He used to co-host Australian Idol but this year James Mathison ran against former prime minister Tony Abbott for the federal seat of Waringah as an independent.
In this chat James explains why he decided to run, his frustrations with the current political deadlock in Australia, the limitations of election campaigns and his predictions of a new progressive movement on the horizon.
Plus he shamelessly advertises Coke.
Boundless Plains To Share at the Belvoir Theatre, January 2017
Comedy 4 Karma in Daylesford, Saturday October 15th
I'll be appearing in season 2 of SBS's First Contact in November
Walk Together 2016 is happening on Saturday October 22nd
#OurBrothersOurSisters on raisely.com
Me on Guardian's Token podcast
Me on Brendon Burns' Dumb White Guy podcast, Part 1 // Part 2
This week's episode of Q&A
Article: CEOs bank on bonuses as average Australian worker left to flounder
Article: We're two-faced about 'wasting' money on welfare
Article: James Mathison wants to create a new progressive political movement to target the far right
Article: Thoughts on Junket 2016
Article: Leaked UNHCR report - Manus Island's world's worst
Cause of the Week: Barnados (barnados.org.au)