October 28th, 2014
Episode 73 of 510 episodes
Bruce Shapiro reports from the USA: As a Lieutenant Colonel in the notorious SS of the Third Reich, Otto Adolf Eichmann was a principle architect of ‘the final solution’. But after his capture in 1960 by Mossad Agents and his Jerusalem trial, his name became associated with Hannah Arendt’s concept of ‘the banality of evil’. Bettina Stangneth argues that Eichmann was hardly a plodding functionary, and regularly boasted of his "creative work", and we speak to the organisers of the Milpirri festival in the Northern territory . Milpirri is large-scale performance event, staged in the Aboriginal community of Lajamanu in the northwest Tanami Desert.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.