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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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Jul 9, 2019

Playwright, commentator and activist Van Badham is back on the podcast after she joined me in July of 2015

Since then Van has been a passionate advocate for the re-election of a Labor government and a scathing critic of The Australian Greens. I was keen to dig further into her thinking on that and ask her what she thought went wrong in the 2019 federal election (the answer might surprise you). Van mounts a vigorous defence of Labor's policies here and explains why she sees it as the major hope for the socialist Left in Australia. 

Plus also you will hear her dog barking in the background. 

Woahhh how cool you can support this show by becoming a Patron please radical, man! 

I'm doing two previews of ENOUGH at The Bill Murray in London on July 16th & 23rd

Then ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and the Soho Theatre in September

@vanbadham

Van's Facebook page

Van's play Banging Denmark at the Sydney Opera House

Van's opinion pieces:

Labor's support for tax cuts is an unfathomable betrayal of principle

Australian Labor led centre-left parties into neoliberalism. Can they lead it out?

Labour has a chance if it replaces Corbyn. Look at Australia in 1983 

Time to hail Hilary Clinton - and face down the testosterone left

How I fell out of love with the Greens: a personal story about the Labor Party

The ALP National Platform 2018

ARTICLE: Van Badham's defence of Hillary Clinton is insufferable right wing crap by Sarah Garnham

ARTICLE: Van Badham's defence of Clinton is preposterous by Michael Brull

ARTICLE: It wasn't Bob Brown who lost the election, it was the Labor Party by James Norman

ARTICLE: How Australia's Labor Party Lost an Un-Loseable Election by Daniel Lopez

Cause of the Week: The Australian Labor Party (alp.org.au

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