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Late Night Live - Full program podcast

From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

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A Shapirouette, the relationship between China Japan and the USA and we go inside the famous Boole family

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:05:41 +1100

Bruce Shapiro with what is happening in Washington and beyond, the complex relationship between China, Japan and the USA is under increasing pressure and we meet the many marvellous Booles, including mathematician George Boole, his daughter Ethel Boole and the man she married - the enigmatic Wilfred Voynich.

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Laura Tingle on Canberra; Gorbachev's life and legacy

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Canberra Capers. Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy and life.

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Toxic masculinity under fire; Catalonia on the brink; Threats posed by Data Capitalism

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

From IS's recruiting tactics to Harvey Weinstein's casting couch, toxic masculinity is the story of our age.

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The future of the US Democrats; the future of Australian politics

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

In the US the Democratic party is in the middle of an epic struggle between those who want to embrace a more progressive agenda and those who urge political reality. Australian politics has become a dispiriting spectacle of entrenched positions and threadbare ideas - can it change?

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Bruce Shapiro and Anne Applebaum

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro reports on the latest from Washington and beyond and Anne Applebaum chats with Phillip about her new book on Stalin's war on the Ukraine.

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Canberra energy capers; American in Niger; When should art be banned?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura Tingle: Canberra report card. A deadly ambush in Niger. When should art be banned?

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Ian Dunt on the Tory conference; Joan Smith on Hugh Hefner, Bruce Beresford on the movies

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Theresa May had a really bad day at the Tory conference; so much so that even her critics felt a bit sorry for her. Did Hugh Hefner deserve his reputation as a sexual liberator or was he just a creep who got lucky? Bruce Beresford has been trying to make a film out of Madeleine St John's book for years but fate is conspiring against him.

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Mobile retirees; Richard Nixon biography

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

On the road with America's downwardly mobile retirees. Nixon, the President who invented the politics of grievance.

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US domestic terror & new Supreme Court term; Kurdistan Referendum; Political capers in Germany and Australia

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

US domestic terror. Independence for Iraqi Kurdistan? Political Capers in Germany and Australia.

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Richard Flanagan in conversation with Phillip Adams

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Richard Flanagan discusses his new novel First Person

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UK Labour and Lib Dems, space mining and Peter Greste

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Where to now for UK Labour and the Lib Dems, Luxembourg's plans to mine space and Peter Greste on the global war on journalism.

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Richard Ackland's law and order; the 9/11 case against Saudi Arabia; When robots come for your job

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Channel Seven's ongoing troubles, dual citizenship and the media's influence on politics. For many years victims of 9/11 have tried to make a case against Saudi Arabia for enabling the attacks. They faced opposition from the Saudis, their lawyers - and from the US government. Who are the winners and losers in the job market in the robot age?

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Bruce Shapiro's USA, Italy and Libya, the history of black protests in sport.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro on the week in America; Italy's draconian measures have reduced deaths at sea but at what price? Sport, race and the national anthem.

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The politics of gas; Iran and the Shia Crescent; War dreams of Kim and Donald

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The politics of gas. Iran and the Shia Crescent. War dreams of Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

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Germany at the polls, the marijuana wars in Griffith

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Most observers say Angela Merkel is a shoo in at the polls but the cross currents sweeping through Europe means she may have to share the stage with some unlikely partners. Anti-drugs campaigner Donald McKay's murder shocked Australia - now, a new book looks back at what really happened in Griffith - and how McKay's death spurred others to fight against the powerful criminal forces.

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Reaction to President Trump's UN Speech; KPMG scandal in South Africa; Tanzania's Barabaig people

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

US President Donald Trump has threatened to destroy North Korea in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. KPMG admits its South African business ignored warning signs about its relationship with the Gupta family companies. The fate of the proud and independent Barabaig people of Tanzania was sealed years ago, thanks to a venture by a Canadian aid funded wheat scheme which took their land.

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Voice of America, New Zealand elections and the writer behind the Carole King musical.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro joins us for the latest from Washington while in New Zealand we will find out just how real 'Jacindamania' is and then we meet the writer behind Beautiful: The Carol King Musical.

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David Lipson on Canberra capers; Is Macron failing? Mata Hari unveiled

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Canberran political capers. Is Macron failing? Mata Hari unveiled.

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A hard Brexit? Democracy's dilemma in the Trump era; the London Zoo

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

A hard Brexit? Democracy's dilemma. The London Zoo.

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Richard Ackland on the law and media; The President and the Bomb; Not the News with Rob Wjinberg

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Richard Ackland's law and order. The President and the Bomb. Not the News.

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Bruce Shapiro; Truth in the age of Trump; Lost Warriors

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro's report on US politics. Ongoing attacks on the idea of facts, truth and news have an effect that goes to the heart of democracy. Lost Warriors: A forgotten guerilla war against the Japanese Occupation of Burma in WW2.

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Margot Kingston, virtual currency and George Gittoes and Hellen Rose

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Margot Kingston joins Phillip to dissect energy policy, what is the impact of cryptocurrency on the real economy and George Gittoes and Hellen Rose discuss their latest projects.

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Military bases; Yemen update; The Exile: the flight of Osama bin Laden

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

US Bases: here, there and everywhere. Yemen update. The Exile: Osama Bin Laden's life on the run.

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The DACA dreamers; Rohingya update; Helen Razer's Marxism for beginners

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Scrapping DACA, what it means for the Dreamers. Why the Rohingya people are fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar.

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Bruce Shapiro's USA, is Telstra in trouble? Sebastian Strangio on Cambodian politics and media

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro updates us on the state of the union. Telstra's having a bad year - its price has dropped, its rivers of revenue have dried up - is it time for a break up? The closure of Cambodia's beloved daily paper is emblematic of the state of its media but the country needs independent observers more than ever.

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Canberra capers, Guam and North Korea and the original Mr Parkinson

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle reports from Canberra on the latest from Parliament House, what is life like on Guam at the moment, testing bombs and patience in North Korea and find out the real story behind the man who first identified the disease named after him - Parkinson's.

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31st August,2017

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Did Britain modernise or de-industrialise India? The Amazon economy.

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Richard Ackland's media and law; East Timor and Australia; Jim Davidson's memoirs

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

How Rupert Murdoch and sons lost Channel Ten to CBS. Australia's secret history in the Timor Sea. Author and historian Jim Davidson grew up with a father who tried to cut him out of the family story. His new memoir is an attempt to write himself and his mother back in.

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Bruce Shapiro's US of A; Innovation in higher education; The Great Strike - listener's questions

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro looks at the state of the Union. Are universities becoming engines for industry - and is that a bad thing? The Great Strike of 1917 was unprecedented in Australia - following RN's special broadcast we hear from listeners.

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Canberra politics; History of the Radical Right; US to Canada refugees

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Canberra politics with Sean Kelly of the Monthly. James McGill Buchanan was a distinguished Nobel prize winning economist. Was he part of a right wing conspiracy to hobble democracy? The recent movement of Haitian refugees from the United States to Canada.

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Women of the alt-right; Glenn Greenwald's advice for journalists; Saudi women's rights

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

What drives women to the alt-right? Is it race or a different version of femininity. Glenn Greenwald's advice for journalists: be adversarial, be independent and don't expect to be liked. Advancing Saudi women's rights

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August 23, 2017

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:05:00 +1000

Ten years after the GFC, the history of the Pilbara and wars between workers and big business, the problems of unregulated tourism across the globe.

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The latest from Washington including the Afghanistan announcement and life in Japan under the current nuclear threat.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The latest from the land of the eclipse, what the announcement on Afghanistan will mean on the ground and what has been happening in Japanese politics while our eyes have been on North Korea.

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Laura Tingle's Canberra capers; the long weird story of air conditioning; Steve Bannon's sudden exit

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle looks back at a week of low farce and High Court shenanigans. Who would have thought the humble air conditioner could be the focus of so much debate...about morality. With Steve Bannon gone, whose agenda now directs the White House?

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Brexit and the Irish border; What about a federal anti-corruption commission?; The Mexican-American War.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Ian Dunt of looks at the muddled and charged debate around the question of a post-Brexit Irish border. Britain attempts to blamer the EU are disingenuous; they weren't the ones who voted 'Leave'. A recent Australia institute report noted, 'No federal agency has the investigative powers or jurisdiction to expose corrupt conduct in the federal government and public sector'.

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How Confederate statues became a flashpoint in the US; is Australia keeping up in the electric car race; the Horowitz family's right left turn

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Busting the myths behind the statues of confederate heroes and slave owners in the South. As the rest of the world turns towards electric cars and vans, Australia appears to be falling behind - but why? The Horowitz family - neo-con father, leftie son - are a snapshot of America's increasingly polarised landscape.

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Bruce Shapiro reports on the state of the Union. Judith Brett's life of Alfred Deakin. Trump supporters' report card.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro talks about the Trump administration's worst week to date. What Malcolm Turnbull could learn from Alfred Deakin. Two Trump supporters give their verdict on the president they backed.

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Laura Tingle on Canberra politics; Remembering Partition; The almost war with North Korea 1976

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Barnaby Joyce and the New Zealand citizenship saga. A People's History of the Partition. The axe murder incident and North Korea 1976.

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Venezuelan crisis; A banker's guide to money laundering; A History of the BA Santamaria movement

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Venezuelan crisis. A Banker's guide to money laundering. The Show: a history of B. A. Santamaria's movement.

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Law and Media with Richard Ackland; PNG post election; Christian women warriors

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Richard Ackland looks at the banks and dirty money, the legality of a postal plebiscite - and whether we need a federal ICAC. Newly re-elected Prime Minister of PNG Peter O'Neill faces arrest warrant over corruption charges.

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Washington Report, North Korea, secret boardroom deals.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

A climate of change in Washington, can talk help prevent escalation with North Korea and are the big decisions shaping our future being made in the halls of politics or in the boardroom?

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Same sex marriage & CBA scandal; When Trump met Barron; Love me, love my pupfluencer

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Fate of same sex marriage & CBA scandal. Devil's Bargain: when Trump met Bannon. Love me, love my pupfluencer.

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Brexit extremism; Myanmar update; Feeding, powering, cleaning up the world

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Brexit extremism. More media arrests in Myanmar. Feeding, powering and cleaning up the world.

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The Great Strike of 1917

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The Great Strike of 1917 began on the 2nd August. In a strike that lasted almost 2 months 100,000 workers around Australia walked off the job to protest changing workplace conditions

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What a week in Washington, China versus India and Jackson versus Trump

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The turnover rate for Whitehouse staff has just increased again, China and India are in a stand-off on their border in the Himalayas, and what are the similarities and differences between Presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson?

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Laura Tingle's Canberra: Pakistan's PM toppled; Life of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle's Canberra. Pakistan's PM toppled. Camilla versus Diana.

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Yanis Varoufakis on Greece's return to the financial markets; in Malaysia, former sworn enemies unite; is art a fitting response to violence?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Is Greece's return to the capital markets a reason to celebrate? It depends who you ask. In Malaysia former enemies Mahathir Mohammed and Anwar Ibrahim have found a common cause - defeating PM Najib Razak. What is the role of photography in conveying violence - and what does the viewer's response tell us?

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Law and Media with Richard Ackland; Murdoch takeover of BskyB; Everybody Lies

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The UN takes on Peter Dutton's office, how does the law establish consent and more. Has the UK election result threatened Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Bskyb? Why google knows more about you than your spouse.

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Bruce Shapiro, Traitors and Utopia

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro joins us to report on the latest from Trumpland, Frank Walker on his latest book looking at the punishment of war criminals and Rob Sitch on the latest series of Utopia.

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Canberra Capers with Laura Tingle; Black justice, white justice; Jerusalem riots

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle - Capital capers. Black justice, white justice. Jerusalem violence.

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