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The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
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The Hub - ABC RN
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Formerly Books and Arts, The Hub is RN’s new dedicated home for arts and culture. Each week day we’ll zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Search The Hub for the individual podcasts.
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
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.
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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The Money - ABC RN
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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.
 
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.
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
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Off Track - ABC RN
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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.
 
Hear the interview of the week from the Music Show, where composer Andrew Ford entertains and informs a wide audience each week, providing two hours of essential listening from the world of music.
 
Sometimes funny, sometimes dark. Always curious. Stories about why we do the things we do. Told by characters you won’t forget, This is About digs deep into issues that matter through the messy, beautiful and dismal stuff that actually happens to people. Hosted by funny woman and writer Jordan Raskopoulos. New episodes released every fortnight on a Wednesday.
 
Perspective is an award winning news magazine program that takes you beyond the headlines of today's stories and trends.
 
The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters.
 
Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.
 
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?
 
RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.
 
ABC NEWS' Eleni Psaltis presents Japan In Focus, a new program that takes a close look at significant political and cultural developments in Japan.
 
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ABC RN
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
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.
 
Life Matters is your guide to a better life for you, those you love and the place you call home. We're here to help you get a handle on all the important stuff: love, sex, health, fitness, parenting, career, finances and family.
 
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.
 
Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.
 
Bend the rules with Soundproof – art for your ears.
 
Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2018 the lectures will be delivered by Professor John Rasko AO. His series will examine impact of revolutionary genetic and cell-based technologies on our lives. The first lecture will be available on October 15.
 
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.
 
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ABC News Update
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The latest headlines from ABC News, refreshed hourly 24/7.
 
Get all the right advice you need to grow a healthy garden
 
RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.
 
Showcasing ABC Grandstand's one-off specials, featuring in-depth interviews and coverage of the world's biggest sports stories
 
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Talkfest - ABC RN
Weekly
 
Talkfest dives into RN and the Wheeler Centre’s live recordings, curating the most compelling moments from some of the best public conversations.
 
The Economists uses the tools of economics to shine a light on life.
 
The stories that don't make headlines - but did make us smile, or cheer, or boo ..
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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Subscribe to "Start Here," the new daily podcast from ABC News, on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2pvq8Ws), Google Podcasts (http://bit.ly/2JZSK70), or your favorite podcast app!
 
A new book proposes new solutions to making more housing more affordable, the story of Toots who for thirty years drove trucks into Far North Queensland, and a rethink on the food we plate up when we're older.
 
Fancy reading an instruction manual? Poetry inspired by space. The graphene revolution - is it happening?
 
Finding the harmonies between the Chinese sheng and Western brass instruments.
 
Japan in Focus: Shinzo Abe is now on track to become the longest serving Japanese Prime Minister and the origins of Science Fiction in Japan
 
If you could introduce laws to regulate how Facebook and Twitter treat customers - what would you change? This week on DTS, the United Kingdom explores regulation to reign in social networks. What are the Brits targeting? Plus, Twitter returns to its chronological roots. And satellites, streaming and songs - why new US music laws might be changing.…
 
The discovery of graphene earned researchers a Nobel Prize. But has the promise of wonderful new materials been realised?
 
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell describes some techniques and tools used by astronomers, and in an excerpt from an interview in 2011 she discusses and reads poetry inspired by space.
 
Most people do not use instruction manuals for their devices or when using new pieces of technology.
 
A new book proposes new solutions to making more housing more affordable, the story of Toots who for thirty years drove trucks into Far North Queensland, and a rethink on the food we plate up when we're older.
 
Kate and Cassie discuss Louis de Bernières' So Much Life Left Over, Kate Atkinson's Transcription, Andrew Sean Greer's Still and Rebecca Lim's The Relic of the Blue Dragon, with writer Sam Twyford-Moore and academic Zora Simic.
 
Stop Everything! shares your - and our - pop culture happy places: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Terrace House, cookbooks, Instapoetry and more... Plus, Dalara Williams on season three of Black Comedy, and Gates McFadden on keeping up with Star Trek: The Next Generation fans.
 
Stop Everything! shares your - and our - pop culture happy places: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Terrace House, cookbooks, Instapoetry and more... Plus, Dalara Williams on season three of Black Comedy, and Gates McFadden on keeping up with Star Trek: The Next Generation fans.
 
The sounds of wild Australia recorded by the audience and identified by a panel of experts.
 
Do you carry on the family name if it's one that might bring you ridicule? A grandmother asks why the children should have to have the same name as their father if it is an unfortunate one.
 
It affects around 12 to 18 per cent of women of reproductive age, though most of them remain undiagnosed and the signs vary for each woman. We talk about Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the latest research into the complex hormonal condition.
 
While more is being discovered about the role of play in child development, it's understood a father's input can be especially crucial.
 
Why dads should play with their children. The complex hormonal condition affecting women. Modern Dilemma: the man with the unfortunate surname.
 
To mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth, a new exhibition is looking back on the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winning leader and showcasing rare images and personal possessions.
 
Rights groups are raising concerns over what they claim is a rise in domestic violence incidents connected to the practice of dowry in Australia.
 
Fisheries Queensland are urging people not to swim in or around Cid Harbour on Whitsunday Island in North Queensland, after two near-fatal shark attacks within 24 hours.
 
One of Australia's great artists, Charles Blackman, died last month at the age of 90. A new exhibition in Sydney's north over the next fortnight is putting his work on show, paying tribute to a career that spanned 70 years.
 
It's been a week of shocking revelations about how Australia cares for its oldest and most vulnerable people. So for those nearing or looking ahead to their older years, what options are there to grow old in comfort?
 
Eight brands of alcohol spirits have been recalled as part of an ongoing investigation into counterfeit grog being sold in Australian liquor outlets.
 
Parliament House Bureau Chief for BuzzFeed News Alice Workman joins RN Breakfast to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.
 
Catholic and Independent schools have welcomed a the 4.5 billion dollar boost to their funding — but Federal Labor says the Government is turning its back on public schools.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Warwick Hadfield joins Fran Kelly to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
Farmers have welcomed the move by supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths to introduce a drought-relief milk levy — but warn it won't end the years of supermarket discounting that's been crippling the industry.
 
The President of the European Council Donald Tusk has responded to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Chequers Plan, stating 'it will not work'.
 
An Australian research team has concluded that a proliferation of unusual imprints in the ancient rocks of South Australia's Flinders Ranges are, in fact, the oldest animals in the fossil record.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Warwick Hadfield joins Fran Kelly to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
Greece vows to alleviate dire conditions at Lesbos migrant camp as aid agencies warn of suicide attempts and self harm by migrant children.
 
Worsening conditions in Greek migrant camp. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. Science with Jonathan Webb: Ancient animal fossils and octopuses on ecstasy. 'It will not work': European Council President rejects Theresa May's Brexit plan — World News with Matt Bevan. Coles and Woolworths to introduce drought-relief milk levy. Sport with Warwick Hadfie ...…
 
A quarter century ago political scientist Samuel Huntington published an essay which may explain the rise of populism. Was Turkey the canary in the coalmine for the next global financial disaster? Tom May says the answer to environmental problems could be contained in fungi.
 
It was a $20 million investment scheme that saw the retirement savings of more than 100 investors used as a piggy bank for company directors who borrowed funds to cover cash flow problems and even a divorce settlement. This week, Mario Christodoulou updates his investigation after sighting internal documents suggesting the firm behind the schem ...…
 
It was a $20 million investment scheme that saw the retirement savings of more than 100 investors used as a piggy bank for company directors who borrowed funds to cover cash flow problems and even a divorce settlement. This week, Mario Christodoulou updates his investigation after sighting internal documents suggesting the firm behind the schem ...…
 
Come to a Gypsy wedding but don't be shocked that the bride is 14. Perty had no choice, but months later she is learning to walk a fine line between being a feminist and honouring her Roma tribal traditions.
 
Comic-Con - you can hang out with your tribe, dress-up, talk to writers and artists behind your favourite shows and it's all based on fictional worlds. The Money takes a look at Comic-Con.
 
A massive data project is underway in Europe. It aims to create a kind of “Google map of the past” – making the minutia of history as accessible as today's social media. Also, the results of a study into geo-engineering and agriculture; and a new construction method for building bridges.
 
The Panlooks, an influential family of north-east Victoria, were nearly wiped out in Australia's first anti-Chinese race riot. But they would go on to build an empire with one of our favourite beverages, beer.
 
What role did media barons Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes play in the leadership spill that toppled Malcolm Turnbull?And the 'woman problem' that won't go away: another female Liberal MP calls time on her political career citing bullying and undermining.The ABC's Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Part ...…
 
Mary Dejevsky says there are holes in the UK case against Russia in the Novichok poisonings, Elaine Pearson on China's repression of its Muslim population.
 
Game of Thrones designer Deborah Riley on her Emmys win. Plus, Bruce Bereford talks about his new film Ladies in Black, and how cinema echoed the hopes and disappointments of The Prague Spring like no other artform.
 
Game of Thrones designer Deborah Riley on her Emmys win. Plus, Bruce Bereford talks about his new film Ladies in Black, and how cinema echoed the hopes and disappointments of The Prague Spring like no other artform.
 
When Monia's father was dying, her family hesitated to donate his organs, unsure of how it sat with their strong Hindu faith.
 
When you're writing up a report for work, do you go through 20 drafts before you submit one? As part of the Take Back Your Life Project, we talk about how to learn to let things go.
 
Marg Quon reflects on the loss of her husband and son, and how she turned her grief around and be the best possible version of herself.
 
We learn about the different types of life insurance, who benefits most from each kind and how to avoid paying for something you don't really need.
 
Is life insurance worth it? Life in 500 Words: Losing a loved one to drug abuse. The downside of being a perfectionist. What happens when faith and organ donation meet?
 
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