The Looking Forward Podcast
Ep 14: The Lasting Effects Of The Peter Ridd Case

Ep 14: The Lasting Effects Of The Peter Ridd Case

April 24, 2019

Dr Peter Ridd has won his legal battle with James Cook Univeristy, what does this mean for academic freedom in Australia? (1:34-19:15) The Mueller report has been released - will there be impeachment and is this a good strategy for Democrats? (19:15-37:25) And GetUp! are now a major political force in Australia, what should the centre-right's response be? (37:25-51:09) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Aaron Lane and Gideon Rozner to discuss these issues and share what they've been reading, watching or listening to this week, including a new translation of The New Testament, Brexit: The Uncivil War, The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments and The Aftermath (51:09-1:04:38)

Show Notes:

The New Testament: A Translation, by David Bentley Hart: https://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-David-Bentley-Hart/dp/0300186096

Brexit: The Uncivil War: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8425058/

he Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments, by Gertrude Himmelfarb: https://www.amazon.com/Roads-Modernity-British-American-Enlightenments/dp/1400077222

The Aftermath: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5977276/ 

Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Zero-History-Notable-Adults/dp/1594204365

Ep 13: What would a liberal vision for Australia look like?

Ep 13: What would a liberal vision for Australia look like?

April 17, 2019

The election has been called, what would a truly liberal vision for Australia look like? (2:03-18:36) Julian Assange has left the Ecuadorian Embassy, should we be concerned about this, and what is at stake? (18:36-30:27) Israel Folau’s sacking by Rugby Australia raises an interesting question, what should liberals support in a battle between contract law and freedom of expression? (30:27-44:16) And Dr Peter Ridd’s fantastic victory for freedom of speech, what are the lessons for young academics out there? (44:16-50:57) Dr Chris Berg is joined by Andrew Bushnell, Daniel Wild and Dr Zach Gorman to discuss these questions and share things they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including The History of England podcast, Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Narcos: Mexico and The Art of the Score. (50:27-1:02:40)

Show Notes:

20 Policies To Fix Australia

https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/parliamentary-research-briefs/20-policies-to-fix-australia

Peter Ridd Wins Biggest Victory on Free Speech in a Generation, Gideon Rozner

https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/peter-ridd-wins-biggest-victory-on-free-speech-in-a-generation

The History of England Podcast

https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/

Ken Burns: The Civil War

https://www.netflix.com/au/title/70202577

Narcos: Mexico

https://www.netflix.com/title/80997085

The Art of the Score Podcast

http://www.artofthescore.com.au/

Ep 12: Vegans And The Tsunami Of Rights And Justice

Ep 12: Vegans And The Tsunami Of Rights And Justice

April 10, 2019

Animal rights activists shut down traffic in Melbourne and stage other protests around Australia. When does a protest become illegal, and where does animal rights activism come from? (1:31-24:52). The French Review finally comes out, is it a strong enough statement about the need for more protection for free speech on Australian campuses? (24:52-39:15) And as we wait to find out what day the next federal election will be held, the panel examine why fixed election dates are a terrible idea (39:15-44:55.) This week Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Richard Allsop to discuss these matters and share their culture picks for the week, including George Higinbotham and Eureka, The Highwaymen, Rivalry and Central Planning and Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs…She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse. (44:55 – 1:01:27)

Show Notes
Free Speech On Campus Audit 2018, Report by Matthew Lesh:
https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/research-papers/free-speech-on-campus-audit-2018
George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria by Geraldine Moore
https://scholarly.info/book/george-higinbotham-and-eureka/
The 'Whig' View of Australian History by A W Martin
https://www.mup.com.au/books/the-whig-view-of-australian-history-paperback-softback
The Highwaymen
https://www.netflix.com/title/80200571
Rivalry and Central Planning: The Socialist Calculation Debate Reconsidered by Don Lavoie
https://www.amazon.com/Rivalry-Central-Planning-Calculation-Reconsidered/dp/1942951124
Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs...She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse by Paul Carter
https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/biography-autobiography/Dont-Tell-Mum-I-Work-on-the-RigsShe-Thinks-Im-a-Piano-Player-in-a-Whorehouse-Paul-Carter-9781741146981

Ep 11: Trump and French on Campus Free Speech

Ep 11: Trump and French on Campus Free Speech

April 2, 2019

The federal budget shows the Liberals are fighting for reelection, but are they fighting for smaller government and lower taxes? (1:40-14:37) As the release of the French Review approaches, we examine the state of free speech at Australian universities, and the role of universities when so much censorship comes from students? (14:37-33:58) And Labor announces their new climate policy - are electric cars really the future? (33:58-47:29) Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Bella d'Abrera and Professor Sinclair Davidson to discuss these issues and share what they've been reading, watching and listening to, including the NRA museum in Virginia, Love, Death and Robots and two different translations of The Odyssey (47:29-1:01:53)

SHOW NOTES

A Half Good Budget, Media Release by Kurt Wallace: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/media-releases/a-half-good-budget 

Free Speech On Campus Audit 2018, Report by Matthew Lesh: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/research-papers/free-speech-on-campus-audit-2018

Labor's Electric Car Plan Won't Help Ordinary Australians, article in The Daily Telegraph by Andrew Bushnell: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/in-the-news/labors-electric-car-plan-wont-help-ordinary-australians

The NRA Museum in Virginia: http://www.nramuseum.org/

Love, Death & Robots: https://www.netflix.com/title/80174608 

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Homer/dp/0393089053 

The Odyssey by Homer, translated by E V Rieu:https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-Penguin-Classics-Homer/dp/0140449116  

Ep 10: What Will Conservatism Look Like After Trump?

Ep 10: What Will Conservatism Look Like After Trump?

March 26, 2019

The NSW election was a significant win for the coalition, what lessons can the centre-right take out of it? (1:21-16:09) The Mueller report doesn’t find evidence of collusion, was this a witch hunt the whole time, and what does this mean for Democrats going forward? (16:09-42:56). And what will conservatism look like after Donald Trump? Is Trump himself already post-Trump? (42:56-55:52). Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Evan Mulholland to discuss these questions and share what they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including Anatomy of Next, Karl Ove Knausgård, The Dirt and the new BBC miniseries of Les Miserables. (55:52-1:14:25)

Show notes:
‘Against the Dead Consensus’ by various authors in First Things: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/03/against-the-dead-consensus
Anatomy of Next: https://foundersfund.com/anatomy-of-next/
The End by Karl Ove Knausgård https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-end-9780099590194
The Dirt: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800325/
Les Miserables: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5900600/

Ep 9: How Should We Regulate Social Media, If At All?

Ep 9: How Should We Regulate Social Media, If At All?

March 19, 2019

Is the push for more regulation of social media platforms really the right approach post-Christchurch (2:27-18:14)? A scandal in the United States reveals how families are rorting the College system to get their children into leading schools, what does this say about our culture’s approach to education (18:14-32:56)? And how much of a problem is crony capitalism in the modern economy(32:56-43:29)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Zachary Gorman and Gideon Rozner to answer these questions and discuss what they’ve been watching, reading and listening to this week, including the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, A Companion to John of Salisbury, Counterpart and Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

 

Show notes:

Attacks on our freedoms should not be met with further attacks on our freedoms, Gideon Rozner: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/attacks-on-our-freedoms-should-not-be-met-with-further-attacks-on-our-freedoms

School’s Out, Zeev Vinokurov in IPA Review: https://ipa.org.au/ipa-review-articles/schools-out

Is Capitalism Sustainable? By Michael Munger: https://www.aier.org/article/capitalism-sustainable

Free Solo: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/

A Companion to John of Salisbury by Christoph Grellard and Frederique Lachaud: https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Salisbury-Companions-Christian-Tradition/dp/9004265104

Counterpart: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4643084/

Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen Harper: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Here-Now-Leadership-Disruption/dp/0771038623/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Right+Here+Right+Now+Stephen+Harper&qid=1553041813&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Ep 8: Was Federation A Mistake?

Ep 8: Was Federation A Mistake?

March 12, 2019

The federal Coalition is falling apart – but could and should the Liberal and National Parties continue and coexist, and was federation a mistake (1:24-16:09)? The upcoming NSW election raises issues about why state government obsess about infrastructure, and what powers they should actually have (16:09-33:10)? And Milo Yiannopolous gets his visa to speak in Australia, but how come a 'Liberal' government even considered stopping it, and what do these visa wrangles mean for free speech (33:10-41:06)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by John Roskam and Catallaxy Files contributor Dimitri Burshtein to answer these questions and share what they've been reading, watching and listening to, including Captain Marvel, Little Pink House, Why Culture Matters Most and War and Peace (41:06-59:04)

Show Notes:

Kludgeocracy: The American Way of Policy by Steven M. Teles: https://www.newamerica.org/economic-growth/policy-papers/kludgeocracy-the-american-way-of-policy/

Captain Marvel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/ 

Little Pink House: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/ 

Why Culture Matters Most by David C. Rose: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/why-culture-matters-most-9780199330720?cc=au&lang=en&

The Greatest of All Novels by Gary Saul Morson in the New Critereon: https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/the-greatest-of-all-novels 

Ep 7: Is Limited Government Finished?

Ep 7: Is Limited Government Finished?

March 5, 2019

Even deep greens are worried renewable energy can't save the planet - so why are our political parties making it our energy future (2:43-18:30)? Ross Douthat's article in The New York Times says that the era of limited government is over as conservatives push to use big government to influence culture and society; the panel argues about whether that move is a good thing (18:30-39:12). Chris is in Western Australia for Liberty Week and fronted a Generation Liberty event talking about drug law reform - the panel debate what good drug policy looks like and why drug law shows medical care must be privatised (39:12-51:37). In the reading, watching and listening segment, the panel discuss Sharp Objects, True Detective Season 3, MC Escher and The Arctic Monkeys.

 

Panel: Scott Hargreaves, Dr Chris Berg, Daniel Wild and Andrew Bushnell

 

Show Notes: 

Independent Analysis of the Costs of the Paris Agreement Supports Previous IPA Research

https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/in-the-news/independent-analysis-of-the-costs-of-the-paris-climate-agreement-support-previous-ipa-research

The Era of Limited Government Is Over - Ross Douthat, The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/opinion/conservatives-republicans-trump.html

Sharp Objects

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649356/

True Detective: Season 3

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/episodes

MC Escher exhibition at NGV

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/escher-x-nendo-between-two-worlds/#about 

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - The Arctic Monkeys

https://open.spotify.com/album/1jeMiSeSnNS0Oys375qegp

 

Ep 6: Is Socialism Making A Comeback?

Ep 6: Is Socialism Making A Comeback?

February 26, 2019

Bernie Sanders is running for President again - is socialism making a comeback? (1:25-20:37) The Federal Government is on the verge of appointing Ita Buttrose as the new Chair of the ABC, the panel discusses the problems the ABC has and whether we can expect any real change (20:37-33:20). The Oscars ceremony rewards diversity and no one watched or cared (33:20-50:00). And in the reading, watching and listening segment, the panel discuss Father James Grant’s book Keeping The Faith (50:00-1:02:02).

Guests: Dr Bella d’Abrera and Father James Grant

 

Show Notes:

Keeping the Faith by Father James Grant

https://www.connorcourtpublishing.com.au/Keeping-the-Faith-The-Battle-for-Australian-Catholicism--Fr-James-Grant_p_129.html

 

Ep 5: Will We Regret Trump’s National Emergency?

Ep 5: Will We Regret Trump’s National Emergency?

February 19, 2019

Does the passage of the medivac bill really show the decline of major political parties in Australia (1:40-17:20)? What does the declaration of a national emergency mean for America, and could the same words be used to enable a disastrous climate change political agenda (17:20-31:03)? And is the Space Force a sign we’re headed for a new Cold War in space (31:03-38:55)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Richard Allsop and Gideon Rozner to discuss these issues and share what they’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week.

 

Show Notes: 

Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse by Timothy P Carney:
https://www.amazon.com/Alienated-America-Places-Thrive-Collapse/dp/0062797107?fbclid=IwAR3ye8dDFC4Vc_d_W68M6SidZ2_6VmhSjdjLL8R_Hqeap0VgJNs_qe3wR4g

'Report From Alienated America', Reason Podcast:
https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/15/tim-carney-alienated-america-podcast?fbclid=IwAR3R37tyFC7aeCLbex55bDpPUW_WRKPHs1Rk2j-c93fJnTKjg7stg0YY8q0

Midnight at Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham:
https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Chernobyl-Greatest-Nuclear-Disaster-ebook/dp/B07GNV7PNH?fbclid=IwAR0O7MlrRnjrxhqXuR-pegWHBNlc0RvT1p89cY8hxH8daog_vFA8QWXyUCI 

The Land Of Dreams by David Kemp:
https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-land-of-dreams-david-kemp/prod9780522873337.html?fbclid=IwAR3WNhDSiqJGTNk002JXzMDxfzN3yX5sJw_3NiM_8wBoF6Zx0mnfUI801xo

Trumponomics by Stephen Moore & Arthur B Laffer:
https://www.amazon.com/Trumponomics-Inside-America-Revive-Economy/dp/1250193710?fbclid=IwAR2MZsM1sbjCCq_sldqo9sX5LDe1b02IexQHUAsbZl9LdOT4LN2MqKYl-Vo