Peacock Politics show

Peacock Politics

Summary: Get behind Canberra’s closed doors. In PodcastOne’s new series, Peacock Politics, Adam Peacock speaks with politicians and leading commentators to find out how the Australian political system functions and why it was set up the way it was.

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 Winning the unwinnable | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:27:56

How the Liberal Party won. Former Liberal Party politician, Christopher Pyne, reveals the campaign strategy that lead Scott Morrison to victory - and how much of it was luck.

 The campaign | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:36:21

How far will a politician go to win power? Senior Fellow at Australian National University, Mark Kenny, breaks down what goes into creating a campaign - and what it takes for one to fall apart.

 Inside the newsroom | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:32:43

What goes on behind-the-scenes when a big story hits? Sky News Chief Political Reporter, Kieran Gilbert, reveals the tricks journalists use to navigate the never-ending political spin.

 Show me the money | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:26:37

How are political parties funded? The Chaser's Charles Firth explains where political parties get their money from and the impact large donations have on their policies.

 Whose personality is it anyway? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:31:58

Personal beliefs vs pursuit of power. Host Adam Peacock sits down with former press secretary to Bob Hawke and political journalist, Barrie Cassidy, to find out who our politicians really are - and what they believe in - behind closed doors.

 The Canberra bubble | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:27:46

Are politicians out of touch with the real world? Host Adam Peacock speaks to former senator, Stephen Conroy, about why those in power seem to lose perspective once they make it to Parliament House.

 The relentless media cycle | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:44:10

How much does the media influence politics - and vice versa? Host Adam Peacock chats with Kevin Rudd's former senior press secretary, Lachlan Harris, about the tricks leaders use to get their message across and why politicians never seem to give a straight answer.

 Making your vote count | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:37:26

Breaking down the ballot paper. Host Adam Peacock speaks to ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, about how to vote in a federal election and what your vote really means in the grand scheme of things.

 Is Australian Politics Broken? | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:33:15

Why did we choose a mixture of a Washington and Westminster political system? Host Adam Peacock asks political commentator, Dr Keith Suter, how the Australian framework was created and whether it’s still effective today.

 The House | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:33:34

How does the House of Representatives work? Host Adam Peacock sits down with former Speaker, Anna Burke, to discuss what goes on in the Lower House and her run-ins with Tony Abbott during Question Time.

 The Senate | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:33:08

Why do we need the Senate? Former Senator and leader of the Democrats, Natasha Stott Despoja, speaks to host Adam Peacock about how the Senate works and why decorum seems to have flown out the windows of Parliament House.

 The Left and Right Divide | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:26:41

Is politics becoming more polarised in Australia? Host Adam Peacock asks Australian National University Emeritus Professor, John Warhurst, how the ideologies of those on the left differ from those on the right and whether this has evolved over time.

 The Labor Party | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:30:59

Is Australia’s oldest political party still relevant? Party powerbroker and political commentator, Graham Richardson, describes how the party was formed, who really runs it and whether it’s moved with the times.

 The Liberal Party | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:32:54

What does the Liberal Party stand for? Former Senator, Amanda Vanstone, talks with host Adam Peacock, about why disagreements are a good thing, the ideals that drew her to the Liberal Party and the challenges they face today.

 Conservative Streak | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 00:32:46

Cory Bernardi, leader of the Australian Conservatives, chats to host Adam Peacock, about what he hopes to achieve after leaving the Liberal Party and why he believes we should have “cool heads on global warming.”


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