Conversations with internationally acclaimed authors about their new books and life stories. Hosted by award winning journalist and NYT writer Jane Perlez as well as many guest presenters.
Richard Fidler's 'Book of Roads and Kingdoms' with Geraldine Doogue
On the 31st of October 2022 we welcomed the inimitable Richard Fidler, discussing his new 'Book of Roads and Kingdoms' with Geraldine Doogue.
Outsiders Looking In: A chat between two expats on Australia, America and living abroad
It was our pleasure to host Foreign Correspondents Damien Cave and Nick Bryant on Wednesday June 13 at Moby Dicks, Whale Beach. Together they discuss the experience of living abroad, what defines the Australian character and Why America is no longer the great nation it was.
War in Ukraine
A truly engaging and powerful discussion on the war in Ukraine. Hosted by Lowy fellow Richard McGregor, with Bobo Lo and Zoya Sheftalovich.
Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine has turned global politics upside down. The US and Europe have co-operated more closely than they have for decades, along with allies like Australia, reinvigorating the West. Germany has committed to a huge boost in defence spending and Finland has dropped 70 years of neutrality. Energy prices have soared. On the other side, China has strongly backed Russia, perhaps with an eye to future conflicts in the Pacific.
Ep.4 Wade Davis, Magdalena River of Dreams
Our guest is Anthropologist Wade Davis who’s written a best seller on Colombia... its beauty, people and the nation's entanglement with the cocaine trade and the 50 year Colombian Civil War...His new book is entitled 'Magdalena River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia'
Wade is interviewed by Martin Kane one of your friendly booksellers at Bookoccino.
Ep.3 Hugh White AO, How to Defend Australia
Bookoccino's Jane Perlez (NYT) interviews Hugh White to discuss the role of a divided America and a rising China in the Asia-Pacific as well as many of the themes contained in his groundbreaking 2019 book "How to Defend Australia."
Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need?
Hugh White AO is an Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University in Canberra.
Ep.2 Malcolm Turnbull, A Bigger Picture
A Bigger Picture has generated sensational headlines and was an instant best seller. In an interview with Peter White, a former radio journalist, the former prime minister ranges from the affect that his mother walking out on him at age nine had on his personality and career, to whether will there be a war with China, and the future of the Republican movement in Australia...as well as walking us through some of his infamous run-ins with US President Donald.J.Trump. This podcast was created by the Bookoccino book shop in Avalon, consider supporting them through a small donation or a membership to get discounts on events and books throughout the year. Visit https://www.bookoccino.com.au/
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