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  1. The New Guard (Part 2)

    In part 2 we’re almost ready for the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge but dissent is making its way through the New Guard while Jack Lang’s success as Premier continues to haunt Eric Campbell.

    Around the world, fascists are gaining popularity. How far can Eric Campbell’s charisma take the New Guard?

    The Great Depression is in full swing and Sydney descends into brutal violence and political chaos that may take it to the brink or put it on the world map.

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  2. The New Guard (Part 1)

    It’s 1932 in Sydney: The Harbour Bridge is almost complete after nine years and the whole country continues to struggle with the economic disaster of the previous decade.

    But for well-heeled Sydney lawyer and ex-WWI officer Eric Campbell, the biggest peril of the Great Depression was not mass unemployment or starvation: It was NSW premier Jack Lang—aka the ALP’s “Red Wrecker”—and his dangerously socialist platform.

    As Sydney enters a long hot summer, Campbell starts to plot how he and the New Guard can take Jack Lang out of the picture for good.

    This is a tale of passion and politics in a time of global financial crisis. The rise and fall of Eric Campbell’s New Guard: the fascist army that gatecrashed the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and plotted to overthrow the NSW premier in a military coup.

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  3. Year Zero: a history of 1945 - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    How did people in 1945 deal with feelings of revenge, how were collaborators treated and after the trauma of war was it possible to return to any sense of normality?

    According to academic, author and historian Ian Buruma 1945 was a pivotal year not only for Europe but for the world at large. He discusses China, Japan, human rights and history, sexuality and murder.

    Ian Buruma in conversation with RN’s Kate Evans at the Sydney Writers’ festival, 25th May 2014

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  4. What’s so great about Alexander? - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    The King of Macedon, Alexander III, owes his description ‘the Great’ to the enormous territory that he conquered. His unparalleled journey of domination with a 50,000 strong army lasted over ten years. But was Alexander ‘Great’ even before he became this mysterious and elusive world conqueror?

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  5. HV142- Solidod : HearVox

    The Life and Times of Solidod, the last remaining member of her village of Mescalero Apache who lived on the edge of Death Valley.

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  6. Guardian Books podcast: Royalty and the English folk song | Books |

    We investigate the rich seam of royalty in British literature, and examine Englishness through the lens of folk song, with Steve Roud and the singer Rachel Unthank

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