Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull
Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull
About Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull
Join a trusted and insightful guide, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to walk though one of the most vexed and consequential questions of our time. Are we witnessing the decline of western/liberal democracy? External threats to our democracies have not gone away - as Vladimir Putin has demonstrated in Ukraine, but we are now realising that the greatest threats to our democracies are not from without but from within.
In a rare interview, former British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with Malcolm Turnbull about the state of democracy in Europe. As British Prime Minister at the time of the successful Brexit referendum, it fell to Theresa May to lead her country out of the European Union. When her own Conservative Party voted against the withdrawal deal for the third time she resigned as PM. May reflects on the Brexit vote and speculates on what Putin will mean for the future of democracy in Europe. Available now on LiSTNR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Almost exactly two years on from the January 6 attacks in the U.S., a similar attack took place in Brazil. Brazil shares some of Australia’s electoral mechanics including compulsory voting and an independent electoral commission. So why has Australia moved to the centre while Brazil has shifted so dramatically to the right? What’s the future of democracy in the South American nation? And what does it mean for us here in Australia? Available now on LiSTNR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Drug wars, death threats and disinformation. This is the story of how journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Maria Ressa, stood up to a dictator, the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Maria’s reporting on the Philippines’’ war on drugs and killings has seen her on the receiving end of death threats and legal cases designed to silence her. But she won’t stop. Why? Maria talks with Malcolm Turnbull about what it takes to fight back. Audio clips from this podcast were from Ramona Diaz's Frontline documentary 'A Thousand Cuts’. Available now on LiSTNR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The majority of Republicans in the U.S. still don’t believe Joe Biden won the 2020 election.Can the United States find a way out of the lies and anger-tainment chaos? And is anyone safe from the online mob? Nina Jankowicz briefly led President Biden’s newly established Disinformation Governance Board before an online disinformation attack forced her out of the job. Veteran Homeland Security official John Cohen says the language we’re seeing today isn’t too dissimilar to that used by Hitler. Available now on LiSTNR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Donald Trump, riots, an attempted insurrection - things aren’t looking good for the Republican Party. Former Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6 when rioters attempted a coup. He voted to impeach Donald Trump and sat on the January 6 Committee to investigate the deadly attacks. Malcolm Turnbull speaks with Adam Kinzinger about the perfect storm that led to the January 6 attacks, why it still matters, two years on, and what’s next for the GOP. Available now on LiSTNR. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How did they do it? And will they pull it off? Australia’s 2022 election ran against the international trend. A group of mostly female independents - the Teals - were elected on a ticket of action on climate change and integrity in politics. Member for Wentworth, Allegra Spender & Member for Warringah, Zali Steggall sit down with Malcolm Turnbull to share how they unseated their opponents Dave Sharma and Tony Abbott, and what needs to change in Australian politics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Democracy around the world is in decline. From authoritarian governments to misinformation campaigns, the greatest threats to our democracies are no longer external, but from within. Former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, hosts the brand new podcast Defending Democracy. Over six episodes, Mr Turnbull speaks to leaders across the globe and at home. Join him as he delves deep into the chaos of the last few years: unpacking some of the world's biggest political stories from those on the front lines. Hear Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull on Listnr, March 6. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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