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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.

    Conversations: Peter Court and Walter Purio, Experts in Maritime Security

    Conversations: Peter Court and Walter Purio, Experts in Maritime Security

    In this interview, John Anderson speaks with Peter Court and Walter Purio, experts in maritime security, about Australia's vulnerabilities in shipping logistics and maritime defence.



    They highlight Australia's lack of domestically registered international trading ships, leaving the country heavily reliant on foreign vessels. They also examine the economic and strategic risks posed by this dependency, especially during crises.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Direct: Alexander Downer AC, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia

    Direct: Alexander Downer AC, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia

    In this conversation, John joins Alexander Downer to explore the significant geopolitical challenges of today, drawing comparisons to the dangerous period of the 1930s.



    Alexander warns of potential large-scale conflicts stemming from entanglements in Ukraine, the Middle East, and the South China Sea, emphasizing the need for a strong, principled approach to foreign policy.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
553 Ratings

553 Ratings

Nemesis_74 ,

Cleese and Anderson

Two great minds having an enjoyable discussion woven with pearls of wisdom

Stephen 9532 ,

Outstanding

A complex issue very cleaner explained

djmal1 ,

Clearly

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

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