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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

Big Ideas ABC Podcasts

    • Culture et société

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

    Tensions between the US and Iran – an Iranian perspective

    Tensions between the US and Iran – an Iranian perspective

    Tensions between Iran and the US have yet again focused the world’s attention on this region.

    The vision of enormous crowds that turned out for Soleimani’s funeral procession, contrasted with the small but vocal crowds in response to Tehran’s shooting down of Flight 752. But visions can be deceptive.

    A panel of Iranian academics shows how difficult it can be to understand how Iranian society sees the actions of the Iranian and US governments and Iran’s place in the region and the world.

    • 54 min
    Ronan Farrow’s insights into the abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein

    Ronan Farrow’s insights into the abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein

    Ronan Farrow offers a harrowing account of his plunge into the scores of abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

    It’s not a story about sex, but about the abuse of power. He shows up a system created by rich and connected men that’s permitted that type of behaviour.

    A network of gatekeepers from media, politics and business made sure that the victims stayed quiet.

    • 54 min
    Meat-eating pets and climate change

    Meat-eating pets and climate change

    Climate change is forcing us to measure the carbon footprint of everything we do. Meat production produces alot of greenhouse gas and you can choose to switch to a plant based diet. But can you justify keeping carnivorous cats and dogs ?

    • 8 min
    Why are we so divided on climate change?

    Why are we so divided on climate change?

    In opinion polls Australians list climate change as one of their top concerns yet there's still no consensus on how to respond. Social researcher Rebecca Huntley says climate change divides the community because it's become a debate about ideology and values rather than science.

    • 45 min
    Community response to climate change and the carbon footprint of pets

    Community response to climate change and the carbon footprint of pets

    Why is the community so divided over action on climate change?

    And what are the environmental cost of meat-eating pets?

    • 54 min
    CBC Massey lecture 5 - Shifting power

    CBC Massey lecture 5 - Shifting power

    The long fight for women’s rights and equality is almost won. “It's starting to look like people who are not on side are simply out of step", says human rights activist Sally Armstrong.

    Women all over the world are demanding a better, more equitable place with men. But men and women need to work together to achieve the final victory.

    In the final CBC Massey lecture, Sally Armstrong looks to the future — one where women's skills are depended upon and their abilities are recognized. 

    • 20 s

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