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Lost and Found — Budapest

9/13/2019
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From the Ruin Bar to Budapest's spectacular thermal bath houses, Bela Lajta's proto-deco Parisiana nightclub to Bartok's transformational impact on 20th century music, we take a mind journey through the Hungarian capital.

Duration:00:25:02

Iconic Designs: The Sinclair C5

9/13/2019
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A three-wheeled, battery powered icon of 1980s yuppie London.

Duration:00:04:07

Adelaide Market 150 years on

9/13/2019
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Crowded aisles, chaotic flavours and colourful Mediterranean produce: 150 years after its establishment, the Adelaide Central Market remains the beating heart of the city.

Duration:00:11:42

Civilisation: a photographic study of the urban landscape in the 21st century

9/13/2019
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We take a walk through a new exhibition documenting the extraordinary complexity of urban life in today's global megacities.

Duration:00:13:02

Kitchen Rudimental: Poaching, Omelette-ing and how to identify a good egg.

9/13/2019
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Chef Annie Smithers gives Jonathan Green an omelette masterclass and explains how to perfectly poach an egg.

Duration:00:11:30

Truth and beauty in architecture: should the Notre Dame spire be replaced with a minaret?

9/13/2019
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In the wake of the Notre Dame fire, the French President vowed to rebuild “even more beautifully”; one architecture critic asks whether a monument to truth might be more appropriate.

Duration:00:12:29

Lost and Found — Rise

9/6/2019
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A remarkable discovery of 4,500 year-old Egyptian yeast, the irrationality of the sky scraper, cloning ancient redwoods and the surprising history of the high heel.

Duration:00:25:01

Iconic designs: The rotary clothes hoist

9/6/2019
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The forgotten history of an icon of Australian domesticity and an essential feature of the Australian backyard.

Duration:00:04:07

Brexit, language and psychedelic pop in Cornwall

9/6/2019
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Lyn Gallacher travels to Cornwall to investigate Brexit, sample some Cornish psychedelic pop and indulge in a communal celebration of cheese.

Duration:00:12:35

Sense of Place: Alice Bishop, Christmas Hills, Victoria

9/6/2019
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Writer Alice Bishop takes us to Christmas Hills where her family's home burned down in Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires.

Duration:00:10:23

Climate change and turbulence

9/6/2019
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Researchers have found that climate change is likely to dramatically increase the risk of clear air turbulence.

Duration:00:13:08

Urban inequality in "world class" cities

9/6/2019
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Housing exclusion, evictions and nuisance ordinances: how the criminalisation of vulnerability is transforming our cities.

Duration:00:11:42

Lost and Found — Robin Boyd

8/30/2019
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The story of one of Australia's greatest architects whose seminal critique of "the Australian ugliness" continues to have profound resonance.

Duration:00:26:21

Iconic designs: the choker

8/30/2019
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A piece of decorative jewellery with an arresting name and a rich symbolic history.

Duration:00:04:00

In search of Sarah Lund's jumper

8/30/2019
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Early on in the craze for Nordic Noir detective drama, The Killing was compulsive viewing; it also made a particular item of knitwear from the Faroe Islands very famous.

Duration:00:11:44

Kitchen Rudimental: how to cook an egg.

8/30/2019
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One chef, one cook, one home kitchen; this week, an egg masterclass.

Duration:00:10:34

Invisible women: the dangers of being female in a world designed for men

8/30/2019
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From smart phones that are too big for the average female hand, to crash test dummies based on an average male body, discrimination is built into every aspect of the contemporary world.

Duration:00:26:19

Lost and Found — Tokyo

8/23/2019
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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

The rise and fall of French cuisine

8/23/2019
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Has French cuisine, once upon a time the pinnacle of gastronomy, fallen victim to its own history?

Duration:00:14:03

Underland

8/23/2019
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We know a great deal about the world above ground but how much do we know and think about the world beneath our feet?

Duration:00:16:43