The Looking Forward Podcast

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 64: Can WHO Be Cured?

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20 May 2020

Just as Trump throws a grenade at the WHO it agrees to a bodged up review into the coronavirus pandemic. Is there a place for a global health organisation that has underperformed and who is possibly doing more harm than good? (2:20-16:10) Peter Ridd, featured on the IPA’s new Heretic Podcast, was sacked by James Cook University for speaking out against its climate change studies. The Heretic’s auteur Gideon Rozner tells how the Podcast came to be (16:10-30:56) The ACCC is drafting a code which will force technology giants to pay media companies for their news. Is this just evening up the bargaining power or a catastrophically dumb and outrageous example of government sanctioned theft (thanks Chris)? (30:56-50:40) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Gideon Rozner to answer these questions as well as share their culture picks. This week’s picks include the hit Australian TV series Lego Masters, Peter Coleman’s The Liberal Conspiracy and the Netflix film Have a Good Trip. (50:40-1:08:24)


Show Notes

The Heretic Membership Offer


Donald Trump’s letter to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organisation


ACCC calls for consultation to set news bargain between Google, Facebook and media; Lilly Vitorovich and Leo Shanahan


Lego Can Avoid Ai WeiWei, But It Can’t Avoid Politics; Chris Berg


Did Lego Really Block Ai WeiWei?; Scott Hargreaves



Culture Picks

Lego Masters


The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress for Culture Freedom and the Struggle for the Mind of Postwar Europe; Peter Coleman


Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics

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Scott Hargreaves is the Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs

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