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LNL stories separated out for listening. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

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    • 4.5 • 491 Ratings

LNL stories separated out for listening. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

    Antoni Gaudi: Eccentric, misunderstood genius or patron saint?

    Antoni Gaudi: Eccentric, misunderstood genius or patron saint?

    Antoni Gaudi, already known as ‘God’s architect’, could soon be beatified by Pope Francis, making him the patron saint of architects. In a new biography, Michael Eaude says the Catalan architect did not always display saintly behaviour. According to Eaude, Gaudi was more of a bad-tempered genius with a wry sense of humour. 

    Guest: Michael Eaude, journalist and author

    Michael’s new book is ‘Antoni Gaudi’ (Reaktion Books)

    • 21 min
    Reynolds V Higgins defamation case

    Reynolds V Higgins defamation case

    Should politicians be claiming defamation for comments made on social media? Senator Linda Reynolds will be in the WA Supreme Court next week making her case that Brittany Higgins defamed her on Twitter and Instagram.

    Guest: Richard Ackland, editor of Justinian and the newsletter 500 words or thereabouts

    • 16 min
    Laura Tingle's Canberra: Dutton's game to win the working class

    Laura Tingle's Canberra: Dutton's game to win the working class

    Laura Tingle on how the Opposition is re-jigging its strategy to focus on outer-suburban, regional and rural electorates, and how the CFMEU issue plays nicely into their hands. 

    Guest: Laura Tingle, Chief Political Correspondent, 7.30

    • 14 min
    The power of passports

    The power of passports

    The passport - if you can get one - gives freedom, but it also means state surveillance. This is one of the many passport paradoxes observed by author Patrick Bixby, in an account that ranges from indigenous passports to literary references to passport 'rankings'. 

    Guest: Patrick Bixby, Professor of English at Arizona State University 

    Author of ‘License to Travel: A Cultural History of th Passport’ (University of California Press) 

    • 32 min
    How will Iran's new President engage with the West?

    How will Iran's new President engage with the West?

    Iran’s new president Masoud Pezeshkian is touted as being a reformist, with a more conciliatory approach to a broad range of issues, from the women’s movement, to nuclear co-operation and relations with Western countries. But ultimately the country is still ruled by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini and the ultraconservative Guardian Council. So how much difference can he really make? And what role will Iran still play in supporting Hezbollah and other militias in a proxy war with Israel? 

    Guest: Vali Nasr, professor of international affairs and Middle East studies at John Hopkins University.

    • 20 min
    War and memory

    War and memory

    A war historian accompanies a group on a pilgrimage to the Indonesian island of Ambon, where hundreds of Australian soldiers died in WWll. Joan Beaumont ponders the meaning of memory, and connection to past war traumas. 

    Guest: Joan Beaumont, Emerita Professor in the ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. Author of 'I never knew my uncle', an article in the July edition of Australian Book Review

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

ellvis_ ,

“Like,like”

Great topics, great knowledge, great guests. However- for me, I just can’t cope with the avalanche of “voice frying” women guests. I have to turn off as soon as I hear it. Don’t people listen back to themselves???

muswellbrook86 ,

A Wonder of Wonders

In todays media saturated world of sound bites, righteousness, resentment and anger LNL stands out as a beacon of context, thought provoking discussion and sober analysis leavened with good humour and humanism. I will miss Phillip Adams’ mellifluous tones and beautiful radio voice, but know that the show is in good hands with David Marr. Keep up the good work Aunty with RN and may LNL continue being the show it is.

SimonAlfref ,

National treasure

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