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Socially Democratic

Socially Democratic is your weekly centre-left politics and campaign podcast hosted by Stephen Donnelly, founder of Dunn Street - a campaign agency bringing change by organising from the ground up. Each Friday, Stephen and guests breakdown the issues shaping Australia and the rest of the world and the social democrats leading them. Follow on Instagram at @dunn.street Facebook at @dunnstreetaustralia Twitter at @Dunn_Street_LinkedIn at Dunn Street Website at dunnstreet.com.au 

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Ep.245: Feeney Files #04 - June 2024 Edition
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by the former Labor Campaign Director and federal MP, David Feeney.For their fourth installment of Feeney’s Hour of Power, David and Stephen cover politics from around the world, touching on the Trump conviction, the upcoming UK election. They also return to  domestic politics and ask - is federal Labor in a funk?, immigration debate, and the AEC’s federal boundary redistribution. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
68:07 6/6/24
Ep.244: Building the social democratic dream with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr. Andrews joins the show to discuss growing up in Canberra, his journey into politics; from running in assembly in 2001 to becoming ACT’s first openly gay Chief Minister in 2014; the battle of old Canberra versus new Canberra; and governing with the Greens Political Party heading into election season this August. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
89:56 5/30/24
Ep.243: European Parliament Elections with Ali Hashem and Lianne Schuuring
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by host of the Forging Links Podcast, Ali Hashem, and member for the provincial parliament in Limburg, Lianne Schuuring. Ali and Lianne phone in from the Netherlands to give us the rundown on the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, which happen every five years, explaining how it works, who the key players are, how national politics shape voting intention and the complexity of pan-European politics. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
63:00 5/23/24
Ep.242: Federal Budget Review with Emma Dawson and Ed Cavanough
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Executive Director of Per Capita Australia, Emma Dawson, and Executive Director of McKell Institute, Ed Cavanough. Emma and Ed are back to unpack the 2024/25 Federal Budget, which was dropped on Tuesday, outlining the winners, losers, and the overlooked. The pair of think tankies give their analysis of how this budget will impact the Australian economy and Labor’s prospects in the lead up to the next Federal Election.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
62:39 5/16/24
Ep.241: Federal Budget Preview with Emma Dawson and Ed Cavanough
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Executive Director of Per Capita Australia, Emma Dawson, and Executive Director of McKell Institute, Ed Cavanough. Emma and Ed join forces to give their predictions of what to expect in the upcoming 2024/25 Federal Budget, which will be announced next week.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
58:15 5/10/24
Ep.240: Feeney Files #03 - May 2024 Edition
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by the former Labor Campaign Director and federal MP, David Feeney. Plus a bonus surprise visit from Rebecca Thistleton from McKell Victoria!David and Rebecca cover the last 30 days of domestic politics including the end to domestic violence rallies across the country, budget season gossip, the Prime minister’s Kokoda trek, and more!The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
51:53 5/6/24
Ep.239: Catching Up with Josh Burns
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Federal Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns. Josh returns to the show to discuss how the Albanese Government plans to meet their priorities for 2024, including addressing the housing and cost of living crisis, as well as what’s going on with the Tories and their push for nuclear energy over renewables. And of course, they’ll polish the episode off with some banter about the NBA finals, while also crushing Josh’s dreams of playing for United. Don’t forget the Maurice Blackburn Corporate Conduct + Class Actions Symposium is back for 2024 with tickets selling fast. Listeners of Socially Democratic can get a 50% discount off tickets by using the promo code, VIP. Get your tickets at: www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/class-actions/symposium/ The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
58:34 4/25/24
Ep.238: UK Check In with Claire Ainsley
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Centre Left Renewal project, Claire Ainsley. Claire joins the show from Yorkshire to set the scene for a big year in UK politics, discusses how bad Britain is under the Tories, unpacks how Labour and Keir Starmer have built a huge lead in the polls and casts an eye on the upcoming General Election and where Labour needs to make gains to win.. The Maurice Blackburn Corporate Conduct + Class Actions Symposium is back for 2024 with tickets selling fast for this year’s legal industry showcase event. Listeners of Socially Democratic can get a 50% discount off tickets by using the promo code, VIP. Get your tickets at: www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/class-actions/symposium/ The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
64:23 4/18/24
Ep.237: Taking on BHP with Tom Goodhead
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by the Principal Partner of the law firm Pogust Goodhead, Tom Goodhead. Tom joins us from the UK to discuss the ongoing class action against BHP following the Mariana Dam disaster at Rio Doce, Brazil, in 2015, where 19 people lost their lives. It’s a campaign spread across three continents as BHP does their best to avoid being held to account.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
49:56 4/11/24
Ep.236: The Feeney Files #02 - April 2024 Edition
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by the former Labor Campaign Director and federal MP, David Feeney.For our second installment of The Feeney Files (aka Feeney’s Hour of Power) we discuss the fallout from the Dunkley by-election and Tasmanian state election, check out why former Prime Ministers Rudd and Keating were in the news, and ask what’s going on with those Chinese spy claims from ASIO.Thank you Robert and Karen for your questions this week. If you have a question for David and Stephen for the May episode, be sure to message Dunn Street on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter to have it featured in the next installment of The Feeney Files.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
66:28 4/4/24
Ep.235: Tasmanian Election Review with Jack Milroy
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by political consultant Jack Milroy.Jack returns to the show to give his analysis of Saturday’s Tasmania’s election, including a breakdown of the results, why Labor conceded so early, the key takeaways from the campaign, and what’s next for the Tasmanian Labor. If you have questions for David and Stephen that you’d like to get featured in next month’s installment of the Feeney Files, DM us at any of the Dunn Street social channels.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
61:01 3/27/24
Ep. 234: Tassie Election Preview (2 days til E-day) with Jack Milroy
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by political consultant, Jack Milroy.Jack is back to fill us in on all the updates in the Tasmanian State Election campaign between Labor’s Rebecca White and Liberal Premier Jeremy Rockliff, what’s happening in the polls, issues that have shaped the debate, and what to expect come this Saturday when the good people of the Apple Isle head to the voting booths. Volunteer for Labor here: https://www.taslabor.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/ Donate to Labor here: https://taslabor.org.au/donate/donate/ The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
56:38 3/20/24
Ep.233: Eleven Premiers with Brendan Donohoe
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by one of the most experienced journalists in the country - former state political reporter and former deputy director for communications for the Andrews’ Labor government, Brendan Donohoe.On our annual St Patrick’s Day episode, son of Erin’s Isle, Donohoe brings a unique perspective to the topic of media and politics having worked both in the media for over 30+ years, and in the Premiers Private Office. As both a print and tv journalist covering the last 11 Victorian state premiers, Brendan talks about the evolution of political media coverage and the stories to go with it. He shares his reflections on the current state of media, expectations from news rooms and how the media grappled with covering issues such as covid and the success of the Andrews government. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
96:05 3/14/24
Ep.232: International Women’s Day Mic Handover 2024
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly hands the mic over to McKell Institute’s Rebecca Thistleton, Member for Jajajaga, Kate Thwaites MP, and ANMF Assistant Secretary, Madeline Harradence, for the 2024 International Women’s Day special episode.Together, Rebecca, Kate, and Madeline chat about the representation of women in politics, in particular the impact of the late Linda White and Peta Murphy, how women voted in the Dunkley By-Election, as well as Jacinta Allan’s impact as Victoria’s second female premier.They also discuss the Victorian investment into women’s health care, in particular funding into endometriosis research, stage three tax cuts, and the influence of the Matildas on women’s sport.Donate to www.safehavencommunity.com.au to help women and their children escape domestic abuse, and  to empower, guide and support them to lead the life they were meant to lead.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
70:39 3/7/24
Ep.231: The Feeney Files #01 - March 2024 Edition
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by the former Labor Campaign Director and federal MP, David Feeney. This week Socially Democratic is launching our new, monthly episode “The Feeney Files”. Every month, David and Stephen will recap the month in #auspol and on the inaugural Feeney Files, David discusses how 2023 ended for the government and dictated the direction of federal Labor in early 2024.They share thoughts on the pathway to an early federal election, the impact of the stage three tax cuts, this Saturday’s Dunkley by-election, and Dutton’s chances to remain opposition leader.Mark it in your calendars - David will be back next month for the second edition of The Feeney Files. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
60:54 2/29/24
Ep.230: The lead up to Tassie State Election with Jack Milroy
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by digital comms consultant, Jack Milroy.Jack returns to Socially Democratic to give us the rundown of the 2024 Tasmanian State Election campaign, which was called early, and sets the stage for the contest between Labor’s Rebecca White and Australia’s last standing Liberal Premier, Jeremy Rockliff with a month until voters head to the polls. Rebecca White and the Labor team need your support. Find out how you can make a difference this Tasmanian State Election here: https://www.taslabor.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/ The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
70:26 2/23/24
Ep.229: Swifty PsyOps - Taylor Swift and the US Election with Tess Farrell
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Socially Democratic’s resident pop culture expert, Tess Farrell. In the midst of Swifty fever thanks to her upcoming Australian tour, Tess returns to the show to talk about the phenomenon that is Taylor Swift, her influence in getting young people to vote back in 2020, and the conspiracy that she is a PsyOp to help get Biden elected.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
64:42 2/15/24
Ep.228: 2024 Primary Season with Jonae Wartel
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Democratic consultant and state director for the Georgia Run-Off, Jonae Wartel.Jonae (and Stephen) is back to break down the GOP and Democratic primaries so far. While the New Hampshire primary and Iowa Caucus are already done and dusted, and it’s looking like we’re in for a rematch between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Jonae still has much to say about GOP candidate Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, the year ahead for Democratic campaigners. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
46:53 2/11/24
Ep.227: Campaigning on the Cost of Living with Rebecca Thistleton and Ed Cavanough
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly hands the mic over to McKell Institute’s Rebecca Thistleton for this special episode of Socially Democratic.Rebecca returns to the show as our special guest host once more, this time joined by McKell Institute CEO, Ed Cavanough to chat about the latest McKell paper on the cost of living crisis.Ed puts this within the context of the next federal election campaign, which is already being played out. Get the latest from the McKell Institute here: https://mckellinstitute.org.au/The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
50:13 2/1/24
Ep.226: 2024 Australian Political Forecast with Rebecca Thistleton and Sharnelle Vella
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly hands the mic over to McKell Institute’s Rebecca Thistleton for this special episode of Socially Democratic.Rebecca returns to the show as our special guest host for this episode, joined by 7News Melbourne’s State Political Reporter Sharnelle Vella to discuss the current state of Australian politics as well as give their forecast as to how things may shape up in the next 12 months.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
45:45 1/27/24
Ep.225: Run for It with Ed Krutsch
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by National Director of Run For It, Ed Krutsch.Ed joins Socially Democratic to discuss his journey into politics and his work at Run For It, an independent, non-partisan political organisation working towards better policy outcomes for current and future generations of young people, and the key issues facing young Australians today.Support Run For It and work with young people as they shake up Australian politics. Volunteer today: https://run4it.org/volunteer The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
60:30 1/18/24
Ep.224: Pop Culture Year in Review 2023 with Tess Farrell
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Socially Democratic’s resident pop culture expert, Tess Farrell. It’s summer and that means one thing - it’s time for a pop culture year in review. Tess returns to the show to share her thoughts on some of the films, TV, and doco’s that came out in 2023, including Succession, The Morning Show, Rustin, and Barbie. She also gives her summer watch list for 2024. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
95:11 1/11/24
Ep.223: International Politics Year in Review 2023 with Ali Hashem
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by host of the Forging Links podcast, Ali Hashem. Ali calls in from the US to fill us in on all the key moments in 2023 political news from across the globe.Show some love to our friends at the Forging Links podcast. Visit: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forginglinks/id1709679819 The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
90:55 1/4/24
Ep.222: State Politics Year in Review 2023 with Harriet Shing
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing. As is tradition, Harriet is back for the annual State Politics Year in Review, 2023 edition - unpacking  what has been a huge year for Victorian Politics.From Labor pulling out of the Commonwealth Games, Premier Dan Andrews’ resignation, and his successor Jacinta Allan’s leadership, there was a lot to cover.. And of course, it wouldn’t be a State Year in Review episode without an update on Harriet’s beloved donkeys. This is our last episode before Christmas, so for all our audience members listening, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au
78:47 12/21/23
Ep.221: Media Year in Review 2023 with Week on Wednesday
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Van Badham and Ben Davison, hosts of the Week on Wednesday for our first Media Year in Review Episode. A new addition to our Year in Review series, Van and Ben join Stephen to chat about the hits and misses in the Australian political journalism sphere, as well as breaking down some of the big moments, gaffs, and lies from the fourth estate. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
55:12 12/14/23
Ep.220: Haters Hate and the Rest Vote Labor with Dan Andrews
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by former Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews. Dan returns to Socially Democratic to chat about his record breaking tenure as Victorian Premier.In this extensive conversation, Dan discusses why he decided to retire from public life, why the urgent need to implement a progressive policy agenda and how it intersects with the public service. He talks about the toughest decisions as well as the most rewarding moments in office. He also reflects on leadership, the media, golf club membership, best campaigns, and what the future holds for citizen Dan.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
82:45 12/7/23
Ep.219: Dutch Elections recap with Ali Hashem and Lianne Schuuring
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by host of the Forging Links Podcast, Ali Hashem, and member for the provincial parliament in Limburg, Lianne Schuuring. As Dutch voters potentially elect a far right government, Ali and Lianne join the show to unpack the results from last week’s Dutch General Election: the winners, losers, did the Labor alliance with the Greens pay off and what it means for social democrats in the Netherlands. For more from Ali and the Forging Links podcast, visit: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forginglinks/id1709679819 The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
78:44 11/30/23
Ep.218: Leadership, Organizing and Action with Ashraf Hazmah
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Community Organiser and Head Teaching Fellow for the Leadership, Organising and Action class at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Ashraf Hazmah. Ashraf joins the show to chat about his journey, from organising for change in Syria, to working alongside legend, Marshall Ganz, as Head Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Leadership, Organizing and Action program.If you’re interested in learning how you could organize communities that can mobilize power to make change, then check out the “Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change” program at the Harvard Kennedy School.https://www.hks.harvard.edu/educational-programs/executive-education/leadership-organizing-and-actionThe presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
75:43 11/23/23
Ep.217: Winners and Losers - US Elections Update with Jonae Wartel
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by Democratic consultant and state director for the Georgia Run-Off, Jonae Wartel.Jonae calls in from Washington, DC to unpack the results from the out-of-cycle November election season and what this means for Democrats hopes in Nov 2024, Biden’s dip in the polls, the Republican civil war in Congress and the latest Republican Presidential debate of the b-team. The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au 
49:42 11/10/23
Ep.216: Post NZ Election Breakdown with Neale Jones
Dunn Street founder and Community Organiser Stephen Donnelly was joined by former Chief of Staff to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and now the Managing Director of Capital NZ, Neale Jones. Neale is back again to unpack the disappointing results from the New Zealand national elections, which took place on October 14,  and give a review of Labor’s election campaign and reflect on the legacy of the Ardern-Hipkins Labour governments.The presenting sponsor of the Socially Democratic podcast is Dunn Street. For more information on how Dunn Street can help you organise to build winning campaigns in your community, business or organisation, and make the world a better place, look us up at: dunnstreet.com.au
59:14 11/2/23

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