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Please Explain

Please Explain is a daily deep dive into one of the big issues of the day from Australia and across the world, covering everything from breaking down complex COVID-19 vaccine stories to Royal news and everything in-between. Join Tory Maguire and Nathanael Cooper from The Herald and The Age newsrooms as they speak to journalists living and breathing stories on the frontline.

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Latest Episodes

The Resolve Political Monitor: a new poll that aims to get behind the issues

The Resolve Political Monitor: a new poll that aims to get behind the issues

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with chief political correspondent David Crowe and Resolve Strategic’s Jim Reed about a new way of looking at politically relevant data.

Caught up in ‘tit for tat’ political games: journalist Mike Smith details his exit from China

Caught up in ‘tit for tat’ political games: journalist Mike Smith details his exit from China

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with journalist Mike Smith about his dramatic exit from China last year.

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‘Not been stronger for decades’: The Sydney Morning Herald celebrates 190 years

On this episode of Please Explain, Tory Maguire is joined by the Herald’s editor, Lisa Davies, to celebrate a milestone: 190 years of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Australia announces the end of its involvement in the Afghanistan War

Australia announces the end of its involvement in the Afghanistan War

On this episode of Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks national security and foreign affairs reporter Anthony Galloway about Australia’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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  3. Search the name of the podcast you want to find (e.g. Please Explain) and tap the search button on the keyboard. You will then be shown a grid of search results.
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  5. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear in your library and automatically download the latest episodes.
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  4. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear at the top of the app. A new section of the app will then notify you of new podcast episodes when you are subscribed.
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