Last update: 2013-06-27

Blue Labour: lessons for Australia; American and Australian western frontiers

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2013-06-27 :: ABC Radio National
Lord Glasman on why his concept of Blue Labour, in the British context, has Australian implications. And the shared experiences of the American and Australian wests.…


Rudd's resurrection; Albert Camus' Algerian Chronicles

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2013-06-26 :: ABC Radio National
Rudd's resurrection. Albert Camus' Algerian Chronicles. …


Bruce Shapiro; South Korea's economy and Nick Bryant on Australia

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2013-06-25 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro - US Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision. Breakout Nations. An outsider's view of Australia. …


Sri Lanka & CHOGM; Jews and American popular music

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2013-06-24 :: ABC Radio National
Australia-Sri Lanka CHOGM deal? Jews and American popular music. …


US dynastic politics; strange life of Michael Jackson

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2013-06-20 :: ABC Radio National
Pundits predict a race to the White House between the Bush and the Clinton dynasties, so will dynastic politics continue in the lead up to the 2016 US Presidential Elections? And the strange life of Michael Jackson, mega superstar. This is a repeat broadcast.…


Biography of J Robert Oppenheimer

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2013-06-19 :: ABC Radio National
The 'father of the Atomic Bomb', Robert Oppenheimer was a man of diverse interests and phenomenal intellectual attributes. Driven by his desire to overcome his status as an outsider and be at the heart of American political and intellectual life, the implications of his creation at Los Alamos nevertheless weighed heavily upon him. This account of a new biography, first broadcast in February, reveals the motivations and inner life of this complex and contradictory figure.…


Horses

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2013-06-18 :: ABC Radio National
A horsey Late Night Live Special which follows the horse through time, and around the world, from the American frontier to Phillip's memories of 'Blossom', in a fun celebration of the special relationships forged between humans and the noble equus. This is a repeat broadcast.…


Serious discussion on happiness

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2013-06-17 :: ABC Radio National
This is a repeat broadcast.…


Iranian Presidential elections: Bob Ellis: 50th anniversary NYRB

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2013-06-13 :: ABC Radio National
Iranian presidential election. The Year It All Fell Down. 50th anniversary NYRB. …


The unravelling of ANZUS; George Gittoes' Yellow House in Jalalabad

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2013-06-12 :: ABC Radio National
Collapse of ANZUS Treaty. Jalalabad Yellow House. …


Bruce Shapiro: Life after death; the Lazarus effect

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2013-06-11 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro: Life after death; the Lazarus effect…


Tim Bowden: a life in broadcasting

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2013-06-10 :: ABC Radio National
Tim Bowden: a life in broadcasting. …


Elite racism; Oscar Wilde's nemesis

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2013-06-06 :: ABC Radio National
Elite Racism. Oscar Wilde's nemesis. …


Turkey unrest; ending sexual abuse in Catholic Church; This House

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2013-06-05 :: ABC Radio National
Anger in Istanbul. Ending sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The drama of a hung parliament. …


Bruce Shapiro on the DNA debate, and Bradley Manning's court martial; Syria & the responsibility to protect; primitive navigation

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2013-06-04 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on DNA and the police, and the Bradley Manning court martial. Syria and the Responsibility to Protect. Lost art of finding our way. …


The end of big; Indonesia's anti-Communist purges

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2013-06-03 :: ABC Radio National
Indonesia's anti-Communist purges…


Waging peace forum with Anne Deveson

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2013-05-30 :: ABC Radio National
Throughout Anne Deveson's extraordinary and varied career—as a journalist, broadcaster, writer, social justice campaigner and commentator, arts administrator, film-maker—she has been driven by a quest to find peace. Not just in her personal life, although she has written about that, in her books Tell me I'm here, about her son Jonathan, and Resilience. But in her work also, Anne has sought to help the world find ways to avoid conflict, or to heal the damage that conflict brings.…


Food for thought; Politics of jazz

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2013-05-29 :: ABC Radio National
Food for thought. Politics and Jazz: Christian McBride. …


Bruce Shapiro on the latest from the US: Putin's fragile empire

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2013-05-28 :: ABC Radio National
Obama versus Obama. Putin's Fragile Empire. …


The people and the politics: USA and Australia

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2013-05-27 :: ABC Radio National
Who are the people who voted hopefully for Barack Obama, for Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard—and how might their future aspirations be answered, given current political systems? A lively participatory public forum at the Sydney Writers' Festival with journalists Michael Brissenden and James Button…


Gillian Mears, novelist and euthanasia advocate

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2013-05-23 :: ABC Radio National
Gillian Mears, in a program-length feature interview, is frank, funny and flirtatious as she discusses her life, family, work and facing death. The interview was filmed and can be viewed on the Radio National website soon. You can also read Gillian’s accompanying article on the RN website.…


Bruce Shapiro on tornado, The Misogyny Factor; Pankaj Mishra on the revolt against the West.

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2013-05-22 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on Oklahoma tornado. Misogyny Factor. The revolt against the West. …


Bob Rogers - A life in radio

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2013-05-21 :: ABC Radio National
Bob Rogers - A life in radio…


Mysteries and truths of the universe; Kate Tempest, performance poet

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2013-05-20 :: ABC Radio National
Theoretical physicist and celebrity atheist Lawrence Krauss, on what he knows about the universe; award-winning poet and performer Kate Tempest…


The Life of Deborah Cheetham, Indigenous soprano

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2013-05-16 :: ABC Radio National
Singing has always been an integral part of Australia's Indigenous culture, and Indigenous soprano Deborah Cheetham likens opera to corroboree. She talks to Phillip about composing Australia's first Indigenous opera, Pecan Summer, founding her Short Black Opera Company and her work encouraging Indigenous kids to get more involved in singing and the arts.…


America's global battlefield; last days of the Raj

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2013-05-15 :: ABC Radio National
America's global battlefield; last days of the Raj…


Bruce Shapiro reports on the US; The first sexual revolution occurred between 1600-1800, and laid the foundations for much contemporary Western thinking on sex.

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2013-05-14 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on the latest in US news. The first sexual revolution. …


Kurdish militants and the Turkish government; the new deal, racism and the Great Depression.

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2013-05-13 :: ABC Radio National
Kurdish militants and the Turkish government; the new deal, racism and the Great Depression.…


The women of Bollywood; Death Keeps Me Awake; the Holtermann collection

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2013-05-09 :: ABC Radio National
The women of Bollywood; Death Keeps Me Awake; the Holtermann collection…


Inside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Raoul Wallenberg - honorary Australian citizen

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2013-05-08 :: ABC Radio National
Inside the kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Raoul Wallenberg - honorary Australian citizen…


Governing the Arctic. And Captain Zuzenko, the man who tried to bring the Russian Revolution to Australia

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2013-05-07 :: ABC Radio National
The challenge of governing the Arctic, when countries are lining up to access its oil, gas and waterways. And Captain Alexander Zuzenko, who believed that by starting in Brisbane, he could spread the Russian Revolution throughout the British Empire.…


The ruthless conversion of Eastern Europe to Communism 1944–1956

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2013-05-06 :: ABC Radio National
After the end of WW2, the communist regimes of Eastern Europe were Stalinised in a remarkably short period of time. Pulitzer prize winning author Anne Applebaum details how the Soviet Union and East European communists bullied, threatened and murdered their way to power and how again, people had to choose whether to fight, to flee or to collaborate.…


Space scientist Duncan Steel

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2013-05-02 :: ABC Radio National
Duncan Steel, Australian scientist and authority on space, on near-Earth objects…


The Tsarnaev brothers and Dagestan; Psychological and political repression

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2013-05-01 :: ABC Radio National
The Tsarnaev brothers and Dagestan; Psychological and political repression…


Bruce Shapiro with the latest from the US; The New Statesman turns 100

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2013-04-30 :: ABC Radio National
Obama's Syria dilemma. The New Statesman turns 100. …


Future of Burrup Peninsula rock art; Michael Sandel on the moral limits of markets.

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2013-04-29 :: ABC Radio National
Burrup's rock art: the protracted World Heritage listing. Michael Sandel: What Money Can't Buy. …


The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds and Souls of Our Soldiers

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2013-04-25 :: ABC Radio National
As the number of American soldier suicides rise to alarming levels, a moral philosopher explores the inner dilemmas faced by soldiers, and at how the US military is treating this epidemic.…


A global look at the missing ethics of mining; Australia's forgotten aviation hero from WW1

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2013-04-24 :: ABC Radio National
The ethics of mining. Alec Little - Australia's greatest ace. …


25th April 2013 at 1205

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2013-04-24 :: ABC Radio National
Anzac Day - 1205 Anthony Beevor. …


Bruce Shapiro; Is Australia under threat from elitism?; saltwater people.

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2013-04-23 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro; Is Australia under threat from elitism?; saltwater people.…


Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay; WW1Alleged Miscarriage of Justice

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2013-04-22 :: ABC Radio National
Military courts at Guantanamo Bay. WWI Alleged Miscarriage of Justice? …


Robyn Nevin - A Life

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2013-04-18 :: ABC Radio National
Star of stage and screen for over 50 years, Robyn Nevin is optimistic about the future of Australian theatre, because she's noticed the next generation of would be actors and directors are bypassing film for theatre. She talks about the early part of her career in radio and TV, as well as the greatest challenge of her career - playing Shakespeare's Lear. Nor does she show any sign of slowing down with a number of projects on the boil including a comi-tragedy called Upper Middle Bogan, another play, plus a television series written especially for her.…


Thatcher's legacy in today's UK; the myth and legend behind The Searchers, classic US Western film

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2013-04-17 :: ABC Radio National
Margaret Thatcher and the welfare state. John Ford's Western, The Searchers, and the truth behind the legend. …


Bruce Shapiro on the Boston bombings; Do we need an Iraq War Inquiry?; the changes in Australian sport.

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2013-04-16 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on the Boston bombings; Do we need an Iraq War Inquiry?; the changes in Australian sport.…


The next human pandemic; capturing the internet; the Gandhian moment

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2013-04-15 :: ABC Radio National
The next human pandemic; capturing the internet; the Gandhian moment…


Sustainable cities; the deserters of the Second World War

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2013-04-11 :: ABC Radio National
Sustainable cities; the deserters of the Second World War…


American umpire or empire - a foreign policy debate; ethicist Peter Singer

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2013-04-10 :: ABC Radio National
A debate prompted by a new book called 'American Umpire', which argues that America's role in the world has been a noble one; and Phillip Adams caught up with ethicist Peter Singer at the Tasmanian Writers Festival…


Bruce Shapiro on U.S. politics; Bea Campbell on Margaret Thatcher; Satyajit Das on Cyprus

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2013-04-09 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro contrasts two states' responses to gun laws in the U.S.; A look at the formidable Margaret Thatcher with Bea Campbell and Matthew Parris; Satyajit Das on Thatcher, Japan and how Cyprus may prove a key turning point in the European economic crisis.…


How effective are sanctions and what are the legal and ethical boundaries of sanctions?

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2013-04-08 :: ABC Radio National
How effective are sanctions and what are the legal and ethical boundaries of sanctions?…


Guerrilla warfare; Henry Reynolds on Tasmania.

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2013-04-04 :: ABC Radio National
The long and colourful history of guerrilla warfare; Henry Reynolds on the challenges facing Tasmania.…


Could Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel make or break his Middle East legacy? The theory of Biophilia, our inborn need to affiliate with nature.

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2013-04-03 :: ABC Radio National
Obama goes in search of Middle East legacy. Biophilia. …


Bruce Shapiro on Connecticut gun laws; How real are North Korea's threats of war?; British poet, David Morley who writes in his native Romani language.

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2013-04-02 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on Connecticut gun laws; How real are North Korea's threats of war?; British poet, David Morley who writes in his native Romani language.…


Gene Robinson, retired Bishop of New Hampshire talks about the Anglican church and gay marriage.

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2013-04-01 :: ABC Radio National
Gene Robinson, retired Bishop of New Hampshire talks about the Anglican church and gay marriage.…


David Walsh founder and creator of MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, gives Phillip Adams a personal tour

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2013-03-28 :: ABC Radio National
David Walsh founder and creator of MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, gives Phillip Adams a personal tour…


Author and former editor of 'Foreign Policy' magazine, Moisés Naím on 'The End of Power'; Susanna de Vries celebrates the Australian heroines of WW1.

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2013-03-27 :: ABC Radio National
Author and former editor of 'Foreign Policy' magazine, Moisés Naím on 'The End of Power'; Susanna de Vries celebrates the Australian heroines of WW1.…


Bruce Shapiro on this week's nationally significant gay marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; Professor A.C. Grayling with 'The God Argument'.

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2013-03-26 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on this week's nationally significant gay marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court; Professor A.C. Grayling with 'The God Argument'.…


Modern Warfare Public Forum from the Perth Writers' Festival (Rpt)

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2013-03-25 :: ABC Radio National
Given that the modern soldier is not simply a fighter, but also a peacekeeper and aid worker, is it time to lay the Anzac legend to rest or does it endure within the contemporary forces? Investigative journalist Chris Masters has been grappling with these questions with Australian soldiers, as well as his own pre-conceptions about soldiering. He talks about this and his comprehensive study of today's Army. US Army veteran Kevin Powers, now novelist, joined him in a lively discussion.…


The outcome of the Labor leadership ballot; the BRICS Summit in South Africa.

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2013-03-21 :: ABC Radio National
The outcome of the Labor leadership ballot; the BRICS Summit in South Africa.…


The troubled life of Madeleine St John; British Sudanese writer Jamal Mahjoub prefers writing crime novels to get his political message across.

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2013-03-20 :: ABC Radio National
Life of Madeleine St John. The writing of Jamal Mahjoub, also known as Parker Bilal. …


Iraq war, Arms Trade Treaty, crochet coral reefs

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2013-03-19 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro reflects on the Iraq war. Arms trade treaty talks resume. Science writer Margaret Wertheim talks about the crochet coral reef project.…


Iraq Invasion - who benefited? British Sudanese writer Jamal Mahjoub prefers writing crime novels to get his political message across.

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2013-03-18 :: ABC Radio National
Iraq: America's Big Fail. …


Democracy on trial in Kenya; 'Unlearning' and the benefits of moving away from conventional Western education.

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2013-03-14 :: ABC Radio National
Democracy on Trial in Kenya. The benefits of localisation. …


Late Night Live - 2013-03-13

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2013-03-13 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on Senator Rand Paul and other U.S. political developments. The logic of one world - the closing gap between West and East…


Terror, trauma and its aftermath. Terrorism expert and US government adviser Dr Jessica Stern gives an account of the trauma which shaped trajectory of her life.

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2013-03-12 :: ABC Radio National
World class expert on terrorism and former adviser to US Government, Dr Jessica Stern has always been fearless in the face of tracking down terrorists in Beirut or Lahore. But what shaped the trajectory of her life and honed her skills in understanding violent perpetrators had its genesis in her childhood. Her memoir Denial examines the horrors of trauma and denial as she investigates her own unsolved adolescent sexual assault at the hands of a serial rapist.…


Legacy of Hugo Chavez - revolutionary or dictator? 40 years after Roe v Wade is it being undermined?

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2013-03-11 :: ABC Radio National
Legacy of Hugo Chavez - revolutionary or dictator? Abortion and pregnant women's rights in America. …


Public Forum on Happiness from Perth Writers' Festival

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2013-03-07 :: ABC Radio National
Happiness Forum. …


PNG& Mining; the destruction of libraries

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2013-03-06 :: ABC Radio National
PNG & Mining; the destruction of libraries.…


Late Night Live - 2013-03-05

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2013-03-05 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on the latest from the US; a biography on playwright, author and political activist, Lillian Hellman.…


A new portrait of Joseph Kennedy Snr, patriarch of the American political dynasty

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2013-03-04 :: ABC Radio National
A new portrait of Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of the American political dynasty…


Modern Warfare Public Forum from the Perth Writers' Festival

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2013-02-28 :: ABC Radio National
Given that the modern soldier is not simply a fighter, but also a peacekeeper and aid worker, is it time to lay the Anzac legend to rest or does it endure within the contemporary forces? Investigative journalist Chris Masters has been grappling with these questions with Australian soldiers, as well as his own pre-conceptions about soldiering. He talks about this and his comprehensive study of today's Army. US Army veteran Kevin Powers, now novelist, joined him in a lively discussion.…


The life of Paul Collins, historian, former Catholic Priest, historian and author of The Birth of the West.

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2013-02-27 :: ABC Radio National
The State of the Church, the Papacy and Catholicism with Paul Collins. …


Bruce Shapiro on a courageous Surgeon-General and civil rights; Upcoming WA State Election; Bombay's jazz age

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2013-02-26 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on C. Everett Koop, civil rights, and the $8 billion cuts. WA election. Bombay's jazz age. …


A public political forum from Perth Writers' Festival with Laura Tingle, David Uren and Chris Uhlmann.

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2013-02-25 :: ABC Radio National
Laura Tingle, David Uren and Chris Uhlmann discuss the 2013 federal elections with Phillip Adams at a Perth Writers Festival forum.…


Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif, Keynote speaker at Perth Writers Festival; and Scott Johnson on his CIA childhood and what spies tell their families

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2013-02-21 :: ABC Radio National
Egyptian writer Adhaf Soueif on art and politics; Scott Johnson on what spies tell their families.…


Bruce Shapiro with more on State of the Union, Senator Marco Rubio, drones and veterans; Bea Campbell on the Hilary Mantel controversy; two very different writers discuss writing what you know

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2013-02-20 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro with more on State of the Union, Senator Marco Rubio, drones and veterans; Bea Campbell on the Hilary Mantel controversy; two very different writers discuss writing what you know…


Jared Diamond discusses what we can learn from traditional societies: Rowan Callick on the secrets to the power, longevity and future of China' s Communist Party

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2013-02-19 :: ABC Radio National
Traditional societies and what we can learn from them. Understanding China's Communist Party. …


A special one hour interview with award winning author and North Australian correspondent for The Australian, Nicolas Rothwell

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2013-02-18 :: ABC Radio National
Nicolas Rothwell. …


The complex and contradictory life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb.

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2013-02-14 :: ABC Radio National
The 'father of the Atomic Bomb', Robert Oppenheimer was a man of diverse interests and phenomenal intellectual attributes. Driven by his desire to overcome his status as an outsider and be at the heart of American political and intellectual life, the implications of his creation at Los Alamos nevertheless weighed heavily upon him. A new biography goes further than most in revealing the motivations and inner life of this complex and contradictory figure.…


The life of French philosopher and founder of Sociology Auguste Comte

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2013-02-13 :: ABC Radio National
Auguste Comte - an intellectual life. …


Bruce Shapiro on the State of the Union address and the new American poor; Tony Windsor on being an independent politician; cinematographer Don McAlpine is the subject of a new documentary

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2013-02-12 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on the State of the Union address and the new American poor; Tony Windsor on being an independent politician; cinematographer Don McAlpine is the subject of a new documentary…


Future of the relationship between Australia and East Timor; the pilgrimage phenomenon of the Maha Kumbh Mela in India.

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2013-02-11 :: ABC Radio National
Australia and Timor-Leste: our future relationship. The Maha Kumbh Mela. …


The truth behind the myths of the Kennedy Administration's provocative role in the Cuban Missile Crisis; and the life of pioneering sexologist Dr Norman Haire.

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2013-02-07 :: ABC Radio National
The Truth of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Norman Haire, sexologist. …


Hillary Clinton's legacy and future; and the strange life of Michael Jackson

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2013-02-06 :: ABC Radio National
Hillary Clinton's legacy and the importance of family dynasties. The Strange Life of Michael Jackson. …


Late Night Live - 2013-02-05

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2013-02-05 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro reports from the US: Manfred Jurgensen, prolific author, poet and novelist discusses his life and new novel The Last Australia Day.…


The death of Aaron Swartz; prosecution or persecution?; Bill Ferris on fostering a greater culture of innovation.

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2013-02-04 :: ABC Radio National
Aaron Swartz: prosecution or persecution. Bill Ferris on innovation. …


Timbuktu manuscripts destroyed; Tasmanian faultlines

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2013-01-31 :: ABC Radio National
Timbuktu manuscripts destroyed; Tasmanian faultlines…


Syria with Charles Glass; A history of the world in maps

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2013-01-30 :: ABC Radio National
The significance of the city of Latakia in the civil-war in Syria; a history of the world in maps..…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-29

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2013-01-29 :: ABC Radio National
The first report from Bruce Shapiro for 2013; the Federal Government's Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination draft legislation; the story of Olive Oatman the first white woman to be tattooed in US history by Yavapais Indians who, after she was ransomed back into white society, became a celebrity who sparked the trend in tattooed circus ladies.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-28

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2013-01-28 :: ABC Radio National
An entertaining celebration of the relationship between humans and horses, in an hour-long discussion.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-24

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2013-01-24 :: ABC Radio National
Acclaimed Chilean author and human rights activist, Ariel Dorfman recounts his life through Chile's revolution and his subsequent decades in exile.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-23

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2013-01-23 :: ABC Radio National
What impact does mass immigration have on receiver societies? A global discussion.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-22

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2013-01-22 :: ABC Radio National
A program-length interview with acclaimed Palestinian writer and lawyer, Raja Shehadeh, recorded in Edinburgh at the International Book Festival.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-21

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2013-01-21 :: ABC Radio National
British historian, Antony Beevor on the Second World War.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-17

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2013-01-17 :: ABC Radio National
The history of foreign involvement in Afghanistan with Tory MP, author and academic, Rory Stewart; a history of neighbours.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-16

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2013-01-16 :: ABC Radio National
Two of the most impressive Scottish writers and thinkers Andrew O'Hagan and Professor Karl Miller discuss the legacy of Scottish landscape and history in Scottish identity, writing, and imagination. Scotland's 'Makar' or National Poet, Liz Lochhead, discusses her impressive body of work.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-15

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2013-01-15 :: ABC Radio National
Australia's sea lanes; husband-hunting in the British Raj.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-14

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2013-01-14 :: ABC Radio National
Author Elliot Perlman discusses his latest book The Street Sweeper…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-10

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2013-01-10 :: ABC Radio National
Lives of the Novelists; A History of Fiction in 294 Lives.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-09

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2013-01-09 :: ABC Radio National
Program-length interview with Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-08

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2013-01-08 :: ABC Radio National
Geoff Gallop on building healthy communities; the story of Ali Al Jenabi, an Iraqi asylum seeker who became a people smuggler in order that his own family and other families fleeing Saddam Hussein could seek refuge in Australia; the story of early 20th century aboriginal activist, Anthony Martin Fernando.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-07

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2013-01-07 :: ABC Radio National
Mungo McCallum on Australia's Prime Ministers; stories behind the revolutionary three years of Gough Whitlam’s government with his biographer Jenny Hocking.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-03

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2013-01-03 :: ABC Radio National
John Bell on Shakespeare.…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-02

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2013-01-02 :: ABC Radio National
Bob Katter's History of Australia; how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Tibet, and beyond…


Late Night Live - 2013-01-01

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2013-01-01 :: ABC Radio National
The extraordinary life and observations of German Count Harry Kessler, who befriended key cultural figures of the twentieth century, was a defender of the Weimar republic, and an exile from Nazism.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-31

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2012-12-31 :: ABC Radio National
Calvin Trillin, writer with the New Yorker Magazine for almost 50 years; The Nation's 'Deadline Poet' and prolific author.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-27

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2012-12-27 :: ABC Radio National
Neo-liberal thinkers and the climate debate; Journalist P. Sainath on India's ongoing agrarian crisis and corruption between politicians and the media.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-26

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2012-12-26 :: ABC Radio National
Has Multiculturalism Failed? Perth Writers' Festival Forum…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-25

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2012-12-25 :: ABC Radio National
Fred and Adele Astaire - the other dynamic Astaire duo.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-24

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2012-12-24 :: ABC Radio National
Extended interview with entrepreneur and activist, Dick Smith.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-20

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2012-12-20 :: ABC Radio National
Marina Warner on magic and the Arabian nights; the story of the Venetian navigators, the Zen brothers.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-19

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2012-12-19 :: ABC Radio National
Negotiating Dark Matter - a public forum from the Perth Writers' Festival, with Peter Godwin, Elliot Perlman, Janette Turner-Hospital.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-18

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2012-12-18 :: ABC Radio National
Native Title 20 years on; a discussion about sexual behaviours that have been punished, and why, through the ages.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-17

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2012-12-17 :: ABC Radio National
Australian comedian, singer, songwriter, pianist and rock 'n' roll legend Tim Minchin.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-13

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2012-12-13 :: ABC Radio National
The year that was and what we may expect next year in terms of leadership, politics, economics and the environment.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-12

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2012-12-12 :: ABC Radio National
The legacy of anti-apartheid leader and President Nelson Mandela; Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder has a significant announcement to make about his organisation; and after two decades of violence, tourists are flooding into India’s most sensitive state, Kashmir.  Is there really “peace” in Kashmir?…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-11

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2012-12-11 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro reports on the end to a momentous year with Senate US Republicans voting down the UN disability rights treaty and the Supreme Court's decision to take two different cases on marriage equality; Yuri Felshtinsky on the "age of Putin" and how every rich person from Russia nowadays has become a mini version of Vladimir Putin - connected to the secret service, beholden to the Kremlin and willing to kill if necessary; and the memoirs of Lady Pamela Hicks, best friend to QE2 and the daughter of Mountbatten.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-10

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2012-12-10 :: ABC Radio National
Update on situation in Egypt; the invention of the Land of Israel with History Professor Shlomo Sand; Tiwi Art and Culture…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-06

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2012-12-06 :: ABC Radio National
Dying with dignity.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-05

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2012-12-05 :: ABC Radio National
Is the crisis within Europe more the result of the collapse of democracy, instead of the effect of austerity? The expansion and building frenzy at the heart of the Islamic world in Mecca has also seen the destruction of some of Islam's most historic and sacred sites; and one woman's artistic interpretation of the Australian bush, captured in a new book called Cape Arid, by Philippa Nikulinsky.…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-04

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2012-12-04 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro reports on the latest debate over the legacy of Presidents Lincoln and Jefferson and slavery; the newly established Australian Iraq War Inquiry Group is calling for an independent investigation into why we got involved in the Iraq invasion in 2003; and how gardens have influenced some of the great writers and thinkers, with philosopher Damon Young…


Late Night Live - 2012-12-03

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2012-12-03 :: ABC Radio National
Bea Campbell on the state of child protection services in the UK; the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, the famous author of ‘Silent Spring’.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-29

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2012-11-29 :: ABC Radio National
40th anniversary of Whitlam's visit to China we discuss the significance of this visit; What made Alexander so great? The early life and career of Alexander the Great.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-28

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2012-11-28 :: ABC Radio National
Why Dwight D Eisenhower was the most important US president of the 20th century, and how his achievements have disappeared in the mists of time.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-27

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2012-11-27 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on Wal-mart pickets; Australia's asylum seeker policy - what's being proposed, what should be proposed; the hyena, maligned and misunderstood…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-26

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2012-11-26 :: ABC Radio National
John Garnaut on China's new first lady; the divided brain and the making of the Western World.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-22

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2012-11-22 :: ABC Radio National
Stories from the amazing life of Barry Jones AO, who recently turned 80, and one of Australia's leading intellectuals, a polymath, writer, lawyer, broadcaster and former ALP politician and National President of the ALP.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-21

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2012-11-21 :: ABC Radio National
Oceans, the last frontier. Panoramas. …


Late Night Live - 2012-11-20

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2012-11-20 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro with the latest from the US; the twitter war in the Gaza conflict; religion - faith, fact or fantasy?…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-19

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2012-11-19 :: ABC Radio National
Tim Flannery talks about the next wave of endangered species extinction in Australia.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-15

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2012-11-15 :: ABC Radio National
How much is known about what Chinese people think of their new leaders - or anybody else? And frogs: adored and maligned.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-14

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2012-11-14 :: ABC Radio National
Bruce Shapiro on Obama's goals for his second term, and the General Petraeus scandal; Lord John Julius Norwich, author and former television broadcaster, recalls the long line of Popes, and the Vatican's likely reaction to Australia's child abuse royal commission.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-13

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2012-11-13 :: ABC Radio National
Two repeat stories: The Scottish Highlands Clearances with Eric Richards and The Scottish Diaspora with Tom Devine.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-12

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2012-11-12 :: ABC Radio National
Paul Ham talks about his account of the Sandakan Death Marches in Borneo during WW2 and why the truth of the POWs experience there was officially hushed up for so long.…


Late Night Live - 2012-11-08

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2012-11-08 :: ABC Radio National
A gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden told from President Obama’s perspective.  Author Mark Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.…


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Late Night Live - Full program podcast

Long Nights LNL podcast gives you the whole of Late Night Live from start to finish in a continuous mp3 file, as Phillip Adams invites you to eavesdrop on his conversations with the world's brilliant and controversial thinkers.

Late Night Live - Full program podcast