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Episode 184 – Nazis, Foreign Fighters and Whitehouse Hamburgers

1/16/2019
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It’s been quiet in Australia. Everyone is still on holidays or on the “go slow” except for Fraser Anning and the Nazis. Jonathon Pie: We’ve reached peak Nazi (language warning) Fascist Vs Nazi Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, …Read more ›

Duration:01:27:11

Episode 183 – Vetoes, walls and fishing for whales

1/6/2019
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No other podcast would be game enough to tackle in one episode an explanation or debate over the Trump wall, presidential veto powers, presidential transition arrangements, EU funding of the wall between Turkey and Syria, US foreign policy in Latin America, …Read more ›

Duration:01:31:21

Episode 181 – Highlights from February 2018

12/30/2018
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Here are the highlights from February 2018. 0:40 Should vaccinations be compulsory 13:43 Further discussion about government compulsion 28:54 Kenan Malik on philosophers 35:45 USA assholes 39:12 Han Tu on Indonesia and China and our ability to repel an invasion. …Read more ›

Duration:01:03:03

Episode 180B – Merry Christmas 2018

12/24/2018
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Merry Christmas from Fist, Glove and 12th. This bonus Christmas day episode has nothing to do with Christmas and simply includes our discussions from episode 135 with Brett and Matt. We really enjoyed these discussions so if you would like to record a podcast with us, …Read more ›

Duration:01:07:52

Episode 180 – Highlights from January 2018

12/23/2018
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We present the highlights of the Iron Fist Velvet Glove Podcast from January 2018. 1:38 Pirate Theory 9:17 Our economy is a house of cards 31:38 Command and Control 38:22 Flo is dead 43:40 GST causes a split in Aboriginal people 46:41 Singaporean organ donation scheme 50:22 Malik on the working class as a descriptor 53:50 The Greens ignore workers 59:46 An open letter to Stan Grant 1:05:42 Morgan Freeman on Black History Month 1:11:26 Indian submariners 1:13:25 Milkshake...

Duration:01:30:00

Episode 179 – An ill-tempered mule that kicks innocent children

12/17/2018
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The Ruddock Report is morally and ethically flawed from beginning to end. It was conceived the bastard offspring of two different animals, the father being the Right Wing horse of the Liberal Party and which forced itself on the weakened mother, …Read more ›

Duration:01:36:37

Episode 178 – Forget boats, they come by plane now.

12/11/2018
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It was Rudd not Morrison who stopped the boats and the big problem now is arrivals by plane. And we discuss “consent” in the context of sub-incision, virgin births and Noam Chomsky. 1:45 The Fist Was Wrong Hi Trevor, …Read more ›

Duration:01:29:00

Episode 177 – A Pandora’s Box of Religious Privilege

12/5/2018
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The Ruddock Inquiry has opened up a Pandora’s box of religious privilege. The debate about expelling gay students has now widened to include criticism of teaching anti-gay religious doctrine. 1:24 We Won A Podcast Award It was a small field but a win is a win. …Read more ›

Duration:01:37:46

Episode 176 – A parasite is feeding on the Liberal Party

11/27/2018
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It’s too late for the Liberal Party. The religious right is a parasite which has taken over the Liberal Party and will feed on the host until they both die. 1:33 A Big Win for the Andrews Government What have we learned from the result? …Read more ›

Duration:01:14:12

Episode 175 – Brexit, Amazon and Unusual Characters

11/20/2018
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In this episode, we discuss Brexit, Baby Boomers, delivery methods for Corporate Fascism, a limbless preacher, an atheist preacher, the lucky country, Scomo nonsense, a cybersecurity minister who has never used a computer, a 69 year old man who identifies as 49 and a man who identified as Native American only to find out he is Chinese. …Read more ›

Duration:01:20:28

Episode 174 – Freedom For Faith

11/15/2018
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If there is a lesson to be learned from this episode it is “Don’t record a podcast in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant”. Particularly when they are closing up for the night. Seriously, the audio is bad and you should not listen to this episode but if you do, …Read more ›

Duration:00:26:34

Episode 173 – Morrison is a fair dinkum drongo

11/8/2018
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Our fair dinkum Aussie podcast would like to swap the blithering idiot Scomo for an evil genius. Qantas is facing calls to match Virgin’s decision to give priority boarding to war veterans and salute them before take-off. 3:05 Oh FFS! …Read more ›

Duration:01:14:39

Episode 172 – Certificates for Birth and Consensual Sex

11/1/2018
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A birth certificate without gender. A confirmation certificate without religion. A competency certificate for sexual consent. All will be revealed in episode 172. Bible Lessons are back on the agenda in Victoria 2:59 From The Age: Religious instruction classes will be reintroduced into the Victorian state school curriculum if the Coalition wins next month’s election. …Read more ›

Duration:01:13:45

Episode 171 – An Australian Ex-Mormon

10/23/2018
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In this episode, we interview Brother Joseph who describes his experience as an Australian Mormon. …Read more ›

Duration:01:10:51

Episode 170 – The Ruddock Report in a Nutshell

10/16/2018
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Finally, a good week for secularism. It’s fair to say that the playing out of the Ruddock Inquiry saga is irony at it’s best. Ironic – happening in a way contrary to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this. …Read more ›

Duration:01:30:06

Episode 169 – David Gillespie

10/8/2018
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If you are considering what school to send your children to then this podcast is essential listening. In this episode, Trevor interviews David Gillespie, the author of “Free Schools – How to get a great education for your kids without spending a fortune.” …Read more ›

Duration:00:39:16

Episode 168 – Mormon Bonus

10/5/2018
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A few people enjoyed our recent discussion about Mormons so I’ve cobbled together some extracts from episodes 28, 29 and 30 to create a little bonus episode. Cheers Fist …Read more ›

Duration:00:25:23

Episode 167 – Ignorant politicians and an honourable thief

10/3/2018
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Our Australian podcast gives Education Minister Dan Tehan the Dan Quayle Award and we introduce an honourable thief. 5:33 David Gillespie gives some more analogies regarding our government’s funding of private schools. He says that it is the equivalent of an avid reader suggesting he is saving the local library by buying his own books and then expecting his collection to be paid for by the taxpayer. …Read more ›

Duration:01:08:18

Episode 166 – Needy Private Schools, Free Will and Other Myths – an Australian Podcast

9/27/2018
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We start out with a shout out to Wilks and Tim and then launch into a discussion about government funding of private schools in Australia. If you want a private system, then you should fund 100% yourself. …Read more ›

Duration:01:48:51

Episode 165 – Morrison is testing the waters of religious privilege

9/18/2018
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Scott Morrison has tested his religious agenda on Sky News, The 7:30 Report, 2GB and The New York Times. We should all be worried. 3:17 Morrison on Sky News So a school should be able to sack a teacher for immoral un-Christian behaviour but a Board or a professional partnership should not be able to sack a member for Christian bigotry. …Read more ›

Duration:01:21:11