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What is ASIO? I'm sure you've all heard of it, but do you really know what it does? Is it as sexy as James Bond leads us to believe or is it just part of the political fabric? Who better to give us the ins and outs than former ASIO intelligence officer, now comedian David Callan and National news director at Nova and journalist Michelle Stephenson. I Spied will take a look at the dark underbelly of the intelligence world and give its love-handles a damn good shake. If you think you're being ...
 
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He joined us for US election run down, and he's back to talk Scotty vs Albo. The federal campaign is well and truly underway and Channel 9’s Charles Croucher helps Clancy and Wendell break down the candidates to watch, the seats to watch - and the messages that both parties are running on. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In this year’s final episode we delve deep into the world spies: couples sent to act as sleepers in foreign lands, living among the locals until called on to act. How are they selected, are they match-made or recruited as couples, and what are the pitfalls of life as an “Illegal”? And what does David know about a surfing sleeper cell on the Norther…
 
You might know her from Succession, you might know her as the co-host of counter-cultural US podcast Red Scare. This week, the editors talk to Dasha Nekrasova, the Belarusian-American actress, filmmaker, writer, podcaster, playboy, philanthropist. Dasha discusses her directorial debut movie, The Scary of Sixty-First, a thriller co-written with Made…
 
This week’s interview could have gone for hours, as the editors talk to one of Australia’s great writer’s about his transition into the world of printmaking. From semi-biographic thrillers to block printing. From angry young man to nuanced creator. He’s been described as “the bad boy of Queanbeyan Noir” - The town’s first ever triple-threat writer/…
 
This week a listener request has us looking at how you actually join ASIO. What is ASIO looking for in an applicant? What can you be expected to reveal about yourself? And just how did David manage to get through such a rigorous selection criteria and wind up working in one of the most sensitive organisations in the country? Double check your forme…
 
In Part 2 of this interview, Spanian discusses the very harsh transition from Boys Homes into the adult prison system. From petty crime into organized crime, and from 13 years behind bars into publishing a best selling memoir. What was happening in the streets as Sydney made the clunky pivot into innercity gentrification? And what does life look li…
 
The Betoota Advocate talks to one of Australia’s most unrefined and uncensored inner-city storytellers: Spanian. Between the 2000 Olympics and the NSW property boom, this week’s guest has a story that was never covered in Domain. In Part 1 of the long-awaited interview with Spanian, the editors dig into some of the most shocking stories that featur…
 
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