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An archive of podcasts from the WOMADelaide Planet Talks Stage.

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An archive of podcasts from the WOMADelaide Planet Talks Stage.

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Outrage and Optimism

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Outrage and Optimism

    SPEAKERS: Christiana Figueres


    HOST: Sabra Lane



    Former UN Secretary for Climate, Christiana Figures, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her UN political strategist, are the architects and driving force behind the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement when 194 countries, including the EU and China, signed up to collectively tackle the climate emergency.


    Their mission however didn’t stop in Paris. It continues to empower the world to make a difference for the sake of future generations via international campaigns, engagements and initiatives such as Global Optimism, Mission 2020, Profiles of Paris, Future Stewards, the podcast – Outrage and Optimism, and a new book titled The Future We Choose to be released in March featuring ten things we can do today to make a difference.


    Join Christiana in conversation with Sabra Lane as she discusses how the final hour, can still be our finest hour.

    • 59 min
    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - International Women’s Day Address

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - International Women’s Day Address

    SPEAKER: Jan Fran


    HOST: Tory Shepherd



    Walkley Award-winning journalist and TV presenter Jan Fran is an ambassador for Plan International Australia, anorganization that works alongside children, young people, supporters and partners to tackle root causes of the injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children.


    She’s best known for her work as host of SBS TV’s The Feed and Medicine or Myth, Network Ten’s The Projectand podcasts Sexism and the City and The Few Who Do and ‘The Frant’.


    The Advertiser State Editor and senior columnist Tory Shepherd is the author of On Freedom, a Churchill fellow, a Walkley judge – and once wrote a thesis on UFO cults.



    Proudly presented in partnership with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

    • 59 min
    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - The Party Room Podcast LIVE

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - The Party Room Podcast LIVE

    HOSTS: Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas


    GUESTS: Rebekha Sharkie and Sarah Hanson-Young



    Australia’s best politics podcast – The Party Room – has been described as biting and brilliant and Planet Talks 2019 showed it’s even better live. If you missed it, don’t worry because Fran and PK are bringing their super sharp political minds and even sharper wit back in 2020 for a special International Women’s day edition of TPR LIVE.


    Join them as they dissect and interpret all the news and issues of the week in federal politics with some very special guests, live at WOMADelaide.



    Proudly presented in partnership with the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - We Can Still Fix This

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - We Can Still Fix This

    SPEAKERS: Damon Gameau, Will Steffen, Michelle Lim and Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor


    HOST: Bernie Hobbs



    The planet is suffering because humans have failed to listen and act. We have failed to act responsibly as individuals and governments have failed to listen to the scientific consensus and act fast.


    Despite being faced with unprecedented biodiversity loss, mass species extinctions and the dire consequences of a world not meeting the 2015 Paris climate change pledges, our panel however is still optimistic.


    Find out why in a discussion about protecting, restoring, funding and the revolutionary and transformative changes they’re supporting to fix the mess we have collectively created.

    • 56 min
    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - I’m so tired of waking up tired

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - I’m so tired of waking up tired

    Are we in the midst of a sleep loss epidemic?



    SPEAKERS: Greg Roach, Jill Dorrian and Danny Eckert


    HOST: Deb Tribe


    A good diet and exercise have dominated our media and social feeds as the answer to a long and healthy life. But is a silent sleep loss epidemic the greatest health challenge of the new 24/7 society we live in? Some have suggested, ‘the shorter your sleep, the shorter your life’ - but is it as simple as that?


    How much sleep do you need to be healthy?


    Join three internationally respected sleep researchers as they talk about the secrets of sleep and what we can do as individuals and a society to improve our waking life through better sleep.

    • 59 min
    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Big Tech, data ethics and bias in the age of algorithms

    2020 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Big Tech, data ethics and bias in the age of algorithms

    SPEAKERS: Robert Elliott Smith, Julia Powles, and Peter Lewis


    HOST: Marc Fennell


    Our personal data has become the most valuable commodity the world has ever seen, yet most of us happily give it away for free to the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (Big Tech).


    These companies have in turn used this data to accumulate extraordinary wealth, power and influence through mostly unseen and largely unaccountable algorithms and AI that interpret, manipulate and control every aspect of our contemporary digital life.


    So can we trust Big Tech to always ‘not be evil’?


    Join our excellent panel of tech thinkers for a discussion about the future use and misuse of our data.

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