Religion Podcast (ABC RN)
Voices and Visions: part 210/07/15
What is the role of faith and psychiatry in the treatment of mental illness and the way these voices are received and revered in different cultures?
Alison Gopnik: How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped...
Berkeley’s Alison Gopnik is a towering figure in psychology and philosophy, well known for books like The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life, and The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning...
Is there a dark side to mindfulness and meditation?
There’s no shortage of media coverage touting the positive benefits of mindfulness and meditation.
Writing on the wall
Walls, floors, pillars and gates yield secrets and surprises to two inveterate scholars of archaeology, Rev'd Gregory Jenks, co-director of Bethsaida archaeological site in Israel, and Hannah Cotton, specialist in ancient inscriptions in...
Ancient wisdom: why it still matters in a modern world
Anthropologist Wade Davis takes us on a journey from Polynesia to the arctic circle and explains why ancient wisdom still matters in a modern world
Voices and Visions: part 1
Did some of the world’s faiths begin with hearing voices? Are they a form of mental illness or other-worldly communication, dictating a destiny?
Throwing out the refugee rulebook
The head of the Humanitarian Department of Islamic Relief (UK) says the organisation has had to throw out the handbook because of the unprecedented numbers of refugees streaming into Europe. With 100,000 people projected to pass through the Greek...
Regrets: the property developer and the shopaholic
Being on the A-List was important to Greg Fisher, as property developer, gay man and friends to the stars, but drug dealing landed him in jail. Looking great and shopping for fun was the perfect combination for Neradine Tisaj who worked in the...
Pope Francis wows fans, upsets politicians in America
On the streets of America, Pope Francis is popular but in the corridors of Wall Street and Washington there's suspicion. We examine the Pope’s delicate relationship with America’s divisive political culture.
Mitts off my Muff: Nimko Ali, genital defender
Right now, the first Australian prosecution of an alleged case of female genital mutilation is under way in the New South Wales Supreme Court. The case concerns two young sisters, who are amongst the 83,000 women and girls in Australia estimated to...
Regrets: the former racist and the reformed drug dealer
Regrets: the former racist and the reformed drug dealer.
Does the international community care enough to save the people of Syria?
Yogic farming gains ground
Can meditation and positivity improve crop yields and quality?
Hindus and Sikhs—more than just yoga
Hindus and Sikhs have given the world yoga, but what do you really know about the Australia's Indian diaspora? After all, they've been Australia's fastest growing immigrant community over the past 25 years.
What's it take to help Syrian refugees begin a new life in...
The Uniting Church in NSW is training chaplains from a variety of religious traditions to help Syrian refugees start a new life on the other side of the world.
Kerrie Erwin can see and talk to spirits. Join her at a séance, a ghost-busting, and a live psychic show, and decide for yourself what to believe.
Regrets: the DJ and the prostitute
Two gripping stories of regrets and redemption.
Regrets: the DJ and the Prostitute
Regrets: the DJ and the prostitute.
Faith & Opera: Maxwell Davies
The final instalment in an unusual four part series looking at what happens when contemporary composers worry about issues of belief.
Oliver Sacks' superhuman concern
Oliver Sacks, world renown neurologist and author, reflects on the spiritual dimensions of his life and work in this 2002 conversation, from The New Believers series. It is being re-broadcast to mark his passing on 30 August 2015.
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