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Big Ideas

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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.

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.
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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

CBC Massey Lecture 2: The pursuit of global justice

1/29/2018
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Payam Akhavan asks: Is it ever possible to do justice for genocide? Or is its enormity such that no punishment is enough?

Duration: 00:00:19


Songlines: the foundational Australian story

1/24/2018
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How do you define, and understand, Aboriginal songlines?

Duration: 00:53:51


From bolshevism to populism

1/23/2018
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Why would people have been attracted to the communist movement in times past?

Duration: 00:53:59


CBC Massey Lecture 1: The knowledge of suffering

1/22/2018
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Payam Akhavan tells of how his family was forced to flee the Iran of Ayatollah Khomeini. It’s a story of an awakening to human rights.

Duration: 00:00:19


Superheroes and the real world

1/18/2018
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Comics have a close relationship with our contemporary political and real world.

Duration: 00:53:51


The 70s Ocker and the challenge of change

1/17/2018
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How the Ocker character navigated the social changes of 1970s Australia and a revised history of the indigenous way of life prior to colonial contact.

Duration: 00:54:18


Consuming our future

1/16/2018
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Only lowering our living standards will achieve sustainable growth. That’s the message from Satyajit Das.

Duration: 00:53:51


'Making a Murderer' lawyer, Dean Strang, on justice US-style

1/15/2018
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What does the case of Steven Avery, from 'Making a Murderer', tell us about the US justice system?

Duration: 00:53:51


Susan Faludi on gender, identity and her father’s sex change

1/11/2018
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Susan Faludi reflects on the notion of 'identity', in the wake of her father's late in life gender reassignment surgery.

Duration: 00:54:16


Mission Songs

1/10/2018
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The history of indigenous missions and reserves told through folk songs and why we need indigenous recognition in the constitution

Duration: 00:53:51


Mess makes you more creative and resilient

1/9/2018
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Messiness and randomness lie at the core of how we innovate and how we connect with each other - in short, how we succeed.

Duration: 00:53:51


Confessions of a brain surgeon

1/8/2018
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Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on the wonder and mystery of the human brain

Duration: 00:54:16


Inside 'The Family': the legacy of a notorious apocalyptic cult.

1/4/2018
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An investigation of the doomsday cult known as The Family, and it's charismatic leader, Anne Hamilton Byrne

Duration: 00:54:17


The wonder that is glass

1/3/2018
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Where would we be without spectacles, light bulbs and windscreens? How many lives were saved through germ identifying microscope lenses? And how pleasurable would life be without windows, computers or telephones?

Duration: 00:53:51


The China Effect

1/2/2018
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Will personal freedom always give way to social control in China?

Duration: 00:54:18


The life and legacy of Paul Robeson

1/1/2018
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Paul Robeson was an African American singer, film star, scholar, athlete, civil rights champion and radical political activist. What is his legacy today?

Duration: 00:54:18


Picnic at Hanging Rock

12/28/2017
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Picnic at Hanging Rock – it’s been 50 years since Joan Lindsay wrote this famous novel of Valentine’s Day school picnic gone wrong.

Duration: 00:53:51


Summer Hidden Hazards

12/27/2017
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Fragrance is just one of the hidden hazards in the household products we use.

Duration: 00:54:18


Eurovision - more than just a song contest

12/26/2017
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There is more to the Eurovision Song Contest than Euro-kitsch. It’s an attempt to unify the continent and offer a platform for minority identities. And it’s often also highly political.

Duration: 00:53:51


Dating, divorce, and capitalism, according to Helen Razer

12/25/2017
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An unharnessed conversation with Helen Razer about the dating game, the problem with capitalism, Donald Trump, and far more besides.

Duration: 00:53:52

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