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ChatterSquare: Osmond Chiu on navigating post-GFC polarisation

17 July 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoWhen UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to some acclaim at Glastonbury Festival, it triggered some amount of pining in Australia. Why do we not have someone like that? With Osmond Chiu, the Secretary of the NSW Fabians and Deputy Editor of Challenge magazine, we unpack what this sentiment is about and whether it gets to the heart of what is wrong with our current politics.


ChatterSquare Extra: Jonathan Green on Australian journalism in transition

10 July 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoThe latest exodus from The Age has again drawn attention to shifts in the media industry. Are Fairfax papers indispensable? What does the future hold for Australian journalists who have lost their job? If the business model for newspapers is no longer viable, what does that mean for the value we place on journalism? Jonathan Green joins us on ChatterSquare to ponder these and other questions.


ChatterSquare Extra: Cardinal Luis Tagle on contemporary life and politics

04 July 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoCardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is the Archbishop of Manila and president of Caritas International. He is associated with Pope Francis in terms of pastoral sensibility. In this episode of ChatterSquare, he tackles some of the uneasy questions of our time. What does leadership look like in polarised and violent places? How do we hold together diversity within the Catholic Church? How can religious wisdom be brought to bear on public life without crossing the line between church and state?


ChatterSquare Extra: How science intersects with politics, religion and the humanities

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26 June 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoIs science political? Does it actually have something in common with religion? And how do the humanities enhance scientific endeavour? We tackle these questions with @realscientists co-founder, science communicator and nanotech researcher Upulie Divisekera.


S01E10: Foreign state interference, UK elections and Wonder Woman

12 June 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoFormer FBI Director James Comey's latest testimony, foreign donations to Australian political parties, and freelance hackers reportedly triggering a diplomatic crisis in the Arabian Peninsula: what does it all mean? We also touch on the implications of a hung parliament in the UK, including lessons from recent Australian experience. We finish with Wonder Woman and the elements that made it work.


ChatterSquare Extra: Is religion reporting no longer relevant?

07 June 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoShouldn't religion be treated like an essential news desk? What does journalistic competence in this area look like? How do funding cuts affect the way religion is covered? In this Extra episode of ChatterSquare, Rohan Salmond and Tito Ambyo take us through the challenges and benefits of religion reporting.


ChatterSquare S01E09: Trump at the Vatican, unsafe journalists, and a Statement from the Heart

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30 May 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoShould Pope Francis be meeting the likes of Donald Trump? Do politicians owe journalists anything? And what makes the Uluru Statement a potential game-changer? Join Jim and Fatima as they dive into these and other questions.


ChatterSquare S01E08: Comey dismissal and the Australian federal budget

15 May 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoWe come to grips with the dismissal of FBI director James Comey. Is this about optics, process or something else? Then we turn to a more sedate pace in Australia, where the federal budget has neither damaged or boosted the Turnbull government. We finish with a few ways to stay intact in a tumultuous world.


ChatterSquare S01E07: Good or bad debt, the first 100 days of Trump, and Pope Francis talks TED

01 May 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoIs there such a thing as bad debt when it comes to national budgets? Is infrastructure spending a great idea by default? We also take a glance at the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. As an antidote, we finish with a quick reflection on the latest moves by Pope Francis.


ChatterSquare S01E06: John Clarke, the federal budget, United Airlines

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19 April 2017 | Podcast

Chattersquare logoOn this episode, we take a moment to remember satirist John Clarke. Then we do an initial read of the story that the Australian federal budget might tell. We also break down that United Airlines incident. There might be detours, so stick close.


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