politics & society


Gambling linked to addiction and crime

The rate of problem gambling is highest amongst prisoners, writes Cecilia Distefano.

culture & lifestyle

Rose on water

Real life Tinderella story

After last night’s premiere of The Bachelor, Taylah Burrows discusses how legitimate a relationship founded on the show could be.



The Confectionery Stall Podcast Episode 2: Cardiff Wrap-Up

The Confectionery Stall podcast series is an irreverent look at the 2015 Ashes series being played in England.



Regional papers struggle to keep up

Kieran Balmaceda examines how the uncertain future of print news could affect local communities as the big outlets begin to downsize rural operations.


Students protest Pyne

Protestors disrupted Christopher Pyne’s La Trobe University visit today, Tam Kendi and Joely Mitchell report.


Melbourne WebFest 2015: Tales from Tinder (AUS)

Part documentary, part comedy, part “reality-tv puppet show”, this unique web series takes a look at the way people all over the globe connect in the virtual world.

XXXXXX speaks to the media during an Adelaide Crows AFL press conference, announcing Phil Walsh as head coach, at AAMI Stadium on October 7, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.

Remembering Phil Walsh

With the tragic passing of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh, Ryan Rosendale looks back on the life of Phil Walsh.

pregnant lady

How popular media can influence childbirth

Johanna Brasier speaks to Monash University researcher Kate Young about the effects popular media can have on childbirth decisions.


The issue of Indigenous incarceration

Since 1788, when the move to dispossession created generational trauma, Aboriginals have been over represented in our prison system, writes Cecilia Distefano.

Stitched Panorama

Melbourne WebFest 2015: Good Things Work Out (AUS)

Good Things Work Out is about Ry, an independent hip hop artist in Melbourne and his dream to become the next big export in Australian music.


Qualifying World Cup Preview: Socceroos Journey to Russia Begins

As the Asian Champions begin their journey to Russia 2018 tonight, Brayden May gives us an insight into their first game against Kyrgyzstan.


Documenting the truth

They may be informative and insightful but many documentaries struggle to show the complete truth, writes Stephanie Atkins.


Melbourne WebFest 2015 program launch

51 web series, from 10 different countries have been included in this year’s official selection. More than 200 series were submitted.

Visit www.melbournewebfest.com for more details about this year’s program.

On Tuesday 12 May Melbourne WebFest announced the program for its third edition. 

Choc Tops: Minions trailer review

The Minions trailer divides opinion among our Choc Tops, Chris and James. Check out what they think.

Choc Tops: 10 DC movies revealed

Chris and James list ten upcoming superhero films you’ll be hearing about until 2020.


The Confectionery Stall Podcast Episode 2: Cardiff Wrap-Up

In episode two, Rudi Edsall, Ethan Meldrum, Matt Goss and Tobie Chapman discuss the ramifications of Australia’s lacklustre showing at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.

Will Shane Watson’s career survive? Has Brad Haddin gone on too long? Can the Australian bowlers figure out how to bowl line and length? Is Adam Lyth the first 27-year-old England opening batsman to also hold down a job as a middle-aged bricklayer?

All these questions and more are considered on today’s episode of the Confectionery Stall.


The Confectionery Stall Podcast Episode 2: Cardiff Wrap-Up by Upstart_Magazine on Mixcloud


Featured on this episode:

Rudi Edsall is a second-year Bachelor of Journalism (Sport) student studying at La Trobe University. You can follow him on Twitter: @RudiEdsall.

Matt Goss is a third-year Bachelor of Journalism (Sport) student at La Trobe University and is the former Sport Editor for upstart. You can follow him on Twitter: @mattgoss_.

Ethan Meldrum is a second-year Bachelor of Journalism student studying at La Trobe University. You can follow him on Twitter: @ethan_meldrum.

Tobie Chapman is a second-year Bachelor of Journalism student studying at La Trobe University. You can follow him on Twitter: @ohmahlawdy.

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