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A daily news podcast, The Briefing gives you the latest headlines, discussion and explainer interviews, all in under 20 minutes. Bringing you the news you need to know at 6am and 3pm Monday to Friday, and profiles across the weekend, The Briefing is Australia's go-to news podcast for your commute, coffee or exercise.

Hosted by a cast of rotating journalists including Sacha Barbour-Gatt, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf, and Bension Siebert.

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A daily news podcast, The Briefing gives you the latest headlines, discussion and explainer interviews, all in under 20 minutes. Bringing you the news you need to know at 6am and 3pm Monday to Friday, and profiles across the weekend, The Briefing is Australia's go-to news podcast for your commute, coffee or exercise.

Hosted by a cast of rotating journalists including Sacha Barbour-Gatt, Katrina Blowers, Antoinette Lattouf, and Bension Siebert.

    Is Caitlin Clark WNBA's saviour, or its newest villain?

    Is Caitlin Clark WNBA's saviour, or its newest villain?

    Women’s basketball would be lucky to rate a mention in America, let alone Australia. Yet that has all changed since Caitlin Clark came along.
    The 22-year-old is one of the most promising female basketball players in the US, making the transition from college ball to being signed as the number one draft pick for the Indiana Fever this year.
    However, her popularity hasn’t been without controversy, fuelled by Clark’s entrance as a white player in a predominantly Black sport.
    In this episode, we’re joined by Cat Lynch from Triple M, who’s been following Clark’s journey and is here to unpack the complexities of her story.
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    • 14 min
    The dangers of Putin and Kim Jong Un's explosive bromance

    The dangers of Putin and Kim Jong Un's explosive bromance

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first visit to North Korea in 24 years has resulted in thesigning of a partnership agreement for mutual aid if either nation is attacked.
    Apparently encompassing a whole range of areas, including medical education and scientific pursuits, particular emphasis has been placed on military cooperation with speculation that Russia is in dire need of munitions to continue their war against Ukraine.
    In this episode, we’re joined by Politco’s Zoya Sheftalovich, to find out more about theagreement and just how much Russia are in need of North Korea’s support.
    Headlines:
    Questions remain around the Coalition’s nuclear plan.
    Russia signs deals with Vietnam
    Climate activists try to vandalise Taylor Swift’s private jet 
    London cinema cancels screening of movie written entirely by AI after hundreds of complaints
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    • 20 min
    Does smashing Australian MPs' windows help stop the killing in Gaza?

    Does smashing Australian MPs' windows help stop the killing in Gaza?

    This week saw a Labor MP’s office vandalized in Victoria in protest of the party’s inaction surrounding the war in Gaza. The protest has sparked outrage from current and former members of government, who say aggressive protest action is taking things too far.
    Should protest action be more peaceful, to be more effective? Or is loud and aggressive protest the only way to get wider Australian society to pay attention to major issues surrounding the environment, climate and human rights?
    In this episode of the Briefing former leader of the Greens and environmentalist Bob Brown joins Bension Siebert to unpack what an effective protest looks like.
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    • 15 min
    Peter Dutton's made a nuclear promise. Will he deliver it?

    Peter Dutton's made a nuclear promise. Will he deliver it?

    Peter Dutton has provided Australians with more detail than ever before with how he plans to make the country enter a nuclear power boom.
    On Wednesday, the leader of the Opposition announced his plans to build seven nuclear power stations, flagging a major election promise which he hopes will be a “referendum on nuclear energy”.
    In this episode of The Briefing, Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe from Griffith University breaks down what the promise would mean for Australia’s energy plan.
    Headlines:
    Gender Pay Gap in the public sector 
    North Korea and Russia sign mutual aid partnership 
    Shoppers are getting their groceries 25% cheaper at Aldi 
    Peter Dutton reveals the next phase of the Coalition’s nuclear plan
     
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    • 24 min
    Australia's ski season could be halved by 2050

    Australia's ski season could be halved by 2050

    Planning on heading to the slopes this winter?
    A new study has found climate change could forever change Australia’s ski season, with less snow for fewer days.
    The traditional season, starting from the June long weekend through to the October long weekend, is 120 days or four months. New research has found due to ongoing changes in our climate the season will be reduced to just 55 days by 2050.
    In this episode of the Briefing, Sam Quirke from Protect Our Winters joins Katrina Blowers to learn what needs to be done to curb greenhouse gas emissions and save Australia’s season.
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    • 10 min
    I don’t have a mortgage, why should I care about the cash rate?

    I don’t have a mortgage, why should I care about the cash rate?

    Yesterday the Reserve Bank of Australia announced that they were holding the cash rate at 4.35% - the same position since November, 2023. 
    While this decision came as no shock to the majority of economists, it was anticipated that cash rates would be falling by the end of 2024. Is this still the case? 
    To help unpack the details of our current economic situation, Scott Phillips from the Motley Fool joins us on The Briefing. 
    Headlines:
    Thailand legalises same sex marriage
    Netanyahu complains about blocked US weapons as Jerry Seinfeld’s Sydney gig is hit by pro-Palestine protestors again 
    Justin Timberlake arrested for driving while intoxicated
    Maccas to ditch AI ordering system over in the US
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
906 Ratings

906 Ratings

kryssemmler ,

Finally hearing honest reporting on Gaza!

I’m a daily listener and it was so refreshing to finally hear some honest journalism regarding Gaza, sharing the facts and not using the same sanitised language we see everywhere. Shoutout to Antoinette Latouf and Sacha Barbour Gatt for their reporting.

D pop a lop bom ,

Very banal and predictable

The episodes I struggled through comprised banal leftist attitudes. The presenters were inarticulate and inexperienced but sure their opinions were correct and unassailable.

Navy_Girl69 ,

Great interview

I listened to the interview with Scott Morrison, Tbh , the questions could have been a bit more tougher but the journalist didn’t buy into his BS & it showed what an absolute Baffoon he is & thankfully we voted him out & I hope we’ve learnt the lesson

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