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Best Abc Radio National podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Abc Radio National podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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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.
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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.
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
Weekly
 
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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.
 
Award-winning audio fiction series from the ABC. Walk the streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne, shaped by gangsters, migrants, Aboriginal activists, the working poor. Now, it’s fancy shops and hipster bars. Until you really look.
 
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
 
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
In a world marked by wicked social problems, The Minefield helps you negotiate the ethical dilemmas, contradictory claims and unacknowledged complicities of modern life.
 
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RN Presents
Monthly
 
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network.
 
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.
 
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 scien
 
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.
 
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
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.
 
Your weekly destination for in-depth literary interviews as well as news and analysis about the publishing industry. A must listen for lovers of fiction.
 
Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.
 
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.
 
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
 
Stop Everything! and tune in for a savvy, critical look at pop culture and its political implications. Join our panellists each week for a discussion about what they're reading, watching and listening to.
 
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.
 
Presented by Hugh Riminton, The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
 
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RN Arts - ABC RN
Daily
 
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.
 
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.
 
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
 
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.
 
Great conversations with thoughtful and creative makers who are passionate about what they do — visual arts. We’re all creative at heart — this show taps into that.
 
The ABC's team of specialist reporters introduce you to the people and places that make up country Australia.
 
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
 
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The Money - ABC RN
Monthly+
 
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.
 
Amanda Vanstone tackles key social, economic and cultural issues in Australian life, challenging assumptions and giving voice to new and seldom-heard commentators.
 
Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. The 2019 Boyer Lecturer is Rachel Perkins. Her lectures, titled The End of Silence, will echo the Uluru Statement from the Heart's call for a First Nations Voice to parliament and a process of agreement-making and truth-telling between governments and Indigenous peoples, to enable a deeper understanding of this nation's shared past and a path towards reconciliation.
 
RN Drive takes you behind the day’s headlines, with an engaging mix of current affairs, analysis, arts and culture from across Australia and around the world.
 
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.
 
Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients - design, food, travel, gardens, fashion - for a good life.
 
Sunday Extra presents a lively mix of national and international affairs, analysis and investigation, as well as a lighter touch.
 
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
Sunday Extra presents a lively mix of national and international affairs, analysis and investigation, as well as a lighter touch.
 
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Extra - ABC RN
Monthly+
 
Making sense of a changing world, Extra with Geraldine Doogue explores the risks and possibilities of big shifts in power, puts events with our neighbourhood and overseas into context and explains how this affects Australia’s place within our wider world.
 
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AWAYE! - ABC RN
Weekly
 
AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
 
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.
 
RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.
 
The People vs is your escape from all the usual arguments. It’s where informed citizens debate, doubt and decide.
 
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.
 
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The Australian education system both values and devalues languages other than English. So schools play a crucial role in contributing to a multilingual Australia — or do they?By ABC Radio National
 
Is economic growth a virtuous circle or a Faustian treadmill that benefits some and immiserates others (human and not)?By ABC Radio National
 
The desire for independence is driving politics in places as far flung as Catalonia, Scotland and New Caledonia. Will the people of Bougainville (pop. 250,000), an island province of Papua New Guinea, vote to leave?By ABC Radio National
 
Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are towering figures in American art. A new exhibition examines the work of the men side by side for the first time.By ABC Radio National
 
Damo has big news. In smaller news, Alistair, who nobody likes but nobody knows, has a sister, who unexpectedly accepts an invitation on his behalf.By ABC Radio National
 
If you've been through a separation, with children, that worked relatively well, a split that was basically amicable, how did you manage it?By ABC Radio National
 
Anyone who has been through a divorce knows things can get very messy, especially when kids are involved, but is it possible to have an amicable split? And what's the best way to make that happen? Also, Fitzroy Diaries smashes Kombucha.By ABC Radio National
 
Australian Timothy Weeks freed by Taliban in prisoner swap after three years in captivity. Government halts key part of robodebt scheme, freezing some debts. Prince Andrew's trainwreck Epstein interview — World News with Matt Bevan. Hong Kong Polytechnic University standoff enters fourth day. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. SA’s Tesla battery to b ...…
 
Strong whistleblower protection laws are vital to safeguarding the future of Australian democracy. AJ Brown says, Australia is already caught in a confidence crisis with employees and in particular public servants being too afraid to speak out against wrongdoing,By ABC Radio National
 
Donald Trump is a maverick in the White House. He’s thrown out the rule book and shoots from the hip via Twitter. Allies can no longer predict how America will react nor depend on its commitment to free trade.Veteran American diplomat Nicholas Burns says it’s time for a change.By ABC Radio National
 
Government scraps key part of robodebt scheme. Push for tougher reliability standards ahead of COAG Energy meeting. Qantas defends staff member against racism claim by will.i.am. Carrie Lam calls for peaceful resolution in Hong Kong. US softens stance on Israel's West Bank settlements. Business and Finance: Commonwealth Bank pleads guilty to cr ...…
 
How should you punish someone who has committed two very different crimes at the same time? That's the dilemma before the High Court, which is considering extending the prison term of a Melbourne woman who killed three of her seven children by driving her car into a lake.By ABC Radio National
 
Obesity has been on the rise since the mid-seventies. As have ultraprocessed foods. Co-inky-dink?By ABC Radio National
 
Do you find meaning in your work? How much is it linked to your identity?According to the ABC's Australia Talks survey, fulfilment at work is very important to us, so on this episode we go on a search for meaning with Peggy Kern, associate professor in positive psychology at the University of Melbourne and Nina Mapson Bone, managing director of ...…
 
Dubbed “World’s End” by its inhabitants, Port Essington in western Arnhem Land was the third failed attempt by the British to settle northern Australia. The settlement lasted 11 years, from 1838 to 1849, and sparked an intriguing cultural exchange between the British settlers and the local Indigenous people.…
 
With the yuletide season drawing near, a live radio play version of the 1946 Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life will be staged in Perth, theatre producer and columnist Richard Jordan discusses the emerging transfer hubs for new theatre in New York and London, Fiona Blair reviews the Australian premiere of Oil by British playwright Ella Hickso ...…
 
It’s Rhyme Time in the Carlton Library today and everyone’s talking about the news … except for Frankie from 100, who eats strawberries in the park, because of course she does.By ABC Radio National
 
Have you ever noticed that newly-built roads can have a short window of being congestion free, but after a year or so, the traffic starts to build up?Researchers are arguing that more roads aren't always the answer to commuter delays and that we need to get smarter.Swinburne University’s Professor Hussein Dia says smart traffic systems, which u ...…
 
We all have those days, when we just want to curl up into a ball and block out the world. Press pause on our stress and pick up the phone to blurt out everything we are feeling to a friend.Sometimes we need support, but is it always that easy? And does that feeling of isolation stop there?The ABC's Australia Talks National Survey delved into lo ...…
 
Technology has made it easier than ever to connect with each other, but 18 to 24 year old's are suffering from loneliness - we find out why and what we can do about it. Also, we ask an expert if more roads are the answer to easing traffic congestion. Plus, the latest instalment of Fitzroy Diaries.By ABC Radio National
 
Smoke haze across NSW prompts health warnings. Australia, US sign deal on critical minerals amid trade war. Will Trump appear at his impeachment? — World News with Matt Bevan. Sweden divests Australian bonds over climate inaction. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. A breach of every human right: Eric Abetz on China's transplant sector. Politics with ...…
 
The internet is awash with pseudo-science, often spread by people with little, or no, knowledge of science. Can improved science communication help to debunk bogus science?By ABC Radio National
 
Treasurer defends government response to China and the economy. Violence escalates in Hong Kong, as protesters barricade inside a university. KISS play yacht concert in an attempt to attract sharks. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar: PM needs to lead on Indigenous issues. Digital implants getting under ...…
 
Could it be that we are, to some extent, overestimating our lifetime risks of cancer?By ABC Radio National
 
A study published last week which looked at recommendations from Choosing Wisely found that doctors seem to avoid recommendations which affect their income.By ABC Radio National
 
There's a belief in some quarters that running is bad for your knees because it increases the risk of osteoarthritis. But is that true?By ABC Radio National
 
Calcium supplements have 'very little place' in modern medicine. Running and your knees. Doctor bias influencing health recommendations? Australia's cancer burden overestimated, study finds.By ABC Radio National
 
A new review suggests calcium supplements don't have much of a place in modern medicine and that we need to be careful about Vitamin D.By ABC Radio National
 
A diagnosis of dementia can send you into a tailspin, imagining the worst, and it can lead to the tyranny of low expectations. Negative beliefs exclude and isolate someone living with dementia. With 1.1 million people predicted to be diagnosed with dementia by the middle of the century how can we improve the quality of care and community attitudes?…
 
Is there a connection between the Belt and Road Initiative and debt diplomacy in the Pacific? What is India's Act East Policy and is there a bamboo ceiling in Australia? Could CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?By ABC Radio National
 
Finding happiness in picking mangoes; vintage tractor collection goes to auction; rehabilitating drug addicts with sourdough baking; and 'sea asparagus' could be a winning crop for farmers with salty land.By ABC Radio National
 
Racism is not her problem.By ABC Radio National
 
Racism is not her problem.By ABC Radio National
 
Fitzroy seems different today, but the roadworks stop for nobody, and neither do the conversations.By ABC Radio National
 
Mike’s burst of inspiration is short-lived after he finds out the results from his vein specialist.By ABC Radio National
 
New research has found both women and men are fed up with sexist ads that reinforce gender stereotypes.Research from RMIT found participants didn't understand how the industry was regulated and, didn't know what to do about addressing the issue.We speak to the report author and, a female trail blazer in the advertising industry who says not a l ...…
 
Ads that perpetuate gender stereotypes are having a negative impact on men and women, and a community comes to terms with loss in The Fitzroy Diaries.By ABC Radio National
 
Prince Andrew interview labelled PR disaster. 500 homes lost in NSW bushfires. New report exposes cover-up in China's illegal organ harvesting. China's 're-education camps' for Uighur Muslims. Finance with Michael Janda. Sport with Warwick Hadfield. 'Treated like criminals:' Gay Saudi couple speak out on their treatment in detention . Morrison ...…
 
The decades-long dispute over a holy site in Ayodhya goes to the heart of India's struggle to balance faith, politics and justice.By ABC Radio National
 
What if you found out that you only had a short time left to live? — What would you do? Rush through your bucket list? Get your affairs in order? Devote all your time to family and friends? Or would you have a more spiritual response? In this episode, Meredith Lake explores the important role that faith traditions play in later life care.…
 
Feminist arguments in the West have been used to advance imperialist projects that inflict suffering on women in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the Western feminist focus on individual rights can be disastrous when played out in non-Western contexts. Is it time to rethink “missionary feminism”?By ABC Radio National
 
In the 1950s computers were so big they filled whole rooms. Women were employed in big numbers to work with them. But then something weird happened.By ABC Radio National
 
Even when it gets the go-ahead, research on sex and the brain is still highly stigmatised—yet there is still so much to learn. Sometimes a brain injury or disease causes hypersexuality, or a change of sexual preference; orgasm can cause a brain aneurysm to rupture, and the latter becomes more likely if it’s sex with someone other than your usua ...…
 
Even when it gets the go-ahead, research on sex and the brain is still highly stigmatised—yet there is still so much to learn. Sometimes a brain injury or disease causes hypersexuality, or a change of sexual preference; orgasm can cause a brain aneurysm to rupture, and the latter becomes more likely if it’s sex with someone other than your usua ...…
 
For over a month Lebanon’s streets have been brought to a standstill by protesters. The demonstrators are demanding a complete dismantling of Lebanon’s religion-based political system. So how did it come to this and why are Lebanese wanting such radical change?By ABC Radio National
 
What is the relationship between depression and digital technology?By ABC Radio National
 
Planning laws and firefighting techniques will need to change to fight more intense bushfires in the future.By ABC Radio National
 
Planning laws and firefighting techniques will need to change to fight more intense bushfires in the future.By ABC Radio National
 
Can you guess this bird sound?By ABC Radio National
 
Inspiring individuals talk about a pivotal moment in their personal histories. This week the founder of the Australian Girls' Choir, Judith Curphey.By ABC Radio National
 
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