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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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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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Theresa May's First anniversary; Measles makes a comeback worldwide; China's religious revival

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:20:00 +1000

Ian Dunt’s report card on Theresa May’s first year as PM – how long can she last, and what new horrors can be revealed about the process towards Brexit.

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Steve Bannon's mercenaries; Poland's judiciary under fire; the 50 best inventions of the modern economy.

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

Stephen Bannon has a plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan - and he's been busy selling it to the Pentagon. Poland's judiciary could be sacked under new rules which have seen a tightening of controls over the media and civil society. Undercover economist Tim Harford says Ikea's Billy bookshelves are among the 50 greatest innovations of the modern age - but he's not sure about the iphone.

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Bruce Shapiro on US politics; Thucydides Trap; Not Portlandia

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

US politics report from Bruce Shapiro. As tension mounts between North Korea and the USA - could it be the trigger to a bigger conflict with China?

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Laura Tingle's Canberra; Putin and Trump - same but different; reducing incarceration by technology

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

Laura Tingle's capital report. Putin and the Trumps: the Kremlin plays Washington DC. Reducing incarceration by technology.

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Britain's Great Repeal Bill; Freedom of the press and freedom of speech; Jane Austen

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

The British Labour Party is threatening to vote against Brexit's Great Repeal Bill unless significant changes are made. At stake could be workers' rights in Britain falling behind those in the EU; incorporating the European Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law and limiting the scope of so-called 'Henry VIII powers', which could allow the government to alter legislation with minimal scrutiny. Recent changes to cyber laws in Pakistan mean that even private forums are unsafe places to express strong opinions. The result has been a spate of arrests - and one notorious mob killing. And in Turkey the ongoing crackdowns on dissidents has had one unexpected result - an opposition party that's found its voice. This is a bicentennial year for Jane Austen, the author of the classic novels Persuasion, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Northanger Abbey. Austen died aged 41, on July 17th 1817, and two centuries on she remains one of the world’s most popular authors. Her life will be marked with a series of events around the world - as well as on the face of Britain's new ten pound note. But Helena Kelly argues that we’ve been misreading Jane Austen all these years, and that behind the drawing room dramas and romance, her work is simmering with radical ideas.

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Richard Ackland on the case of Network 7 via Amber Harrison; genocide's cultural impact; European odyssey of the 1940s

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

Richard Ackland's law and media. Genocide and the loss of culture. A European odyssey of the 1940s.

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Bruce Shapiro's USA, when is a liberal a conservative and when is a conservative a moderate? The 400 year history of class in America

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

Bruce Shapiro on the Trumps a family who rise and fall together. The conservatives, the Liberals and the great factional panic. Historian Nancy Isenberg on why class is such a taboo in the US.

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Canberra politics with Mark Di Stefano;80th anniversary Sino/Japanese war: Cricket industrial dispute

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

Canberra Capital. Rewriting the history of the Second Sino-Japanese war. Cricket dispute.

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How can we fix boring Australian politics? Catching a serial killer; Radical Son

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

Richard Walsh on a radical plan to reform Australian democracy (and make it more interesting). The hunter of killers - Steve Fulcher. Indigenous rapper Radical Son talks language.

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North Korea; UK report with Joan Smith; Corporate Tax avoidance

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

Is the latest launch of a North Korean missile a game changer in nuclear politics in Northeast Asia? Novelists and journalist Joan Smith on what's happening in the kingdom. The Senate Committee into Corporate Tax Avoidance met again yesterday - but is it getting anywhere?

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Bruce Shaprio on the US; Crypto mania: can weakening encryption stop cyber attacks?;Surviving Tyranny

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

Bruce Shapiro USA report. One family's survival through the Russian Revolution, Nazi Germany and the aftermath of WW2. If terrorists and criminals are using strong encryption should law enforcement have a backdoor into our phones and computers?

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Canberra politics; Solomon Islands; Indian protests

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

Canberra Capital. A new era for the Solomons. India says Not in My Name.

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View from Britain; Lebanon's garbage crisis; Green Daoism

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

View from Britain. Lebanon's Garbage crisis. Daoism: China's green religion.

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Shapiro's America; Law and Order with Richard Ackland, the Voynich Manuscript

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro joins us from Washington, updates from the legal world from Richard Ackland and the mysteries of the Voynich manuscript - what do we know?

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Hong Kong's culture of protest; Qatar's ultimatum; Australia's Spanish ties.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Subversive Hong Kong. Qatar's Ultimatum. Spain's ties to Australia.

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Canberra politics; Salmon in Tassie's deadzone; From Russia with Blood

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Canberra catch up. From Russia With Blood. Salmon farming in Tassie’s dead zone.

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Slouching towards Brexit; Threatening the regime in Venezuela; Jo Cox - a portrait

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The UK election left the May government in a weakened position in regard to the coming divorce from the European Union - as was evident from Britain's quick back down over trade talks. ; Luisa Ortega Diaz, Venezuela's attorney general, is using the country's courts to hold the government to account. The President wants to rewrite the constitution in order to stop her.; When Labour party MP, Jo Cox was murdered by a white supremacist, her death became a symbol of rising xenophobia and intolerance. Now Jo's husband has written a book intended as a fully-fleshed portrait of a woman he says believed in a better world - and was prepared to fight for it.

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