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May 19, 2015

Regular weekly guest Ben Eltham from New Matilda chats politics with Michelle.

Miriam Lyons, policy analyst and writer of 'Governomics: Can We Afford Small Government' talks about big and small government and how GDP is not a reliable method for calculating a country's economic prosperity.

Sophie Black , Editor and Chief at Private Media chats about funding cuts to The Conversation.

To finish off the Spoke podcast for this week, Associate Professor Clinton Fernandes from the International and Political Studies program at the University of New South Wales. Clinton has written extensively on the role Australia has played in Indonesia’s history and political life, with particular focus on West Papua and East Timor.