The People's Project: Victoria is Broken

The People's Project

The People's Project: Victoria is Broken

2hr 7min

21 April 2023

On tonight’s show with Ken Phillips and Nick Karamouzis from Self Employed Australia:

Once again Daniel Andrews is dogged by allegations of corruption in his government. We look at the systemic nature of ‘grey corruption’ that is now widely acknowledged across left and right wing media. We make comparisons with Liberal corruption in other states such as NSW.

Self Employed Australia provides a final and detailed summary of the entire NATL campaign, and what transpired in Victorian courts. We reveal outrageous moves by judges to assist the Daniel Andrews government, feeding them arguments in court.

The Australian Prime Minister seeks to ‘protect’ gig workers by fundamentally changing the notion of a ‘commercial contract’, forcing ’employee’ standards on gig workers. We explore what this really means for anyone self employed, or those who use gig work to top up their ordinary income.

Ken Phillips attended the Marxism 2023 conference in Melbourne, and brings us a full report on what he discovered.


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Kos Samaras: The Future of Australian Politics

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Kos Samaras: The Future of Australian Politics

1hr 30min

18 April 2023

Kos Samaras has over 25 years of experience in advertising and politics. Between 2005 to 2019 he served as Victorian Labor’s Deputy Campaign Director and is now the Director of Redbridge Group Australia, a social and community research company.

He specialises in combining research and socio-political analysis to illustrate emerging trends within the Australian community. He joined Discernable to discuss why the entire continent is turning red (voting for Labor).

We discussed:

  • Kos’ history as Deputy Campaign Director for Daniel Andrews
  • Why the Redbridge Group published proprietary data on Twitter for free
  • The importance of strong political oppositions
  • Lockdowns are political, not scientific
  • Why the Liberals are dying
  • How Liberals held seats in Sydney
  • The winning formula for the Liberal Party
  • Why Daniel Andrews is so angry
  • Kos’ struggle with depression
  • Political infighting
  • How the Greens are taking over
  • Sydney’s property market hurts Labor in NSW
  • Melbourne has poorer migrants and a dispersed Millennial class
  • Transgender and minority groups
  • Councils that fake surveys and won’t collect your bins
  • Empathy for the unvaccinated
  • Questions from Twitter
  • The Indigenous Voice to Parliament
  • Labor will lose the next QLD election
  • The new elites
  • Who is going to pay for ‘Labor’s debt’?
  • What is Stoicism?
  • What Kos has learned from surveying people
  • Low Information Voters
  • What makes a good politician?
  • Asking Kos to argue against himself

Better than QandA: Impossible Conversations with Peter Boghossian

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Better than QandA: Impossible Conversations with Peter Boghossian

2hr 32min

6 April 2023

Better than QandA is a new format live panel show that appeals to those who want to think deeply about the world today.

Tonight’s topic ‘Impossible Conversations with Peter Boghossian’ explores epistemology: how do you know what you know? After demonstrating multiple games of ‘street epistemology’ we will dive into the ‘Sokal Squared’ ‘Grievance Studies Affair’ where James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian successfully published hoax papers in peer-reviewed academic journals to demonstrate the intellectual corruption of academia.


  • Peter Boghossian joins us live, all the way from the USA. Peter is a Founding Faculty member at the University of Austin and the director of National Progress Alliance. His teaching pedigree spans more than 25 years and focuses on the Socratic method, scientific skepticism, and critical thinking. Peter’s dissertation explored increasing the moral reasoning of prison inmates and aiding their resistance to crime. His most recent book is How to Have Impossible Conversations and his writing can be found in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Time Magazine, National Review, and elsewhere. His work is centred on bringing the tools of professional philosophers to a wide variety of contexts to help people think through what seem to be intractable problems.
  • Flying in from Perth is Australia’s most controversial comedian: Corey White. Transitioning from criminal lawyer to comedian, Corey has appeared at The Sydney Writers Festival, on Triple M, SBS, and at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He’s mic dropped on the SAS, police, “journalists”, the legal profession and government approved comedians, with a swag of agenda fluid gags that are rigorously tested, safe and effective for all. Until 2023 he was Australia’s most cancelled comedian for daring to raise impossible conversations.

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