Russia, If You're Listening

by ABC Radio · · ·

The Russian campaign to meddle in the 2016 US Election was only part of President Vladimir Putin's big plan. Season 3 of Russia, If You're Listening looks at where the scheme to destroy western democracies began, the damage it's done, and where it might end.

How much do you really know about the sacking of Gough Whitlam on November 11, 1975? You've probably heard his famous "well may we say" speech made on the day he was dismissed. But do you properly understand the extraordinary events leading up to the most dramatic day in Australian political history? How did it happen? Award-winning ABC journalist Alex Mann went looking for those missing pieces from the people who were there and discovered something wilder than he could ever have imagined. The Eleventh podcast is a political drama, a spy thriller and a story of love and lust. …

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