10 episodes

The Handmaid’s Tale. Brave New World. Mad Max. Fictional dystopias have never seemed so close to becoming reality. Is it too late to change our course?

What Happens Next?, a new podcast from Monash University, explores the biggest challenges facing the world today. Academic and commentator Dr Susan Carland looks into vital issues including modern slavery, the global waste crisis and the rise of right-wing extremism. Learn from experts, listen to the people making a difference and discover how you can help drive change.

What Happens Next? Hosted by Dr Susan Carland Monash University

    • Society & Culture

The Handmaid’s Tale. Brave New World. Mad Max. Fictional dystopias have never seemed so close to becoming reality. Is it too late to change our course?

What Happens Next?, a new podcast from Monash University, explores the biggest challenges facing the world today. Academic and commentator Dr Susan Carland looks into vital issues including modern slavery, the global waste crisis and the rise of right-wing extremism. Learn from experts, listen to the people making a difference and discover how you can help drive change.

    Episode 09: Right Here, Right Now

    Episode 09: Right Here, Right Now

    What should we do when confronted by right wing extremism in our daily lives? Our behaviour change expert shares the best strategies.

     

    • 24 min
    Episode 08: What's Rightfully Ours

    Episode 08: What's Rightfully Ours

    Fear is often a key driver of right-wing extremists. In this episode we explore why reaching out to those on the fringes of extremism could help them change direction.

    • 25 min
    Episode 07: Far Right, All Wrong

    Episode 07: Far Right, All Wrong

    The internet’s a great place to meet like-minded people… even for far-right extremists. Today’s political climate has emboldened this growing group in Australia and beyond. How will society look if this growing threat goes unchecked?

    • 20 min
    Episode 06: How Many Slaves Work For You?

    Episode 06: How Many Slaves Work For You?

    Everyone has a ‘slavery footprint’. Today’s experts demonstrate just how big our own footprint may be. The good news? Conscious efforts by businesses and individuals can shrink it considerably.  Monash Criminologist Laura Vidal has been helping communities and organisations take practical action to reduce their slavery footprint for more than a decade. Monash alumna Kimberley Cole has been a leading activist on the need for businesses to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains. In this episode she offers practical advice for industry on steps they can take.

    • 22 min
    Episode 05: When Slavery's Not A Crime

    Episode 05: When Slavery's Not A Crime

    International legislation is still catching up with the realities of modern slavery. In today’s episode, we’ll meet the law students who want to change it.

    • 20 min
    Episode 04: Swipe Right For Slavery

    Episode 04: Swipe Right For Slavery

    Slavery’s not a relic. Approximately 40 million people worldwide are currently enslaved in some way – some are even sold on social media. And if you believe your hands are clean, you’re wrong.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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Good listening

Loving this podcast. The clarity and through-lines that the discussions provide on normally ill-defined topics, is very compelling, and hopeful.

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