LiSTNR’s Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull returns for season two

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has returned to LiSTNR with a new season of podcast Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull.

Expanded to eight episodes, Turnbull continues to examine the threat to democracy through interviews with leading experts on key issues such as artificial intelligence, defence capabilities and social media algorithms.

Turnbull said:

“In this series we discuss artificial intelligence, Tik Tok, killer robots and ask the question – is technology driving the decline of democracy?”  

Season Two includes:

Episode 1:      Should we ban TikTok?

Guest: Justin Bassi, Australian Strategic Policy Institute Executive Director

Episode 2:      Can we tame AI?

Guest: Toby Walsh, Author, Machines Behaving Badly

Episode 3:      Will killer robots save or destroy us?

Guest: Palmer Luckey, Anduril Founder  

Episode 4:      Meet the new autocrats and learn their playbook

Guest: Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Author, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present

Episode 5:      Talking with the Taliban: Keeping the lights on when Democracy flames out

Guest: Saad Mohseni, MOBY Group Chairman and CEO

Episode 6:      Secure clean energy will save democracy

Guest: Anna Mikulska, Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy – University of Pennsylvania

Episode 7:      America’s coming civil war

Guest: Barbara F. Walter, Author, How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them

Episode 8:      Dispatch from the Frontlines – The U.S. Presidential 2024 Race

Guest: Adam Kinzinger, former US Republican Party Congressman and Member of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack

Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull season two is available now on LiSTNR, beating the launch of political foe Tony Abbott’s new podcast with Peta Credlin by a day.

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