Inequality

Episode 44 - Australia Votes with Adam Pulford

We begin season 3, the only way we possibly could, politically. Most listeners will be aware that Australia is currently in the midst of an federal election. Here at binge thinking, we wanted to speak with youth representatives of each the parties to find out what they think the issues are, and why they feel they are best placed to look after your interests. Fundamentally, we wanted to know what makes a young person see the a bright future with a particular political party? So we approached the offices of the Young LiberalsYoung Labor and Victorian Young Greens, along with some of their millennial candidates. And while the Liberal and Labor parties did not respond to our requests for an interview, one millennial Greens candidate did. 

Adam Pulford is a 29 year old social activist running as the Greens candidate for the electorate of Wills, which stretches from Melbourne's Inner north of Brunswick through to Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Fawkner and Glenroy. The seat is currently held by Labor's Peter Khalil by 4.9% and is considered in play for the Greens who won 31% of the primary vote in the last election. So how did Adam, a 29 year old (originally from the Northern Territory) who grew up socially conservative and first voted Liberal in 2007, end up becoming a Greens political candidate with an actual chance of winning? Adam and Caspar sat down to discuss this, along with his life working as a social activist, his work with Greens MP Adam Bandt, his views on leadership, how he came to terms with his homosexuality, and going public about his mental health. As always, this episode was produced and edited by the incredibly talented and hard working Nina Roxburgh and features music by Big Gigantic

Adam and Caspar enjoying the first binge of 2019!

Adam and Caspar enjoying the first binge of 2019!

Episode 35: Community Development in Nepal with Bee Shrestha

In this episode, Caspar speaks with 25 year old community leader Bee Shrestha. Bee is the founder of a social enterprise called Guilty Pleasures, that teaches work skills and provides independent livelihood to trafficked women in Nepal. Bee also runs her own international development company and is an avid public speaker. She hosts public 'Talk Shows' in Nepal and Thailand that aim to break down taboos in social discourse, such as mental health, sex, gender and rape. Produced and edited by Nina Roxburgh with music by Big Gigantic.

Caspar and Bee bingeing on social justice and getting it done! 

Caspar and Bee bingeing on social justice and getting it done! 

Episode 12: BONUS BINGE - Funding university with Sophie Johnston

Been to university? Student debt making you sweat? In 2017, the Australian government decided to cut university funding (again!) Debts will also have to be repaid sooner. But where are the full-time jobs?

Wages aren't growing, houses aren't affordable and most of our parents didn't even pay for university! Come on a BONUS BINGE with Sophie Johnston. The sprightly 21 year old is president of Australia's National Union of Students and she is fighting for your right to party. Produced by Nina Roxburgh with music by Big Gigantic.

Sophie Johnston, president of the  National Union of Students , binges on the  War on Young People,  the 2017 Federal Budget and what it means for young people across Australia

Sophie Johnston, president of the National Union of Students, binges on the War on Young People, the 2017 Federal Budget and what it means for young people across Australia