The podcast spreading mateship and chatting geopolitics. Diplomates* is the podcast giving you the definitive answers to the key questions facing Australia and the world. Our guests are the leading foreign policy experts, thinkers and political big wigs from around the world. Each episode is a deep dive into the very latest trends in global affairs. We mine the expertise of our guests and hand it over to you for your listening pleasure. Our 'Chinwags' are hosted by Misha Zelinsky; the Aussie policy nerd you never knew you needed to know. And make sure you stay tuned for our world famous, patented BBQ questions. Because, let's be honest, what the world absolutely needs is another nerdy political podcast hosted by an unknown Australian. *DiploMATES, get it?
Professor Rory Medcalf: Democracy v Autocracy – Friends, Rivals, Values
Professor Rory Medcalf is Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. A journalist, intelligence agency analyst, diplomat, academic and thinker - Rory is one of the world’s leading experts on geopolitical strategy and...
Ambassador Frank Lavin: Winning Elections – Reagan, Bush, Trump and Election 2020.
Ambassador Frank Lavin has been a fixture in Republican politics for the last 40 years.He worked for President Reagan as his head of politics, advised President George H.W. Bush and under President George W Bush, he was appointed US Ambassador to...
Eric Schultz: Hope v Fear? Obama, Authenticity and Election 2020
Eric Schultz, is the founder of the Schultz Group and is currently a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama. He served in the White House as the Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the president. Recognized by Politico as...
Richard Marles: Playing Big – Navigating Australia’s foreign policy in a post COVD-19 world.
Richard is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Labor’s Shadow Minister for Defence. Misha Zelinsky caught up with Richard Marles for a chinwag about how COVID-19 has accelerated history’s timeline, the rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific, why the US...
Laura Rosenberger: Open v Closed? Securing democracies from misinformation and interference.
Laura Rosenberger is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).Laura is a global expert in foreign interference and misinformation campaigns. Before she joined GMF,...
Mike Murphy: Never Trump? The Future of the Republican Party and Election 2020
Mike Murphy is a legendary political consultant and one of the Republican Party's most successful ever campaigners. Mike has handled media and strategy for more than 26 successful Republican campaigns including Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and Arnold...
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Just finished the most recent episode. Highly recommended! This a considered, insightful and thought provoking podcast.
**EDIT** 30 episodes in, this podcast just keeps getting better!! There is always a fabulous line up of quality guests who are very informative, and I always learn something new. Keep up the good work.
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Always very informative. A great listen with interesting guests and a host that asks the right questions.
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Great listen with a broad range of expert guests to learn from.