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A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways – presented by Amy Mullins.


The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

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A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways – presented by Amy Mullins.


The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.
https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

    Federal politics; Cordelia Fine on the real science of sex differences and gender bias in neuroscience; Restoring Victoria's threatened native grasslands and wildflowers

    Federal politics; Cordelia Fine on the real science of sex differences and gender bias in neuroscience; Restoring Victoria's threatened native grasslands and wildflowers

    A special National Science Week show! Psychologist Professor Cordelia Fine from the University of Melbourne talks about the real science behind sex differences, drawing on her 2017 book, Testosterone Rex, and her Aeon Magazine essay 'Sexual Dinosaurs'. Cordelia debunks the gender biases in neuroscience and evolutionary biology that exaggerate the role of testosterone in male and female brains and behaviour. Her book, Testosterone Rex won the prestigious Royal Society Science Book Prize in the UK. John Delpratt, horticultural scientist and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, tells us about the process of restoring the threatened native grasslands and wildflowers of Victoria, and the fate of the Western Grassland Reserve. These precious grasslands have been taken over by urban development, and just 10% of the agreed land has been acquired by the state government by the 2020 deadline. Plus Ben Eltham chats about the latest on federal politics.

    • 2 tim. 5 min
    Cordelia Fine on the real science of sex differences and gender bias in neuroscience

    Cordelia Fine on the real science of sex differences and gender bias in neuroscience

    Psychologist Professor Cordelia Fine from the University of Melbourne talks about the real science behind sex differences, drawing on her 2017 book, Testosterone Rex, and her Aeon Magazine essay 'Sexual Dinosaurs'. Cordelia debunks the gender biases in neuroscience and evolutionary biology that exaggerate the role of testosterone in male and female brains and behaviour. Her book, Testosterone Rex won the prestigious Royal Society Science Book Prize in the UK.

    • 59 min
    UK politics with Chloe Ward; The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World; Saving the Metallic Green Carpenter Bee on Kangaroo Island

    UK politics with Chloe Ward; The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World; Saving the Metallic Green Carpenter Bee on Kangaroo Island

    LA-based journalist Lesley Blume speaks about her new book, Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world. Dr Katja Hogendoorn, an entomologist and native bee expert from the University of Adelaide talks about the dazzling Metallic Green Carpenter Bee, why it's vulnerable to extinction, and how her team is trying to save this species on Kangaroo Island after the devastating summer bushfires. And historian Dr Chloe Ward from RMIT tells us about the latest in UK politics.

    • 2 tim. 9 min
    The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World

    The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World

    LA-based journalist Lesley Blume speaks about her new book, Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world

    • 52 min
    Anthony Ham talks about The Last Lions of Africa

    Anthony Ham talks about The Last Lions of Africa

     Freelance writer Anthony Ham discusses his new book, The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species.

    • 58 min
    Escalating gender inequality in the wake of COVID-19; Anthony Ham talks about The Last Lions of Africa; US politics with Emma Shortis

    Escalating gender inequality in the wake of COVID-19; Anthony Ham talks about The Last Lions of Africa; US politics with Emma Shortis

    Freelance writer Anthony Ham discusses his new book, The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species. Dr Emma Shortis from RMIT talks about the latest in US politics, including concerns around Trump's ongoing undermining of the US postal service and the effect it may have on postal voting in the November Presidential Election. And Alison Pennington, senior economist at the Centre for Future Work on the increasingly deregulated labour market and how women are experiencing rising inequality due to COVID-19.

    • 1 tim. 52 min

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