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The world is full of problems, though most of them don’t make the headlines. Sam Robinson sits down with some prominent personalities to try to improve and perhaps even solve some of the world’s less pressing issues. Nothing too trivial will be left unturned.

What Shall We Do About...‪?‬ Sam Robinson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

The world is full of problems, though most of them don’t make the headlines. Sam Robinson sits down with some prominent personalities to try to improve and perhaps even solve some of the world’s less pressing issues. Nothing too trivial will be left unturned.

    Fear w/ Lisa Millar

    Fear w/ Lisa Millar

    What are you afraid of? What scares you? And how do you overcome that fear?

    We are all stopped in our tracks by something - and it's a real problem.

    On the podcast this week, we're joined by journalist and host of ABC News Breakfast, Lisa Millar. Lisa has faced a number of fears over the years, including a fear of flying following a bad experience on a plane. In this conversation we also talk about the dangers associated with being a foreign correspondent, and much more.

    Lisa Millar's memoir is called Daring to Fly, and you can also find Lisa on Instagram @LisaMillarTV.

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 31 min
    Fun w/ Ben Lee

    Fun w/ Ben Lee

    The world is a bit of a mess at the moment.

    We've been stuck indoors for months, been robbed of human interaction, and who knows when we'll next be able to travel internationally. We miss the freedoms that come with socialising without risk, and in many ways, the world feels less fun, and more negative, than it used to be.

    So, what shall we do about fun? Joining the podcast to discuss this question is musician Ben Lee, who has been spreading positivity through his music for years. Ben has just moved back to Australia, recently appeared on The Masked Singer, and released a new single, Born For This Bulls***. Ben shares about his career, dealing with trolls, and how we can push through the hard stuff to find fun.

    Ben's new album I'm Fun releases in June 2022, and you can find Ben on Twitter @BenLeeMusic and Instagram @BenLeeMusic.

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 28 min
    Climate Change w/ Anika Molesworth

    Climate Change w/ Anika Molesworth

    This podcast has always aimed to fix the world's less pressing problems, but 72 episodes in, it's time for a shake up.

    I've always wanted to look at the issue of climate change, because here in Australia, not enough is being done about it. Someone who has been quite vocal about the issue, with a lived experience of its effects, is Dr. Anika Molesworth.

    Anika moved to a sheep station outside of Broken Hill when she was 12, just as the Millennium Drought hit. She witnessed firsthand the way in which her surroundings changed, becoming dry, and with challenges of heat waves and dust storms.

    Anika's new book Our Sunburnt Country is a hope-filled story of her life, and shares that we can indeed make a difference despite the enormity of the challenge. We discuss plenty in this challenging, yet hopeful chat.

    Anika's new book is Our Sunburnt Country, and you can find Anika on Twitter @AnikaMolesworth.

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 28 min
    Smoking w/ John Safran

    Smoking w/ John Safran

    The danger of smoking has become far more evident around the world in recent years - though did you realise smoking wasn't banned in any workplace or indoor venue in Australia until the early 1990s? In more recent years, the European Parliament has banned traditional menthol cigarettes, but alternatives such as e-cigarettes and vaping have grown in popularity.

    But here's a statistic for you: of the 57 million people who die around the world each year, 8 million are due to Big Tobacco. That's 14 per cent. Clearly, it's still a problem.

    Joining this episode is writer and filmmaker John Safran. His latest book, Puff Piece, investigates how makers of Marlboro - Philip Morris - have redefined themselves as the future of cigarettes is up in the air. And as John explains, not is all as it seems.

    John Safran's new book Puff Piece is available now. John can also be found on Twitter @JohnSafran.

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 34 min
    Disability w/ Skye-Blue Henderson

    Disability w/ Skye-Blue Henderson

    For the season finale of this podcast, the incredible Skye-Blue Henderson joins us to discuss disability. Skye-Blue competed on this year's edition of The Amazing Race Australia - making it through 20 legs of the race with her brother Jake, and proved to Australia that she can do anything - despite being born with no left hand.

    In this conversation, Skye-Blue shares about being underestimated, and how she doesn't believe in the word 'disability'. No doubt you'll find this conversation inspiring, and hopefully you'll leave challenged to make a change in the way you perceive others.

    Skye-Blue Henderson is on Instagram @skyeblueh.

    Read more about Skye-Blue: Reality TV shows Big Brother, The Voice and The Amazing Race helping to 'crush' stigma around disability (ABC News).

    And that brings us to the end of another season of What Shall We Do About...?. If you missed any episodes, there's 70 of them to go back and enjoy. Hopefully we'll be back with new conversations at some time in the near future. In the meantime, shoot me an email and share any feedback you may have!

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 29 min
    Generational Gap w/ Ashley Fell

    Generational Gap w/ Ashley Fell

    When we draw lines at different generations, it's easy to make comparisons of experience.

    We might look at Baby Boomers and wish we could have grown up in a time where houses were more affordable. We might look at younger generations and think that they have it so much easier, growing up in a world where they'll never have to look up basic information in a paper encyclopedia.

    Ashley Fell is a social researcher, and Director of Advisory at McCrindle Research. Together with Mark McCrindle, she has written a brand new book: Generation Alpha: Understanding Our Children and Helping Them Thrive. Ashley joins this episode to talk about Generation Alpha and how they fit together with other generations, whether it's helpful to create generalisations about generations, and how we can better understand those who may have grown up at different times to us.

    Ashley Fell is on Twitter @AshFelll, and her new book is Generation Alpha, which is out now.

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    What Shall We Do About...? is hosted and produced by Sam Robinson, who is on Twitter @samsquareeyes.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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The best

Sam is the best co-host in the universe and the 3rd best Robinson I know. He also hosts easily a Top 5 podcast... you should listen.

MDMCG99 ,

Smart, funny pod

Jessica Rowe - hilarious interview

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Always interesting!

Great show. Interesting topics and guests, relaxed, light hearted good time.

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