Late Night Live - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics, Society & Culture

From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.


Legacy of Jon Stewart: Who pays for roads in the 21st century; how mathematics can add meaning to your life

February 12th, 2015

Episode 134 of 506 episodes

For the past 17 years, Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, has brought parody and satire to the daily news cycle. It's still not clear exactly when his last show will air or who will replace him, but his outstanding comedic contributions will surely be missed. One of the core promises of the newly elected Abbott government was to 'build the roads of the 21st century'. The big problem for governments and citizens is that most of Australia's road megaprojects are mired in political and financial controversy.