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Please Explain

A daily podcast hosted by Tory Maguire, National Editor, and regular contributors. We cut through the noise and give you insight into the stories that drive the nation.

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Hear directly from some of the most experienced journalists in the country such as David Crowe, Peter Hartcher, Adele Ferguson and Stephen Bartholomeusz.

We cover the biggest news events in national affairs, from federal politics, to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of the economy, and more.

Tory Maguire
National Editor and Host

Tory is the national editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has held senior roles at a number of major Australian mastheads and was most recently editor-in-chief of HuffPost Australia for two-and-a-half years.

Latest Episodes

Despite three decades of economic growth, we might need to review the Reserve Bank

Despite three decades of economic growth, we might need to review the Reserve Bank

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper and senior economics correspondent Shane Wright look at the role of the Reserve Bank of Australia and calls for a review into its practices.

‘Fear, intimidation and depravity’: Coup puts Myanmar on track for another civil war

‘Fear, intimidation and depravity’: Coup puts Myanmar on track for another civil war

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper is joined by south-east Asia correspondent Chris Barrett to find out more about the growing unrest in Myanmar.

Remembering the legacy of Carla Zampatti

Remembering the legacy of Carla Zampatti

Today on Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper and fashion editor Melissa Singer explore the impact and legacy of iconic fashion designer Carla Zampatti.

As COVID-19 leaks into the community again, what are the gaps in the system?

As COVID-19 leaks into the community again, what are the gaps in the system?

Today on Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper is joined by Mary Ward to discuss how Australia is now dealing with the pandemic after vaccine rollout delays and new outbreaks.

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