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Please Explain

A weekly 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’ll cover the biggest news events in national affairs, from federal politics, to the banking royal commission, the state of the economy and more. Dropping every Friday, Please Explain will go deep into the news of the week, so you get the full story.

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.

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Episode 05: The battle for Wentworth: Scott Morrison's big test

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