Backchat Explains: Why are students scared of the “trimonster”?

At some universities, semesters are getting shorter, but your HECS is staying the same.

Backchat discusses: Renewable Energy and Electricity Cost In Remote Communities w/ Murrawarri elder Fred Hooper

The nation’s energy debate has given us the world’s most awkward press conference and million dollar promises from proto Iron Man Elon Musk. It’s time we hear from people facing the nation’s highest electricity prices.

Are Universities Adequately Addressing Sexual Assault? Backchat Discusses

With recent reports of sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour at some of Australia’s most prestigious residential colleges, Backchat looks at how universities are dealing with the issue of rape on campus.

Women filmmakers call for end to the AACTAs sausage party

The 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards played host to an unexpected sausage-based red carpet surprise.

A.B. Original on Aussie rap fans, internet trolls & the politics of Australia Day

Following the release of their debut album ‘Reclaim Australia’, Trials (one half of A.B. Original) joined Backchat to discuss the state of Australian Indigenous politics and music’s role in Aboriginal advocacy.

Know your rights: Renting in NSW

Backchat gets the run-down on renting, tenancy and what to do when confronted with difficult landlords and real-estate agents.

Backchat Report: Was Russia behind the Clinton campaign email leak?

What exactly do the Podesta emails say? And who leaked them? Backchat reporter Oscar Coleman delved into the archive.

Backchat investigates Rheumatic Heart Disease in Australia

It’s described as a disease of poverty, so it might surprise you that Australia has one of the highest rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world.

Does Donald Trump actually want to win the election? Backchat explores the Alt-Right

US pundits are increasingly speculating that Trump doesn’t really care if he wins or loses – he is instead focused on a future alt-right TV empire. But how likely is “Trump TV”?