Adams to stay up late in 2014. Here's good news for all the gladdies and poddies out there. Much-loved broadcaster and progressive warrior Phillip Adams is gearing up for a 23rd straight year hosting Radio National’s Late Night Live program. Despite spending stints off air this year because of bad health, the 74-year old (who moonlights as a Weekend Australian columnist) tells Crikey he will be back on air in 2014.

Adams says he's buoyed by the fact LNL's ratings have never been better and it remains the most popular Radio National podcast. John Howard famously called for the ABC to find a "right wing Phillip Adams" -- a role currently occupied by Counterpoint host and former Howard government minister Amanda Vanstone. -- Matthew Knott