Episode 209: Nazeem Hussain, Ben McNair

Comedian Nazeem Hussain joins us in the studio to talk about how dark people, Muslims and immigrants in general are portrayed on Australian television.

Then Ben McNair from Channel 7 News sits down for a chat about Haiti, Black Saturday, the ABC’s 24-hour news channel and Kevin Rudd.

It’s jam-packed information from start to finish.

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12 Comments

  1. If you're following Josh's One Thing for this week:
    The Matilda Candidate: 9:25pm Tuesday, ABC1
    Philip Adams had an interesting interview on Late Night Live with the subject of this doco, Curtis Levy on the 25/1 show.
    You can podcast LNL or download from the Radio National site.

  2. If you're following Josh's One Thing for this week:
    The Matilda Candidate: 9:25pm Tuesday, ABC1
    Philip Adams had an interesting interview on Late Night Live with the subject of this doco, Curtis Levy on the 25/1 show.
    You can podcast LNL or download from the Radio National site.

  3. Just watched The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret and although I cannot make a three episode ruling, I’m not sure I could sit through another two. David Cross not funny in this.

  4. From the lollygagging segment, Brett's thinking of Stephen K Amos.

    I thank you.

  5. darrenboxcutter says:

    Message to Ben Mcnair and James Talia I have found the secret of a perfect TV News Report



  6. Samuel parker says:

    How can one get in contact with nazeem hussein?

  7. Stephen freakin-K Amos! Of course it is. Thx John.

  8. I think that may be a very early lesson in TV Reporting 101…

    It's just that most of the broader population hasn't even gone that far and Charlie Brooker showing rather than telling puts two elements of that course together. In the sense that there's a language of film, there's also a language of TV reportage that we all subconsciously recognise and understand, short circuiting explanations about what it all means every time.

    Thanks for the heads-up that there's a new Screenwipe season in progress though. As it happens, I coincidentally watched the first two seasons this very evening. Being late to the 28 Days/Weeks Later film duo and seeing them just a few weeks ago, it was quite strange when they were in the supermarket and the Screenwipe theme music started playing. Clearly, Brooker was quite influenced by that experience, having taken the music and then making his own zombie series using the same in camera effects to portray the frenetic scenes as was used on the new (at the time) Canon digital cameras used to shoot 28 Days Later.

  9. Bees! Trained, homing bees… I know! It's insane! what the boys had to go through in order to set that interview up.
    Freakin' bees, maaan…

  10. Yeah, we actually used his anglicised name…

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    That's why we have to use the bees.

  11. Lollygagging, lol. Just the word I was looking for.

  12. Wow! Thanks for dropping in, Spambot!

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