Bruce Shapiro's America; America's unfinished business; 10 drinks that shaped Australia July 28, 2020
In the wake of John Lewis' death, Americans seek out 'good trouble'; Irish columnist Fintan O'Toole argues that in order to move forward, America must confront the unfinished business of three wars; Max Allen surveys the long history of fermented drinks in Australia.
The Government's 'glass half full' economic outlook, Kremlin interference in the UK, and the heist of half a billion dollars' worth of squid by Chinese 'dark fleets'.
Political story telling, and the campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years to 14 years.
Bruce Shapiro's America and President Trump's wars July 21, 2020
We remember civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis, and discuss the Middle East wars conducted by President Trump.
The atomic bomb turns 75 July 16, 2020
For 75 years, the world has been one 'push of a button' away from nuclear war. Now, it's closer than ever.
Ian Dunt's UK. A long history of electoral interference. Celebrating Zoe Caldwell and Judith Anderson. July 15, 2020
Ian Dunt assesses politics in the UK as Brexit draws closer. David Shimer discusses his new book ' Rigged: America, Russia and one hundred years of electoral interference'. A celebration of two internationally acclaimed Australian actors; Zoe Caldwell and Judith Anderson.
Bruce Shapiro on the latest from America, human challenge trials, ethics and COVID-19 and the lives of houses
Laura Tingle asks whether Australia needs to look beyond China-U.S. relations and strengthen ties with our neighbours. We take a look inside Melbourne's locked down public housing towers. Journalist Vincent Bevin examines how U.S.-backed mass atrocities shaped the world we live in today.
David Frum's America; Truth and reconciliation in Seychelles; Ned Kelly's gonzo journalists July 9, 2020
Should school in the U.S. re-open at President Trump's insistence? An Australian lawyer fights for justice in Seychelles. How the legend of Ned Kelly was formed by a 'gonzo' gang of journalists.
Journalist Erin Cook surveys the events, people and politics this week in Southeast Asia. Oliver Bullough looks at the recent Russian referendum and the very real prospect of President Putin staying in power beyond 2030. Greg Jenner's an unexpected history of celebrity: from the bronze age to the silver screen.
Bruce Shapiro with the latest from the USA, some good news for regional newspapers and rising dementia in US prisons
Laura Tingle reports on the Eden Monaro ByElection, and the life and work of one of Australia's most important historians, Ken Inglis.
Elections for Tokyo Governor; Why the humanities remain important; The world in 2030, according to Keynes July 2, 2020
Elections for Tokyo Governor; Why the humanities remain important; The world in 2030, according to John Maynard Keynes
How to help Australia's dairy farmers, Julian Assange's fight for freedom and the adventurous life of Nell Tritton. July 1, 2020
Former chair of Woolworths John Dahlsen explains how to assist struggling dairy farmers and why the price of milk needs to increase.. Author and journalist Andrew Fowler's update on jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Susanna De Vries biography of Nell Tritton: the Australian heiress who saved her husband from Stalin …
America and Landscapes June 30, 2020
Turmoil in the southern states of America and Lanscapes of the Heart
Laura Tingle's Canberra; Is Donald Trump a fascist? A tribute to the late Owen Harries
Daniel McCarthy discusses how neocons are drifting back to the Democratic Party, we find out how tear gas evolved from the battlefield to become a method of policing civilian protests and Roger Matthews explains how archaeologists have come up with a novel way of stopping lockdown looting in Iraq.
As the UK comes out of hibernation Ian Dunt surveys the political landscape. Hugh Possingham and Peter Burnett consider what's at stake when Australia's key piece of environmental legislation is reviewed?
Bruce Shapiro on the President's bad week, John Keane on his book on the new despots and Liam Byrne on the early years of James Scullin and John Curtin