Helen Razer was a broadcaster and is now a writer. Her appointments in radio were at the Triple J national network and ABC Melbourne. Her books include A Short History of Stupid, co-authored with national affairs correspondent Bernard Keane, a 2015 work on the history of bad Western thought shortlisted for the Russell Prize; and Total Propaganda, a popular work on Marxism recently published by Allen & Unwin.
Helen has written on social and political matters for the Age and Australian. She now contributes news and cultural analysis to outlets including Crikey, the Saturday Paper, Daily Review, Frankie, SBS and Atlantic digital publication Quartz.
The Show of the Year
Karl Kruszelnicki, Zoe Daniel, Monica Weightman, Josh Earl, Lior, Zahra Newman, Hannah Kent, Gillian Cosgriff, Omar Musa, Die Roten Punkte, Casey Bennetto, Helen Razer, Bernard Keane
The Festival of Questions: Day Pass
Julian Burnside, Oslo Davis, Geraldine Doogue, Lauren Duca, Gareth Evans, Deborah Frances-White, Rebecca Huntley, Krissy Kneen, Anna Krien, Jack Latimore, Kenan Malik, George Megalogenis, Shireen Morris, Shen Narayanasamy, Rita Panahi, Jordan Raskopoulos, Helen Razer, Jamila Rizvi, Geoffrey Robertson, Sally Warhaft, Tim Wilson
Questions for the Nation: Melbourne
Gareth Evans, Julian Burnside, Geraldine Doogue, Jack Latimore, Shireen Morris, Helen Razer, Jamila Rizvi, Deborah Frances-White, Rebecca Huntley