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Sean Conroy Gets Happier is a curious exploration of the art and science of happiness. As a comedian, Sean Conroy has spent his entire career trying to make other people happier. He's experienced everything from crackerjack, blockbuster, mega-hit success to incredible, amazing, life- changing success. In fact, the only person he hasn't managed to make happier is himself! Now he's trying to figure out how to turn his own frown upside down. Meditation, sugar, exercise, money, social media, com ...
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In this episode, Debra Sungi of PNG’s Climate Change and Development Authority speaks with the Lowy Institute’s Oliver Nobetau. Discussions around development in the Pacific consistently reference climate change as a major challenge. Countries such as PNG have to manage the support offered by international development partners without being overwhe…
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Sean and Andy discuss the 1976 pilot "Ark II" a mashup of Oliver Twist, Noah's Ark, Jonah and the Whale, Lord of the Flies, and others we probably missed. You can watch the pilot here on YouTube (Link) Become a free member on Patreon and discuss the episode! Support the Show. Bonus content at Patreon (Link) For more info see CoPilotsTV.com or @CoPi…
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The Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen spoke with Sweden’s defence minister, Pål Jonson, during his recent visit to Australia. Prior to his ministerial career, Jonson worked in Sweden’s Defence Research Agency, and his depth of knowledge about not just European security but also Asia comes through in this interview. Roggeveen asks Jonson why Swedes sho…
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Tensions between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea have reached their highest level in more than a decade. The risk of escalation, even conflict, between the two countries could test the credibility of the Philippines’ alliance with the United States. In the first of a series focused on the South China Sea tensions, Susannah Patton, …
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Since the Albanese government was elected, Australia has focused on stabilising relations with China. But there are limits to Australia’s ability to successfully pursue stabilisation if there remains a spectre of confrontation between its largest trading partner and its key security guarantor, the United States. Do either the US or China genuinely …
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Amy Wilson (What Fresh Hell co-host & Author), Sean, and Andy discuss the Ally McBeal pilot, a legal comedy drama. You can watch the 1997 pilot here on Daily Motion (Link) To hear Amy talk about her experiences with non-pilot pilots, check out our Patreon (link below)! Support the Show. Bonus content at Patreon (Link) For more info see CoPilotsTV.c…
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On Tuesday 25 June 2024 we held an event at the National Press Club for the launch of a new Lowy Institute Analysis paper that makes the strategic case for AUKUS, written by one of the government’s most knowledgeable and experienced defence thinkers. Luke Gosling argued that nuclear-powered submarines will be central to Australia’s ability to defea…
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Papua New Guinea is a nation undergoing rapid digital transformation. With increased connectivity, PNG faces the dual challenge of leveraging digital growth for development while protecting its young netizens. Initiatives such as ChildFund’s 1-Tok Helpline, which has received more than 70,000 calls since its establishment in 2015, provide a window …
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On Friday 14 June 2024 we had our inaugural lecture in honour of Allan Gyngell, the first Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and one of Australia’s most respected foreign policy thinkers. Allan’s friend and contemporary, Ric Smith, delivered the Lecture on the subject of statecraft — a notion dear to Allan, and one that reaches beyond routine…
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Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel Prize-winning economist, has dedicated four decades to studying poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, and economic development. Recently, he strongly criticised his own profession, arguing that economists have overlooked the power dynamics inherent in capitalism. In this wide-ranging episode of Development Futures, Al…
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We're BACK and resuming production!! Join the hilarious Alison Becker (Parks and Rec) in discussing the cult 2015 pilot. The Amazon Prime original aired in 2015 and is available on Amazon (Link) Support the Show. Bonus content at Patreon (Link) For more info see CoPilotsTV.com or @CoPilotsTV (IG, Twitter) Hosted by Sean Conroy (IG, Twitter) Andy Se…
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In this episode of The Director's Chair, the Lowy Institute's Executive Director Michael Fullilove is joined by The New York Times columnist Bret Stephens. They discuss the forthcoming US election and why he thinks Donald Trump is likely to return to the White House. They also talk about the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, AUKUS, cancel c…
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Myanmar’s civil war has entered a crucial phase. While the junta remains firmly ensconced in the centre, a series of stunning victories by its opponents has severely diminished the reach of the military regime into the borderlands. A constellation of anti-junta forces has started delivering public services in “liberated areas” where they are in eff…
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In the new episode of The Director’s Chair, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Michael Fullilove is joined by US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell. They discuss Kurt Campbell’s new role in the State Department, American policy towards China, the relationship between Moscow and Beijing, Xi Jinping’s recent visit to France, Dr Campbell’s a…
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China is facing many economic problems, at home and abroad. The two are connected. Weak demand at home has contributed to a sharp rise in Chinese manufacturing exports, especially in green technologies such as electric vehicles. Surging Chinese exports have in turn prompted a backlash from the United States, Europe, and others who accuse China of e…
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In this episode, Michel Barnier, Europe’s former point man on Brexit negotiations, speaks with Hervé Lemahieu. Four years on, what lessons should the West draw from Brexit? How united is Europe in the face of populism at home and with new challenges on its doorstep, including the war in Ukraine? And are China and Russia two faces of the same threat…
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In this episode of The Director’s Chair, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Michael Fullilove is joined by UK Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy. They discuss David Lammy’s journey from cathedral chorister to the House of Commons, what kind of prime minister Keir Starmer would make, foreign policy under a Labour government, the UK’s relation…
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The Treasurer spoke on the domestic and international economy, and the government’s agenda to position Australia as an indispensable part of the global economy. After his remarks, the Lowy Institute's Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove AM chaired a Q&A session with the Treasurer. The Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP is the Treasurer of Australia. He has…
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John Hodgman joins Sean and Andy to discuss the cult Sci-Fi, Space: 1999. You can watch the 1976 pilot here on Youtube (Link) To John talk about his experience creating Dicktown and other bonus content, check out our Patreon (link below)! Support the Show. Bonus content at Patreon (Link) For more info see CoPilotsTV.com or @CoPilotsTV (IG, Twitter)…
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In the first episode of this new series of The Director’s Chair, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Michael Fullilove is joined by respected Australian journalist Leigh Sales. They discuss Leigh’s experience as a foreign correspondent in Washington, the shifts in American society that led to the rise of Donald Trump, why she still believes tha…
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In this episode, the Lowy Institute’s Research Director Hervé Lemahieu talks with Ryan Neelam, the Institute’s Director of the Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program about the findings of the recently launched 2024 Global Diplomacy Index. What do diplomatic networks tell us about superpower rivalry, geopolitical competition, and a more multipola…
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A conversation with Admiral John Aquilino on the increasing dangers in the Indo-Pacific, the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States, and the importance of the AUKUS security partnership. Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove moderated the discussion, which also featured questions from the audience. Admiral J…
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TV Writer and Royals historian Dana Schwartz sits down with Andy and Sean to discuss the Netflix epic, The Crown. The 2016 Pilot episode is available on Netflix (LINK) Note: This was recorded after Princess Catherine released a photoshopped photo of her with her family but before her diagnosis was made public. Support the Show. Bonus content at Pat…
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Famed raconteur Jordan Morris joins Andy and Sean to discuss the seminal show from his childhood, Alf! The 1986 pilot is available for free on Youtube (Link). That's also where you can view episode 2, which Jordan and the guys discuss live over on our Patreon. Jordan's new graphic novel, Bubble, comes out this July. For more on Jordan visit here. S…
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In this episode, the Lowy Institute’s Sam Roggeveen talks with his colleague, Research Fellow on Transnational Challenges Lydia Khalil, about her new research paper, Overcoming digital threats to democracy. The internet and social media are now our digital public square, yet these spaces are not governed that way. Lydia proposes that tech giants lo…
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