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Squiz Shortcuts

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Each week, Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big news stories. In the usual Squiz tone, we'll keep it short and sharp, and opinion-free. If you're interested in the news but sometimes find there is a whole lot of assumed knowledge which makes it confusing and time-consuming to get across - Squiz Shortcuts is for you. The Squiz is your shortcut to being informed.

Latest Episodes

Your Shortcut to... Yemen

It's one of the Arab world's poorest countries and in recent years has been devastated by a civil war. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MIN2 d ago
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Your Shortcut to... Yemen

Your shortcut to... Vaping

Vaping comes up a bit in the news due to concerns about the health effects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8 MIN1 w ago
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Your shortcut to... Vaping

Your shortcut to... Facebook

It's the biggest social media platform in the world so inevitably Facebook is in the news a lot See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MIN2 w ago
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Your shortcut to... Facebook

Your Shortcut to... TikTok

It's a hugely popular, Chinese-founded, social media app but many countries, including Australia, have concerns about TikTok’s ties to China. Here we step through how TikTok became the sensation it is now, what those concerns are, and the steps being taken to address them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MIN3 w ago
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Your Shortcut to... TikTok

Your shortcut to... Israel and Palestine

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is in essence a fight over territory. But it is so much more that with religion, nationalism, and a lot of history behind it. Consider this episode a starting points as we take a look at Israel and Palestine, what they are fighting over, and why America and others are involved in this immensely complicated conflict.Squiz recommends:BBC Israel profile - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14628835 Vox Israel-Palestine Explainer - https://www.vox.com/2018/11/20/18079996/israel-palestine-conflict-guide-explainer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MINJUL 9
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Your shortcut to... Israel and Palestine

Your shortcut to... Donald Trump

Donald Trump is probably the most talked about person on the planet. The leader of the free world had a colourful path to becoming President of the United States - and a turbulent time in office so far. In this episode we take a look at a young Donald Trump, his family, his business and showbiz careers as well as his politics.Squiz Recommends:Barbara Walters interview with Donald and Melania Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgYTCHrWkxIWashington Post "Donald Trump's misleading claims": https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MINJUL 2
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Your shortcut to... Donald Trump

Your shortcut to... Joe Biden

He's the Democratic candidate running against Donald Trump in November's presidential election. A former vice president, Biden's been around American politics a long time. This episode takes a look at his background, his family, his politics and how he came to be the man up against Trump come November..Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big stories.Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ ....Squiz Recommends: Hunter Biden - https://www.businessinsider.com.au/hunter-biden-life-scandals-ukraine-involvement-with-trump-giuliani-2019-9?r=US&IR=T ...Vanity Fair 'Obama-Biden friendship' - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/photos/2016/12/barack-obama-joe-biden-friendship . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MINJUN 25
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Your shortcut to... Joe Biden

Your Shortcut to... China's Belt and Road Initiative

It's one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s most ambitious foreign policy initiatives - and it's contentious. Officially called One Belt, One Road it's all about China investing in big infrastructure projects across the world. In this episode we take a look at what China is setting out to do, which nations have signed up and why it’s causing concern, especially here in Australia. . Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big stories.Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ . . Squiz Recommends:Lowy Institute map - https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/understanding-belt-and-road-initiative The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/business/china-loans-coronavirus-belt-road.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MINJUN 18
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Your Shortcut to... China's Belt and Road Initiative

Your Shortcut to... Royal Commissions

In this Shortcut we'll look at what a Royal Commission is, the power and effectiveness of Royal Commissions, and take a quick look at the ones currently running.Squiz Shortcuts is your shortcut to more than the headlines.Squiz Recommends:Black Summer, the ABC - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/inside-the-australian-bushfires-crisis/11890458 . ABC's interview with Nicola Gobbo (Lawyer X): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4kDCeUVt0 . Check out The Squiz Today - a free weekday email and podcast that's your shortcut to the news. Out each weekday at 6 am. Sign up at https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 MINJUN 11
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Your Shortcut to... Royal Commissions

Your Shortcut To... Civil Rights in America

We take a look at the history of slavery in America, the fight for civil rights, and what's happening now.Squiz Shortcuts - The Back Story To The Big Stories .Sign up to The Squiz - a weekday email that's your shortcut to the news www.thesquiz.com.au .Squiz Recommends:The Smithsonian Museum – Talking About Race . Childish Gambino, This is America and the break down the video here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MINJUN 4
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Your Shortcut To... Civil Rights in America

Latest Episodes

Your Shortcut to... Yemen

It's one of the Arab world's poorest countries and in recent years has been devastated by a civil war. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Your Shortcut to... Yemen

Your shortcut to... Vaping

Vaping comes up a bit in the news due to concerns about the health effects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Your shortcut to... Vaping

Your shortcut to... Facebook

It's the biggest social media platform in the world so inevitably Facebook is in the news a lot See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Your shortcut to... Facebook

Your Shortcut to... TikTok

It's a hugely popular, Chinese-founded, social media app but many countries, including Australia, have concerns about TikTok’s ties to China. Here we step through how TikTok became the sensation it is now, what those concerns are, and the steps being taken to address them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Your Shortcut to... TikTok

Your shortcut to... Israel and Palestine

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is in essence a fight over territory. But it is so much more that with religion, nationalism, and a lot of history behind it. Consider this episode a starting points as we take a look at Israel and Palestine, what they are fighting over, and why America and others are involved in this immensely complicated conflict.Squiz recommends:BBC Israel profile - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14628835 Vox Israel-Palestine Explainer - https://www.vox.com/2018/11/20/18079996/israel-palestine-conflict-guide-explainer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MINJUL 9
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Your shortcut to... Israel and Palestine

Your shortcut to... Donald Trump

Donald Trump is probably the most talked about person on the planet. The leader of the free world had a colourful path to becoming President of the United States - and a turbulent time in office so far. In this episode we take a look at a young Donald Trump, his family, his business and showbiz careers as well as his politics.Squiz Recommends:Barbara Walters interview with Donald and Melania Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgYTCHrWkxIWashington Post "Donald Trump's misleading claims": https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MINJUL 2
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Your shortcut to... Donald Trump

Your shortcut to... Joe Biden

He's the Democratic candidate running against Donald Trump in November's presidential election. A former vice president, Biden's been around American politics a long time. This episode takes a look at his background, his family, his politics and how he came to be the man up against Trump come November..Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big stories.Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ ....Squiz Recommends: Hunter Biden - https://www.businessinsider.com.au/hunter-biden-life-scandals-ukraine-involvement-with-trump-giuliani-2019-9?r=US&IR=T ...Vanity Fair 'Obama-Biden friendship' - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/photos/2016/12/barack-obama-joe-biden-friendship . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MINJUN 25
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Your shortcut to... Joe Biden

Your Shortcut to... China's Belt and Road Initiative

It's one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s most ambitious foreign policy initiatives - and it's contentious. Officially called One Belt, One Road it's all about China investing in big infrastructure projects across the world. In this episode we take a look at what China is setting out to do, which nations have signed up and why it’s causing concern, especially here in Australia. . Squiz Shortcuts gives you the backstory to the big stories.Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ . . Squiz Recommends:Lowy Institute map - https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/understanding-belt-and-road-initiative The New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/business/china-loans-coronavirus-belt-road.html See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MINJUN 18
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Your Shortcut to... China's Belt and Road Initiative

Your Shortcut to... Royal Commissions

In this Shortcut we'll look at what a Royal Commission is, the power and effectiveness of Royal Commissions, and take a quick look at the ones currently running.Squiz Shortcuts is your shortcut to more than the headlines.Squiz Recommends:Black Summer, the ABC - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/inside-the-australian-bushfires-crisis/11890458 . ABC's interview with Nicola Gobbo (Lawyer X): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z4kDCeUVt0 . Check out The Squiz Today - a free weekday email and podcast that's your shortcut to the news. Out each weekday at 6 am. Sign up at https://www.thesquiz.com.au/ . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 MINJUN 11
Comments
Your Shortcut to... Royal Commissions

Your Shortcut To... Civil Rights in America

We take a look at the history of slavery in America, the fight for civil rights, and what's happening now.Squiz Shortcuts - The Back Story To The Big Stories .Sign up to The Squiz - a weekday email that's your shortcut to the news www.thesquiz.com.au .Squiz Recommends:The Smithsonian Museum – Talking About Race . Childish Gambino, This is America and the break down the video here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12 MINJUN 4
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Your Shortcut To... Civil Rights in America
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