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2016: The Year That Was

2016. A year of unexpected victories, devestating losses and of course, memes.

With a few hours left until the world enters 2017, our upcoming News Director Avanti Oberoi has taken the opportunity to collate, commentate and analyse the most influential news stories of the last 12 months. From January to December, David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, the Australian Open to the US Election – what were the events that shaped our year, both domestically and internationally, into the one that we are about to bid farewell to? This is Radio Monash’s “2016: The Year The Was” Read more …

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PODCAST: Episode 4 – In the Nick of time

This week’s episode wasn’t all fun and games as my new business partner, Nick Pederson, came into the studio to make business decisions. Nick and I teamed up to disrupt the huge industry of University Shuttle Bus Timetabling and Nick was so impressed with me during the interview he promised me 100% of profits from our new lucrative app.  When not making big corporate decisions Nick and Jamie discussed their shared love of comedy podcasts. We also explored how Nick’s employment with a not-for-profit company made him revaluate his university studies and career goals. Nick also explains how his parents were accepting of his desires to get into the start-up industry thanks to their past business of squash court ownership. Lastly Nick, a self-confessed modern-pentathlon expert, and I try to come up with an even better and more varied sport for the Olympics.

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It is time to stop scandalising sport

3 years have passed since former head of ASADA Richard Ings decried the ‘blackest day in Australian sport,’ and the skies have not brightened since.

Professional sport is in a bad way in 2016. Few, if any, major sporting events are not subject to scandal and controversy these days. You have to ask: is it the sport that is going downhill, or is the media’s coverage of sport. You will find that it is both. Read more …

The Footy is No Place For Protests

Going to the MCG for a game of AFL isn’t meant to be a political experience. It’s a form of escapism for spectators after a busy week in the real world. But Friday night’s Collingwood vs Richmond game became the setting for a demonstration which quickly found itself out of place.

Members of the far-right nationalist United Patriots Front (UPF) erected a banner reading “Go Pies!”, followed by “Stop the Mosques” underneath one of the video screens in the midst of a group of Collingwood supporters. Read more …