America, If You're Listening

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A podcast about how Donald Trump changed the United States and the world. Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to make America Strong, Wealthy, Safe, Proud and Great Again. In November, Americans will have their chance to elect him again. Has he lived up to his promise? Season 4 of America, If You’re Listening (formerly known as Russia, If You’re Listening) will look back on Trump’s greatest achievements, disappointments and disasters, and look at how they all fit together.

  • 19 minutes 20 seconds
    How America was primed for Trump shooting conspiracies

    When 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks shot at former-President Donald Trump on July 13, the American public was ready with conspiracy theories explaining how and why he did it. 

    And that shouldn’t come as a shock. Most Americans think President John F Kennedy was assassinated as part of a conspiracy, either by the US Government, Cubans, or the Mafia. 

    They’re primed to believe their government is keeping secrets from them—because it is. 

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    17 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 19 minutes 1 second
    Who Broke Britain: What took Labour so long?

    Last week, the UK Labour Party won the general election in a landslide victory.

    In the past four episodes we've detailed the chaos, ineptitude and hubris of the Conservative Party during their time in office.

    So you might be thinking, what took the Labour Party so long to get elected?

    On the final episode of our Who Broke Britain series, how Labour went to war with itself — over policy, factions, personalities, Brexit, and anti-Semitism.

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    Check out our series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IpFHEvMWZM&list=PLDTPrMoGHssAfgMMS3L5LpLNFMNp1U_Nq

    10 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 19 minutes 8 seconds
    Who Broke Britain 4: Stop the boats

    The UK election is being held today and polls indicate the Conservative Party will lose in a landslide.

    One of the key policies the government is running on is a version of Australia's offshore immigration detention policy, which was launched by prime minister John Howard in the lead-up to the 2001 election.

    Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's two year fight over this policy has not only been a colossal failure, it will likely drag the Tories down with it.

    So as the UK decides on their next Prime Minister, we're asking, who really broke Britain?

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    3 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 18 minutes 54 seconds
    Who Broke Britain 3: The NHS in crisis

    Britain's National Health Service was in crisis when COVID arrived in the UK.

    After years of increasing demand and flatlining funding, the NHS was deeply broken.

    One Chancellor called the NHS "the closest thing the English people have to a religion", so how was it left to fall into disrepair, on the edge of collapse, right as a catastrophic pandemic hit?

    This is part 3 of our series, Who Broke Britain.

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    26 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 19 minutes 8 seconds
    Who Broke Britain 2: The Brexit gamble

    British Prime Minister David Cameron took a colossal gamble when he called for a referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.

    Instead, he brought about Brexit and sent the country into three years of chaos.

    Cameron was certain his side — Remain — would win. How did he get it so wrong?

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    Watch Who broke Britain, part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW2NSrzcrIQ

    Check out our entire series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDTPrMoGHssAfgMMS3L5LpLNFMNp1U_Nq

    19 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 18 minutes 21 seconds
    Who Broke Britain 1 A promise to cut everything

    When the UK Conservative Party won the election in 2010, they took a butcher's knife to the budget.

    David Cameron's money-man George Osborne — the young heir to a wallpaper fortune — had a big plan called "austerity," but it put the country on a journey to total chaos.

    This is the first episode in a four-part series called Who Broke Britain.

    It's about the past 14 years of Conservative Party leadership, all the way up to the general election that's happening next month.

    London was once the largest city on Earth — capital of a global empire larger than any other in the history of the world.

    Even as recently as 17 years ago, Britons were the richest people in any of the world's large economies.

    Since then, they've gone backwards, more than any other large economy.

    Britain feels broken. So, who broke it?

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    12 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 31 minutes 50 seconds
    Not Stupid: Trump's guilty. What does that mean?

    We're still on a break from our regularly scheduled programming but don't worry, we're hard at work.

    Next week we'll be launching a four-part series leading up to the UK election called Who Broke Britain?

    The country that was once the centre of the world's greatest empire now seems a lot smaller, and in many ways — broken.

    So — who broke it?

    Until then, check out the latest ABC podcast Not Stupid, from our colleagues in ABC News.

    It's hosted by Jeremy Fernandez and Julia Baird, and this week they're diving into Trump's guilty conviction and whether we should raise the minimum age for social media.

    You can subscribe to it on the Listen app.

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    Check out our series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM7IYWahjGY

    5 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 15 seconds
    Why is China so obsessed with Taiwan?

    The island of Taiwan, just off the coast of China, is shaping up as the most likely spark for the next global conflict.

    China's president Xi Jinping wants to claim all the territory he thinks belongs to China, without triggering a nuclear war.

    It's a century-old civil war, which has been frozen in place for decades.

    It's an almost unimaginably dangerous situation, and one mistake could lead to catastrophe.

    This is a repeat episode. It was first broadcast on the 6th July, 2021 as part of the China, If You're Listening series.

    If you want to listen to the whole series you can find it here, or scroll back in your podcast feed.

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    Check out our series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0_VTGzZj2U

    29 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 18 minutes 31 seconds
    The brutal and bloody career of Iranian President Raisi

    Earlier this week the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash in bad weather.

    Raisi was a phenomenally important figure in Middle Eastern politics — not just Iran's President, but the likely next Supreme Leader of Iran.

    He got there through acts of extreme brutality, showing his willingness to do anything to defend the Iranian status quo.

    How did Ebrahim Raisi become the heir-apparent to the Iranian Supreme Leadership, and what could happen now he's gone?

    Listen to our other episodes about Iran:

    Iran, Israel and the calculus of revenge

    The Ayatollah who dreamed of an Iranian caliphate

    How the Shah's cancer led to Iran's rift with the US

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    Check out our series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0_VTGzZj2U

    22 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 16 minutes 29 seconds
    Should we treat domestic violence like we treat terrorism?

    Australia's first domestic violence shelter Elsie opened in the 1970s, and researchers have been analysing the problem ever since.

    In the last three decades more than 1,500 women have been killed by intimate partners in Australia and we're still no closer to finding out why.

    Campaigner Rosie Batty has compared domestic violence to terrorism, and called for similar levels of funding.

    Is that comparison extreme, or is it the best way to get us closer to fixing the problem?

    *EDITOR'S NOTE: This episode incorrectly states that Luke Batty was 14 years old at the time of his death. He was 11 years old when he died.

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    15 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 15 minutes 25 seconds
    The man who destroyed his life to try to put Trump in jail

    Michael Cohen is the star witness in the Trump 'hush-money' trial.

    He was once Trump's personal attorney and said he would "take a bullet" for his boss, but then everything changed.

    He has served years in prison for lying, tax fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

    But he thinks everything he's gone through will be worth it if he can take Trump down.

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    Check out our series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqPubAjtbc4

    8 May 2024, 3:00 pm
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