Spectator Australia Podcasts

In defense of journalism, with Anthony De Ceglie

18 April 2024 3:00 am

It’s easy to forget that journalists were once invested with immense trust by citizens. This is no longer the case.…

“Gen Z is the most conservative generation since WW2” – Isabel Brown

11 April 2024 3:00 am

Gen Z has developed quite a reputation. Lazy. Difficult to work with. Technology-addicted. And of course, insufferably woke. What if…

The short march through the institutions, with Yascha Mounk

4 April 2024 3:00 am

Sometimes it feels like the tidal wave of ‘wokeness’ (or identity politics) washed over the western world almost overnight. It…

Tales of a Hollywood dissident, with Matthew Marsden

28 March 2024 3:00 am

Politics is downstream from culture. To change politics, one must first change culture. The left intrinsically understands this in a…

The real State of the Union, with Charles C.W. Cooke

21 March 2024 3:00 am

There are two ways to look at American politics in 2024. There’s the prevailing pessimistic view. Many people think democracy…

In conversation with Douglas Murray

14 March 2024 3:00 am

It is now in vogue to celebrate non-Western cultures and disparage Western ones. Many well-meaning people have been fooled by…

Lessons for the silenced majority, with Katherine Brodsky

7 March 2024 3:00 am

We as a society are self-censoring at record rates. Say the wrong thing at the wrong moment to the wrong…

“The Teals are an existential threat to the Liberals” – Joe Hildebrand

29 February 2024 3:00 am

Australia is facing serious domestic and international challenges, all at a time when the political class has arguably never been…

“It’s the culture, stupid” – Matt Goodwin

22 February 2024 3:00 am

Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville memorably said, “It’s the economy, stupid”. Times have changed. The great political battles of our…

“Reality is now subject to ideology” – Lionel Shriver

15 February 2024 3:00 am

Journalist. Contrarian. Iconoclast. Intellectual. Provocateur… And one of the most successful novelists of the 21st century. Lionel Shriver has, in…

Why you don’t have free will, with Brian Klaas

8 February 2024 3:00 am

We all comfort ourselves by believing in cause and effect. According to Dr Brian Klaas, we wilfully ignore a bewildering…

How to rig an election, with Nic Cheeseman

1 February 2024 3:00 am

2024 is the biggest election year in history. Countries with more than half the world’s population – over four billion…

“Appeasement guarantees war” – Victor Davis Hanson

25 January 2024 3:00 am

The most astute social commentators on the present are the people who have the deepest understanding of the past. As…

A real talk, with Zuby

18 January 2024 3:00 am

It’s perhaps never been harder to speak the truth than it is in the West today. In fact, many people…

“If another pandemic hits, we will lockdown again” – Jay Bhattacharya

11 January 2024 3:00 am

Few people called for sanity as the world lost its collective mind during the COVID pandemic, but Jay Bhattacharya was…

The case for colonialism, with Bruce Gilley

4 January 2024 3:00 am

The overwhelming majority of academic articles come and go with little fanfare. There may be the odd admiring nod from…

The sniper bullet of surprise, with Jeffery Deaver

28 December 2023 3:00 am

It’s that time of the year when many of us will sit down and write. It could be resolutions. It…

Draining the swamp, with Sebastian Gorka

21 December 2023 3:00 am

It’s hard not to see America as a country in decline. Foreign policy attention is stretched, political debate is toxic,…

“Isn’t politics magical” – Tom Switzer

14 December 2023 3:00 am

As we approach the end of 2023, it’s easy to become despondent about the fate of the West. War rages…

“Australia was a lab of tyranny” – Naomi Wolf

7 December 2023 3:00 am

For over 30 years, Naomi Wolf was lauded as a feminist icon, a bestselling author and a darling of liberal…

The power of satire, with The Babylon Bee’s Joel Berry

30 November 2023 3:00 am

Satire is one of the most important ingredients of a healthy public discourse. But it is under threat across the…

It’s Hardcore History, with Dan Carlin

23 November 2023 3:00 am

Who was the most influential person in history? Why do empires fall? What is the biggest misconception about WWI? Napoleon…

An honest conversation about colonialism, with Nigel Biggar

16 November 2023 3:00 am

Today, colonialism is viewed by many as the original sin of British history. The truth is far more complex. Theologian,…

“London has fallen” – Laurence Fox

9 November 2023 3:00 am

For the second time in his life, Laurence Fox is engulfed in a cancellation storm. It has taken a heavy…

Why is this lying bastard lying to me, with Rob Burley

2 November 2023 3:00 am

The forensic, long-form political interview remains possibly the best, and certainly the most entertaining, mechanism for political accountability. Can it…