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