Mumbrellacast: Controversy from Kyle and Domain, plus TV and ads with Todd Sampson

It was a week of controversy, and the Mumbrellacast kicks off with the king of FM radio, Kyle Sandilands. After last year’s comments about the Virgin Mary, he received a slap on the wrist from ACMA. After comparing their own stories about interacting with Sandilands, the team debates how and why he always manages to slip through.

Addressing the second big controversy of the week, the team debates whether the Sydney Morning Herald should have named a junior journalist from Domain who was found to have fictionalised quotes in their reporting. Is the fact they weren’t caught sooner indicative of an ever-growing problem in the publishing industry? Or can the entire blame be placed at the journalist’s door? 

And, ahead of the launch of the new season of Body Hack on Ten, Todd Sampson revealed what it was like to film in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, only to learn about the pandemic and be called home (41:27). The former adman also discusses why he decided to step away from advertising, whether he has one more executive role in him, and provides a glimpse into the audience-free Gruen.

In the news

  • Another telling off for Kyle Sandilands (1:22)
  • All change for the corporate spinners (14:13)
  • Domain’s fake news scandal (27:52)
  • Winners and losers in the TV ratings (37:50)

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Music credit: RetroFuture Clean Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Backbay Lounge Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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