Joining us for our second ever bonus episode is RAW Comedy winner and fellow Tonightly veteran Bec Melrose. We reminisce about an episode of News Fighters she guest hosted a year ago (Ep33 – Feb 25 2020) in which we mentioned the coronavirus for the first time. We look back on the last year in comedy and her career.

We then play a new EXTENDED version of the coronavirus segment featuring lots of coronavirus material that was cut for time. Helping us write the episode on the day was great Sydney comedian Tom Cashman.

Follow Bec Melrose on Instagram here: http://www.instagram.com/becmelrose/

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This week: the first coronavirus vaccines have landed in Australia, Health Minister Greg Hunt accuses the ABC’s Michael Rowland of being a massive leftie and Melbourne enters its third lockdown (of how many?).

And then joining us to talk about his interactive Perth Festival play Whistleblower and preview the upcoming March 13 W.A. election is ARIA award winning comedian Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd.

Also stick around for a lockdown-inspired song at the end from Wyatt and Bridie Connell.

Follow Wyatt on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/wyattnixonlloyd

News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/EQ3t79mQiOI

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This week marks exactly a year since COVID-19 was officially named by the World Health Organisation. To mark the occasion I thought I’d look back on a year of predictions to see exactly what Australia got right and wrong about the pandemic. And why Scott Morrison shouldn’t get the credit.

And joining me for a chat about the past week is RAW Comedy Winner and former Tonightly writer Bec Melrose

Also in the headlines I look at the eventual vaccine rollout, vague climate targets and AFL racism.

Follow Bec Melrose on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becmelrose

News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/BHDKfDNirWw

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In this episode: we have the latest front line report from the dangerous Australia Day culture wars. Also we look at the Western Australia lockdown, Liberal MP Kevin Andrews losing preselection and the ABC’s billionaire Boyer lecturer!

Joining us for a chat  is Dan Ilic discussing the history and the humour of his satirical incubator podcast, A Rational Fear, celebrating its 100th episode this month (and also where the idea for News Fighters was hatched). For the full interview, check out the extended interview on Sanspants plus: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/plus/.

To subscribe to the A Rational Fear podcast or get tickets to the 100th episode go to http://arationalfear.com/

Also follow Dan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/danilic

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It’s our FIRST EVER Sanspants Plus Bonus episode with special guest host News Fighters’ arts/sports correspondent Stefan Pazur.

In this ep: outakes and bonus stuff from the last month including previously unheard bits from our interviews with Tom Ballard & Chas Licciadello. Also a “cut for time” take on Trump’s legacy and a hilarious blooper!

Also we chat to Stefan about the week in news and look ahead at sport in 2021.

LINKS:

Listen to Stefan’s podcast pilot from 2012, The Justincase Cast here: https://soundcloud.com/justin-case-36/justincase-cast-comedy-podcast

Listen to Josh Szeps’ podcast Uncomforable Conversations here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/uncomfortable-conversations-with-josh-szeps/id1002920114

Listen to Chas’ podcast PEP here:

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/pep-with-chas-and-dr-dave/id1499646320

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MMeApXp0wAmFCItZrjiRY

Check out Tom Ballard’s podcast Like I’m A Six Year old here: http://tomballard.com.au/podcast/

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check out naomi’s twitch stream at https://www.twitch.tv/nomstrositii, and ours at https://www.twitch.tv/demilardner https://www.twitch.tv/tomwalkerisgood

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This week we have an in-depth look at the Australian news coverage of the Joe Biden inauguration and how it may wind up impacting American democracy more than you think.

We also have a quick look at Google’s PR campaign against the government’s news media code, the Dutch government resignation and the U.S. vaccine rollout. 

Then joining us to talk twitching and sans pantsing is award winning comedian Tom Walker, co-host of the podcast bigsofttitty.png.

Watch Tom Walker on Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/tomwalkerisgood/

Follow Tom Walker on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tomwalkerisgood

Like Tom Walker on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/TomWalkerComedy/

Listen to Tom and Demi’s podcast bigsofttitty.png here: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/podcasts/bigsofttitty-png/

News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

Watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/Q-4Bb5WAzF4

To support the show and get exclusive ad-free, extended and bonus episodes, become a member of Sanspants Plus: https://www.sanspantsradio.com/plus/

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With Scott Morrison on holidays, Nationals leader Michael McCormack became acting Prime Minister for a week, and he wound up acting like a fool: attacking black lives matter protestors and job seekers while also standing up for his misinformation posting backbenchers in the name of free speech.

And joining us for a chat during Presidential Inauguration week is Planet America’s Chas Licciardello. What will be Trump’s positive legacy? What is Biden going to face during the next four years? And what happened to Chas’ snack-based instagram account?

Listen to Chas’ podcast PEP here: 

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/pep-with-chas-and-dr-dave/id1499646320

Watch the short version of this episode on Youtube here: 

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MMeApXp0wAmFCItZrjiRY

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News Fighters is a funny and irreverent look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

We’re back for 2021 and now on Sanspants! But we’re still talking about the damn pandemic! In this ep we look at the Brisbane lockdown, the Victoria lockouts and Sydney’s infected bottle shop. Also Albo’s car crash and ScoMo’s tone deaf new years message.

Hey and joining us for a chat about the year ahead is my old boss, the host of Tonightly, Tom Ballard (EXTENDED INTERVIEW).

Watch the shorter version of this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/OpjaeMZ49yE

Check out Tom’s podcast Like I’m A Six Year old here: http://tomballard.com.au/podcast/

Or follow Tom on twitter here: https://twitter.com/TomCBallardLike Tom on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/tomballardaustralia

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From Brexit to Black Lives Matter. From Coronavirus to COVID-19 to… well… more Coronavirus stuff, we look back at the year and all the funniest and wackiest news clips we enjoyed.

News Fighters is a comedic look at the week in Australian news, media and political hypocrisy, hosted by ex-Tonightly and Chaser editor Dylan Behan.

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