Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

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


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Our most precious liquid

March 23rd, 2017

Water is an essential resource we need to share it equitably with each other and the natural world.

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Pursuing immortality

March 22nd, 2017

But only because science might eventually be able to achieve it, should we be pursuing immortality?

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Mysteries of the brain

March 21st, 2017

How does the brain make us human? How can we control machines with our mind? And how we can feel music by linking up brainwaves to instruments.

An investigation of the doomsday cult known as The Family, and it's charismatic leader, Anne Hamilton Byrne