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A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
Earshot - ABC RN
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
Federal politics is as interesting as ever, join RN Breakfast’s Fran Kelly and RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas in The Party Room. They analyse all the latest news from Parliament House with some of the sharpest minds in journalism.
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
The Money - ABC RN
The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.
Making sense of Australia’s place in the world, Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms.
Pacific Review
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them.
From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.
Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
Off Track - ABC RN
Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.
The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters.
The Bookshelf is a program for dedicated readers and those who wished they read more. What are we reading, loving, being surprised or challenged by? What’s new and what have you missed?
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
Race, racism, identity, culture, difference — let’s talk it out. It’s Not a Race, with host Beverley Wang, is the ABC podcast Australia needs right now.
The Hub on Screen brings you an informed look at screen culture. In an age of 'peak TV' where the world’s best actors, producers and directors increasingly fluctuate between the small screen and the big, explores the best that both film and television have to offer.
New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.
Best Practice brings you the big ideas in workplace culture, leadership, innovation and trends.
Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
Talkfest - ABC RN
Talkfest dives into RN and the Wheeler Centre’s live recordings, curating the most compelling moments from some of the best public conversations.
AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
Your weekly destination for in-depth literary interviews as well as news and analysis about the publishing industry. A must listen for lovers of fiction.
Stop Everything! and tune in for a savvy, critical look at pop culture and its political implications. Join our panellists each week for a discussion about what they're reading, watching and listening to.
Word Up - ABC RN
Word Up shares the diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta—one word at a time.
Pacific Beat
Focusing on the Pacific region, the program brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacific beat.
Presented by Hugh Riminton, The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
The People vs is your escape from all the usual arguments. It’s where informed citizens debate, doubt and decide.
In Case You Missed it presents the best stories told across RN each week.
Your guide to what's happening on stages across the country and beyond. We'll bring you the latest from the worlds of theatre, dance, comedy, opera and musicals.
Great conversations with thoughtful and creative makers who are passionate about what they do — visual arts. We’re all creative at heart — this show taps into that.
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New interviews with writer Matthew de Abaitua (Self and I) and Sofie Laguna (The Choke), and revisiting the Finnish Weird of Laura Lindstedt's Oneiron and the formative bookshelf of Morris Gleitzman
The rising number of suicides in Indigenous communities is not just a result of social, educational and health inequality. It’s a problem of loss of cultural identity and self-determination.
Tanya Talaga explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples and in this talk she looks at the important role land and being able to live off the land plays.
Angharad Yeo on e-sports, Australian director Corrie Chen shares her feels on the first majority Asian-American Hollywood film for 25 years Crazy Rich Asians, and we're joined by one of the film's stars, Ronny Chieng.
Can you die of a broken heart? Leather Soul: Bob Murphy on life and football. The Fitzroy Diaries part 8: The street party.
On the program: Fiji's Prime minister delivers a thinly-veiled message on climate change while hosting Scott Morrison and the Australian government warned to "think carefully" about its plan to relax restrictions on kava imports from Vanuatu.
Australia and Fiji are hailing a new era in relations between the two countries, as Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues his historic trip to the Pacific.
An expert in the prevention of community drug and alcohol abuse has said the Australian government will need to think carefully about its plan to relax restrictions on kava imports from Vanuatu.
Less than six months before a planned independence referendum in Bougainville, there are concerns a lack of funding could stymie the vote.
Fiji's Prime Minister has delivered a thinly veiled rebuke to Australia on climate change during the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's trip to the Pacific.
India Now: India's cities are higgledy-piggledy places, seemingly without logic. Should they be redesigned and rebuilt or are their 'unfinished edges' suited to the country? How did India become a democracy and how strong are its democratic institutions? In The Assassination's final episode we hear from the accused.…
Music is a powerful memory aid. That's why you can recite the lyrics of a song from years ago but struggle to remember where you put your keys. Even dementia patients respond to music when other memories are lost.
From the basic rip-off to the complexities of modern market crimes, economist Dan Davies explores the inner workings of commercial fraud.
Two indigenous perspectives on calls to move Australia Day from January 26th, The Kellog-Briand treaty of 1928 and the efforts to legislate peace.
Bri Lee's book Eggshell Skull is the story of one woman's long and painful journey through our legal system to bring the man who sexually assaulted her to justice.
U.S. based Australian filmmaker Kitty Green talks about her career and standout works Casting JonBenet and Ukraine is not a Brothel. John Boyega drops by the studio while in Sydney on a press tour for Pacific Rim: Uprising. In our Behind the Screens segment we meet a film and TV armourer, and Australian musician Sarah Blasko talks us through fi ...…
The friendship of two 'miracle workers': Fred Hollows and Sanduk Ruit. What do you do when the "worst thing possible" actually happens? The Fitzroy Diaries part 7: The incident. Life in 500 Words: where spur-of-the-moment choices take us.
An alleyway brawl that left a Melbourne schoolboy dead, has raised questions about who’s responsible for keeping international students safe in Australia.Year 12 student Jeremy Hu, was repeatedly kicked and stomped on, and he later died of his injuries.None of his friends called an ambulance that night, and instead of taking him to the hospital ...…
While those involved in Pacific sporting organisations acknowledge that government resources are finite, they say its social and health benefits shouldn't be underestimated.
The clock is ticking in Papua New Guinea, with a deadline of tonight for all APEC vehicles to be returned to the government before police are called to take further action.
As the standoff over federal funding continues in Washington, Coast Guard members based in the Pacific are working without pay
Australia's Prime Minister will hold talks with his Fijian counterpart Frank Bainimarama today as he presses on with his Pacific trip but parts of the visit may be overshadowed by the case of accused terrorist Neil Prakash, and also criticism today from Australia's former Pacific Minister about "saddling" nations with debt.…
On the program: Australia's Prime Minister continues his Pacific trip in Fiji today, but it may be overshadowed by criticism from the former Pacific Minister about "saddling" nations with debt, and the Catholic Church in Guam files for bankruptcy, as it attempts to deal with more than 200 cases of alleged sexual abuse.…
The Catholic Church in Guam has filed for bankruptcy, to help it avoid trial and settle around 200 claims of alleged child sexual abuse.
Has the value of world heritage been corrupted and how poisons were first removed from food and episode 9 of The Assassination.
Poet, Lemn Sissay, was taken from his mother and spent 18 years in the state care system in the UK where he was physically, emotionally, and racially abused.
You won't believe your ears. A hidden herstory in the history of science.
In a democracy, the denial of shared facts also denies the possibility of a shared world in which we can deliberate together.
In this final edition of summer highlights, we hear from West Australian artist Helen Seiver who has come to terms with her parents' deaths through art, Imants Tillers on his Latvian roots, the Art Gang in Brisbane's West End for creatives who have fallen through the cracks, and Ben Quilty on the problem with Santa Claus and "straight, white men."…
Shack life escape on Sydney's doorstep. Resisting the urge to overschedule children. Life in 500 Words: leaving London on the brink of war. The Fitzroy Diaries part 6: Worse things happen at sea.
On the program: Scott Morrison today becomes the first Australian Prime Minister to visit Vanuatu in nearly 30 years, and he's expected to make announcements on security and infrastructure and as Japan gears up to host the Rugby World Cup later this year, one region is looking to make its traditional hot spas, called onsens, "tattoo-friendly".…
The Vanuatu government will today host the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, with discussions and announcements expected to focus on infrastructure and security; but what about climate change, which Pacific countries recognise as a security threat?
The fledgling tourism industry in Solomon Islands continues to make good progress, but they still have plenty of ground to make up on countries like Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji.
How the protection of economic interests is critical in the making of Australian foreign policy Sergei Esenin is the Dylan Thomas of Russia, only much prettier. The Assassination: Episode 8, The Assassin's journey.
A vaccination expert pushes back against pervasiveness of pseudoscientists, quacks and dangerously misinformed activists. What are the Dos and Don’ts of successful science communication?
The future of diplomacy: Backroom manoeuvrings are giving way to public forums. And carefully laid plans can come unstuck with a single tweet.
Chana Salman was born to a poor family in Poland, the only one of six children sent to Paris to study medicine in 1930's Europe. Why did she risk everything for a brutal regime she had no connection to?
A look at toxic masculinity from two different writers, Tim Winton and Michael Mohammed Ahmad, inside the writing room of Miles Franklin winner Josephine Wilson, a history of the blurb and an ode to grammar with cabaret performer Louisa Fitzhardinge.
Has being a teacher in Australia become so hard that no one wants to do it? Life in 500 Words: giving thanks for a good teacher. Keeping fathers and daughters connected. The Fitzroy Diaries part 5: The gorgeous, noisy shambles of it all.
It’s no joke: For people of every faith – or none – whether you take alcohol or drugs is a big deal. But the rules vary wildly, even within a tradition. Some Christians include alcohol as a core part of their most sacred ritual, but other Christians forbid its use altogether. How come?James Carleton dives into what helps people choose to use, a ...…
Tourism is the backbone of Fiji's economy but it's under threat; the Pacific island paradise and many of the vibrant coral reefs that hundreds of tourists, particularly Australians, come to see have been killed off in mass coral bleaching events. But could "coral gardening" restore these reefs, and in doing so, save the Fijian tourism industry?…
On the program: Why a political standoff in the United States over the federal budget is now being felt more than 12,000 kilometres away, in parts of the Pacific, and a protest by landowners that disrupted a new key mining project in PNG is described as illegal.
The owners of the Wafi-Golpu mining exploration site in Papua New Guinea's Morobe Province say a protest that shut down the site was "illegal" and claim they're confused about the reasons for the protest.
As Australia's Prime Minister prepares to head to Vanuatu and Fiji this week, there's some criticism of the timing of the historic visit.
US territories like Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands still receive millions of dollars in federal funding, and while most programs will be paid through to February it's not clear what might happen if the shutdown continues for longer.
Henry VIII's henchman. Protestant reformer. Master politician. According to Wolf Hall author Hillary Mantel, 'This is the biography we have been awaiting for 400 years'.
Sarah Krasnostein talks about the incredible life and times of Sandra Pankhurst, a transgender trauma cleaner.
why are acts of genocide repeated despite what we know?
Dianne McGrath is a Mars One astronaut candidate. She is on the short list for a one-way ticket to live and die on the red planet.
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