50 episodes

The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society.



We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future.



A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so.



We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone.



We hope you enjoy the podcast.

The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

    • Politics
    • 4.8, 40 Ratings

The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society.



We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future.



A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so.



We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone.



We hope you enjoy the podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

wheatwatcher ,

Great exchanges

I have only been listening to podcasts for around six months. This is one of the few which I have been able to stick with.

It is refreshing to see differing viewpoints on a number of subjects as opposed to the typical echo chambers which seem common in many current affair podcasts.

antifoo ,

Always thought provoking

Iron fist and velvet glove is a deep dive into secular discussion in Australia and some international sources. You won’t always agree with them but they will make you analyse your own views and at the very least inform you of some of the undercurrents in political and religious spheres.
Well worth your time.

Waz The Beer Sponsor ,

News + Opions + Open Minded Truth-Seeking

Listen in if you like your weekly news and opinions provided by intelligent, witty, open minded, truth-seeking commentators with small egos.
These guys are kicking goals for secular, rational, humanist Australians.

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