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Join Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia John Anderson in conversation with some of the world's foremost thought leaders, to examine in detail the social, cultural and political landscape we live in today.

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Join Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia John Anderson in conversation with some of the world's foremost thought leaders, to examine in detail the social, cultural and political landscape we live in today.

    Direct: Dennis Prager, Commentator and Author

    Direct: Dennis Prager, Commentator and Author

    Dennis Prager joins John to explore the deepening divisions in America today. Concerned with the destructive tendencies of left-wing movements, Dennis points to growing difficulties for young men and women who are deprived of the structure and blessings of Western civilisation.



    He emphasises that while these issues are daunting, despair is not an option, echoing his belief that "despair is a sin.” Confronting the polarising shifts between red and blue states, which give little reasons for hope, Dennis opts to fight for goodness and truth on principle, regardless of the odds for victory.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Direct: With Victor Davis Hanson, Historian, Commentator and Author

    Direct: With Victor Davis Hanson, Historian, Commentator and Author

    Professor Hanson joins John to discuss his new book The End of Everything, as well as the considerable unrest across America in the lead up to the 2024 Presidential election. They unpack the recent turmoil in higher education and its aggravation due to the unchecked left-wing ideology of those in leadership. They also discuss the unassailable appeal of Trump among Republican voters due to his outsider status and thick skin.

    They finish on a discussion of his new book The End of Everything, examining various historical parallels with our time, and the importance of recognising patterns of decline to prevent another civilisational catastrophe.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Direct: With Dr Albert Mohler, Author, Commentator and Theologian

    Direct: With Dr Albert Mohler, Author, Commentator and Theologian

    In this interview, John talks to highly esteemed author, commentator and theologian, Dr Albert Mohler.

    Dr Mohler and John discuss the political history and landscape of America in the lead up to the 2024 presidential election.

    Dr Mohler explores Christian perspectives on American politics, including the difficult choice both President Trump and Biden present to voters due to their disqualifying ethical views and character traits.

    They also address the rise of Christian nationalism, and the misunderstandings and hostilities towards evangelicalism.

    • 58 min
    Direct: With Helen Joyce, Author and Journalist

    Direct: With Helen Joyce, Author and Journalist

    In this interview, John is joined by author and journalist Helen Joyce to discuss the recent Cass review and its revelations that medical treatment for children with gender confusion has rested on ‘shaky foundations’.



    John and Helen talk about the history of transgenderism, where it stems from and where it is going. Helen explores the demographics affected by transgender ideology, namely, the large number of children that fall prey to it, and the struggles their parents face in trying to help them.



    Helen explains the insidious impact of this ideology on the institutions, including the fallout from the Tavistock scandal in the United Kingdom.

    Direct: with Dave Rubin, Political Commentator and Talk Show Host

    Direct: with Dave Rubin, Political Commentator and Talk Show Host

    In this interview, John talks to Dave Rubin, author, TV personality and political commentator. John and Dave discuss the current political landscape of America, commenting on the upcoming US election in a time of deep polarisation.



    Dave examines the ineptitude found in the political class, and the contrasting roles of Generation X and Z for securing a hopeful future in America.



     



     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Direct: With Molly Worthen, Christian Historian and Journalist

    Direct: With Molly Worthen, Christian Historian and Journalist

    In this interview John speaks with Molly Worthen, a highly acclaimed religious historian and journalist. They explore religious liberty, separation of church and state, and the impact of Christianity on America.



    Molly also speaks about her journey from thoughtful pragmatist to Christian convert, which has only occurred in recent years.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
542 Ratings

542 Ratings

djmal1 ,

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Dear John, clearly your party rejected your return to politics because it knew how important you are in your current role. You do magnificent work. I am deeply grateful you introduced me to VDH years ago and I’ve listened to you both keenly and always ever since. This was a wonderful and profoundly important interview. Thank you. David Malikoff

Outbound_1 ,

My favourite podcast

Wide ranging and incisive political and spiritual wisdom for a time that greatly needs it

7Genfarming ,

Educating teeenagers

The interviews have proved to be excellent resources to help educate my five teenage/ young adult kids (and myself) about the value of Judeo-Christian heritage and why it’s important.

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