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Ideas at the House

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas is a melting pot of stimulating conversation and provocative debate held throughout the year at Sydney Opera House. Featuring talks from the world’s greatest minds and culture creatures, our program plays host to a di...Show More

32:45 | Aug 2nd

Ladies We Need to Talk tackles taboo yet essential topics for the thinking woman. In this live recording from All About Women 2018, host Yumi Stynes leads a discussion about the orgasm gap. Along with Dr Melissa Kang (aka Dolly Doctor), playwright Na...Show More

53:11 | Jul 26th

Women are far more likely to have their health concerns belittled by GPs, get diagnosed with anxiety more often than men, and can struggle to have their health concerns taken seriously. Debilitating diseases like endometriosis or polycystic ovary syn...Show More

1:01:01 | Jul 19th

Over the next few weeks on the podcast we're featuring live recordings of podcast events from All About Women festival. First up is The Cut On Tuesdays, a new podcast from Gimlet Media. Take a look at the evolution of women's media with host Molly Fi...Show More

1:15:30 | Jul 12th

During his 2014 visit to the Sydney Opera House Michael Pollan said “I write books about what I’m interested in”. And at that point, he was interested in food production, diet, and ways we eat. Now he’s turned his attention to a different type of edi...Show More

1:01:07 | Jul 5th

From international policy to the nuance of consent, survivor, writer and former coordinator of a rape crisis centre, Sohaila Abdulali finds ways to talk about the difficult question of rape. At All About Women 2019 she spoke with Fenella Kernebone ab...Show More

1:00:11 | Jun 28th

Our understanding of gender and sexuality is often limited to narrow labels. But what happens when we desire beyond borders? Renowned German philosopher and journalist Carolin Emcke's book, How We Desire, explores the way norms restrict us. Her conve...Show More

20:18 | Jun 23rd

In this special episode of It’s a Long Story, host and ANTIDOTE festival curator Edwina Throsby is interviewed by Sydney Morning Herald Editor Lisa Davies about the 2019 festival. Discover the lineup here: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/festivals/a...Show More

59:44 | Jun 21st

Arab women are so often othered in western discussions about feminism. But the reality is there are strong feminist and LGBTQI movements across the Arab world. Artist, poet and activist Sara Saleh curated this panel at All About Women 2019 featuring ...Show More

59:07 | Jun 14th

Identity, which is at the heart of wokeness, is often regarded as the most fundamental thing we have. But clinging too hard to your identity can lead to an emphasis on what makes us different, rather than what we all might have in common. In a conver...Show More

1:05:27 | Jun 7th

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, five activists were arrested in China for handing out stickers about sexual harassment. They were jailed for 37 days. These young feminist activists bring a message of resistance to the traditional rol...Show More

56:16 | May 31st

The 2016 US election brought the white working class to the forefront of the political conversation. Join Sarah Smarsh as she discusses her experience growing up poor and female in America with the ABC's Cassie McCullagh.

57:47 | May 24th

How can women in power can affect social change? A leading voice in international conversations on these issues, Tina Tchen has been instrumental in spearheading the Time’s Up movement’s Legal Defense Fund. Join Tina Tchen as she talks with Edwina Th...Show More

56:43 | May 20th

Women are taught from birth to repress their rage. But what would happen if women learnt to embrace anger, and unleash it upon the world? At All About Women 2019 writer and activist Soraya Chemaly called for an ungendering of emotion for the benefit ...Show More

56:43 | May 17th

Women are taught from birth to repress their rage. But what would happen if we learnt to embrace our anger? In an incendiary session chaired by Fauziah Ibrahim, journalist Soraya Chemaly discusses her book Rage Becomes Her and the ways anger is gende...Show More

1:00:07 | May 10th

Women, on average, earn less than men, and retire with half the super. It's so simple to procrastinate on getting your finances together. And women are definitely not helped by the forces stacked against us. We live in a world where the gender pay ga...Show More

1:15:04 | May 8th

Recorded in 2018, The Motherload was a discussion about contemporary parenting. It featured feminist icon and media commentator, Clementine Ford; Afro-Caribbean Australian writer and slam poet, Maxine Beneba Clarke; and social researcher, Dr Rebecc...Show More

58:16 | May 3rd

In 2017, journalist Gemma Hartley's Harper's Bazaar article "Women Aren't Nags - We're Just Fed Up" was viewed over two billion times. Bringing long overdue awareness to the daunting reality of emotional labour in our lives, Hartley defines the large...Show More

57:24 | Apr 26th

Hip-hop is known for misogyny and sexism. Some of the genre's most famous figures continue to have worldwide success despite allegations of violence against women. Extraordinary journalist Joan Morgan's book, She Begat This: Twenty Years of the Mised...Show More

59:49 | Apr 19th

Feminism is in a constant state of evolution - so, where will it go next? Hear from some of the world's most dynamic young activists and thinkers about what to expect in 2019 and beyond. Featuring Tunisian activist Aya Chebbi, British cultural commen...Show More

58:06 | Apr 12th

Boys are often expected to conform to a culture that regards violence, dominance and emotional repression as masculine. So how are gender roles enforced, and how are sweet little boys socialised into men who do harm? This episode is a live recording ...Show More

1:06:20 | Apr 5th

This episode is a live recording of Slate’s podcast The Waves, from All About Women 2019. Hosts Christina Cauterucci, June Thomas and Noreen Malone are joined by playwright and actor Nakkiah Lui to talk about everything from where modern romcoms go w...Show More

56:13 | Mar 29th

Technology and the apps have changed the dating landscape and more of us are swiping left than ever before. But from unsolicited pictures to breadcrumbing... it's a jungle out there. In today’s episode Alexandra Tweten, the creator of the cult Instag...Show More

1:02:15 | Mar 22nd

More than a year in, #metoo has held some powerful men to account. But has it gone far enough, and what are the next steps? Explore how to movement must evolve to represent women worldwide in this live recording from All About Women 2019 with Michell...Show More

1:21:24 | Mar 15th

What needs to change to make more women want to run for public office in Australia? At All About Women 2019, four of Australia’s most senior politicians crossed party lines to discuss their experiences working in parliament. Labor Party's Linda Burne...Show More

58:22 | Jan 4th

No one gets excited about jellyfish quite like Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin. Get to know these magical creatures and what they reveal about the future of our oceans, in this live recording from ANTIDOTE 2018. She was in conversation with ABC Radio National's...Show More

58:56 | Dec 28th, 2018

Disabled people are skilled at harnessing the intuitive creativity cultivated by navigating a world not built for them. Join Liz Jackson as she reveals how this insight offers opportunities for design and innovation. Liz Jackson was with Fenella Kern...Show More

57:46 | Dec 14th, 2018

The relentless pursuit of profit has had serious consequences for our world. This live recording from ANTIDOTE 2018 features award-winning writer, activist and academic Raj Patel, in an event called Smashing Capitalism for Beginners. Through his many...Show More

59:48 | Dec 7th, 2018

At ANTIDOTE 2018, American writer David Niewart, Australian journalist Jeff Sparrow and British writer Ed Husain came together for an event called Fringe Dwellers and Fanatics. They had a robust discussion about the ways that extremist ideologies are...Show More

59:32 | Nov 30th, 2018

Sisonke Msimang is a bold voice speaking to race, politics, feminism and activism. Msimang's memoir, Always Another Country, tackles the slippery definition of home. Throughout her life she has been haunted by an imaginary homeland. With great poetry...Show More

59:19 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Australian Legal scholar Megan Davis, American writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and South African writer Sisonke Msimang consider the bitter legacies of colonialism, which have played out across the histories of all of their countries. Host of the popular pod...Show More

58:49 | Nov 16th, 2018

Islam is often reduced to fear-ridden cliches by western media: sensational headlines and inflammatory comments spark hostility, while the actual lives of many contemporary Muslims are ignored or misunderstood. After rejecting religious extremism as ...Show More

57:57 | Nov 9th, 2018

What role does architecture play in creating a national identity?  Marwa Al Sabouni reflects on the importance of architecture at both a physical and a psychological level. At ANTIDOTE 2018 she spoke about her book The Battle for Home, which features...Show More

55:52 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Recorded live at ANTIDOTE 2018, this episode features a session that embodied all the festival stands for. Three great thinkers in their fields were challenged to share Three Ways to Save the World. In this panel, environmentalist Jonathan Drori, des...Show More

59:37 | Oct 26th, 2018

Maureen Dowd is notorious for her searing commentary on American politics. A columnist for The New York Times since 1983, she’s covered nine presidential elections, including those involving Reagan, both Bushes, Clintons Bill and Hillary, Obama, and ...Show More

54:26 | Oct 19th, 2018

"Dehumanisation is the essential program of the radical right." David Neiwert believes that the so-called “alt-right” of right-wing populists in America has been born of a toxic mix of factors: mainstream conservatives unifying with the racist far-ri...Show More

57:54 | Oct 12th, 2018

August 2018 was an astonishing time in Australian politics. Yet another leadership spill consumed the national media, confusing and infuriating voters and leaving us with another new prime minister. With eerie foresight the ANTIDOTE 2018 lineup featu...Show More

54:33 | Oct 5th, 2018

Assessing what has really happened in a conflict was once close to impossible, but Human Rights Watch’s Joshua Lyons is using technology in new ways, to reveal the truth in war. Gathering and analysing video imagery from satellites, drones and even s...Show More

59:28 | Sep 28th, 2018

Chelsea Manning is known internationally for leaking hundreds of thousands of top secret US military documents to Wikileaks in 2010. Her voice was an important addition to 2018 ANTIDOTE lineup of international changemakers and action-takers. But her ...Show More

58:44 | Sep 21st, 2018

American writer and author Ta-Nehisi Coates is best known for the New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me which created a unique blend of reportage, historical analysis and personal narrative. As national correspondent for The Atlantic he ...Show More

53:22 | Sep 14th, 2018

Kicking off the first podcast from ANTIDOTE 2018 is the recording of our opening night event, Finding the Truth with Ronan Farrow. One of the most famous journalists in the world today, his work over the last 12 months for the New Yorker has been int...Show More

55:25 | Jul 13th, 2018

All About Women is a space to come together to talk about the issues and concerns facing people everywhere. And in 2018, the festival couldn’t ignore the fact that one of the most powerful men in the world has a very troubling public attitude towards...Show More

57:48 | Jul 6th, 2018

Climate change is often spoken about as an abstract problem. Used as a political device by people far removed from the day-to-day reality of rising waters and increasing temperatures, conversations about global warming can often feel distant from our...Show More

24:31 | Jun 29th, 2018

War is often regarded as primarily a male domain, and yet its impact can hit women the hardest. It’s often their role to keep families together as they’re fleeing from conflict zones, and it’s women’s bodies that are most vulnerable to the weaponised...Show More

47:17 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Podcasting has allowed more and more feminist voices around the world a platform to be centred, heard and celebrated. And as part of All About Women 2018, we invited some of the finest podcasters around to record live episodes at the festival. Of cou...Show More

20:38 | Jun 15th, 2018

In September 2017, the Saudi Arabian government announced it was lifting its long-standing ban on women driving cars. The decision was an historic milestone for Saudi women’s rights, and reflected a growing women’s movement in the region. The Right t...Show More

58:47 | Jun 8th, 2018

Since #metoo blew up at the end of 2017, feminists around the world are hungry to mobilse, so at All About Women 2018, we thought we ought to offer some hands-on advice. What better thing to do than to program a session full of optimistic yet practic...Show More

58:06 | Jun 1st, 2018

Intersectionality is the buzzword of contemporary feminism. But in focussing on issues of race, class and sexuality, disability often gets forgotten. In a panel at All About Women 2018, three radical speakers discussed how being disabled raises a who...Show More

58:00 | May 25th, 2018

American writer Kate Bolick’s blockbuster Atlantic article, ‘All the Single Ladies’ examined the the remarkable demographic shift away from marriage, and grappled with what resisting the intense social pressure to couple means for women. Now, her boo...Show More

58:50 | May 18th, 2018

With a resume that includes coining the term ‘third wave’, and is filled in by multiple memoirs, essay collections and a novel, Rebecca Walker’s career is force of intellectual, intersectional thought. At All About Women 2018 she spoke with Edwina Th...Show More

1:00:00 | May 4th, 2018

At All About Women 2018, conversations about feminism were opened up beyond the gender binary to create a truly inclusive festival for everyone who wants to challenge patriarchal structures. In a panel called Trans Like Me, English writer and musicia...Show More

58:35 | Apr 27th, 2018

Mandy Len Catron's 2015 article for the New York Times Modern Love Column 'To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This' examined whether there is scientific reasoning behind romantic connection. Her consequent memoir, How To Fall In Love With Anyone, used ...Show More

57:58 | Apr 20th, 2018

Barbara Kingsolver visited Australia for the first time for All About Women 2018. In a candid discussion with Margaret Throsby, she takes us from her early days as a scientist and a poet to the peak of her career as the writer of bestselling novels i...Show More

52:31 | Apr 13th, 2018

It’s been 100 years since suffragettes won the right for some privileged Englishwomen to vote, and this anniversary got us thinking about the milestones of feminism across time. At All About Women 2018 we invited four speakers to reflect on what femi...Show More

1:00:33 | Apr 6th, 2018

This week's episode is another live recording from All About Women, where speakers from across the world spent the day having robust discussions about feminism, identity and culture. And who better to weigh in on all things cultural than New York ico...Show More

59:03 | Mar 23rd, 2018

This week's episode is another live recording from All About Women 2018. It was impossible to have an event about issues facing women without addressing #metoo. For us it was important to recognise that even though it was events in Hollywood that tur...Show More

58:17 | Mar 16th, 2018

At All About Women 2018 we played host to some of the most amazing feminist thinkers both local and international, who spoke about gender identity, love, race, disability and much more. In addition to our regular talks and panel discussions, for the ...Show More

1:09:40 | Mar 2nd, 2018

This all-star panel from All About Women 2015 tackles the question 'how to be a feminist'. In times when the term has expanded to encompass intersectional feminism, this panel asks not only what the label now means, but whether it is necessary. With ...Show More

57:24 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In 2013, Hanna Rosin published The End of Men and the Rise of Women, a look at women's success in the economy after the global recession. Talking motherhood, careers and sex, she took to the stage at 2013's Festival of Dangerous Ideas, optimistically...Show More

56:55 | Feb 16th, 2018

Over the next few weeks we will be rebroadcasting some of the best talks from the Ideas at the House archives. This week, writer and activist Naomi Klein who took to the Concert Hall stage at Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Her presentation on capitalis...Show More

58:40 | Feb 9th, 2018

Over the next few weeks we will be rebroadcasting episodes from the Ideas at the House archives. In the wake of Australia Day, we’ve found ourselves thrust into yet another conversation about whether Australians are racist, so it's a good time to rev...Show More

1:21:02 | Feb 2nd, 2018

On the occasion of her latest book At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking, we were delighted to welcome Nigella Lawson back to the Concert Hall stage. Encouraging everyone to enjoy the comfort food provides, Nigella has made her way into the hear...Show More

58:58 | Jan 26th, 2018

The very gracious and eloquent Janet Mock talks about her life, activism and writing in this essential session about the power of storytelling. She reflects on her journey, and challenges preconceived notions about identity, being and truth. Chaired ...Show More

59:30 | Jan 19th, 2018

Reni Eddo-Lodge was frustrated when conversations about racism were met with angry denial and white guilt. In 2014 she published a blog post: ‘Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race’. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comme...Show More

55:51 | Jan 12th, 2018

Fbi Radio managing director Clare Holland on lockout laws and their impact on Sydney's cultural scene. Chaired by Ben Marshall.

59:24 | Jan 5th, 2018

Our day-to-day reality – life expectancy, health, wealth, and education – were considered unrealistic and utopian in the eighteenth century. So, what's next? Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and author, explores how utopian ideals like a basic livin...Show More

58:29 | Dec 29th, 2017

As National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, Tamika Mallory proved that women are the centre of resistance against the Trump presidency. It sent a bold message to the new US government on its first day in office: women's rights are human ...Show More

58:04 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Join the editors and creators of satirical news organisation The Onion, as they share their favourite headlines and reveal just how hard it is to make satire at a time when facts are stranger than fiction. Chaired by Craig Reucassel.

57:43 | Dec 15th, 2017

With pithy and insightful observations, journalist and author Arkady Ostrovsky examines today's political reality from the perspective of Putin's Russia in the award winning book The Invention of Russia. Tracking a clear path from Gorbachev to Yeltsi...Show More

58:21 | Dec 8th, 2017

Sydney's first Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ended in shocking violence and multiple arrests. Julie McCrossin was there. Forty years on, the celebration's activist roots remain urgently relevant. Join Julie as she reflects on the cultural change that st...Show More

59:06 | Dec 1st, 2017

Recent years have seen the largest street protests in human history – but do they create real change? The co-founder of Occupy Wall Street explores the future of social action. Chaired by Edwina Throsby.

58:59 | Nov 24th, 2017

Creating a much needed space for Muslim women online, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh's MuslimGirl rose from humble beginnings on Livejournal to becoming the number one Muslim women’s blog in the United States. Now a regular contributor to media outlets CNN, Al ...Show More

59:03 | Nov 17th, 2017

Year by year, our planet grows warmer. Can a not-for-profit environmental law organisation save the world? Martin Goodman and James Thornton's recent book Client Earth has been called 'a soaring force in environmental activism'. With their passion an...Show More

58:51 | Nov 10th, 2017

What are the risks of internet success? Join Reni Eddo-Lodge, Celeste Liddle, Van Badham and Tim Highfield as they share the joys and pitfalls of online activism. Chaired by Steph Harmon.

59:42 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and diplomat. His book, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India, considers the devastating legacy of British colonialism. He's in conversation with Guardian reporter Ben Doherty.

59:38 | Oct 27th, 2017

The refugee crisis makes many people feel helpless –but Kirstin Shirling proves one person can make a difference. Join her at Antidote Festival 2017 as she speaks about her time in France's notorious refugee camp, The Jungle. Hosted by the Guardian's...Show More

59:11 | Oct 20th, 2017

Two decades after Eve Ensler's play radicalised how women think about their bodies, the activist and writer is still calling for revolution. She took to the Sydney Opera House stage at Antidote Festival with journalist Van Badham, where they discuss ...Show More

1:21:22 | Sep 21st, 2017

NASA is in the early stages of preparing to send the first astronauts to the red planet. The 2020 Rover mission will be searching for signs of habitable conditions on Mars, as well as past microbial life. Is this the first step to humanity spreading ...Show More

20:03 | Jul 14th, 2017

These conversations were recorded live on stage as part of Bingefest. First up we have our favourite moments from Gut Churn with Radiolab co creator and host, Jad Abumrad. Followed by bingeworthy journalism with executive producer of Serial, Julie Sn...Show More

1:32:06 | Jul 14th, 2017

Recorded at Bingefest 2016. Come on an adventure to find out what goes on in a writers' room. Industry veteran Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community), four seasons deep Josh Thomas (Please Like Me), and up and comers Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor ...Show More

1:10:36 | Jul 7th, 2017

One of Dr James Clapper’s final tasks before stepping down as the Director of National Intelligence at the end of the Obama Administration was to release an extraordinary report on anticipated global trends through 2035, The Paradox of Progress. That...Show More

57:07 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival on March 5th, 2017. What if the key to living a happier, healthier life is already inside of us? Inquisitive and talented microbiology student and bestselling author Giulia Enders explores one of the most complex...Show More

56:33 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival on March 5th, 2017.  In an age of disruption and climate change, how will humans adapt?  Social scientist Karen O’Brien has devoted her career to exploring the mechanisms that drive change and adaptation. What do...Show More

1:03:09 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival on March 5th, 2017. Why is there still gender inequality and a gender pay gap? If we want to end male dominance in board rooms and parliaments, then maybe we need to stop telling women to be more confident, negot...Show More

55:23 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival on March 5th, 2017. What happens to a loud woman with big opinions in a culture where women are expected to be small, quiet and compliant? Lindy West’s vibrant humour, refreshing candour and unapologetically trenc...Show More

1:00:37 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women on March 5th, 2017. What’s wrong with our education system? How can we transform mass education into something that can work for everyone and delivers what we need in a world of rapid change?  As journalist Lucy Clark bat...Show More

1:00:56 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women on March 5th, 2017 Has contemporary feminism grown so tame, cowardly and irrelevant that it barely challenges the status quo? Have feminists traded liberation for acceptance? What will it take to wake the movement up? In a...Show More

50:33 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women on March 5th, 2017.  What is it about women with opinions, or aspirations to power, that brings out the worst in our culture? Whether we are called ‘nasty women’, ‘frightbats’ or ‘hysterical’ – take your pick – these are l...Show More

53:13 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival on March 5th, 2017. Entering its sixth year and with no resolution in sight, the Syrian Civil War has already killed an estimated 400,000 people.  Foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni bears witness to the liv...Show More

57:57 | Jul 6th, 2017

Recorded at All About Women Festival, March 5th 2017. Queen Victoria wielded enormous power during her 64 year reign. Yet she still had to negotiate with her husband, fit in work around her nine children and manage the expectations of 10 Prime Minist...Show More

46:19 | Feb 6th, 2017

TV speaks to us all – it shapes our dreams, confronts our fears and reflects the world we live in. Every year we hear of a new era and the death of a media industry, yet TV always has the last laugh. Why? Christopher Borrelli is a reporter and colum...Show More

1:01:10 | Jan 5th, 2017

Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? What happens when aggressive hyper-partisanship collides with a political system that can only work co-operatively? Is the damage fatal to the democratic system?  This session was pres...Show More

1:01:42 | Dec 29th, 2016

Is innovation overvalued? It is the dominant ideology of our era. But what if building, maintenance and repair prove much more important to our daily lives than the vast majority of technological innovations? Chaired by Natasha Mitchell  Co-founder o...Show More

58:14 | Dec 26th, 2016

Will we run out of water – and if so, when? Will the Earth suffer? Explore how water drives modern conflict and is not about to stop. Chaired by Sarah Macdonald Alok Jha is the science correspondent for ITV News in the UK. Before that, he did the sam...Show More

54:54 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Today the human race faces existential challenges. Our prosperity has been built on unsustainable economic and environmental practices — but our social and political processes seem incapable of fixing anything. Why are we unable to even acknowledge t...Show More

1:12:22 | Dec 19th, 2016

#BlackLivesMatter has become the call to action for a generation of US human rights activists to denounce the violence and prejudice still experienced by African Americans. In the wake of the violent deaths of African Americans Trayvon Martin, Michae...Show More

1:00:33 | Dec 15th, 2016

Popular culture is obsessed with easy sex and the importance of dating, implying that we live in a new enlightened age of sexual promiscuity.  As an investigative journalist, if you penetrated the inner sanctum of a secret society and discovered the ...Show More

58:44 | Dec 12th, 2016

What is the place on our stages and in public life for performers who don’t fit the conventional view of what an artist should be? In the past, ‘natural born freaks’ were the stars of sideshow performances, but this is now buried as the embarrassing ...Show More

1:02:12 | Dec 8th, 2016

What is art if not a place where we can push the boundaries of what we know, what we do and what we can say? As his pioneering dance company DV8 developed and broke boundaries, choreographer Lloyd Newson found out that even in art there are limits, a...Show More

51:17 | Dec 5th, 2016

Shaken by a court's decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza wrote, "Black people, I love you. I love us. Our lives matter." From there, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was born and then a social movem...Show More

56:59 | Dec 1st, 2016

Everything about the Arctic Inuit communities’ way of life depends on ice and snow, so is the failure of the world to act on climate change a gross violation of Inuit human rights? Sheila Watt-Cloutier currently resides in Iqaluit, Nunavut. She was b...Show More

59:15 | Nov 28th, 2016

When is political advertising actually propaganda? And how do we tell the difference? In a fractured media environment with innumerable advocates clamouring for our attention, is it all propaganda now?  Chaired by Michael Williams  A high school teac...Show More

1:01:32 | Nov 21st, 2016

Do Asian-Australians experience a particular kind of racism? When Asian stereotypes are positive, are they still damaging? How can we break through the bamboo ceiling? Sarah Dingle is a dual Walkley Award-winning investigative reporter and presenter ...Show More

1:04:51 | Nov 17th, 2016

Whichever way we vote, politicians say the electorate always gets it right at the ballot box. Cynics are more inclined to think that we get the government we deserve. Did we get it right this time? What does the election tell us about our faith in ou...Show More

31:47 | Nov 16th, 2016

Henry Rollins discusses his tumultuous childhood growing up in Washington DC, and how he transitioned from scooping ice cream at Haagen Dazs to fronting punk rock band Black Flag. A turning point came for Henry Rollins about a decade ago, marked by a...Show More

01:41 | Nov 15th, 2016

What galvanised African American activist Alicia Garza to co-found #BlackLivesMatter? How did Henry Rollins make the jump from shift manager at Häagen-Dazs to lead singer of US punk rock band Black Flag? How does NSW Australian of the Year Deng Thiak...Show More

1:00:46 | Nov 14th, 2016

All around us, military spending is up. Are our neighbours arming for superpower confrontation over territory and influence? What does this mean for the peace and prosperity of Australia and our region? Dr Bates Gill is Professor of Asia Pacific Stra...Show More

1:06:59 | Nov 10th, 2016

Is it time to forget about ‘border protection’? What would happen if we just opened our borders? Could it be the best response to all of our concerns about refugees and economic growth? Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communica...Show More

1:03:00 | Nov 7th, 2016

Why do Indigenous people kill themselves in such numbers? What do we know about suicide that can help us understand this? Can we overcome the tragedy of young people dying in a suicide epidemic? Jesse Bering is an award-winning science writer. His "B...Show More

59:15 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Another sport, another drug scandal; are anti-doping efforts doomed? Would legalising drugs in sport actually protect athletes from harm? Is this radical idea the only way to create a level playing field? Stephen Dank is an Australian biochemist who ...Show More

31:07 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Head of Sydney Opera House Talks and Ideas Ann Mossop sits down with internationally renowned economist Thomas Piketty to discuss his book "Capital in the 21st Century"and whether increasing inequality is inevitable.

40:33 | Oct 31st, 2016

Is Hindu fundamentalism becoming a dangerous force in India? Is the world’s largest democracy becoming less secular and less democratic? What does this mean for India’s future? Priyamvada Gopal is a Reader at the University of Cambridge in Anglophone...Show More

1:01:33 | Oct 27th, 2016

Alexei Sayle’s comedy career kicked off as Thatcherism took hold in Britain and generated unprecedented political conflict and protest. Was this part of what made him one of the funniest voices of his generation? What does his comic persona – full of...Show More

1:01:22 | Oct 24th, 2016

Living with Asperger’s, John Elder Robison had come to terms with the way he was different, riding life’s ups and downs. But what if it was possible to unlock the emotional insight that we assume is ‘missing’ in people living with Aspergers – if only...Show More

1:00:11 | Oct 20th, 2016

Why are young people worse off than their parents? Why is the gap between older and younger Australians – in terms of work, wealth and wellbeing – growing wider? Is Australia cheating the young?  Chaired by Van Badham Jennifer Rayner was born into as...Show More

1:02:13 | Oct 17th, 2016

Suddenly it’s not queer to hear people talking about 'gender fluidity’, ‘gender transition’ or a spectrum of gender identity – did the world conversation decide gender no longer matters? And if the biological constraints of gender have been loosened,...Show More

1:04:47 | Oct 13th, 2016

Are scientists the new gods? As we increasingly rely on science to solve our problems, are we stretching scientific method to mystique? If scientists are not infallible, can we trust what they tell us? And if we can’t trust scientists, can we still t...Show More

53:03 | Oct 10th, 2016

As the recent nuclear deal transforms geopolitical relationships with the Islamic Republic of Iran, what do Westerners need to understand of the past and the future of Iran’s dissenting voices? Laura Secor has written for The New Yorker, The New York...Show More

57:11 | Oct 6th, 2016

The scale of the Middle East refugee crisis is overwhelming authorities. But war, failed states and climate change seem to be the new world normal – and so does the global flow of desperate people. What does it mean for the future? Philippe Legrain i...Show More

1:01:31 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The tumultuous 17th century Enlightenment created the modern mind. What were the radical forces that shaped this intellectual world view we still share? And how is this under threat today? A.C. Grayling is the Master of the New College of the Humanit...Show More

1:01:18 | Sep 28th, 2016

In a time of turmoil, what happens when art and politics collide? Molly Crabapple is an artist and journalist who has covered Occupy Wall Street, Guantanamo Bay, migrant workers in Abu Dhabi, the US prison system, and the Syrian civil war.  Is it tim...Show More

1:07:20 | Sep 26th, 2016

When you're on a bicycle at a red light with no car or pedestrian in sight, do you still wait for the green? Do you obey every single law? Surely fearful compliance with every niggling regulation defies the much-vaunted "freedom" that is the premise ...Show More

1:01:52 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Have we entered the golden age of surveillance? With our own devices recording everything we do, have we brought this on ourselves? Does the Apple vs the FBI case expose our underlying tensions about privacy, technology and national security? Lev Gro...Show More

53:10 | Sep 19th, 2016

Class war, multiculturalism, race, politics, culture wars, free speech, global warming - Bolt’s favourite targets get audiences excited, and this is a rare chance to explore where his ideas come from and whether he thinks they are dangerous. How dang...Show More

1:01:56 | Sep 15th, 2016

Have decades of social, political and economic change in the United States wrecked its social cohesion and a sense of community? How does the American dream work today? George Packer is the author, most recently, of The Unwinding: An Inner History of...Show More

1:26:41 | Sep 6th, 2016

Hot off the U.S. convention and campaign trail, America’s favourite living wit and best-selling author P.J. O'Rourke is heading straight to our stage to deliver his Dangerous State of the Nation. P.J. O’Rourke is a collection of curious contradictio...Show More

1:31:34 | Aug 11th, 2016

Ira Glass, creator and host of podcast phenomenon This American Life joined us at the Sydney Opera House to deliver a once in a lifetime workshop on broadcast journalism for university students. Share the wisdom of one of the world's most listened-to...Show More

1:08:26 | Aug 4th, 2016

Are the arts in crisis? What does the future hold for creative companies, both large and small? Join us to discuss the changing face of arts funding, the impact of the recent cuts, and the response from artists and arts companies across Australia. Th...Show More

31:45 | Jul 21st, 2016

Deadly Voices from the House is an informative, entertaining half hour of storytelling and discussion, it delivers lively and revealing conversations with prominent First Nations leaders from the music, arts and culture sector here in Australia and o...Show More

1:12:49 | Jul 14th, 2016

Twenty-first century depictions of love and marriage are shaped by a set of Romantic myths and misconceptions and with his trademark warmth and wit, Alain de Botton explores the complex landscape of a modern relationship, presenting a realistic case ...Show More

00:50 | Jul 12th, 2016

Acclaimed presenter, journalist, actor, producer and arts guru Rhoda Roberts returns to our airwaves to present Deadly Voices from the House, recorded live from Sydney Opera House. Featuring a diverse selection of guest appearances from prominent Ind...Show More

1:21:28 | May 24th, 2016

The Scottish-born Harvard University professor, known for his provocative and contrarian views on international history and economic policy, discusses his life and work. Ferguson is a prolific commentator, a contributing editor to the Financial Times...Show More

1:14:55 | Apr 27th, 2016

Theodore Dalrymple — nom de plume of the ‘sceptical doctor’ Anthony Daniels — will explore social and economic inequality in a session titled Is Society Broken? How to think about poverty, crime and inequality. A retired doctor and psychiatrist who w...Show More

1:14:55 | Apr 13th, 2016

The explosion of art from the confines of art galleries to screens, installations and public spaces have changed contemporary art and what is expected of us as audiences. Join MCA director Elizabeth Ann and researcher Jacqueline Millner to discuss wh...Show More

12:31 | Apr 6th, 2016

Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's foremost social researchers and experts on social trends. She is the author of Does Cooking Matter?, a call to arms to bring our nation back into the kitchen, and Eating Between the Lines: Food and Equality in Au...Show More

44:14 | Apr 6th, 2016

René Redzepi is the founder of MAD and the chef-patron of noma, a restaurant in Copenhagen and multiple winner of Restaurant Magazine's 'Best Restaurant in the World' award. Kylie Kwong has been the owner of Sydney’s celebrated Billy Kwong restauran...Show More

20:01 | Apr 6th, 2016

Massimo Bottura is an Italian-born chef who apprenticed with Georges Cogny and Alain Ducasse in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1995, he opened the multi-award-winning restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, which has maintained Three Michelin Stars since ...Show More

35:47 | Apr 6th, 2016

Kylie Kwong has been the owner of Sydney’s celebrated Billy Kwong restaurant since 2000 and is a passionate campaigner for sustainable food and ethical eating. She is the author of six books and presenter of three television series, and in 2014 was n...Show More

20:09 | Apr 6th, 2016

Chido Govera is a 29-year-old Zimbabwean farmer and campaigner with her own foundation, The Future of Hope. After being orphaned at the age of seven and left to care for her brother and near-blind grandmother, Govera was invited to learn mushroom cul...Show More

40:44 | Apr 6th, 2016

René Redzepi is the founder of MAD and the chef-patron of noma, a restaurant in Copenhagen and multiple winner of Restaurant Magazine's 'Best Restaurant in the World' award. Momofuku founder David Chang is the chef who turned ramen and pork buns int...Show More

44:10 | Mar 16th, 2016

Russia is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. But as an eloquent and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin’s regime and a prominent LGBT activist, Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen does not hide her views. The author...Show More

23:52 | Mar 16th, 2016

Imagine having to flee your home country, leaving your mother and brother behind you. As a child, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country– North Korea- was the best on the planet. It wasn‘t until the devastating famine of the 1990s that she began to questio...Show More

56:38 | Mar 16th, 2016

In the age of social media we think we know each other, but do we really?  Muriel Barbery’s second novel, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, became an international sensation through word-of-mouth recommendations. It told the story of an unlikely friendsh...Show More

35:57 | Mar 16th, 2016

Alix Generous has big ideas, but she hasn’t always been able to communicate them to others. Her Asperger’s syndrome was misdiagnosed for many years and it has taken great courage and persistence to overcome her challenges. Alix thinks differently, bu...Show More

30:51 | Mar 16th, 2016

Go to any networking event and you’ll probably overhear someone talking about how they discovered their ‘true purpose’. But doggedly pursuing the work you love can get in the way of the rest of your life, and lead to some tough choices. For writer M...Show More

54:47 | Mar 11th, 2016

Every week in Australia at least one woman is killed by a current or former male partner. The rate of violent crime in Australia is declining, with the exception of sexual assault. There are also rising rates of women in incarceration. What are the s...Show More

58:18 | Mar 11th, 2016

Indigenous women are now on the frontlines when it comes to defending their land and livelihood. Crystal Lamemen is part of a community of 900 Woodland Cree people who for thousands of years have resided in the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, a territory in...Show More

58:22 | Mar 11th, 2016

When Anne-Marie Slaughter published an article in The Atlantic, titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All", it became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine's history. It was inspired by her decision to leave her dream job at the State Departmen...Show More

55:35 | Mar 11th, 2016

If the majority of people believe that it is wrong to discriminate on the basis of gender, why isn’t change happening faster? New research into how our brains work sheds light on this question– and you might not like the answer. According to new evid...Show More

49:06 | Mar 11th, 2016

Detective shows, drama series, and movie plots with murderous storylines: our fascination with crime stories knows no bounds, with women on the front lines as both stars and writers. We sit at home being terrified by the latest fictional serial kille...Show More

54:09 | Mar 11th, 2016

We live in a world addicted to scandal and drama, but why do women often come off worse than their male counterparts? In a political sex scandal, an older adulterous male survives whilst a young woman’s career is often left in tatters. When a sports ...Show More

53:38 | Mar 11th, 2016

Like many jobs where leadership is combined with long hours and late nights, not many women list ‘Theatre Director’ as their occupation. Or ‘Artistic Director’ or ‘Director’ for that matter, to the point where this has been a vexed topic of conversat...Show More

56:40 | Mar 11th, 2016

‘She disappeared, she never came back, men came for her; today she would be celebrating her sixteenth birthday’. These were some of the heartbreaking statements that Jennifer Clement heard when researching her novel,Prayers for the Stolen, about the ...Show More

52:47 | Mar 11th, 2016

How many people have you had sex with? No, don’t tell us! But was your first instinct to tell the truth, to exaggerate or underestimate your ‘magic’ number? We live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom but underneath we are still governed by con...Show More

51:31 | Mar 11th, 2016

Many questions women ask ourselves about how to achieve equality can only be answered if we understand men and masculinity. The Women’s Liberation Movement triggered a worldwide debate about men, and a generation of research about what proved to be m...Show More

54:13 | Mar 11th, 2016

Music was a means of self-invention for Carrie Brownstein. Before becoming a music icon, the Emmy-nominated actor and writer had a turbulent family life. From the moment she bought her first guitar at 15, music became her salvation and a way to find ...Show More

59:36 | Mar 11th, 2016

Our understanding of the human body, how it works and what it needs, has been transformed in recent years by a wave of new scientific discoveries. Yet there is a huge gap between the latest findings and the advice we are given, leaving people more co...Show More

57:09 | Mar 11th, 2016

Australian writer Rosie Waterland has lived. Before she built a global fanbase by writing hilarious online recaps of the reality television show, The Bachelor, she had to get through a tough childhood. She had to come to terms with not being 'cool'. ...Show More

1:12:13 | Mar 8th, 2016

If you could change the world overnight, what would you do first?   Featuring: Masha Gessen, Crystal Lameman, Mallory Ortberg, Ann Sherry, Anne- Marie Slaughter, Jenny Brockie (Chair)

1:21:43 | Jan 21st, 2016

With her feet firmly on the ground, and her finger in the mixing bowl, Nigella Lawson has charmed us with her approach to food and cooking. Based on the principle that food should be a simple pleasure to cook and to eat, her recipe books emphasise th...Show More

1:03:43 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Nicola Scott is an Australian comic book artist working in the American industry. After working for Dark Horse, Image and IDW, she quickly became a fan-favourite working exclusively for DC Entertainment on monthly titles Birds Of Prey, Secret Six, Wo...Show More

58:38 | Nov 30th, 2015

The gifted UK cult British comic artist, designer and Mad Max: Fury Road designer/co-writer, Brendan McCarthy offers a rare insight into his 35 year career – covering graphic classics such as 2000 AD's Judge Dredd, the revolutionary 80s US invasion b...Show More

1:13:38 | Nov 30th, 2015

The internet is the 21st century's nervous system and it has made universal surveillance a reality. In the past, even the most repressive authoritarian states would reach a point where it was cheaper to guarantee social stability with schools and hos...Show More

1:09:21 | Nov 30th, 2015

What happens when a Professor of Economics gets his hands on the economic levers of a country in the eye of the financial storm? Yanis Varoufakis' seven month stint as Greece's Minister of Finance took him into the heart of the Eurogroup, the IMF, an...Show More

1:15:12 | Oct 21st, 2015

Paul Keating, visionary, reformer, true believer, rabble rouser, polymath, and our most intriguing prime minister bares his soul to the country's sharpest political interviewer, Kerry O'Brien.Kerry and Paul wrestle with history to produce a tour de f...Show More

1:19:18 | Sep 10th, 2015

Peter Fray is the Deputy Editor of The Australian. He was the editor-in-chief and founder of the fact-checking website, PolitiFact Australia and had a long and distinguished career at Fairfax Media, most recently as Editor-in-Chief and publisher of t...Show More

1:01:59 | Sep 10th, 2015

Frank Brennan SJ AO has a longstanding reputation of advocacy in the areas of law, social justice, refugee protection and Aboriginal reconciliation. He is known for his 1998 involvement in the debate surrounding the Wik peoples’ landmark court case. ...Show More

56:27 | Sep 10th, 2015

Laurie Penny is a feminist, journalist and author. Her books include Unspeakable Things (2014),Cybersexism (2013) and Meat Market (2011). She writes and speaks on social justice, pop culture, gender issues and digital politics for numerous news sourc...Show More

57:50 | Sep 10th, 2015

Tariq Ali is a British-Pakistani political commentator and a prolific writer, journalist and filmmaker. He has been a leading figure of the international left since the 1960s. His books include The Duel: Pakistan on the Flightpath of American Power, ...Show More

52:30 | Sep 10th, 2015

AC Grayling is a distinguished philosopher notable for his ability to make philosophy relevant to contemporary readers and audiences. He is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is as...Show More

32:35 | Sep 10th, 2015

Sarai Walker received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. As a magazine writer, her articles have appeared in Seventeen and Mademoiselle. She served as an editor and writer for Our Bodies, Ourselves, before moving to London and Paris...Show More

59:00 | Sep 10th, 2015

Marc Lewis, a professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is a cognitive neuroscientist known for his research on the development of emotions and personality in childhood and adolescence. His current work, based on an integrative re...Show More

55:15 | Sep 10th, 2015

Anna Broinowski is a filmmaker and writer. She is known for films including Forbidden Lie$ (about hoax-author Norma Khouri) and Helen’s War (about anti-nuclear crusader Helen Caldicott). Her film Aim High In Creation! pays tribute to the cinematic ge...Show More

58:29 | Sep 10th, 2015

Tariq Ali is a British-Pakistani political commentator and a prolific writer, journalist and filmmaker. He has been a leading figure of the international left since the 1960s. His books include The Duel: Pakistan on the Flightpath of American Power, ...Show More

56:43 | Sep 10th, 2015

Helen Joyce became international editor of The Economist in January 2014 having previously served as International Education Editor and Sao Paulo bureau chief. Before joining The Economist she worked as editor of Plus, an online magazine about maths ...Show More

55:32 | Sep 10th, 2015

Michael Wesley is a Professor of National Security at the Australian National University. He is currently the Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Studies in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU. He also consults extensively fo...Show More

59:46 | Sep 10th, 2015

Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books:  The New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Ac...Show More

1:04:06 | Sep 10th, 2015

Dan Ilic is one of Australia’s most prolific comedic voices. Dan has been making television in Australia for ten years. His credits include: Australia’s Funniest Home Videos (Nine), Hungry Beast (ABC), Hamster Wheel (ABC), Can of Worms (Ten) and The ...Show More

56:11 | Sep 10th, 2015

Johann Hari is a British writer and journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers, including The New York Times, Le Monde, and The Guardian. He was a lead op-ed columnist for The Independent for nine years, and left the newspa...Show More

1:02:52 | Sep 10th, 2015

Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author and documentary filmmaker whose works include best-seller The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, known for his informal but sceptical, investigations o...Show More

1:00:29 | Sep 10th, 2015

Dennis Glover is a professional speech writer, a Fellow of the Per Capita think tank and a political columnist for the Australian Financial Review. He currently writes speeches for Labor members of parliament as well as business and community leaders...Show More

1:00:41 | Sep 10th, 2015

As an investigative journalist, Eric Schlosser continues to explore subjects ignored by the mainstream media and gives a voice to people at the margins of society. He’s followed the harvest with migrant farm workers in California, spent time with mea...Show More

1:00:40 | Sep 10th, 2015

For much of the 1990s, Helen Razer could be heard blabbing on the ABC's youth network, Triple J. While the national broadcaster still occasionally permits her to talk in exchange for money, she is now chiefly engaged in the work of writing on social ...Show More

52:38 | Sep 10th, 2015

Damon Gameau is well-known as an Australian film and television actor. In 2014, he directed That Sugar Film, a documentary which examines the place of sugar in our diet. It follows Gameau as he puts himself on a sugar-laden regime consuming food that...Show More

1:02:16 | Sep 10th, 2015

Chris Berg is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, where he specialises in civil liberties, the political economy of regulation, and media and technology policy. He is a weekly columnist with ABC’s The Drum, and has been published in a...Show More

59:35 | Sep 10th, 2015

Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence. He continues to be involved in research and divides his time between the University of Melbourne and St Jude Children's Research Hospita...Show More

1:03:33 | Sep 9th, 2015

Miriam Lyons is an Australian policy analyst, writer and commentator. She was the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development, an independent public interest think tank set up in 2007. She recently released a book with Ian McAule...Show More

1:06:22 | Sep 9th, 2015

Chris Munro was the Managing Editor of Tracker Magazine, Australia's most read Aboriginal Affairs publication which was shut down in 2014. Prior to this he was the Political Editor for the National Indigenous Television news team based at Parliament ...Show More

1:11:53 | Sep 9th, 2015

Frank Brennan has a longstanding reputation of advocacy in the areas of law, social justice, refugee protection and Aboriginal reconciliation. He is known for his 1998 involvement in the debate surrounding the Wik peoples’ landmark court case. He is ...Show More

1:29:10 | May 6th, 2015

Lucy Hawking and renowned physicist Paul Davies discuss the life and ideas of one of the world’s greatest minds: Stephen Hawking, who joins us live from Cambridge via the latest technology, in his first ever Australian talk. There are few scientists...Show More

59:19 | May 6th, 2015

Australia, like other democratic countries, is seeing a dramatic decline in trust in government. We elect people we don’t like, and then have to rely on them for important issues such as health to national security. Do we have the politicians we dese...Show More

57:45 | May 6th, 2015

What sort of Australia will the young inherit? With short political cycles and ever shorter media cycles, it’s taken a high profile campaign for the Intergenerational Report to get us thinking seriously about the future. But are the responsibilities ...Show More

1:00:11 | May 6th, 2015

When we live in an affluent and peaceful country like Australia, what do we do when we’re confronted by poverty and need, close to us? What are our responsibilities and how committed are we to help? Watch Peter Singer address his concept of effectiv...Show More

1:00:36 | May 6th, 2015

Freedom of speech. Equality of speech. Opportunity for speech. Freedom to offend. Just some of the dimensions muddying the middle ground on this historically important topic. Chris Berg and Julian Burnside discuss how much freedom of speech we have,...Show More

1:05:16 | May 6th, 2015

Media, politicians, thinkers… no one can decide which Australia we live in. Are we on the verge of becoming the poor white trash of Asia or poised to be an “innovation economy”? Nick Bryant, Rebecca Huntley and Marcia Langton discuss our successes a...Show More

51:01 | Mar 10th, 2015

Having wives allowed millions of men to do their best work, with their minds and schedules uncluttered by meal planning and school pickups. But even though women are now freer than ever to pursue their own ambitions, relatively few men are volunteeri...Show More

1:03:13 | Mar 10th, 2015

‘They shriek, they rage, they cheer, they despair, they exult, they scream, they laugh, they cry!’ News Limited blogger Tim Blair was not talking about State of Origin spectators, but his poll to find ‘this nation’s most unhinged hysteric’ from among...Show More

57:26 | Mar 10th, 2015

Esther Freud’s own childhood was an unusual one - as the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud, this may not be surprising. Her first novel, Hideous Kinky, draws on her childhood memories of living in Morocco w...Show More

1:01:19 | Mar 10th, 2015

Scrutiny of Australia's Muslim community has only increased in recent years. Australian women who wear Islamic head coverings have been subject toharassment, but we’ve seen the spontaneous solidarity of #illridewithyou in the wake of the Lindt Café s...Show More

56:56 | Mar 10th, 2015

The arrival of women in the workplace has changed the way society functions – whether we’re talking about jobs and career, bringing up kids, or relationships. Research tells us that while women’s responsibilities have shifted to include paid work, th...Show More

1:13:32 | Mar 10th, 2015

Beyoncé is one. So is Daniel Radcliffe. The only woman in federal cabinet says she isn’t. At some point in the last few years, we began talking about public figures “coming out” as feminists. Others affirm their belief in “gender equality”, but don’t...Show More

58:50 | Mar 10th, 2015

The global conversation about women’s lives has opened up, women’s voices are heard more than ever before, and social media has brought a huge range of public conversations to life. But when you can reach more people, there are more people to offend,...Show More

59:47 | Mar 10th, 2015

A father drives his car across a highway and into a dam, his children in the back seat. They drown, he walks away. A writer sits through the trial of this ordinary man for the murder of his three young sons, and from this tragedy, Helen Garner create...Show More

1:01:25 | Mar 10th, 2015

Fighting forces have been some of the last all-male workplaces. The Australian Defence Force will remove all gender restrictions on combat roles from 2016 onwards, but there are no women in the senior leadership group, and of all personnel serving no...Show More

1:01:59 | Mar 10th, 2015

Everyone knows something needs to be done – but when facts are twisted to fit agendas, complex processes dumbed down for pop-science clickbait and research funding decimated, how on earth do we talk about how to save the earth? Legendary American mar...Show More

54:35 | Mar 10th, 2015

Born in Syria, moving to Detroit as a child, and running away to New York in her twenties to become a rock star: Rayya Elias built up a lifetime of stories by the time she was 25, and a few more in the decades after. Her brash, brutal memoir Harley ...Show More