35 episodes

Join Aaron Ironside as he tackles the issues of the day and brings you, the viewer, to a deeper understanding of both sides of significant social debates. Active Intelligence is a place where you can find balance not bias. No one will tell you what to think or dismiss you if you have concerns about social trends. This show has been created to engage people from all points of view to make up their own mind.

Active Intelligence NZ Aaron Ironside

    • Society & Culture

Join Aaron Ironside as he tackles the issues of the day and brings you, the viewer, to a deeper understanding of both sides of significant social debates. Active Intelligence is a place where you can find balance not bias. No one will tell you what to think or dismiss you if you have concerns about social trends. This show has been created to engage people from all points of view to make up their own mind.

    Ep36 – Christchurch Children in Crisis

    Ep36 – Christchurch Children in Crisis

    In the past decade, Christchurch families have dealt with earthquakes, terror attacks, and a global pandemic. Waimairi School Principal Mike Anderson says the children have been traumatized and that teachers have had to make well-being the greatest priority.

    • 29 min
    Ep35 - Is this the end of Roe v Wade?

    Ep35 - Is this the end of Roe v Wade?

    The US Supreme Court is currently reviewing the landmark decision on Abortion Rights - Roe v Wade. Pro-choice advocates claim it is the politicizing of the Supreme Court who now has more REpublican than Democrat Justices. Pro-Life lobbyists say the decision is long overdue for review. Andrew Moore is a Kiwi working for the Pro-Life movement in the USA who believes playing the long game might be about to pay off.

    • 29 min
    Ep34 - Does Faith belong in Politics?

    Ep34 - Does Faith belong in Politics?

    The National Party has appointed Christopher Luxon as their new leader. Whilst most know him as the former boss of Air New Zealand, others wonder what influence his Christian faith will have on him as Leader of the Opposition. Aaron spoke with former National Party MP Alfred Ngaro, a former pastor who was very open about how important faith is in public life.

    • 32 min
    Ep33 – Is happiness overrated?

    Ep33 – Is happiness overrated?

    Journalist and Writer Sarah Catherall recently published an editorial called “Toxic positivity: The business of happiness”, where she examines the rise of a new well-being industry focused on our happiness. Is it possible to be happy all the time? Would that even be good for us? Aaron and Sarah discuss if this new fixation on happiness might be making us sad.

    • 29 min
    Ep32 - Should you lose your career over Social Media posts?

    Ep32 - Should you lose your career over Social Media posts?

    Dr Jereth Kok was suspended due to 30 comments on social media cited by the Medical Board of Australia. The allegation is that his online media commentary amounted to professional misconduct. Although the legal battles continue Dr Koks is concerned about the implications for private people speaking about their view in public.

    • 27 min
    Ep31 - Are Covid Vaccinations dividing the Team of 5 Million?

    Ep31 - Are Covid Vaccinations dividing the Team of 5 Million?

    Despite 90% of New Zealanders having received at least one Covid-19 Vaccination, the Vaccine and Lockdowns continue to divide the “Team of 5 mIllion”. Some churches appear to be key players in the protests whilst others fear the implications of restriction for the unvaccinated. Pastor Sam Tolley from Auckland’s Church Unlimited says he never thought we could be so divided.

    • 30 min

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