Sundays with James O'Loghlin
Bees Hives vs Ants Nest - which is best to live in?08/31/14
A caller asked if humans could shrink to miniature size, which would be the better environment to live in: a bee hive or an ants nest? James O'Loghlin asked Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli from the University of Sydney what he thinks.
Living with an illness - Keith Bunker
Since March, James O'Loghlin has spoken to Keith Bunker each month about what it's like to live when you know you're going to die. Keith is in his mid-40s, is married with two young girls, and was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer. He speaks...
Richard Clapton is an Australian musical legend. He's just penned a book 'The Best Years of Our Lives' which is also the title of one of his hit songs. He shares some of the key moments in his career with James O'Loghlin.
How do charities get us to donate?
What are the strategies charities use to get us to donate money? Do advertisements appealing to our emotions work more effectively than someone dressed as a koala on a street? Consumer psychologist Adam Ferrier talks with James O'Loghlin.
Rachel Kunde has been a surrogate twice. Hear why she decided to carry another person's child and how she feels about surrogacy.
The Fights of Greg Combet's Life
A look back through Greg Combet's political career will tell you he hasn't been one to shy away from a fight. While he's left politics for now, the former Senior Labor Minister is no less sure of his convictions. He's proud of what he's achieved and...
Why Does Sex Sell?
You hear it all the time, "sex sells". The sex-factor might be a little more in your face these days but, it's always been there. So why does it work so well? To find out why sex is so good at making us hand over our money James is joined in the...
Leaving Civilisation for a Year - Claire Dunn
Claire Dunn became disillusioned with her urban life and decided to do something radical - leave civilisation and live in the bush for a year. She learned how to trap animals, start fire and live off her wits. She describes her experience to Jen...
Former police negotiator, Belinda Neil
Belinda Neil used to work as a police negotiator, dealing with highly stressful situations. Years of this confronting and difficult work took its toll, and she began to experience post-traumatic stress. She's written about her experiences in the book...
Living with a terminal illness - Keith Bunker - living in the moment
Keith Bunker was diagnosed with secondary liver cancer a year ago. In this third chat with James O'Loghlin, he describes some of the decisions he and his family have taken when every moment is precious.
Obeying the Law
Why do we obey some laws and not others? People who wouldn't shoplift might say it's OK to speed on the road or illegally download internet content. James O'Loghlin speaks with Dr Rebecca Wickes, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of...
As Australia Post deals with a massive shift to its business model, James O'Loghlin speaks with two executives about how they've dealt with the digital disruption. Steve Cox is managing director of Dymocks bookstores and Deborah Thomas is a director...
Best Country to Live In - Australia v Brazil
With the FIFA World Cup taking place in Brazil, we ask a Brazilian living in Australia and an Australian who lived in Brazil to give their 10 reasons why they love their adopted country.
The future of higher education
How will higher education students learn in the future? How will technology influence the delivery of lectures and tutorials? To discuss this, Prof Pip Pattison, deptuy vice chancellor of Sydney University and Simon McIntyre from the College of Fine...
I Don't Get It 8.6.14
Each week, listeners ask questions they don't get, and other listeners answer them.
Irvine Welsh visits Sydney
Listen to James O'Loghlin talk to Scottish writer Irvine Welsh about his career, and the strange phenomenon of having his characters become their own Twitter accounts.
Adam Ferrier - how advertising manipulates your behaviour
Listen to James O'Loghlin speak to Adam Ferrier about his new book, The Advertising Effect: How to Change Behaviour.
Colin James - recovering from prostate cancer
Listen to James O'Loghlin speak to Colin James - one of Australia's top corporate speakers - about his personal experience of recovering from prostate cancer.
Jihad Dib on supporting our kids
Jihad Dib is the Principal of Punchbowl Boys' High School - a school once considered to be the roughest around. In the years since Jihad becae principal there hasn't been a single expulsion, and the school has wont both a National Literacy and...
Why fears vary between people
Following a listener query about why some people suffer fear of heights - a rational fear - more than others, Professor Ian Hickie, executive director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute, speaks to James O'Loghlin about why fears vary between...
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