The Scrap

Jan 12, 202046 minutes


Things are hot in the Middle East and even hotter on this week's podcast.

Geraldine and Eliza have divergent views about the American assassination of Iranian Commander Qasem Suleimani. They also disagree about some of the journalism that has stemmed from the killing.

But they do tend to see eye to eye on 'Meghxit'. Eliza feels sorry for Meghan Markle and hates her treatment in the press. But she also thinks the Sussexes could have handled the split better.

Also this week: Captain Cook and summer time in Cairns. Money exchange in Beirut. And how to define 'star power' on TV.

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Trent Dalton’s three-part series on Captain Cook in The Australian https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/cook-rediscovered-white-ghosts-on-the-coast/news-story/b2ff8dd879ac8d345f195b23638ea79b

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/cook-rediscovered-miracle-on-the-great-barrier-reef/news-story/2e118a456b4df6ded3cce366e6d8aeeb

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/cook-rediscovered-endeavour-believed-to-be-in-watery-rhode-island-grave/news-story/9cc8cbff3b434dc6b0124e723cfb0bfb

Dexter Filkins on Qasem Suleimani https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/09/30/the-shadow-commander

Thomas Freidman on Suleimani https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/iran-general-soleimani.html

Tarek Osman on Suleimani https://tarekosman.com/articles/four-consequences-of-soleimanis-assassination?utm_source=Tarek+Osman%27s+New+Mailing+List+29%2F04%2F2015&utm_campaign=942639b2bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_05_11_58&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a88c6fa22-942639b2bc-154316349

Julia Baird on Meghan Markle https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/diana-s-lament-applies-to-meghan-but-must-every-strong-woman-in-history-confront-such-savagery-20200110-p53qdu.html



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