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Join Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe as they debrief on the biggest conversations of the week about music, art, life and stuff. Bang On brings together two of Australia’s most respected and most loved music journalists and presenters – who are also great friends, with your one stop shop for all theRead more

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#197: Adele, Word of the Year, Grace Under Fire

Nov 25 • 48:01
It’s all about Adele this week; the launch, the teacher moment, the Spotify hustle, and that interview, or non-interview… we dig in.

Macquarie Australian English Dictionary are putting forth their picks for the word of the year, and we have more questions than answers.

And a message from one of our Bang Fam has us thinking about the complexities and exhaustion of pushing f...

#196: Britney Freed, Marilyn Manson, Daniel Johns

Nov 18 • 33:33
It’s Britney, bitch! Yes it is, and she’s finally free. We revel in hearing her voice truly for the first time in years, and the voice she’s giving to others.

Taylor Swift’s re-recording of Red has broken records and provided a platform too, it’s pretty awesome to see two pop stars shining a light on power imbalances we didn’t really understand, before.

Speaking of which, ...

#195: 007, Travis Scott, Roadrunner

Nov 11 • 34:04
We’re sifting through and making sense of the week that was, while looking with our eyes and listening with our ears.

No Time to Die has finally opened, and Zan has her spoiler-free hot takes on the new James Bond (and what phone he’s using).

The tragic death of eight people at Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ festival raises questions about how why it happened, and if the artist...

#194: Sally Rooney, Metaverse, Frayed

Nov 4 • 33:44
We’re coming off a weekend of moving house and not moving much, and there’s plenty to chat about.

Zan finally finished the latest Sally Rooney book, and has some thoughts.

Meanwhile chatter about the “Great Resignation” happening in the States makes us wonder if it’ll happen here, and we once again embrace our new found roles as careers counsellors.

Reality is getting a re...

#193: Josh Cavallo, TipTop, Maid

Oct 28 • 43:47
Zan and Myf are back to wrap the week that was, and oh boy it went all over the place.

Adelaide United football player Josh Cavallo came out publicly; a rare event in Australian sport and we couldn’t be more stoked.

TipTop bread is trending on Twitter but why?

And a brilliant piece exploring different people’s inner voices has us wondering about the scenes going on in our ...

#192: Succession, Dark Side of Wellness, The Bachelorette

Oct 21 • 44:26
One of the best shows ever is back, and we’re digging into the visceral one-liners, the power, the politics, all of it, as Succession returns.

A well rounded read on the crossover of the wellness industry and conspiracy theorists has us thinking about what leads us (all of us) to different ways of thinking.

And as lockdown lifts in Melbourne, and greater freedoms are felt ...

#191: 4 Corners, Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly, Vigil

Oct 14 • 40:13
Last week’s discussion of work and worth got a big response from the Bang Fam, and this week we’re digging deeper into how we spend our lives and how to become time millionaires. It’s a thing.

A 4 Corners story investigating allegations of toxic work culture and abuse within Sony Music Australia reignites conversations around what’s next.

And a GQ feature on Megan Fox and ...

#190: Bad Art Friend, Self-Objectification, Summer of Soul

Oct 7 • 43:01
The Gouldian Finch is holding strong in the final moments of Bird of the Year; will this rainbow pom pom take the crown?

Tweets have definitely been louder this week, that’s for sure, after Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp went offline for hours, leaving people to flock to Twitter. What did the outage say about our daily habits and addictions?

Meanwhile an epic long read a...

#189: Birds, Bingeing, Morning Wars

Sep 30 • 35:48
Bird of the Year is back and the twitchers in us are absolutely frothing.

Will the Ibis rise (from the bin) to claim the crown? The humble Magpie? What about the Tawny Frogmouth? Myf and Zan will reveal who they’re backing and why we love this annual poll of winged creatures.

When we’re not bird watching, we’re binge viewing. But many streaming services are turning away fr...

#188: Met Gala, The Activist, Alone

Sep 16 • 38:35
Fashun is back! And we are kids in the candy store of the Met Gala. The lewks, the themes, the references, all of it unpacked in this week’s ep.

Away from the red carpet, a new reality show has activists pitted against one another but is it as bad as it sounds?

And we’re back in New York for a new show which teams Steve Martin and Martin Short together once again, and in t...

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