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All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

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    • 4.5 • 618 Ratings

All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.

    How bystanders (like you) can help stop domestic violence

    How bystanders (like you) can help stop domestic violence

    After enduring years of abuse, Robyn Westgate was jailed for the murder of her husband. Now out of prison, she runs training programs that aim to reduce domestic violence.

    Robyn says the key is empowering people to be better bystanders.

    Today, one woman's story from domestic violence survivor to domestic violence consultant, and the importance of speaking up.

    Please note this episode includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence. It may be distressing for some listeners. Please take care while listening.

    Resources:

    1800 Respect

    Men's Referral Service

    • 29 min
    Dark tourism + selfie sticks = moral outrage

    Dark tourism + selfie sticks = moral outrage

    Since the days of gladiator battles and public hangings, dark tourism — our attraction to places linked to death and despair — has been a part of human behaviour.

    But there's something in the 21st century that's causing debate… Selfies.

    Digital media isn't all bad though. It's also creating opportunities for authentic storytelling.

    Today, we examine what dark tourism is, if it's ethical, and when it is (and isn't) appropriate to snap a selfie.

    If you're keen for another episode of All in the Mind, check out You've got the music in you. 

    • 30 min
    How to win the battle for better sleep

    How to win the battle for better sleep

    Do you wake up each morning refreshed and well-slept? Or are you the kind of person who tosses and turns for ages before falling asleep, ruminating on all of your missteps and stresses from the day?

    If you chose option two, this episode is for you. Two sleep experts share advice on making night-time more restful — beyond the standard 'don't look at your phone before bed.' (Though that's important too).

    This episode was first broadcast in March 2023.

    Looking for something to listen to next? Check out our episode, Busting bias: what works and what doesn't.

    Credits:
    Presenter/Producer: Sana Qadar
    Producer: Rose Kerr
    Sound engineer: Ann-Marie DeBettencor

    • 29 min
    Can music inspire mania?

    Can music inspire mania?

    Long before Bieber fever and Swifties, there was Lisztomania.

    Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer who inspired such intense fandom and frenzy that it was dubbed mania.

    So, was it true mania? What caused fans to respond to him so passionately? 

    And what can Lisztomania reveal about the way we talk about female obsession?

    If you're looking for something to listen to next, check out our episode; Hook me baby one more time: the psychology of pop music.

    • 30 min
    When doom scrolling leads to actual harm

    When doom scrolling leads to actual harm

    For 8 months, images and videos of the carnage in Gaza have been flooding social media. They give a powerful view of what's happening to Palestinians on the ground – but they also have the potential to cause vicarious trauma.

    Today – what is vicarious trauma, and why doomscrolling doesn't help.

    • 29 min
    Gender euphoria and an untold story of joy

    Gender euphoria and an untold story of joy

    Trans non-binary performer Dax has spent most of her life not loving who she sees in the mirror. That is, until earlier this year.

    A few months ago, Dax finally experienced a particular kind of joy — gender euphoria. And it's transformed the way she sees herself.

    So what is gender euphoria? Why is it so powerful for trans and non-binary people? And why are researchers keen to flip the script and talk about trans joy?

    If you're looking for something to listen to next, check out our episode Taking back control of your time. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
618 Ratings

618 Ratings

thotsalot ,

Why the annoying background sounds???

I’d give you five stars except for those background sounds because they are so distracting I miss entirely what is being said over them. Why in earth do you do that??

Rev river ,

One liberal slant too many for my taste

I've been a long time listener and have enjoyed many episodes over the years. However, the episode about "conspiracy theorists" slanted as if they are lunatics running naked with machetes down the street, is where my journey ends. I found distasteful and incorrect. The fact is 99% of the so called conspiracies have been proven TRUE. So having a right wing nut bag guest talking about trying to reform a conspiracy theorist friend was completely trash. The fact that many on the left fail to acknowledge all these so called conspiracies are being proven true would have been a better more intriguing listen. Perhaps an "expert" could assist some of them to wake the f up and open their eyes, walk them thru the trenches of their mental illness and arrive in a bright shining field of conservative clarity. On a greater note, I cannot and will not support this podcast or any other avenue of right wing lunacy with my time or pocketbook. Bad mouthing the other side doesnt do your listenership any favors. Im sure im not the only listener who was lost in that train wreck of an episode. Adios Sana.

Jouno8 ,

Never disappoints!

Great interviews on a wide range of interesting topics.

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