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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.

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@RNBigIdeas

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Pregnancy, Poverty and the State

11/27/2017
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American women losing reproductive rights

Duration: 00:53:51


De-industrialisation and creating the future we want

11/23/2017
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Where to now for South Australia following the end of car manufacturing, and creating the Australia we want for 2030.

Duration: 00:53:51


An unwinnable war?

11/22/2017
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The limits of western military intervention in Afghanistan

Duration: 00:53:51


Exploring space with Bill Nye

11/21/2017
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Bill Nye presents the technology for solar sailing and why interplanetary space exploration is so exciting.

Duration: 00:54:22


Disrupting ageing

11/16/2017
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We need to change our assumptions about ageing and stop talking about the ageing population as if it’s a burden.

Duration: 00:53:51


Future of humanity

11/15/2017
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Is humanity designing its own demise?

Duration: 00:53:51


Reunification Korea

11/14/2017
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The Berlin Wall and the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea were very visible symbols of Cold War division in Germany and Korea. But while Germany was reunified in 1990, Korea remains divided. Recent tensions on the Korean peninsula seem to make the possibility of a Korean reunification even less likely. Or would it be possible? Under the right circumstances? And what can the Koreas learn from the German experience?

Duration: 00:53:51


How just is genomics and biomedical research?

11/13/2017
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Simplistic narratives of cures and miracle drugs obscure harder questions about the meaning of and control over genomic data.

Duration: 00:53:51


A new economics?

11/9/2017
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What would a sustainable, "human-centred", economy look like?

Duration: 00:53:51


China and Surveillance

11/8/2017
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China's influence in Australia and surveillance and privacy

Duration: 00:53:51


Legacy of the Russian Revolution

11/7/2017
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The Russian Revolution was fought over inequality. Analysing the reasons why it failed is important as we are to face the same problem today, a century later.

Duration: 00:53:51


Does the EU have a future?

11/6/2017
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Brexit, refugees and slow economic growth are testing the resilience of the European Union

Duration: 00:53:51


Lucky country?

11/2/2017
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Is Australia still the "lucky country"?

Duration: 00:54:34


Finding life in space

11/1/2017
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Could the most like form of extra-terrestrial life be a fish? Water has a crucial role in the development of life

Duration: 00:53:51


AI and automated creativity

10/23/2017
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly entering the realm of art and also advertising. What does that mean for our notion of creativity? And how do persuasive algorithms work?

Duration: 00:53:51


Rethinking housing

10/19/2017
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How do we rethink housing and urban development?

Duration: 00:54:18


Free speech on campus

10/18/2017
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Should university students be warned when dealing with confronting ideas?

Duration: 00:53:51


Death in the digital age

10/17/2017
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If technology allows you to have a virtual presence beyond your physical death will you choose to do it?

Duration: 00:53:51


Julia Gillard on mental health - and the 2017 Peace lecture

10/16/2017
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A call more more preventative mental health care - and fighting unnecessary wars.

Duration: 00:53:51


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

10/12/2017
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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

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