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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.
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
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
 
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
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
 
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.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
Presented by Hugh Riminton, The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
 
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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.
 
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.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.
 
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Counterpoint - ABC RN
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Amanda Vanstone tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.
 
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RN Drive - ABC RN
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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.
 
Sunday Extra presents a lively mix of national and international affairs, analysis and investigation, as well as a lighter touch.
 
Great conversations with thoughtful and creative makers who are passionate about what they do — visual arts. We’re all creative at heart — this show taps into that.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
Sunday Extra presents a lively mix of national and international affairs, analysis and investigation, as well as a lighter touch.
 
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Sporty - ABC RN
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Sporty is your guide to the powerful place of sport and fitness in Australia’s cultural life. Recognising it’s much more than a game, Sporty charts and analyses big-time spectator sports, celebrates the amateur athlete and encourages anyone struggling to get active. You don’t have to get sport, to get Sporty!
 
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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.
 
The People vs is your escape from all the usual arguments. It’s where informed citizens debate, doubt and decide.
 
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 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?
 
ABC Radio's Country Breakfast is an entertaining look at rural and regional issues around Australia.
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
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AWAYE! - ABC RN
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AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.
 
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.
 
The Religion and Ethics Report, where religion and ethics meet news and current affairs in Australia and around the world.
 
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Fernando's ghost. Word Up: Kylie Bracknell.By ABC Radio National.
 
Living cheaply and sustainably off grid started way before the sixties counter culture, can we replace plastics with something less harmful but just as useful? The short memories we have for the struggle of women to achieve equality, and born in 1891 and still going strong - Australia's oldest theatre company.…
 
Living cheaply and sustainably off grid started way before the sixties counter culture, can we replace plastics with something less harmful but just as useful? The short memories we have for the struggle of women to achieve equality, and born in 1891 and still going strong - Australia's oldest theatre company.…
 
30 years ago Bill was a Policeman and Brett was a teenager heading towards a life of crime. But then Bill said something to Brett that turned his life around. This is a rare encounter between two men whose lives have been scarred by violence and anger, who want to reach out and help each other to heal.…
 
Latrobe Valley aquifer could power new industriesNew efficiencies coming for the mining industryEucs a new source of graphenePrime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2019Should we communicate with ET?By ABC Radio National.
 
Women's gymnastics and the marathon will never be the same again.By ABC Radio National.
 
"No city has been as profoundly influenced by its rocky foundation as Sydney" – Tim Flannery, The Sandstone City.By ABC Radio National.
 
It's perhaps architect Bruce Goff's most famous work.By ABC Radio National.
 
A discussion on how memorial architecture works to summon memory and prompt reflection.By ABC Radio National.
 
How would you like to stay in a bijou Scottish castle? Or a lofty tower in Devon?By ABC Radio National.
 
What's the best way to travel tens of kilometres over uneven terrain in hot sun and stuffy humidity, where brown snakes and water buffalo roam the roads?By ABC Radio National.
 
What Regency fashion can tell us about Jane Austen's world.By ABC Radio National.
 
Fashion in Jane Austen's time. An e-bike for Borroloola. Landmark Trust. How do we design for memory? Iconic Designs: The Bavinger House. Lost and Found – Sandstone.By ABC Radio National.
 
An essay on the end of a long term male friendship has being widely circulated.By ABC Radio National.
 
Demand for 'healing' crystals is soaring, but could the industry behind the wellness craze be doing more harm than good?By ABC Radio National.
 
Australia faces an increasingly complex foreign policy environment - have we got the resources to manage it?By ABC Radio National.
 
What does it take to be a Nobel Peace Prize winning leader? We assess what the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has been able to achieve so far, and the challenges ahead of him.By ABC Radio National.
 
The UK House of Commons will meet on October 19 for a critical debate on Brexit. Will this spell the beginning of the end of the protracted Brexit saga?By ABC Radio National.
 
Predictions for Brexit Super Saturday. Ethiopia's Nobel prize winning leader. Don't shrink DFAT! Crystal cruelty: The dark side of a booming wellness trend. A failed friendship.By ABC Radio National.
 
Rural News Highlights October 19. A Big Country. Country Breakfast Features.By ABC Radio National.
 
It startled the cows, intrigued the locals and excited scientists around the world. Fifty years on, the Murchison meteorite still defines a town and yields new discoveries every year.By ABC Radio National.
 
It startled the cows, intrigued the locals and excited scientists around the world. Fifty years on, the Murchison meteorite still defines a town and yields new discoveries every year.By ABC Radio National.
 
What should you do with the embryos you have left over after IVF treatment?By ABC Radio National.
 
Award-winning actor Anna McGahan shares her journey of reconciling with her own body, and her path to finding God. We also hear from Dr Matthew Sharpe on what stoicism has to offer to us moderns in Spiritual Lifehack, which is back for a second series.By ABC Radio National.
 
What does it mean to live an honest existence?By ABC Radio National.
 
Every era, every city has a crime that defines it. For Perth it was the Claremont serial killings.By ABC Radio National.
 
We drop in on a improv session run by the master Dan Klein from Stanford University, to hear how 'applied improvisation' has changed the dynamics in Netflix's multicultural global team. Bill Holmes chief business development officer at Netflix said once his team realised it wasn't about being funny on the spot, the group exercises about being o ...…
 
Animal welfare scandal hits Australian racing. Ken Wyatt pushing ahead with a legislated Voice to Parliament. The Wrap: Trump, Target, Cotton On and the Blob. Let's Get Quizzical: PM's foreign policy slammed, Japan hit by Typhoon Hagibis. My Feed: Publicly shaming poo joggers and Hannah Gadsby on men.…
 
The news business. From subscription to streaming, podcasts to programmatic advertising - what's the future for news media?Guests: Gautam Mishra, inkl CEO, @jeamish and Caitlin Welsh, Editor, Mashable Australia, @Caitlin_WelshBy ABC Radio National.
 
Food. It's more than just calories — it forms the very basis of our culture and community. The God Forbid panel discusses everything from fasting to feasting, chickpeas to cannibalism.By ABC Radio National.
 
Kate and Cassie onstage with writers Holden Sheppard (Invisible Boys) and Roanna Gonsalves (The Permanent Resident), and Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville, as they read new novels by Australian writers Charlotte Wood and Katherine Johnson, American Alice Hoffman and Frenchman Philippe BessonBy ABC Radio National.
 
ABC's Good Game Rad Yeo answers Lady Gaga's question ('What's fortnight') and explains why the hugely popular game (Fortnite) mysteriously disappeared for 48 hours, we take a visit to PAX gaming festival, and Costa makes a pop culture confession.By ABC Radio National.
 
ABC's Good Game Rad Yeo answers Lady Gaga's question ('What's fortnight') and explains why the hugely popular game (Fortnite) mysteriously disappeared for 48 hours, we take a visit to PAX gaming festival, and Costa makes a pop culture confession.By ABC Radio National.
 
Your neighbour has started running on her treadmill at 6am every morning. By 6.20am she is on the fast phase of her routine and it sounds like a broken washing machine.This is all happening just outside your bedroom window.You understand keeping fit is good for your health but now your own health is suffering. What do you do?…
 
In our Australia Talks National Survey, just over half of those under 30 feel really worried about keeping a job they want, and finding the right opportunities to carve out a career.So is that age group right to feel concerned?Well, no, not really.By ABC Radio National.
 
Banks have been in the headlines again this week, after the Federal Government announced another inquiry into the finance sector.Draft legislation around mortgage brokers is also being discussed with proposed changes to look at brokers acting 'in the best interests of clients'.But what does that mean? Shouldn't they already be doing that? And, ...…
 
Are mortgage brokers acting in the best interests of clients? Plus the job market isn't as grim for young people as we thinkBy ABC Radio National.
 
We all know the value of planning, but in a complex, complicated and often confounding world it can be difficult knowing how to start. Scenario Planning is planning tool for uncertain situations - find out what it entails and how it might benefit organisations and businesses.By ABC Radio National.
 
Senior police officers in NSW are making the case for decriminalising drug use and possession. But they're not alone — across Australia and internationally there's a growing realisation that the traditional approach to drug policy isn't working. The alternative that is increasingly being suggested is one that is less punitive, and emphasises tr ...…
 
Three Australian writers talk to Paul Barclay about poverty, class, race, and social and political change in regional and rural Australia.By ABC Radio National.
 
The most familiar story of the Cold War is that of the superpower rivalry between the US and the USSR—two armed camps, teetering on the precipice of nuclear war. Find out how the standoff played out, whether America really won the Cold War and why personalities matter in politics.By ABC Radio National.
 
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.…
 
Government to redirect education funding to disaster management. Minister for Indigenous Australians calls for constitutional referendum before next election. Senator Arthur Sinodinos gives his valedictory speech . Geopolitical landscape to be redrawn as Turkey-Syrian crisis deepens. Research Filter: The blob, personalised headphones and DIY ge ...…
 
Parliament is sitting this week, and the agenda is all about drought, the climate and Australia's foreign relations.An attempt by the Greens, Labor and the crossbench to declare a "climate emergency" was voted down. And the Prime Minister's office sent a set of talking points to the entire press gallery.Chief political correspondent for Guardia ...…
 
Joel Edgerton talks about historical drama The King, which he co-wrote with David Michôd and also stars in, about a wayward English prince played by Timothée Chalamet who is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father's death. Lauren Carroll Harris presents a package on how nostalgia is shaping the television landscape, and director Sophie ...…
 
As we become more aware of our relationship to the Earth there is an urge for many to nurture a more sustainable and ethical way of living.But this hankering to leave modern society for an alternative life is not new.According to PhD Candidate Rachel Goldlust it goes back before the 1900's.By ABC Radio National.
 
How much were you taught about the ground breaking women who helped shape the Australia we live in today?Over the 19th and 20th centuries many Australian women were busy fighting for work equality, contraceptive rights and more. But why don't we know much about them?This is What a Feminist Looks Like is Emily Maguire's new book that gives a his ...…
 
Thirteen per cent of Australians are living below the poverty line - that's about three million of us.During National Anti-Poverty Week we hear some personal stories of homelessness, and talk about how we can help.Two women who share their stories show that hardship can happen to anyone.By ABC Radio National.
 
Many Australians live below the poverty line, which often results in homelessness. We discuss some of the tipping points and ask how we can help. Plus, how much do you know about some of the Australian feminists who fought for things like work equality and contraceptive rights?By ABC Radio National.
 
Historian Simon Schama explores the story of the Jewish people from ancient times to the present day. Without the imprint that Jewish culture has made, he says, our world would be almost unrecognisable, and our sense of modernity would be completely different.By ABC Radio National.
 
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