Phillip, I’d like to begin by saying that I think it’s very generous of you to step down as host of Late Night Live and give voice to someone with a different set of ideas. It certainly runs counter to the traditions of incumbency; what prompted you to pass the baton? … reply
2. Who should succeed you in the job and why? … reply
3. If there was a Phillip Adams Chair at a university, what would you like it to be for? … reply
Let me ask you these questions and please feel free to say something in parenthesis.
4. If you could create a new media network, how would it be different to the existing ones? … reply
5. What is missing in the Australian psyche? … reply
6. How should we decide when to listen to experts? And how do we decide which expert(s)? … reply
7. What is the role of a normal member of society? … reply
8. Can you describe your own spirituality? If you must say ‘numinous’ that’s perfectly okay. … reply
9. What comes after the materialistic society? … reply
10. How do you translate the silent head-nodding of listeners into policy change? … reply
11. How can we better facilitate agreement? … reply
12. Other than family, one person you’d like to thank and one person you’d like to apologise to … reply
13. Is the difference between left and right the best way to separate political ideals? If not, how in future do we organise and present ideas for change? … reply
14. Do you sometimes get sick of clever people? Do you ever want to tell them to shutup and go sit in the corner? … reply
15. Is our current political system something we should stick with? Do you favour experimentation with different political models? … reply
16. What new institutions do we need? … reply
17. Apart from money, should there be another currency? … reply
18. What’s with Bea Campbell’s voice? Does it explain how we feel about the English? … reply
19. If there is no deity with a ‘grand plan’, we each get to make one up. What’s yours? … reply
Thanks Phillip; we could talk about this all night but unfortunately we’re going to have to wrap it. I commend your contributions to the listener and I ask you, Gladys, to be upstanding. A round of applause and a big koala stamp for Australia’s greatest living intellectual, the Unspeakable Phillip Adams.
Commenters are welcome to step in on Phillip’s behalf.