Making Data Beautiful with co-creator of We Feel Fine, Jonathan Harris, at Vivid Festival. Then, writing and illustrating for kids in a session called Creation Stories and Fairytales from the Eye of the Storm Festival in Alice Springs.
Sydney Swans former coach Paul Roos in conversation with John Bertrand on leadership, values, lessons learned as a kid on the sports field, the business that's footy, and The Bloods! Watch - you'll learn about The Bloods! Roos is a funny, self-deprecating bloke with smart insights.
Peter Corris, Barry Oakley and Ross Fitzgerald telling anecdotes, yarns, a poem and generally wallowing in the sentimental love of footy - AFL, at The Sydney Institute. Then, Professor Craig Callender muses on time, weaving his way through physics, philosophy and psychology.
Is The US Alliance Our Best Defence? That's the premise for this IQ2 Debate, but the real issue is how should we relate to China? It's a sophisticated debate with particularly powerful arguments against the proposition by Professor Zhu Feng & Major General Jim Molan (ret).
Tony Kushner's Angels in America is an extraordinary piece of theatre, and Belvoir Street Theatre recently saw to revive it more than 20 years after it premiered. This panel discussion with Dennis Altman, Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, Eamon Flack and Adena Jacobs, explores the play's themes.
Who cares about the constitution? Just how relevant is our constitution in terms of how we're governed? Radio National's Paul Barclay puts these questions to Professor George Williams, Samah Hadid, Tanya Hosch, and Jeffrey Bleich.
The Cinderella complex and why fairytales still resonate with us today. Rossini's opera, Cinderella, is the starting point for this discussion and you also get to hear some great music from Opera Queensland's production of that same opera!
IQ2 Debate: Our Children Are Over Diagnosed. Has every form of behavioural eccentricity become medicalised? Supporting the proposition is Jane Caro, Martin Whitely and John Jureidini. Against the proposition is Nicole Rogerson, Katie Allen and Jane Burns.
Douglas Mawson crossed the Antarctic 100 years ago. Professor Chris Turney details how he'll make the same journey in November this year. Plus a cheaper, rougher, and ruder version of Q&A from the Emerging Writers' Festival in Melbourne. Ben Law chairs this more scatological version.
The annual Alan Saunders Memorial Lecture. This inaugural lecture honours the memory and eccentric intellect of Radio National's Alan Saunders. 'The Philosopher's Zone' was originally Alan's and he did the brilliant job of making philosophy accessible and interesting to the layperson - way beyond the ABC audience. Professor Simon Blackburn delivers this first lecture: 'Is science all we need to understand human nature?'.
Big Ideas for Australia panel 2 - Growing Pains. Australia's population has passed the 23 million mark and this panel, chaired by Waleed, works through how we might reconcile competing economic demands, as well as those of sustainability, migration, infrastructure, social cohesion and quality of life.
A rational, smart, and informed discussion from the Noosa Long Weekend Festival on the issue that keeps sinking between entrenched and polarised positions and a whole mass of ugliness - Women and Power. No, you haven't heard all you ever need to hear on the topic!
Three international speakers tell their stories at Sydney Writers' Festival: Smash hit Norwegian author, Karl Ove Knausgaard; retreat and regret with Indian writer Anita Desai; and 80s film icon, now jazz singer and writer, Molly Ringwald.
In Cold Blood - a chilling title for this session at Sydney Writers' Festival. Mark Tedeschi, Anna Krien and Matt Condon explore the broad territory of crime and non-fiction through each of their works. PM Newton moderates the discussion.
Tony Kevin, Robin de Crespigny, Neil James and Paris Aristotle discuss: Refugees - A Dilemma For Governments Here and Abroad. Radio National Big Ideas host Paul Barclay moderates this politically charged debate.
IQ2 Debate on the premise that the Wealthy Should Pay More Tax. For: Richard Denniss, Christine Milne and Geoff Cousins. Against: Greg Evans, John Hewson and Judith Sloan. An unsurprising result but it's a feisty debate. There's a lot of sounding off, squaring off and a fair bit of posturing; but it's not short of some nuggets of evidence, sound rationale and good anecdotes.
Three talks from the 5x15 session at Sydney Writers' Festival: Taxi rides with Scottish comedian Jackie Kay; Amelia Lester reveals what it's like to fact check with George Clooney for The New Yorker; and why a white boy does hip hop, with musician and label manager Urthboy.
Emile Sherman has produced a film based on Robyn Davidson's infamous 1977 journey from Alice to the WA coast and subsequent book Tracks. It was an epic journey - a pilgrimage through the desert that gripped the public imagination here and internationally. Sherman and Davidson are in conversation with Michaela Kalowski at Sydney Writers' Festival about the many reimaginations of this mythic adventure.
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