Late Night Live - Full program podcast

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.


Erin Brockovich  

Erin Brockovich in conversation with Phillip Adams from the 2016Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

Late Night Live - 2016-10-26  

The Secret Cold War is the third and final volume of the Official History of ASIO has just been released.

25th October 2016  

Bruce Shapiro on the US presidential campaign. Putin's inner bear, a special report on Russia by Arkady Ostrovsky, Russian affairs editor of the Economist. And the story of Joan of Arc.

Laura Tingle in Canberra; the Australian protestors who defied LBJ. Democracy's new challenge  

Laura Tingle on al that's happening in the capital. In 1966, most of Australia prepared to welcome LBJ with pomp and ceremony - and a small group prepared to stage vocal protests against America's awful war. US Amabassador Jeffrey Bleich on the new challenges to democracy.

Debate No 3; the battle in Mosul; the lessons from Curtin  

Bruce Shapiro analyses the final US presidential debate. Is the battle to seize control of Mosul in Northern Iraq a pivotal moment for recent Middle East history - or could it turn out to be another Syria? And what teaching at Curtin Detention Centre taught Adele Dumont.

The legal complications of the ABCC, gay hate crimes investigated, inside team Trump  

There are legal complications facing the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, investigations into gay hate crimes from the 70s, 80s and 90s are under the spotlight and we meet the team behind Trump who make Trump look normal.

Bruce Shapiro; Thai Monarchy; Monet  

Bruce Shapiro reports on the US Presidential election. The turbulent history of Thailand's Monarchy. Mad Enchantment, the life and art of French master artist , Claude Monet.

This week in Canberra; The rise of cyber-military industrial complex; Remembering Des Ball, the man who saved the world  

Who is winning the battle of the legal Godzillas? Will Malcolm Turnbull be able to finally land a punch against the unions - all these and other questions answered when Laura Tingle takes Canberra's pulse. In January 1961, retiring Republican president, Dwight Eisenhower warned of the unaccountability of an emerging military industrial complex. He was concerned about the increased power of private defence companies who, year after year would get lucrative contracts with the US government. In January 2017, will President Obama need to warn US citizens of a new threat - the cyber military industrial complex? Remembering Professor Desmond Ball AO died last week after a long illness. Des was a brilliant scholar, a leading strategic thinker in one of the most difficult areas of global politics, intelligence and security. Des Ball wrote over 40 books from the ground breaking study of US bases in Australia, 'A suitable piece of real estate' to 'The Boys in Black: The Thahan Phran (Rangers), Thailand’s Para-military Border Guards.

Does work make us stupid? Meritocracy; 50 years after the Battle of Algiers  

Smart organisations in the so called knowledge economy put a premium on hiring smart people - and then expect them to suspend critical thinking, subscribe to absurd management fads, and the cult of leadership. Author Andre Spicer tracks the growth of functional stupidity.

Late Night Live - 2016-10-12  

In 1797, fifteen men became the first overlanders in Australia to walk through 700 miles of Aboriginal country, from Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria to Sydney Cove. And yet this journey and the shipwreck of their vessel the Sydney Cove, led to the discovery of Bass Strait and sparked the frenzied industry of seal culling in Southern Australia. The written account of William Clark's trek is also evidence of the humane and generous treatment of these forlorn interlopers by Indigenous Australians, who ensured the party's survival. For most of the 20th century, when anthropologists did their ‘fieldwork’, it meant becoming immersed in a non-western, pre-industrial society.  But Nitzan Shoshan is a very unusual anthropologist. He is Israeli by upbringing and chose to do his fieldwork as an undercover anthropologist amongst neo-Nazis in East Berlin. His book, The Management of Hate details his experiences amongst marginalised youth of East Berlin,  and his thoughts on the enduring role of right wing extremism in Germany.

China/Pakistan axis; Myth of meritocracy; Andrzej Wajda  

The China/Pakistan axis. Remembering the life and work of Polish film director, Andrzej Wajda. Wajda died on Sunday 9th October ,aged 90 years. Take a walk on the wild side.

Bruce Shapiro on the second debate, the cosy world of bankers, developers and politicians; Anne Brooksbank remembers Bob Ellis  

Bruce Shapiro assesses the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; bankers, developers and politicians - a very Sydney story. Anne Brooksbank looks back on the life and work of Bob Ellis.

Laura Tingle; Far right in Germany; the unknown Judith Wright  

Laura Tingle updates us about the level of George Brandis's hot water, we find out what can be learned from the rise of the right in Europe and we find out new information about the life of poet Judith Wright.

Can big banks be punished? The FARC peace debacle. Nick Brodie on his new book, 1787  

When big banks behave badly, who punishes them and why can't they be better regulated? As the peace deal with FARC is defeated, Colombia is left mourning. And Nick Brodie says the period before the First Fleet arrived should be an essential part of our history.

Trump's Tax; Karl Marx biography  

Trump's Taxes. Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion.

How the Springboks divided Australia: Margaret Preston  

Anti-Apartheid protestors, Rugby Union fans and the police clashed heavily around Australia during the highly controversial 1971 Springbok tour. Ever since the 1960s, international sporting bodies and various sporting organisations began preventing their athletes from competing against South Africa until their teams were chosen on merit, and not race. But Australia was not one of those nations.

The one percent and their money; What are the limits of free speech?  

When the Panama Papers were leaked recently it shone a light into the shadowy world of tax havens and private wealth managers. The shock of the Panama Papers was not really that it happened, but that all of this money shifting and secrecy was actually not illegal.  Brooke Harrington is an economic sociologist, who has spent the last eight years investigating this clandestine world.

Pine Gap anniversary, Mein Kampf revisited and music meets architecture in Melbourne  

Pine Gap: 50th anniversary. Mein Kampf's second life. Music meets architecture in Melbourne.

Bruce Shapiro; University reform; Fact checking the Middle Ages  

Presidential debate. Tertiary education - in need of reform? Fact checking the Middle Ages.

Jeremy Corbyn wins, sovereign wealth funds, what makes something creepy?  

Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership battle - but he's still being declared a loser. Who owns sovereign wealth funds and what should be done with them? And how to separate creepy from scary - there's a big difference.

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