Overnights (ABC Local)
Exercise and Bone Health08/01/15
Rod Quinn interviews Gordon Lynch, Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, about why exercise makes the bones stronger.
What to watch on DVD
Rob Pemberton reviews the TV series "Fortitude" and the Australian Documentary "That Sugar Film."
Are some adults refusing to grow up?
Adults have long read books written for teenagers, such as the Harry Potter series. But what about colouring-in books for adults, playing video games and collecting footy cards? Rod Quinn speaks to Dr Dan Woodman, Senior Lecturer and Head of...
The Future of Robotics
Killer Robots. What exactly are the dangers that AI poses to mankind? Rod Quinn goes in-depth with Noel Sharkey, computer scientist and Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Sheffield University.
Domestic Violence and Sport
To what extent will campaigns involving football players help in the campaign against domestic violence? Trevor Chappell discussed with Libby Davies, CEO of 'White Ribbon'.
The Lure of Sherlock Holmes
Why has super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, captured the imagination for so many generations? Michael Pavlich takes up this idea with American writer, Mitch Cullin, who's Sherlock book is the inspiration for Sir Ian McKellen's latest film, Mr. Holmes.
The History of the Seafarers Union and the Merchant Navy...
How important have merchant ships been in our history? What about the Seafarers Union? Michael Pavlich talks with La Trobe Uni professor Diane Kirkby, author of 'Voices From the Ships: Australia's Seafearers and their Union'.
Vanessa Hughes reviews the Nicole Kidman film "Strangerland" and gives her verdict on series 3 of the television show "House of Cards."
Is there anybody out there?
Have you ever wondered if life exists beyond the solar system? Rod Quinn speaks to Dr Charley Lineweaver from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University (ANU). He's also a Senior Research Fellow at the...
The Joy of Nudism
Michael Pavlich talks to Stuart Whelan, editor of TAN magazine [The Australian Naturist] and owner of NSW naturist bed and breakfast, Le Chateau Naturiste.
Telehealth: Modern communications helping to monitor our...
Trevor Chappell discusses the idea of telehealth with Colleen Cartwright, Emeritus Professor of Southern Cross University.
Politics: Left Wing Right Wing
Trevor Chappell discussed the idea of 'left wing' and 'right wing' with Overnights' politics and international affairs expert Keith Suter
The History of the YMCA
The fabulous history of the YMCA
Michael Pavlich explores the life of Stalin with Stephen Kotkin.
Health and Fitness - Exercising in Winter
Rod Quinn is joined once again by Gordon Lynch, Professor of Physiology at the University of Melbourne, with his tips on how to best exercise during the colder months.
Film with Richard Gray - The Worst Movies of All Time
Our resident film guru Richard Gray returns to Overnights and this time he's speaking with Rod Quinn about the worst movies of all time. Many of us bemoan the cinema of today as tedious, self-indulgent or cringeworthy. But we go beyond that... to try...
Renewable Energy Explained
13% of Australia's grid was powered by renewables in 2014. But beyond that, how much do you we about renewable energy?We explore the different types of renewable energy - from hydro-electric (45% of Australia's renewable output) to geothermal (0.002%...
At what age should driver's licences be cancelled?
Do you remember the feeling when you got your driver's licence? Could you imagine what it would be like for your licence to be taken away? More than 60% of Australians aged over 75 maintain a driver's licence but there are concerns with older drivers...
Why are we obsessed with sport?
It's not unusual for sports fans to get overly emotional if their favourite team wins or loses. But why do we care so much?
Stopping Self Destructive Behaviours
Regular Overnights psychologist, Rosalie Pattenden discusses and takes calls on stopping or improving self destructive behaviour.
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