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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.

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.


Sydney, NSW


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.






Late Night Live GPO Box 9994 Sydney, NSW Australia 2001 02-8333 1379


A history of fire and the legacy of Donald Horne

The complicated history of humanity's relationship to fire with Stephen Pyne and Nick Horne and Ryan Cropp discuss the legacy of Donald Horne on the 100th anniversary of his birth.


Pacific update, French far-right and the power of subtracting

Fiji's escalating Covid crisis is being met with 'no jab, no job'. The far right in France has a new poster boy, Eric Zammour. And why the best way to improve something might be not to add, but to subtract.


Bruce Shapiro, pandemics and empires, and Tasmanian First Nations leader Tongelongeter

Bruce Shapiro on the latest in US politics, political economist John Rapley on pandemics and empires and historian Nicholas Clements on First Nations leader Tongelongeter.


Laura Tingle on Canberra, Julian Cribb on chemical pollution and Alastair Leithead on living off grid

Laura Tingle with the latest from Canberra, Julian Cribb explains why we should be worried about chemical pollution and Alastair Leithead on living off the grid in Portugal.


Ian Dunt's Britain, Stella Moris on fiance Julian Assange, and German history wars

The Dominic Cummings interview and why everyone's getting 'pinged'; the longtime secret Assange/Moris relationship, and his possible extradition; and did the ancestors of a German prince help Hitler take power?


Indigenous joy, optimism for Africa's youth and twelve statues

The joy brought by Ash Barty to Indigenous Australians, why we should be optimistic about Africa's youth taking to the streets and twelve statues are considered for toppling.


Evangelicals, inside Iran and the power of translators

Associate Professor David Smith gives an update on the changing face of evangelicals in the US, journalist Soraya Lennie discusses life inside Iran and Anne Aslanyan talks about translators who changed the world.


Canberra politics, people smuggling and Juanita Nielsen

Laura Tingle on carparks and COVID chaos, the complex history of people smugglers and why Juanita Nielsen's disappearance is still an important story.


Fact checking with Snopes and the Countess of Kirribilli

Dan Maguill from Snopes, a fact checking website, shares just a few of the unlikely stories he has had to check and Joyce Morgan introduces us to Elizabeth von Arnim, a best selling author who has somehow been lost to history despite her excellent literary connections.


Vanishing freedoms in Hong Kong, the French in Australia and cactus smuggling

Louisa Lim discusses the impact of the National Security Legislation in Hong Kong, historian Alexis Bergantz examines the the French connection to Australia and science journalist Rachel Nuwer unpacks global cactus trafficking.


US politics and the case of Ethel Rosenberg

Commentator Bruce Shapiro on the latest from the US and author Anna Sebba discusses Ethel Rosenberg, the New York housewife sent to the electric chair for being a Russian spy.


Canberra capers, Australia and East Timor's long history and the Jewish commandos of X-Troop

Laura Tingle reports on the latest on Canberra's COVID strategy, Peter Job on our long and complicated relationship with East Timor and Leah Garrett tells the remarkable story of the Jewish commandos that formed X-Troop during WW2.


Wayne Quilliam, Indigenous photographer and Narayan Khandekar, master of colour

Wayne Quilliam picked up his first camera whilst in the navy thirty years ago and has not put it down since, photographing Indigenous communities around Australia and the world. Narayan Khandekar explains how art and science meet when it comes to the world of colour.


UK politics and Doc Evatt

Ian Dunt with the latest on UK politics and journalist Gideon Haigh on the legal life and legacy of Doc Evatt.


The death of Donald Rumsfeld and Canada's indigenous sorrows

US commentator Bruce Shapiro discusses the death of Donald Rumsfeld and Canadian journalist Tanya Talaga examines the legacy of residential schools, where the skeletons of more indigenous children are being discovered.


Canberra politics and protecting Indigenous Culture

Laura Tingle unravels the four phase strategy announced by the Prime Minister and Terri Janke explains the path to respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous culture.


Operation Semut in World War 2 in Borneo and Edmund Hillary's trip up the Ganges

Christine Helliwell tells the secret story of Operation Semut which took place during World War 2 in Borneo and Michael Dillon shares his recollections from his hair-raising trip from the mouth of the Ganges River to the mountains in the company of Edmund Hillary and a camera in his hand.


Seabed mining split, the stomp reflex and Don Watson

Tess Newton Cain reports on the split in the Pacific on seabed mining, Luke Kemp explains the threat of the stomp reflex and Don Watson on teaching Australian history


US politics, the new crime of ecocide and Goya the painter

Bruce Shapiro on the latest from the US, human rights lawyer Philippe Sands on the push to make environmental destruction a crime and curator Petra Kayser on the brilliance of Goya.


Troubles in Canberra, Afghanistan and the Chelsea Hotel

Laura Tingle reports from Canberra on COVID and carparks, Bilal Sarway and Andrew Quilty on the Taliban taking rural Afghanistan almost unopposed and the current crisis in the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan.