Podcast Episode

Urban Legendary 15

The Fifteenth Urban Legendary Show!

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What follows are interviews, conducted by Kylie Sturgess, which have featured on RTRM.


New year – new political reshuffle!

The Turnbull government ousted Minister for Cities and Built Environment Jamie Briggs and the Special Minister of State Mal Brough from the front bench due to poor conduct.

And if you thought texting the wrong person during new year celebrations was an embarrassment – immigration minister Peter Dutton has taken it to a new level by referring to journalist Samantha Maiden as a “mad f***ing witch” – and sending it to her by SMS by mistake. Acting Federal Opposition Leader Penny Wong has described these incidents as a test for Mr Turnbull and his leadership.

Public Policy consultant and former ministerial adviser in the Howard government Terry Barnes helps to unpack these testing times further.


Believe it or not, it’s less than a year before the US elects their next President.

As the New Hampshire Primaries approach candidates from both parties, President Obama has announced plans to take action on gun control and end the American “epidemic of gun violence”.

In the meantime, California’s gun seizure law went into effect on New Year’s Day – but is it making a difference?

To help us with the facts is University of Sydney’s US political expert Dr. David Smith.


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Thanks to the radio stations RTRFM who have supplied these recordings, especially Peter Barr. Hear more great audio at  www.rtrfm.com.au.

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Music “Pushed Away” by Mitchell Gannon: https://soundcloud.com/mitchell-gannon

Ice Core Scientist: http://www.youtube.com/user/icecorescientist

Additional ambient music from Jukedeck – create your own at jukedeck.com

Additional Voiceover by Pamela Quevillon: http://speakeasynarration.com

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