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The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

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The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove is a weekly podcast which takes a look at news, political events, culture, ethics and the transformations taking place in our society. We try to look at news events and examine whether they are good or bad, whether they are part of a larger trend, what social forces are at work and what are the implications for our future. A typical episode is an eclectic mix of serious ideas and amusing stories. We might well be cataloguing the demise of civilisation but we try to have fun while doing so. We are Australian so we include a lot of Australian stories but Australia is a small fish in a big pond and we consequently look at a lot of international events which are relevant to everyone. We hope you enjoy the podcast.

Customer Reviews

Always thought provoking

Iron fist and velvet glove is a deep dive into secular discussion in Australia and some international sources. You won’t always agree with them but they will make you analyse your own views and at the very least inform you of some of the undercurrents in political and religious spheres.
Well worth your time.

News + Opions + Open Minded Truth-Seeking

Listen in if you like your weekly news and opinions provided by intelligent, witty, open minded, truth-seeking commentators with small egos.
These guys are kicking goals for secular, rational, humanist Australians.

Prepare to be challenged!

In a society where politics is polarised to such a degree where the latte-lovers on the left can't come together to speak to the troglodites on the right, it's refreshing to listen to a podcast that seeks to challenge the radical ideas perpetuated by both extremes of the political divide.

So really, don't listen to this podcast if you don't want to be challenged on your political ideology, or can't mount an argument in defence of your own ideas.

It's an easy listen, with no real wading throught the weeds of heavy political and social theory. It's an entertaining, fun, and challenging listen, and has become a must-listen in a very short time.

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