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The Echidna federal election podcast: Humour in politics and can David Pocock tackle politics?

A variety of delights in the latest episode of ACM's Echidna podcast.

Will the rate rise sink the Prime Minister - or will voters cling to him closer as the economy gets rougher?

Politicians seem to have scriptwriters who purport to have a sense of humour. Garry Linnell is not convinced.

And Karen Barlow and Dan Jervis-Bardy dissect the impact of the independents.

Hosts Steve Evans and Alex Crowe talk to ACM's journalists and the country's best political thinkers.

Listen to the full story on the podcast, search The Echidna on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your preferred podcast app. You can also listen on our web player above.

This story Echidna: humour in politics is no joking matter, plus the fight of the independents first appeared on The Canberra Times.