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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
    • 4.8 • 51 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 324 - The Morrison Government is a satirical performance. Brilliant, Bravo

    Episode 324 - The Morrison Government is a satirical performance. Brilliant, Bravo

    Topics include:
    Democracy
    Follow up on Injection placement
    Springtime for Hitler
    School Year Backflip
    Djokovic
    A grim grand slam calendar
    It's not just tennis, even the NRL
    An Australian Republic
    Covid
    Poor Government – Blame neo-liberalism and Religion
    How Does Morrison Win from here?
    From Bernard Keane in Crikey
    From Alan Kohler in the New Daily
    From Michael Pascoe
    From The Age
    Hillsong
    Police allege parents took daughter off insulin medication to be ‘healed by God’
    Religion is Special
    Teachers can be sacked over sexuality under bill, A-G’s department confirms
    Catholic teacher moved out of job after IVF
    Irish Education
    Property Prices
    Inflation and Interest rates
    Australia’s CPI
    Tanks

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 323 - The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step

    Episode 323 - The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step

    In this episode we discuss:
    No Vax Jock Evicted
    Deep Throat on where to inject
    When a jab is not a jab
    Tanks! Fucking Tanks!
    More from Dutton
    An election year
    The Saturday Paper Editorial
    Bettoota, The Chaser and The Shovel
    Rat Shortage
    No Free Rats
    Joe has been battling “free thinkers”
    Spending has crashed
    Stats
    Media Bias
    Patrons
    Tony Blair was knighted.
    A Statue for the Queen?
    Church’ defends decision to terminate worker who got COVID jab
    ABC broadcasted a Xmas Message from Hillsong
    Religious but using a civil celebrant?

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 322 - Just 35 topics

    Episode 322 - Just 35 topics

    The 35 topics we discuss are:
    Court Case
    Nativity Scenes
    On Democracy
    John Mearsheimer
    Neo-Liberalism
    Barnaby and Julian
    Julian Assange
    Morrison and ICAC
    Pork Barrelling
    Dickson has a very good member
    A broken system
    Morrison advocating for religious candidates
    Bercow on Johnson or Morrison?
    The two highest-taxing governments of the past 30 years have been Coalition
    Sam Kerr
    USA teachers in a gross Dash for Cash
    USA Stamp story
    Smoking Ban in NZ
    Smoking in Australia
    Birds aren’t real
    Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos
    California to let citizens enforce ban on assault weapons
    Olympics Boycott
    Murdoch Inquiry
    A Murdoch consigliere to run the ACCC?
    Covid ep 322
    The Gap Vaccinations Rate
    Today just 6.4% of eligible Victorians are unvaccinated and yet they make up 88% of all patients in ICU.
    Covid Cheat had a fake arm
    #NotAnOrganDonorAnymore
    Omicron
    Libertarians and House Cats
    Furniture Removalist Job
    Austria
    Only 1.7% of people in PNG are vaccinated

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 321 - Democracy

    Episode 321 - Democracy

    My thoughts on democracy.

    • 44 min
    Episode 320 - Anyone who isn’t fundamentally disturbed by what is taking place doesn’t understand it

    Episode 320 - Anyone who isn’t fundamentally disturbed by what is taking place doesn’t understand it

    In this episode we discuss:
    Satanic Drinks
    The World Today
    Kakistocracy
    Morrison says NSW ICAC is a Kangaroo Court
    Gladys and ICAC
    There is still sympathy for Berejiklian
    Horse Race Journalism
    Social Media Trolling
    Such Fucking Hypocrites
    Peter Dutton
    Pig Iron Dutton
    Remember the Extradition treaty?
    Dutton beating the drums over China
    PJK on Dutton
    Chomsky on USA China relations
    Peter Dutton on communication with France
    Religious Discrimination Bill – 3rd Draft
    Why Does it matter – where are we heading?
    Roe V Wade
    Ginsberg disagreed with Roe V Wade
    Brett Kavanaugh
    Madison Cawthorn
    They play a long game
    The Christian pollie factory
    So we end up with this
    Who are the nutters?
    The Concession
    Details
    Under the Guise
    Labor will capitulate … again
    Keneally says religious schools should be able to choose all their staff
    IVF Discrimination
    Victorian Bill and a High Court Challenge
    NSW public not concerned by religious views
    Subs

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 319 - Individual Freedom Vs The Common Good

    Episode 319 - Individual Freedom Vs The Common Good

    This weeks topics were:
    Satanic Stamps
    Religious Discrimination Bill
    Victoria is tackling Religious Privilege
    The Protests – What is really going on?
    Lionel Shriver on Vaccines
    Governments essentially have four choices
    Morrison’s on petrol and interest rates
    Morrison on can Do capitalism
    PJK
    Is the bubble about to burst?
    Inequality
    Vaccines and Transmission Rates
    Special links
    https://theconversation.com/your-unvaccinated-friend-is-roughly-20-times-more-likely-to-give-you-covid-170448 (From The Conversation)
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-59077036?fbclid=IwAR1GF6GvVeXqdx1aW2xL7oh80wBmkQrm502Ikv7erdFFWeWxNFCCxp09zSw (The BBC Link)
    https://actuarialeye.com/2021/08/25/doherty-institute-vaccination-assumptions-a-closer-look/ (Actuarial Eye)

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 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.

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.

By Maddy Wright ,

Trevor thinks he’s hilarious.....actually

The whole cast is. I was never interested in politics or the make up of the Australian Political Landscape, happy to be annoyed at whichever government in power. This show actually educated me..in a way I can relate to...with humour, bias opinion and simple language I can understand. Cast is great and the odd guest is well received...especially enjoyed Cam Riley’s tone. When can I vote for the Iron Fist party to rule the nation?

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