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Episode 148 – English Weddings and English Signs

5/22/2018
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We discuss the test case against School Chaplains and The Fist identifies a possible problem. We give you a different take on the Royal Wedding ceremony and Hugh and The 12th Man gang up against The Fist over English signs and banning books that incite violence. …Read more ›

Duration:01:41:58

Episode 147 – Was Karl Marx Right?

5/16/2018
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We continue on from episode 146 with a discussion on courtroom attire, migration numbers in Europe and the prescience of Karl Marx. Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out …Read more ›

Duration:00:59:18

Episode 146 – Young People Should Be Protesting

5/10/2018
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The 2018 Budget is the latest example of Baby Boomers screwing the younger generations. Churches exempted from apprentice fund payments Only 6 per cent of taxpayers face the top rate Mormons are getting involved in the Liberal Party People who don’t believe in God, …Read more ›

Duration:01:03:34

Episode 145 – Cameron Reilly on Culture, Immigration and Free Will.

5/2/2018
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This episode features a lively discussion with podcast legend Cameron Reilly as we discuss culture, immigration and free will. The links: Was Scott Intolerant or Culturally Insensitive when talking about “no handshake no citizenship“? …Read more ›

Duration:01:41:49

Episode 144 – Anzac Day Review and Breastfeeding Advice From a Male.

4/25/2018
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Topics include Anzac Day, Syrian chemical attacks, strange names, how to buy a gun, citizenship handshakes, Halal, Kosher and breastfeeding advice from a privileged white male. 1:03 How was your Anzac Day? 10:20 According to some ‘Anzac Day is bullshit. …Read more ›

Duration:01:51:57

Episode 143 – Trump, Falou, Martin Luther King Junior, Malcolm X and Hardbottom

4/17/2018
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This week we discuss the ethics of bombing Syria, transgender weightlifting, a divisive footballer seeking inclusive treatment, Anzac Day, an Orwellian future has arrived in China, secret religious business, Martin Luther King Junior, Malcolm X and Landon Hardbottom. 1:18 Our views on Syria plus Trump’s opinion on Syria from 2013. …Read more ›

Duration:01:39:36

Episode 142 – Rehashing some old ideas

4/11/2018
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This podcast is a waste of time if you already know about asabiyya, Islamic retconning, how democracy fails, Malik’s theories of multiculturalism, Lebanon, the problems with a Bill of Rights and who gets into Heaven. 1:09 Asabiyya 11:11 Retcon 14:24 Does democracy work? …Read more ›

Duration:01:10:02

Episode 141 – Feedback from Hardbottom and Janelle

4/5/2018
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The usual collection of religious news stories plus some great listener feedback. 1:50 Good news- there is no Hell 5:11 Maybe that is why there is a need for more exorcisms 7:15 A Good Friday stunt that was not good 12:55 Bible Society text messages 14:10 The apostle Paul even admitted this, …Read more ›

Duration:01:21:05

Episode 140 – Unequal Fines, Aboriginal Witch Doctors and a Text Message from Judas Iscariot

3/29/2018
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Unequal Fines, Aboriginal Witch Doctors and a Text Message from Judas Iscariot. 1:49 We catch up with Caitlin to discuss her rally calling for an exclusion zone for an Albury fertility clinic. 14:20 We review my interview with Chris Lambe of the New Creation Church. …Read more ›

Duration:01:56:16

Episode 139 – Chris Lambe of New Creation Church

3/23/2018
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The Iron Fist talks to Chris Lambe of the New Creation Church about faith and Jesus Christ. In the podcast, Trevor refers to a study proving that prayer is harmful rather than beneficial. Here is the link. …Read more ›

Duration:01:25:06

Episode 138 – The Chaplaincy Program Could be Illegal

3/14/2018
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5:50 So it turns out you can pray in Canberra without being convicted of a criminal offence. 9:07 The TPP is back. Get Up campaigning. The URL says zombie, Meanwhile Trump will exempt the great country of Australia from steel tariffs. …Read more ›

Duration:01:06:16

Episode 137 – Thinking Fast and Slow

3/6/2018
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A repeat of episode 112. Sorry about the audio quality. In this episode, The Fist and Simon do a book review of Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. The phenomenal New York Times Bestseller by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, …Read more ›

Duration:00:57:44

Episode 136 – Venerable Alex

2/27/2018
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With The Fist away we present a repeat of episode 89 which was a discussion with Venerable Alex about Buddhism. …Read more ›

Duration:01:01:44

Episode 135 – Conquered People could be a compliment

2/21/2018
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A listener has suggested that The Velvet Glove used insensitive language towards Indigenous Australians and The Fist provides a different perspective. We also look at tribalism, online arguments, protest-free zones for abortion clinics, gun control in America, circumcisions in Iceland, …Read more ›

Duration:01:43:16

Episode 134 – Albury, Indonesia, ABC Bias and Peter Rabbit

2/14/2018
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It only takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to describe Christian fertility clinic protesters in Albury, mandatory safety measures, the Barnaby Joyce saga, ABC bias in favour of religions, The Indonesian Military’s capacity to invade Australia, a fire levy which exposes the Catholic Church, …Read more ›

Duration:02:13:04

Episode 133 – The Good, the Bad and Dexter the Peacock

2/7/2018
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The only podcast to discuss the ACL, corporate tax, Oliver North, Socrates, Plato, Trump, Mohammed and Dexter the peacock and somehow inspire a Sydney barrister to write a brilliant opinion on “Religious Freedom”. 1:54 Dean Stretton’s submission 10:08 The ACL has 14 points and 12 deal with marriage. …Read more ›

Duration:01:21:13

Episode 132 – Satirical Satanists, Humanism, Sugar and Historical Context

1/30/2018
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We discuss a satirical satanist, humanism, the merits of a sugar tax and ancient Australian history in 92 minutes of podcast commentary. 1:10 Regarding the Ruddock Panel, we discuss a submission by Bernard Gaynor and the satirical submission of The Fist 15:07 Do we need Australia Day honours? …Read more ›

Duration:01:32:32

Episode 131 – Australia Day, Finland and Raju Singh

1/23/2018
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Somehow this podcast combines Australia Day, constitutional law, an apology to Finland, religion bashing, an Indian submariner, Adam Smith, Scientology, red frogs, milkshake duck and the Human Development Indicator into a compelling 79 minutes of Australian Podcast Gold. 1:06 Australia Day – …Read more ›

Duration:01:19:42

Episode 130 – Racism, The Urban Elite and MeToo

1/17/2018
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The 12th Man joins the podcast so 3 white men can discuss racism, #MeToo, immigration and cervixes. 1:35 The Greens want to change the date for Australia Day but they haven’t offered an alternative date. The Fist says it will all be fixed when we become a Republic but that will probably offend monarchists. …Read more ›

Duration:01:20:23

Episode 129 – Cruel schools, betting against Trump and a cow called Freezer

1/11/2018
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The only Australian podcast to expose unconscionable religious schools, speak ill of Flo Bjelke-Petersen and explore gambling options involving Donald Trump. 1:36 Public submissions to the Ruddock panel may be kept secret from the public. There is no good reason for this. …Read more ›

Duration:01:26:02

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