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Best ABC Radio Australia podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best ABC Radio Australia podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.
All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
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.
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
The Signal is the ABC's daily news podcast that helps cut through the noise to cover the biggest stories, explaining not only what is happening but why. It's an entertaining 15-minute show, perfect for the daily commute.
Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
The Wantok Program is 30 minutes of news and current affairs broadcast on Radio Australia twice a day Monday to Friday in Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin, Solomon Islands Pijin and Vanuatu Bislama pidgin languages.
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
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.
This Working Life looks at how we work and why we work. Lisa Leong explores ideas that are shaping changes in workplaces from practices to culture and leadership, and introduces you to people who have interesting and remarkable stories to tell.
Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.
The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.
One of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent gives you tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas — screen time, tantrums, building resilience, homework and more. Parental As Anything is a common sense, relatable, practical guide on raising kids of all ages today.
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
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.
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them.
In-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
ABC Radio's Country Breakfast is an entertaining look at rural and regional issues around Australia.
Ian McNamara shares Sunday morning with the whole of Australia - catch up anytime with the Australia All Over podcast
Presented by Australia's leading horticultural experts and hosted by Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia is a valuable resource to all gardeners.
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
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.
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
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.
AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?
What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.
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.
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network. The current series is Myths of War, a search for the truth in Australian military history and exploration of why we sometimes believe the opposite.
'The Weekly Post' covers major stories from across the week from here at home and around the world.
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
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Scott Morrison has announced that a quarantine centre will be set up on Christmas Island for Wuhan based Australians at risk of coronavirus
Despite all the evidence, the Prime Minister refuses to accept there was anything wrong with the way his government ran the tainted sports grants scheme; And another case of Coronavirus is confirmed in Australia, bringing the national total to six.
A woman in a series of hotel rooms, two boys riding bikes in 1960s Sri Lanka, and a girl fleeing an ominous pairing of a Priest and a Poacher. New fiction.
Dates for your stargazing diary - what to look out for in 2020 with CSIRO astronomer Vanessa Moss.
Expectation and competition are pushing young South Koreans to give up on marriage and kids.
The PM has announced that his government is now planning to get the most vulnerable Australians out of China's Hubei province; scientists from Melbourne's Doherty Institute have developed the first lab-grown version of the coronavirus outside China; and the Australian Government is privately pushing for Japan to change its family law system.…
In Canberra, the Prime Minister has just announced that his government is now planning to get the most vulnerable Australians out of China's Hubei province.
As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread, the task continues to help those stranded in the Chinese city where it was first detected.
Australian scientists are playing a significant role in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
As Australia's bushfire crisis raged, large swathes of the south east were blanketed in toxic smoke for weeks, exposing people to unprecedented levels of noxious fumes. A study has revealed damaging consequences.
Earlier this month an Australian father received a 6 month suspended sentence for trespassing while trying to find out more information about the location of his children, who'd been taken by their Japanese mother without his consent.
The increasingly popular "buy now, pay later" sector is promising better safeguards for vulnerable customers at risk of getting in over their heads with excessive credit.
Over the summer months, Australia has witnessed the devastation of forests and the immolation of wildlife on an unimaginable scale. The emotional or even the tragic content of the bushfires has been — understandably — reserved for the loss of human life and home and livelihood, and for the loss of some non-human animals. But why do we grieve fauna …
He's one of the richest people in the world, commands a shopping empire and funds rockets to Mars - how did Jeff Bezos' phone get hacked? Social media may not be rotting your brain and mental health as much as once thought. Plus, are your baby photos accessible on the internet? Guests: Jeremy Kirk, Information Security Media Group @jeremy_kirk + Ra…
Historian Nick Richardson on the year that changed Australia forever
Two decades ago, artist Olafur Eliasson hired a plane to fly across Iceland so he could document the epic glaciers of his homeland. When he returned years later, many of the glaciers were completely unrecognisable. Or had disappeared altogether.
Two decades ago, artist Olafur Eliasson hired a plane to fly across Iceland so he could document the epic glaciers of his homeland. When he returned years later, many of the glaciers were completely unrecognisable. Or had disappeared altogether.
As children head back to school this week, many may be feeling anxious or exhausted because of bushfires and drought. How can parents and teachers best support them? Also, how can you donate directly to fire-affected communities? And, fussy eating.
A lot has changed in the last week.Coronavirus is spreading and the death toll keeps rising.Scientists are learning more about it all the time, but there are some crucial details they can't seem to agree on.China and Australia are working with different health advice, which means someone's getting it wrong.So how there can be this much confusion wh…
Bruce Shapiro, Australia's lost fauna and assessing the severity of the Corona virus.
Tensions between Iran and the US have yet again focused the world’s attention on this region.The vision of enormous crowds that turned out for Soleimani’s funeral procession, contrasted with the small but vocal crowds in response to Tehran’s shooting down of Flight 752. But visions can be deceptive.A panel of Iranian academics shows how difficult i…
Ronan Farrow offers a harrowing account of his plunge into the scores of abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.It’s not a story about sex, but about the abuse of power. He shows up a system created by rich and connected men that’s permitted that type of behaviour.A network of gatekeepers from media, politics and business made sure that the vic…
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From mining, to agriculture and education; regional Australia relies heavily upon China. So what could the coronavirus mean for regional Australia?
Climate change is forcing us to measure the carbon footprint of everything we do. Meat production produces alot of greenhouse gas and you can choose to switch to a plant based diet. But can you justify keeping carnivorous cats and dogs ?
In opinion polls Australians list climate change as one of their top concerns yet there's still no consensus on how to respond. Social researcher Rebecca Huntley says climate change divides the community because it's become a debate about ideology and values rather than science.
Why is the community so divided over action on climate change?And what are the environmental cost of meat-eating pets?
The ABC reveals that Sport Australia complained about Bridget McKenzie's political interference in the sports grants scheme; And containing the Wuhan Coronavirus - one state government has now asked that children returning from China stay away from school for two weeks.
The case of the Gold Coast sales assistant injured in a jewellery store robbery and the case of the Brisbane teacher who was injured falling from a rope-swing while on a school trip to Vanuatu.
Today the Australian Government has stepped up precautions at our airports, with all flights arriving from China now being met by quarantine staff; in Poland it's the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp; and Billie Eilish has became the youngest person to win all four major Grammy Awards.…
The Federal Government has stepped up precautions as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread.
Fears about the spread of the coronavirus have sparked steep falls on the Australian share market.
Three months before the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, a scientist at Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security in the United States constructed a model of a coronavirus pandemic.
More financial relief is on the way for drought-ravaged communities, with an extra 52 councils now eligible for a $1 million grant.
As survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp return to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation, European leaders are urging people to fight a rise in anti-Semitism.
American singer songwriter Billie Eilish has only just turned 18 but last night became the youngest person to win all four major Grammy Awards.
Three teenage girls — a Muslim, a Serb and a Croatian all from Bosnia Herzegovina, are drawn into one of the bloodiest conflicts in post war Europe. 30 years later they find their voice.
Rick Shine used one toad to defeat another, by a process of evolutionary conditioning, to save the snakes he was studying in Northern Australia (R)
Renowned theatre and opera director Phelim McDermott discusses his journey from Phillip Glass obsessive to collaborating with the man himself, voice and dialect coach Leith McPherson shares more insights into the power of voice, and following the fires in eastern Australia, we ask playwright Campion Decent about the power of verbatim theatre and th…
The latest trend in the world of weight-loss is ditching dieting completely. But does that mean giving up on ever losing those extra kilos?
The number of human lives and homes lost in the fires is meticulously counted, but the toll on wildlife is more mysterious. Joan Reed from Sydney Wildlife Rescue couldn’t see any animals when she reached the firegrounds. None in the wild, not even any dead on the side of the road.Then people started arriving at her mobile clinic, bringing kangaroos…
Before I forget, Geoffrey Blainey's memoir of the first forty years of his life, from his childhood to his career as historian and writer.
The long fight for women’s rights and equality is almost won. “It's starting to look like people who are not on side are simply out of step", says human rights activist Sally Armstrong.Women all over the world are demanding a better, more equitable place with men. But men and women need to work together to achieve the final victory.In the final CBC…
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A fifth Australian case of coronavirus is confirmed, as schools grapple with how to handle students returning from China; Tributes pour in for basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter after they were killed in a helicopter crash; And Australia Day honours recipient Professor Genevieve Bell on lessons to be learned after vital technology faile…
Three recent papers in the New England Journal of Medicine marked what looks like a significant advance in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
After Romania was opened to the world for the first time in decades, authorities discovered a generation of children who'd been brought up without care, stimulation or comfort.
Tributes for champion basketballer Kobe Bryant, who has died in a helicopter crash; Greg Hunt dismisses the new Australian of the Year's calls for a sugar tax; and is the Government doing enough to evacuate the dozens of Australians trapped in Wuhan?
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