Up Ya Class

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 e
Blue Collar Christmas special Up Ya Class 2018 Finale
Dec 5, 2018 • 41 min
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…
From Housos to Hospital – Professor of Psychiatry Steve Ellen is All Class
Nov 18, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Why is Local Council full of Common People?
Nov 15, 2018 • 39 min
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…
Dennis Glover from the Block
Oct 23, 2018 • 46 min
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…
Room Service: it’s a world gone mad
Oct 7, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Masculinity and the working class with Associate Professor Steven Roberts
Sep 3, 2018 • 50 min
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…
Peter “Voldomo” Dutton, Uber Eats and Sharp Objects
Aug 22, 2018 • 36 min
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).
Where’s Shane and why does it take 3 generations to get out of poverty
Aug 5, 2018 • 31 min
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.
The OG Reservoir Dog: Catherine Deveny
Jul 23, 2018 • 49 min
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…
Getting to know Nelly and the eight hour day
Jul 19, 2018 • 49 min
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.
Meshel Laurie is more Fair Dinkum than John Williamson
May 28, 2018 • 59 min
Join us on Australia’s leading* class podcast as we talk to our very first guest – comedian, broadcaster, author and Bogan Buddhist Meshel Laurie.
Roseanne and other powder puffs
May 21, 2018 • 39 min
UYC reviews the new Rosanne show, looks at the new union initiative Hospo Voice and asks the question what class is Meagan Markle?
Welcome to Up Ya Class
May 6, 2018 • 0 min
Nelly Thomas, Dave O’Neil and Shane Laing tackle our current affairs from a working class perspective.