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Rear Vision — How History Shaped Today

History Podcasts

Move beyond the headlines to see how the past defines our world.

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United States

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Move beyond the headlines to see how the past defines our world.

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English


Episodes
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How political violence has shaped American politics

7/20/2024
While America was founded on lofty ideas – like democracy, equality and freedom – it’s was also shaped and continues to be shaped by political violence. The history of political violence in America from the time of slavery through to the assassination attempt on Donald trump.

Duration:00:29:02

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The underrated ally — why South Korea matters to Australia

7/13/2024
The country's position as a democracy next to China and North Korea is critical.We examine South Korea's role on the global stage and how the society is changing.

Duration:00:29:06

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A tsunami of Trumpness

7/6/2024
Rear Vision puts contemporary events in their historical context.

Duration:00:28:49

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Profits over public health — the story of forever chemicals

6/29/2024
History is filled with examples of industries minimising or ignoring the risks associated with their products. We examine the story of forever chemicals and compare it to what happened with lead petrol.

Duration:00:29:06

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The growth of the far-right in European politics

6/22/2024
Until recently Far-right political parties, often with historical links to fascism and nazism, were relegated to the fringes of politics. But their success in this month’s European parliamentary elections, demonstrated that they are now appealing to a broader demographic. We look at the rise of the Far-Right in European politics and what it might mean for issues like immigration and the Green transition.

Duration:00:29:06

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Capital gains are income so why are they taxed less than wages?

6/15/2024
Australia starting taxing capital gains in 1986, stamping out a whole lot of tax evasion in the process.So why in 1999 did the Howard government introduce a discount on that tax? And how has that concession impacted investing in property?

Duration:00:29:00

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The International Criminal Court—A toothless tiger or a lion about to roar?

6/8/2024
Rear Vision puts contemporary events in their historical context.

Duration:00:28:54

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Paris politics in the pacific – why riots broke out in New Caledonia

6/1/2024
Its colonial history, the fight for independence and why this archipelago in the heart of the pacific is so important to France.

Duration:00:29:06

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The student protests on US campuses—repeat of the 1960’s or something completely different?

5/25/2024
At colleges and universities across America, students have been protesting the ongoing war in Gaza and their institutions connections with Israel. In the 1960’s and early 70’s students protested America’s involvement in the Vietnam war. Are we seeing history repeat itself or is this movement completely different.

Duration:00:28:51

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How the US military industrial complex got so big

5/18/2024
The United States spends more on defence than the next ten countries combined. The drive for military dominance started during the Cold War but what does it look like today?

Duration:00:29:06

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The two-state solution—A way forward or more of the same

5/11/2024
International leaders are calling for a two-state solution – as the only long-term way to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the occupied territories. But just how viable is the creation of a Palestinian state and does the political will exist on either side to negotiate a final agreement?

Duration:00:28:58

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The Middle East conflict and the two-state solution

5/8/2024
The two-state solution — notion that in the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River there should be two states: one Israeli and the other Palestinian has been around since the 1930. And it’s an idea that is being pushed by world leaders, including the Australian government. We take a look at the history of the two-state solution.

Duration:00:29:00

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The People’s Army – the role of the IDF in Israeli society

5/4/2024
The story of how the military helped develop Israel’s national identity and how compulsory service can shape the lives and values of Israelis.

Duration:00:29:11

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Could two lawsuits bring down the US gun industry?

4/27/2024
Mexico has one of the highest murder rates on earth, and most of these murders are committed by guns that come into Mexico illegally from America. Can or should American gun manufacturers be held responsible for the damage caused by these guns. That’s the question being asked by Mexico in two court cases underway in the US states of Massachusetts and Arizona.

Duration:00:29:06

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The power to choose — how Australia curated post war migration

4/20/2024
Australia is a nation built on migration, but the system has a sometimes-cruel history. How has our migration program evolved?And why the perception of being in control has been so central to its success.

Duration:00:29:08

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Roe v Wade and how it changed the United States

4/13/2024
It's almost two years since the US supreme court overturned Roe V WadeIn this episode from our archives, we revisit the story of the landmark 1973 ruling.

Duration:00:29:07

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How TikTok went from addictive pastime to a potential threat to national security

4/6/2024
As TikTok's power and popularity has grown, concerns around its Chinese ownership have gotten louder.

Duration:00:29:06

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Haiti — the background to political and social chaos

3/30/2024
The gang violence that is gripping the Caribbean nation of Haiti, is the most recent disaster in a long line of political, economic, and natural disasters. Today Haiti is one of the poorest and most unstable country on the planet, but this was not always the case, it was once France’s riches colony and the world’s first black-lead republic. So why has Haiti become such a political and economic mess?

Duration:00:28:53

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Border crossings — a history of migration at the US-Mexico border

3/23/2024
Immigrants are showing up at the southern border in record numbers. We examine the history of US policy toward immigration and border security with Mexico.

Duration:00:29:06

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How to end conflict—The art of peace making

3/16/2024
It’s a truism of peace talks that we’re not negotiating with our friends but rather our enemies. And when most of our enemies have been designated as terrorist and murderers it’s not an easy task. How have we’ve ended violent conflicts in the past and are there lessons we can learn from previous peace negotiations.

Duration:00:29:00