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60 - Saving MP Kelly

12/6/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown. Matthew takes a shot at explaining why the Liberal party continues to pander to their conservative wing with the forced endorsement of MP Craig Kelly.

Duration:01:48:13

59 - The Fitness Facade

11/29/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown Matthew sits down with former personal trainers Katie Ingham and Cameron Moss to discuss the behind the scenes of the unregulated fitness industry.

Duration:03:56:19

58 - Stan Lee

11/22/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew discusses the cultural impact of Stan Lee and his work in creating some of the worlds most popular characters with special guest Holly from the Weird crap in Australia podcast.

Duration:03:01:05

57 - Should Muslims police themselves?

11/15/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown podcast Matthew takes on Scott Morrison's latest comments on Islamic extremism and who is responsible.

Duration:00:47:25

56 - Should the Melbourne Cup be Banned?

11/8/2018
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A 3200m/2mi race that pits 24 horses against each other for the $4 million prize. Held at exactly 3pm, the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup is quite literally "the race that stops the nation". But what is the cost of such a race? Since 2013, 6 horses have either died or been euthanized as a direct consequence of competing. Join Matthew as he examines the why and how of the Melbourne Cup, and the efforts of boycotters...

Duration:01:37:41

55 - Infiltrating the Nationals

11/2/2018
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On this weeks episode Matthew shares his views on the infiltration of the Australian National Party by Alt Right and white fascist elements.

Duration:01:51:10

54 - The Wentworth by-election

10/26/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew analysis's the results of the Wentworth by-election and how it could be hinting at a liberal government defeat in 2019. But is the lesson being taken to heart or will the alt-right wing faction of the liberal party put their collective heads in the sand?

Duration:01:29:33

53 - The politics of Pauline Hanson

10/18/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew takes a look at the politics of one of Australia's most notorious politicians Pauline Hanson.

Duration:00:48:59

52 - Catchup 2.0

10/11/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown Matthew looks at the three biggest news story's of the week and how they relate back to previous podcasts topics. It's time for another catch up.

Duration:02:35:49

51 - Revisiting the comics industry with Mal Briggs

10/4/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew revisits the comic book industry with Mal Briggs, co-owner of Impact Comics. The dynamic duo discuss the cyclical nature of comics, comics-gate and the Baterwang (Not a typo).

Duration:03:51:13

50 - Australia and Atheism

9/27/2018
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On this weeks episode Matthew takes to task religion and why over 7 million Australians are not being represented.

Duration:00:38:43

49 - Reality TV and Journalism

9/21/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew explains ways we are manipulated into taking reality TV shows seriously and the hand in hand relationship that the media has with the billion dollar industry.

Duration:00:31:22

48 - Freedom of speech

9/14/2018
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A man in Melbourne draws a cartoon and a young girl refuses to sing the national anthem. Both are utilising freedom of speech but are treated radically different. On this week's episode Matthew wades into the murkiness of the right to freedom of speech.

Duration:00:45:52

The Modern Meltdown Episode 47 - Houston we have a problem

9/6/2018
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On this week's episode Matthew talks space! Specifically the possible sabotage to the Soyuz space capsule docked with the International Space Station and how the media rates the story as part of the 24 hour news cycle.

Duration:01:23:15

The Modern Meltdown Episode 46 - Great Australian Pods with Chery Gladman

8/31/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown podcast Matt speaks with Chery Gladman on her efforts to catalogue and promote Australian podcasts. You can visit Chery's website Great Australian Pods at http://www.greataustralianpods.com/p/home-page.html

Duration:00:57:19

The Modern Meltdown Episode 45 - #Libspill3

8/24/2018
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On this week's episode of The Modern Meltdown podcast Matthew shares his dismay at the current status of politics in Australia as we usher in another Prime Minister after our former PM works on removing the knife from their back.

Duration:00:50:04

The Modern Meltdown Episode 44 - Fraser Anning's Final Solution

8/17/2018
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On this weeks podcast Matthew pulls apart the motivations behind Fraser Anning's maiden political speech and explains why you shouldn't pay any attention to it.

Duration:00:36:38

The Modern Meltdown Episode 43 - You can punch each other on the field not in the street

8/10/2018
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On this weeks episode of The Modern Meltdown Matthew points out the elephant in the corner when it comes to the punch of AFL player Anfrew Brayshaw. Why is it illegal to punch someone on the street but not on the AFL field.

Duration:01:06:38

The Modern Meltdown Episode 42 - Aurora shooting survivor Andre Gonzalez

8/3/2018
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On this weeks episode of The Modern Meltdown Matthew speaks with Andre Gonzalez one of the survivors of the Aurora mass shooting. Andre discusses the current state of gun violence in American and how he channelled his traumatic experience into a creative pursuit with his new book series "Insanity"

Duration:01:01:13

The Modern Meltdown Episode 41 - The Death of Fairfax

7/27/2018
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On this weeks episode Matthew chats about the end of Fairfax media in Australia with his former Fairfax colleague Graham Spencer. The two remissness about the better times and speculate on what the future holds for one of Australia's oldest media brands.

Duration:01:20:31