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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.
 
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.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
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 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.
 
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
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, 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.
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
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.
 
Perspective is an award winning news magazine program that takes you beyond the headlines of today's stories and trends.
 
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 scien
 
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.
 
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
 
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.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
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.
 
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Dear Science - ABC RN
Monthly+
 
Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
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.
 
Bend the rules with Soundproof – art for your ears.
 
Best Practice brings you the big ideas in workplace culture, leadership, innovation and trends.
 
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ABC News Update
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The latest headlines from ABC News, refreshed hourly 24/7.
 
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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!
 
Angela Lavoipierre from The Signal takes RN Drive through her favourite social media picks from the week.
 
How should transgender athletes prove that they are woman enough to play with other women on the sporting field?
 
'The Wrap' is RN Drive's summary of the biggest stories of the week, plus some you may have missed.
 
Voters head to the polls on Saturday in a contest that looks increasingly likely to cost the government its majority in the House of Representatives.
 
You know how everyone trusts Facebook implicitly with all of their data and they’ve never done anything at all to make you question the company's commitment to privacy? How do you feel about installing Facebook's new gadget, Portal? It's a multi-purpose screen with an internet connected camera to track your movements around a room while you mak ...…
 
People are leaving. Companies have ceased investing. Uncertainty is everywhere. Julian Huppert says those who voted to leave the EU knew nothing of the implications.
 
Who owns scientific data, and who should receive credit for major discoveries? Alana Valentine's play Ear to the Edge of Time takes us into the world of team science through the observations of a poet.
 
Tim Mendham presents this tribute to his friend and Australia’s face of scepticism, Barry Williams who died in January 2018.
 
In a response to the recent Four Corners report regarding Monsanto and its herbicide Roundup, based on the chemical glyphosate, Ben Selinger says such products are safe if used with caution.
 
Kurt Lambeck has been awarded for his discoveries concerning the dynamics of the Earth, amongst a lifetime of achievements. Robyn Williams reports from this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prizes ceremony in Canberra.
 
Pull on your black t-shirt or spandex. Turn up the volume. A heavy metal loving professor with guitar in arms and physics in his soul.
 
A sociologist claims women being more faithful and less sexual is a complete untruth, how labelling food with environmental impacts could change farmer and consumer behaviour, the latest figures on going vego and two men in their 30s discuss being solo blokes.
 
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2018Glyphosate one of the safest farm chemicals - Ben SelingerA tribute to sceptic Barry WilliamsPlay explores the culture of team scienceTime to start climbing back up the cliff - Julian Huppert on Brexit
 
Cassie and Kate are joined by TV writer and Dylanologist Mark Sutton to discuss Murakami's mammoth Killing Commendatore and Sarah Perry's gothic Melmoth, while novelist Kristina Olsson (Shell) reveals the bookshelf that made her.
 
Miss First Nation co-organiser Ben Graetz and finalist Jay Jay Carroll/Bailey Legal, CBC documentary maker and podcast producer Veronica Simmonds and ABC pop culture and music reporter Paul Donoughue on the end of Cosmo Australia and the unfolding saga of Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins.
 
You stumble across a financial windfall, but worry about the problems it might create in your family. What do you do?
 
You may have seen images of heavy rain on the news and assumed this means the drought is over — but you'd be wrong.
 
Can the Japanese practice of kintsugi offer a helpful metaphor about dealing with loss and defeat?
 
Coping with failure. How are drought-affected farmers coping? Modern Dilemma: the windfall you wish you didn't have.
 
There's been no shortage of controversy about horse racing in Australia over the last few weeks with the NSW Government's decision to advertise 'The Everest' on the sails of the harbour causing an uproar.
 
The three high-profile figures are calling for a referendum on constitutional recognition within five years.
 
The Wentworth by-election is a test of Scott Morrison's leadership but will it also be a canary in the coalmine for the government preparing for a general election next May.
 
Sue Austin uses her art to push the boundaries of what's possible for those living with a disability.
 
"I don't know why anyone would think you should change leaders once you see what's happening in Wentworth."
 
On the eve of the crucial Wentworth by-election, RN Breakfast's Friday Political Panel is here to discuss what's at stake.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Warwick Hadfield joins Fran Kelly to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
Five hundred competitors from 18 countries are preparing to take part in the Invictus Games opening in Sydney tomorrow night.
 
Across the country, there have been more than 100 reports of needles found inside strawberries picked and packed for public consumption.
 
Two geophysicists from Canberra have published findings which suggest the Earth's inner core is softer than previously thought.
 
Pressure is growing on the international community to take action following the reported murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
 
Sergei Esenin is the Dylan Thomas of Russia, only much prettier.
 
After months of denying the existence of mass internment camps, China now acknowledges their existence - but insists they are job training centres.
 
Jamal Khashoggi, the problem with white liberals and other news from the US
 
Splits in the Republican ranks over Jamal Khashoggi - and in the Democratic ranks over early presidential candidates. In China's Xinxiang region the local Uighur population are kept under surveillance - and any small infraction could see them sent to an indoctrination camp - or as they're now called, 'vocational training centres'. Russian poet, ...…
 
Turkish officials are insisting that tapes exist of the final moments of Jamal Khashoggi's life.
 
The former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission shares her thoughts on Nauru, religious freedoms and bullying.
 
Can dogs understand human speech? How does moss track air pollutants? And, why is too much Christmas music bad for our health?
 
New Obama video counters excuses from Americans not registered to vote.
 
Paul Karp from The Guardian Australia provides analysis on the latest federal politics news.
 
In a jam-packed tour of handshakes and meeting fans, one particular 5-year-old really stole the show on Wednesday.
 
One of them is a New South Wales doctor and founder of the Australian Anti-Paedophile Party.
 
Underwhelmed by the performance of their leader, Michael McCormack, some in the National Party are considering a return to Barnaby Joyce.
 
How do you read? And how will you be reading in the future? Writers, journalists and publishers discuss the changing digital and literary world and how it could look in the years to come.
 
Social conventions or expectations have economic consequences. They can also cause people to make choices that seem contrary to their best individual interests. Gigi Foster and Peter Martin discuss the hidden forces of norms.
 
Across the country, there have been more than 100 reports of needles found inside strawberries picked and packed for public consumption. The contamination scandal brought an industry to its knees and police are no closer to the truth. It's a mystery ripe for investigation.Hagar Cohen reports.
 
The survival of one of the rarest butterflies in the world is entirely reliant on a ant.
 
It hasn't been the best week for the Federal Government, as it fights to hold the seat of Wentworth.The Government floated the idea of moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and made a big "administrative error" in the Senate.And could 2018 deliver another leadership change? The National Party contemplates replacing Michael M ...…
 
Who was Charles de Gaulle, the enigmatic general whom the French regard as their most important historical figure?
 
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