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An Australian podcast about news, politics, sex and religion. If you are too busy to keep up with current affairs or if you want to hear some alternative views then press that subscribe button and give us a go.

The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

    • News
    • 4.7 • 52 Ratings

An Australian podcast about news, politics, sex and religion. If you are too busy to keep up with current affairs or if you want to hear some alternative views then press that subscribe button and give us a go.

    Episode 357 - Nord Stream Theories

    Episode 357 - Nord Stream Theories

    In this episode we discuss:
    Follow up on previous topics
    Personal Impact
    The Liberal Party Split
    Religions have a track record of splitting political parties
    Perceptions on the future for Humanity
    Russia Ukraine Nord Stream
    Pipeline sabotage – Who Dunnit?
    Professor Jeffrey Sachs on Fox
    Poland
    They can make up any outrageous story and get away with it
    Russia Generally
    UK Budget and Politics
    The Left View
    The View from the Right
    From Crikey
    Poms will sleepwalk – compare with Italians
    Liz Truss – Who is she?
    TV Interviews
    From a colleague
    From John Monbiot
    Believes in Trickle Down economics
    Yanis on Thatcher and Trickle Down
    UK and Truss
    King Charles III and COP27
    The Polls
    Brazil
    From Vox
    From NPR
    From Consortium News
    Glenn Greenwald on Cabo Daciolo
    Japan

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Episode 356 - Will the Christian Takeover Split the Liberal Party?

    Episode 356 - Will the Christian Takeover Split the Liberal Party?

    In this episode we discuss:
    Episode 356
    AU Dominionism
    Ousted Liberal Party MP Cathrine Burnett-Wake condemns extremists in politics
    Victorian Liberal Party branch stacking claims as Pentecostal church 'infiltrates' branches
    Australians must not ignore the Religious Right’s global warnings
    SA Liberals
    Fiona Patten
    Crystal Ball
    Smoking ceremonies
    RI Opposition is Marxist
    Crikey – Maybe don’t donate?
    Steve Price was cancelled
    Hurricanes and Cyclones
    Politicians UK
    Politicians AU
    Federal ICAC looks good
    Please Drop Aukus
    Jason Clare
    Angus Taylor
    Senator Hume
    Men’s Shed
    Positive Patriotism Perhaps
    UAP Deregistered
    Profits Vs Wages
    Latest data is out
    Ross Gittens
    Alan Austin
    Stiglitz was in Australia

    How to support the Podcast
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    • 55 min
    Episode 355 - QEII Funeral- Souvenir Edition

    Episode 355 - QEII Funeral- Souvenir Edition

    In this episode, we look at the funeral and the lead-up and what these tell us about our society.
    How to support the Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 354 - What is Cultural Marxism

    Episode 354 - What is Cultural Marxism

    I don't know about you, but I've been hearing and seeing in the mainstream media lots of references to Cultural Marxism. And when I see this expression, it always seems to be used in a derogatory sense. The people who use it are often trying to dismiss an idea or a movement by calling it Cultural Marxism. They say it without defining Cultural Marxism and without explaining how the circumstances they are observing somehow fit into their definition and they seem to me to be resorting to the expression Cultural Marxism as a way of shutting down debate. If they can paint something as Cultural Marxism then it's something to do with Karl Marx which is therefore something to do with the gulags in communist Russia and therefore must be bad.
    So I spent some time looking at what Marx actually said which in summary was about the class war between the workers and the people who own the means of production and it was about economic issues and the way capitalism works and how ultimately it must fail when the workers revolt.
    As you will hear in this podcast, Cultural Marxism really has nothing to do with that. In the podcast I'll try to explain what Cultural Marxism is and where it is derived from so that when you next hear it you will be better informed and have more information so that you can properly assess the merits of the argument that proposes to use the term Cultural Marxism.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 353 - Sometimes We Need a Witch Hunt

    Episode 353 - Sometimes We Need a Witch Hunt

    In this episode we discuss:
    00:00:00 Introduction
    00:01:07 Witch Hunts
    00:10:52 Fran Bailey
    00:14:00 Murdoch and Crikey
    00:21:40 Long Covid
    00:23:55 Labor's Climate Credentials
    00:26:26 Shaq
    00:29:45 Stage 3 Tax Cuts
    00:39:36 Student Loans
    00:49:48 Electricity and Privatisation


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 352 - Howard and Joyce are Shameless

    Episode 352 - Howard and Joyce are Shameless

    In this episode we discuss:
    Crikey Defamation Threat
    Morrison Ministries Follow Up
    Porter – Cash
    John Howard
    Barnaby Joyce
    Will anything save the Governor General?
    Meanwhile Everyone Loves Albo
    Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally
    Want to watch the National Energy Market?
    Nuclear Update – It’s not reliable
    Anglican Schism
    Japanese Day Care Nappies
    Property Investors

    How to support the Podcast
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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

DonMarn ,

General review of the podcast

From a political and society perspective I have found this podcast to be a terrific and sometimes challenging listen. Terrific because of the topics abs diversity of guests and challenging because of the topics which have made me rethink some of my understandings based on my ‘non-white’ male perspective of the world around me.

By far the biggest challenge has been the ongoing whispering of one of the regulars that requires a constant adjustment of the volume. I now generally ignore most of what this person says because it’s seems he does not want to be heard. I’m sure he has great comments /ideas, and perhaps the producers can bring up his volume!

Otherwise a great show - thanks for the effort and the opportunity for insights to the ideas you share.

Jwt1234 ,

TIFGG Podcast

Without the support for free speech this podcast would likely go into receivership!

David Brough ,

Excellent podcast

I look forward each week to this great podcast, and I’m grateful that there is someone other than myself with ideas about politics and religion. Please accepts my thanks.

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