About the Podcast
The Professor and The Hack is a frank discussion about politics and current affairs from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.
Network 10's Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss what is happening in Australian politics and get to the bottom of what is really going on.
Peter Van Onselen
5th Feb 2020
Episode 34: Who Do You Want at Your BBQ?
Sport Rort Fallout and New Greens Leadership
22nd Jan 2020
Episode 33: SPRORTS... It's just not cricket
Hugh and PVO are talking sports club funding and the pro's and cons of democracy.
14th Jan 2020
Episode 32: Meeting and Beating
With the fires still burning Hugh and PVO discuss polls, climate change, and emissions.
7th Jan 2020
Episode 31: Australian Fires Rage
Hugh and PVO are back after an eventful Christmas period.
22nd Dec 2019
Episode 30: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Hugh and PVO look back at the year that was and look ahead to 2020.
15th Dec 2019
Episode 29: Now's Not the Time...
Hugh and PVO discuss MYEFO, Boris Johnson and climate change.
8th Dec 2019
The P.M. Dodges Questions While Albo Straddles A Barbed-Wire Fence
The year winds down as Hugh and Peter look at Labor strategy
1st Dec 2019
Episode 27: Wrong but Effective
Hugh and PVO are on a shopping spree!!
24th Nov 2019
Episode 26: Chinese Spies and Evil Bankers
Hugh and Peter convene again to discuss the Chinese spy drama and Westpac's woes.
17th Nov 2019
Episode 25: Australia Burns
PVO and Hugh are in the studio discussing the current bushfires.
3rd Nov 2019
Back At It
The Professor and The Hack are back in the studio talking Syria
7th Oct 2019
Sport and Politics
Catalina and PVO discuss politics and sport
2nd Oct 2019
PVO vs PMO
Hugh is away so 10 News First's Catalina Florez sits in the 'Hack' chair to talk to PVO
8th Sep 2019
Mandatory Drug Testing?
Hugh and PVO discuss Jackie Lambie, mandatory drug testing, planes and PVO’s dinner date
1st Sep 2019
Perception Matters in a Democracy
Hugh and Peter tackle immigration, pollie perks and Sussex Street.
25th Aug 2019
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Donald Trump and the G7
20th Aug 2019
Walk and Chew Gum
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the upcoming American state dinner
4th Aug 2019
A Delicate Dance
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Scomo and Albo's strategies
16th Jul 2019
The Full Bottle
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Josh Frydenberg's citizenship
23rd Jun 2019
Hugh Riminton is joined by Professor of Media at Macquarie University Catharine Lumby
16th Jun 2019
Hugh Riminton chats to Mark Kenny about Scott Morrison's legislative agenda.
11th Jun 2019
Leakers and Whistleblowers
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the AFP raids on journalists
2nd Jun 2019
Hard to Dis-Lodge
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the Religious Freedom Act and picking a legacy
26th May 2019
Battle Of The Pragmatists
Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Albo as the leader of the ALP
20th May 2019
P.V.O.'s Final Prediction
Peter and Hugh wade through the election aftermath
15th May 2019
A Try After The Siren?
Peter and Hugh examine the final pitches
13th May 2019
Tacking In The Same Direction
Peter and Hugh look at the latest happenings in the final week of the election campaign.
9th May 2019
Who won the final leaders debate?
2nd May 2019
Look To The Itinerary
Murky preference deals.
23rd Apr 2019
The Small Target Technique
Peter and Hugh discuss the value of knowing when to 'do little'
18th Apr 2019
The lead up to the election
16th Apr 2019
The Moments That Count
Hugh and Peter look at voter disillusionment
14th Apr 2019
A Starker Than Usual Choice
Peter and Hugh discuss the modern voter, disparate values within the parties and funding c
14th Apr 2019
Bill Shorten's Election to Lose
The federal election has been called so it is game on!