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Keeping the light on the hill one podcast at a time. Pod On The Hill is the official weekly podcast of Victorian Labor that give voice to our MPs and supporters. Join us every Thursday for an in depth conversation. Available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and your favourite podcast app.



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Kristina spoke about growing up in Ohio, her feminist awakening, the Catholic Church, the importance of sport for women and what drives her in the Senate.

She also reflected on her time as NSW Premier and the fragmentation of media and politics.

Tom talks about growing up in the Republican heartland of Nebraska and his entry into Democratic politics He discusses his time working on Howard Dean’s Democratic primary campaign and the impact it had on future campaigns; why the Democratic Party needed restructuring; the problems associated with Obama’s success and are progressives building for success at the crucial mid-term elections in November.

For this week's episode, the Pod On The Hill team flew up to Sydney to attend the International Progressive Campaign Forum in Sydney - a meeting of campaign activists from progressive, social democratic and labour parties from across the globe – and sat down to record a series of interviews.

We kick off this series of Podcast’s with Dr Mike Moffat from the Canada 2020 - Canada’s leading independent progressive think tank.

On this week's episode of Pod On The Hill, I caught up with Kwesi Chappin from the Color of Change.

Colour of Change is the largest online racial justice organisation in the United States and Kwesi is the Political Director.


What’s it like slapping down the Prime Minister when he gets a bit snarky?

Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino answers that question on today’s Pod on the Hill.

And as Minister for Education, James discussed the devastating impact the Liberals had on the education sector and what the Labor Government has done since to repair the damage.


Former nurse, long-time activist and more recently ACTU President, Ged is now Labor’s candidate for Batman.
For most of our listeners, Ged needs no introduction. In fact, you might remember our chat with her last year.
And *spoiler alert*, she’s still pretty fired up about fighting inequality, schools funding, protecting workers’ rights and preserving Medicare.

To coincide with this weekend’s Women’s Big Bash League finals, the start of the AFLW season and the final round before the finals in the W-League we sat down with Freya to talk women in sport.

On this week’s episode Nicola Castleman sits down with writer Shane Maloney, the author responsible for the extraordinarily successful and entertaining Murrary Whelan series of novels.

Shane reflects on the changing Melbourne of his northern suburbs, the long and successful life of his books, and the pull of the detective novel on our collective psyche.

It’s Boxing Day and as we polish off the remaining scraps of turkey and ham, a great Melbourne summer tradition kicks off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground this morning, so who better to talk to today than former Labor federal staffer and current cricket journalist, Adam Collins?