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Nathanael Cooper is the co-host of Please Explain.

Please Explain podcast: Not even a pandemic could dampen Australia’s appetite for cocaine
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Please Explain podcast: Not even a pandemic could dampen Australia’s appetite for cocaine

Nathanael Cooper and crime reporter Fergus Hunter explore the rise in cocaine use in Australia and the impact it is having on organised crime.

  • by Nathanael Cooper

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SBS’ new ‘prisoner porn’ series is the latest entry in the race to the bottom
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SBS’ new ‘prisoner porn’ series is the latest entry in the race to the bottom

A new series will see recently released prisoners taking up spare rooms in people’s homes for SBS to film and broadcast.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Please Explain podcast: When will we be able to travel overseas again?
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: When will we be able to travel overseas again?

Nathanael Cooper and business reporter Patrick Hatch explore whether there is a light on the horizon for international travel.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Please Explain podcast: Melissa Caddick’s disappearance three months on
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: Melissa Caddick’s disappearance three months on

Nathanael Cooper and investigative reporter Kate McClymont look at the latest developments in the investigation into Melissa Caddick’s alleged fraud and her disappearance.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
It’s time to change the discourse around Samantha Armytage

It’s time to change the discourse around Samantha Armytage

Rather than focus on her performance as a TV presenter, the media coverage of Samantha Armytage remains stoically misogynistic.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Please Explain podcast: Meghan and Harry’s dance between fame and anonymity
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: Meghan and Harry’s dance between fame and anonymity

Nathanael Cooper and deputy lifestyle editor Sophie Aubrey explore the style and timing of how a new addition to the royal family was announced.

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Please Explain podcast: How the pandemic revealed inter-state tribalism
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: How the pandemic revealed inter-state tribalism

Nathanael Cooper and national affairs editor Rob Harris explore the state-based parochialism that has risen during the pandemic.

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The music industry looks fun, exciting and glamorous. On the inside, the truth is more grim

The music industry looks fun, exciting and glamorous. On the inside, the truth is more grim

The Australian music industry is run by powerful men with fragile egos who will do whatever it takes to protect their kingdom. An Instagram account has started revealing the inappropriate behaviour that goes on behind the scenes.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Please Explain podcast: Graffiti and who gets to decide what is and isn’t art
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: Graffiti and who gets to decide what is and isn’t art

Nathanael Cooper and senior writer Jacqueline Maley unpack the current feud surrounding the mural of former New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.

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Please Explain podcast: James Bond or domestic politics? Russia’s Navalny problem
Analysis

Please Explain podcast: James Bond or domestic politics? Russia’s Navalny problem

Nathanael Cooper and Europe correspondent Bevan Shields discuss the ongoing face-off between Russian President Vladimir Putin and dissident Alexi Navalny.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
High drama when Nic and Keith went to the opera

High drama when Nic and Keith went to the opera

As arts companies grapple with huge financial losses and how to attract new audiences, one opera fan and his program highlighted the challenges the fine arts face.

  • by Nathanael Cooper