Broadcaster, Journalist, Writer and mad fan of The Clash, Francis is a man in love with ideas. Passionate about people, sport, music, popular culture and great writing, he connects with audiences around the world.
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12 months ago The Socceroos were on football's biggest stage at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Tonight their journey to the next World Cup starts in Kyrgyzstan.
And yes, it's ok to consult an atlas.
Nick Cave reckons Shilpa Ray is one of the most phenomenal things he's seen in a long time.
And who am I to argue?