1 June 2023

PODCAST: The Hoot on social media and racism, deer hunting and Canberra drivers

| Genevieve Jacobs
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Stan Grant

Stan Grant’s last appearance on Q &A Photo: ABC.

How would you cope with racial abuse from strangers? Whose responsibility is it to protect journalists from attacks – and what if their employer’s behaviour has put people in the firing line in the first place?

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The Hoot podcast is here, and Ross Solly and Genevieve Jacobs (both with some broadcast experience under their belts) discuss the fallout from Stan Grant’s decision to depart his ABC hosting role.

We’re taking a look at deer hunting in the ACT as feral pest numbers grow in the bush and ask how best to control the damaging invasive species.

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It’s not just deer, of course – the bush is rife with pigs too, and the debate over brumbies continues in the Snowy. So what’s the best solution?

And are Canberra drivers really the worst in the country? That’s the commonly held belief, but is there any truth in it, or are we all unnecessarily maligned?

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Ross has been driving overseas and has some thoughts about how Canberrans cope on the autobahns (hint: not very well).

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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