Eliza Harvey is an Australian journalist who spent five years overseas in Indonesia and Lebanon before returning home to Sydney in 2020. During that period she made a weekly call home to her Mum -- ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue -- to discuss the events of the week. Now those conversations happen around the dinner table. Both women are news junkies and mothers and avid Netflix fans. But Eliza is a Millennial and Geraldine's a baby boomer, which leads to a different take on life. Tune in for half an hour of laughs and conversation.
Special: Plenary Matters - The Young and the Restless - Ep. 1 Grace Brennan
In this LDC special, Geraldine brings you an episode of her new series on young people's experience of faith and belief in the Catholic Church.
She talks to Grace Brennan, who’s been instrumental in uniting Australia’s communities in the city and country.
Raised in Sydney, she went to school at Loreto Kirribilli. Her story of marrying a farmer and moving to Warren in western NSW, becoming a mother and starting up ‘Buy from The Bush’ is inspirational.
She describes herself as a proud Catholic, but says that she’s trying to navigate some of the more challenging positions of the church.
In 2019 with much of the country experiencing devastating drought and bushfires, she founded the ‘Buy from The Bush’ campaign. In the process, Grace started conversations, lifted spirits, created jobs, and saved businesses that otherwise may have failed.
Geraldine's Big Trip
As Geraldine prepares for her big European getaway, the women talk holidays and jetting back overseas post-COVID.
Eliza is moving through a podcast slump and is listening to Tina Brown's 'Palace Papers' on Audible, an expose on the last 25 years in the House of Windsor.
Also, the importance of a musical education.
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The Palace Papers - Tina Brown
Madeleine – Helen Trinca
The Women in Black - Madeleine St John
Why didn’t they ask Evans? Agatha Christie
The Slow Fade of a Music Education – The Monthly - Anna Holdsworthy
Plenary Matters podcast
Geraldine and Eliza are back after a short break and there's so much to talk about: the new Federal government, Eliza's new job and Geraldine's European jaunt.
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Love and Deception James Hanning
Zelenksy: The Story (SBS in Australia)
Chums – How a tiny caste of Oxford Tories took over the UK Simon Kuper
The final election sprint
In the final episode before the 21 May election, Geraldine and Eliza deliver their verdicts.
The women agree that it'll be a Labor victory, but disagree on the merits of the campaign that's got Anthony Albanese to this point.
They also wonder what the Liberal Party will look like in the wake of defeat.
Also this week, Eliza on Louis Theroux's COVID diaries.
And Geraldine is watching "Anatomy of a Scandal" on TV.
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Friday’s RN Breakfast politics segment (featuring Sam Maiden)
Tokyo Trial – Netflix
Anatomy of a scandal - Netflix
Theroux the Keyhole: Diaries of a grounded documentary maker - Louis Theroux
Elizabeth Warren on leaked Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade
Have we become greedy in Oz?
This week, Geraldine and Eliza discuss an article by former Federal Independent MP Tony Windsor about how personal greed is shaping politics.
Also this week, the Solomons deal with China and the war in Ukraine are distracting Eliza from week 3 of the election campaign.
And are we losing focus? Or are we just tired after a long haul with the pandemic.
Don't forget to sign up to Plenary Matters on your podcast app for Geraldine's second season on the big council shaping the future of the Catholic Church.
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Tony Windsor – Saturday Paper - Rorters, rooters and the country’s lost decade
Howard Jacobson’s Mother’s Boy
What’s wrong with diplomacy? Kerry Brown
Stolen Focus - Johann Hari
Slow Horses – Apple TV
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (Binge)
Can Albanese recover from his difficult week?
Happy Easter LDC!
This week: Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is under pressure as week one of the campaign comes to a close.
Eryn Jean Norvill's masterful performance in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
And reflecting on the power of the selfie.
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Love this podcast.
Jan 25, 2021 - missing this conversation. Hopefully you are just taking a well deserved break and will be back soon.