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Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across Victoria, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

The Conversation Hour ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture

Expect engaging discussions with real people and inspiring stories connecting communities across Victoria, on The Conversation Hour with Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long.

    New research shows Australians don't understand how to recycle

    New research shows Australians don't understand how to recycle

    One in four Australians don't understand "proper" recycling, so how can we improve?

    • 1 hr
    Should Australia re-think live animal exports after New Zealand's ban?

    Should Australia re-think live animal exports after New Zealand's ban?

    If our closest neighbours ban live animal exports, will our industry do the same?

    • 1 hr
    Why are some women turning away from the pill?

    Why are some women turning away from the pill?

    Are symptoms like depression, weight gain or blood clots an inevitable downside to taking the pill? Many women are starting to turn their backs on the common contraceptive.

    • 1 hr
    Are rehabilitation programs for prisoners fit for purpose?

    Are rehabilitation programs for prisoners fit for purpose?

    “Imagine a prison system that never sees the same face twice, ever. To achieve that… we have to look after our inmates,” says former prisoner Michael from Melbourne.

    • 1 hr
    Is the gentrification of small towns always a bad thing?

    Is the gentrification of small towns always a bad thing?

    It's not just happening in Byron Bay, towns like Loch, Castlemaine and Kyneton have been gentrified, but can locals see the benefits?

    • 1 hr
    Honey is the sweetest thing, but it is also a healer

    Honey is the sweetest thing, but it is also a healer

    How many jars of honey do you keep in your pantry? Some say three is a normal number, others prefer 18! 

    • 1 hr

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