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ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.

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ABC News Daily is the podcast that helps you understand the issues affecting your world. Every episode, host Samantha Hawley walks through one story with the help of an ABC colleague or expert in under 15 minutes. When you want coverage you can trust, listen to ABC News Daily.

    ABC Sport Daily: Lauren Jackson on her incredible comeback

    ABC Sport Daily: Lauren Jackson on her incredible comeback

    Kissed by a 12-year-old boy and overwhelmed by public support, revelling as a role player and enthralled by a new breed of Opals, Lauren Jackson is living her best life in a feel-good comeback. 

    The 41-year-old basketball legend knows what special looks like and the Mum of two is daring to dream at the FIBA World Cup.

    Today, ABC Sport Daily's Patrick Stack speaks with Jackson about her incredible return to international basketball. 

    Featured: 

    Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball legend.

    • 9 min
    Lessons from Britain on how not to run an economy

    Lessons from Britain on how not to run an economy

    It's been a tough year for our economy but spare a thought for the people of Britain, where the new government's mini-budget this week sent an already struggling economy into freefall. 

    Today, business editor Ian Verrender on why our own budget this month will be one of the most conservative yet. 

    Featured: 

    Ian Verrender, ABC business editor

    • 13 min
    Burning hijabs: the women leading an uprising in Iran

    Burning hijabs: the women leading an uprising in Iran

    For more than 10 days, the women of Iran have been risking their lives by defying the country's strict dress code. 

    In cities across the country, they've been taking to the streets, burning their headscarves in protest against the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, after she allegedly violated the hijab mandate. 

    Today, Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi on the brutal and deadly crackdown on the demonstrators that's now underway in response. 

    Featured: 

    Negar Mortazavi, journalist and host, Iran Podcast 

    • 12 min
    Hacking Optus: a beginner's guide

    Hacking Optus: a beginner's guide

    The cyber attack on Optus was apparently so unsophisticated some analysts say a primary school student could have pulled it off. 

    So how did the telco fail to protect the data of millions of its customers? 

    Today, a cyber security expert on the overseas hacking gangs believed to be behind the breach.

    Featured: 

    Justin Warren, chair, Electronic Frontiers Australia 

    • 13 min
    Can Peter Dutton shake his 'hard man' past?

    Can Peter Dutton shake his 'hard man' past?

    Peter Dutton has been in politics for 20 years, and for much of that time his tough talk on immigration has defined him. 

    He once accused some asylum seekers of faking rape allegations, and on another occasion he said Melbourne wasn't safe because of violent African gangs. 

    Now, he's trying to develop a new public persona. 

    Today, Four Corners reporter Sean Nicholls on whether the former police officer from Queensland can pull it off. 

    Featured: 

    Sean Nicholls, ABC TV Four Corners reporter 

    • 13 min
    'Tip of the iceberg': how polio is making a comeback

    'Tip of the iceberg': how polio is making a comeback

    It was largely eradicated almost 50 years ago, but the crippling disease polio is making a comeback. 

    The polio virus has been discovered in London, Jerusalem and New York state, where officials have declared a health emergency. 

    Today, the health commissioner from the US county where there are already hundreds of cases on what needs to be done to stop the worldwide spread. 

    Featured: 

    Dr Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, epidemiologist and health commissioner, Rockland County, New York 

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Napoleon B. Blownaparte ,

Come to hear real life Australian people accents...

...Stay because it’s really interesting and informative, with good reporting and investigating.

I started listening to this podcast a few months ago because I wanted to perfect my Australian accent. I keep listening because it’s great reporting and always has an interesting topic. Try it out!

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Get real

No Sam, you aren’t reporting from the lands of the Gadigal people, you are reporting from Sydney.

Doc Cottle ,

Great show!

Ange and her co-hosts consistently deliver a well-researched and interesting podcast about specific topics in the news.

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