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Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Comedian Tom Ballard sits down with politicians, activists, thinkers and comedians to try to talk, laugh, cry and argue about politics. You will learn things and get fired up and hear some swearing. Enjoy.
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 21, 2019

Gideon Rozner is a Liberal Party member and the director of policy at free market think tank The Institute of Public Affairs. He loves markets and freedom and shit like that. 

I'd booked this discussion in prior to the weekend's election results which for SOME FUCKING BONKERS reason s3aw the Morrison government re-elected. Gideon was very pleased with the result and in this conversation we discuss what he think happened, what Morrison will actually do, his climate scepticism, "class warfare", abolishing the Fair Work Act and how much money he won by betting on the election.  

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ENOUGH is coming to Newcastle, Geelong, Sydney & Melbourne

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

@GideonCRozner

Gideon's profile on The IPA website 

20 Policies to Fix Australia by The IPA 

Gideon talks Peter Ridd on Sky News Outsiders

ARTICLE: Climate sceptics see a conspiracy in Australia's record-breaking heat by Graham Readfearn

ARTICLE: Australian Labor's Miliband Moment by Osmond Chiu

ARTICLE: We live in anti-political times by Elizabeth Humphrys

Cause of the Week: Give Money To Homeless People (or alternatively support Justice Connect's Homeless Law justiceconnect.org.au)

May 14, 2019

Singapore-based fund manager Alex Turnbull is the son of the ousted PM Malcolm and self-described "activist in most senses of the word". 

Since the leadership coup in August of last year, Alex has been publicly scathing of the state of the Liberal Party and has actively campaigned to get centrist independents elected in traditionally safe Liberal seats. Alex joined me via Skype to talk with me about about his new approach to politics and public debate, what the heck the "sensible centre" really means and whether or not his dad ever watched my TV show.

You can support the show by becoming a Patron, don’t-ya-know

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

I'm hosting the Smokestack Comedy Gala is on at Monash University this Friday night

Please support the Refugee Council's Choose Humane campaign

@alexbhturnbull

ARTICLE: Alex Turnbull, former PM's son, names 'top 5 craziest Liberals'

ARTICLE: Alex Turnbull takes aim at News Corp

ARTICLE: Alex Turnbull puts his money where his non-Liberal mouth is

Dirty Power: Big Coal's network of influence over the Coalition government by Greenpeace

Cause of the Week: Carbon Tracker (carbontracker.org

May 8, 2019

Richard Di Natale is a Senator for Victoria and the leader of the Australian Greens. His seat isn't up this election but he is out there campaigning hard for the Greens to retain their positions in the Senate and potentially pick up some lower house seats too.

In this conversation we covered a lot, from Richard's thoughts on the egging of the PM to the ghosts of social media past sinking young people's political careers to his party's political fortunes to capitalism to MDMA. But it's clear that the Greens' and Richard's passion is focussed on the existential threat of climate change (as you'd expect). Here Richard outlines the importance of the battle against Adani, the bizarre coal culture war and what a just transition for coal miners might actually look like.

You can support the show by becoming a Patron, don't-ya-know

ENOUGH is on at the Sydney Comedy Festival for 4 shows only this week! WOW!

ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

@RichardDiNatale

richard-di-natale.greensmps.org.au

Richard's speech at the National Press Club

The Greens' election platform (read it please)

350.org's documentary Accelerate Climate Action 

ARTICLE: Whither the Greens? How a reckoning looms for a party fighting to hang on by Paddy Manning

ARTICLE: What is next for the Australian Greens? by Martin McKenzie-Murray

ARTICLE: I'm willing to go to jail to stop Adani and save our beloved country. Will you stand with me? by Richard Flanagan

Cause of the Week: The Australian Greens (greens.org.au)

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