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Melbourne, VIC

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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues.

Twitter:

@RNBigIdeas

Language:

English

Contact:

Big Ideas ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001 (02) 8333 5143


Episodes

Science fiction as a guide for the future

9/19/2017
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Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says that every great human advance is preceded by a leap in imagination.

Duration: 01:14:01


Sleeping rough and health inequality

9/18/2017
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The experience of homelessness in Australia and how social and economic inequality leads to health inequality.

Duration: 00:53:51


Australian history through a female lens

9/14/2017
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What are the moments - and movements - in Australian history, that mattered most for women?

Duration: 00:54:53


Mining royalties and Aboriginal autonomy

9/13/2017
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Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh says that the best way to address indigenous disadvantage is to support indigenous autonomy.

Duration: 00:53:51


Understanding the mind of a compulsive hoarder

9/11/2017
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You first need to understand the mind of a hoarder before you can tackle the clutter. Randy Frost explains the meaning possessions play in our lives and how and why this can go astray.

Duration: 00:53:51


Twitter, trolls and Trump

9/7/2017
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A conversation with writer Lindy West about her memoir, "Shrill".

Duration: 00:53:46


Delicious darkness

9/6/2017
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It's time to dim the lights and reclaim the night.

Duration: 00:53:51


DNA manipulation and doping

9/5/2017
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The same science that’s so promising in fighting deadly diseases will cause a nightmare for anti-doping organisations.

Duration: 00:53:51


How your memory works

9/4/2017
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The time travelling brain.

Duration: 00:46:39


Can seaweed save the planet?

8/31/2017
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Tim Flannery speaks about how to help feed, power and clean the world sustainably.

Duration: 00:54:27


Saving the songbirds

8/28/2017
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Songbirds are disappearing from the forests of Indonesia to become pet birds in gilded cages.

Duration: 00:53:51


The women who mapped the stars

8/24/2017
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The women 'citizen scientists' of the Harvard College observatory who expanded our understanding of the cosmos.

Duration: 00:39:29


Education overcomes disadvantage

8/23/2017
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Two educators describe their programs for improving education for the poor and disadvantaged.

Duration: 00:53:51


How the International Criminal Court can render justice

8/22/2017
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Gloria Atiba Davies explains the how the ICC works and the challenges the court faces.

Duration: 00:54:04


Preventing Genocide

8/21/2017
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How can we strengthen individual protections and prevent mass atrocity crimes?

Duration: 00:53:51


The future of work

8/17/2017
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What does the future of work look like and how prepared are we?

Duration: 00:54:24


Governments, technology and inequality

8/16/2017
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The five technology-driven challenges for government and government's role in reducing inequality

Duration: 00:53:51


Thailand’s Triple Threat

8/15/2017
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Thailand faces a “triple threat”: A new king, separatist violence in the South and the consolidation of military rule.

Duration: 00:53:51


Celebrity

8/10/2017
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How do you become a celebrity? A special talent or skill is no longer a prerequisite.

Duration: 00:53:51


Thailand’s Triple Threat

8/9/2017
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Thailand faces a “triple threat”: A new king, separatist violence in the South and the consolidation of military rule.

Duration: 00:53:51

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