Balls Radio
20 May 2014

Joe Hockey, the Australian Treasurer, has had a brainwave. If he uses the word “rabbit” when he really means “tax”, people won’t get so upset. Find out why in this week’s Balls Radio.

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14 May 2014

As Australia reels in the shock revelations that our media and casino industry are run by men whose testosterone is more plentifiul than their brain cells, Balls Radio looks at other great fights in Australian history.

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07 May 2014

This week’s Balls Radio was recorded before the razzle and dazzle of Joe Hockey’s first budget speech, but we know the upshot. Less money for people and more money for business. But Balls Radio has more important things to talk about.

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30 Apr 2014

This week Balls Radio salutes the life of Senator Haradine, the Tasmanian independent who campaigned fiercely against porn and other things that involved having a good time. We also look to Canada, where porn is more acceptable so long as it meets the 35% local content quota. We ask what are the ingredients for a good Canadian porn movie?

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14 Apr 2014

Once again, Balls Radio meanders through an hour of alleged entertainment, discussing everything from how good Confucius would have been on social media, through to the rise of religious fundamentalism amongst our politicians, through to Ronald McDonalds makeover.

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08 Apr 2014

Kate Middleton has been exposed to a naked bottom during her visit to New Zealand. Fortunately it was from a Maori and not the NZ Prime Minister John Keys – but it could set the way for Tony Abbott to welcome them to Oz in his budgie smugglers.

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31 Mar 2014

Britain’s place in Europe, Obama’s trip to Egypt, New Zealand’s latest earthquakes, wearable technology and Abbott’s preoccupation with pomp and ceremony, all get a workout on this week’s Balls Radio.

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25 Mar 2014

Bigots have been much maligned. Why, we even had an Act of Parliament against them. So, thank goodness our Attorney General sees it fit to spend time campaigning for their rights to be bigots.

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18 Mar 2014

There’s been a lot of talk about free speech lately – and there’s 73 minutes of free speech on this week’s Balls Radio – although, download charges may apply, ask your internet provider.

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10 Mar 2014

We were considering broadcasting Balls Radio entirely in Latin, knowing full well it would have little impact on our audience figures. We’d have the same number of people tuning in and, as usual, they’d wonder what the hell we are talking about.

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04 Mar 2014

Can New Zealand solve the Ukraine Crisis? It’s a question Phil Dobbie puts to David Campbell in this week’s Balls Radio. No, is the answer. But it is Bluff Oyster season over there.

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24 Feb 2014

Balls has never been bigger. It must be the hot weather.
It’s Phil Dobbie’s weekly podcast that dissects the week’s news and spits it out only partially digested. With correspondents to around the globe we have everything covered.

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What is Balls Radio?

Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short daily occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.

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