The Lucky Country
At a time of heightened political conflict in Australia, when the lows feel very low indeed, citizens might take solace in the robust analysis and intellectual fortitude that abounds in this new podcast from progressive think-tank The Australia Institute. Hosted by chief economist Richard Denniss, it tackles matters of import re: the economy, politics, society and the environment. Denniss introduces each episode with a short, smart opinion piece, then speaks to people in the know, from workaday politicians and policy wonks to anonymous government employees, in a regular segment called "Public Servant X". Reassuringly well-reasoned, such that even listeners outside Australia might find it relevant and soothing.
Gateway episodes: Episode 3: Home calls (20 Sep 2017) / Episode 4: Sinking popular causes (28 Sep 2017)
From: Schwartz Media