Welcome to the first of The Conversation’s Election 2013 podcasts.
Each week The Conversation will be sitting down with Australia’s top political minds to discuss all things election as we gear up for the big day on September 7.
This week, we examine how the media has covered the early stages of the campaign, the dark craft of campaigning and the perennial question of debates between leaders with Stephanie Brookes, lecturer in journalism at Monash University and Brian Galligan, professor of political science at the University of Melbourne.
We hope you enjoy.
Podcast produced by Georgina Connery.