Radio station Triple M has released a podcast from “divisive” former politician Mark Latham called ‘Lathamland’.
The 18-minute podcast was uploaded today, with the former Labor Party leader in a bombastic mood, taking on some of his pet themes around political correctness and “lefty feminists”.
A trailer for the show asks whether Latham is the “wild nutbag of Australian politics or could he be just what this country needs?”.
The show will air on Southern Cross Austereo’s TripleM in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from midday to 1:00pm on Friday. It is understood, at this stage, to be a one-off.
Latham was in the news last year after a Buzzfeed investigation uncovered he was behind a Twitter account called the @RealMarkLatham which had been trolling other users on the social media site.
He was then picked up by Channel Nine to be a regular panelist on its panel show The Verdict, its challenger to the ABC’s Q&A.
The release for the podcast:
The uncompromising Mark Latham has had a gutful of political correctness ‘there’s been a surge in political correctness in Australia and quite frankly it’s pissing people off’.
Helmed by one of most divisive political and social figures of our times, Lathamland is a podcast and radio show, taking on what Mark dubs the Elitist Left as he fights for every Australian’s right to free speech.
Latham stands firm that the right to free speech is being violated by everyone from ‘lefty feminists’, ‘political elites’ and even ‘the ABC’ and Australian’s are tired of being told how to think, speak and act.
Latham resides in the South West of Sydney and hears first hand that the political correctness that crept in during the 90’s is now so over the top it is damaging and dividing the nation. He believes it has resulted in political apathy with the average Australian turned off from positive political debate ‘listening to all this rubbish’.
He also believes a culture of outrage and offence has stifled language to the point you can’t, eg, call someone who is fat fat without a barrage of offence and outrage. And Australian’s have had enough.
Some say he’s a loose cannon; others agree with him and think he’s just what this country needs. No matter what side you sit on Lathamland will be a must-listen broadcast.