Episode 121 – Want something banned in Qld? – Get Palaszczuk’s boyfriend to lobby for it.

1:14 It seems that there is legislation to allow at least one person to
sue politicians who have fallen foul of the citizenship
requirements. A man from Wagga Wagga is showing us how it is done.

7:05 Australian attitudes to private schools are like American attitudes to
gun control.

11:22 Greg Sheridan has jumped the shark with his latest religious rant in
the Weekend Australian.

15:04 A social media study looking at tweets suggest that the marriage
equality vote will be extremely close.

19:31 The threat to freedom narrative by the religious lobby is just a bid
for power and privilege.

21:48 A society which operates as a meritocracy is perhaps just as unfair
as an aristocracy. We explain why.

39:11 Paul Keating told John Hewson that he wanted to do him slowly and it
seems that Paul Keating, in relation to assisted dying, wants to do us
all slowly.

42:05 The Czech Republic is worried about is Islam and Late Night Live
cannot understand why.

54:31 Aboriginal communities have decided that there will be no more
climbing of Uluru after 2018.

1:00:05 We look at the link between this, the #MeTo and victimhood.

1:05:18 A recent survey shows that 30% of Australians do not understand our
company tax rates and how they compare to the rest of the world.

1:08:37 You can now sit in a bath tub that smells like Kentucky Fried Chicken.

1:10:04 The Wall Street Journal has suggested that Donald Trump can
legitimately close down awkward inquiries and pardon all of his
associates. This is another example of the insidious influence of
Rupert Murdoch.

1:12:10 We look at political donations generally, the lobbying industry and
donations in the Queensland State election as well as the priorities
of the One Nation Party.

1:20:06 The Qld Premier has vetoed a Federal loan to the Adani mine on the
basis of a conflict of interest.

NSW man could be owed up to $460,000 from ousted dual-citizen politicians http://marker.to/5bFSaI


Section 46 of the Constitution of Australia http://marker.to/zdjAfv

COMMON INFORMERS (PARLIAMENTARY DISQUALIFICATIONS) ACT 1975 – SECT 3 Penalty for sitting when disqualified http://marker.to/ZtrWbH

Private Schools in Australia are like Gun Control in the  USA Monica Dux on private schools

Greg Sheridan on why you should not buy The Australian http://marker.to/F9aOj5

Social media study points to a close result in the same-sex marriage vote http://marker.to/BGKEjI

The threat-to-freedom narrative is just a bid for power and privilege http://marker.to/tuXQ8q

A society in which status is allocated according to merit isn’t much fairer than one in which it’s inherited http://marker.to/7nmIo6

Inside debate in Victoria over Assisted Dying http://marker.to/p0MBcn

Czech Republic and Late Night Live

Brett has signed up as a Patron – Thanks mate!


Tony Abbott says SSM debate sparks new wave of conservative activism http://marker.to/4PO2xj

No more climbing on Uluru http://marker.to/t9bUq3

Facebook comments

The link between Ularu and Harvey Weinstein: Contemporary political culture reveres the victim and continually reinforces the authority of those who suffer. http://marker.to/BaTB2C

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has called on parents of Catholic school students to support him in preserving the schools’ Catholic identity. If you accept and protect Aboriginal Identity then you must accept and protect Catholic Identity. http://marker.to/jtXoNK

30% approve the reduction of  company tax rates and these are their reasons

The KFC ‘Chicken Smell Bathing Powder’ is here.

Trump – things are warming up Phones have been tapped, people wearing wires and Trump considers firing the investigator. http://marker.to/8yJZzo

JOHN MENADUE. We need to curb rent-seekers and lobbyists. http://marker.to/PrkATn

LNP in front on funding as parties’ election war chests are revealed

One Nation’s five balance of power demands

The Adani problem will haunt Palaszczuk’s election campaign http://marker.to/sYeskZ


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Only just found this podcast. LOVE IT

Really great to see some honest conversation, that doesn’t seem concerned with making the truth more palatable for the fair of heart. I think we really need a lot more of this.


Great listen

Fantastic podcast and gets better every episode. BUT if you can’t handle the truth about the dismal state of Australian politics give this one a miss.

The Happy Dog

Look forward to this podcast every week

This is an entertaining and intelligent discussion of politics, religion, education and other important issues in Australia. If you’re not interested in politics or if you’re confused by it then you need to listen to these guys. They remove the mystery and put forward an analysis of the issues that will entertain and inform you.


Ep 81, one of the best and most enjoyable

Wel done Trevor and Hugh, one of the best Eps to date. Professional delivery by both.


Episode 68 right on the mark

This episode was just the right length, but more importantly, was a little more measured in addressing the topics. I admire the Iron Fist in the way he can craft rational statements about appalling behaviour in the topics discussed, and I found the 12th Man to be a good balance to the Iron Fist. I wish the Velvet Glove wouldn’t giggle at important topics or when religious thinking is described – we already find them ridiculous, but laughing every time is a bit much after hours of listening to episodes. This is a fun but semi-serious podcast that everyone should listen to, and I thank them for making the time to produce it.


Keep it going…

A refreshing podcast. Rational discussion on topics many won’t tackle honestly. I don’t agree with everything you say but I love the way your subject matter is explored and sometimes debated. Great work guys.


Making baby Jesus cry

Don’t listen to these baby eating heathens, God will kill an angel for every episode that you listen to.


Presenting the Inconvenient Truth

These guys are at the forefront of challenging religious privilege. If you want to be up-to-date on all the wacky goings-on by the religion pushers in this world and their attempts successful or otherwise to influence the political and social spheres of our lives then this is your podcast. We need more of this advocacy for a secular world view. Be like me or Bill and don’t miss an episode.


Christmas Special

All podcasts are great but the christmas special takes the cake. Excellent show guys.


Australian Centred Debate

This podcast is great for those looking for debates about secularism, religious power structures and Western liberal democratic ideals, all with a focus on the Great Southern Land. The two main protagonists bounce ideas off each other and occasionally guests are brought in to give different perspectives (I love to hate Right Wing Tony!). These are not Left Wing Nutters, I know as I tend to that description too often myself and disagree with them at times. Rationality and free thought rule! The boys don’t mind if you throw in your two cents, in fact, I think they love to hear from the public. Very worth a listen.


Great Job

I look forward to this show each week. So informative! Thank you.


Stumbled upon

I stumbled on this podcast and enjoyed a number of podcasts. I love the deconstruction of the arguments and the range of topics. The input of the 12th man, right wing Tony and in particular Hugh Harris and Objective morals and Moral relativism. I am a atheist/secularist and would love to see you guys on Q&A keep up the great work. Secularism is a fight worth fighting for.


Not getting any worse

I’ve been listening for a year now and you haven’t gotten any worse. It’s nice to hear a good Australian perspective with varying views. Keep it up.


Always well worth the time

The Fist and crew do a great job of debating and dissecting a range of secular topics. Great work, and always an amusing listen.


Well balanced podcast

I’ve been listening since the first episode and it has proven time and again to be my favourite podcast. The guys have a balanced view of the world and politics. Well worth a listen.


Back catalogue

Greeting Fist, Glove and Man. I’m working my way through the back catalogue and enjoying it immensely. Your discussions contain the kind of intelligence and fluid thinking with a touch of irreverence that I have been looking for in a local content podcast. Keep up the good work.

Tony W

Love your work

Love your work, your podcasts are excellent and your political commentary and general banter really improve my day! Thank you!


Sensible Secularists

A provocative and informative discussion of current affairs at the intersection of religion and politics. The perfect antidote to religious privilege and snowflake culture. Best listened to at 1.5x speed.


Episode 139 Comedy Classic

G’day Iron and Velv. When I found you blokes, I had finally found some Australian voices of reason and common sense. After listening to a chunk of the back catalogue and keeping up to date with the podcasts, I became a patron, you fellas should be on the Senate. Anyway, episode 139 was a little strange at first, until the nutter came out. And then, oh mate, it became comedy. Where did you dig up that crazy nutter? Thanks Fist and Glove. Watley


Hi guys, many thanks for

Hi guys, many thanks for your podcast which I have just discovered. I am looking forward to exploring the back catalogue. It’s great to hear Australian voices doing such a podcast. One thing though – it’s a bit blokey. Ever thought of having some women on?

Ms McIntosh


Possibly my favourite Aussie podcast. Nice one to do the gardening to!


Great Aussie Secularists..

Finally found some Aussie voices speaking about our issues with Australian accents and with Aussie guests from a secular point of view. Great work guys!



Congrats on 3 years! I’m a fairly new fan (thanks to Caitlin Langley) and this is becoming one of my favourite podcasts. Keep up the great work. – Andy Dowling, Andy Social Podcast / Self Starter Podcast / Bass Player in LORD (don’t worry, we’re not a Christian band!).

Andy Dowling

Glad I found it!

Finally! So glad to find other like minded people in Australia! You’ll be pleased to know I joined the Labor Party just before discovering your podcast and yes, I am as secular as they come!

Matt Chalk

An Enjoyable and Engaging Listen

I’ve been listening to the Iron Fist and Velvet Glove Podcast for a while now and have found it really engaging. The discourse is most often very intelligent and insightful. I often feel like I’ve learnt something when I’ve finished listening. However, I think that sometimes the hosts can be limited in their perspective and that can limit the depth of the discussion, but overall a great podcast you should all listen to.


Still Gold

Had to update the review, as I’ve been a listener and supporter for a while now. The podcast just keeps getting better. Along with the interesting subject matter, the guys are really finding a groove, or maybe i’m just getting to know them better. It’s funny, thought provoking, not afraid of controversy and genuinely interested in making a positive change. What more could you want. Keep up the great work guys.


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