The latest in Australian politics, Kerala's rock star health minister and the farmers saving rare breeds and preserving biodiversity.
A botched attempted raid on Venezuela proves truth is stranger than fiction. Keeping the Internet free of the worst violence, hate speech, animal cruelty and child abuse is taking a terrible toll on moderators. Newly discovered records suggest poet Lord Byron's exploits pale in comparison to those of his forebears.
Back to work in Ian Dunt's UK. The Kremlin, the KGB and the West. Former Vogue editor on Clothes and other things that matter. May 13, 2020
In Britain the message has changed from stay at home to stay alert but what this mean? Ian Dunt tries to figure it out. How the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West - Catherine Belton's expose on Putin's people. Alexandra Shulman, the long serving editor of …
Bruce Shapiro, a divisive doco and Graham Berry May 12, 2020
Bruce Shapiro's America, Michael Moore's divisive documentary on renewable energy and Sean Scalmer on the forgotten Australian politician, Graham Berry.
Laura Tingle's Canberra; Does Covid-19 discriminate?; Plight of Iraq Kurdistan; Jack Mundey RIP May 11, 2020
Anthony Albanese's major speech; Does Covid-19 discriminate? The plight of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Daniel McCarthy takes America's temperature, Matt Alt explores why Japan has turned to a 19th-century folk legend in its hour of need and Rachel Nuwer discusses whether Covid could curb the global wildlife trade.
Brazil's three pressure points. The history of Cuban doctors serving abroad. The hunt for a Nazi fugitive. May 6, 2020
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is facing mounting criticism and challenges on many fronts. Sarah Maslin assess how the beleaguered country and its leader are faring. John Kirk discusses the history and current deployment of Cuba's medical brigades. Philippe Sands, in his new book The Ratline, follows the trail of a …
Bruce Shapiro, the truth about America's 'Deep State', and the case for a literary stimulus May 5, 2020
The latest from the USA, the deep state with David Rohde and the case for a literary stimulus.
Bruce Shapiro on the latest from Washington, the power of the Christian nationalists in the USA and a history of guns in Australia
National politics with Laura Tingle. The arts in distress. Kathy Lette's new book - Husband Replacement Therapy. April 27, 2020
Laura Tingle surveys the latest in national politics, Playwright David Williamson and arts academic Jo Caust on how to help an arts sector in dire straits. Kathy Lette's new book: HRT (husband replacement therapy).
Madeleine Albright on life's third act & an intimate history of the Victorian economy April 23, 2020
America's former secretary of state, Madeleine Albright reflects on her life and work in her latest memoir Hell and Other Destinations and British historian Emma Griffin explores the life and finances of working-class families in 19th-century Britain.
North Korea and COVID 19. Geopolitics during the pandemic. Australia's original Radio Girl April 22, 2020
How has North Korea handled the virus and where is leader Kim Jong Un ? Is Russian and Chinese aid to Europe and America entirely altruistic? and the story of Violet Mackenzie- Australia's original radio girl
America, COVID and gender and white fragility April 21, 2020
Bruce Shapiro on the latest policy by Twitter, what role does gender play in COVID-19 and Alison Whittaker discusses white fragility.
USA with Daniel McCarthy and Shakespeare in America April 16, 2020
Daniel McCarthy talks about developments in the United States and their potential ramifications, while James Shapiro considers what Shakespeare can teach us about America.
Tough times in Ian Dunt's UK. Public health, artificial intelligence and surveillance. Traditional Japanese culture under pressure. April 15, 2020
Bruce Shapiro with the latest from Washington, Ian Goldin on globalisation and the pandemic and Ben Peters on the failure of the Soviet internet in the 1980s.