The Nerds’s first show of the election season beings with Sophie Mirabella clearing the decks with her claim that $10 million wasn’t spent in her former electorate, but then digs deep into:
- The status of reproductive rights in Australia with Dr Helen Pringle from the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia,
- US-Australian relations, and new research about the relationship between politics and the emotions with Dr Lloyd Cox, and
- Federalism debates with Professor Anne Twomey of the University of Sydney’s Law School
The Nerds called it! We had the election post-show in the diary long before anyone else was willing to commit. Following the origins of the show back in the lead-up to the 2013 federal election, the Nerds are pleased to announce a return to the original format: four additional half our week-end “catch-up chats” have been added to our schedule of new shows. In addition to our upcoming shows on Eurovision, the 2016 Federal Budget and indigenous issues, we’re adding half hours shows on Sunday 8 May, and Sundays 5, 12, and 19 June.
Dr David Smith’s book Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States has now found a home with one of the Nerds’ long-time listeners: