The Jolly Swagman Podcast

The Jolly Swagman Podcast

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Conversations hosted by Joe Walker. As featured in The Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, MacroBusiness, and Pedestrian.tv. (Formerly ‘The Jolly Swagmen Podcast’ hosted by Angus and Joe.)


#70: The Dogged Journalist Who (May Have) Pricked a Property Bubble — Adele Ferguson
Aug 9 • 61 min
Adele Ferguson is an award-winning investigative journalist best known for her work exposing misconduct and fraud in the Australian banking and financial services sectors. Show notes Selected links Follow Adele: Website | Twitter * Banking Bad, by Adele…
Classic Episode Rerun: The Legendary, Fraud-Sniffing Short Seller — Marc Cohodes
Jul 10 • 170 min
This is a rerun of a conversation I recorded in May 2018 with legendary short seller Marc Cohodes. Show notes Selected links * Follow Marc Cohodes: Twitter * Lernout & Hauspie, the company at the center of one of the largest securities frauds in European…
#69: The World According to a Maverick, Beach-Biding Stock Picker — John Hempton
Jul 8 • 171 min
John Hempton is a renowned short seller and the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Australian-based hedge fund Bronte Capital. Selected links Follow John: Blog | Twitter The Money Miners, by Trevor Sykes ‘Three Australian Asset Price Bubbles’,…
#68: Xi Loves Us, Xi Loves Us Not? — Kevin Rudd
Jun 14 • 88 min
This is an episode about a rising superpower (China) and its ruler (Xi Jinping). It’s also a conversation about what their rise means for an isolated, thinly-populated, complacent country to their south (Australia). Our guest, Kevin Rudd, served as…
#67: The Good Society Hidden In Our Genes — Nicholas Christakis
Jun 8 • 61 min
Nicholas Christakis is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, where he directs the Human Nature Lab. He is the author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. In this charming episode, Nicholas is here to tell us…
#66: The Leader Of The Free World Has Pre-Dementia — John Gartner
May 29 • 57 min
Richard Nixon once said, “I can go into my office and pick up the telephone and in twenty-five minutes seventy million people will be dead.” The President of the United States has a degree of power that would make Alexander the Great, Ceasar, Ghengis…
Housing Bubble Week Finale: It’s The Housing Cycle, Stupid! — Ed Leamer
May 22 • 52 min
This episode is about why housing busts cause recessions. Few understand their nexus better than Ed Leamer. Ed is the Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management, Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics at UCLA and director of the UCLA…
Housing Bubble Week: Getting Things Done in Western Sydney — John Hempton
May 20 • 54 min
The logic is inevitable: credit is as much a feature of housing bubbles as the moon is of nighttime. And to sustain price rises, underwriting standards must eventually be relaxed. Few know this better than John Hempton. John is the cofounder and CIO of…
Housing Bubble Week: A Philosophy of Bubbles — Timo Henckel
May 18 • 71 min
Bubbles are everywhere today — or so we’re told. But what are they really? I speak with behavioural macroeconomist from the Australian National University Dr Timo Henckel. We discuss how to define bubbles, the psychology of investor contagion, and why…
Housing Bubble Week: Speculation and Unchartered Waters — Chris Joye
May 16 • 75 min
Chris Joye manages $3 billion as the Co-Chief Investment Officer at Australian fixed-income manager Coolabah Capital Investments, and is a contributing editor with The Australian Financial Review. He also has a long familiarity with the Australian housing…
Housing Bubble Week: Housing Bubbles as Availability Cascades — Timur Kuran
May 15 • 44 min
Timur Kuran is a Turkish American economist, Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University. In 2017, Timur Kuran and legal scholar Cass Sunstein advanced an incredibly powerful construct…
Housing Bubble Week: Lessons From Amsterdam’s ‘Gentlemen’s Canal’ — Piet Eichholtz
May 14 • 65 min
We all know that real estate is the best long-term investment for capital gains, and property investors should just hold through the ups and downs of the market. Right? But is that really true? To answer that question we need to take a long run view of…
Housing Bubble Week: Can We Predict Housing Bubbles? — Dean Baker
May 13 • 57 min
I speak with Dean Baker, US economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research based in Washington, D.C. Dean is widely regarded as one of the first economists to have discovered the existence of the US housing bubble. I learn what…
#65: ‘Housing Bubble Week’ & Joe’s Speech to Mensa
May 12 • 23 min
I announce ‘Housing Bubble Week’ and share a speech I gave in Sydney in September 2018. Show notes Selected links * Follow Me: Website | Twitter * The Australian Financial Review’s article featuring this podcast’s first property series * Morgan Kelly’s…
#64: Doing Good Better – Will MacAskill
Apr 30 • 38 min
Will MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is also one of the founders of the Effective Altruism movement and the author of Doing Good Better. In this conversation, Joe and Will discuss the origins, the why, and…
#63: The Evolution Of Bret Weinstein
Apr 2 • 123 min
Bret Weinstein came to public prominence as the professor at the centre of the 2017 Evergreen State College protests. He is a well-known member of the “Intellectual Dark Web”. This episode isn’t about any of that, for Bret’s main trade is evolutionary…
An Update From The Lads
Apr 1 • 7 min
Sadly, Angus is stepping down as co-host, to focus on bigger and better things. Joe, your regular host in 2018, will be continuing the podcast as a lone-wolf. The lads share the news, and reflect on the journey they’ve had as well as the future of the pod.
#62: Some Highlights – 2018
Feb 15 • 73 min
Signature moments from some of our crazy conversations in the year sandwiched between 2017 and 2019. Guests * Leonard Susskind [01:14] * Marc Cohodes [11:27] * Yanis Varoufakis [17:09] * Kevin Rudd [23:10] * Harry Crane [31:50] * Robin Dunbar [37:08] *…
#61: The Three Big Lies Poisoning Young Minds – Jonathan Haidt
Dec 13, 2018 • 63 min
This is a conversation with renowned moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt about his new book The Coddling of The American Mind, co-authored with Greg Lukianoff. Jonathan is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University, and the…
#60: On Recessions – Andrew Charlton
Dec 6, 2018 • 19 min
Andrew Charlton is a Rhodes Scholar, economist, and author. From 2008-10, in his late twenties, he was senior economic adviser to then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, helping to steer Australia through the Global Financial Crisis. Joe and Andrew discuss the…
#59: Elephants in the Room – Jonathan Tepper
Dec 3, 2018 • 53 min
Which US and Australian industries are the most concentrated? How did Standard Oil inspire the Nazis? Why are Warren Buffett’s famous “moats” harmful to society? Joe speaks with Rhodes scholar, economist, founder of macro research firm Variant Perception,…
#58: When The Sky Fell In – Kevin Rudd
Oct 25, 2018 • 52 min
Joe speaks with the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd. Kevin led Australia from December 2007 to June 2010 and again in 2013. His government’s fiscal stimulus package enabled Australia to avoid technical recession during the 2007-09 Global…
#57: The Man Who Defied Europe – Yanis Varoufakis
Jul 26, 2018 • 85 min
Joe speaks with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, the man who defied Europe to save Greece – and failed. Yanis, the suave economics professor turned unexpected politician, has recently announced he will run for Prime Minister of Greece at…
#56: Ignore the Bond Market at Your Peril – Nicholas Bishop
Jul 26, 2018 • 72 min
Picture a Giant Anaconda, sitting in the corner of the room. Very still, observing everything – after a while you forget it is even there. One day its head moves an inch to the left. It is only a small movement, but it is enough to scare the shit out of…
#55: Skype’s Cofounder on the Threat of AI – Jaan Tallinn
Jul 9, 2018 • 75 min
How many people do you know who have created a verb? We ‘google’ things, we ‘uber’ to places, and thanks to this episode’s guest, we also ‘skype’ each other. Jaan Tallinn is the cofounder of Skype and Kazaa. But his entrepreneurial success in connecting…
#54: The Patriarch of ‘Silicon Alley’ – David Rose
Jun 19, 2018 • 89 min
David Rose is the most infamous Angel Investor in America. He is a serial entrepreneur, avid investor and mentor to thousands. David is the founder of the New York Angels and has been described as the ‘Patriarch of Silicon Alley’ – New York’s equivalent…
#53: Where Venture Capital Meets Social Purpose – May Samali
Jun 14, 2018 • 76 min
Critical technological and societal changes of the last century have been spearheaded by entrepreneurs and the investors who back them. How do innovators think about using business models to solve today’s most pressing problems? Are financial profit and…
#52: A Short Story of Everything – David Christian
Jun 7, 2018 • 89 min
The universe is 13.8 billion years old and humans have existed for only 200,000 years. If that time span was a 360-foot-long pathway, we have been around for the last hair’s breadth. How do we make sense of this vastness? Professor David Christian is an…
#51: The Art/Science of a High Impact Career – Rob Wiblin
Jun 2, 2018 • 93 min
Most people want to help others with their career, but what’s the best way to do that? Become a doctor? A politician? Work at a non-profit? How can any of us figure out the best way to use our skills to improve the world? Rob Wiblin is the Director of…
#50: The Brave Cookie Monster – Brendan Eich
May 29, 2018 • 86 min
Brendan Eich is widely regarded as a ‘Father of the Web’. He is the creator of JavaScript and cofounder of Mozilla and the Firefox browser. JavaScript is one of the three core programming languages and underpins over 90% of the web, including websites…
#49: The Legendary, Fraud-Sniffing Short Seller – Marc Cohodes
May 24, 2018 • 182 min
For thirty-seven years, Marc Cohodes has bet big money against bad companies. Due to his success, he is regarded as one of the world’s greatest short sellers. From 1985 to 2008, he was General Partner at Copper River (formerly Rocker Partners), a $2…
#48: My Friend Richard, and Theories of the Universe – Leonard Susskind
May 17, 2018 • 66 min
Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch professor of Theoretical physics at Stanford University. He is widely regarded as the father of String Theory. In this episode, Joe joins Leonard at Stanford to remember Leonard’s friend and mentor Richard Feynman, one…
#47: The Shape of Probability – Harry Crane
May 14, 2018 • 102 min
Harry Crane is a scholar who specialises in statistics and probability. He is currently a professor of statistics at Rutgers University. In this episode, Joe catches up with Harry in New Jersey to discuss the history of probability, how experts routinely…
#46: How Peter Thiel Destroyed Gawker – Ryan Holiday
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
In 2016, a Florida court delivered an astounding $140 million verdict against Gawker media for publishing a sex tape of Hulk Hogan. The company was bankrupted. Two months later, it was revealed that billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel had secretly…
#45: AI and Existential Risk – Huw Price
Apr 26, 2018 • 42 min
What are human existential risks and why does Artificial Intelligence rank as one of the most menacing? At the same time, how can we harness and spread the benefits of this revolutionary technology? In this episode we answer these questions and more! Huw…
#44: Electricity Shared – Jemma Green
Apr 18, 2018 • 37 min
Dr Jemma Green is the Co-founder and Chair of Power Ledger. Dr Green began her career as an investment banker in London, working for JP Morgan. While based in the UK she completed a Masters of Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University. After…
#43: The Number That Rules Humanity – Robin Dunbar
Apr 11, 2018 • 52 min
You only have 150 friends. How do we know that? Because that is Dunbar’s number. Robin Dunbar is a British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Oxford. His research proved the rule that 150 people is the ‘point beyond which…
#42: Going Paleo – Pete Evans
Apr 4, 2018 • 89 min
Pete Evans is a world-renowned chef, restauranteur and co-host of hit TV show, My Kitchen Rules – he is also no stranger to controversy. Pete is a strong advocate of the ‘paleo diet’, which excludes sugar, processed carbohydrates and dairy – he has also…
#41: Did The Cold War Ever End? – Kim Beazley
Mar 31, 2018 • 43 min
The Hon Kim Beazley AC is a former Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-2001; 2005-6) and Ambassador to the US (2010-16). His parliamentary career ran from 1980 to 2007, during which he held a number of cabinet positions…
#40: Running Australia’s Busiest Emergency Department – Gordian Fulde
Mar 22, 2018 • 73 min
Dr Gordian Fulde AO is Australia’s leading emergency medicine specialist. He founded the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine in 1984 and served as Director of St Vincent’s Emergency Department from 1983 until 2018, the longest serving ED director…
#39: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World – Andrew Leigh
Mar 15, 2018 • 43 min
Dr Andrew Leigh MP is a federal Labor politician with a brilliant background. A promising lawyer and associate for former High Court Justice Michael Kirby, Andrew pulled off a stunning career-pivot to economics. He completed a PhD at Harvard University…
#38: Everything is Negotiable – Herb Cohen
Mar 7, 2018 • 71 min
If you’re interested in improving your negotiation, whether that’s to buy a used car or bump up your salary, you probably want to learn from the best. How about the person who invented the term ‘win-win’? Perhaps the man who advised Presidents through…
#37: Blockchain is Not the Answer – Paul Madsen
Feb 21, 2018 • 37 min
Hashgraph is a new distributed ledger technology which many experts believe will supersede the blockchain itself. Founded by Leemon Baird and monetised via his company Swirlds, hashgraph is orders of magnitude better than blockchain in speed, fairness and…
#36: Doing the Most Good – Peter Singer
Feb 7, 2018 • 52 min
Peter Singer is widely regarded as the world’s most influential living moral philosopher. From kickstarting the animal rights movement to causing controversy in bioethics, Peter Singer’s contributions have changed how we live. Peter is the Ira W. DeCamp…
#35: The End of Money?
Jan 23, 2018 • 37 min
Will cryptocurrency replace the financial system as we know it? What if that is only the start? In this special episode, we speak with Michael Casey, a crypto expert working at MIT, and Daniel Woodroof, a Malaysian racing car driver turned blockchain…
#34: Our Fragile Economy – Matt Barrie
Jan 4, 2018 • 25 min
We feel ourselves lucky. Twenty-six years of continuous economic growth breeds a certain complacency. But our prosperity belies the reality that, as this week’s guest believes, Australia’s economy is a “house of cards”. Mining, housing: the Lucky Country.…
#33: Two Economists Walk Into a Bar (LIVE!) – Luigi Zingales & Richard Holden
Dec 27, 2017 • 42 min
Former guests and F.O.T.P*, Luigi ZIngales (#24) and Richard Holden (#26), joined us at the inaugural Jolly Swagmen Christmas Party and we couldn’t resist turning on the mics, firing up the crowd and hitting ‘record’! At this live recording we discuss the…
#32: Will the Real Stoicism Please Stand Up – Margaret Graver
Dec 20, 2017 • 34 min
Stoicism, an ancient philosophy invented by the Greeks and developed by the Romans, is back in fashion. From author Ryan Holiday, to philosopher Alain de Botton and podcaster Tim Ferriss, Stoicism is being acclaimed as “an operating system for life”. But…
#31: Discovering the ‘Sonic Crisp’ – Charles Spence
Dec 13, 2017 • 46 min
Charles Spence is the world’s leading expert in ‘Gastrophysics’ – the science of food and how our senses combine to create taste. He works personally with famed Michelin star chef and owner of The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal, and had a hand in the…
#30: The Man Behind The Mic – Alan Jones
Dec 6, 2017 • 59 min
Alan Belford Jones has dominated Sydney’s airwaves for more than 30 years. Australia’s most popular radio broadcaster, he has won 206 consecutive surveys – and counting – for the preeminent breakfast slot. His long and storied career extends beyond radio.…
#29: China’s Secret Campaign – James Leibold
Nov 22, 2017 • 28 min
James Leibold is a deep expert in Chinese history and society. Educated in the US, he is now an Associate Professor at La Trobe University. He is well known for speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party’s covert influence on Australian politics and…
#28: Liar Loans – Peter White
Nov 15, 2017 • 30 min
Welcome to Part 4 of our Property Special. Fraud is a hallmark of bubbles, as mania turns to greed. It’s also key in predicting whether Australia’s housing market will crash. In this episode, we drill into the question of fraud in the housing market,…
#27: Not If, When – Jonathan Tepper
Nov 8, 2017 • 52 min
In Part 3 of our Property Series we consult the ‘housing bubble whisperer’, Jonathan Tepper (@jtepper2). He is the founder of research house Variant Perception, which provides macroeconomic advice to the biggest hedge funds in the world. Jonathan…
#26: What’s in a Bubble? – Professor Richard Holden
Nov 1, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome to part 2 of our Property Series! The term “bubble” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what is it? How do you separate intrinsic value from true mania? And is the Australian housing market in a Michael Bublé of its own? We brought in leading…
#25: Safe as Houses – John Flavell
Oct 25, 2017 • 38 min
Welcome to episode 1 of our 4-part series on the Australian property market. In this episode, Mortgage Choice CEO and former NAB senior executive John Flavell gives us his best reasons to believe that the housing market is no such bubble. Mortgage Choice…
#24: Saving Capitalism – Luigi Zingales
Oct 19, 2017 • 51 min
Trump. Cronyism. Inequality. Monopolies. Weren’t we promised better than this? What happened to a “new nation, conceived in Liberty”? What’s happening to capitalism? Professor Luigi Zingales knows a thing or two about the destructive powers of nepotism…
#23: “Small-l liberal, Big-L Lesbian” – Christine Forster
Oct 12, 2017 • 44 min
Christine Forster is currently the only Liberal party member of the City of Sydney Council, having left a career in journalism in 2012 to pursue her local government stripes in one of the world’s great global cities. She is a well-known member of the…
#22: Bittersweet: How To Make Money On A Housing Market Crash – Andrew Baker
Oct 4, 2017 • 58 min
Andrew Baker is an INCREDIBLY successful self-taught investor based in Sydney. During the day he specialises in building machine learning at global firm Accenture; by night he’s trading cryptocurrency, ASX stocks and NASDAQ derivatives. He began his…
#21: Beating My Ice Addiction – Dave Oliver
Sep 27, 2017 • 40 min
Dave Oliver is Australia’s first openly gay premiership rugby coach. Throughout his school and sporting career spanning the first 30 years of his life, he hid his homosexuality from his teammates, friends and family. This pressure eventually drove Dave to…
#20: Changing the Constitution Is As Easy As – Anne Twomey
Sep 20, 2017 • 30 min
Professor Anne Twomey is one of Australia’s leading constitutional law experts. She has practiced as a solicitor at the High Court of Australia, worked as a researcher for High Court Justices, and advised the Commonwealth Parliament on legal issues. She…
#19: Columbia MBA Professor Teaches You How to Find Strategic Insight in Any Scenario – William Duggan
Sep 13, 2017 • 51 min
Would you like the ability to reliably experience those “breakthrough moments”? We’ve found your guru. William Duggan teaches Executive MBA courses at the renowned Columbia Business School in New York. He has taught innovation and strategy to 1000s of…
#18: Why I Was Really Fired by Google – James Damore
Sep 5, 2017 • 47 min
Former Google Senior Software Engineer now martyr to political correctness and hero of the alt-right, James Damore is the softly-spoken yet controversial author of the ‘Google memo’, the infamous 10-page document in which he criticised the company’s…
#17: The Two Reasons Why Gays Shouldn’t Marry (According to the Coalition For Marriage) – Monica Doumit
Aug 30, 2017 • 43 min
Australia is in the midst of debating whether to legalise same-sex marriage, with a national postal vote underway. The Jolly Swagmen are firm supporters of marriage equality, but we felt it was time to talk to someone on the other side, to see what all…
#16: Procrastination, Perfectionism, And Diagnosing Donald Trump – John Tsilimparis
Aug 23, 2017 • 32 min
John Tsilimparis MFT is a celebrity psychologist based in LA, where he runs his own private clinic in Brentwood. He has appeared on Larry King Live and The View, and is perhaps most famous for his book, the self-development/psychology classic Retrain Your…
#15: Can We Avoid Nuclear Catastrophe? – Gareth Evans
Aug 16, 2017 • 70 min
Gareth Evans AC, QC was Australia’s greatest ever Foreign Minister. Holding that position from 1988-96, he also held a number of other cabinet positions in the Hawke-Keating Governments, being one of two longest serving cabinet ministers in Labor Party…
#14: When Will Australia Become an Independent Nation? – Peter Fitzsimons
Aug 8, 2017 • 38 min
Peter Fitzsimons is the current Chair of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) – fighting to move Australia from rule by the British Monarchy to independent nationhood. He is a former Wallaby (player for Australia’s national rugby union side), and has…
#13: Cocaine, Ritalin and the Finance Industry – Peter Luc Bossaerts
Jul 31, 2017 • 46 min
Peter Luc Bossaerts is the world’s leading expert in experimental finance and pioneered the field of “neuroeconomics”. He is now the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience at the University of…
#12: Why You Shouldn’t Eat, Two Days a Week – Dr Michael Mosley
Jul 25, 2017 • 67 min
#1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, presenter or producer of over 25 BBC documentaries, and self-confessed “human guinea pig” Dr Michael Mosley joins us this week on the pod. We are so excited to bring you this episode because…
#11: ‘London Bridge is Down’ – Sam Knight
Jul 19, 2017 • 63 min
Queen Elizabeth II has ruled as Britain’s monarch for 65 years. At the age of 91, her reign will end very soon, and Charles will be crowned King. But what happens when a Queen dies? And what on earth does ‘London Bridge is Down’ mean? The Jolly Swagmen…
#10: Fearlessness, Founding Companies, and Full-time Adventuring – Patrick Sweeney
Jul 12, 2017 • 45 min
Patrick Sweeney is making a career as an adventurer and fear guru. Whether it’s cycling the seven summits or biking to Everest Base Camp, Patrick is officially setting world records. His frontier-busting attitude was forged in the single scull, winning…
#9: A Soldier’s Guide to Survival in Afghanistan – Charlie Thompson
Jul 5, 2017 • 41 min
Charlie Thompson served in Canada’s elite Close Protection Unit, completing two tours of Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008. His job was to protect dignitaries, foreign leaders, and VIPs in one of the world’s most dangerous regions – Kandahar Province. Perhaps…
#8: Not Drinking (Alcohol) For a Year – Chris Raine
Jun 28, 2017 • 33 min
Chris Raine is CEO and Founder of Hello Sunday Morning, a charity that challenges people to give up alcohol for 3, 6 or 12 months. The organisation grew out of his own experience going dry in 2009, and has since taken him to Oxford as a Skoll Scholar and…
#7: Life’s a Pitch – Ian Elliot
Jun 21, 2017 • 69 min
Ian Elliot is Australia’s advertising guru. Former CEO and Chairman of George Patterson, he worked his way from the mail room to the very top, turning it into the largest ad agency in the country. He was the architect behind iconic brands including Optus,…
#6: Really Bad Memes – Dart Sultan
Jun 15, 2017 • 48 min
Dart Sultan: enigma, humourist, meme king. An anonymous Melbourne man on the rise, having amassed 185,000 Facebook followers (at time of recording) on his page Shit Memes, Dart Sultan is out to expose really bad memes for what they are. The Jolly Swagmen…
#5: A Crash in Two Years – Steve Keen
Jun 7, 2017 • 47 min
Few people saw the Global Financial Crisis coming. Steve Keen was one of them. He is a ferocious critic of the neoclassical school of economics, which continues to dictate thinking within governments, universities and the financial sector. Steve is a…
#4: Building a Restaurant Empire – Matt Moran
Jun 1, 2017 • 33 min
Matt Moran is well known on the Australian restaurant scene. Raised on a dairy farm in Sydney’s West, he started in the kitchen at 15, with ambitions of one day being promoted to the deep fryer. Matt made it to the fryer and just kept on going. He now has…
#3: Summiting and Surviving Mount Everest – Ben and Laura Darlington
May 26, 2017 • 89 min
Outside of their day jobs, Australian couple Ben and Laura Darlington are irrepressible adventurers. Ben, who runs his own business, is a two-time cancer survivor who has summited Mount Everest twice – in 2012 and 2016. Laura, an Associate Director at…
#2: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 2 – Don Watson
May 18, 2017 • 48 min
Don Watson was Prime Minister Paul Keating’s speechwriter from 1992-1996. Don’s work included the Unknown Soldier Speech, and the famous Redfern Park Address, the writing of which he described in his biography of the Keating era, Recollections of a…
#1: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 1 – Bob Lehrman
May 14, 2017
Bob Lehrman was Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore from 1993-95. An accomplished author and novelist, he was mentored by none other than Kurt Vonnegut. Bob’s book, The Political Speechwriters Companion: A Guide for Speakers and Writers, is…
#1: The Art and Ethics of Political Speechwriting, Part 1 – Bob Lehrman
May 14, 2017 • 123 min
Bob Lehrman was Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore from 1993-95. An accomplished author and novelist, he was mentored by none other than Kurt Vonnegut. Bob’s book, The Political Speechwriters Companion: A Guide for Speakers and Writers, is…