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Malcolm Turnbull returns for season two of Defending Democracy podcast

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


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

The first episode; Should We Ban Tik Tok with Justin Bassi, executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute is live now:


Following the impressive season one roll call, which featured former British Prime Minister
Theresa May and veteran Homeland Security official John Cohen, the subject matter and
guestlist for the new season is equally thought-provoking and includes conversations with
guests such as Australian Strategic Policy Institute Executive Director Justin Bassi and MOBY
Group Chairman and CEO Saad Mohseni.


Former Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, said: “In this series we discuss artificial
intelligence, Tik Tok, killer robots and ask the question – is technology driving the decline of
democracy?


LiSTNR Head of News and Information, Melanie Withnall, said: “With his exceptional access
to leading experts across the globe, we are delighted that Mr Turnbull has expanded his
exploration of the issues that continue to vex governments and created a second series of his
popular podcast with LiSTNR.”


The second season of Defending Democracy with Malcolm Turnbull is available now on LiSTNR.