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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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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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What does French Election result mean? SEAsian terror; Who created Wonder Woman?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

What now for Macron? Is a caliphate growing in the Philippines? Who created Wonder Woman?

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USA Report, Nuclear Test Ban Conference and Syrian composer Malek Jandali

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro joins us from Washington, the nuclear test ban treaty under the spotlight and some beautiful music from a Syrian composer.

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Laura Tingle's Canberra; Behind the jihadi lines; European human rights history

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Canberra's energy crisis. Behind the lines of jihad. Conservative human rights revolution.

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Cambodian communal elections; net neutrality; Race Mathews on distributism

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

In a hopeful sign for Cambodia's democracy movement a local candidate made unexpected strides against Hun Sen. How net neutral is Australia and why does it matter? How Distributism - the nation's almost forgotten social justice movement - became a political battleground.

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Sessions testimony; Media and Law with Richard Ackland; Australia's Climate deadlock

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

What did the US Attorney-General know about alleged Russian interference in US election campaign?

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The UK election fallout continues, Islam in Europe and a documentary on James Baldwin.

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Joan Smith updates us on the latest rearranging of the deck chairs in London in the wake of the UK election, Douglas Murray addresses the complicated issue of Islam in Europe and we hear from Herbert Peck, the director of a new documentary on the life of James Baldwin.

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Bishop Hilton Deakin and East Timor; Scents and flavours: a Syrian Cookbook from the 13th century

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The tragic 1991 massacre in the Santa Cruz cemetery in East Timor set Hilton Deakin on a new journey. One he had been preparing for his whole life. Forgotten foods and recipes from the Arab world

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Terror in Tehran; Why is Qatar at the centre of a crisis? Europe's shifting power balance

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Trump's visit to Europe created a wave of angst over the future of NATO. Could it also lead to a new vision for the EU?; Are the terror attacks in Tehran a turning point in Middle East politics? What's behind the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar? And is it really about the emirate's support for terror groups?

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UK election report; Wages of growth; The Barbarian ship

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The day before Brits decide tomorrow's election, the Labour Party is gaining in the polls. Will the new world order of low wage growth lead the Australian economy into recession? Historical evidence has been unearthed showing that convict pirates, escaping from Tasmania in 1829, visited Japan in the brig the Cyprus.

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Bruce Shapiro's state of the nation; How crime finances ISIS and terrorism; When is a war a civil war?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro's State of the Union. How crime finances ISIS and global terror. When is a war a Civil War?

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Laura Tingle's political report card, the siege in the Philippines, the anniversary of the Six Day War

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

Laura Tingle on the fallout from London, the Paris climate talks and the changing geo-political landscape. What was the siege in the Philippines about and will the president take advantage of it to increase an authoritarian regime? The repercussions of the Six Day War.

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70th anniversary of independent ABC news service; Lost histories of Australia

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The bitter political battle behind the beginning of the independent ABC news service in June 1947. Lost histories of Australia .There are many important accounts of our history which have been overlooked.

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UK election report; Escape from Syria; American dollar princesses

Wed, 31 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

What's behind Theresa May's plunging popularity a week before the UK elections?The story of Nujeen Mustafa, a sixteen year old Kurd from Aleppo suffering cerebral palsy, and her escape from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair. When American heiresses left New York to find a husband in England - what was the driving force?

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Trump returns home for Memorial Day, corruption in Brazil again and Australia marks 16 years in Afghanistan

Tue, 30 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

President Trump has returned home from his trip to the Middle East and Europe. Corruption is again threatening political stability in Brazil while Venezuela is also on the brink of chaos. Australia has announced 30 more troops will be sent to Afghanistan to continue our 16 years of presence there.

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Laura Tingle's Canberra capers; Goodbye Paris agreement? The new Nordic nationalism

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle's Capital capers. Goodbye Paris agreement? New Nordic nationalism.

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UK update, Jared Kushner's real estate portfolio and an unlikely pearling connection.

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Ian Dunt gives us an election update from the UK in the light of the Manchester bombing, we get the lowdown on Jared Kushner's other real estate empire and the story of how a Melbourne Cup win changed the course of history for a fishing village in Japan.

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Richard Ackland on Media; Pamela Paul ;Anne Boleyn

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The week in media and law with Richard Ackland. Life with Bob, the book of books. It seems there's a lot more to learn about Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII's second wife.

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Bruce Shapiro's America; Why do humans exist? Secularism in India

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Trump in the Middle East. Why are we here? Secularism in India.

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Laura Tingle's Canberra: The crowd in the Thatcher revolution; The Kremlin's men

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Laura Tingle's Canberra. The quiet crowd that made Margaret Thatcher. The Kremlin's men.

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Trump Impeachment? Data and polling; Report card on Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

Thu, 18 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

White House turmoil. Data: friend or foe? Report card on Australia's Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

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China's trade route, the real threat to American security comes from within and the low-down on the Labour Manifesto

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

China's one belt one road, the real threats to America coming from domestic terrorist groups and what is in the new Labour manifesto from Jeremy Corbyn

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Bruce Shapiro's America; Private Equity on the march; Global history of trauma

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Did Donald Trump share classified information with the Russians? What's the attraction of Private equity? How new histories of trauma are changing global understanding of PTSD.

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Laura Tingle on the shape shifting budget; Are we having a second Renaissance? Internet sex addiction and paedophilia

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

The Budget has been pronounced as 'fair' by most voters, does it shift the political ground? Are we having a second Renaissance? Internet sex addiction and paedophilia.

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Insider's account of Europe's establishment; Vale Mark Colvin

Thu, 11 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Economist and academic Yanis Varoufakis was always a political outsider, who gained notoriety when he challenged Europe's political leaders, the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the IMF during Greece's economic crisis.

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South Korean election; Idea of Muslim world'; Central American drug gangs and Trump's border war

Wed, 10 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

South Korean elections. Does the United States need to change its attitude towards its ally South Korea? The intellectual history of the idea of the Muslim world and how it affects contemporary views of Islam. MS-13 are a criminal gang. How much of a threat is this violent central American drug gang to the American people?

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Trump fires FBI chief; Media Reforms; Ukraine addiction

Tue, 09 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Bruce Shapiro's America: You're Fired! Media reforms: and the winner is? Ukraine addiction.

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Laura Tingle's political report card: Macron says Let's Go!; the ships of mercy

Mon, 08 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

All the week's political happenings with regular correspondent Laura Tingle. What does President Emmanuel Macron's victory mean and will it quell the march of Euroscepticism or the reach of the far right? Mercy ships - the floating hospitals which put surgery at the centre of social and economic change.

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UK elections; A new epoch? Napoleon's Grand Army

Thu, 04 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Have we entered a new epoch? Bea Campbell: letter from the UK. Secrets of Napoleon's Grand Army revealed.

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Hamas charter; Birth of the FBI; Women and the law

Wed, 03 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Are the radical Islamists of Palestinian politics becoming more moderate? When oil rich tribe of Native Americans start dying in mysterious circumstances, a newly formed FBI launches an investigation. Young writer (and former lawyer) Bri Lee talks about the many ways that the legal system works against women.

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Bruce Shapiro's America; Japanese reaction to regional tension; new war against infectious disease

Tue, 02 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Obama's re-emergence causes a stir. Japan and the North Korean crisis. The new war against infectious disease.

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Laura Tingle on Turnbull; Saving news that matters; Future of Television

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:05:00 +1000

Malcolm Turnbull's mission impossible. Saving news that matters. ABC and local content.

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Do mountains cause warfare? US cane toads; food empowerment

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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