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This week on how did it come to this? From last weeks long history to a short history of a long war. Afghanistan is in strong Taliban control. It is the place from which Bin Laden launches his attacks on the west. Accused of aiding and abetting
This week on how did it come to this? From Emirates to Kingdoms, Republics both democratic and otherwise, to Islamic States and foreign invaders, the land of the Afghan has been fought over for centuries. A strategic stronghold bridging Asia an
This week on how did it come to this? A land that has been fought over, settled and invaded. A developing nation that has emerged from the former soviet union more soviet than the russians. A dictator who has been in power since 1994, keeping a
This week on how did it come to this? A death that was expected and yet unexpected. The royals have a penchant to fascinate and be the source of gossip. For some 60 years, his life was the source of story, intrigue, rumour, innuendo, and tabloi
This week on how did it come to this? Disease, death and something that can stop it. When the world is destroyed by things we catch, what could we possibly do to control such a force? Who came up with vaccination? Did early vaccines work? What
This week on how did it come to this? We had to take the long way round for centuries, leading lots of people to ask. Isn’t there a better way? Many tried and failed. Many thought it couldn’t be done. Many thought it was an insurmountable geogr
This week on how did it come to this? A car crash that shows the fragility of life, a boy who was a champion, that grew into a man who was a champion. Flaws in the public eye, overcoming adversity, weird families and a sport that seems to pay i
This week on how did it come to this? East India Company, British colonies, military juntas, democratic elections, civil wars and numerous name changes. The little country in South East Asia known as Myanmar has become the focus this week of in
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And so this is Christmas, and what have you done. I bet it’s not as much as the subject today. Keeping a running tally on every person in the world, running a large community of what appear to be indentured labour, somehow managing to traverse
This week, ScoMo has defended our honour and demanded an apology for what he describes as salacious claims against our nation. Australia has awoken the tiger and it did not use a long stick to do so. The trade war between the nations has escala
This week, ScoMo has defended our honour and demanded an apology for what he describes as salacious claims against our nation. Australia has awoken the tiger and it did not use a long stick to do so. The trade war between the nations has escala
The premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, has said she feels for Indigenous Australians who say the national anthem doesn’t reflect them and their history and it’s time to make “a small gesture” and change some lyrics. This week Nati
The premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, has said she feels for Indigenous Australians who say the national anthem doesn’t reflect them and their history and it’s time to make “a small gesture” and change some lyrics. This week Nati
Rupert Murdoch's media empire has come under fire from former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. This week we follow the rise of Rupert Murdoch. How does the media control our day to day? Should personal politics inform our news? When is a c
Rupert Murdoch's media empire has come under fire from former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. This week we follow the rise of Rupert Murdoch. How does the media control our day to day? Should personal politics inform our news? When is a c
This week on how did it come to this? 2500 witches from the middle ages in Scotland are on the verge of being exhonerated of their crimes. Who were they? What did they do? Who was after them? Did they weigh the same as a duck? all these questio
This week on how did it come to this? 2500 witches from the middle ages in Scotland are on the verge of being exhonerated of their crimes. Who were they? What did they do? Who was after them? Did they weigh the same as a duck? all these questio
Sometimes something happens so quickly in the news that you have to stop and talk about it. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has thrown an interesting spanner into the 2020 US Presidential Election. Join us as we look at the life of an incredible Su
Sometimes something happens so quickly in the news that you have to stop and talk about it. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has thrown an interesting spanner into the 2020 US Presidential Election. Join us as we look at the life of an incredible Su
Part Two of our discussion around the European Union, Brexit and Tony Abbott. Come and find out the reasons why the UK is exiting the Union, and the controversy around those decisions, how did it come to this?
Part Two of our discussion around the European Union, Brexit and Tony Abbott. Come and find out the reasons why the UK is exiting the Union, and the controversy around those decisions, how did it come to this?
Tony Abbott, Ex-Captain of Team Australia, has been appointed a trade advisor for the UK in the wake of Brexit. But how did the European Union form, why does it exist, how did it come to this?
Tony Abbott, Ex-Captain of Team Australia, has been appointed a trade advisor for the UK in the wake of Brexit. But how did the European Union form, why does it exist, how did it come to this?
This week on 'how did it come to this?' we look at the current cases of Bubonic Plague and discuss its impact on history.Contact us at: [email protected]'how did it come to this?' is written by Daniel Mattes and Siobhan Doughe
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