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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.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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.
 
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Big Ideas - ABC RN
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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
 
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Conversations
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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.
 
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.
 
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
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
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
 
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.
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
Join Andy and Felicity as they obsess about people throwing and hitting a cricket ball around because whatever happens that’s way preferable than thinking about the actual world right now.
 
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The Signal
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Sometimes the news can feel overwhelming. But The Signal is here to sort the news from the noise. It's your smart and sceptical dive into the stories that matter, delivered straight to your favourite podcast app every morning.
 
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.
 
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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20/20
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ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
 
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RN Arts - ABC RN
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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.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
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A Word in Your Ear
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Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex walks you through the linguistic mindfield, explaining the weird and wonderful aspects of English and many other languages.
 
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The World Today
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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.
 
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.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
In one of Australia's most perplexing cold cases, post-war Adelaide is stumped by the discovery of a body on Somerton Beach. Seven decades later, the unidentified man's name still eludes investigators. Was he a scorned lover? A black market racketeer? Or a spy? RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC's Radio National network.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
 
See ya later, clutter! If the stuff around you is giving you a stress migraine, or if you're just completely out of places to put things, we got you. Come along with Claire Hooper and a team of no-nonsense experts to rummage through people's cupboards and learn the secrets of the super organised. Save yourself time and money, declutter your brain, recycle the gimmicky life hacks and inform your belongings they do not own you. It's time to take back control of every room in your place for good.
 
Want to know how to close the orgasm gap? Riding your hormonal rollercoaster blindfolded? Can’t find contraception that works for you? You’re not the only one. Ladies, We Need To Talk is a show for women, by women, and dives head first into the tricky and taboo topics we often avoid talking about. Join host Yumi Stynes as she tears open the sealed section on life. Or contact us at ladies@your.abc.net.au
 
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.
 
With unparalleled resources, World News Tonight with David Muir provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.
 
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ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
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AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Presented by Hugh Riminton, The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
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Lehmo, Danny McGinlay and Tess Armstrong take a fun look at the AFL.
 
Get all the right advice you need to grow a healthy garden
 
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Ian Dunt on Brexit. And Harold Bloom remembered.By ABC Radio National.
 
Out of prison: Jock Palfreeman awaits his fate at the hands of Bulgaria's justice system; police rescue five children locked in a dungeon on a Dutch farm; and the mother of a drug overdose victim says she'll keep fighting for pill testing at music festivals.
 
After over a decade behind bars and nearly a month after being granted parole, Australian Jock Palfreeman has been released from detention in Bulgaria.
 
The NSW Premier has been accused of putting lives at risk, by rejecting a suggestion to introduce pill testing at music festivals. One parent, whose daughter died at a festival from a drug overdose, says the Premier is failing to keep people safe.
 
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he is committed to delivering a budget surplus, despite IMF slashing Australia's outlook to just 1.7 per cent growth in 2019 from earlier, more bullish predictions.
 
As the conflict in Syria continues, journalist and author Robin Wright discusses the broader geopolitical implications of Russia's assumption of US patrols with The World Today's Rachel Mealey.
 
Dutch authorities are investigating the discovery of what they believe are a man and five of his now adult children in a confined space at a rural property.
 
Bulgaria has taken action after football fans gave Nazi salutes and hurled racist abuse during a match against England, sparking worldwide condemnation. Bulgaria's football president has stood down after calls to quit from the nation's Prime Minister.
 
Hunter Biden Speaks About Ukraine; Explosion At Oil Facility In California; Actress Felicity Huffman Reports To PrisonBy ABC News.
 
What obligations does the United States have to the Kurds, and indeed, to the region as a whole? Professor Nader Hashemi from the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver joins us to discuss the past, present and future of the Syrian conflict.By ABC Radio National.
 
Juliet Rieden traces the story of her Czech father, who was taken as a child refugee to Britain a week before the Nazis arrived in Prague, and thus spared the fate of his extended family
 
Plastic is clogging up our landfills, our oceans and our bodies.Ken in Brisbane asks "Will there be a substitute for plastic anytime soon? Surely there's a Nobel Prize for this (and another way to clean up the tonnes of plastic currently polluting the oceans)."ABC Science reporter Suzannah Lyons has been looking into this.…
 
Along with the Eiffel Tower and the Panama Canal, the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme has been named as one of the most impressive engineering landmarks in the world. Not only is it the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in this country, it is also said to have sparked the birth of multicultural Australia.…
 
Some studies have found that exercise during medical cancer treatments has been associated with improved survival rates, reduced pain and improved quality of life. Researchers believe this is because exercise releases natural killer cells into the blood stream. But not all patients are being given exercise advice and guidance during and after t ...…
 
There's growing evidence that exercise should be front and centre during cancer treatment, as well as rehabilitation, so what does that look like in practice? And it's been seventy years since Australia launched its largest ever engineering project, which is also said to have sparked the birth of multicultural Australia.…
 
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to ignore a coroner's recommendations on pill testing at music festivals; a new report reveals the almost impossible task of finding an entry-level job in Australia; and Russia moves to fill the void left by the US in northern Syria.
 
Russian military police have begun patrolling areas of northern Syria abandoned by US troops, as coalition forces begin their withdrawal.
 
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian plans to ignore a coroner's recommendation to introduce pill testing at music festivals. She speaks with PM.
 
Anglicare says its latest snapshot shows there are increasingly fewer jobs available for people with low skills or no work experience. The group is again calling for a raise to the Newstart allowance to help those most vulnerable.
 
The International Monetary Fund has slashed Australia's forecast growth rate to 1.7 per cent. We're not alone: the IMF predicts a "synchronised slowdown" internationally, with this year's global growth downgraded again to three per cent.
 
Disconnection data indicates a number of rural and regional areas have struggled to keep the lights on over the last three years, with a range of factors like lower wages, an aging population, insufficient welfare payments, the drought and a lack of jobs contributing to bill stress.
 
A report by Human Rights Watch documents numerous instances of chemical restraint used in aged care homes to control the behaviour of Australians with dementia.
 
A new study finds Australia spends $15.2 billion on crisis services for young people like hospitalisation, foster care or homelessness, many of which could be avoided. Minderoo Foundation co-founder Nicola Forrest speaks with AM.
 
Papua New Guinea police are urging former prime minister Peter O'Neill to meet with investigators, after a warrant was issued for his arrest over corruption allegations.
 
Imagine finding out that someone had been sedating you without your consent.According to a Human Rights Watch Report, it's happening all the time in Australian nursing homes, and the laws designed to stop it are failing.Today's episode includes first hand accounts of aged care residents whose families say they were drugged into submission with ...…
 
Could the flow of information be the fuel that powers life? Astrophysicist Paul Davies says we need a new science which connects quantum physics and biology to answer this fundamental question. He draws on an earlier thought experiment of a mysterious force , dubbed the demon in the machine, which directs the transfer of information.…
 
Bruce mulls over the Columbus Day debate and brings us the latest on the Impeachment inquiry, Joost Hiltermann updates us on Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria and the Iranian-American journalist Azadeh Moaveni discusses the fate of the young women who joined Islamic State.By ABC Radio National.
 
SBS soccer commentator Craig Foster believes that sport has the power to change the world . Craig was part of the successful campaign to rescue refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi. Now he wants to see a human rights code implemented in all aspects of professional sport.By ABC Radio National.
 
Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says an arrest warrant has been issued for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption; Federal Police launch an awareness poster campaign about forced marriage to appear in Sydney airport bathrooms - urging those at risk to get help; And Vietnam bans the children's film 'Abominable' after ...…
 
Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says an arrest warrant has been issued for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption; Federal Police launch an awareness poster campaign about forced marriage to appear in Sydney airport bathrooms - urging those at risk to get help; And Vietnam bans the children's film 'Abominable' after ...…
 
Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says an arrest warrant has been issued for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for official corruption.
 
The AFP and Anti-Slavery Australia, will roll out an awareness campaign for forced marriages, including posters with information about where victims can get help.
 
It's hard to imagine how someone can be forced into marriage against their will - one Melbourne woman told PM it happened to her during what she was told was going to be a holiday.
 
Donald Trump has slapped economic sanctions on his NATO ally Turkey barely a week after he cleared the way for Turkey's military incursions against Kurdish forces inside north-east Syria.
 
The outlines of a new Syria could emerge from the deal the Kurds struck with President Assad to counter Turkey's incursion.
 
DreamWorks animated film "Abominable" has been banned in Vietnam, after cinema goers there noticed a scene including a map depicting China's extensive claim in the region.
 
Australian journalist Kumi Taguchi grapples with divided loyalties after the death of her father
 
Australian journalist Kumi Taguchi grapples with divided loyalties after the death of her father
 
The US President slaps Turkey with sanctions over its invasion of northern Syria; the RBA signals more interest rate cuts despite the risk of a property bubble; and the young women keeping Afghanistan's deep musical traditions alive.
 
US Vice President Mike Pence is being sent to the Middle East, saying he's been asked to pursue a ceasefire, while the US President slaps new sanctions on Turkey to pressure the country's President.
 
Queensland's new police commissioner is under growing pressure to fire a senior constable who leaked the personal details of a domestic violence victim to her former partner.
 
After the oppressive rule of the Taliban, music is again flourishing within Afghanistan — and some of its best artists are women. Meet the all-female Zohra Orchestra.
 
Scientists say they've discovered a fungus here in Australia that could provide a safer, and potentially less addictive, alternative to traditional opioid-based pain killers.
 
Have you ever had to move and find a new job? What if that move was thousands of kilometres away from your home-town and friends, or even the country of your birth?That’s the experience of the many people who migrate to Australia each year, and the ABC's Australia Talks survey has uncovered some sobering statistics on how migrants rate their wo ...…
 
Have you heard that you shouldn't put your sharp stainless steel kitchen knives in the dishwasher because they might go blunt?By ABC Radio National.
 
Lengthy jail sentences for those responsible for carrying out an illegal independence referendum two years ago in Spain's Catalonia region have resulted in large and angry protests in Barcelona.
 
Come on a wild ride through the extraordinary story of the Big Day Out; the festival which, for over two decades, was a summertime rite of passage for music lovers around Australia. Was it really a victim of its' own success?By ABC Radio National.
 
Trump asks for Syrian Ceasefire; Growing Outrage Over Police Killing; Hunt for Three Year Old Kidnapped From Birthday PartyBy ABC News.
 
As the OzAsia Festival kicks off in Adelaide, we meet the creators of a new work that interrogates the oft-overlooked Asian heritage of South Australia's first Surveyor-General William Light, the sweeping vineyards and pastures of the Yarra Valley in regional Victoria become the backdrop for the grand drama of opera at this year's Yarra Valley ...…
 
Just over half of Australians aged between 18 and 30 are worried they won’t be able to keep a job, or have the career opportunities they’d like.That’s one of the strong outcomes on employment from the ABC’s Australia Talks survey.Three people aged 25 and younger sit down with Michael Mackenzie to discuss their job hopes and fears.…
 
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