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Balls Radio starts the week off with a burst of Radio 2IQ, the radio station where stupid people can talk to each other about their ingrained prejudices. It's a purely fictional radio station, of course. Or is it.
The Commonwealth Games is over, Kylie has sung, leaving us all to focus on the Israeli Palestinian conflict and that other great war, between comedian Russell Brand and UK Fox news shock-jock Sean Hannity.
The situation between Israel and Gaza worsens, Russia steps up the cold war by banning some McDonald's products, the US Republicans are out to impeach the President and nut-jobs on the internet are developing conspiracy theories around flight MH17.
Phil Dobbie returns from a four week break to find a world in chaos. But still, the future is bright if you don't believe in man-made climate change and you think that asylum seekers can happily return to their former persecution.
It’s cold – for Australia, anyway. Balls Radio asks whether hibernation is an option. Could we hide under the doona and come out in Spring, hopefully with a new government and a different way of looking at the world.
There seems to be something missing from Christopher Pyne’s grasp on economics. As we discuss with Professor Steve Keen, the idea that deregulation will drive university prices down is based on the theoretical assumption of perfect competition.
Australia is about to crumble and fall into the sea unless our debt is reined in by a week on Thursday. That’s why we’re bringing you this special emergency edition of the program, filled with facts and figures that will amaze you.
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.
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.