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It is talk radio with a difference. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, this program opens up a world of ideas, putting you firmly in the big picture. Presented by Phillip Adams.

It is talk radio with a difference. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, this program opens up a world of ideas, putting you firmly in the big picture. Presented by Phillip Adams.
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Sydney, NSW

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It is talk radio with a difference. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, this program opens up a world of ideas, putting you firmly in the big picture. Presented by Phillip Adams.

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@LNLonRN

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English

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Episodes

Daniel McCarthy, the future of emerging markets, all about fungi

9/20/2018
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A quarter century ago political scientist Samuel Huntington published an essay which may explain the rise of populism. Was Turkey the canary in the coalmine for the next global financial disaster? Tom May says the answer to environmental problems could be contained in fungi.

Duration:00:53:26

Australian architecture's problem with homegrown talent, Puerto Rico one year on and imagining interstellar travel.

9/19/2018
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We ask why Australian architects are highly regarded abroad but under-recognised at home, discuss Puerto Rican politics post-Hurricane Maria and imagine the ins and outs of interplanetary travel with a quantum physicist.

Duration:00:53:25

Bruce Shapiro's USA; Bougainville; Hugh Stretton's legacy

9/18/2018
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Bruce Shapiro reports from the USA on the latest news in politics. Is the future financial independence of Bougainville inextricably tied to mining? The social and political legacy of Hugh Stretton ,Australia's leading social democratic thinker of the 20th century.

Duration:00:53:25

Leadership, lobbying and life in Hydra in the 1960s

9/17/2018
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Laura Tingle talks about our search for leadership, do lobbyists have too much influence in Canberra and we delve into the literary commune established on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s.

Duration:00:53:27

Bruce Shapiro, how dinosaurs died, Samuel Beckett

9/13/2018
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Bruce Shapiro on the week in Trump's USA. The theory that a giant asteroid struck earth 66 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs and other species has captured the popular imagination - is it true? Samuel Beckett and the politics of aftermath.

Duration:00:53:26

UK report, Brazil's museum fire and political uncertainty, Spying on whales

9/12/2018
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Have Boris Johnson's extra-marital affair, and his controversial 'suicide vest' comments about Brexit dashed his leadership ambitions? Was Brazil's National Museum fire a tragic result of neglect and years of political corruption? We dive into the secret lives of whales, tracking one of the world’s most enigmatic creatures from its four-legged, dog-snouted past to its uncertain climate-changed future.

Duration:00:05:18

Germaine Greer and Bob Carr in conversation

9/11/2018
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Germaine Greer and Bob Carr talk about politics, society and everything in between with Phillip

Duration:00:53:56

Canberra capers, Tasmanian Devils face new challenge, should we be heading to the moon?

9/10/2018
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Laura Tingle reports on the new Scott Morrison led government, we find out the latest in the battle to save the Tasmanian Devils and we discuss the benefits of revisiting the moon.

Duration:00:53:28

Churchill and Brexit; the enduring power of Little Women

9/6/2018
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Where do Brexiteers like Boris Johnson get the idea that Britain is a super power, able to bend the world to its will? Well, one source is in the mythology built around Winston Churchill. Little Women is a deceptively traditional book; its long standing appeal lies in the progressive ideas it champions says cultural biographer, Anne Boyd Rioux.

Duration:00:53:26

India's Urban Naxals, Russia's super-rich and 1890s German radicals.

9/5/2018
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We find out the reasons behind the recent arrests of Indian activists, ask how Russia's 'robber barons' morphed into a new social class and delve into the forgotten subculture of Wilhelmine Germany.

Duration:00:53:24

Bruce Shapiro's USA; Diesel laws; Laurie Matheson, Spy

9/4/2018
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Bruce Shapiro's regular report on the week's news and politics from the US. As the health impacts of diesel fuel become more well known, countries from Korea to Mexico and Germany are introducing strict new laws for diesel cars. Some countries prohibit high polluting vehicles from cities altogether. But here in Australia, where diesel fuel kills more Australians than the annual road toll, we are buying more and more diesel cars. What's going on? Laurie Matheson came to prominence as the man...

Duration:00:53:27

Another week in Canberra, Australian links to the UAE and the Blue Lake of Melbourne

9/3/2018
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How clean are the new Prime Minister's hands in the coup against Malcolm Turnbull, how much involvement has Australia had in assisting the UAE to prepare for the war in Yemen and the many incarnations of Dudley Flats in Melbourne.

Duration:00:53:27

Daniel McCarthy's USA, deaths in custody, the billionaires Raj

8/30/2018
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Daniel McCarthy on the outcome of this week's primaries and whether Google favours the left; why are there still so many indigenous deaths in custody 27 years after the Royal Commission? India's new billionaires are creating a saffron tinged version of Russia.

Duration:00:53:22

A new Prime Minister, Venezuela and the churches after the Royal Commission

8/27/2018
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What can we expect from a Scott Morrison Primer Ministership, the crisis deepens in Venezuela, the churches look to the future after the Royal Commission.

Duration:00:53:26

Ian Dunt's UK; Israel's targeted assassinations

8/23/2018
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Ian Dunt on the week in politics and news in the UK; author Ronen Bergman on the secret history of Israel's targeted assassinations.

Duration:00:53:21

Trump's worst hour; what's up with Elon Musk and the obsessive search for Shakespeare's library.

8/22/2018
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Bruce Shapiro brings us the latest on Paul Manafort's conviction and Michael Cohen's guilty plea, we investigate Elon Musk's troubled Tesla tweets and join the search for the world's most famous author's library.

Duration:00:53:27

Bruce Shapiro's USA; Britain's struggle with America in the Middle East; Chicken nuggets and the decline of capitalism

8/21/2018
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Bruce Shapiro's regular report on the week's news and politics from the US. How Britain lost its dominance of the Middle East after World War 2.Could the chicken nugget be the symbol of the age we live in?

Duration:00:53:28

Canberra chaos, Indigenous theatre debate, Napoleon's Australie

8/20/2018
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Malcolm Turnbull faces another difficult day as leader, we discuss whether it is time for a National Indigenous Theatre Company and we find out just how close Napoleon came to invading Port Jackson.

Duration:00:53:28