Phillip Adams’ last interview

adamsPhillip, 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.

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6 Comments

  1. You forgot
    How do you explain that LNL is often interesting, but your column in the OZ is always such total shite?

    Who is the most famous person you have interrupted just as they start to anger your question?

    Did you know I pretend to polish your forehead on the LNL podcast image when I want to pause you on my iphone?

    What’s the deal with Christian Kerr? Why don’t you interrupt him a lot more?

  2. Yes, I hope that one day I will hear the sharp intake of breath as an LNL staffer runs into the studio and punches Christian Kerr in the guts mid-pontification. And what about the DART Centre? They never seem to inflict any damage.

  3. You forgot
    How do you explain that LNL is often interesting, but your column in the OZ is always such total shite?

    Who is the most famous person you have interrupted just as they start to anger your question?

    Did you know I pretend to polish your forehead on the LNL podcast image when I want to pause you on my iphone?

    What's the deal with Christian Kerr? Why don't you interrupt him a lot more?; You forgot
    How do you explain that LNL is often interesting, but your column in the OZ is always such total shite?

    Who is the most famous person you have interrupted just as they start to anger your question?

    Did you know I pretend to polish your forehead on the LNL podcast image when I want to pause you on my iphone?

    What's the deal with Christian Kerr? Why don't you interrupt him a lot more?;;

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