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Tell Me Straight

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Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

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Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

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By Apop Girl - Sep 20 2017
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I am an American who subscribes to this podcast and listens to it religiously. It's an excellent resource for understanding the context behind big stories in the news. Hosts are fun, friendly, and good at what they do; the podcast is aptly named. I finish each episode better informed.

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Love from Abroad

By Apop Girl - Sep 20 2017
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I am an American who subscribes to this podcast and listens to it religiously. It's an excellent resource for understanding the context behind big stories in the news. Hosts are fun, friendly, and good at what they do; the podcast is aptly named. I finish each episode better informed.
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Tell Me Straight

Updated 4 days ago

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Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.

Rank #1: Ms, Mrs or Miss: What's in a name?

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Round the world people use pronouns and honorifics that identify or conceal class, gender and marital status. So why do we use language the way we do?

Jul 13 2017

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Rank #2: Catalonia and Spain: A 300 year old break up story

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Catalonia is a region in Spain with delicious food, an epic football club and a lot of money. For 300 years some Catalans have wanted to become their own nation - so why won't Spain let them leave?

Oct 10 2017

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Rank #3: Will South Korea's Kim Jong-un assassination squad succeed?

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Imagine a squad of thousands of military soldiers flying through the night toward North Korea with one job — assassinate the leader Kim Jong-un.

Sep 28 2017

18mins

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Rank #4: Who is telling the truth about Australia's US refugee deal?

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The UN's refugee agency has accused the Australian Government of breaking a promise. So what happened?

Jul 25 2017

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Rank #5: "Ethnic cleansing" is happening in Myanmar, why hasn't Aung San Suu Kyi said anything?

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Rohingya Muslims are fleeing "textbook ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar. So why hasn't country's leader Aung San Su Kyi spoken up?

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #6: James Comey's testimony; aka the 'Super Bowl of US politics' (Part 1)

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Who is James Comey, and why is he defending the FBI's honour in front of a congressional hearing?

Jun 09 2017

16mins

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Rank #7: North Korea: How to stop a missile

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A North Korean missile fired over Japan this week was just a test, but if the missiles really come, will Australia be ready?

Aug 30 2017

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Rank #8: What the same-sex marriage case has to do with Henry VIII

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Is the same-sex marriage postal survey legal? On day one of the High Court hearings, we find out how the arguments went down.

Sep 05 2017

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Rank #9: Why do electricity prices keep going up?

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Electricity prices are expected to go up by as much as 20 per cent this year! Australia has so much coal, gas and renewable energy, so how did this happen?

Jun 19 2017

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Rank #10: What is encryption?

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More and more companies are encrypting communications, making it very difficult for the Government to access your private texts. So what is encryption? And how can the Government get their hands on everyone's messages?

Jun 15 2017

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Rank #11: What are the ethics in true crime podcasting?

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People just can't get enough of hearing about grisly murders. But how does a journalist walk the line between ethical reporting and providing gruesome titillation?

Jun 23 2017

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Rank #12: What happens if you stand next to a gravitational wave?

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Gravitational waves? They're like a fun house mirror without the fun. Today we're talking about perfect mirrors, lasers, and gossiping scientists.

Oct 04 2017

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Rank #13: Mysterious texts lead us on a hunt for answers

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We go down the rabbit hole and discover the telco billing deals costing Aussies millions of dollars a year.

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #14: Why the Government's laws are about more than just encryption

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New laws will force companies to give law enforcement access to encrypted messages. Will it be a weakening of encryption or is it via a more sneaky method?

Jul 14 2017

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Rank #15: James Comey's testimony; aka If you come for the FBI, you best not miss (Part 2)

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James Comey has called Trump a liar and sent him the message that if you come at the FBI, you best not miss.

Jun 09 2017

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