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Best ABC Radio podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best ABC Radio podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
 
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
 
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
 
ABC radio news and current affairs afternoon program reporting on Australia and the world.
 
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
Each week day RN Arts programs zoom in on a specific area of art and culture, brought to you by a specialist presenter. Subscribe to their podcasts separately by searching by name in your podcasting app.
 
The Signal is the ABC's daily news podcast that helps cut through the noise to cover the biggest stories, explaining not only what is happening but why. It's an entertaining 15-minute show, perfect for the daily commute.
 
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
Late-night television's award-winning news program featuring anchors Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. For in-depth reporting on today's major news stories, to features, profiles, Nightline has the last word in live network news.
 
ABC's 20/20 is the primetime news magazine program featuring newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports, exclusives, compelling features and medical mysteries.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
 
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
 
With unparalleled resources, World News Tonight with David Muir provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.
 
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network. The current series is Myths of War, a search for the truth in Australian military history and exploration of why we sometimes believe the opposite.
 
In-depth conversations with the best fiction writers from Australia and around the world.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
Every weekday, catch up with Sinéad Mangan as she explores news and analysis of national issues significant to regional Australians.
 
Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.
 
Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.
 
From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
This Working Life looks at how we work and why we work. Lisa Leong explores ideas that are shaping changes in workplaces from practices to culture and leadership, and introduces you to people who have interesting and remarkable stories to tell.
 
ABC News' Sunday morning discussion program, featuring newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and debates on a wide range of global issues and commentary. Brought to you by George Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team.
 
A show about pop culture and the newest-latest. What are the current trends in screen, music and internet culture and what do they say about our world right now?
 
Get all the right advice you need to grow a healthy garden
 
Amanda Vanstone tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.
 
New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.
 
The Money is a weekly 30 minute program that explains how the Australian economy and everything in it works, and how this all connects to the global economy.
 
Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.
 
Making sense of Australia’s place in the world, Between the Lines puts contemporary international issues and events into a broader historical context, seeking out original perspectives and challenging accepted wisdoms.
 
Reviews and in-depth conversations with leading film and TV directors, actors and screenwriters from Australia and around the world.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
 
RN Breakfast daily stories separated out for easy listening. RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to.
 
LNL stories separated out for listening. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.
 
A comprehensive roundup of the major stories from the region and the people involved and affected by them.
 
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How do you be a supportive parent without insulating children from life? The pros and cons of colonic irrigation, board games surge again in popularity, and the new research into why some children are fussy eaters.
 
How do you be a supportive parent without insulating children from life? The pros and cons of colonic irrigation, board games surge again in popularity, and the new research into why some children are fussy eaters.
 
To his cult-like following of fans Yuzuru Hanyu is the “god of figure skating”, and no price is too high or distance too great to watch him skate.
 
Bombshell Audio Of President Trump; Impeachment Showdown Continues; New Coronavirus CaseBy ABC News
 
Australian author Karen Brooks on being called a witch, Rodney Hall's favourite dictionary and Jamaican writer Curdella Forbes' creole infused fiction.
 
Drought, fire, dust and extinction - two writers reflect on the summer from hell and ask hat we can learn from it.
 
The assassination of an Iranian general sparked fears of a new world war, protests spread throughout India following a controversial new citizenship law and China's President Xi Jinping made a significant trip to Myanmar. Our experts discuss an eventful month in foreign affairs.
 
In this edition:Pacific health officials are stepping up measures as the death toll from the coronavirus continues to grow around the globe;A UN Human Rights Committee ruling could open the door for climate refugees and this could have major implications for Australia and Pacific countries;And in Papua New Guinea officials are on the alert for swin…
 
New rules aim to put the brakes on the legal profession's traditional long-hours culture, at least for graduates.
 
The displacement and destruction of Australia's birdlife and habitat from drought and fires.
 
There aren't many plants that Matt Coulter, Head of Propagation at the Botanic Gardens of SA can't propagate. He shares his advice for success with Jon Lamb and Deb Tribe.
 
Just before the fire hit, the trees' leaves turned red and fell to the ground, and it left Adrian wondering - did they know they were just about to burn?
 
How prosecutors say drugmaker carried out scheme to sell powerful opioid; Drugmaker head sentenced for role in scheme that contributed to opioid crisisBy ABC News
 
How do you find your work mojo now that your holiday halo has started to dim?January is the most popular month to give your job the flick (and to file for divorce apparently - but this is outside the scope of our show!). We talk motivation with sports and organisational psychologist Dr Travis Kemp and Chris Low, head of vibe at Canva which has twic…
 
Tasmanian police say it is "unlikely" a man missing after a collapse at the Henty gold mine early yesterday morning could have survived
 
The devastation felt thousands of kilometres away, after three American airmen were killed when their firefighting aircraft crashed; and the dangerous climate cycle that Australia's unprecedented bushfires could fuel.
 
If something is true, you should be able to prove it. Sounds reasonable, but is it correct? James Carleton and the God Forbid panel investigate the nature of knowledge and the philosophy of science.
 
In pursuit of a predator. A sting operation. A black list. Big law suits. Is this the biggest threat to science since the Inquisition? Science Friction's fresh season for 2020 kicks off next episode.
 
With Chinese authorities shutting down more cities, Australian researchers race to develop a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus; and as we head into the Australia Day long weekend, tourists are still staying away from bushfire-ravaged towns, making life even tougher for local businesses.
 
Health authorities have confirmed that they are investigating four possible cases of coronavirus in NSW. In China, 25 people have now died from the virus and at least 830 are infected.
 
University of Queensland research fellow Dr Dan Watterson is part of an international team tasked with developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. He speaks with The World Today's Samantha Donovan.
 
There are now growing fears that the deadly coronavirus could damage the global economy if it's not quickly contained.
 
American, Canadian and Australian firefighters have held a minute's silence in Sydney to honour their three colleagues who were killed in water tanker crash yesterday. On the south coast of NSW, communities are counting the cost after another difficult day of fire activity.
 
Nationals Leader Michael McCormack is standing by his deputy, Bridget McKenzie, who is under mounting pressure to step down over her role in the $100 million sport grants scandal.
 
Drug amnesty bins are in place at festivals in WA and NSW this summer to encourage attendees to ditch illegal substances. But without counting and testing what is collected, experts warn the bins are virtually useless.
 
A College Student Suspected Of Having Coronavirus Quarantined; The Senate Impeachment Trial Continues; Three Americans Killed Fighting Fires In AustraliaBy ABC News
 
Benjamin Gilmour describes the hectic work of saving lives, and what it's like to bring people back from the brink of suicide
 
So much of the religious diversity in this land is created by immigration. But what does migration – leaving, or even losing one's homeland – mean for a person's faith? What happens to their beliefs as they make Australia home?
 
Did you miss us? Beverley and Benjamin share their extra-curricular summer homework from Cats reviews to Watchmen, The Art Show's Namila Benson introduces us to black beauty vlogging plus Baker Boy on his big 2019.
 
Did you miss us? Beverley and Benjamin share their extra-curricular summer homework from Cats reviews to Watchmen, The Art Show's Namila Benson introduces us to black beauty vlogging plus Baker Boy on his big 2019.
 
A friend, her husband and yourself rent a house. Although you all pay the same the balance isn't equal, with issues of how things are done and where things go. How can you make this arrangement work for all of you without a showdown?
 
When NSW public servant Munther Emad put his hand up to run a bushfire evacuation centre for the first time in his life, he never dreamed he'd end up being evacuated too.Munther had been helping fire affected residents in the NSW South Coast town of Eden, when staff and locals were told to leave as the bushfire emergency threatened what should have…
 
The highly successful Backtrack program, which originated in Armidale, is expanding to other communities with kids in need, like Dubbo and Broken Hill. Founder Bernie Shakeshaft has been named NSW Local Hero in the Australia Day awards.
 
Bernie Shakeshaft on being named NSW Local Hero of the Year, we take a look at how fire evacuation centres work, plus the challenges of being housemates with a couple.
 
The NSW Deputy Premier has told the ABC that six volunteer firefighters have been transported to hospital, after a class-one tanker rolled whilst assisting with a fire.
 
Amid calls around the country to change the date of Australia Day, several local councils have already moved their celebrations.
 
2.2 billion years ago, Australia – like most of the world – was covered in ice. That all changed when a meteorite slammed into the middle of WA, leaving a 70-kilometre-wide crater.
 
20-years after three young women disappeared from Perth's well heeled suburb of Claremont, the supreme court trial of Bradley Edwards is well underway.
 
For more than 40 years, a Treaty has been a key demand of the Indigenous rights movement. VIC and the NT have begun taking tentative steps towards this.
 
Michelle Grattan joins RN Breakfast from our Parliament House studio to discuss the latest developments in federal politics.
 
Communities impacted by the bushfires in south eastern Australia could be without power for another fortnight as providers scramble to fix badly damaged electricity networks.
 
The political career of Bridget McKenzie's is looking increasingly tenuous as we end the week with a review underway into whether she breached ministerial standards
 
RN Breakfast's sports commentator Warwick Hadfield joins RN Breakfast to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
In the US, democratic House impeachment managers are continuing to lay out their case against President Donald Trump, as the clock ticks down on the third day of his impeachment trial.
 
The Doomsday Clock has been warning the public about manmade threats to humanity, since 1947 and overnight, it has ticked closer.
 
American firefighting crews will be farewelled in Sydney this morning. It comes less than 24-hours after an air tanker crash that killed all three US crew members on board.
 
The United Nations' highest court has ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its minority Rohingya population from the threat of genocide.
 
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