19 March 2024

PODCAST: The Hoot on drugs in the water, paying for your oldies and jet-setting pets

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Could a local peacock be your next flying companion? People have tried (seriously!) Photo: Timothy DeWan.

The Hoot is here to dissect some of the week’s stranger news events, including whether you can ever get a peacock on a plane.

This week on the podcast, Genevieve Jacobs and David Murtagh begin with that feeling in the waters—except in this case, it’s possibly methamphetamine.

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The annual wastewater survey is out and has some interesting local trends, particularly where the old Bolivian marching power is concerned.

And should you pay more for aged care if you have more?

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There’s an interesting suggestion from the federal government’s aged care taskforce regarding how to deal with the massively increasing costs of caring for our older citizens – but can we really work this one out, or is this just another wicked problem bound for the too-hard-basket?

And how would you feel about sharing your flight to Sydney with a Chihuahua? How about a long haul to London accompanied by a miniature pony?

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We examine plans to allow animals on flights and fill you in on whether peacocks qualify as support animals.

The Hoot appears every week on Riotact and wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. Have a listen, tell us what you think and rate us.

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