Squiz Shortcuts - The backstory to the big news stories

Interested in the news but sometimes find there's a whole lot of assumed knowledge? We hear you. Squiz Shortcuts is a weekly explainer on news topics, historical events, big personalities, and complex situations.

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9 September 2021


Two decades on, the impact of what happened on September 11, 2001 is evident around the world and in our day-to-day lives. It’s a huge topic so in this episode of Squiz Shortcuts we’ll recap…

23 August 2021

The Paralympics

The Paralympics start next week and after a massive medal haul by the Aussies at the recent Olympics, we’re riding the Olympics train for as long as we can… To get you geared up and…

19 August 2021

The Taliban

This week the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Given the conditions in the country when they last ruled, there are huge concerns about what a Taliban-led Afghanistan will be like for the people who live…

28 July 2021

Elon Musk

We take you through his fascinating life, what he gets up to in the business world and the quirky things about him that make him hard not to talk about


Quirky News

A drag queen fly, keeping feral cows udder control, and survivalist snakes…

CSIRO researchers have named a new species of soldier fly found in Queensland the ‘Opaluma RuPaul’.

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S'Quiz Yourself

It's you versus the news in our weekly Squiz Quiz. Our money's on you...

Adelaidean Daniel Scali broke the world record for holding what position for 9.5 hours and 1 second?

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Squiz The Day

19 September 2021

Russia goes to the polls for the country’s parliamentary elections

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