
The thirteenth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge assert a number of things and then their moral philosopher guest gets all, like, moral philosophy-y on them. Yes, you're right. How VERY dare he.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 12: Guy Rundle
The twelfth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge ponder what even politics is, with a little help from Back in Time for Dinner, the 'keto' diet, #MeToo, and Guy Rundle.
1 hr 53 min
Sep 13, 2018
Episode 11: RK&TVOK Day
The eleventh episode, in which Knackers & The Vadge R not OK.
1 hr 5 min
Sep 3, 2018
Episode 10: Weekend at Johnnie's
The tenth episode, in which fun-loving salespeople Knackers & The Vadge are invited by Senator John 'Johnnie' McCain to stay the weekend at his beach house. Little do they know that Johnnie is the perpetrator of a fraud they've uncovered and is arranging to have them killed. When the plan backfires and Johnnie is killed instead, the buddies decide not to let a little death spoil their vacation. They pretend Johnnie is still alive, leading to hijinks and corpse desecration galore.
Aug 18, 2018
Episode 9: Father of The Vadge
The ninth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge sit down to discuss the Mullumbimby of the past, The Weekend Australian of the present, and the political-economic prospects of the future, with Trevor Vadge.
1 hr 15 min
Jun 17, 2018
Episode 8: Eddie Perfect
The messy eighth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge get sidetracked a few times and neglect to ever circle back to Ed's story about the Rage Against the Machine Girl ... or talk about anything Marxist.
3 hr 14 min
May 5, 2018
Episode 7: Marx's Birthday
The belated seventh episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge celebrate Uncle Karl's two-hundredth birthday.
1 hr 4 min
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 6: Francis Leach
The sixth episode, in which Knackers & The Vadge once again threaten, and then fail, to discuss 'fake news' with Francis Leach.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 5, 2018
Episode 5: Chris Graham
The fifth episode, in which Knackers and The Vadge talk to Chris Graham, to check it's cool if they call his publication New Matil, and also to see if he's shameless enough to write a glowing review in it of a podcast episode in which he's the guest.
1 hr 41 min
Mar 25, 2018
Episode 4: Roz Ward
The difficult fourth episode, in which K&TV speak to activist, academic, avowed Marxist and known homosexualist, Roz Ward, about stuff.
1 hr 41 min
Mar 10, 2018
Episode 3: Dr. Shakira Hussein (Part 2)
The third episode, which is really just the rest of the second episode, but which we will all agree to call the third episode, okay?
Mar 7, 2018
Episode 2: Dr. Shakira Hussein (Part 1)
The second episode, in which The Vadge bangs on for entirely too long in a vain attempt to disguise the fact that she did not leave nearly enough time to edit her and Knackers' interview with Dr. Shakira Hussein in time for International (Working) Women's Day.
Feb 25, 2018
Episode 1: Francis Leach
The inaugural episode, in which Knackers & The Vadge have a thing or two to say about Frank's heroes, John Maynard Keynes and Honest Abe.
1 hr 17 min