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


It is fifty years since the ‘yes’ vote in Australia's iconic 1967 constitutional referendum

Featured Podcast

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Learning and teaching

May 24th, 2017

Free access to knowledge and inspired teaching.

What circumstances could lead to a war with China in the Pacific?

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Extremists in our midst

May 22nd, 2017

Author, John Safran, has been hanging out with Australia's "deplorables" - a disparate bunch of political outliers and extremists. What has he learnt?