Rank #1: 04 | Astrology
May 09 2017
Rank #2: 03 | Two places at once
May 02 2017
Rank #3: 02 | Pet Names
Apr 25 2017
Rank #4: 09 | Dear Science Live at WSFB
Jun 20 2017
Rank #5: 08 | Work-life Balance
Jun 06 2017
Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.
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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
Rank #1: The Long Now: what will life be like in 10,000 years? .
If a clock ticks for 10,000 years will anybody be there to hear it? Long term thinking...come on...let's do this.
Rank #2: Elixir for everything? Private stem cell clinics, hope, hype, and horror.
The seduction of stem cells. What is it driving some people to try?
Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
Rank #1: 015 | Hotter than hot.
The hottest thing in the Universe isn't the core of a planet, or the centre of an exploding star. It's created here on Earth by scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider.
Rank #2: 018 | Quicker than quick.
You'd think we'd notice thousands of explosions in the night sky. Shorter than a millisecond, these bursts were first recorded in 2007 and while scientists know they're there, we are still unsure of their origin.
The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters.
Rank #1: #21: Love and courage in Wilcannia.
Positively Wilcannia, part 6: stop recording, start feeling.Robert Clayton broke his leg three years ago. The injury set off a chain of events that resulted in depression and drug use.For the 28-year-old to become a stronger member of his family, and the community, he would need to test the defining relationships of his life.
Rank #2: #25: Campsite Panorama.
Ford vs Holden. Blue vs red. Mate vs mate.There's no sitting on the fence when it comes to motoring's great rivalry.But factory closures are forcing fans to rethink a homegrown passion.The Ford-Holden passion is at a crossroads.
Through thoughtful conversations, a range of Australians in the public square test their concerns. What keeps them awake at night and should we too be restless?
Rank #1: Maile Carnegie on how to make innovation 'less frightening'.
When it comes to digital disruption, Maile Carnegie describes herself as a 'contrarian'.
Rank #2: Claire Edwardes on paying artists a wage.
Claire Edwardes is the Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring.
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.
Rank #1: The Japanese paradox.
Ritual is big in Japan, but faith isn’t. It’s the only country where you can be born Shinto, marry Christian and die Buddhist, but up to 80 per cent of Japanese people say they’re not religious. What gives? James Carleton and guest host Kumi Taguchi from Compass explore the rich spirituality of one of the most avowedly secular countries in the world.
Rank #2: There's a loneliness epidemic. What can we do?.
Loneliness affects one in four Australians, according to a report by the Australian Psychological Society. Why is it so hard to talk about, even though it's so common? James and the panel look at the issue — both professionally and personally.
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
Rank #1: The secrets hidden in crystals.
Crystals aren't just beautiful - they tell stories that can help answer some of the big questions of our planet's past - and our own.
Rank #2: The internet and your memory.
More and more, we rely on the internet for the quick recall of facts, figures, dates and events.
Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.
Rank #1: Ms, Mrs or Miss: What's in a name?.
Round the world people use pronouns and honorifics that identify or conceal class, gender and marital status. So why do we use language the way we do?
Rank #2: Catalonia and Spain: A 300 year old break up story.
Catalonia is a region in Spain with delicious food, an epic football club and a lot of money. For 300 years some Catalans have wanted to become their own nation - so why won't Spain let them leave?
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Rank #1: Music Our Bodies Can't Hold.
Poet Andy Jackson writes about people who live Marfan Syndrome, including some famous characters who are thought to have had it, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert Johnson and Rachmaninov.
Rank #2: Antarctica, the Big Dead Place.
When a young American took up a position with the US Antarctic Program in the late '90s he imagined incredible adventures within a pristine landscape, but he found something completely different.
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
Rank #1: Dodging rocks.
We're all just one small rock away from extinction.
Rank #2: Barcode invention: part two.
Barcodes look deceptively simple, but it took 25 years - and two episodes of Great Moments in Science! - to get from that lightbulb moment on a beach to the first barcode and scanner at a checkout.
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
Rank #1: How does access to basic services impact personal success?.
The ABC's Australia Talks National Survey discovered that 69 per cent of us believe that, in Australia if you work hard, you can be successful, no matter what circumstances you were born into. The logic is that Australia is a developed country with solid public education and health systems that should offer everyone a baseline of opportunity, and let talent and hard work shine through. So, how true is this baseline idea? And how hard is it to raise yourself up if you were born with fewer opportunities than others?
Rank #2: Is hard work all it takes to be successful?.
The ABC's Australia Talks National Survey has had more than 54,000 participants, answering questions related to faith, housing, mental health, employment and general outlook on life. 69 per cent of respondents agreed that it is possible to be successful in Australia if you work hard, no matter the circumstances you were born into, but is that always the case? ABC Radio Hobart's Leon Compton and Life Matters' Hilary Harper and Michael Mackenzie host a debate featuring Tasmanians from different backgrounds to discuss that question from their live broadcast in Hobart, Tasmania.
Race, racism, identity, culture, difference — let’s talk it out. It’s Not a Race, with host Beverley Wang, is the ABC podcast Australia needs right now.
Rank #1: Who's on the team? Unpacking POC.
People of colour! It's the 'team name' for anyone who doesn't identify as white. But how well does this American term fit into the Australian context, and what are the tensions that lie beneath?We are unpacking team POC with Sangeetha Thanapal, an activist and writer who identified Chinese Privilege in Singapore, Loretta Ross, educator and US reproductive rights activist, and Eugenia Flynn, arts worker and community organiser.Contact us at email@example.com or tweet using #NotARace.
Rank #2: Black Lives Matter's Patrisse Cullors and Rodney Diverlus on resistance, trauma, and the future.
In 2013, #BlackLivesMatter shot into the consciousness as a cry from the heart. But four years on, how do you continue to galvanise interest and commitment in a movement that started with a viral message? Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter co-founder, and Rodney Diverlus, co-founder of Black Lives Matter's Toronto chapter, talk to It's Not A Race.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet using #NotARace.
Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2018 the lectures will be delivered by Professor John Rasko AO. His series will examine impact of revolutionary genetic and cell-based technologies on our lives.
Rank #1: Give every child the best start.
Absence of the nurturing and presence of the harmful are important for the whole of life and are strong contributors to inequalities in adult health. There is much we can do to make things better at both the level of national policy and at the local level supporting families and children.
Rank #2: Fast, smart and connected: Where it all began.
Professor Genevieve Bell explains why she’s returned home after decades in Silicon Valley, and explores Australia’s role in building our current digital world.
Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
Rank #1: #13 Translations & foreign words.
Every language plays by its own rules. So how do you faithfully represent the stories of one language in another? Novelist Hannah Kent remembers how it felt to see her bestselling book Burial Rites translated into 29 languages; literary translator Meredith McKinney inducts us in the secrets of her profession; and Sue Butler explains the allure of untranslatable words. Read more about Word for Word at macquariedictionary.com.au/podcast
Rank #2: #21 For the love of words.
Surprise! We're back with another bonus episode, featuring some funny, fascinating, unaired tidbits from Season 2. Also, you can vote for us in the Australian Podcast Awards! Voting closes 1st April, so head to this link posthaste: bit.ly/2pPuGI3
Shooting The Past brings you Australian history through a new lens. Each episode features a historical event or era, and starts with a single photograph and the question; what is going on in this picture?
Rank #1: The rugmaker of Prahran.
A photograph of a man radiating pride amidst a sea of riotous colour and luxury, sends Clare Wright diving into the recent history of immigration to Australia.
Rank #2: Flo and Bena and the Mallee root.
A family photograph of two prim women standing in barren wasteland casts Clare Wright into the heart of Victorian Mallee country, to unearth a story of destruction and renewal.
James Valentine Head Room is the space to expand on things heard during James’ daily radio show. It’s not about opinion but the experiences, passions and revelations from listeners. Head Room turns these amusing and insightful conversations into a podcast. Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? What are we really about? And how is it we all still manage to live together? If James’ daily broadcast is a live pig, then this podcast is the salami.
Rank #1: Blather 3.
In this Blather, Jonathan Green and James Valentine wonder if Australians should accept the feral pest, even if it means embracing a super cane toad.
Rank #2: Are you a door denier?.
Some people have difficulty closing cupboard doors and drawers. Why? Head Room investigates.