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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.

Long Distance Call Eliza Harvey

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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.

    The Era of Cheap Money is Over

    The Era of Cheap Money is Over

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    Oz's rising road toll, Seymour Hersh & the Fleishman Effect

    Oz's rising road toll, Seymour Hersh & the Fleishman Effect

    This week, Geraldine takes a dive into the latest concerning road toll figures.

    US journalist Seymour Hersh has won prizes and international acclaim for his investigations in the past. But is his latest theory on America blowing up the all-important Nord Stream pipeline a step too far?

    And how the TV adaptation of "Fleishman's in Trouble" has left some Manhattan mums wondering if they're in strife, too.

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    How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline - Seymour Hersh

    ‘The Killing of Osama Bin Laden’ The London Review of Books, Seymour Hersh

    Osama Bin Laden Situation Room photo

    ‘We profiled the “Signs of Crisis” in 50 years of mass shootings. This is what we found’ New York Times, Jillian Peterson & James Densley

    Financial stress worse than COVID-19, says Beyond Blue CEO, Australian Financial Review

    Simone Young conducts Mahler’s First Symphony

    ‘The Fleishman Effect’ The Cut, Caitlin Moscatello

    Geraldine's fed up with intermittent fasting

    Geraldine's fed up with intermittent fasting

    Geraldine has been on an intermittent fasting diet for the past three months.

    The 'it' diet had been recommended by many friends and dieticians in the media as the easy, hassle free way to lose weight.

    However, over summer, she'd had enough.

    The biggest problem was that she wasn't losing weight. But new scientific studies have raised questions about the risks and impact on the body of this method of dieting.

    Also this episode, do you feel guilty when you board a plane, given the environmental damage from the emissions? Eliza's says no.

    And book recommendations after a summer of reading.

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    What direction is travel heading? ABC Saturday Extra

    Germany at war with itself over involvement in Ukraine conflict – ABC Saturday Extra

    Why Germany dragged its feet over supplying Leopard tanks - The Conversation https://theconversation.com/ukraine-war-why-germany-dragged-its-feet-over-supplying-leopard-tanks-to-ukraine-198521

    Who is the Wager Group? BBC explainer

    Spare – Prince Harry

    Best of Friends – Kamila Shamshie

    ‘Lone Wolf’- The Quarterly Essay – Katherine Murphy

    Salonika Burning – Gail Jones

    Jennifer Johnston books

    The Shipping News – Annie Proulx

    Global news podcast - BBC

    Best of 2022

    Best of 2022

    Thanks for listening in 2022!

    ABC Boyer Lectures with Noel Pearson

    Seasonal Symphony - Gardening Australia & Classic FM

    Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump Maggie Haberman

    Nancy Pelosi’s Legacy - New Yorker podcast

    Prospects for Ukraine - ABC Saturday Extra

    Long read on Roy Cohn

    Project Rozana

    The Crown

    How to dress ‘tech bro’

    The Coming Storm podcast BBC Radio 4

    The Split - TV series

    Lucy by the Sea - Elizabeth Strout

    Fleishman Is In Trouble - TV

    The interest rate theory of everything - Derek Thompson

    Ann Manov lashes She Said

    We could have been friends, my father and I Raja Shehadeh

    Geraldine’s interview

    The Lost King


    Summer has arrived but the long tail of COVID disruption looms large

    Summer has arrived but the long tail of COVID disruption looms large

    Christmas parties are back and a long, hot summer is on the cards.

    Eliza and Geraldine have been wining and dining but Geraldine thinks people are feeling particularly tired this December, more so than previous years. She puts that down to the long tail of COVID disruption and two years of forced adaptation.

    Also, facing up to the challenge of the renewable energy transition.

    And Eliza's new sporting obsession.

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    Superpower of the zero-carbon world - ABC Saturday Extra

    To Barbra With Love – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

    Stolen Focus Johan Hari

    Sydney Modern Project – Art Gallery NSW

    Good Weekend article

    Yiribana Gallery Sydney

    Between the Covers Bookclub (podcast)

    The White Lotus season 2

    The Crown

    The Wire

    Elizabeth Gyles Brandreth

    The Hour TV series

    The Far Right Rises in Israel – The Daily

    Twitter's about to die

    Twitter's about to die

    Geraldine's been focussed on Australia's international diplomacy this week but Eliza's been reading about America.

    First it was the surprising midterm election results and then the big correction happening in the tech sector. She thinks that the tech leaders like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are the 'thought leaders' of this generation because they run media companies where an increasing volume of Australians get their news.

    They also discuss Sam Bankman-Fried and his failed crypto exchange FTX.

    Also this week, an exploration of whether trauma and infidelity can be passed on through the generations via DNA.

    And Eliza's new reading list.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Pivot podcast with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

    How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Crypto Empire Collapse

    ‘A Crypto Catastrophe: The Stunning Fall of FTX – and What Comes Next’ Plain English with Derek Thompson (podcast)

    Infidelity and Other Affairs Kate Legge

    The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear and PTSD Fergal Keane

    Irish Independent’s review of Keane’s book

    The Rest is History podcast

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