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Oct 28, 2015

On the Spoke podcast this week regular guest from New Matilda Ben Eltham gives the lowdown on the latest weekly political news. This week he analyses the content of Joe Hockey's exit speech.

Thomas Banks joins Michelle in the studio to chat about his film Someone Like Thomas Banks. The film tells the story of what it was like to grow up gay and living with cerebral palsy in a country town.

Michael Ware tells of his extraordinary experience in the Iraqi/Afghanistan war zone as the only war correspondent survivor. He has finally put together his account of his time there in a fascinating raw documentary Only The Dead.

To close this week's podcast Anna Brown from the Human Rights Law centre (HRLC) chats about the Universal Periodic Review that took place in Geneva recently. She explains the review process and how Australia fares.