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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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Jan 28, 2020

Lidia Thorpe is a Gunai-Gunditjmara woman, First Nations activist, a former Greens MP in the Victorian parliament and the current National Aboriginal lead for Amnesty International. 

In the wake of the Invasion Day rallies that Lidia helped organise over the long weekend, we discuss the emotional toll of January 26th, First Nations sovereignty, the failings of the Uluru Statement and the Victorian Treaty process and what it really means for non-Indigenous Australians to pay the rent. 

I'm doing LIASYO live at the 2020 Melbourne Comedy Festival with special guest ANDREW FREAKING DENTON. Tickets are on sale now!

This Saturday I'm performing at the Midsumma Extravaganza at the Hamer Hall

I'm performing at Laugh Out Proud at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Thursday February 27th

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you

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@lidia__thorpe

ARTICLE: Without A Treaty, Australia Day Will Always Be Invasion Day by Lidia Thorpe

ARTICLE: Victoria has chosen spin over substance in its Indigenous treaty whitewash by Lidia Thorpe

ARTICLE: Black power in White Australia: An Interview with Gary Foley by Sian Vate

An ABC explainer on the Victorian treaty process

An explainer on the Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation's statement on the treaty process, "Trick or Treaty?" 

Pay the Rent: a Buzzfeed video 

Cause of the Week: Pay The Rent (paytherent.net.au

Jan 21, 2020

Dr. Craig Emerson is a former Labor MP. In the Rudd and Gillard governments he served as Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, Minister for Tertiary Education and Science and Minister for Small Business. Since leaving parliament, Emerson has run his own economic consultancy firm and in 2019, he co-authored the review into Labor's election loss along with Jay Weatherill

In this conversation I ask Craig about the reasons why he studied economics and joined the Labor party, his thoughts on "economic rationalism" (or what we now call neoliberalism), compromise and centrism versus radical policies in the age of the climate crisis, fear campaigns, "international green socialism" and the future prospects of the ALP. 

Join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance's Invasion Day Rallies this Sunday

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

@DrCraigEmerson

craigemersoneconomics.com

ARTICLE: Tribalism is blighting Australia by Craig Emerson

ARTICLE: The Australian Labor Party's Official Election Review Learns All The Wrong Lessons by James Clark

Craig singing "Whyalla Wipeout". Just for old times' sake. 

Cause of the Week: WIRES (wires.org.au

Jan 14, 2020

Daniel Lopez is the commissioning editor for Jacobin magazine, socialist activist, author and tweeter. 

A month on from Corbyn and British Labour's brutal loss and as Australia burns, Daniel and I discuss the state of the Left right now, Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party and the possibilities of a new socialist political party. 

I’m bringing my show ENOUGH to the 2020 Adelaide Fringe in March, tickets on sale now

My new show GRANDILOQUENT is coming to the 2020 Brisbane Comedy Festival and the 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Join the LIASYO Facebook group here please and thank you

If you’ve got the means please support this show by becoming a Patron

@NoLuckLopez

Daniel's writing for Jacobin magazine

Daniel's book Lukács: Praxis and the Absolute

ARTICLE: AOC's Green New Deal is the socialist solution the world needs by Daniel Lopez

victoriansocialists.org.au

Cause of the Week: The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (mscp.org.au)

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