The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society.
We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future.
A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so.
We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone.
We hope you enjoy the podcast.
Episode 290 - Christian Porter - We will never know
Shae joins the team to discuss:
Historical Rape Allegations on an un-named Cabinet Minister
What do we know?
From her lawyer
Luckily Murdoch editors don’t do much influencing
Why Facebook defied the government's wishes while Google buckled
Those Crazy Texans
Peta Credlin forced to apologise to Kevin Rudd over false data harvesting claims
Victorian Emergency Powers
Clive Palmer v Western Australia: border ban justified by risks of Covid-19, high court reveals
Scott was interviewed by Hardbottom Industries
For the show notes in a pdf https://ironfistvelvetglove.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/290-notes.pdf (290 notes)
Episode 289 - Facebook refused an extortion demand
In this episode we discuss:
We’ve Been Zucked
Who is Celia Hammond?
Morrisons reliance on Jen
Thousands of anti-vaxxers hit Brisbane streets to protest jab
Australian businesses can require customers to prove they've had Covid jab, regulator says
Melbourne doctors under review for promoting discredited Covid treatment
Greens to put inequality at centre of election campaign after billionaires make out 'like bandits'
Democracy’s fragility revealed – Kevin Andrews
Show notes in a pdf - https://ironfistvelvetglove.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/289-notes.pdf (289 notes)
Episode 288 - We've been Zucked
Facebook has deemed us to be an Australian News page and has restricted our Facebook page. Basically, the page is still there but old posts are deleted and we can't create new posts.
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Polls, Plibersek and Hillsong Plumbing Advice
In this episode we discuss:
Norms can’t be relied on
Craig Kelly and Tanya Plibersek
No wonder Hillsong is popular – and I thought it was the music
Alan Jones forced to correct attack on Daniel Andrews that ‘misrepresented' Covid research
Peace progress in the middle east
Divorcing couples in Australia would have to wait two years under a radical plan
Maori Medical Students
The Magna Carta
How Good is Australia?
More Shit from The Spectator
Episode 286 - Taiwan, Magna Carta and Limits on Freedom
In this episode, we give an update on Satanic RI in Qld State Schools and then discuss Taiwan, the scrapping of the fairness doctrine, the Magna Carta, and the role of the harm principle in limiting free speech.
Episode 285 - Australia Day Divides Australia ... again
We’re podcasting on Australia Day
Noosa Temple Update
Australia Day … again
Australia Day debate is exhausting and data tells us it could last another generation
Welcome to Country – Indigenous fight
Australia Day Awards
Cam Reilly Facebook Problems
Quarantine for Tennis Players
Big Tech Vs Newspapers
Sky News is a Socal Media play
The Spectator has found God