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Rick Morton delves into Australia's aged care sector in crisis

Rick Morton, senior reporter at The Saturday Paper speaks in-depth about the aged care sector in crisis, which has been deteriorating since 1997. Rick also discusses the major findings of the Royal Commission…

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Rick Morton on Australia’s aged care crisis; a philosophical reflection on the devastating summer bushfires; street artist ‘RONE in Geelong’

Rick Morton, senior reporter at The Saturday Paper speaks in-depth about the aged care sector in crisis and which has been deteriorating since 1997. Rick also discusses the major findings of the Royal…

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"You Don't Belong Here": How Three Trailblazing Women Rewrote the Story of War

Former war correspondent Elizabeth Becker talks about three brilliant women war reporters who made their own way to report on the frontline during the Vietnam War – Australian combat reporter Kate Webb, French…

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Federal politics; Women war reporters on the frontline in Vietnam; Vida Goldstein — suffragist, social reformer and politician.

It's an International Women’s Day special. Maddison Connaughton, Editor of The Saturday Paper talks about sexual assault allegations in politics and the Aged Care Royal Commission findings. Author and former war correspondent Elizabeth…

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Richard Denniss unravels the spin from Canberra on unemployment policy; The influential climate sceptics who hijacked climate policy; a virologist explains COVID variants and our immune systems

Award-winning investigative reporter Marian Wilkinson joins Amy to talk in-depth about her revealing book, The Carbon Club: How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate

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The influential climate sceptics who hijacked climate policy

Award-winning investigative reporter Marian Wilkinson joins Amy to talk in-depth about her revealing book, The Carbon Club: How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate

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Historian Henry Reynolds talks 'Truth-Telling' and why Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded

Acclaimed historian Henry Reynolds speaks with Amy about the historical reality of the colonisation of Australia, and why it is legally, historically, and morally clear that Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded. Henry also…

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Federal politics; Historian Henry Reynolds talks 'Truth-Telling' and why Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded; Nic Maclellan with Pacific Islands politics

Acclaimed historian Henry Reynolds brings us some serious truth-telling with his book of the same name, Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty And The Uluru Statement. Henry takes us through the historical reality of the British…

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The brutal cost of seeking justice – Louise Milligan on her book, Witness

Award-winning investigative reporter Louise Milligan delves into the issues examined in her latest book, Witness: An Investigation Into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice. Louise talks about the traumatic effects witnesses and complainants…

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The brutal cost of seeking justice – Louise Milligan on her book, Witness; Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws on COVID-19 outbreaks in hotel quarantine and achieving herd immunity through vaccination; Political crackdowns in Hong Kong

Award-winning investigative reporter Louise Milligan delves into the issues examined in her latest book, 'Witness: An Investigation Into the Brutal Cost of Seeking Justice.' Louise talks about the traumatic effects witnesses and complainants…

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Peter Godfrey-Smith on how consciousness evolved from sea animals

Philosopher and scuba diver Peter Godfrey-Smith speaks in-depth about his new book, Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness. Peter explains how conscious experience evolved from animals in the sea millions…

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UK politics with Chloe Ward; Peter Godfrey-Smith delves into animal minds and the birth of consciousness; Reviewing Australia’s environmental laws – the verdict

Philosopher and diver Peter Godfrey-Smith speaks in-depth about his new book, Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness. Peter explains how conscious experience evolved from animals in the sea millions of…

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Emma Shortis with US politics; Charles Massy on ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ – a new regenerative agriculture; Remembering Joy Hester – a pioneering Australian modernist artist

Amy returns for her first show of 2021! Dr Emma Shortis, Research Fellow at the EU Centre of Excellence, RMIT, delivers the US Politics Wrap talking about the Capital coup and media reporting…

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Charles Massy on ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’ – a new regenerative agriculture

Author and regenerative farmer Charles Massy joins Amy to discuss the re-release of his acclaimed book, Call Of The Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth. We talk about the extensive environmental…

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2020 Australian and US politics wrap; Kate Manne on sexism, misogyny, and her book 'Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women'; Chris Moore from Sailors Grave Brewing talks Gippsland craft beer collaborations

Kate Manne, Australian philosopher at Cornell University (NYC), joins Amy to discuss her new book, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, and her ground-breaking previous book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny

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Kate Manne on sexism, misogyny, and her book 'Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women'

Kate Manne, Australian philosopher at Cornell University (NYC), joins Amy to discuss her new book, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, and her ground-breaking previous book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

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Skye Cleary explains existential philosophy and how to live a good life

Dr Skye Cleary, philosopher at Columbia University, NYC, explores the essential features of existentialism from her co-edited book, How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy.

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UK politics with Chloe Ward; Matthew Cobb talks The Idea of the Brain: A History; Skye Cleary explains existential philosophy and how to live a good life

Historian and evolutionary neurobiologist Dr Matthew Cobb joins Amy for a deep conversation on The Idea of the Brain: A History. Dr Skye Cleary, philosopher at Columbia University, NYC, explores the essential…

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Matthew Cobb talks The Idea of the Brain: A History

Historian and evolutionary neurobiologist Dr Matthew Cobb joins Amy for a deep conversation on The Idea of the Brain: A History.

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Former ambassador Geoff Raby on China's grand strategy & Australia-China tensions

Former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby joins Amy for an in-depth conversation about his new book, China's Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, which examines China’s place in…

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Federal politics; Former ambassador Geoff Raby on China's grand strategy & Australia-China tensions; Mary-Louise McLaws on COVID-19 science – aerosols, ventilation, and 'long COVID'

Former Australian Ambassador to China Geoff Raby joins Amy for an in-depth conversation about his new book, China's Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, which examines China’s place in…

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US Presidential Election results and analysis with Emma Shortis

US politics expert Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT joins Amy for an in-depth and extensive analysis of the US election – what happened, what does it mean for the US, and what does…

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Federal politics; US Presidential Election results and analysis with Emma Shortis; air pollution and bushfire smoke – a silent killer.

US politics expert Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT joins Amy for an in-depth and extensive analysis of the US election – what happened, what does it mean for the US, and what does…

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Richard Denniss on the state of Australia's economy; supporting native pollinators in your garden; Craig Lapsley talks bushfires and the climate emergency

Former Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley speaks with Amy about the findings of the Bushfire Royal Commission report that was just handed down and what we must do to prepare for the…

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Craig Lapsley talks bushfires and the climate emergency

Former Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley speaks with Amy about the findings of the Bushfire Royal Commission report that was just handed down and what we must do to prepare for the…

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A Vision For A Post-Capitalist Society With Yanis Varoufakis

Former Greek finance minister and economist Yanis Varoufakis joined Amy Mullins for a long-form conversation about his vision for a fair, just, and competitive post-capitalist society, as detailed in his new book Another

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Federal politics; A Vision For A Post-Capitalist Society With Yanis Varoufakis; Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis joins Amy for a special conversation about his vision for a post-capitalist society. They discuss Yanis's political influences, his time as Finance Minister seeking to negotiate a…

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Federal politics; UK politics with Chloe Ward; Why we must value and fund universities and the humanities

Guardian Australia inequality and welfare reporter Luke Henriques-Gomes discusses how the reductions in JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments have been affecting Australians, as well as the difficulties faced in this recession, particularly by older…

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Federal politics and the 2020 Budget; Katerina Bryant explores her memoir, 'Hysteria'; Brendan Wintle on how to fight a decade of biodiversity loss

Writer Katerina Bryant delves into mental illness and bias in the medical system in her new book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History. Professor Brendan Wintle, conservation ecologist…

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Katerina Bryant explores her memoir, 'Hysteria'

Writer Katerina Bryant delves into mental illness and bias in the medical system in her new book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History.

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Guillaume Pitron exposes the dark side of clean energy and the rare metals war; US politics with Emma Shortis; Chris Wallace tells us 'How to Win an Election'

French journalist and author Guillaume Pitron talks about his eye-opening new book, The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies. Dr Chris Wallace from the University of…

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Guillaume Pitron exposes the dark side of clean energy and the rare metals war

French journalist and author Guillaume Pitron talks about his eye-opening new book, The Rare Metals War: The Dark Side of Clean Energy and Digital Technologies.

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Federal Politics; Vida Goldstein – suffragist, feminist, social reformer; David Lindenmayer on the forest ecology of the Central Highlands

Amy talks to biographer and journalist Jacqueline Kent about the life of courageous suffragist, politician, and social reformer of the 20th century, Vida Goldstein. Professor David Lindenmayer from the ANU Fenner School of…

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Vida Goldstein – suffragist, feminist, social reformer

Amy talks to biographer and journalist Jacqueline Kent about the life of courageous suffragist, politician, and social reformer of the 20th century, Vida Goldstein.

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Federal politics; US politics and the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with Emma Shortis; New Caledonia votes again on independence

RMIT’s Dr Emma Shortis joins Amy to discuss the life of feminist icon and US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - who died on Friday. They will also discuss the implications of…

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New Caledonia votes again on independence

Nic Maclellan, Pacific affairs correspondent for Inside Story magazine, talks about the upcoming independence referendum in New Caledonia – what would a yes or no vote mean for the island nation? As well…

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Becoming Simone de Beauvoir – philosopher, feminist, original thinker

Philosopher Dr Kate Kirkpatrick discusses her recent biography, Becoming Beauvoir: A Life. Kate examines with great precision, insight, and balance, the life of French writer, feminist, and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir’s…

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Federal politics; Becoming Simone de Beauvoir – philosopher, feminist, original thinker; David Brophy on deteriorating Australia–China relations

Philosopher Dr Kate Kirkpatrick discusses her recent biography, Becoming Beauvoir: A Life. Kate examines with great precision, insight, and balance, the life of French writer, feminist, and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Beauvoir’s…

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Federal politics; Exploring The Mysterious Fungi Kingdom With Merlin Sheldrake; COVID-19 Crisis in Victoria's Aged Care Homes

Biologist and writer Merlin Sheldrake joins Amy from London for an in-depth conversation about his new book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures. They discuss…

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The Mysterious Fungi Kingdom With Merlin Sheldrake

Biologist and writer Merlin Sheldrake joins Amy from London for an in-depth conversation about his new book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures. They discuss…