Somehow this podcast combines Australia Day, constitutional law, an apology to Finland, religion bashing, an Indian submariner, Adam Smith, Scientology, red frogs, milkshake duck and the Human Development Indicator into a compelling 79 minutes of Australian Podcast Gold.
1:06 Australia Day – A potted history presented by the 12th Man.
11:21 We consider alternative dates.
17:58 What date do other countries choose for their national day. Spain has made a very interesting day their national day.
23:04 The Fist apologises to Finland.
29:04 The Catholics are not happy with a “sham” review of school funding.
29:57 Catholic Bishops think dividing doctors into Catholics and Non-Catholics is a good idea.
33:05 Thanks to Clem Jones, Assisted Dying legislation will be a big topic in Qld in 2018
36:33 The Pope got a cool reception in Chile.
38:51 What do religions have in common? They all want your money.
41:03 A submarine Catholic
42:22 Indian submariner Raju Singh has left us a voicemail.
45:13 The Ruddock panel and submissions from The Atheist Foundation.
50:35 A radio interview by Chris Schacht of the NSL.
51:30 Canadian Christians are so persecuted. They are forced to comply with the same laws as everyone else.
54:01 The Marion Maddox theory on the feelings of religious groups to a Bill of Rights form of religious protection.
56:56 We are popular in Japan.
1:00:46 A Pakistani humanist was rejected because he failed to identify Plato.
1:02:27 The Scientologists were active at schoolies. Hotel owners were furious but the same could be said about the Red Frogs group.
1:05:01 Tennys Sandgren has been milkshake ducked. And Nick Kyrgios is still a dick.
1:10:48 Adam Smith was worried about powerful business interests controlling our political leaders and distorting the free market.
1:13:14 GDP is a poor statistic and maybe we should look at the Human Development Index.
1:17:33 Psycho Chickens
A harrowing account of an aboriginal woman
The Catholic Church in Rome is accepting paywave
Submission by The Atheist Foundation to the Ruddock panel
A radio interview with Chris Schacht (pronounced shot) of the NSL
Alas, it is satire
Scientologists distribute anti-drug brochures at schoolies.
Nick Kyrgios 2.0 is still a dickhead. Hit a ball into the stand, sulked, castigated his crew over string tension and then didn’t use it and then told them to “Stand Up!!”