With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
Victorian tourism in the United Kingdom
A wonderful new book called "Tourists - How the British went abroad" covers more than a century and a half of travel adventures from 1820 through to the 1970s.
What if America has gone too far into decline to come back? That was posed at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas last weekend. We bring you an edited version of the discussion.
Federal review of teacher training
A new panel will be looking at how to improve teacher education, boost graduation rates and ensure teachers are better prepared before they enter the classroom.
Protests continue across Iran
Women are burning their headscarves in deadly protests across Iran, after the death of a 22 year old Kurdish woman who was detained by the infamous morality police for allegedly breaking hijab rules.
Why do birds do that?
Australian birds display some unique behaviours and adaptations to urban environments. Dr Grainne Cleary explore some of our most frequently asked questions about birds in her new book, Why Do Birds Do That?
Erdogan's authoritarian rise
Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Turkey has undergone a radical transformation from Muslim democracy to one-man rule. How did he do it?
Wide range of subjects covered intelligently
Love this podcast. Such a fascinating range of topics and interviewees. Covers nicely Australian news and history in an international context. Love that ABC RN enables shows like this to exist. Geraldine Doogue brings an insightful and generous touch to all her interviews.