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.
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?
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.
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.
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.