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Big Ideas

ABC Radio

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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09/28/22 • 0 min

How is history made, and who gets left out? History tells us where we came from, what happened along the way, and who we have become – our national identity. But history is the product of the cultural values and beliefs of the time in which it was written.Who gets to shape these shifting narratives? And why has history so often excluded and silenced First Nations Australians?

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08/12/21 • 54 min

Deaths in custody are a recurring tragedy for many countries, including Australia, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Victims are disproportionately black. They often die after being restrained during a mental health crisis, or while intoxicated. In the UK, barrister Leslie Thomas blames institutional racism for such deaths, and the lack of convictions that follow. We’ll also hear from other experts on how to stop this devastation.

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09/15/22 • 0 min

Green activists in our region are putting pressure on governments to act. In Bali there's a community campaign to reduce and recycle plastics and in China, non-government organizations are working to increase environmental action despite tight government control of their activities .

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Between the 1950s and 1980s an estimated 200,000 children were adopted by families in America, Europe and Australia. Adoptees are now seeking to connect with their place of birth and to understand the reasons why so many were sent abroad.

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09/06/22 • 0 min

Do cosmic catastrophes pose the greatest threat to the ongoing survival of biological life on earth? Or is the danger far closer and more imminent than we might like to imagine?

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08/25/20 • 54 min

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  • FAQ

    How many episodes does Big Ideas have?

    Big Ideas currently has 734 episodes available.

    What topics does Big Ideas cover?

    The podcast is about News, Society & Culture, Podcasts and Politics.

    What is the most popular episode on Big Ideas?

    The episode title 'The making of Australian history' is the most popular.

    What is the average episode length on Big Ideas?

    The average episode length on Big Ideas is 52 minutes.

    How often are episodes of Big Ideas released?

    Episodes of Big Ideas are typically released every day.

    When was the first episode of Big Ideas?

    The first episode of Big Ideas was released on Nov 18, 2019.

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