The news cycle has been in overdrive this week
Everyone's talking about the Banking Royal Commission in Australia this week.
Geraldine has covered it closely. She hates the "gotcha" news cycle and feels much of the coverage has been populist and lacked context.
But Eliza had a very frustrating experience with her bank recently. She understands people's frustrations and the notion that bankers have been greedy while real wages stalled.
In Lebanon, there are concerns about a run on the banks because the economy is so fragile. Eliza tells her mum about the new Lebanese Government and the latest in Middle Eastern politics.
And then there's the normal LDC chat about TV, movies and podcasts.
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Eliza Harvey is the host of Long Distance Call along with her Mum, Geraldine Doogue.
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