27 June 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on public education failings, Nick Kyrgios and Survivor Canberra

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Nick Kyrgios

Is it wise for anyone – even a celebrity like Nick Kyrgios – to air all their dirty laundry in public? Photo: Region.

The Hoot podcast is here during a busy week for Canberra news. Ross Solly and Genevieve Jacobs start with the re-energised debate on public education in Canberra.

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We have the best-educated population in Australia by a country mile – so why are more than half the students in our public schools failing to reach age-appropriate literacy levels? It’s a tough question, but could there be answers very close at hand here in the ACT?

He’s Canberra’s most successful sports star of recent times (if ever?), but what is Nick Kyrgios doing in a tell-all documentary series?

The tennis star’s show is on Netflix and apparently includes some startling revelations. Ross and Genevieve weigh in on the wisdom of participating and its potential benefits – or otherwise.

READ ALSO Is a Netflix’ fly on the wall’ documentary the right place for Nick Kyrgios to lay bare his demons?

And did you know that there’s a Canberra version of Survivor? Granted, it’s on YouTube rather than free-to-air or cable television, but could we lend a uniquely local flavour to the long-running reality TV show?

Perhaps there are a couple of very local challenges we could set for contestants – among them, surviving a -7 morning!

READ ALSO Canberra Survivor’s casting call for season 4

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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