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Please Explain

Please Explain is a daily deep dive into one of the big issues of the day from Australia and across the world, covering everything from breaking down complex COVID-19 vaccine stories to royal news and everything in-between. Join Nathanael Cooper, Jess Irvine and Bianca Hall from the Herald and The Age newsrooms as they speak to journalists living and breathing stories on the frontline.

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Nathanael Cooper
Senior writer
Jessica Irvine
Economics writer
Bianca Hall
Senior writer

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Latest Episodes

Kids and vaccines: Your questions answered

Kids and vaccines: Your questions answered

Archie Miles, 10, steps in as a guest host, asking co-host Bianca Hall about COVID-19 vaccinations and whether kids should be worried about them.

Scott Morrison on the verge of locking in net zero by 2050 target

Scott Morrison on the verge of locking in net zero by 2050 target

Chief political correspondent David Crowe joins Bianca Hall to discuss the Morrison government’s long and arduous path to net zero emissions by 2050.

What’s driving Norway’s electric vehicle revolution?

What’s driving Norway’s electric vehicle revolution?

Europe correspondent Bevan Shields joins Bianca Hall to discuss Norway’s clean-car evolution.

Why we need to pay attention to tax reform even if we would rather not

Why we need to pay attention to tax reform even if we would rather not

Today on Please Explain, economics correspondent Jennifer Duke joins Nathanael Cooper to break down the push for tax reform.

How to listen to podcasts

On your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the ‘Podcasts’ app on your iOS device. If you don’t have it on your device you will need to download it from the App Store.
  2. Open the search page by tapping on the magnifying glass button in the bottom right corner. This will open up the search box.
  3. Search the name of the podcast you want to find (e.g. Please Explain) and tap the search button on the keyboard. You will then be shown a grid of search results.
  4. Tap on the podcast you want from the search results and this will take you to the homepage with a list of available episodes.
  5. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear in your library and automatically download the latest episodes.
  6. For more information refer to Apple support.

On your Android device

  1. Download and install the Google Podcasts app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the ‘Google Podcasts’ app and use the search box to search the name of the podcast you want to find (e.g. Please Explain).
  3. Tap on the podcast you want from the search results and this will take you to the homepage with a list of available episodes.
  4. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear at the top of the app. A new section of the app will then notify you of new podcast episodes when you are subscribed.
  5. For more information refer to Google support.