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The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

News & Politics Podcasts

The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society. We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future. A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so. We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone. We hope you enjoy the podcast.

The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society. We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future. A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so. We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone. We hope you enjoy the podcast.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society. We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future. A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so. We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone. We hope you enjoy the podcast.

Language:

English

Contact:

0413628747


Episodes

Episode 289 - Facebook refused an extortion demand

2/23/2021
In this episode we discuss: We’ve Been Zucked Brittany Higgins Who is Celia Hammond? Morrisons reliance on Jen Texas Tennis Boos Gough Whitlam Public Opinion Thousands of anti-vaxxers hit Brisbane streets to protest jab Exponential Growth Australian businesses can require customers to prove they've had Covid jab, regulator says Melbourne doctors under review for promoting discredited Covid treatment Tobacco Advertising Greens to put inequality at centre of election campaign after...

Duration:01:29:44

Episode 288 - We've been Zucked

2/21/2021
Facebook has deemed us to be an Australian News page and has restricted our Facebook page. Basically, the page is still there but old posts are deleted and we can't create new posts. If you want to watch and comment on the Livestream please try YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEY21NPZsK9c49sZgcF3UuQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEY21NPZsK9c49sZgcF3UuQ) Or try Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/the_ifvg_podcast (https://www.twitch.tv/the_ifvg_podcast) Cheers Trevor Support this...

Duration:00:01:23

Polls, Plibersek and Hillsong Plumbing Advice

2/9/2021
In this episode we discuss: Feedback Homework Opinion Polls Pork Barrelling Norms can’t be relied on Apple China Craig Kelly and Tanya Plibersek Submarine Catholics No wonder Hillsong is popular – and I thought it was the music Alan Jones forced to correct attack on Daniel Andrews that ‘misrepresented' Covid research Peace progress in the middle east Divorcing couples in Australia would have to wait two years under a radical plan Maori Medical Students The Magna Carta How Good is Australia?...

Duration:01:41:17

Episode 286 - Taiwan, Magna Carta and Limits on Freedom

2/2/2021
In this episode, we give an update on Satanic RI in Qld State Schools and then discuss Taiwan, the scrapping of the fairness doctrine, the Magna Carta, and the role of the harm principle in limiting free speech. Support this podcast

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 285 - Australia Day Divides Australia ... again

1/26/2021
We’re podcasting on Australia Day Feedback Rum A Forum Noosa Temple Update Australia Day … again Australia Day debate is exhausting and data tells us it could last another generation The Debate Polls Welcome to Country – Indigenous fight Australia Day Awards Cam Reilly Facebook Problems Quarantine for Tennis Players Big Tech Vs Newspapers Sky News is a Socal Media play Pete Evans The Spectator has found God Support this podcast

Duration:01:17:59

Episode 284 - The Capitol Coup and the Myth of Free Speech

1/19/2021
In this episode we discuss: Trump and the Insurrection The long list of Republicans who voted to reject election results Free Speech Patrons My interview on SBS Sam Harris The Great Reset National Anthem Contraception: the way you take the pill has more to do with the pope than your health A Kids TV show featuring a giant penis Support this podcast

Duration:01:41:14

Episode 283 - Old Arguments Rehashed and Opening Arguments on Renewables

12/15/2020
We kick off with an unplanned return to lockdowns and after a number of minor topics we segue to China and renewables. Lockdowns etc Prayers in Parliament Another School Labor is pandering to Christians Facebook banned Cam Reilly New Patrons Afghanistan Veteran Suicides Christchurch Massacre Should straight ever play gay? Critics come for James Corden over casting controversy The China Import Ban:The disturbing facts and figures. How we came close to total domination by China Flight...

Duration:01:53:43

Episode 282 - Morrison is a bull in our China Shop

12/8/2020
Australia needs a sophisticated, nuanced and savvy Prime Minister to lead us through a complicated but not impossible relationship with China. Instead, we stupidly elected a numbskull from Cronulla who is completely out of his depth and is being cheered on by anti-China hawks in his party and the Murdoch press. Support this podcast

Duration:01:39:04

Episode 281 - Legal Cannabis and Keto Diets

12/1/2020
In this episode, we speak to Des Harp from My Life My Health about legal cannabis, keto diets, and his robotic dispensing machine. You can contact Des via his website https://mylifemyhealth.com.au/ (https://mylifemyhealth.com.au/) Support this podcast

Duration:01:06:55

Episode 280 - Agrivoltaics and Misinformation on Masks

11/24/2020
In this episode we discuss the latest satanic stamp discrimination case, agrivoltaics, Labor bowing to religious interests, a misleading Spectator article on masks, Sweden, Pete Evans and listener John zooms in to discuss the jobseeker and jobkeeper programs. Support this podcast

Duration:01:28:39

Episode 279 - Satanic Stamps and Other Hypocrisies

11/16/2020
In this episode we discuss Australia Post rejecting Satanic postage stamps, State Premier approval ratings, Maori Tattoos, Labor and Coal, a woke Chief Scientist, USA employment, property developer donation laws and Australia's relationship with China. Support this podcast

Duration:01:59:15

Episode 278 - Porter's Hypocrisy and Aussie Trumpsters

11/10/2020
In this episode, we discuss Christian Porter's alleged adultery, the fallout of the US election, Islam in Europe and a Covid-19 vaccine. Support this podcast

Duration:01:24:12

Episode 277 - Election Results in Qld and the USA

11/4/2020
In this episode, we discuss the Qld and USA elections and a bunch of other topics. Support this podcast

Duration:01:59:51

Episode 276 - 2 hours of News, Politics, Sex and Religion

10/27/2020
Dan Andrews – Will he survive? Australia Post Watches Noosa Temple of Satan Update David van Gend Good News – van Gend missed out New Zealand Election Fake News and the Trump Legacy 2020 US election: Donald Trump’s done a phenomenal job, says Greg Norman No Handshake No Citizenship Facebook blocks user for nudity in photos of Indigenous Vanuatu ceremony Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched Support this podcast

Duration:02:02:46

Episode 275 - Satanic Teachers and Legal Cannabis

10/20/2020
In this episode, we speak to Brother Samael Demo-Gorgon about his proposal to teach satanism in schools and we also speak with Frank about his proposal to legalise cannabis. Then we delve into voluntary assisted dying laws in Queensland and the conundrum of digital platforms using publisher-like powers to curate their content. https://mailchi.mp/c2ea5774f7f4/satanists-to-preach-at-kelvin-grove-state-college (The NTOS press release) includes a link to the flyer. How to...

Duration:01:30:09

Episode 274 - Gladys, Deb and Dan

10/14/2020
Gladys was responsible for funding ICAC while her boyfriend was being investigated, Deb met with Qld developers and Dan needs to rethink his numbers and lift restrictions now. Support this podcast

Duration:01:48:14

Episode 273 - Frydenberg delivers unfair tax cuts and Labor won't fight.

10/6/2020
Australians don't want lower taxes for the wealthy but the Thatcher loving neo-liberal Josh Frydenberg insists and the cowardly Labor opposition refuses to fight. Support this podcast

Duration:01:36:29

Episode 272 - The Archibald Prize and other criticisms

9/29/2020
In this episode we discuss: The merits of the 2021 Archibald Prize winner; Restrictions on ABC bias; How the right and left agree on China; How McKinsey consultants recommend controlling Covid-19 as a first step to saving the economy; An indigenous netballer left out in the cold; and Amy Coney Barrett Full show notes are on the website http://ironfistvelvetglove.com.au/ (A weekly podcast on News, Religion and Politics for Australians) Support this podcast

Duration:01:06:47

Episode 271 - Shutdown Polls, Less Educated Voters and Hidden Agendas

9/22/2020
In this episode we discuss: Why Trump will delay the appointment of a new judge What the polls say about Australians reaction to the lockdowns; Why the Chief Health Officer is in charge; How education levels affect voter intention; The hidden agendas of lobby groups; and How editors push journalists around. Full show notes can be found on the website. Support this podcast

Duration:01:35:50

Episode 270 - Sky News, Rowan Dean and Hydroxychloroquine

9/15/2020
In this episode we briefly discuss shut downs before moving on to discuss media bias at Sky News and The Spectator and the difficulty of finding trustworthy news sources. Full show notes are on the web site. https://www.ironfistvelvetglove.com.au/2020/09/episode-270-sky-news-rowan-dean-and-hydroxychloroquine/ Support this podcast

Duration:01:24:11