In tonight's episode, Pria asks whether we really do live in a democracy anymore, and what democracy in Australia is today. He speaks to Robert Manne about the erosion of democracy in this country and the stifling of information which results from the media duopoly.
This episode explores the red light district of Bangkok, and the women who work in its clubs and bars. For many of these women, the job is also an opportunity for them to find a foreign husband - something which could transform their lives.
First year students have more than just their university studies to manage as they'll do whatever it takes to get the edge over their competition. For Toby, attempting a triple degree while maintaining his political party commitments are part of his life plan. Japanese masters student Tsuyoshi is initially over the moon to be in Australia, but soon finds the whole experience overwhelming. And full-fee paying international student, Alejandra, feels one step behind her local classmates as she contemplates failure, disgrace or the loss of her family's dream for a better life for her through education.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Phillip Adams.
Lawrence is tormented by memories of his childhood bully. His quest this week is to deal with the bully and finally put the trauma behind him. It's time Lawrence learnt to be a real man.
A group of Japanese children and their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, help solve the mystery of a young Jewish girl whose name was painted on a battered old suitcase they received from Auschwitz.
John has forever wanted to go out with non-Jewish girls, but he always suspected that his mother wasn't into it. As John's mum, Gitla, died unexpectedly several years ago, it's impossible to know what she truly thought. Or is it?
Choirmaster Jonathon Welch continues his unique brand of music making with a group of women prisoners in Tarrengower Prison in regional Victoria. Each week he takes the women through musical exercises, drills, singing and even some dance moves with his ever-changing group. Consistency is hard because the prisoners come and go.
This is the first and only film made by a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor about his experiences, escape and return to his homeland. At the age of seventeen, J.B. Rutagarama was marked for murder by machete-wielding Hutu militias. Remarkably he survived, though dozens of his relatives were slaughtered.
Shines a light on the most sought-after emotion, exploring the evolutionary role of happiness and examining what in the brain makes some people happy and others sad.
Helen Bamber has devoted six decades to helping heal people - people broken by genocide, slavery, ethnic violence and torture. This therapist and human rights campaigner runs the Helen Bamber Foundation for Survivors of Torture in London, and despite all she has witnessed, still has a sparkle in her eye and a spring in her step.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson speaks with James Morrison, one of Australia's foremost jazz musicians. The 'rather good' living he's made from jazz allows Morrison to indulge his other passions... like choosing his 100th car.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Marina Prior.
In part two Pria reflects on how sex-saturated our modern culture is, with hard core pornography available on-line 24/7 and 70% of the net having pornographic content. He interviews NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney about how gruesome the cases of rape and sexual assault in NSW have become, while Clive Hamilton laments the obvious link between porn and the commission of sex crimes.
This week, Lawrence's quest is to be a rock star. When he was a child he was kicked out of his school band. He was a musical maverick, but now is his chance to make it happen. In setting about creating an image, Lawrence first learns some rock moves from You Am I rock god Tim Rogers, like the windmill, and making love to the audience.
The massive protests of the 1970s are gone, but university life is still a roller-coaster ride and students are more concerned about what they are going to do when they leave. Set against the backdrop of changing university life and student aspirations, this episode revolves around funding, which has become a major issue for both universities and students. Just how does it affect today's staff and students?
Studio interview program getting behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Peter Singer.
Peter Singer talks about his first encounter with the vegetarian diet and the ethics behinnd
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