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Hi, I’m Cory O’Connor from Geelong, Australia. My podcast, CORY TALKS features news on what’s happening in the world around us. My opinions feature, but first and foremost is to present factual information for my listeners because facts in journalism seems to be endangered at the moment. I’m not a journalist, but I know enough to see though most of the stuff that is put forth as news in the 21st century. Apart from being a podcaster, I love listening to podcasts, sci-fi, social issues, media, TV and movies.

Hi, I’m Cory O’Connor from Geelong, Australia. My podcast, CORY TALKS features news on what’s happening in the world around us. My opinions feature, but first and foremost is to present factual information for my listeners because facts in journalism seems to be endangered at the moment. I’m not a journalist, but I know enough to see though most of the stuff that is put forth as news in the 21st century. Apart from being a podcaster, I love listening to podcasts, sci-fi, social issues, media, TV and movies.

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Australia

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Hi, I’m Cory O’Connor from Geelong, Australia. My podcast, CORY TALKS features news on what’s happening in the world around us. My opinions feature, but first and foremost is to present factual information for my listeners because facts in journalism seems to be endangered at the moment. I’m not a journalist, but I know enough to see though most of the stuff that is put forth as news in the 21st century. Apart from being a podcaster, I love listening to podcasts, sci-fi, social issues, media, TV and movies.

Twitter:

@corymedia

Language:

English


Episodes

0508 - Check-In

9/30/2021
On this new edition of CORY TALKS… Something totally unexpected happened to me today. Someone I don’t even know, came up to me in the street and gave me a really, really nice compliment. Not enough of that in the world. We all need some niceties right now I think. But when I got home from my walks, I discovered that Victoria had recorded the highest ever one day COVID-19 positive numbers, which was a downer to say the least. One this Check-In special, I talk about that and we hear from...

Duration:00:20:04

0507 - Check-In (Shaken Edition)

9/22/2021
On this new edition of CORY TALKS… It’s a check-in from me… shaken edition. All shook up for more than one reason. There was a 6.0 earthquake east of Melbourne today (Wednesday 22nd September). I didn’t feel it, but many did across Victoria, as well as three other states and the nation’s capital. The primary thing I’m shaken by is the level of rioting that’s been going on lately in Melbourne at protests over the lockdown, mask wearing, social distancing and the construction industry… ooh...

Duration:00:16:04

0506 - I'm vaxxed!

9/16/2021
On this new edition of CORY TALKS… It has been a long time coming. A very long time. But now I am fully vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine. I talk about my path to get to this point. The COVID-19 tests I had when I wasn’t well that both come back negative and the wait to get the vaccine I wanted – the one I felt far less risk about. Thanks to my cousin Faith, who’s taken me to the not so close vaccination centre. I truly appreciate it. Subscribe and turn notifications on so you can...

Duration:00:17:22

0505 - Please consider vaxxing!

9/13/2021
On this new edition of CORY TALKS… Here’s my ten-minute rant on anti-vaxxers and the Federal Government of Australia. Fear not (about the vaccine and what I say in this special), I do not believe there’s some sort of conspiracy to track your movements – your Facebook already does that unless you’ve turned those features off. These are my views. They may also be yours. But they may also NOT be yours. I just ask that you listen. My views are not for political or financial reasons. I...

Duration:00:11:38

0504 - 9/11 Anniversary

9/11/2021
On this new edition of CORYTALKS… Today on this podcast release date, it’s been 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the United States which resulted in the deaths of many thousands of people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. I was reading news back in 2001 and in this special edition of the podcast, I look back at the time and share some audio of me reporting this story to listeners. Subscribe and turn notifications on so you can be alerted when new editions drop. The show’s...

Duration:00:09:51

0503 - 2nd shot special preview

8/20/2021
On this new edition of CORYTALKS… I’ve made my second COVID-19 vaccine appointment now. I’m going to present a special look at my long journey to get vaccinated in an upcoming special edition of the podcast. Subscribe and turn notifications on so you can be alerted when new editions drop. The show’s available on Anchor, Apple, Google, Spotify and other podcast platforms plus YouTube. Get in contact – corytalkspodcast@icloud.com | Vero True Social: vero.co/4au | Twitter:...

Duration:00:02:48

0502 - Victorian Lockdown

7/27/2021
On this special edition of CORYTALKS… VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN – part two The day after the last special edition on the Victorian Lockdown, the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews announced that while the signs were encouraging, Victoria would need more time to get a hold of this Delta variant of COVID-19. The Premier announced the lockdown would be extended for a further seven days. New South Wales removalists seem to have a thing for Victoria. Victoria Police turn some away from the border in...

Duration:00:38:58

0501 - Victorian Lockdown

7/19/2021
On this special edition of CORYTALKS… The Victorian government announced a snap five-day lockdown to deal with COVID-19 Delta variant cases popping up in the state as a result Victorians returning from New South Wales who tested positive and the removalist crew of three who hauled furniture from Sydney to Melbourne and then on to Adelaide – causing headaches for health officials in three states. The lockdown began at 11:59pm on Thursday 15th of July and at the time of publication, is still...

Duration:00:31:36

Mon 12 Jul 2021 (0412)

7/12/2021
On this final edition of Cory Talks… The New South Wales government may actually be taking their lockdown seriously now as restrictions were tightened on Friday and further mask rules taking effect from tomorrow (Tuesday 13 July 2021). Sunday the NSW Premier announced there could be as many as 100 new cases today. Sadly, an elderly woman from New South Wales died from COVID-19. As numbers continue to frustrate hardworking contact tracers and health officials in NSW, news has arisen that...

Duration:00:44:04

Mon 5 Jul 2021 (0411)

7/5/2021
On this new edition of Cory Talks… #ScottyFromMarketing #ScottyTheAnnouncer whatever you wish to call Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, I’m dissecting his (yet another) announcement for a plan – I think it might be a plan for a plan, that he delivered last Friday in relation to the vaccine rollout and his #ScottFromMedicalSchool announcement that those under 40 in Australia could get the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if they wanted to. This is despite the advice from his government’s...

Duration:00:32:50

Thu 1 Jul 2021 (0410)

7/1/2021
On this new edition of Cory Talks… Almost one week into the two-week COVID-19 lockdown in New South Wales. But that’s not the biggest story this week. It’s the Prime Minister acting like he has a degree in science and medicine. It’s dividing medical experts and state governments. There’s links to all the state and territory government websites relating to COVID-19 on my websites, https://corytalks.com and https://coryoconnor.com The Federal Liberal Party’s coalition partner, The Nationals,...

Duration:00:41:41

Sun 27 Jun 2021 (0409)

6/27/2021
On this new edition of Cory Talks… New South Wales finally admits a lockdown is required, although the message from New South Wales Health and the government is not as clear as other jurisdictions. https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19 The Northern Territory announced today a snap 48-hour lockdown in three areas of the Top End. Victoria cautiously watching NSW but is not currently re-evaluating the already eased restrictions in the garden state. Australia and China have launched complaints with the...

Duration:00:28:04

Thu 24 Jun 2021 (0408)

6/24/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… This must make all Australian’s angry – surely! Independent journalist Michael West has published a story that confirms that we indeed have a shortage of the Pfizer vaccine and more importantly, why. Read the story for yourself and don’t forget it when it comes time to vote on the Morrison government. https://www.michaelwest.com.au/governments-appalling-error-rejects-offer-of-40-million-pfizer-doses-in-july-2020/ Updates on the...

Duration:00:40:02

Sun 20 Jun 2021 (0407)

6/20/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… As Victoria gets on top of the COVID outbreak, New South Wales has one of its own. Once again, the NSW government seems a tad slow at getting on to it. Testing needs to improve and mask wearing indoors is only “strongly recommended”. Updates from New South Wales Health – https://health.nsw.gov.au Updated from Victoria – https://coronavirus.vic.gov.au The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will only be administered to Australians over...

Duration:00:27:12

Thu 17 Jun 2021 (0406)

6/17/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… More restrictions to be lifted in Victoria as the Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton asks Victorians to continue getting tested over the winter months so we can stay on top of the COVID-19 situation. I did just this as I’d been feeling a little unwell recently. Hear me read the text message with the results of my COVID-19 test from last Sunday. Victoria has also struggled in the past week with wild weather causing...

Duration:00:32:34

Sun 13 Jun 2021 (0405)

6/13/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… Victoria continues to move carefully and cautiously back to COVID Normal. A slight change to the COVID regulations announced on the last episode, face masks must continue to be worn outside in Greater Melbourne. In the war of words, facts and taxpayers money, who won? Christian Porter or The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The answer depends on who you speak to, but it shouldn’t. The controversial upgrade to the Australian...

Duration:00:22:55

Thu 10 Jun 2021 (0404)

6/10/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria to be eased from 11:59 tonight (Thursday 10 June 2021). I’ve got a round up of those details for you in this edition. The statement from acting Victorian Premier James Merlino and full list of changes are available at https://coronavirus.vic.gov.au While Victoria tries to get this more virulent variant under control, Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged the state to follow New South Wales’ lead in...

Duration:00:25:36

Sun 6 Jun 2021 (0403)

6/6/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… A fresh update on the COVID-19 situation in Victoria, Australia and there’s concerns for the Kappa and Delta variants of coronavirus, as Victorian health officials tirelessly investigate each case. Job security can be a concern at the best of times. While the rich get richer, the rest of us continue to make ends meet. With the lockdown in Victoria and people struggling, the federal government was criticised for refusing to help...

Duration:00:27:40

Thu 3 Jun 2021 (0402)

6/3/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… The latest available information on the Victorian COVID-19 circuit breaker lockdown and the changes that happen tonight. Important listening for all Victorian’s. Prime Minister Scott Morrison met New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern for their annual trans Tasman talks. I find it surprising that New Zealand is on Australia’s side in our conflict with China. Sure, China shares some of the blame, but Australia cannot take the moral high...

Duration:00:24:32

Sun 30 May 2021 (0401)

5/30/2021
Welcome to the Cory Talks Podcast! On this brand-new episode… This is the first episode of season four. In this edition, my conversation with a guy who was trying to get me to believe he works for Amazon Prime. It seems I need to be recording whenever my phone rings with the number of scammers out there. A bit of an update on what’s been happening since the last regular edition of the podcast. Have I got the COVID-19 jab yet… NO. But not because I don’t want to get it. A week long circuit...

Duration:00:26:08