RN Drive - Full program podcast

RN Drive - Full program podcast


Complete episode: RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.


Populism, Don Dale and a look back at 2016  

The Wrap 2016: populism, Don Dale and the Downing Street cats. Best of 2016: inventor of the burkini questions French bans. Best of 2016: erotic body politic. Best of 2016: carnivorous lorikeets. Best of 2016: Dame Edna Everage . Best of 2016: Kylie Auldist on fame and family.

Obeid sentenced, #IndigenousDads and the year in science  

How former Labor heavyweight Eddie Obeid ended up jail. Fresh evidence of Russian interference in the US Election. What social media can learn from #indigenousdads. Meet the 16 year-old suing the US government over climate change. Research Filter 2016: babies, stars and what to expect in 2017. Best of 2016: Concert etiquette in the digital age. Best of 2016: Grant-Lee Phillips talks Gilmore Girls.

Venezuela, fake news and treaties in SA  

South Australia begins the treaty process with Aboriginal nations. Venezuela to pull largest note from circulation as inflation climbs. PNG women-only bus seeking funds. Teaching children to recognise fake news. Business and Economics 2016: Qantas soared high and tax wars began. Best of 2016: Rachel Griffiths. Best of 2016: Olympia's Self Talk.

Warren Mundine, the 'four-gift rule' and the year in tech  

Reports of mass executions as Syrian army pushes into eastern Aleppo. Trump attacks Joint Strike Fighter project. The 'four-gift' rule for cutting back on Christmas excess. Will Warren Mundine be on the PM's advisory council in 2017? Tech Head 2016: Breeching trust and personalising technology. Best of 2016: India's champions of gender equality. Best of 2016: Hidden History.

Sydney airport, Don Dale and the year in sport  

Dylan Voller appears at NT royal commission into youth detention. Government proposes levy on non-NBN telcos. Sydney to get a second airport at Badgerys Creek. Corporate Australia joins the push to reconsider Australia Day. Federal politics 2016: double dissolution, outsiders and compromise. Sport 2016: Fairytale wins, doping scandals and women's sport rises. Best Of 2016: Uncle Jack Charles. Best Of 2016: The Happiness Box.

RN Drive: The Wrap, Theroux and space  

The Wrap: John Key resigns, Donald Trump calls Taiwan and Angela Merkel supports a burka ban. Best of RN Drive: Louis Theroux. Best of RN Drive: former astronaut Marsha Ivins . Best of RN Drive: Angela Davis. Darren Middleton's global choir.

Penny Wong, Finkel report and Donald Trump is Person of the Year  

Finkel report critical of government climate policy. Penny Wong on the bipartisan trip to the Pacific. May 2017 Indigenous recognition referendum in doubt. Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year 2016. Research Filter: hierarchies, cancer treatment and mental health at university. What to expect from the South Korean impeachment vote. When your sibling has a disability.

Culleton in court, GDP concerns, talking plants and Taiwan politics  

Arthur Sinodinos on party climate divisions and bad GDP result. One Nation Senator Rod Culleton faces the High Court. Plants can have memories despite lacking brains. Black Saturday survivors set to receive class action compensation. Business and Economics: Australian economy shrinks in worst fall since 2011. Taiwan President's call with Trump brokered by careful lobbying. Why we're still obsessed with classic mythology.

Adani, flies and 'sanctuary cities' in Trump's America  

Does Adani's Carmichael Coal project stack up financially? Labor reserves position on the Adler shotgun. Are there more flies and mosquitos this summer? Concerns for homelessness funding as Christmas approaches. One in five Australians say torture is sometimes OK. Tech Head: Checkout-free stores and search engine problems. 'Sanctuary cities' across the US are preparing to resist Trump's immigration policies. The white arts.

Mark Butler, NZ Prime Minister resigns and Indigenous business  

Mark Butler on renewables and a climate policy review. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns. Victoria releases its list of banned baby names. Federal Politics: Green Army, climate change and John Key. Indigenous employment up across Australian companies. Sport: Australia's one-day success and Wright wins in Maui. Italy's Prime Minister resigns after failed referendum. The forgotten story of Nazi raiders in Australian waters.

Barnaby Joyce, Fremantle's Australia Day celebrations and Titanic  

Barnaby Joyce on the political year that was. Federal Government intervenes in council plans to move Australia Day celebrations. Construction begins on full-size replica of the Titanic. The Wrap: backpacker tax, Trump and feral cats. My Feed: @kamnamm. Eilen Jewell on living in a ghost town.

Backpacker tax deal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Breitbart News  

AUSVEG reacts to deal on the backpacker tax. From action hero to animal activist. Woman prevented from testifying in niqab. What to expect from summer. Malcolm Farr on the backpacker tax deal. Research filter: androids, soil and pharmaceuticals. Persuade rather than censor Trump supporters. What are your chances?

Xenophon, thunderstorm asthma and secret Santa  

Michaelia Cash on the passage of the ABCC. Nick Xenophon: parliament will be 'laughing stock' without backpacker tax resolution. Greens' Nick McKim meets with parliament house protestors. NZ brings back nationwide secret Santa. Youth suicide rates hit their highest level in ten years. Business and Economics: tax avoidance bill and small business loan concessions. Researcher claims democracies are 'at risk of decline'. Living with the locals.

Chris Bowen, Indigenous identity and Parliament House lawn  

Aboriginal children removed from adult prison in Victoria. Susan Kiefel named as Australia's first female High Court chief justice. You may not be able to roll down the lawns of Parliament House much longer . Chris Bowen: NXT has 'sold out' over ABCC water deal. NXT's Rebekha Sharkie on the ABCC deal. Warren Mundine wants a clearer definition of 'Aboriginal' identity. Tech Head: Data for ads and ACCC draft decision on Apple Pay. What the Syrian army advance in Aleppo means for civilians. Soldiering on.

Cross-bench, cryonics and US election recount  

Federal politics: Brandis, backpacker tax and the ABCC. David Leyonhjelm on his conditions for ABCC support. Company gets approval to build Australian cryonics lab. Calls for Safe Schools program at Tyrone Unsworth's school. Australia may see pill testing at festivals within six months, expert says. Sport: Funding the Olympic team and Australian test cricket success. Donald Trump reacts to the US election recount. Does Australia innovate anymore?

Brandis controversy, books on Twitter and changing the date of Australia Day  

New chapter in the stoush between Brandis and Gleeson. World Vision Australia's first female CEO. Fremantle Council changes the date of Australia Day celebrations. The Wrap: Peter Dutton, the backpacker tax and domestic violence. My Feed: @justine_hyde. Brendan Gallagher just can't shake music.

Joel Fitzgibbon, Fiona Simson and 'reverse racism'  

Joel Fitzgibbon on the stalled backpacker tax debate . National Farmers Federation: stop the 'political ping-pong' over backpacker tax. Aamer Rahman on Pauline Hanson and 'reverse racism'. The King of Jordan visits Australia. Cases of thunderstorm asthma likely to increase . Research Filter: calendar synaesthesia, hidden galaxies and napping. Donald Trump snubs intelligence briefings. Australia's hidden carers keeping kids out of foster care.

Malcolm Roberts, Anne Aly, a tax on sugar and space junk  

Malcolm Roberts on the unity of One Nation. ICAC Commissioner Megan Latham resigns. Musical, interactive art project focuses on the problem of space junk. Is a sugar tax a good idea? Business and Economics: Nudie founders caught out on tax, and banking 'bad apples'. Anne Aly: death threat linked to Dutton comments on Lebanese migration. Earthship Australia going off grid.

Ciobo, deleting Facebook and the end of the TPP  

Steven Ciobo on the US withdraw from the Trans-Pacfic Partnership. How do we really feel about migrants and multiculturalism? How to quit Facebook. Pope Francis allows priests to forgive abortion. Victorian juvenile justice under a spotlight following riots. Tech Head: Supercomputing to predict the future and new uses for virtual reality. What US withdrawal from the TPP means for China. The modern florist.

Fake news, Myanmar and a new union  

Brendan O'Connor on ASIC, unions and the Senate crossbench. New union aims to woo retail and fast food workers from the SDA. Dolly gives the best magazine health advice. Federal politics: High Court, industrial relations and immigration. US students design algorithm to combat fake news. Sport: Dank no-show and changes made to Australian cricket team. UN calls for investigation into Myanmar violence. Living with Parkinson's.

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