Episode am5 | Published 29/10/2014 11:27
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In a time of repetition and assertion, repetition and assertion, questions have become rhetorical and answers unrelated. The pioneers of this practice? The residents of the fourth estate – and yes, Australian politics. At the end of a microphone, hesitation takes on the quality of uncertainty. But the power of rhetoric is far more insidious.

Story: Jessie Borrelle
Voice: Various
Illustration: Jessie Borrelle
Sound design: chance

Produced by Jessie Borrelle and engineered by Jon Tjhia. Executive producers Jessie Borrelle and Jon Tjhia.

A co-commission of Paper Radio and ABC Radio National‘s Creative Audio Unit, with the support of the Ian Reed Foundation and Arts Victoria’s VicArts funding program.

* Source audio: Federal Parliament Question Time – the House of Representatives and the Senate