Christopher Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) is an English-American author, journalist and literary critic. Currently living in Washington, D.C., he has been a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry, and a variety of other media outlets. Hitchens is also a political observer, whose best-selling books — the latest being God Is Not Great — have made him a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits.

In May 2008, Hitchens voluntarily experienced waterboarding, concluding “if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture”.

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Peter Hall, Founder and Chairman, Hunter-Hall Investments, speaks about the attempts to resurrect the Bulletin Magazine.  Hall describes his vision of a new Bulletin, saying that critiquing those in power is key in triggering a successful relaunch. Hall says it will be hard to get people to leave a comfortable life in news media for a ‘pirate band.’  Hall mentions cult American Magazine The Believer amongst other venerable publications.

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Wil Anderson  is an Australian comedian, performing stand-up, as well as on television and radio. Currently he is the co-host on the Wil & Lehmo radio show on Triple M in Australia with Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann.

Adam Spencer ( is an Australian radio DJ and media personality. He first came to fame when he won his round of the comedic talent search Raw Comedy in the mid 1990s. He began working at Triple J soon afterwards, on mid-dawn and drive shifts. From 1999, joined in 2000 by Wil Anderson, Spencer hosted Triple J’s hugely popular breakfast show, before they both retired from the show in 2004.

Here Wil talks about the Gruen Transfer, ABC1′s new show on advertising.

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Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas (born December 18, 1951 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian-born U.S. aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut. He became a U.S. citizen in December 1986. He is married to NASA astronaut Shannon Walker.

Here he talks of his flight over his hometown, and the ever-important question of going to the toilet in space.

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Timothy Ferriss (b. 1977) is an American author, public speaker, and “productivity guru.” In 2007, he published The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich which was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

In April 2007, Random House released his book The 4-Hour Workweek through its Crown imprint. The book warns against information overload, recommends what Ferriss calls ‘selective ignorance’ and coins the phrase ‘lifestyle design.’ He also advocated hiring virtual assistants from developing countries such as India.

Before the release of the 4HWW, Ferriss was an unknown. He marketed the book heavily through bloggers who he created personal relationships with. He has since been praised for this technique.[14][16] The book eventually hit number 1 on both the New York Times bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

The release of his book moved Ferriss’ blog[1] to the Top 1000 on Technorati. According to Fast Company, it is read by many of the “top tech CEOs in the world.

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