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Big Ideas
Big Ideas
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Feed your mind. Be provoked. One big idea at a time. Your brain will love you for it. Grab your front row seat... more

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Episodes

How to make the Global North and the Global South play nicely together

As violence continues in Europe and the Middle East and as positive collective action on urgent global-scale issues seems out... more

23 May 2024 · 43 minutes
From panic attacks to finding freedom — Tibetan master Mingyur Rinpoche joins a Sufi scholar and an Indian philosopher of mind

Join Natasha Mitchell as she speaks to Tibetan master Venerable Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, along with an Indian philosopher of mind... more

22 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Fareed Zakaria on how economic and technological progress leads to revolutions

You would think that times of intense progress and technological innovation are good for societies, but history shows that's when... more

21 May 2024 · 54 minutes
Girt by Sea — Australia’s maritime security

Since the announcement of the AUKUS plan for nuclear submarines, we’ve been hearing a lot about Australia’s maritime security. But... more

20 May 2024 · 52 minutes
Costa Georgiadis on how to stop Australia's invasion by feral species

Australia's unique biodiversity, a product of almost 50 million years of glorious evolutionary isolation, is in freefall. The threats are... more

16 May 2024 · 53 minutes
A new future for Black and White Australia — Thomas Mayo, Margo Neale, David Marr with Natasha Mitchell

Join Natasha Mitchell and guests for a robust conversation about forging a shared future between Black and White Australians through deeper... more

15 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Anne Manne - Crimes of the Cross

For more than half a century, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle allowed and covered up an extensive network of paedophile... more

14 May 2024 · 53 minutes
10,000 puffs — how vapes got the next generation hooked on smoking

Through sinister marketing and loose regulation, the tobacco industry has hooked a whole new generation of kids on smoking. How... more

13 May 2024 · 54 minutes
What Oppenheimer can teach us about regulating new technologies

What lessons can we learn from J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the nuclear bomb? How should we govern and... more

09 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Superpowers and superpeacemakers — your guide with John Lyons, Sam Roggeveen, Ilaria Walker and Natasha Mitchell

Smaller conflicts than those we're witnessing right now have set off world wars. Who will be the crucial superpowers and... more

08 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Helen Clark on how to build a healthier future for all

We are living in an "age of crises," says former New Zealand prime minister, Helen Clark. With her leadership experience... more

07 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Tenacity and two squat houses — how an Australian movement was born for women leaving violence

Women’s refuges are now a central part of our response to family violence, with hundreds operating across Australia. But that... more

06 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Donald Trump, American authoritarianism and how journalists should cover it

As Donald Trump makes his case for re-election in 2024, under a cloud of criminal prosecutions, how can journalists better... more

02 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Jonathan Rosen, Patrick McGorry with Natasha Mitchell— friendship, madness and the tragedy of good intentions

New York writer Jonathan Rosen’s memoir The Best Minds: a story of friendship, madness, and the tragedy of good intentions... more

01 May 2024 · 53 minutes
Slowing down fast fashion with Aja Barber

You don't need that dress, you need a hug. Or so says fashion activist and writer, Aja Barber.

30 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Mariana Mazzucato — a moonshot guide to changing capitalism

It took 400,000 people to land man to the moon. And it's using that example as inspiration that the influential... more

29 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Is it time to change Australia's security strategy for South East Asia?

Could Asia Pacific be with China within a couple of years? Is the independence of Taiwan worth for Australia to... more

25 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
How to challenge political spin with straight talk — Richard Denniss, Joelle Gergis, Yanis Varoufakis, Tom Keneally with Natasha Mitchell

Join host Natasha Mitchell and guests for some straight talk that cuts through spin and jargon. Has the way politicians speak... more

24 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
Dr Norman Swan with biotechnology pioneers on what's next for medicine

Only 50 years ago, if you were 60 years old your chance of dying was the same as an 80-year-old's... more

23 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
It's personal! — field stories from the frontline of Australia's Ambassador for Gender Equality

Gender equality isn't just about equal pay, it's a health and safety issue. Women perceive safety very differently to men,... more

22 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
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Donald Trump, American authoritarianism and how journalists should cover it
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As Donald Trump makes his case for re-election in 2024, under a cloud of criminal prosecutions, how can journalists better cover such... more