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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

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History 133

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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The biography of a coin

March 12th, 2015

Episode 121 of 548 episodes

Bandits and outlaws in provincial China in the 13th century, silver dollars from Mexico and Mao's little red book. These disparate stories all come together in Michael Dutton'sOzAsia festival keynote address. Also, from the Big Ideas archives an excerpt of a 2013 lecture on the Eurozone and Greek debt given by Yanis Varoufakis - Greece's newly appointed Minister of Finance.

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