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Please Explain: Podcast

Tory Maguire, David Crowe, Shane Wright & Jacqueline Maley

The political team from the Sydney Morning Herald's Please Explain podcast examines the elected Morrison Government's first 100 days. From the G20 in Osaka, to the new ministry, navigating the trade war and managing an increasingly fragile economy, there's much to discuss in this live recording of the Herald's popular weekly national affairs pod.

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Tory Maguire 

Get to the heart of the matter, with Please Explain

Current affairs are often governed by soundbites and spin, and newsfeeds confuse with bias and fake news. Knowing what's happening is one thing, but understanding why is another. 

In a live recording of the weekly podcast Please Explain, Tory Maguire and the political team from Sydney Morning Herald examine the elected Morrison Government's first 100 days. From the G20 in Osaka, to the new ministry, navigating the trade war and managing an increasingly fragile economy. 

Tune in for quality and nuanced analysis of the stories that drive the nation. 

Session supported by The Sydney Morning Herald 

More about the speakers...

Tory Maguire is the national editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has held senior roles at a number of major Australian mastheads and most recently spent two and a half years as editor in chief of HuffPost Australia.

David Crowe is the chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and a regular commentator on national affairs on the ABC's Insiders program, the Nine Network, ABC's Radio National and Sky News. In a career spanning 25 years, he has covered federal politics as the national affairs editor of The Australianand the chief political correspondent of The Australian Financial Review, as well as reporting on business as a correspondent in the United States.

Shane Wright is the senior economics correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Previously the Economics Editor for The West Australian newspaper, has has covered the past 21 federal budgets and been a regular guest on Insiders, Sky News, The Project and The Drum. In 2017 he was named Western Australia's columnist of the year.

Jacqueline Maley is a columnist and senior writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and Age newspapers, where she writes about politics, people and social affairs. She has also worked on staff at The Guardian in London and The Australian Financial Review, as well as contributing to numerous other publications including Gourmet Traveller and Marie Claire. In 2016 she won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. 

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