Alan Whelan spends most of his time on long-form projects. But he’ll write commentary and reviews for newspapers and periodicals. He supports his views with evidence and reason. He’ll call out bullshit, and he’s got no time for liars. But he’s deeply bored by people who pick fights for the sake of it, or pick a side and believe it’s always right. So he won’t do it. He has an enormous… amount of cultural knowledge.


A veteran interviewee in Australia and New Zealand, he aint scared of no cameras or microphones, or giving quotes over the phone. Specialist subjects include literature, poverty, homelessness, the justice system, culture warrior bullshit, the public relations and communications businesses, especially as used in politics.