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From the newsrooms of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Please Explain Daily cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation.

Please Explain Daily The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

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From the newsrooms of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Please Explain Daily cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation.

    Winter is here, but bushfire season looms again

    Winter is here, but bushfire season looms again

    It turns out you like the shorter, daily, format so we’ve decided to continue Please Explain as a daily podcast, beyond the pandemic.

    Today Tory is joined by Climate and Environment editor Nick O’Malley. It may be the first day of winter, but the bushfire royal commission is in full swing, investigating the deadly fires at the start of 2020, but also racing to find better responses to the next fire season.

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    • 12 min
    Coronavirus: Live sport kicks off

    Coronavirus: Live sport kicks off

    The Herald's chief sports writer Andrew Webster gives national editor Tory Maguire the breakdown on how the NRL was able to get live sport back to our screens again.

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    • 9 min
    Coronavirus: The government and ACTU play nice

    Coronavirus: The government and ACTU play nice

    Unprecedented economic conditions have forced two traditional adversaries - the Liberal Party and the union movement - to work together. The stakes are high and expectations even higher.

    Industrial relations reporter Nick Bonyahady speaks with national editor Tory Maguire about the federal roundtable that may usher in a new era for Australian industrial relations, and how Prime Minister Scott Morrison will play an unlikely central role.

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    • 12 min
    Coronavirus: counterfeit masks in our hospitals

    Coronavirus: counterfeit masks in our hospitals

    Many believe masks are the key to keeping them safe from COVID-19, but with fake ones circulating, it may not be that simple.

    Health reporter Dana McCauley speaks to Tory Maguire about how a probe has been ordered into counterfeit masks being issued to health professionals, and when wearing a mask is not beneficial at all. 

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    • 10 min
    Coronavirus: The theatre industry plans its big comeback

    Coronavirus: The theatre industry plans its big comeback

    COVID has been a show-stopper in the live-theatre community.

    Senior culture writer Nathanael Cooper takes senior journalist and columnist Jacqueline Maley through how the theatre industry is planning their comeback.

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    • 11 min
    Coronavirus: behind the JobKeeper bungle

    Coronavirus: behind the JobKeeper bungle

    Senior economics correspondent Shane Wright breaks down how the government miscalculated JobKeeper spending by $60 billion to national editor Tory Maguire.

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
602 Ratings

602 Ratings

Angus - not that one ,

Pedestrian thinking

I’ve listened to this podcast for over 18 months - so given it a good go - but I’m opting out. It is bound within the assumptions of right wing thinking - rarely questioning trickle down, always anti-union, mindlessly anti-China etc. I hoped that coverage would get more balanced after the last election - but it hasn’t happened. Need a more critical, questioning perspective in the face of Auspol.

Lrsley-Anne1 ,

Climate change

Nick O’Malley provided clear, concise and informative responses in this episode - his knowledge of climate change issues is excellent. Best episode so far

Aussiebean ,

Great series

Always interesting and a nice take on what is typical

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