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.
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...
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?
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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"
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.