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The Eleventh is an explosive thriller teasing out everything you never knew about one of the most famous chapters of Australian political history — the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
Dec 22, 2020
PRESENTS - 'Mum Thinks the Earth is Flat' from Days Like These
If you enjoy Australian stories exquisitely told, we think you might enjoy this taste test of another fantastic new ABC storytelling podcast. Each week, Days Like These introduces you to one regular human as they live through something wild. This episode tells the real life consequences of conspiracy theories. When Kasey discovers her mum has disappeared down some deep QAnon rabbit holes and now thinks the earth is flat, she no longer knows what to tell her kids. FaceTime with gran is likely cancelled this Christmas. Find Days Like These in the ABC Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts. There are nine other equally great stories ready to binge.
Mar 23, 2020
07 | State Secrets
In the days, months and years following The Dismissal, more clues emerge about exactly what went down, and who was pulling strings behind the scenes. In this final episode, we uncover the key names and players history almost left behind, and those still fighting to reveal them. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Mar 16, 2020
06 | The Eleventh
The 11th of November 1975 starts optimistically. Both sides of parliament think the day will present them with a positive resolution to the crisis. But, when Gough Whitlam is summoned to see the Governor General, things spiral completely out of control. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Mar 9, 2020
05 | Deadlock
Gough Whitlam and his political rival Malcolm Fraser enter a high stakes stalemate, each side daring the other to blink. As the problems mount for the government, a grave warning emerges from the most unlikely of quarters. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Mar 2, 2020
04 | The Advisor
Young feminist Elizabeth Reid gets a job advising Gough Whitlam on women's issues. As this idealistic new recruit tries to work within the system to change it, she gets caught smack in the middle of an epic struggle between the nation's most powerful men. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Feb 24, 2020
03 | Dangerous Circus
Gough Whitlam repeatedly ignores warnings while his government lurches from scandal to scandal. The powerful media, once in his corner, start to lose faith, and the twin scandals — the Morosi affair and the Loans affair — are frontpage news. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Feb 24, 2020
02 | Black Orchids
The Government raids ASIO because they suspect the spy agency has dropped the ball on tracking terrorism. The raid causes panic as far afield as the Langley, Virginia, headquarters of the US Central Intelligence Agency. A keen young Australian correspondent called Ray Martin gets a scoop on the story. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Feb 24, 2020
01 | Sweet Spot
It's 1972. Australia has an appetite for change. Gough Whitlam exploits the mood of the nation to become Prime Minister but not everyone appreciates the headlong rush into a more modern Australia. Pretty soon, the new government is making some powerful enemies. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.