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The Conversation Weekly
The Conversation Weekly
The Conversation

A show for curious minds. Join us each week as academic experts tell us about the fascinating discoveries they're making to understand the... more

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What happened to Nelson Mandela's South Africa part 1: Liberation, transition and reconciliation

It was a moment many South Africans never believed they'd live to see. On 10 May 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated... more

11 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Trailer: What happened to Nelson Mandela's South Africa?

It's been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa and the country's brutal and deadly apartheid... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 minute
The Anthropocene epoch that isn't

For almost 15 years, scientists have debated whether the Anthropocene should be an official geological epoch marking the profound influence... more

04 Apr 2024 · 23 minutes
Don't Call Me Resilient: starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza

We’re bringing you an extra episode this week from Don’t Call Me Resilient, another podcast from The Conversation. Hosted by Vinita... more

01 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Invisible lines: how unseen boundaries shape the world around us

Our experiences of the world are diverse, often changing as we move across borders from one country to another. They... more

28 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Climate quitting: the people leaving their fossil fuel jobs because of climate change

As the climate crisis gets ever more severe, the fossil fuel industry is struggling to recruit new talent. And now... more

21 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
How conspiracy theories help to maintain Vladimir Putin’s grip on power in Russia

As Russians head to the polls for presidential elections, conspiracy theories are swirling everywhere. In this episode we speak to... more

14 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
How North Korea is turning into a matriarchy

High heels, lace and handbags. In recent decades, there’s been a huge shift in the role of North Korean women... more

07 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Intellectual humility: the rewards of being willing to change your mind

With unlimited information at our fingertips and dozens of platforms on which to share our opinions, it can sometimes feel... more

29 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
Israel-Gaza: how opinion polls used in Northern Ireland could pave a way to peace

When the war in Gaza eventually ends, pressure will mount for negotiations to begin for a deal. When that day... more

22 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
The Conversation Weekly
What happened to Nelson Mandela's South Africa part 1: Liberation, transition and reconciliation
The Conversation Weekly