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Focusing on the physical, The Body Sphere is about the ways we use our bodies to create and compete, nurture and abuse, display and conceal. Presented by Amanda Smith.

Focusing on the physical, The Body Sphere is about the ways we use our bodies to create and compete, nurture and abuse, display and conceal. Presented by Amanda Smith.
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Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Focusing on the physical, The Body Sphere is about the ways we use our bodies to create and compete, nurture and abuse, display and conceal. Presented by Amanda Smith.

Language:

English

Contact:

Body Sphere ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Melbourne 3001


Episodes

Expecting: the whole nine months

1/20/2017
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It's been done for millennia by millions and millions of us.

Duration: 00:25:31


Polio: then and now

1/13/2017
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Polio isn't yet eradicated from the world. It still exists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. And if you had it as child in Australia and elsewhere last century, you may well now be experiencing a recurrence of symptoms.

Duration: 00:25:31


Twists and turns of the human spine

1/6/2017
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To embody evil, Shakespeare gave Richard III physical disabilities, most notably a hunchback. Why the link between spinal deformity and moral crookedness?

Duration: 00:25:31


The mummy returns

12/30/2016
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There's a whole genre of horror movies where ancient mummies come to life, but it's actually forensic Egyptology that's revealing the secrets of mummified bodies.

Duration: 00:25:31


Strange sport

12/23/2016
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Among the more curious sports there's Three Sided Football, and Quidditch (as played by mortals).

Duration: 00:25:31


Paralympian and soldier

8/26/2016
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Meet Curtis McGrath, who lost both his legs in a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan with the Australian Army, and who's competing at the Rio Paralympics.

Duration: 00:27:30


Orwell's nose

8/19/2016
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What's the world like when you permanently lose your sense of smell, or when you're a super smeller?

Duration: 00:26:59


The age I'm in

8/12/2016
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Most of what you hear about ageing is decline and loss. Can you change a bad story into a good one?

Duration: 00:26:59


The swimmers

8/5/2016
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Olympic and Paralympic swimming champions reflect on the years they've spent getting wet.

Duration: 00:27:00


Twists and turns of the human spine

7/29/2016
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To embody evil, Shakespeare gave Richard III physical disabilities, most notably a hunchback. Why the link between spinal deformity and moral crookedness?

Duration: 00:26:59


Capoeira and Taekwondo

7/22/2016
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Two martial arts: one that Brazil gave to the world and one that's going to Rio for the Olympic Games.

Duration: 00:26:59


The sport of rogaining

7/15/2016
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Fancy an outdoor adventure with a competitive edge? You could try the Australian endurance sport of rogaining.

Duration: 00:25:29


The mummy returns

7/8/2016
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There's a whole genre of horror movies where ancient mummies come to life, but it's actually forensic Egyptology that's revealing the secrets of mummified bodies.

Duration: 00:25:29


Expecting - the whole nine months

4/15/2016
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It's been done for millennia by millions and millions of us.

Duration: 00:25:29


New eugenics: designer bodies

4/8/2016
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Is gene editing a new form of eugenics?

Duration: 00:26:59


The long and the short of it

4/1/2016
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In a world designed for people who are of ‘average height’, what’s life like for those who fall outside of the norm? What are the disadvantages - and the advantages?

Duration: 00:26:59


Strange sport

3/25/2016
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Among the more curious sports there's Three Sided Football, and Quidditch (as played by mortals).

Duration: 00:25:29


Headless

3/18/2016
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A severed head is both a person and an object - and herein lies its unsettling power.

Duration: 00:25:29


Human medical experiments

3/11/2016
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Vulnerable people were used for non-consensual medical experiments well into the 20th century.

Duration: 00:27:01


Beyond words: what you're saying with growls, um, ahs and mms

3/4/2016
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You don't need words to communicate.

Duration: 00:25:29

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