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.