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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.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Hack
Peter Van Onselen

Peter Van Onselen

The Professor
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5th Feb 2020

Episode 34: Who Do You Want at Your BBQ?

Sport Rort Fallout and New Greens Leadership

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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.

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14th Jan 2020

Episode 32: Meeting and Beating

With the fires still burning Hugh and PVO discuss polls, climate change, and emissions.

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7th Jan 2020

Episode 31: Australian Fires Rage

Hugh and PVO are back after an eventful Christmas period.

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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.

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15th Dec 2019

Episode 29: Now's Not the Time...

Hugh and PVO discuss MYEFO, Boris Johnson and climate change.

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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

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1st Dec 2019

Episode 27: Wrong but Effective

Hugh and PVO are on a shopping spree!!

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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.

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17th Nov 2019

Episode 25: Australia Burns

PVO and Hugh are in the studio discussing the current bushfires.

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3rd Nov 2019

Back At It

The Professor and The Hack are back in the studio talking Syria

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7th Oct 2019

Sport and Politics

Catalina and PVO discuss politics and sport

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2nd Oct 2019


Hugh is away so 10 News First's Catalina Florez sits in the 'Hack' chair to talk to PVO

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8th Sep 2019

Mandatory Drug Testing?

Hugh and PVO discuss Jackie Lambie, mandatory drug testing, planes and PVO’s dinner date

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1st Sep 2019

Perception Matters in a Democracy

Hugh and Peter tackle immigration, pollie perks and Sussex Street.

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25th Aug 2019

A.I. Economy

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Donald Trump and the G7

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20th Aug 2019

Walk and Chew Gum

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the upcoming American state dinner

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4th Aug 2019

A Delicate Dance

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Scomo and Albo's strategies

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16th Jul 2019

The Full Bottle

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Josh Frydenberg's citizenship

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23rd Jun 2019

Virtue Signalling

Hugh Riminton is joined by Professor of Media at Macquarie University Catharine Lumby

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16th Jun 2019

Crossbench Power

Hugh Riminton chats to Mark Kenny about Scott Morrison's legislative agenda.

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11th Jun 2019

Leakers and Whistleblowers

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the AFP raids on journalists

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2nd Jun 2019

Hard to Dis-Lodge

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss the Religious Freedom Act and picking a legacy

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26th May 2019

Battle Of The Pragmatists

Hugh Riminton and Peter Van Onselen discuss Albo as the leader of the ALP

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20th May 2019

P.V.O.'s Final Prediction

Peter and Hugh wade through the election aftermath

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15th May 2019

A Try After The Siren?

Peter and Hugh examine the final pitches

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13th May 2019

Tacking In The Same Direction

Peter and Hugh look at the latest happenings in the final week of the election campaign.

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9th May 2019

Winning Ugly

Who won the final leaders debate?

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2nd May 2019

Look To The Itinerary

Murky preference deals.

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23rd Apr 2019

The Small Target Technique

Peter and Hugh discuss the value of knowing when to 'do little'

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18th Apr 2019

Dodging Questions

The lead up to the election

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16th Apr 2019

The Moments That Count

Hugh and Peter look at voter disillusionment

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14th Apr 2019

A Starker Than Usual Choice

Peter and Hugh discuss the modern voter, disparate values within the parties and funding c

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14th Apr 2019

Bill Shorten's Election to Lose

The federal election has been called so it is game on!