The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

Latest Episodes

Episode 261 – Victorian Shutdown and Branch Stacking
July 07, 2020

Victoria Back to square 1. Soviet-style public housing. What is it with hairdressers? From The Conversation States are shutting their borders to stop coronavirus. Is that actually allowed?…Read more ›

Episode 260 – 5 Years of Podcasting
June 30, 2020

Today we briefly celebrate 5 years of podcasting and then move on to discuss contemporary topics. Who are we? Paul, a bike riding music loving libertarian English Teacher, with a keen interest in Japan and China who is looking for love and as elder sta...

Episode 259 – The Jakarta Method
June 24, 2020

In this episode, Trevor does a solo review of a new book called The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins. Intro For 70 years we have been subjected to pro US propaganda. They won the war, they helped the countries they defeated,…Read more ›

Episode 258 – Grassroots Censorship
June 17, 2020

In this episode, we discuss indigenous spokespersons, grassroots censorship and Scott Morrison’s latest cock-ups. Feedback from Last Week From Graeme (Who is a patron) Disappointed that you indulged in a popular pastime of white fellas,…Read more ›

Episode 257 – Black Lives Matter in Australia
June 09, 2020

In this episode, we look at indigenous incarceration in Australian and the recent protests. Our Spiked Discussion OK, Trevor was wrong to say Spiked is funded by the Koch brothers and should have said Spiked has received donations from the Koch brother...

Episode 256 – American Riots and Covid-19 Shutdowns
June 02, 2020

Intro What’s Wrong with America by The Relatives live at The Bell House George Floyd. A summary America is still lynching black men. Except now they use their knees and the people doing are police in broad daylight.…Read more ›

Episode 255 – China China China
May 26, 2020

Due to history and culture, the Chinese think differently to us. In this episode, we look at the background events and influences that have shaped the Chinese. Why do a podcast on China? From John Menadue blog

Episode 254 – Trade Sanctions and Forseeable Harm
May 19, 2020

This Morrison government knows nothing about business, diplomacy or democracy. This is getting serious now This hopeless Morrison government fucked up the Covid 19 economic rescue (money to companies without asking if they are in trouble,…Read more ›

Episode 253 – Shaeleen interviews Trevor
May 12, 2020

In this episode, Shaeleen asks Trevor about his life, the podcast and the state of the world today.  …Read more ›

Episode 252 – Free Speech Limits, Murdoch Influence and China’s Democracy
May 05, 2020

In a series of debates Trevor tries unsuccessfully to convince Paul that free speech should be curtailed when it is dangerous, the ABC should not allow Murdoch journalists any more air time, Greg Sheridan is a fool,