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Who Said It: Trump or Chad from the Bachelorette + Tie Break

We are a super serious radio station here, so why not test ourselves to see if we could tell the difference between Trump or Chad from the Bachelorette. It's an important distinction to make, and it's an important one to understand amongst the busy news cycle. Luke held his own to match Lucy's 7 out of 8 so they had to go to a tie break with Scissors, Paper, Rock...which is clearly the best way to sort out ties in an pure audio medium.

Who Said It: Emma Watson or Fidel Castro

Luke was filling in for Tess because she is a victim to the capitalist cycle and had to be somewhere that actually paid her, but Luke proved his own with the Who Said It's this week. Emma Watson or Fidel Castro? You'd be surprised at what things can sound like when you take them out of context. See if you can beat Lucy's 7 out of 8.

Who Said It: Kardashian or Disney Princess?

Are you a Disney Princess fangirl? Maybe you actually keep up with the Kardashians (How?) Either way, see if you can beat Lucy's 6/8 with this edition of Who Said It: Kardashian or Disney Princess?


Who Said it? The Harry Potter Edition

Are you an expert on Harry Potter? Are you sure? Why don't you take the Who Said It: Harry Potter Edition Quiz and see if you can beat Tess' 7 out of 8

Voyage of the Damned

On 30 October 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Australia would be closing the door on asylum seekers currently living in Nauru and Manus Island. Even those found to be genuine refugees would be banned from ever settling in Australia. This follows similar recent hardline stances taken against refugees by governments in Europe. 

On The Weekly, we contrast current events with important moments in history. Hosts Matt Abotomey and Oliver Jacques wondered whether Jews fleeing Nazi Germany were subject to such unwelcoming gestures by countries to which they were seeking asylum. 

Dr Dawn Bolger, an academic and historian from the University of Western Sydney, has researched attitudes towards asylum seekers throughout history. She told us the fascinating story of MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner trying to find a home for 937 Jewish refugees in 1939 - an event  that was later that subject of the book Voyage of the Damned

The Risk of Melanomas Applies to You Too!

Everyone has been guilty of lying on the beach in the middle of the day, with little or no sun protection in the pursuit of that perfect summer tan. But did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the young adults of Australia? And that these skins cancers can become fatal?

The CEO of Melanoma Institute Australia, Carole Ranouf, answers some of Scarlett's questions about staying safe in the sun this summer.

For more information about the Melanoma Institute, and to give them your support, head to www.melanoma.org.au

Jacob Thomas on Romeo +Juliet

The feud between the houses of Capulet and Mountague is old and knows no bounds. Capulet arranges a marriage for his daughter, Juliet; but when she meets Mountague's son, Romeo, the children of these sworn enemies fall deeply in love - setting off a chain of events that will rock both their houses...

Scarlett chats to Jacob Thomas who plays Balthazer in Sydney Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.

September 28th - October 9th

http://www.sydneyshakespearecompany.com/current-production

Debut Playwright Letitia Kellion on ThinkingFish

Nina is trying to escape a past that won't stay in the past. Can she trust the most important people in her life with her big secret? Or are they just trying to help for their own benefit? ThinkingFish explores coping with past trauma, while trying to make a life for the future, friendships and responsibilities. This new Australian comedy will have you laughing, crying and reflecting on your own life.

Scarlett chats to Letitia Kellion about her playwrighting debut at this year's Sydney Fringe.

What does it mean to ask R U OK?

"Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert - just a great mate and a good listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation." - R U OK

On the 8th of September, a nation-wide day of action encouraged us to ask our friends and family, R U OK? But what does it mean to ask this question to someone who might be stuggling with mental health?

Scarlett chats to Oli Brecht from Ignite Elite Performance Psychology to find out.

The Great Gatsby - Sydney Premiere

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

Director Jody Goodman and production manager, David Goodman came in to talk to Scarlett about the rewards and challanges of staging this complex story.

16th Sep - 8th Oct

Tickets at: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=180317

 

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