Three years ago today Yegor Zhukov delivered a pre-sentencing statement in his political trial that was the equal of great and brave dissident speeches…
Ruby Tui, Stephen Jones, Mia Motley, Barack Obama. For the fifth year running, I was guest on Triple R's 'The Grapevine' with Kulya Coulston and Dylan…
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In five hours, Wales take on England at the World Cup. Actor Michael Sheen imagines the inspirational team talk that should be delivered.
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The Body Shop founder and CEO was an early champion of fair trade. Her 'Trading with principles' speech is a classic of the anti-globalisation movement…
My annual 'Speakolies' radio segment is on The Grapevine on Triple R at 11.15am on Monday. I know this is my job, but will you do it for me? 😊 What are…
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November 19th is etched into history as the day in 1863 President Abraham Lincoln travelled to Gettysburg to dedicate a war cemetery. Some myths…
Sachin Tendulkar said goodbye to cricket 9 years ago today. His speech is a spine-tingler, partly because of the words, partly because of the reception.
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The postal survey on marriage equality in Australia reported it's yes result five years ago today. Here are some of the best speeches of that period…
Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating's legendary Eulogy to the Unknown Soldier from 1993 is finally on YouTube. For years it's been audio only. What a…
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British comic Laura Lexx became famous for a series of tweets imagining a torrid (yet sensible) love affair with Liverpool manger Jürgen Klopp. This…
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Barack Obama still has operatic range and perfect pitch when it comes to speech making. It's only the ructions of the moment and the sense that we've…
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On November 2nd, the day before the 1992 US Election, the body of AIDS activist Mark Fisher was taken to Bush campaign HQ in accordance with his wishes…