The Professor and The Hack

The Professor and The Hack is a frank, relatable and always entertaining discussion about the state of politics and current affairs from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in Australia. Network 10's resident experts, National Affairs Editor Hugh Riminton (The Hack) and Network Political Editor Peter Van Onselen (The Professor) are second to none when it comes to politics. They leave no stone unturned as they deep dive into what is happening in Australian politics and get to the bottom of what is really going on, always with their distinctive style, insights and a touch of humour.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 32m. Bisher sind 131 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 22 hours 56 minutes


Episode 130: The World Mourns

As the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, The Professor and The Hack take a moment to reflect on times past and times to come.

Hugh and Peter also discuss the Integrity Commission, and think about what we can expect from the upcoming economic statement.

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Episode 129: Up, Up And Away

So much to talk about this week. The interest rate rises just keep on coming, with the fifth one in as many months just announced.

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since superannuation was introduced? Paul Keating can, and has had something to say this week.

And why are the Greens and Matt Canavan suddenly seeing eye to eye?

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Episode 128: A Change Of Pace

Today we move away from politics and talk about policy for a change. There’s a lot to unpack from this week’s jobs and skills summit, as news about an increased migration cap breaks mid-recording. Also up for discussion are the stage three tax cuts.

And where was Peter Dutton?

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Episode 127: Jobs For The Boy

With former prime minister Scott Morrison’s secret self-appointments dominating the news, our dynamic duo discusses whether more of Morrison really was the solution to the problem.

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 2022-08-22  34m

Episode 126: Checking The Balances

As we digest the impact of yet another interest rate rise, Hugh and PVO don’t even consider the fact that right now avocados are the cheapest they’ve ever been. Instead they look at the hot topics of the day, including the different forms cost of living relief could take, and the potential fallout of Peter Dutton going nuclear.

And how well do you know your state premiers?

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 2022-08-03  34m

Episode 125: Hello Again

Your favourite commentators are back after a well-earned break (or at least PVO is). They reflect on the aftermath of the election, and discuss the first week of parliament.

And can we expect to see Scott Morrison on the evangelical speaking circuit any time soon?

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 2022-07-29  30m

Episode 124: Take Your Seats Please

This week Hugh and Peter take a look at the ministers gaining a seat on Labor’s new front bench. Who are the rising stars in this new political environment?  And as celebrations begin the world over for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, what better time to discuss the appointment of an Assistant Minister for the Republic. See for privacy information.


 2022-06-03  31m

Episode 123: Looking Ahead

The Professor and The Hack get down to some more unpacking of the election results and what we can expect as the political landscape starts to change. What does all this really mean for the next three years? See for privacy information.


 2022-05-27  31m

Episode 122: Australia Has Decided

Australia has voted, and after nearly 10 years Labor takes the top seat. The Professor and The Hack deep dive into the highs and lows of the election, and take a look at what lies ahead for Australia's 31st Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his government. See for privacy information.


 2022-05-24  34m

Episode 121: Prediction Time!

Two days to the election and the polls are indicating a close race. As our starters inch towards the finish line, the Professor and the Hack discuss the absence of Labor’s costings, whether Albanese will finish building his gaff-proof fence, and why numbers suddenly have Hugh all confused. And the Professor shares his predictions. You can catch Hugh and Peter on Channel 10’s live election coverage from 5pm on Saturday. See for privacy information.


 2022-05-19  33m