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Emperors of Rome
“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.
Asia Rising
Asia Rising, the podcast of La Trobe Asia which takes a critical look at the key issues facing Asia's states and societies.
Anthropologists study human culture and society. They ask “what it is to be human?”. Anthropologists answer this question by analysing diverse societies to find out what all humans have in common. To undertake this study, anthropologists have a ‘kit’ full of conceptual tools. Join the Audible Anthropologist (aka La Trobe University’s Nicholas Herriman) as we describe some of these tools and put them to use.
Global Politics
Global Politics
Sport Unpacked
A regular podcast that explores issues in sport, and views of researchers at La Trobe University. Sport Unpacked is hosted by David Lowden.
The podcasting of a life, by Matt Smith. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” - Charles Dickens.
This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process ...
The Interview
Podcast by AgedCareInsite
Out of the Blue
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.
Refugee Radio
Can you imagine what it would be like to have to flee terror in your own country, spend days or weeks in a leaky boat on dangerous, rolling seas ready to swallow you at any moment, and then arrive in a new country, where you are terrorised even more?
Southern Farming Systems (SFS) is a farmer owned, farming systems group based in S-W Victoria. SFS undertakes independent research into profitable cropping systems for growers in the high rainfall zones of Victoria and Tasmania.
Scientific Theory
A podcast about science, looking at life, the universe, and everything else along the way.
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Bold Thinking 2019 - Alcohol - What Kind Of Drinker Are You by La Trobe UniversityBy La Trobe University.
Edith Cowen University Masters student, Derani Dissanayake discusses digital legacies.By AgedCareInsite.
A traditional Tibetan proverb tells that every valley has its river and every village has its own language. These languages are an important part of the Tibetan identity, and and there is much debate among the wider Tibetan diaspora as to how to teach and preserve them. Guest: Dr Tsering Shakya (Associate Professor, Research Chair in Religion a ...…
Fam talks about the first ever plastic health summit held in the Netherlands last week where scientists are reporting on their research into the effects of micro and nano plastics on human health.Also Matt talks about Octopus having brains in the tentacles.By Fam and Matt.
In October 2019 the People's Republic of China celebrated its 70th anniversary with pomp, parades and pageantry. This lecture Asia examines the highs and lows, the failures and its successes of the PRC through the 27 Mao Zedong years and the 43 years since then, of Deng Xiaoping's reform-and-opening followed by Xi Jinping's New Era for "sociali ...…
What we do know about Cornelia is mostly through the lens of her famous sons, but to the Romans she was much more than that. She was put on a pedestal, in bronze, no less, as the ideal mother for Romans to aspire to, and may have been quite influential in politics at the time. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient Hist ...…
University of New England postgraduate student Alex McCord talks the benefits she saw in aged care residents after introducing them to the video game Star Wars Battlefront.By AgedCareInsite.
Dr Harry Nespolon discusses how GPs interact with older people and the new RACGP 'Silver Book' a guide to best practice.By AgedCareInsite.
How Dare You!! We completely agree Greta. On September 20th over 100,000 people joining the #ClimateStrike in Melbourne. In the week since, over 7million people world-wide have stood up to have their voices heard about Climate Change. Our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, says the rest of the world is unfairly targeting Australia and that we are ...…
Octavian was barely an adult when he arrived in Rome in 44BCE. Two months had passed since his adopted father, Julius Caesar, was murdered by members of the senate who resented his control as dictator. Octavian stood to inherit Caesar’s fortunes, but few could have imagined that he would inherit Caesar’s power. He would become emperor in 27BCE, ...…
Gay Taylor RN, argues that we can no longer afford to underpay aged care workersBy AgedCareInsite.
Paul Griffin from the University of Queensland discusses infection control in aged care.By AgedCareInsite.
Ideas And Society 2019 - Climate Change And Australia - Where To Now by La Trobe UniversityBy La Trobe University.
Interview with Simon Finn about his current exhibition Breath-Hold Dwelling - an exploration of the fragile relationship between human life and the ocean. Simon's exhibition runs from 7 September - 10 November at Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St. Kilda.…
Thae Yong-ho is a former North Korean diplomat to the United Kingdom who defected to South Korea in 2016. As the highest ranking North Korean official to defect, he has a unique perspective on North Korean politics, reunification with South Korea, and the Kim regime. Guest: That Yong-Ho (North Korean Defector, former North Korean deputy ambassa ...…
Audio from "Let Them Stay! - Emergency Rally in Melbourne: Don't Deport Priya Nades & Girls", recorded in Melbourne on 1st September 2019.Speakers include:Niro Kandasamy, Tamil Refugee Council Richard Di Natale, Greens LeaderCarina Garland, Assistant Secretary of Trades Hall Council
The Vestals were an order of priestesses who were sacred to Rome, and were respected and referred as symbols of a safe and stable empire. They had the all-important duty of maintaining the sacred flame, and if it were extinguished, it would be a sign of impending disaster. Guest: Dr Peta Greenfield (Public Historian, co-host of 'The Partial His ...…
Join Heather and Erin as they learn about Port Phillip Bay's rich history and fossils with life long fossil enthusiast Murray Orr from the Bayside Earth Sciences Society Incorporated. Have you every uncovered a fossil in the Bay? Any idea what it is or how old? BESSI and MESAC (Marine Education Science Community Centre) will be holding their an ...…
The following is the full recording of the debate on the topic ‘Does Australia need a charter of Human Rights?’ between Gillian Triggs, the former President of the Australian Human Rights commission, and also the newly appointed Assistant High Commissioner to the Office of the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, and Professor Greg Craven, the ...…
The decision to defect from North Korea is not undertaken lightly, but for those in prominent positions it can be particularly fraught. The fates of Kim’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, and uncle, Jang Song Thaek underline the risks of disloyalty to the regime. In this special in-conversation event Thae Yong Ho, a prominent North Korean defector a ...…
Georgina Willetts spoke with Nursing Review about the profession’s fight for legitimacy and her links to Florence Nightingale and Sir Henry Parkes.By AgedCareInsite.
On 30 June Donald Trump became the first serving US President to step into North Korea. Heavy on symbolism, the meeting with Kim Jong Un suggested a renewed impetus towards easing nuclear tensions. Guest: Professor Gordon Flake (CEO,Perth USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia). Recorded on 22 September, 2019.…
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has released its latest outlook report, and the outlook isn't good. Climate change is having huge impacts, as is invasive species, run-off, cyclones and bleaching events. Read the full report here: Listeners are also treated to a poem, written by ...…
Umesh from Tamil Refugee Council discusses the case of asylum seekers, Priya and Nades, who came to Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013.
Professor Susan Kurrle Director of Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, discusses the new show 'The Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds'.By AgedCareInsite.
Australia is one of the few countries whose shores lap both the Indian and Pacific oceans, and the old adage of “where you stand depends upon where you sit” rings true. From Western Australia, the “Indo” component of the Indo-Pacific has clear geographical clarity. Western Australians look north and west to rising India and rising Indonesia. Fr ...…
Elagabalus has long been remembered as deviant and sexually depraved. His behaviour was shocking for a Roman citizen, let alone the leader of the empire, and Rome was relieved to see the end of him. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)…
Lumary CEO, Joseph Mercorella, talks technology and workflow solutions in aged care.By AgedCareInsite.
Dr Evelin Spelten discusses the special edition of the Australian Journal of Rural Health: Ageing in Rural AustraliaBy AgedCareInsite.
For the past twenty years Pakistan has wrestled with terrorism. More than 60,000 Pakistanis have been killed as a result of terrorist attacks. Terrorism has caused tension with Pakistan’s neighbouring countries, with Iran, India and Afghanistan accusing Pakistan of complicity in attacks on their soil. It has also complicated Pakistan's relation ...…
Ideas And Society 2019 - Does Australia Need A Charter Of Human Rights by La Trobe UniversityBy La Trobe University.
Interview with Human Rights Lawyer, Trish Cameron, about recent asylum seeker protests in Jakarta, and refugee issues in Indonesia more broadly.By Trish Cameron.
Bold Thinking 2019 - Breaking Taboos - What's Off-Limit In Children's Books by La Trobe UniversityBy La Trobe University.
American Dementia expert Teepa Snow discusses her method of dementia training.By AgedCareInsite.
Can working in aged care make you a better nurse?By AgedCareInsite.
India’s government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has made a controversial move to usurp power from Jammu and Kashmir, the nation’s only Muslim-majority state, Modi says the move marked "a new era" that would free the region of "terrorism and separatism". The actions sparked outcry and unrest over the divided Himalayan territory, which b ...…
Fam Charko has depressing AND exhilaratingly GOOD news about updated research results of Clean bay Blueprint, a long-term study establishing a baseline of litter data in the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.By Fam Charko.
Recordings from the protest at MITA detention centre, Broadmeadows10th August 2019. Teachers and educators hosted story readings about the refugees still detained in MITA, Manus and Nauru, painting, chant and sing-alongs, freedom bird puppet and origami creating, cake stall, sign making, and lessons in refugee rights. Live audio by Nilanthi.…
Cath Manuel form Soil to Supper talks therapeutic gardeningBy AgedCareInsite.
When Elagabalus finally reached Rome, the city seemed to hold its breath. The young Emperor embraced both the roles of ruler and high priest of a foreign religion, and there were many that questioned where his priorities lie. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe Unive ...…
This week Erin shares a controversial story about Sawfish deaths on a well known Australian's property and why it was covered up. We also look at a new species of pocket shark that glows in the dark. A 14cm glow in the dark shark, what's not to love?By Heather Maginn and Erin Sanders.
A recording of a speech by Niro Kandasamy, from the Tamil Refugee Council, at Refugee Action Collective (Victoria) public meeting, The Hidden Hell for Refugees in the Heart of Melbourne on 5th August 2019.
For a long time Australia has taken it for granted that America can uphold the old US-led regional order by containing China’s bid to become the region’s leading power – which would keep us safe from any major threats from China. That is no longer something that is assured. Find out more about the La Trobe Asia Brief on Australia-China relation ...…
The relationship with China is of critical importance to Australia. It is also increasingly complex, being influenced by economics, domestic factors and strategic forces. Yet it is a relationship with underlying tension. China and Australia sometimes find themselves on different sides of the table in some bilateral issues, and disagreements ove ...…
The relationship with China is of critical importance to Australia. It is also increasingly complex, being influenced by economics, domestic factors and strategic forces. Yet it is a relationship with underlying tension. China and Australia sometimes find themselves on different sides of the table in some bilateral issues, and disagreements ove ...…
Macrinus has made a treaty with the Parthians and at long last, the two mighty empires are at peace. It likely won’t last, but at this point it matters little: now he can finally get down to the business of ruling the empire. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe Unive ...…
Monita Mascitti-Meuter –Cultural Diversity Program Coordinator – and Karen Thode –Cultural Diversity Officer and Residential Support Program Clinician – from St Vincent’s Melbourne.By AgedCareInsite.
This week, another Australian council has officially declared a climate emergency, bringing the total to 29. Is your council one of them? Find out how you can pressure your local council to get on board. Also, have you ever wanted to have an animal encounter here or overseas, but unsure how to choose an ethical operator? Find out what you can d ...…
Dr Chris Freeman, national president of the PSA discusses placing pharmacists in aged care facilities.By AgedCareInsite.
Dr Frances Batchelor from the National Ageing Research Institute talks falls in Aged CareBy AgedCareInsite.
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