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Best of the Festivals

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Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.

Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.
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Australia

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Throughout the year, Radio National brings you coverage of major festivals held around Australia. From books and ideas to music, Best of the Festivals gives you a front row seat at the highlight events. Presented by Cassie McCullagh.

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English


Episodes

Cryptology

1/4/2019
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Everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about cryptology.

Duration:00:52:26

Gwynne Dyer on the world's future

1/3/2019
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Journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer speaks with RN's Richard Fidler at the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival. He tells Richard that there is much to be hopeful about as the world enters a new phase of automation.

Duration:00:50:14

Ghosts of the Tsunami

1/2/2019
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Richard Lloyd, the Asian Editor of the Times of London, speaks with Sarah Kanowski about his book Ghosts of the Tsunami which chronicles the experience of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Duration:00:53:17

A conversation full of blood sex and magic

1/1/2019
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Many of the tales we loved as children are based on gothic, magical and violent true stories. Join RN's Richard Fidler and author Kate Forsyth, as they unpick and and expose the roots of our fairy tales.

Duration:00:54:00

Freud divide: bridging the brain-mind gap

12/31/2018
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Can we bridge the brain-mind gap?

Duration:00:53:54

Paul Lynch on writing Grace

12/28/2018
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Paul Lynch’s Grace (Oneworld) tells the story of the 1840s Irish famine through the journey of a young girl. It's a grim story, told poetically

Duration:00:50:59

Writing about violence against women

12/27/2018
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How do you write books about difficult subjects in ways that challenge?

Duration:00:52:22

Are Western values under siege

12/26/2018
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Are Western liberal values under threat in Australia?

Duration:00:51:04

Hanif Kureishi

12/25/2018
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Kate Evans speaks with one of the rock stars of writing-- Hanif Kureishi at the 2018 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali.

Duration:00:49:17

Fatima Bhutto

12/24/2018
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Fatima Bhutto says she's one of those people who thinks everything you do is political. But in her latest book, The Runaways, about Muslim identity, she wanted to know what it felt like to be young in a world on fire.

Duration:00:46:45

TECHTOPIA

12/21/2018
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What will the future look like - an episode of the Jetsons or a Terminator movie?

Duration:00:54:06

The poetic and political: Barbara Kingsolver on her writing

12/20/2018
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A wide ranging and engaging conversation as RN’s Claire Nicolls speaks with Barbara Kingsolver at Adelaide Writers Week.

Duration:00:54:06

Rebel With A Cause-Jacqui Lambie

12/19/2018
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Former federal senator Jacqui Lambie speaks to RN's Sarah Kanowski about her new book Rebel With A Cause, and her hopes for rejoining the Senate at the next federal election.

Duration:00:54:07

Home Truths: Can fiction contribute to tricky national debates?

12/18/2018
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Reflect on fiction's ability to defy the conventional wisdom of Australia's past and present with Felicity Castagna, Melanie Cheng, Claire G Coleman and ABC RN's Kate Evans. Recorded live at the 2018 Sydney Writers' Festival.

Duration:00:54:06

What is news?

12/17/2018
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Recent surveys show that trust in journalists in Australia has increased. Yet at the same time public trust in the media has seriously declined. What can we make of this?

Duration:00:54:06

Stories and Songs of Resilience

1/20/2018
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Archie Roach and Jack Charles are two elder statesmen of Australian Indigenous culture – Uncle Archie is one of the country’s most treasured singer-songwriters, and Uncle Jack an award-winning stage and screen actor.

Duration:00:53:51

Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan at Melbourne Writers' Festival

1/18/2018
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Kevin Kwan’s satirical novel Crazy Rich Asians became an international bestseller in 2013 and is now being made into a major motion picture. Meet the man behind the hit and discover his latest novel, Rich People Problems, which is as brilliantly abundant in drama and glitz as his previous works.

Duration:00:53:51

The Coming Out Show

1/16/2018
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Back in 1975 a new ABC radio show caused a bit of a revolution. It was called The Coming Out Show, a weekly program made by women, for women.

Duration:00:53:51

Marty Natalegawa - Can Democracy Deliver?

1/15/2018
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One of the most respected foreign policy and international security thinkers of his generation on the health of democracy and the international rules-based order.

Duration:00:53:51

Inglorious Empire

1/13/2018
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In this blistering post-colonial reassessment, Shashi Tharoor exposes the sins of an empire. Tracking the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj.

Duration:00:53:52