Up Ya Class
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We’re losing the illusion that we live in a classless country. But it remains a deeply uncomfortable subject for some and most of the talking about class is been done by people who benefit from the status quo: middle class, private school and tertiary educated. That is, THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA. Up Ya Class is a counter-point. Hosted by veteran podcaster and comedian Dave O’Neil, slightly less veteran broadcaster and comedian Nelly Thomas, and actual working person with no podcast experience whatsoever – but a real job - Shane Laing. All 3 presenters are originally rough trade and they will dissect the news, culture, history and politics with a class lens. They will probably also talk quite a lot about food. Up Your Class: a podcast brought to you by 3 Bogans with hearts of gold, union cards, and an eye for a good all-you-can-eat buffet. Produced and published by Nearly.
||ExplicitBlue Collar Christmas special Up Ya Class 2018 Finale||Dave's cooking Turkey, Nelly's turning Japanese and Shane is mad for a Kris Kringle. What would uncle Kev say about Westfield Vouchers and, why the hell are Australian workers gifting employers 5 hours of free work a week? Merry F'n Xmas comrades. Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil. Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook. Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com Find Shane on Twitter. Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too. Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license. Find a new podcast! The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig. 10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFrom Housos to Hospital – Professor of Psychiatry Steve Ellen is All Class||Our guest this week is renowned psychiatrist, author and media personality Dr Steve Ellen. We ask how he went from the Frankston race-track – literally – to the hallowed halls of modern medicine, psychiatry and academia. He wonders if his son – or any middle class kid – can ever really understand struggle, and gets into the unspoken class biases in both medicine and psychiatry. And, we talk Steve into applying for Australian Survivor. Find him here also - www.steveellen.com Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil. Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook. Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com Find Shane on Twitter. Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too. Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license. Find a new podcast! The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig. 10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy is Local Council full of Common People?||Shane, Nelly and Dave are back on their own this own this week and they’re chewing the chop-fat over why local government is dominated – or at least highly populated – by working class people, when State and Feds have the whole thing locked down with their silver spoons. Dave claims a breakthrough on this front and Nelly takes it back. Nelly offers “I, Tonya” for Bring a Plate and Shane is shocked to learn that Ringwood had an ice-skating rink in the 1970s. Finally, a robust discussion is had about Uncle Kev’s Fairlane Duco and whether or not it would ever be touched by an exploited 457-Visa worker at the car wash. So, the usual. Up Ya Class is hosted by Nelly Thomas, Shane Liang and Dave O'Neil. Nelly's on Twitter and Facebook. Some Kids Book available here - www.somekidsbooks.com Find Shane on Twitter. Dave's on Twitter and Facebook too. Our theme music is Salvador Darling [Instrumental] by Osiris Saline under Creative Commons 4.0 license. Find a new podcast! The Clappers - Pop culture insights with Karl Quinn and Andrew Young The Debrief with Dave O'Neil - Dave gives a comedian a lift home from a gig. 10 Questions with Adam Zwar - The same 10 questions with answers that vary wildly.||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDennis Glover from the Block||Dennis Glover grew up in Doveton, Victoria at a time when it was considered "a bit rough" but "functional" - people had jobs and therefore income, dignity and a level of security. Since all the factories closed, Doveton has devolved into a dumping ground for the "battlers" that all the pollies talk about, but few do anything for.||23 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoom Service: it’s a world gone mad||Dave has a gardener. Nelly stayed at Noosa Sofitel last week. And Shane’s never stayed at a 5-star hotel. We also ask you if we should get a Facebook Page and if so, who’s going to manage it. Finally, here’s some bloke on the Gold Coast bribing his kid with trips to Aspen because… #softtdrinks. And for goddsake, review the podcast would youse?||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMasculinity and the working class with Associate Professor Steven Roberts||Nelly is feeling blue, Shane comes out, Dave forgot to do his homework and we’re joined by special guest Steven Roberts – an Associate Professor who is still just Jenny from the Block. Steven Roberts is a Pom from the wrong side of the tracks who has ended up in Australian Academia. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Monash University but almost very nearly didn’t finish school. Steven was chosen for a prestigious select entry government school but found the experience entirely alienating (think Barracuda) and his grades plummeted. He went from there to tech school to work and eventually, all the way to a PhD. His research interests are class, masculinity and how they intersect and on this episode we chat to him about class in Australia compared to the UK, working class masculinity and about becoming a new dad. Finally, someone actually qualified joins the podcast.||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPeter “Voldomo” Dutton, Uber Eats and Sharp Objects||Live from Nelly’s kitchen table! Nelly, Shane and Dave catch up on what happened to Shane’s evicted client, Dave’s new TV pilot and what Nelly got for her birthday (not really - no–one asked what Nelly got for her birthday).||21 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhere's Shane and why does it take 3 generations to get out of poverty||We have to tough it out without Shane... but he's missing for an eerily relevant reason. Dave brings a book about Knowing Your Place, Nelly talks Gordon Ramsey in Prison and we try to work out why poverty is cumulative and compounds itself.||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe OG Reservoir Dog: Catherine Deveny||This week we are joined by a rough-as-guts sheila from 1970’s Reservoir effisode of Housos. We ask Catherine “Dev” Deveny what class she is, how her background has affected her career, whether her “trouble maker” status is class-infused and, whether she gives her kids pocket money. Dev is one of Australia’s favourite writers, comedians and lovers of potato cakes and we’re delighted that she's week's Up Ya Class Bogan with a Heart of Gold.||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting to know Nelly and the eight hour day||How did the Eight hour day evolve? What happened to Rosanne? And does what sort of music you listen to define your class. Also what would uncle Kev say about the World Cup.||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeshel Laurie is more Fair Dinkum than John Williamson||Join us on Australia’s leading* class podcast as we talk to our very first guest – comedian, broadcaster, author and Bogan Buddhist Meshel Laurie.||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoseanne and other powder puffs||UYC reviews the new Rosanne show, looks at the new union initiative Hospo Voice and asks the question what class is Meagan Markle?||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Up Ya Class||Nelly Thomas, Dave O'Neil and Shane Laing tackle our current affairs from a working class perspective.||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Eating a bunning sausage but not the bread I'm gluten free now
For those who've kept birds and maybe eat organic now. Thanks for speaking my language.
Highly recommend this 🎧 podcast hosted by @NellyThomas16, @itsdaveoneil & @shanelaing which puts a class lens on its guests & all its discussion topics. Guaranteed fascinating episodes which are always thought-provoking. Refreshing to hear class discussed so openly. 👏👏🏿👏🏽
Up Ya Class is one of my favourite podcasts, a perfect mix of laughs and intelligent conversation with a working class bent.
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