Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?
Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?
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Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Rank #1: Great Ideas - Part 4 'The Reformation'. The Reformation has had a major influence on thought and ideas far and above its religious beginnings. Megan Whelan talks with Dr Geoff Troughton, Professor Kathryn Walls and Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman.
Rank #2: Great Ideas - Part 3: 'Art Fashion and Literature'. Megan Whelan look at how revolutions shape – and are shaped by – fashion, literature and the visual arts, with Dr David Maskill, Dr Margaret Medlyn and Dr James Meffan.
Rank #1: Fran Lebowitz | Reading is better than life. Raised in small town New Jersey, lifelong bookworm Fran Lebowitz has always done things on her own terms. After getting expelled from highschool, she answered the call and moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She quickly became part of the legendary New York club scene of the 1970s, hanging out at Max’s Kansas City and writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. Her best-selling memoirs Metropolitan Life and Social Studies are brilliant chronicles of these times. Since then, she’s been watching as the world evolves and changes: and whether it’s sexuality, AIDS, activism, feminism, technology or presidents, she will most definitely have an opinion on it. This episode of It's a Long Story is hosted by Edwina Throsby. Watch videos of Fran Lebowitz at Sydney Opera House on the Talks & Ideas Youtube Channel.
Rank #2: Jad Abumrad | Host of Radiolab. Through a unique combination of audio storytelling, music and soundscapes Jad Abumrad has been credited with creating a new aesthetic for broadcast journalism. Colleague, Ira Glass speaks of his podcast 'Radiolab' confessing "I marvel at Radiolab when I hear it. I feel jealous. I'm a hack in comparison. Everyone else is too." Son of a doctor father and scientist mother and raised in Nashville, Jad has said of his childhood that "I was always in the weird in-between space...being the Arab kid in a place where there are no Arabs...and conversely going back to Lebanon and being American." In our season two opener we ask Jad, how did being one of the only Lebanese kids in Tennessee set you onto the intuitive path of breakthrough audio journalism?
Rank #1: 04 | Astrology. Are the answers in the stars for a Libran who's had a brutal year?
Rank #2: 03 | Two places at once. Tammy Wynette meets quantum physics in a mid-west love triangle.
Rank #1: Will South Korea's Kim Jong-un assassination squad succeed?. Imagine a squad of thousands of military soldiers flying through the night toward North Korea with one job — assassinate the leader Kim Jong-un.
Rank #2: 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 #1: Life On The Island. We're going on a journey to a small island in the Indian Ocean. But it's no tropical paradise, it's Christmas Island, home to one of Australia's Immigration Detention Centres.Fighting For Fair is a partnership between Mamamia and Maurice Blackburn, Australia's leading social justice law firm.More on Maurice Blackburn's work for asylum seekers: https://www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/social-justice/asylum-seeker-rights/Thanks to ABC's Lateline for providing news footage about Christmas Island.Your host is Corinne Grant.Podcast produced by Beth GibsonPodcast concept by Maurice Blackburn.Executive Producer of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.
Rank #2: I'm Still Here. She’s fabulous, she’s fierce, she’s Carlotta - Australia’s most famous transgender woman. But beneath the glitz and glamour of her stardom is another story - her lifelong battle for acceptance. Fighting For Fair is a partnership between Mamamia and Maurice Blackburn, Australia’s leading social justice law firm. More on Maurice Blackburn: https://www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/ Your host is Corinne Grant. Podcast produced by Beth Gibson. Podcast concept by Maurice Blackburn. Executive Producer of Podcasts at Mamamia is Monique Bowley.Head of Entertainment is Holly Wainwright.
Rank #1: 90 Mile Beach. With a heavy pack and a lot of nerves, Bruce is underway, measuring the length of 90 Mile Beach and recalling dangerous days fishing off the Northland coast.
Rank #2: As if the Jigsaw Puzzle Wasn't Hard Enough. Bruce Hopkins fills in more of the bits he has missed on the Te Araroa trail.
Rank #1: Freshly Squeezed: Twists. In this class, Lara invites you to imagine your body as a big, beautiful sponge to juice up with life-giving prana. While moving through an energetic flow, you’ll direct your breath and awareness to the parts of your body that feel stuck or tense, and then twist, squeeze and rinse it all from the inside out.The accompanying music was composed and arranged especially for Classic Flow and features legendary yidaki (didgeridoo) player William Barton alongside Steve Allen on guitar. Together, they create a uniquely Australian soundscape with moments of tranquility – all designed to help you achieve a deeper, more focused practice. Music Kinkachoo Phillip Houghton arr. Steve Allen (5:53) The Sweet Breathing of Flowers Richard Charlton (13:08) Heartbeat Steve Allen (7:55) Kinkachoo Phillip Houghton arr. Steve Allen (5:53) Yidaki Shivasana (solo yidaki) William Barton (6:58) Performers: Steve Allen (guitar), William Barton (yidaki), Riley Lee (shakuhachi)Hear more beautiful music on ABC Classic radio.abc.net.au/programs/classic/live Follow Classic Flow on Instagram @classicflow_yoga Get in touch at email@example.com
Rank #2: Full body listening: Yoga Nidra. Practice the ancient art of Yoga Nidra and surf the threshold between sleep and wakefulness with Lara Zilibowitz’s lyrical instruction and Benny Holloway's unique sound therapy guiding you along the way. Prepare your surroundings for a journey into full body listening, we'll use the power of sonic vibrations and stirring vocals to coax you deeper into the subconscious and unconscious realms. For a more immersive experience, you could try listening through a pair of really good, comfortable headphones. Hear more beautiful music on ABC Classic radio.abc.net.au/programs/classic/liveGet in touch to let us know what YOU want firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Classic Flow on Instagram @classicflow_yoga
Rank #1: How to buy nothing new. The best way to prevent something going to landfill is to never buy it in the first place, but in a world of short-lived electronics and two-for-one deals it can be hard to resist!
Rank #2: Keep cups and vintage knits. Just how recyclable are disposable coffee cups? Australians love drinking coffee, but how is this affecting our landfill? Craig and Wendy learn all about the grassroots movement that’s revolutionising this morning ritual.
Rank #1: Episode Three: Mohammad and Amira's Story. The third episode features Mohammad and Amira, a long-married couple from Homs. Made with the support of Salam LADC, an NGO working in the Beqaa Valley with Mohammad and Amira's community and others like it. You can donate to Salam LADC here.This episode was sponsored by Hindenburg audio suite. If you’re interested in getting into podcasting or audio storytelling yourself, try their free 30-day trial.Music credits:Axletree ALPHAMALEBanda Comunale & InternationaleAmr EzzJahzzarMonplaisirThe Orchestra of Syrian MusiciansTranslator: Hassan ChoubassiAssistant: Guillem Jimenez ViláFurther thanks to Miguel Ángel Isotta Sanchez.Writing and production: Jessica Stone.
Rank #2: Episode Seven: Abu Mustafa's Story. Abu Mustafa has lost a lot in the war, but still holds onto the hope of seeing his daughter again.
Rank #1: The Book Launch - The 9th Floor. In this final, bonus podcast, join Helen Clark, Jim Bolger, Dame Jenny Shipley and Sir Geoffrey Palmer in conversation with Tim Watkin and Guyon Espiner, as we launch the book of the series, The 9th Floor.
Rank #2: The Commander - Helen Clark . In part five of The 9th Floor, Guyon Espiner talks to Helen Clark about her three terms in power as she sought to draw a line under Rogernomics, unleash new social reforms and rethink New Zealand's place in the world.
Rank #1: BONUS: Psychopath Expert David Gillespie, On Trump. David Gillespie is an expert when it comes to diagnosing and dealing with psychopaths. The Australian lawyer, and author of the new book Taming Toxic People, has a brilliantly enlightening conversation with Mia this week about Donald Trump. Show Notes Your host is Mia Freedman. This episode is produced by Luca Lavigne. We read everything about Trump so you don’t have to. Head to our Facebook page to find all the latest articles we've been posting. Leave us a message on the Podcast phone: 02 8999 9386 or flick us an email at email@example.com And if you can spare a second, leave a review and rating in iTunes; it helps us massively.You can buy Mia Freedman's book, David Gillespie's book, or any other book mentioned on any of our podccasts from iBooks at apple.co/mamamia, where you can also subscribe to all our other shows in one place.
Rank #2: Untruthful Slime Ball. Former FBI director James Comey is very tall and has very big hands. Now that everyone is clear on that, he also thinks that Donald Trump is morally unfit to be President and is a lot like a mob boss. Also, the pee tape makes a triumphant return to the news cycle. But are you, like Mia, a “pee-liever”? MORE... I'm A Peeliever And You Should Be Too James Comey on NPR's Fresh Air podcast CONTACT US Your hosts are Amelia Lester and Mia Freedman. Vote for us in the Australian Podcast Awards! We REALLY want to hear your feelings about the show. Leave us a message on the pod phone. We listen to all of them. 02 8999 9386. Or fling us an e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org JOIN OUR GROUP ON FACEBOOK You can buy any book we mention at apple.co/mamamia This podcast was produced by Luca Lavigne for the Mamamia Women's Network.
Rank #1: The dismal science's secrets to happiness. The “Happy Economist” aka Ross Gittins joins us to share the secrets of not just a happy life, but a satisfying one. We discuss why GDP is such a poor measure of social progress and attempts to replace it.Money editor Caitlin Fitzsimmons shares her three tips on how best to spend your money to maximise happiness.Matt and Jess let their statistical freak flags fly with a rousing discussion of the myriad indexes which attempt to measure happiness. We discover who the happiest people are, where they live and how old they are.Jess books Matt a holiday to Norway.And make sure you stay tuned for the Karate Kid metaphor in this week’s “Bad Economics” segment on sharemarket “wipe outs”.
Rank #2: Fixing our schools and universities. Do you give a Gonski? In this episode the team unpacks the debate raging about education to uncover what really needs to be done to improve our schools and universities.Hosts Jess Irvine and Matt Wade are joined by two of Australia’s leading economics commentators, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Ross Gittins and The Age’s Peter Martin to give their verdict on Malcolm Turnbull's Gonski 2.0 reforms, which have passed through parliament largely unscathed.Cabinet minister, Christopher Pyne, hailed the legislation as "the most significant reform to school education in Australia's history".But will the changes live up to the hype?We also unpick the government’s proposed reforms to the university sector.
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: Spreadsheets For Life. There are people living among us who cannot live without a spreadsheet.
Rank #1: We Never Had Any Storm Like This. The security guards and other staff are leaving the detention centre. Aziz explains how the detainees are preparing for life without power. Damaged by rough weather, a tree has fallen across the perimeter fencing of Manus Island Regional Processing Centre — Photo: Manus Alert In this update Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre. This short update was edited and mixed by Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
Rank #2: Position is Clear. Abdul Aziz Muhamat — Photo: Michael GreenAs the days count down to the end of October – when Australia has promised to close the detention centre on Manus Island – Aziz's short voice messages outline the situation as he understands it, and how he intends to respond.Daily protests continue on Manus Island — Photo: suppliedIn this update Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin.More informationThe Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.This short update was edited and mixed by Jon Tjhia.Thank youDana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
Rank #1: #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
Rank #2: #18 Harmless drudgery. It takes a special kind of person to be a dictionary editor. You need an instinctive understanding of language, a sharp, ever-listening ear, and the ability to laugh off death threats (really). In this very special episode, Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper and Macquarie Dictionary's Alison Moore discuss both the drudgery and the delights of their work, as we journey into the secret heart of the dictionary editor. Kory Stamper's book is Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Read more about Word for Word at macquariedictionary.com.au/podcast