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Episode 130 – Racism, The Urban Elite and MeToo

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

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

Episode 128 – Book Burning, Pirates and Dangerous Bubbles

The only Australian podcast to successfully combine book burning, wind farm safety, pirates and bubbles into a compelling 80 minute explanation of recent events in Australia and the direction we are heading. 2:46 Scott Morrison is as mad as hell about the mocking of Christians and he is not going to take it anymore. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:18:25

Episode 127 – Religious Belief Vs Religious Practice

2:38 The final recommendations from the Royal Commission. 10:31 Hugh Harris on “Religious Freedom”. Practice Vs Belief. 34:36 Street Walker 36:29 The Ruddock panel. Prof Nicholas Aroney, who has said religious freedom should include right to practise sharia law within limits, …Read more ›

Duration: 00:58:14

Episode 126 – Tax, Kebab Shops and Sex with a Ghost

Sit back and relax as we weave tax theory, kebab shops and sex with a ghost into a compelling review of the last 7 days. 0:59 There are a lot of big companies paying little or no tax. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:07:55

Episode 125 – Chicken breeding, tattoos and cake shops

The only podcast that can successfully combine chicken breeding, tattoos, cakeshops and politics in one compelling episode. 1:11 The IFVG Secular Index is building nicely. The same-sex marriage debate is flushing out non-secular opinions of our political leaders. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:29:07

Episode 124 – Preferences, Panels and Princes

Our Australian Podcast discusses One Nation Preferences, Lopsided Panels, Dying Patients, Religious Privileges, Bogus Persecution, Marauding Princes, Jackie’s Pain and Bob Katter’s Proclivities. 1:50 The result of the Queensland election has not been formally announced but it appears that the Labor Government has been returned thanks in part to the strange preference arrangement of the One Nation Party. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:31:42

Episode 123 – Nasty Prejudices or Conscientious Beliefs?

3:06 We look at the marriage equality survey and examine what correlation there was between the No vote and religious affiliation, immigration status, education and ethnicity. 12:37 The factor that correlated most strongly with a No vote was religious affiliation. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:35:12

Episode 122 – Yes, let’s talk about so called “Religious Freedom”

00:28 No surprises for guessing that we kick off with a discussion over the result of the marriage equality survey. Interestingly, the No vote was strongest in the western suburbs of Sydney that feature a large immigrant population. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:31:53

Episode 121 – Want something banned in Qld? – Get Palaszczuk’s boyfriend to lobby for it.

1:14 It seems that there is legislation to allow at least one person to sue politicians who have fallen foul of the citizenship requirements. A man from Wagga Wagga is showing us how it is done. 7:05 Australian attitudes to private schools are like American attitudes to gun control. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:26:45

Episode 120 – A bad week for Malcolm

Malcolm Turnbull has had a bad week and we start off by looking at the citizenship fiasco and his poor political skills. When the issue arose he should have told the members in question to stand down while waiting for the High Court to resolve the matter. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:54:29

Episode 119 – Keating swims in the swill and our systems encourage Fake News

We have banged on about marriage equality for months. This episode will be a marriage equality free zone. We start off with the assisted dying debate and the fact that the debate is not happening in Queensland despite the recent Labor conference passing a motion in favour of introducing voluntary euthanasia laws. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:14:29

Episode 118 – The Pots are calling The Kettles Black

2:10 We start with the extraordinary homily from Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher in which he advised Governments that they should, in general, keep out of the friendship business and out of the bedroom. In an extraordinary display of self-control he managed to say this with a straight face. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:20:29

Episode 117 – What were we saying back in October 2016?

Highlights from October 2016 2:45 Exorcisms and Islam’s view of The Devil and 5 things prophets have in common. 5:49 Embryos and medical research and how ISIS is more progressive than the Catholics 8:52 Scary Clowns, …Read more ›

Duration: 01:36:50

Episode 116 – Guns, Freedom and … Sodomites

01:06 The Fist and The 12th Man discuss the shooting in Las Vegas and refer you to the Bill before Congress called the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. This diabolical piece of legislation proposes to allow US citizens to purchase silencers without background checks and forces the government to destroy records of transactions regarding silencers. …Read more ›

Duration: 02:03:23

Episode 115 – 27 September 2017

2:31 In this episode of the podcast, we note that Tim Nicholls arrived at the correct answer on marriage equality but he scores no marks for his calculations. In our view, deciding the marriage equality question based on St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is poor practice for a State Opposition Leader. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:03:06

Episode 114 – The Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Fist talks to Tanya, the Captain of the Australian chapter of The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster. Links: Malcolm Turnbull defends right of church to refuse to marry couples who support gay marriage FRANK BRENNAN. …Read more ›

Duration: 00:52:26

Episode 113 – 13 September 2017

We have a new feature. if you listen to the podcast directly from the post on our website, you will be able to jump directly to different topics by clicking on the relevant time stamp. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to share your favourite parts of our podcast. …Read more ›

Duration: 01:14:31

Episode 112 – 6 September 2017

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, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, …Read more ›

Duration: 00:57:44

Episode 111 – 29 August 2017

In episode 111 the Fist is joined by the 12th Man. We discuss: …Read more ›

Duration: 01:35:39

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