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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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Trace: part one

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

In a special Late Night Live Summer special, we bring you Trace. Maria James was stabbed 68 times in her own home. For 37 years, police have failed to solve her murder. Her two sons — and one former top cop — have never given up hope. The ABC's Rachael Brown investigates the 37-year-old cold case, and begins to unravel the things in Maria’s life which may hold clues to the murder, including her relationship with the Church.


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Catching a serial killer and America's white trash

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Detective Steve Fulcher says the system is broken when it comes to catching a serial killer and Nancy Isenberg traces the history of America's white underclass.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180116.mp3




Mobile retirees; Richard Nixon biography

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 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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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180115.mp3




Nordic nationalism and the agricultural insurgency

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

What is the relationship between music and the rise of Nordic nationalism and Charles Massey calls for a complete rethink of agricultural practices.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180111.mp3




Kushnerville, Malek Jandali, the history of ABC news

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Jared Kushner's tenants complain to the New York Times, Syrian born pianist Malek Jandali tells his story and the history of the ABC news in Australia.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180110.mp3




Behind jihadi lines, women and the law and the birth of the FBI.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Souad Mekhennet describes life reporting from behind jihadi lines, Bri Lee talks about the challenges for women in the law and David Grann tells the remarkable story behind the Osage people and the murder investigations that led to the establishment of the FBI.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180109.mp3




Michael Gorbachev and the history of word processing

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Michael Gorbachev was lauded internationally but at home his legacy is not so revered and how did the invention of the word processor affect literature.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180108.mp3




Anne Boleyn, Mata Hari and Hong Kong

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

What was the impact of Anne Boleyn's early days in the court in the Netherlands, was Mata Hari a villain or victim and the history of protest in Hong Kong.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180104.mp3




Christian women reformers, the concept of the Muslim world and Andrew Jackson re-examined

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Surprisingly Christian women organisations were behind some Australian social reforms, what is the history behind the idea of the Muslim world and is Donald Trump really similar to his role model Andrew Jackson?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180103.mp3




Our post-capitalist future and the remarkable Mr Parkinson.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

Could the IT revolution be the downfall of capitalism and James Parkinson discovered so much more than the shaky palsy that bears his name.


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The new news, who can press the nukes button and Osama on the lam

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 22:05:00 +1100

How will we get the news in the future, just who can press the nuclear button to instigate a nuclear strike and the fascinating story of Osama bin Laden on the run.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/01/lnl_20180101.mp3




Finding Fibonacci and the great Queen of Spain, Isabella

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Leonardo Fibonacci contributed much more to Western civilisation than his infamous sequence and young Queen Isabella transformed Spain into a global power.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171228.mp3




The papal report card

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

After four years in the papacy, how is the Pope faring on the critical issues of the role of women in the church and the continuing child abuse scandal.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171227.mp3




Valerie Hudson on feminism and terrorism, a history of the Assad dynasty, and the death of Hugh Hefner.

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Valerie Hudson explores the link between a country's oppression of women and their likelihood of being involved in international conflict, the long relationship between the USA and the Assad dynasty and de-lionising Hugh Hefner.


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Paul Robeson and Patrick Cockburn

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Paul Robeson managed to push his political beliefs on the strength of his prodigious talents and Patrick Cockburn shares his insights on journalism and the rise of ISIS.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171225.mp3




Lyndal Roper on Martin Luther and Yuri Slezkine on the House of Government in Moscow.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Lyndal Roper joins us to mark 500 years since Martin Luther pinned his theses to the castle door in Wittenberg and Yuri Slezkine gives the perspective on the Russian Revolution from the residents of the House of Government.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171221.mp3




David Marr on Pauline Hanson and the life and times of Chuck Berry

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

David Marr on Pauline Hanson and the early adventures of the remarkable Chuck Berry.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171220.mp3




Joe Turow on privacy and Anne Applebaum on the Red Famine

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Joe Turow explains how retailers know a lot about you through your smart phone use and Anne Applebaum takes us back to the famine in Ukraine created by Stalin in the 1930s.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171219.mp3




Empathy, Saddam Hussein and Pupfluencers

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Paul Bloom believes there is an argument against empathy, John Nixon recounts his debriefing of the surprisingly charming Saddam Hussein and how to become a pupfluencer.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171218.mp3




Alberto Manguel on curiosity

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Curiosity can lead to danger, but also into discovery.


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Shashi Tharoor and the Amazon economy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Shashi Tharoor describes the de-industralisation of India under British rule and Lina Khan discusses the rise and rise of Amazon.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171213.mp3




Kate Summerscale on true crime reporting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Kate Summerscale has won the prestigious Samuel Johnson Award for non-fiction. Her recent book covers Victorian era crimes including child murder.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171212.mp3




The Great Strike of 1917

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

In August 1917 around 100,000 workers went on strike to protest against changes to working conditions. This panel of experts discuss the causes and consequences of this infamous strike.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171211.mp3




Our panel of opinionated experts looks back at 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

2017 was a year like no other; bringing in change on macro and micro levels. How much of what happened really mattered? Our panel weighs in


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171207.mp3




The great derangement; Mosquitoes; US nukes

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

India's great novelist Amitav Ghosh investigates our inability to deal directly with the crisis presented by climate change. Two scientists weigh in on how climate change is reshaping the Aussie Summer, and what we can do about it. How the Trump Administration’s upcoming nuclear posture review will make the world a much more dangerous place.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171206.mp3




Shapirouette from US: Sad topographies; Tribute to Ken Inglis

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Shapirouette from America. Sad topographies. Tribute to Ken Inglis.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171205.mp3




Laura Tingle's Canberra capers; the war in Yemen; Pentridge jail's latest incarnation

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:05:00 +1100

The government gets a new spring its step with a much needed boost in the polls. The split between the anti-Saud coalition opens up one more deadly complexity in the war in Yemen. Pentridge jail gets an overhaul but how does its lifestyle makeover sit with its brutal history?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lnl_20171204.mp3




What will the banking inquiry look into? The National party's identity crisis. The history of dissent in Australian universities.

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

At long last the Turnbull government announces a 'regrettable but necessary' royal commission into the state of the banks. What will the inquiry uncover and what political minefields will it navigate? The National Party's identity crisis came to a head in the Queensland election but its merger with the Liberals has a long and messy history. Sally Percival Wood's new book looks back to when universities were hotbeds of dissent.


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Ian Dunt reports from London; Emmanuel Macron; North Korea's digital underground

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

UK update - Ian Dunt. Emmanuel Macron, the French Exception. North Korea's hidden revolution.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171129.mp3




Report from Washington, John Curtin revealed and Sufism explained

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

Will Trump get his tax reforms through Congress, was John Curtin as nice as it is claimed and why is there a war on Sufism? All questions answered tonight.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171128.mp3




The Qld election explained; Joanne McCarthy and the Royal Commission; Russia and US collusion?

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

Queensland election fallout - the blame game starts within the LNP, One Nation say they aren't going anywhere - and Labor celebrates victory.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171127.mp3




Adani and the Queensland election; Is industry affecting Burrup Rock Art?; Language and politics with Don Watson

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

Nobody seems to like Adani's Carmichael mine project - not the banks, not the greenies, not the farmers, not the economists. So why are political parties in Queensland still defending the mine?;


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Pine Gap protests; Oxycontin in USA; German goes wobbly

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

Six Christian peace activists have been on trial in Alice Springs for illegally entering the Pine Gap facility last year.. How one family made billions marketing a highly addictive opioid to America.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171122.mp3




Bruce Shapiro on the state of the US; what's happening in Zimbabwe; a history of race and citizenship

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

Bruce Shapiro's weekly update on what's happening Stateside; next year Zimbabwe must have an election if it is to follow its constitution but will that actually happen? The race and citizenship saga is not new in Australia - in fact it has a long history.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171121.mp3




Canberra politics with David Crowe; Saudi Arabia and Iran's battle to control Middle East; Bad science and medical cannabis

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

A delayed parliament, a cold war with the business sector, the prospect of a revolt over a banking inquiry; the government is fighting battles on almost every front.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171120.mp3




The illicit trade in great apes, Ian Dunt's UK report, Bible Nation

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

A thriving illicit trade sees the babies of great apes stolen and sold across the world for pets and entertainment - Daniel Stiles is the self styled ape detective bent on rescuing them. Ian Dunt on the UK's new austerity, Theresa May's leadership under threat and the continuing Brexit mess. The Museum of the Bible is a high tech propaganda tool funded by a family bent on making the US a Bible republic.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171116.mp3




A coup in Zimbabwe; Washington capers; Language and War

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

A coup in Zimbabwe. Language, memory and war. Washington capers.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171115.mp3




Farewell Jacqui Lambie, China's influence in Australia and the fall of Rome.

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

The chaos in Canberra continues, how much influence does China have in Australia and what really caused the fall of the Roman Empire?


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171114.mp3




Peter Carey; Life of Leonardo da Vinci

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

The two time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey sets his new novel in 1950s Australia in the era of Holden versus Ford, the six o'clock swill and the White Australia Policy. The genius of Leonardo da Vinci


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171113.mp3




A Saudi coup d'état?: Where is ISIS now?: Birdmania

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

What’s behind the latest arrests in Saudi Arabia?  Anti-corruption drive, a reformist coup by the Crown Prince ,or a prelude to war with Iran?: What did the fall of Raqqa mean for the future of ISIS?: A new book showcases an eclectic selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171109.mp3




Water and security in India; Go to sleep!; The Fed under Trump

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

The political, economic and environmental realities of India's water crisis. The health implications of exercise and a proper diet are well documented - but sleep, or rather the lack of it, has become a global health hazard. How new Fed Chair Jerome Powell will shape US monetary policy.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171108.mp3




You say you want a Revolution: the centenary of the 1917 communist revolution in Russia

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

Bruce Shapiro reports on the influence of the 1917 Russian revolution in US politics. The House of Government, a saga of the Russian revolution.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171107.mp3




Australian politics; Who knew what about Lee Harvey Oswald? History of Monopoly

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

Canberra Babylon Laura Tingle. The cold war spy - James Angleton. Monopoly misunderstood.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171106.mp3




Ian Dunt on UK politics; David Manne on the Manus Island debacle, the Dollar princesses

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

UK politics has been besieged by sexual harassment scandals - politicians fight back by calling it a 'witch hunt'. David Manne on the mess unfolding on Manus Island. In the nineteenth century, American heiresses set sail for England with sole goal of finding a titled man to marry.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171102.mp3




Black Lives Matter; Enemies and neighbours:100th anniversary of Balfour declaration

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:05:05 +1100

Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag and morphed into a global movement aimed at ending anti-black racism and state sanctioned violence. The political legacy of the Balfour declaration of 2nd November 1917.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lnl_20171101.mp3




Indictments in Washington, the art of the Trump deal and Hitler's childhood

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

What do the charges laid by Special Counsel Robert F Mueller mean for President Trump, what can we learn about Donald Trump from the way he did business and what can we learn about Hitler from his childhood experiences.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lnl_20171031.mp3




Laura Tingle on Canberra; Biography of Martin Luther

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Laura Tingle Canberra capers. Martin Luther: renegade and prophet.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lnl_20171030.mp3




Funeral for a King; The seeds of Buddhist violence in Myanmar; What is the Registered Organisation Commission?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Former Thai monarch King Bhumibol, is to be cremated today following a five day funeral. His son, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, or King Rama X, has already usurped power behind the scenes, and it does not bode well for democracy in Thailand;


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lnl_20171026.mp3




Robert Mugabe's twilight years; Czech election surprises; Philippines update

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Billionaires, pirates and the far right: all winners in the Czech election. Robert Mugabe's twilight years are characterised by a spat over who will succeed him. The siege in Marawi is over leaving over 1000 dead and 100,000 homeless. The next challenge for Duterte will be rebuilding the city.


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http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lnl_20171025.mp3




Bruce Shapiro on the state of the Union. The Cambodian opposition is 'dissolved'. Charles Massy on agricultural revolution

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:05:00 +1100

Bruce Shapiro surveys the week in Trumpland. Hun Sen, the long time leader of Cambodia, announced that the opposition party would now be dissolved, throwing the remaining shreds of democracy in that country out of the window. In dealing with climate change, Charles Massy says we need to rethink farming techniques and that we should stop thinking of the land as a hostile force to be tamed.


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