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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 to the best live forums and festivals with Natasha Mitchell.

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Moral philosopher and writer Raimond Gaita wrestles with the moral and ethical dimensions of the Israel-Gaza war to try to make sense of the incomprehensible. The Jim Carlton Integrity Lecture, "The Urgency of Ethical Challenges Facing the World" was... more

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In the shadow of the AI revolution, as the tech giants vie for our data, our attention, and our money, beloved Scottish author Andrew O'Hagan makes an impassioned case for the role of readers and writers as "frontline workers" in the fight for realit... more

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Join Natasha Mitchell and guests for a conversation full of surprises on the bonds that make us and sometimes break us. Bad dates, spaceships, surviving cults, the creature within, mother love, loss, and more — how do our attachments shape our minds ... more

6 days ago

For many Indigenous performers publicity comes with the burden of being a role model. Their only options seem to be a pedestal or oblivion, particularly if they are women. more

7 days ago


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    The program on aboriginal housing in NT was brilliant!!!

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    Australia5 months ago
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    Big Ideas is usually an interesting program. But this episode is full of wild and inaccurate assumptions. How dull. more

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    Australia7 months ago
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    If you like a podcast that look’s through the lense of gender equality and concludes men bad women oppressed, then this podcast is for you

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    no more gaps
    Australia9 months ago
  • Great, informative programme

    This is one of my favourite programmes. It is informative, has well-credentialed speakers and covers a wide variety of topical issues.

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    Regular RN devotee
    Australiaa year ago
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    There’s time I’ll never get back!

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    Australiaa year ago

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