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About the Podcast

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.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Hack
Peter Van Onselen

Peter Van Onselen

The Professor
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2nd Feb 2023

Episode 143: Anticipating The Agenda

It’s been a busy summer

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25th Jan 2023

Episode 142: No Simple Solution

Look at the problem you're trying to fix

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19th Jan 2023

Episode 141: In With The New

Vale Jim Molan

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19th Dec 2022

Episode 140: A Christmas Cracker!

May your days be merry and bright

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8th Dec 2022

Episode 139: Do You Hear What I Hear?

Feeling festive?

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2nd Dec 2022

Episode 138: Ask No Questions …

It’s all in the detail

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17th Nov 2022

Episode 136: G20/20 Vision

Keeping an eye on global politics

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10th Nov 2022

Episode 135: A Window On The World

Always check the quality of the thread

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3rd Nov 2022

Episode 134: The Dragon That Must Be Slayed

Time for some inflation deflation

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27th Oct 2022

Episode 133: The Budget Special

The results are in

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19th Oct 2022

Episode 132: Shooting The Pre-Budget Breeze

Who’d be a politician?

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30th Sep 2022

Episode 131: Once More Unto The Breach

Reasons to maintain the rage

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15th Sep 2022

Episode 130: The World Mourns

Changing of the guard

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7th Sep 2022

Episode 129: Up, Up And Away

How’s your mortgage looking?

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2nd Sep 2022

Episode 128: A Change Of Pace

The politics of policy

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22nd Aug 2022

Episode 127: Jobs For The Boy

How many hats?

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3rd Aug 2022

Episode 126: Checking The Balances

Up, up and away

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29th Jul 2022

Episode 125: Hello Again

Action stations

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3rd Jun 2022

Episode 124: Take Your Seats Please

A changing climate

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27th May 2022

Episode 123: Looking Ahead

Some big decisions ahead

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24th May 2022

Episode 122: Australia Has Decided

What happens now?

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19th May 2022

Episode 121: Prediction Time!

Place your bets please

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16th May 2022

Episode 120: The End Is In Sight

Galloping to the finish line

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12th May 2022

Episode 119: Run To The Line

Nine days to go

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5th May 2022

Episode 118: Disillusion and disinterest abound

Still waiting for lift off

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28th Apr 2022

Episode 117: Waiting For The Rubber To Hit The Road

Halfway there, but are we any closer?

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20th Apr 2022

Episode 116: Scare Tactics

The games have begun

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7th Apr 2022

Episode 115: Food For Thought

Pull up a chair

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31st Mar 2022

Episode 114: Back with a vengeance and a budget bonanza

Taxing times

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28th Jan 2022

Episode 113: Swings And Roundabouts

What pandemic?

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13th Jan 2022

Episode 112: For These Are Testing Times

Some New Year speculation

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 111: Deck The Great Hall

A Christmas cracker of an ep

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 110: What the Omicron Is Going On?

Did the wolves kill off the cuddly bears?

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 109: Words Matter

Think before you speak

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 108: Hold The Phone

Let’s talk about text, baby

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 107: Net Zero

Is all this climate talk getting heated?

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5th Oct 2021

Episode 106: Normal Or Something Close To It

The new normal

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 105: Le Grand Sulk

Up periscope

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 104: Public Policy 101

Bubbling away as usual

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25th Aug 2021

Episode 103: A Wicked Problem

We've got a few of them

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14th Jan 2022

Episode 102: The Way Things Are

On the road to where, exactly?

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15th Jul 2021

Episode 101: Expectation Management

The spectre of recession and the new normal

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9th Jul 2021

Episode 100: Living with the Virus

Vaccine Rollout, Sydney Lockdown and Listener Questions

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22nd Jun 2021

Episode 99: The Killing Season

It's that time again

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18th Jun 2021

Episode 98: Acting PM

Step right up Mr. McCormack

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11th Jun 2021

Episode 97: War Games

and painful segways

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4th Jun 2021

Episode 96: Bad Weather Bias

It's easier to say it's going to rain

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2nd Jun 2021

Episode 95: Tragic Irony

Lockdown's back

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2nd Jun 2021

Episode 94: Shake The Mess Around

or don't

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14th May 2021

Episode 93: A Budget Week Special

The wrap up

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4th May 2021

Episode 92: Get Stuffed Sentiment

If you're on your way back from India

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30th Apr 2021

Episode 91: Taiwan Looms

What's to come?

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6th Apr 2021

Episode 90: The Ex-PM and The Hack

Malcolm Turnbull

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24th Mar 2021

Episode 89: Floods and Scandal

Or scandals and floods

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9th Mar 2021

Episode 87: The AOTY and The Hack

Special guest Grace Tame

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24th Feb 2021

Episode 86: Do You Never Rest?

and other matters in domestic politics

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16th Feb 2021

Episode 85: Stunned Silence


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16th Feb 2021

Episode 84: A Debate We Had To Have

well, now we're having it

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2nd Feb 2021

Episode 83: Back At It

Like we were never gone

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25th Jan 2021

Episode 82: A Cry for Survival

with Professor Simon Jackman

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13th Jan 2021

Episode 81: We Should Have Seen It Coming

We kind of did

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11th Dec 2020

Episode 80: Year in Review

we made it!

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 79: The Fringe of Western Society

Our relations with China

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23rd Nov 2020

Episode 78: We're All in This Together

Just a couple of regular blokes

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18th Nov 2020

Episode 77: Deep Isolation

Maybe we'll never see him again

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8th Nov 2020

Episode 76: A New President

Goodbye 45, hello 46!

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28th Oct 2020

Episode 75: An Unusual Four Years

The big day approaches

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 74: Armed to the Teeth

Live from the states

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16th Oct 2020

Episode 73: Mr. Riminton Goes to Washington

Hugh does his best Jimmy Stewart impression

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7th Oct 2020

Episode 72: Budget Wrap Up

It's a numbers show

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24th Sep 2020

Episode 71: It's A Gas Gas Gas!

Almost like the climate is changing

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 70: The Biblical Age of Demise

Is that a boat?

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 69: The Gold Standard

It's complicated

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2nd Sep 2020

Episode 68: It's Spring

It's sprung

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26th Aug 2020

Episode 67: Armed Neutrality

Aged care extravaganza

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20th Aug 2020

Episode 66: Sand in the cogs

and much more

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 65: Kicking A Fiscal Can

So much debt

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2nd Dec 2020

Episode 64: A Cliff Or A Steady Downward Spiral?

It's a fall of some sort

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5th Aug 2020

Episode 63: Partisan By Nature

*cough cough*

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27th Jul 2020

Episode 62: Back Once Again

It felt like weeks

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8th Jul 2020


We're off this week

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29th Jun 2020

Episode 61: A Map Of Shanghai And A compass

All it takes to be a spy

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19th Jun 2020

Episode 60: Higher Education

If you can afford it

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16th Jun 2020

Episode 59: The Hack And The Branch Stacker

Plus another election prediction

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11th Jun 2020

Episode 58: There's No Place Like Childcare

We aren't in Kansas anymore

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4th Jun 2020

Episode 57: The Good Old Days

First home owners and The United States

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1st Jun 2020

Episode 56: America Burns

A crumbling super power?

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29th May 2020

Episode 55: The Frog And The Scorpion

That old fable

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25th May 2020

Episode 54: 60 Billion Dollars!

Sometimes you just find it

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21st May 2020

Episode 53: We're Getting Old

In podcast terms

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19th May 2020

Episode 52: Coming Out The Other Side

If we can

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13th May 2020

Episode 51: Back In Black

Budget wise that is

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4th May 2020

Episode 50: Still No Albo

Jacinda Ardern instead

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27th Apr 2020

Episode 49: Anything Can Fall

And it probably will

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24th Apr 2020

Episode 48: Where Do They Get Off?

Money episode.

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20th Apr 2020

Episode 47: Are Things Getting Better?

We hope they are

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17th Apr 2020

Episode 46: Confession Is Good For The Soul

But bad for the reputation

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15th Apr 2020

Episode 45: Children And Corona

A very different Easter