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Writer | Warrior Monk | Comedian "The Laughing Owl Wednesday Weekly Podcast is a magnificently fresh 'radio' show broadcasting colorful, and oftentimes outrageously offensive, bits of careless rambling from the mind of a young man that uses the english language so irresponsibly; yet, somehow always laced with delightfully forgivable poetics, Wolfgang's weekly musings frequently leave his listeners fully entertained until the very end. Pure genius." - a potential review from The New York Time ...
 
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Tennis is tapping in to the power of Netflix. What impact is this having on existing fans? Do existing fans watch or even care? Is it bringin new audiences? More importantly (firmly plants tongue in cheek) is it bringing in more revenue for streaming services and sports franchises? We also get Si's take on our last show where we asked should sports…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison breakdown the COVID updates in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia while diving into the long rambling list of activities that Scott Morrison's tried to pass off as being Prime Ministerial at his latest press conference. With RATs being stolen, hospitals overwhelmed and death rates spiking Morrison u…
 
Ben Davison gives a wrap up on the COVID figures for the week and looks at how "mild" Omicron has been able to bring much of Australia into an undeclared lockdown. Ben looks at the situation in WA as they learn from the failures of the NSW Liberal Party and prepare for re-opening to the rest of Australia on the 5th of February. Morrison has opened …
 
Just how transparent should our favourite (and not so favourite) sports stars be? For example, where is Hamilton? Should he be obliged to tell us and help settle the storm? Djokovic has not had his Covid Vaccination, should he be obliged to tell us why? What are the health, political and rumour mill implications of a lack of transparency? Find out …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison dive into the mess of Scott Morrison's ideology and the Boy Prince Dom's unenforceable COVID policies as the politics of material reality, that is millions of Australian's having COVID, being exposed to COVID and being too sick to go to work, starts to bite into both NSW based Liberal Party leaders. Shelves are bare, busi…
 
Ben looks at the explosion of COVID across Australia which has seen the country exceed the case load per capita of both the UK and USA. With over half a million people currently diagnosed with COVID 19, hospitalisations climbing to record levels and daily death numbers the worst in NSW you would hope the Let It Rip strategy of Morrison and NSW Prem…
 
Fresh (ish) from our Christmas and New Year festivities, Dan, Ben and Si get stuck in to a smorgasbord of sporting highlights. Not taking any meaningful route through the week's notable news and events, it's a relaxed buffet of football, NFL, NBA, motorsport and tennis all washed down with a glass or two of Covid related news. Grab a plate, eat wha…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison return in 2022 to breakdown the Morrison government's latest announcements about COVID, including the attacks on workplace health and safety, and examine how Morrison has gone from ham fisted and half hearted neo-Keynesian to full blown free market Friedmanite. With COVID being let rip by boy Prince of NSW, Dom Perrottet,…
 
After last week's look ahead, this week we take a look back. What were our personal highlights of nearly years worth of chatting about sport. Which were the events that gripped us, who are the people that inspired us and what was our word of the year. Join us on this the last Wednesday of the year as we get in to all this and more in our year in re…
 
A look back over the week in sport and a look to the year ahead. What will 2022 hold, will it be riddled with COVID news again, will we get some uninterrupted sports coverage. What are you looking forward to next year? The Last Wednesday of the Week is the multi tool of sports podcasts. We bring you highlights of the week in sport, pick up some big…
 
With BBC's Sports Personality of The Year fast approaching, we took the opportunity to discuss who we think should win, who we think shouldn't, who's missing from the list and provide a suggestion for a new category -Villain of the Year. The Last Wednesday of the Week is the multi tool of sports podcasts. We bring you highlights of the week in spor…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison dive into what is happening with the Omicron variant and contrast the UK experience to the let it rip attitude of Morrison and Dom Perrottet. The northern hemisphere is our early warning system so why are these two Liberal leaders choosing to ignore the UK bringing back protections? Is it just a cowardly political calcula…
 
Ben Davison looks at Queensland reopening to other states in Australia with up to 50,000 cars predicted to make the journey into the sunshine state tomorrow. The Omicron variant of COVID has inspired regulators to bring forward booster shots from six months to five. A tornado has devastated Kentucky and in the process exposed some major fault-lines…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison take a deep dive into the problem of insecure work. Featuring interviews with: ACTU President Michele O'Neil about the macro economic issues and economy wide impacts, particularly on women and carers, of insecure work, National Assistant Secretary of the SDA, Julia Fox, on their groundbreaking "who cares?" campaign lookin…
 
With China still dominating sporting headlines and with talk now of US diplomats boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics, Si and Ben discuss some of the key issues. Highlighting that there is no escaping the inexorable impact of sport on politics and of politics on sport. The Last Wednesday of the Week is the multi tool of sports podcasts. We bring …
 
Ben Davison looks at the shambles that is the Morrison government as it failed to create a federal ICAC, failed to increase people's super, failed to pass its Trumpian voter ID laws, failed to pass its religious discrimination laws and saw its member's cross the floor to vote for Qanon motions, hold up the senate and possibly mislead Morrison (and …
 
Ben asks if Djokovic is about to call Game Set and Match on his title defence and maybe even his career? Dan brings up some football highlights and we ask 'where is Simon?'. The Last Wednesday of the Week is the multi tool of sports podcasts. We bring you highlights of the week in sport, pick up some bigger topics in our meaty middles and give our …
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at the Morrison government's failure to make workplaces in Australia safer for women with the latest report showing even the parliament is plagued by bullying and harassment. Morrison's failure to deliver on the last report into these issues across the economy doesn't bode well for his so called promise to implement …
 
Ben Davison looks at the Morrison government's latest announcement on Insiders that they will try to police comments on the internet and how it fits into Morrison's strategy of government "stepping back" on economic issues while simultaneously starting culture wars and stepping in to protect corporations. Ben looks at Morrison's attempts to stop cl…
 
Ben, Stevie and Vic are joined by The Star's Alex Miller to talk about the last two weeks at Wednesday. From the defeat at Plymouth to three positive results on the bounce, where do we go from here? Is Corbeanu the new Ben Marshall or Michail Antonio? Did we really deserve to concede two at Accrington? What's going on with Mendez-Laing and do we ne…
 
On this week's show, Ben gets in to the details of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's departure from Manchester United. Simon gets his quiz on and puts some questions to us: favourite sporting event; sport to remove from the Olympics; sport we'd like to be good at, and much more. Don't forget, at the end of November we're excited to say we're going to be joine…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison look at Scott Morrison's plan to import 200,000 temporary migrant workers into Australia over December and January as new polling shows 58% of Australian's want to decrease from our pre-pandemic levels of 160,000. Van and Ben discuss how there are 200,000 workers already in Australia who can't get the support for their ch…
 
Ben Davison looks at how Tim Paine's resignation from the captaincy of the Australian cricket team over sexual misconduct contrasts to the promotion of Alan Tudge by Scott Morrison over sexual misconduct that occurred around the same time in 2017. Paine has resigned over sexting prior to it becoming public knowledge while Tudge conducted an affair …
 
Ben talks about Valentino Rossi's phenomenal career, one that undoubtedly makes his name stand as one of, if not the greatest ever to be propelled by an engine. Ben get's in to his achievements. Simon asks a simple question, how can we borrow from other sports to make any given sport better? What hybrid would you choose? Any rules form one you thin…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison examine the Qanon manipulations that are driving the protests in Victoria as more and more Liberal MPs are enticed to support the far right, mock lynching, reporter chasing extremist minority that continues to make threats against the democratic representatives of Victoria and wave Trump flags. Morrison has tried "who do …
 
The QAnon march in Melbourne this weekend showed off a disturbing willingness to use violent imagery and threats to intimidate democratically elected leaders, our institutions and our community. While Nearly 93% of Victorian's have had at least one dose of vaccine the rally, which featured US based QAnon symbols, flags and language, roped in a who'…
 
Jumping on the COP26 Climate Conference bandwagon, Ben talks to us about sustainability efforts across a variety of sports. Do the two mix? Or is it just 'blah blah blah' and greenwashing. Simon picks up a sadly not uncommon narrative, this time it's the current headlines of institutional racism and bullying in Yorkshire Cricket. We also have anoth…
 
Van Badham and Ben Davison dive into Morrison's day out in Melbourne where in between pinching other people's food and getting a haircut he announced an electric vehicles policy. The man we pay $1,500 a day, who once claimed electric vehicles would kill the weekend, flew to Melbourne to announce a policy that would see 30% of vehicles on Australian…
 
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