The Looking Forward Podcast
Ep 28: Who Doesn’t Have Access To Your Metadata Now?

Ep 28: Who Doesn’t Have Access To Your Metadata Now?

July 31, 2019

Why are not just the police but also councils and dozens of government agencies allowed to access your metadata without a warrant? (01:40-15:15) Do digital platforms like Google and Facebook need more regulation, and why on earth is the ACCC seeking to solve ‘fake news’ and prop up traditional media? (15:15-37:50) Is Barnaby Joyce right to say Newstart should be increased, and how should we think about it?  (37:50-50:35) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Kurt Wallace and Professor Jason Potts to discuss these questions and share their culture picks: a podcast by Reason on postmodernism, a brilliant comedy called ‘Fleabag’ from Amazon Prime via the ABC, John Marsden's new book 'The Art of Growing Up', and a fascinating ABC documentary series on the people and history of the Torres Strait (50:35-01:06:42). 

ACCC, Digital Platforms Inquiry – Final Report

https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/digital-platforms-inquiry-final-report

Blue Water Empire, Series 1 Episode 1, ABC iView

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/blue-water-empire/series/1/video/IP1505Q001S00

Is Postmodernism Marxist or Libertarian? A Soho Forum Debate, Reason

https://pca.st/s53I

Fleabag, ABC Comedy

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/fleabag

The Art of Growing Up

https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760556723/

Ep 27: “Now Hearing The Case Of Taxpayer v Taxpayer”

Ep 27: “Now Hearing The Case Of Taxpayer v Taxpayer”

July 24, 2019

If JCU appeals to a higher court, should the Commonwealth cover Peter Ridd’s legal costs? (03:50-20:50)  Is George Calombaris really the whipping boy for ‘wage theft’, and what does that phrase actually mean?  (20:50-31:50)  And is BoJo as UK PM really the ‘new Trump’?  (31:55-43:45)  Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Evan Mulholland and Gideon Rozner to discuss these questions and share their culture picks, including Memoirs of Roman Emperor Hadrian, a collection of essays on free speech, Trump etc from American Psycho author Brett Easton Ellis, the actual book of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (which doesn’t follow the left’s narrative), and ‘The Loudest Voice’ miniseries on Stan about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Russell Crowe subtly subverting the caricature. (43:45-1:04).

SHOW NOTES

Christian Porter: Commonwealth could fund Peter Ridd’s fight against James Cook University, Joe Kelly, The Australian

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/christian-porter-commonwealth-could-fund-peter-ridds-fight-against-james-cook-uni/news-story/fcf614cf33ec9b088ea2fcf9e6949455

Against Public Broadcasting: Why and how we should privatise the ABC, Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

https://www.connorcourtpublishing.com.au/Against-Public-Broadcasting-Why-and-how-we-should-privatise-the-ABC--Chris-Berg-and-Sinclair-Davidson_p_177.html

Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar

https://www.bookdepository.com/Memoirs-Hadrian-Marguerite-Yourcenar/9780141184968

White, Brett Easton Ellis

http://breteastonellis.com/books/

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

http://margaretatwood.ca/shop/

The Loudest Voice

https://www.sho.com/the-loudest-voice

The Loudest Voice in the Room, Gabriel Sherman

https://www.gabrielsherman.com/

Ep 26: What Does Scott Morrison Actually Think About Recognition

Ep 26: What Does Scott Morrison Actually Think About Recognition

July 18, 2019

The panellists decipher the Morrison Government’s mixed messages on a Voice to Parliament and consider the real difficulties with a changing the constitution (1:20-18:22) then argue the pros and cons of an LNP proposal to set up an Office of Science Quality Assurance to challenge the science relied upon by bureaucrats (18:22-33:41) and seek to understand the National Conservatism launch, a big conservative confab in the USA (33:42-51:06). In the Books and Culture segment the panellists looks at some book which bear on the story of indigenous Australia prior to European settlement, an book smuggled out of North Korea at great danger to the author’s life, David Epstein’s Range, and Season 3 of Stranger Things.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/550188/range-by-david-epstein/9780735214484/
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/11/the-accusation-forbidden-stories-from-inside-north-korea-by-bandi-review
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/national-conservatism-conference-why-nationalism-and-why-now/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/
https://www.booktopia.com.au/dark-emu-bruce-pascoe/prod9781921248016.html
https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/The-Biggest-Estate-on-Earth-Bill-Gammage-9781743311325

Special Episode: Troy Bramston

Special Episode: Troy Bramston

July 15, 2019

A very special episode of The Looking Forward Podcast as Troy Bramston, senior writer with The Australian, joins Dr Chris Berg, Scott Hargreaves and Richard Allsop to discuss his new book Robert Menzies: The Art Of Politics. The panel cover Australia's life, his political fights and his legacy, while also talking about how the original IPA Looking Forward document underpinned many of Menzies' policies in office. 

Purchase your copy of Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics here: https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/robert-menzies

Ep 25: How Not to Protect Religious Freedom

Ep 25: How Not to Protect Religious Freedom

July 10, 2019

How should government protect free speech and religious freedom? (1:50-19:38) How much (more) should taxes actually be cut? (19:38- 38:09) And why is Trump planning to send taxpayer dollars to the Moon? (38:09-49:22) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Aaron Lane and Kurt Wallace to answer these questions and share their culture picks, including The Terror, Yesterday, Groen's essays on the French Revolution, and Clive James' translation of Dante's Inferno (49:22-1:05:39).

SHOW NOTES:

Mass Death Dies Hard, Clive James in IPA Review

https://ipa.org.au/ipa-today/massdeathdieshard?highlight=clive%20james

The Terror

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terror_(TV_series)

Yesterday

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8079248/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Unbelief and Revolution, Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer

https://www.amazon.com/Unbelief-Revolution-Lexham-Classics-Prinsterer/dp/168359228X

The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, translation by Clive James

https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/clive-james/the-divine-comedy/9781447244226 

Ep 24: What Will Freedom Look Like In 2050?

Ep 24: What Will Freedom Look Like In 2050?

July 3, 2019

It's the first live episode of Looking Forward! Recorded at the Australian Libertarian Society's Friedman Conference last month, Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg were joined by John Roskam and Renee Gorman in a crowded theatre to discuss the future of freedom in Australia and internationally in such areas as freedom of speech, the future of technology and national security with great questions from Looking Forward listeners.