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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.

Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Late Night Live - 2017-04-27

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

Do mountains cause warfare? The other cane toad invasion. Saving the world one mushroom at a time.

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Bruce Shapiro; UK Labour and election 2017; Values and virtues in politics

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

Bruce Shapiro reports this week on Donald Trump's first 100 days as President. Is UK Labour heading for electoral disaster under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership? Vague and relativistic, values can be co-opted to mean almost anything.

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Finding Fibonacci; Europe's first great Queen - Isabella

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

Finding Fibonacci. Europe's first great Queen - Isabella of Castille.

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Canberra report; French election results; Fair go nation?

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

Laura Tingle's Canberra. French Election: first round results. A 'fair go' nation?

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Jakarta has a new Governor, the real price of gas production and can the Aral Sea be saved?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

What role did religion play in Ahok losing the race for the Governorship of Jakarta, the environmental and economic cost of producing gas for electricity and saving the Aral Sea, is it possible?

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Bruce Shapiro; British general election; Libya

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Washington report card. Why is the UK having the election it wasn't supposed to have. Is partition Libya's future?

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Laura Tingle's Canberra; Assad's empire; Programmed Inequality

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle's Canberra report. Will Bashar al-Assad become Donald Trump's nemesis in the way Assad's father was for all US Presidents since 1970? How the British lost their early lead in computing by discarding women computer workers.

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How is the Pope doing?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

As Pope Francis enters his fourth year as the Bishop of Rome, Phillip asks two Vatican watchers how he has fared with reforming the Curia, dealing with scandals and making concrete changes to the institutional Church.

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Late Night Live - 2017-04-13

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is under pressure after his latest cabinet shuffle has resulted in a South Africa's credit rating falling to junk levels. The seemingly capable and incorruptible finance minister of South Africa has been sacked by the President Jacob Zuma.

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French elections; Climate change and Great Barrier Reef; Colonial Businesswomen

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Another long election campaign is nearly over, but whatever the result, France is in for a shock. It's estimated that the economic cost of damage to the Great Barrier Reef could be as much as $1 billion and 10,000 jobs.

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Report card from the US; Dealing with North Korea; How the bunny shaped Australia

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Washington report card. A full range of options: dealing with North Korea. How the bunny-rabbit shaped Australia.

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Canberra report; The battle for Syria; Vale John Clarke

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle's Canberra. The Battle for Syria. Vale John Clarke. John Clarke from 2003.

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When Xi met Trump; how helping women brings world peace; Henry Lawson's wife

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

After publicly deriding China for months, President Trump now comes face to face with its leader. Countries which treat women badly are also likely to be countries which are involved in conflict - so should the better treatment of women be a matter of international security? The story of Henry Lawson's wife casts a different light on an Australian icon.

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Basic Income; Word processing and literature; A.C Grayling on war

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Arguing for Universal Basic Income. How word processing technology has influenced modern literature and philosopher A.C. Grayling on his new book, War, an enquiry.

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Bruce Shapiro; Fear of abandonment and Australian foreign policy; return to Afghanistan.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Word from Washington. Fear of abandonment and Australian foreign policy. Returning to Afghanistan.

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Laura Tingle reports from Canberra, the destruction of Hillary Clinton and the evils of empathy.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle tries to explain why Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's victories never seem sweet, what was the real reason behind Hillary Clinton's loss and the dark side of empathy - yes there is one.

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Late Night Live - 2017-03-30

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

It appears that the effects of Cyclone Debbie could further devastate the reef, already in grave danger from coral bleaching.

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Dictators without borders; Hollywood versus Netflix

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Each of the five Central Asian states, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is home to consolidated authoritarian regimes and poorly governed states. After more than two decades of independence from the Soviet Union, entrenched regimes and enduring patronage machines have short-circuited the transition to democracy. Media and entertainment conglomerates have always been challenged by newcomers. But what's happening in the entertainment industry now is different from previous technology based threats, and it's threatening aging business models and investment.

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Bruce Shapiro, is Australia more than Anzac? Australia's nuclear boycott.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro's America; the Honest History Book challenges the dominance of the Anzac myth in our history. Why Australia is boycotting a nuclear disarmament conference for the first time

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Laura Tingle on Canberra; David Marr on Pauline Hanson

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura reports on what is the talk of Canberra; David Marr discusses his latest Quarterly Essay on Pauline Hanson

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Google and health care, The NT royal commission, when do we call a drought a drought?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

How Google took over health care in the UK. The NT royal commission has uncovered a jaw dropping picture of children in prison. And is there a better way to predict and deal with droughts in Somalia?

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US Navy scandal; China's crony capitalism; Remembering Robert Silvers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

The so-called Fat Leonard scandal is the US Navy's worst corruption scandal and recently allegations of corruption have spread to the Australian Navy. How the post-Tiananmen Square era issued in an era of large scale looting of China's public assets by officials, family members and their cronies in the private sector. Remembering Robert Silvers, founding editor of the New York Review of Books . Silvers died on Monday aged 87. He spoke to Phillip Adams in June 2013 for the 50th anniversary of the NYRB.

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Vale Martin McGuinness, Robert Silvers and Chuck Berry and PM Modi's party wins again in India.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

We farewell Martin McGuiness, Robert Silvers and Chuck Berry and have a look a the rise and rise of Narendra Modi and his BJP Party.

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Canberra report; threat to democracy in Europe? Wadah Khanfar - an optimist in the Middle East

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Canberra shenanigans. Illiberal politics and the threat to democracy in Europe. An optimist for the Middle East - Wadah Khanfar.

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Victorian crime and journalism

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Journalism and crime.

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Trump's tax returns; Life of Rayner Hoff; Circus comes to Australia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

The continuing saga of Donald Trump's tax returns. The controversial career of Rayner Hoff, Australia's most significant public sculptor. And the arrival of American circus companies in colonial Australia.

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Bruce Shapiro reports from Ireland: Scotland's response to Brexit; is empathy over-rated?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro's week in the US. Scotland's struggles to stay in the EU have put it at odds with the Brexit. Paul Bloom says that empathy is a wasted emotion - what we need to reach for is rational compassion.

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WA election fall out, Tasmania's pokies and Mrs Kelly

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Can anything good come out of the WA election result for Turnbull, just how did Tasmania end up creating a pokie monopoly and the woman behind the legend, Ned's mum, Mrs Kelly.

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China's epic fail - the one child policy

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

China's epic fail - the one child policy (Perth Writers' Festival).

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Report from Canberra; Ivanka Trump ; Big data billionaire: Robert Mercer

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Canberra report card. Who is the real Ivanka Trump? And the story of Robert Mercer , the most reactionary Republican billionaire and a key supporter of Donald Trump.

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Ellen Fanning presents; Bruce Shapiro on the US, Why are there so few women economists? Russia's unknown female revolutionary; IWD Rachel Perkins

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Trump's midnight tweets. Does homo economicus need a sex change? Teffi: the revolutionary satirist who hated the Bolshevik revolution. IWD Rachel Perkins.

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Havana - a subtropical delirium; You are the product and you are for sale!

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Havana - a subtropical delirium. You are the product and you are for sale!

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US defence spending; Arthur Conan Doyle; The undiscovery of islands

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Donald Trump wants a 54 billion dollar boost to US defence spending. The invention of the world's most famous detective. After the age of discovery came the age of un-discovery when many islands were wiped from the maps after being found to be lost.

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Bruce Shapiro's USA. Who's stronger, the US or North Korea? Patrick Cockburn on the age of jihad

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

America in stories - from Sinclair Lewis to Moonlight. Showing force against North Korea's military ambitions. Author Patrick Cockburn talks about Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East.

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Laura Tingle on Canberra politics; Defying Duterte; World's largest refugee camp

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Have Tony Abbott's incendiary comments made a real difference to the Coalition's fortunes. The battle over penalty rates - and President Widodo's visit. Senator Leila de Lima – one of the Philippine President’s most outspoken critics – possibly the only outspoken critic, was last Friday taken into custody in Manila. With over half a million inhabitants, the Dadaab refugee camp in the middle of the desert in Kenya is the world's largest.

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One Nation; Syrian architect; Omar Musa

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

The second coming of One Nation in Queensland and Western Australia. Marwa al-Sabouni, Syrian architect. Omar bin Musa , poet, author and rapper.

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Housing Affordability; History of Fake news; Cambodia, the more things change

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Housing affordability in Australia. The True History of Fake News. Cambodia, the more things change.

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The report from Florida, the argument for the universal basic income and Paul Robeson revealed.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro reports on the latest from Washington - or is it Florida, could the idea of the universal basic income be having a renaissance and we find out what made Paul Robeson the most well known American in the world in 1964.

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Canberra politics; Two state solution? US pipeline politics

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura Tingle's political postcard. A bigger and better deal? Trump and the Palestinians. Pipeline politics.

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Romanian demonstrations; Fake news; Trump and the Third Reich

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Romanians live with a level of corruption. But when their ruling party tried to give themselves immunity from prosecution it was the last straw for a new generation. Fake news and real journalism: Allegations of 'fake news', 'or 'alternative news' from the Trump White House are undermining real journalism. Trump Administration and the Third Reich: How accurate are assertions that the Trump Administration resembles the Third Reich?

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India's air pollution crisis; Liberal party's identity problems; 75th anniversary of bombing of Darwin

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

India's air pollution crisis is now worse than China's. The Liberal party's identity problems in the wake of the Bernardi defection are nothing new. And the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

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Bruce Shapiro's USA; the man who debriefed Saddam Hussein; policing digital cartels

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro on the fallout from Michael Flynn's resignation; the man who de-briefed Saddam Hussein; anti-trust in the digital age.

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Laura Tingle on the rise of One Nation; where is the French election going? Clean coal's power politics

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura Tingle on how One Nation are splitting the Liberal party. The French election seems subject to all the forces we've become familiar with - a populist mood, anti-establishment anger. But this being France, there are some twists. And, can you dig clean coal?

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America's petro-state. What should Australia's defence policy be? Weird dinosaurs.

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

As the US prepares to wind back environmental protection agencies, climate scientist Michael Mann proposes fighting back with satire among other means. What's wrong with Australia's defence strategies and what are the best alternatives for a contested Asia? The golden age of dinosaur discovery is upon us.

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Laura Tingle on Canberra politics; Trump versus the Federal Reserve; Yemen military raid and its aftermath

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura Tingle on Canberra politics; Trump versus the Federal Reserve; Yemen military raid and its aftermath.

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The Shapirouette, Iran's missile test and an untold Australian story of an 11 year old spy

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Trump continues his battle with the courts and the media, what is behind Iran testing a ballistic missile and author Ian Townsend joins us to tell the shocking story of an 11 year old boys who was executed by the Japanese in 1942 in Rabaul after being found guilty of espionage.

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How legal are Trump's bans?; Paul Mason's guide to the future

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

The ACLU is taking on President Trump on several fronts - and along the way its attracting record numbers of new members and donations. Paul Mason argues that to replace unfettered capitalism we need something just as persuasive and just as real. And the key to this new future may lie in the Wikipedia model.

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Britain votes for Brexit; Origin of One Nation's ideas; Tasmania's stone tools

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Britain's vote for Brexit -The process of voting to trigger Article 50 and get Brexit negotiations started has seen British politicians deeply divided. The process is expected to take two years and it occurs during a particularly eventful week, with huge demonstrations around the UK sparked by President Donald Trump's immigration ban, and in outrage against Theresa May's invitation to him for a state visit to meet QE2.

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Latest from the US: Nuclear power in Trumpland; 'Tanna'

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro reports from the USA on week 2 of the Trump Administration. Nuclear power in Trumpland.

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