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From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings

From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.

    2022 Year in Review: An irreverent look back at an eventful year

    2022 Year in Review: An irreverent look back at an eventful year

    It was the year of overturned abortion rights, a federal election, an infamous Oscars slap and a new European war. The year no one could afford a head of lettuce and the year a lettuce outlived a British Prime Minister. Join an all-star cast for a tour of the highs and lows of 2022. 

    • 58 min
    Late Night Live

    Late Night Live

    The UK's annus horribilis, could Frank Bainimarama lose the Fiji election? And the history of the great Australian silence on the frontier wars in Tennant Creek.

    US politics wrap and the complicated J Edgar Hoover

    US politics wrap and the complicated J Edgar Hoover

    Bruce Shapiro and Errin Haines join Phillip to discuss the latest in US politics, and what we can expect in 2023. Then Beverly Gage sheds a new light on J Edgar Hoover.

    The year in Canberra, the protests in China and Ukrainian art on tour

    The year in Canberra, the protests in China and Ukrainian art on tour

    Laura Tingle and Niki Savva wrap up the year in Federal politics, Jennifer Hsu looks at the protests in China and the death of Jiang Zemin, and Konstantin Akinsha explains how an exhibition of Ukrainian art made its way safely to Madrid.

    Honouring our nomads and our scientists

    Honouring our nomads and our scientists

    The contributions that nomads have made to human progress and the two Australian scientists who changed the course of World War Two. 

    Simon Sebag Montefiore on history's greatest dynasties

    Simon Sebag Montefiore on history's greatest dynasties

    The Medici, the Borgias, the Habsburgs, the Bonapartes, the Kennedys, the Kims... we take a tour of the families that have changed the course of history. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Jack_McCoy ,

Probably the best “conversation-style” show

This show is always an exciting listen. You never know what the subjects will be, but they are always interesting. The host is smart, engaged and knows what he’s talking about. Sometime he’s a bit TOO measured though... I tend to put the speed at 1.5x :)

RN Diehard ,

Why Jonathan Green?

I am a big fan of LNL, but why has P Adams been replaced by Jonathan Green (on Wednesday and Thursday)? I understand that Philip’s health is possibly waning, but Jonathan Green? He giggle snorts his way through Blueprint for Living - which might be ok for a marshmallow take on life, but - HE IS TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE FOR LNL. Find someone better!

Félix Culpa ,

Late Night Live with Phillip Adams

I’ve listened to this wireless show for years, first on short wave, now on line. Phillip Adams is a national treasure.

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