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ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.

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ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.

    The Russian executives dying to fund Putin's war

    The Russian executives dying to fund Putin's war

    Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, more than a dozen high profile Russian businessmen have been found dead. 

    The Kremlin says they're either accidental deaths or suicide, but western analysts doubt that. 

    Today, Bill Browder, who was once the largest foreign investor in Russia, on the lengths to which the Russian president Vladimir Putin is prepared to go to retain his grip on power, as his invasion of Ukraine falters. 

    Featured: 

    Bill Browder, businessman and Kremlin critic 

    • 12 min
    ABC Sport Daily: Lauren Jackson on her incredible comeback

    ABC Sport Daily: Lauren Jackson on her incredible comeback

    Kissed by a 12-year-old boy and overwhelmed by public support, revelling as a role player and enthralled by a new breed of Opals, Lauren Jackson is living her best life in a feel-good comeback. 

    The 41-year-old basketball legend knows what special looks like and the Mum of two is daring to dream at the FIBA World Cup.

    Today, ABC Sport Daily's Patrick Stack speaks with Jackson about her incredible return to international basketball. 

    Featured: 

    Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball legend.

    • 9 min
    Lessons from Britain on how not to run an economy

    Lessons from Britain on how not to run an economy

    It's been a tough year for our economy but spare a thought for the people of Britain, where the new government's mini-budget this week sent an already struggling economy into freefall. 

    Today, business editor Ian Verrender on why our own budget this month will be one of the most conservative yet. 

    Featured: 

    Ian Verrender, ABC business editor

    • 13 min
    Burning hijabs: the women leading an uprising in Iran

    Burning hijabs: the women leading an uprising in Iran

    For more than 10 days, the women of Iran have been risking their lives by defying the country's strict dress code. 

    In cities across the country, they've been taking to the streets, burning their headscarves in protest against the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, after she allegedly violated the hijab mandate. 

    Today, Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi on the brutal and deadly crackdown on the demonstrators that's now underway in response. 

    Featured: 

    Negar Mortazavi, journalist and host, Iran Podcast 

    • 12 min
    Hacking Optus: a beginner's guide

    Hacking Optus: a beginner's guide

    The cyber attack on Optus was apparently so unsophisticated some analysts say a primary school student could have pulled it off. 

    So how did the telco fail to protect the data of millions of its customers? 

    Today, a cyber security expert on the overseas hacking gangs believed to be behind the breach.

    Featured: 

    Justin Warren, chair, Electronic Frontiers Australia 

    • 13 min
    Can Peter Dutton shake his 'hard man' past?

    Can Peter Dutton shake his 'hard man' past?

    Peter Dutton has been in politics for 20 years, and for much of that time his tough talk on immigration has defined him. 

    He once accused some asylum seekers of faking rape allegations, and on another occasion he said Melbourne wasn't safe because of violent African gangs. 

    Now, he's trying to develop a new public persona. 

    Today, Four Corners reporter Sean Nicholls on whether the former police officer from Queensland can pull it off. 

    Featured: 

    Sean Nicholls, ABC TV Four Corners reporter 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

SimonAlfref ,

Brilliant

Incisive, topical, well researched and delivered. Many thanks ABC.

170310emMa ,

Could choose better topics

Like this podcast but l just feel the topics being discussed could be more relevant lately

But otherwise 👍👍👍😘

bass boy six ,

Long time listener, first time caller ....

This podcast has been a staple of mine for a few years now but I have to say with the new year / new host / new name, the pearl clutching has racheted up to 11. Just finished the episode where Scotty was criticised for saying he trusted the government less than he trusted God. Hardly revolutionary. We Aussies have almost made not trusting the government an Olympic sport. To quote Yahoo Serious at the end of Young Einstein "If you can't trust the governments of the world who CAN you trust?" Back then it was comedy, now apparently we have to literally believe it.... will continue to listen though as it can still be very informative even with the increased wokery. Any chance of bringing back Ange?

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