The Ploy 162: Awkward

After months of chemotherapy Paul confesses his cancer diagnosis to his family, having just three months left to live. Distraught, Mike is forced to step in as the family provider. Left to his own devices, Mike whips up a fresh creme brûlée — calming the situation momentarily. Meanwhile Kelsey has started drinking again, but finds herself in trouble when caught in a bar fight at a lesbian biker bar, will she be able to escape?

This week on the show, we talk about Kelsey’s boyfriend Eastside, Paul’s nerd-camp in Los Angeles, how Paul is just one step away from having a Mexican boyfriend, and we discuss the big fight between Paul and Kels. Plus Mike’s noodle restaurant experience and we give Paul a eulogy, just in case he dies before the next episode.

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The Ploy 133: Travel Sick

Oprah's Australian Adventure
Oprah is coming downunder

We might be sailing into treacherous waters this week as Ben tells us about his upcoming trip on a Cruise to Vanuatu.

Oprah is flying down to Australia with an entire studio audience in a plane flown by John Travolta, not that’s not a joke. It’s happening and we explain it all.

Paul gets us up to date on the latest Hollywood Gossip, with Mel Gibson, Lady GaGa wearing meat and a Playboy Model’s steamy new sex tape.

We countdown the Billboard Top 5, Paul reviews ‘Prince of Persia’ and we chat about the latest releases from Apple.

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The Ploy 129: NBN WTF?

Ground Zero Mosque
The site of a planned Islamic Center in Lower Manhattan

The Australian Federal Election is now just days away and Prime Minister Julia Gillard has raised Broadband as an Election issue promising a $43 Billion National Broadband Network (about half of which will not be funded with tax payer dollars). Which has began rolling out and already has users in Tasmania. She promises speeds of up to 1000mb/s, but why are some people against this?

There are plans to build a Islamic Cultural Center featuring a Mosque among other amenities, in Lower Manhattan near Ground Zero, the site of the attacks on New York City in 2001. Some people are outraged over this, despite an existing mosque already in the area. Is this an example insensitivity or an unfair equation between Terrorism and Islam?

Paul counts down the Top 5 songs of the week once again while special guest co-host Kristen Miller tells us why she got kicked out of a club.

What are the worst places to be a 4square Mayor? Will the California Proposition 8 fight over Same-Sex marriage reach the supreme court? Plus Ben tells us about this years Hervey Bay Seafood Festival.

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The Ploy 116: Out of the Closet

Mike B, Paul and special guest co-host Kristen Miller return to discuss Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who is afraid of the gays! Tony Ashburn an anti-gay rights Republican from California has been outed after picking up a guy from a gay club – we have the latest on his hypocrisy.

Are unemployed people just too lazy to get jobs? Tom Delay thinks so. Sarah Palin admits to taking her family to Canada for healthcare in the past – does this mean the single payer system isn’t that bad? Rahm Emanuel likes taking on Politicans nude and in the showers and will Betty White be hosting Saturday Night Live?

John Melendez and Howard SternPlus for the first time we play the portion of last years interview with controversial former Howard Stern cast member John Melendez (‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’), which we previously removed as per his request. However for the first time – you get to hear what he didn’t want you to hear – and it is all about Howard Stern.

It’s big, its powerful and its in your face. It’s The Ploy 116.

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The Ploy 90: A Little Bit Queer

pride-2007-castro-rainbow-flagThis week we have a show so packed it is bursting at the veins, the whole team is back again Ben, Mike & Paul plus our very vocal live audience made their pecense felt yet again.

Don’t forget to take part in the Live shows, the next one happening Thursday. Times and details at theploy.com.au/live.

On this week’s show we had another SWINE FLU Update!, we spoke about Pete N Jules (you can find them freely on your own accord on Facebook) and other rednecks, bumping into people you don’t really want to talk to, Sonia Sotomayor, Ben has a boner for the new Holden Cruze and he may finally visit Mike in person! Plus Tech with Ben reviews the new iPhone 3Gs and heaps more.

We also have a special guest this week from Equal Love: The National Day of Action for Same Sex Marriage in Australia, Tony Pitman who talks to us about the upcoming National Day of Protests around Australia on August 1. Details at the Equal Love website.

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