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Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast

Late Night Live - Separate stories podcast

ABC Radio

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1.3K
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LNL stories separated out for listening. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

Latest Episodes

The Doublespeak awards: For excellence in language that misleads.

In 1974 the first Doublespeak award went to a US Air Force Colonel who told reporters: "You always write it's bombing, bombing, bombing. It's not bombing! It's air support!" Michelle Devereaux discusses the idea behind the ironic tribute and highlights some of the contributions made by past winners of this dubious award.

18 MIN22 h ago
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The Doublespeak awards: For excellence in language that misleads.

Could the Beirut blast be a moment of reckoning for Lebanon?

As the fallout continues from the devastating blast at Beirut port last Tuesday, could this be the catalyst for reform of Lebanon's sectarian power-sharing system?

19 MIN22 h ago
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Could the Beirut blast be a moment of reckoning for Lebanon?

Laura Tingle's Canberra

The Royal Commission into Aged Care has heard that the sector did not have a plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the sense of national unity that permeated the first wave of the pandemic seems to be breaking down as Victoria's strict lockdown continues.

11 MIN22 h ago
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Laura Tingle's Canberra

How the war changed life on the Falkland Islands forever

Before the war the residents of the Falkland Islands were living a quiet life, but were struggling to survive as the price of their primary commodity, wool, plummeted. The war brought attention to their struggles and the UK poured in aid and the locals were given more autonomy of their lives and the valuable fishing rights around the islands. How has this influx of income changed the islands? Staff Writer at the New Yorker Larissa MacFarquar visited the islands to find out.

22 MIN4 d ago
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How the war changed life on the Falkland Islands forever

The storm before the calm - the coming crisis of the 2020s

Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman, predicts that during the 2020s, the US will continue to undergo dramatic upheaval and discord across all parts of society, but will also welcome in another cycle of prosperity and power.

29 MIN4 d ago
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The storm before the calm - the coming crisis of the 2020s

Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia

We want to believe our security agencies are good - but the truth is in their early years they were corrupt, violent and targeted trade unionists, the ALP, Italians and even the Jehovah's Witnesses.

16 MIN5 d ago
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Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia

Palestine's 100 Years War

The mood is shifting towards a new era in the Palestinian struggle, known as the Palestinian rights movement. Although this movement is in nascent form, its focus is no longer just on a two-state solution.

20 MIN5 d ago
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Palestine's 100 Years War

Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki really end the Second World War?

For 75 years, the conventional wisdom has been that the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was the decisive factor in the surrender of Japan, and the end of the Second World War. But was Japan's defeat already assured and, if so, do the military and ethical justifications for the use of the atom bombs fall away?

13 MIN5 d ago
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Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki really end the Second World War?

Do Ernest Hemingway’s letters show he was a macho man?

Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the giants of 20th century literature. But what does his personal correspondence reveal about the man behind the macho image? Sandra Spanier has read his mail and discusses the writer’s life, works and letters.

22 MIN6 d ago
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Do Ernest Hemingway’s letters show he was a macho man?

The dark side of green energy

While for centuries human progress has been powered by coal and oil, could the rare metals driving our green energy and digital technology boom cause as many problems as they solve?

15 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The dark side of green energy

Latest Episodes

The Doublespeak awards: For excellence in language that misleads.

In 1974 the first Doublespeak award went to a US Air Force Colonel who told reporters: "You always write it's bombing, bombing, bombing. It's not bombing! It's air support!" Michelle Devereaux discusses the idea behind the ironic tribute and highlights some of the contributions made by past winners of this dubious award.

18 MIN22 h ago
Comments
The Doublespeak awards: For excellence in language that misleads.

Could the Beirut blast be a moment of reckoning for Lebanon?

As the fallout continues from the devastating blast at Beirut port last Tuesday, could this be the catalyst for reform of Lebanon's sectarian power-sharing system?

19 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Could the Beirut blast be a moment of reckoning for Lebanon?

Laura Tingle's Canberra

The Royal Commission into Aged Care has heard that the sector did not have a plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the sense of national unity that permeated the first wave of the pandemic seems to be breaking down as Victoria's strict lockdown continues.

11 MIN22 h ago
Comments
Laura Tingle's Canberra

How the war changed life on the Falkland Islands forever

Before the war the residents of the Falkland Islands were living a quiet life, but were struggling to survive as the price of their primary commodity, wool, plummeted. The war brought attention to their struggles and the UK poured in aid and the locals were given more autonomy of their lives and the valuable fishing rights around the islands. How has this influx of income changed the islands? Staff Writer at the New Yorker Larissa MacFarquar visited the islands to find out.

22 MIN4 d ago
Comments
How the war changed life on the Falkland Islands forever

The storm before the calm - the coming crisis of the 2020s

Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman, predicts that during the 2020s, the US will continue to undergo dramatic upheaval and discord across all parts of society, but will also welcome in another cycle of prosperity and power.

29 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The storm before the calm - the coming crisis of the 2020s

Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia

We want to believe our security agencies are good - but the truth is in their early years they were corrupt, violent and targeted trade unionists, the ALP, Italians and even the Jehovah's Witnesses.

16 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Traitors and Spies: Espionage and Corruption in High Places in Australia

Palestine's 100 Years War

The mood is shifting towards a new era in the Palestinian struggle, known as the Palestinian rights movement. Although this movement is in nascent form, its focus is no longer just on a two-state solution.

20 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Palestine's 100 Years War

Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki really end the Second World War?

For 75 years, the conventional wisdom has been that the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was the decisive factor in the surrender of Japan, and the end of the Second World War. But was Japan's defeat already assured and, if so, do the military and ethical justifications for the use of the atom bombs fall away?

13 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki really end the Second World War?

Do Ernest Hemingway’s letters show he was a macho man?

Ernest Hemingway is regarded as one of the giants of 20th century literature. But what does his personal correspondence reveal about the man behind the macho image? Sandra Spanier has read his mail and discusses the writer’s life, works and letters.

22 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Do Ernest Hemingway’s letters show he was a macho man?

The dark side of green energy

While for centuries human progress has been powered by coal and oil, could the rare metals driving our green energy and digital technology boom cause as many problems as they solve?

15 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The dark side of green energy
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