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Big Ideas

ABC Radio
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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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Latest Episodes

How many deaths are acceptable in warfare and how many are excessive? Does having a lower body-count automatically mean you win a war? And most importantly, who does the counting. On Big Ideas, Oxford historian Erica Charters challenges the quantitat... more

4 days ago

Is there a silver lining in the seemingly never ending COVID-19 pandemic? Might there be opportunities, if we can learn right lessons, to emerge from the pandemic with a determination build back better? Some hope, ultimately, the pandemic will help r... more

5 days ago

Can I interest you in some pasta fortified with crickets or a burger made from plants which looks like meat? This may not sound immediately appetising but, as the world population grows and climate change bites, the hunt is on for alternative sources... more

6 days ago


4.4 out of 5 stars from 1.1k ratings
  • I am desperately interested in your message, however you speak too fast for me and, your message is lost. It is like a machine gun. Communication is the message received.

    Megan Prowse
    4 months ago
  • Very informative

    Comprehensive research on interesting and relevant topics.

    Apple Podcasts
    Paulette fto
    Australia4 months ago
  • AFL profiting on public land

    Your AFL story forgot (??) to mention they make all those $$$mil while paying peppercorn rent on prime real estate (home grounds on public land) provided originally on the basis of ‘not for profit’ sports clubs. Time to make the ALF pay for the privilege.

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia5 months ago
  • Brilliant

    These are some fantastic ideas shared in this podcast. I listen to them first thing on ABC radio, but implore podcast enthusiasts to give this series a patient listen.

    Apple Podcasts
    Guru Shetty
    Australia7 months ago
  • Gender authority gap

    I had the same experience as a blonde woman when I dyed my hair brown - instantly given more respect 🤨

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia8 months ago

Chart Positions

Apple Podcasts
#218 Australia/All Podcasts
Apple Podcasts
#50 Australia/Society & Culture
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#162 Austria/Society & Culture

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