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Last Half Hour: Christmas

12/14/2018
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Tis the season! This year-end holiday gets the Blueprint for Living treatment.

Duration:00:25:01

Slow food in Italy

12/14/2018
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Colin Bissett went to Italy to frolic among Iranian rose buds, Ecuadorian cacao and Nigerian chili pepper.

Duration:00:15:59

The Places we Swim

12/14/2018
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From ocean pools to lakes, hot springs to gorges, we discover some of Australia's most exquisite swimming spots.

Duration:00:10:09

A history of Australia’s ‘Ideal Home’

12/14/2018
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Homes can be aspirational, places filled with happiness, but also sadness and frustration, but what makes the 'ideal home'?

Duration:00:12:12

Restaurant Menus and the Art of Persuasion

12/14/2018
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We all think ordering from a menu is a matter of choice but have you ever wondered how that choice is influenced?

Duration:00:14:22

Last Half Hour: Weather

12/7/2018
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From the impact of air conditioning on modern architecture, to the resilience of plants and fruit in wild weather, we explore the many ways in which weather shapes our lives.

Duration:00:25:01

Icons of Celebration: Celebration, Florida

12/7/2018
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The Celebration of Walt Disney World, a town that could be the happiest place on earth.

Duration:00:03:56

Truth, love and clean cutlery

12/7/2018
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A new kind of food guide to the world’s truly organic, sustainable and ethical restaurants.

Duration:00:11:07

Listening to plants

12/7/2018
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An exploration of the philosophical, ethical and political questions that emerge when we transcend human assumptions about plant consciousness.

Duration:00:13:56

Sense of Place: Fiona Wright, Cronulla

12/7/2018
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Fiona Wright takes us to Cronulla - an idyllic, fraught and complex kind of home.

Duration:00:11:45

The world of walls

12/7/2018
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Walls seem to be a hot topic at the moment. The Americans cannot stop talking about them, but where did these barriers begin?

Duration:00:11:59

Last Half Hour: Tokyo

11/30/2018
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From the outrageous street-styles of Harajuku to Le Corbusier's concrete legacy, we take you on a journey through the thrilling metropolis of Tokyo.

Duration:00:25:01

Icons of colour: Majorelle Garden

11/30/2018
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Think artists and gardens and your mind might go to Monet's famous garden at Giverny, but there may be another contender.

Duration:00:03:58

A culinary tour of Hawaii, from Poke to Shave Ice

11/30/2018
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Annie Hastwell travels to Hawaii and discovers two very different dishes that make Hawaiians feel at home

Duration:00:09:40

Get your head around expiration dates

11/30/2018
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"Honey, can you sniff this." Understanding expiration dates can keep you healthy and reduce food waste.

Duration:00:12:02

A people's history of architecture

11/30/2018
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One of the largest undertakings in historic preservation is taking place today - not through any large institution but where you'd least expect it.

Duration:00:13:23

Evolution in the city

11/30/2018
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Charles Darwin may have had it wrong when it comes to the speed of evolution in cities.

Duration:00:13:27

Last Half Hour: Comfort

11/23/2018
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Put on your ugg boots and your onesie, wrap yourself up in a cocoon, and cup your mug of insularity tight to the chest while we take you to a very safe space.

Duration:00:25:01

Finding calm in an urban sanctuary

11/23/2018
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Where do you go to escape the hustle and bustle of your urban existence?

Duration:00:08:37

Exploring the history and wine of the Hunter Valley

11/23/2018
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The Hunter Valley is not an ideal place to plant a vineyard, so how did this region become one of Australia's best?

Duration:00:11:32