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.
Our Favourite Episodes
Episode 25 which was our Christmas episode for 2015
Episode 71A which featured Right Wing Tony
Episode 61 especially at the 46.45-minute mark where we examine the life of Mohammed
Episode 90 where The Fist dissects the opposition to Ayaan Hirsi Ali