Playlist · by bletwoodward2
107 episodes, 70 hours 32 mins
Episode 140: Christmas Feasting, or, Meat, Sugar, Alcohol
“There is a moment that comes to so many of us in the late afternoon on Christmas Day,” writes my guest Madeline Shanahan, “when we look at the postmeal dining table festooned with scrunched paper crowns, splattered with cranberry sauce and gravy, and graced with a half-eaten hacked-up plum pudding, and we are torn […]
A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail
It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.
#179 — The Unquiet Mind
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Judson Brewer about addiction, craving, and mindfulness. They discuss the nature of reward-based learning, the role of subjective bias in addiction, the neuroscience of craving, the neural correlates of the sense of self, real-time neuroimaging, effort and effortlessness in meditation, smoking cessation through mindfulness, the difference between dopamine-driven reward and happiness, how to make meditation a habit, working with anxiety, and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe.
Free speech crisis on campus?
With freedom of speech at Australian universities currently under governmental review, we explore the notion of free speech on campus. Should what gets said at universities - and who gets to say it - be regulated? And is the supposed "free speech crisis" just a front for the culture wars?
The Secret Santa
A little Christmas story to warm your soul on a cold winter's day. Sorry if you were expecting something darker. -- -- -- -- -- ---- CREDITS This episode was written and produced by Michael Park for Be Quiet Media. The voice Edward Pearson is Chris Moriarty. The score was written by Santa's Chief Elf, Mitch Bain. Listen to Mitch's podcast Strong Language & Violent Scenes if you're into horror movies that you maybe shouldn't like.
A snapshot of religion in Australia
Fifty-four thousand people have taken part in ABC's national survey, Australia Talks, sharing their views on everything from politics to money to sex – all the things we were once taught to avoid in polite discussion. Today, we’ll look at that other unmentionable dinner table topic – religion – and how you responded to the survey.
Are white women shutting down discussions about race and racism?
Lebanese-Syrian writer, raised in Australia, Ruby Hamad, says privileged white women are using "white tears" to marginalise women of colour and shut down discussions about race and racism
Does evil exist?
Is there such a thing as evil? Why do we so readily resort to labelling certain crimes and behaviours as evil? Paul Barclay asks criminal psychologist, Dr Julia Shaw.
The writing of war history
Writing the history of wars is a complex process. A panel of historians explores the role of memory, private documents and official archives in shaping the narratives of the past. It’s not only important for the public understanding of what’s happened – it also informs strategies for future wars.
Bligh and extraordinary sea journeys
William Bligh faced mutiny as captain of The Bounty and later, as NSW Governor, with the Rum Rebellion. But even his critics concede Bligh was a master mariner. How do modern sailors stack up against Captain Bligh?
The Treaty of Limerick
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1691 peace treaty that ended the Williamite War in Ireland, between supporters of the deposed King James II and the forces of William III and his allies. It followed the battles at Aughrim and the Boyne and sieges at Limerick, and led to the disbanding of the Jacobite army in Ireland, with troops free to follow James to France for his Irish Brigade. The Catholic landed gentry were guaranteed rights on condition of swearing loyalty to William and Mary yet, while some Protestants thought the terms too lenient, it was said the victors broke those terms before the ink was dry. The image above is from British Battles on Land and Sea, Vol. I, by James Grant, 1880, and is meant to show Irish troops leaving Limerick as part of The Flight of the Wild Geese - a term used for soldiers joining continental European armies from C16th-C18th. With Jane Ohlmeyer Chair of the Irish Research Council and Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College...
Crime and Punishment
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the novel written by Dostoevsky and published in 1866, in which Raskolnikov, a struggling student, justifies his murder of two women, as his future is more valuable than their lives. He thinks himself superior, above the moral laws that apply to others. The police have little evidence against him but trust him to confess, once he cannot bear the mental torture of his crime - a fate he cannot avoid, any more than he can escape from life in St Petersburg and his personal failures. The image above is from a portrait of Dostoevsky by Vasili Perov, 1872. With Sarah Hudspith Associate Professor in Russian at the University of Leeds Oliver Ready Lecturer in Russian at the University of Oxford, Research Fellow at St Antony’s College and a translator of this novel And Sarah Young Associate Professor in Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London Producer: Simon Tillotson
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what happens when parents from different species have offspring, despite their genetic differences. In some cases, such as the zebra/donkey hybrid in the image above, the offspring are usually infertile but in others the genetic change can lead to new species with evolutionary advantages. Hybrids can occur naturally, yet most arise from human manipulation and Darwin's study of plant and animal domestication informed his ideas on natural selection. With Sandra Knapp Tropical Botanist at the Natural History Museum Nicola Nadeau Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Sheffield And Steve Jones Senior Research Fellow in Genetics at University College London Producer: Simon Tillotson
Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 1: The white way to think
The West has a history of colonisation and empire-building. How has this shaped the discipline of philosophy? This week – first in a five-part series – we look at racism and the unfortunate legacy of Immanuel Kant, who believed the non-white races were incapable of philosophical reflection.
Anzac & Aviator with Michael Molkentin
Mat speaks to Dr Michael Molkentin about his new book, 'Anzac & Aviator', which tells the incredible story of Ross Smith, a WWI fighter ace who flew the first air journey from England to Australia in 1919. For more, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com
Panel - Modern Veterans
Alex Lloyd hosts a panel on what it means to be a veteran today, with Cassie Collins, Dee Cherry and Aaron Davis. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on the topic of public perceptions and misconceptions around military service, the role of the media, and what it means to be a veteran in the modern era. To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, and @LOTLpod on Twitter.
#74: The Untold Tale Of How One Ruthless Company Subjugated A Subcontinent - William Dalrymple
William Dalrymple is an acclaimed historian and travel writer. He lives nine months of the year on a...
The Duke of Hazard
Charles, yet again, calls a parliament in search of taxation, but the Commons are willing to negotiate. In return for an acknowledgement that Charles had acted illegally, they will grant him subsidies. The ever-present thorn that is the Duke of Buckingham hasn't gone away, and the king still protects him from political attack. But impeachment isn't the only way to remove an evil counsellor... Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax In this episode I made particular use of the following publications: The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire. David Smith, The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689 Kishlasnky, M, A Monarchy Transformed: 1603-1714 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Siege of Saint-Martin
With Buckingham protected from impeachment, but at the cost of taxation, Charles finds another way to raise the money needed to prosecute a war. Buckingham, eager to prove himself, leads a new expedition in person; to try and save the Huguenots that his ships had attacked. The Siege of Saint-Martin was the lynchpin, not only of Buckingham's recovered reputation, but of Charles' money troubles, Stuart foreign policy, and the course of the Thirty Years War. No prizes for guessing how it will go. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax In this episode I made particular use of the following publications: The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire. David Smith, The Stuart Parliaments, 1603-1689 Kishlasnky, M, A Monarchy Transformed: 1603-1714 The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Interview with William Alan White ARDEX Americas
Everything you wanted to know about membranes.. From sound to fracture. Call in with your questions
In conversation with William Dalrymple
William Dalrymple is in conversation with Meera Ashar on William's new book, The Anarchy. The Relentless Rise of the East India Company. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, The Anarchy, William Dalrymple tells the timely and cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company, the first global corporate power. In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army - what we would now call an act of involuntary privatisation. The East India Company became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ... A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times "[A] rampaging, brilliant, passionate history ... Dalrymple gives us every sword-slash, every scam, every groan and battle cry. He has no rival as a narrative historian of the British in India ... A gripping tale of bloodshed and deceit, of unimaginable opulence and intolerable starvation ... shot through with an unappeasable moral passion" - Wall Street Journal
Concerning Some Demons of the Lanercost Chronicle (and a Revenant)
This Halloween, we celebrate our fifth anniversary with five terrifying tales of demonic activity from the Lanercost Chronicle. Today's Text: The Chronicle of Lanercost: 1272–1346. Translated by Herbert Maxwell, James Maclehose and Sons, 1913.
Why changing your behaviour for the better is so difficult?
Climate change, the obesity crisis, plastic pollution in our oceans. Many crucial problems of our time require a change in behaviour – as individuals and as a society. But why is it so difficult to do that? Big Ideas looks at the challenges of behaviour change and how to do it.
David Farber, "Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed" (Cambridge UP, 2019)
A shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber, Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed (Cambridge University Press, 2019) tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling 'rock' cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe, and the often-merciless authorities who incarcerated legions of African Americans caught in the crack cocaine underworld. Based on interviews, archival research, judicial records, underground videos, and prison memoirs, Crack explains why, in a de-industrializing America in which market forces ruled and entrepreneurial risk-taking was celebrated, the crack industry was a lucrative enterprise for the 'Horatio Alger boys' of their place and time. These young, predominately African American entrepreneurs were profit-sharing partners in a deviant, criminal form of economic globalization. Hip Hop artists often celebrated their exploits but overwhelmingly, Americans - across racial lines -did not. Crack takes a hard look at the dark side of late twentieth-century capitalism. David Farber is Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas. Matthew Johnson teaches history at Texas Tech University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Master Sun's big gamble
Pong Su skipper Song Man Sun embarks on his final journey before retirement, while Australian police get a big break as they covertly track suspected Asian crime syndicate foot soldiers around Melbourne’s casino and the nearby Great Ocean Road coast.
Sir Douglas Haig with Peter Hart
Historian Peter Hart from the Imperial War Museum joins Mat to discuss the reputation of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief of the British Army during the First World War. Was he a butcher who squandered the life of his men, or was he a skillful commander who oversaw a great victory? For more information, visit www.battlefields.com.au
The Rise and Fall of the House of York During the Wars of the Roses with Thomas Penn
Thomas Penn, author of the Winter King, has released a new comprehensive history of the Wars of the Roses, making the striking claim that we shouldn't view the Wars of the Roses as a conflict between two rival houses, but instead as a civil war inside the House of York. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The story of the Jews
Historian Simon Schama explores the story of the Jewish people from ancient times to the present day. Without the imprint that Jewish culture has made, he says, our world would be almost unrecognisable, and our sense of modernity would be completely different.
12 Days That Shaped Modern Britain with Professor Andrew Hindmoor
Professor Andrew Hindmoor, head of Politics at the University of Sheffield, chats to Dan about the days that he thinks shaped Britain today. He talks about the notion of looking at specific days as a way of looking at history, and then talks about everything from Theresa May to Stephen Lawrence to the Premier League. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Britain After Rome // The Age of Arthur
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The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
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"This f---ing boat"
North Korean cargo ship the Pong Su comes dangerously close to Australia’s Great Ocean Road shoreline as part of a high-risk, high-reward operation to import a record amount of heroin. Coastal locals have never seen anything like it.
The true story of escaped convict William Buckley and his thirty-two years living with Port Phillip bay Aborigines.
The Rise of the East India Company with William Dalrymple
William Dalrymple charts the rise of the East India Company, from the decline of the Mughals to alliance with powerful Indian bankers, as well as weighing in on some of the most important questions which have dogged the role of the British in India for generations. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Humans Part 2 - with Dr Adam Rutherford
Sam spends a happy hour talking to the scientist Adam Rutherford about humans! The history of humans is all about - masks, ties, make-up, sea-otters, penguins, and whales playing the violin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Self Improvement: Australia's radio eyes on the sky
Radio astronomy is still a relatively young field by comparison with optical astronomy, but even from its early years, Australia has always played a key role in advancing the field of radio astronomy.
Drug testing welfare recipients; US Opioid litigation and over-prescribing painkillers in Australia
Litigation around the opioid crisis in the US, medical negligence cases involving over prescription in Australia and VAADA's response to the Federal government's desire to trial mandatory drug testing for some welfare recipients.
90. Too Good, with Chris Rogers
How the Ashes was retained (won); Smith and greatness; reaction and salt; Paine, Warner, Broad, the quicks, everyone. Chris Rogers joins, while AskTGC covers batting awards, corporate life, swings, and hypothetical trysts with AB De Villiers. Big ol' thanks to our friends at Budgy Smuggler
Collected - 009 Anzac biscuits and secret cookbooks
It’s 100 years since the first recipe for what we know as Anzac biscuits was published in a cookbook. In Episode 9 of Collected, Louise Maher explores the history of these sweet treats, and discovers how prisoners of war shared recipes for dozens of different dishes as a secret survival strategy.
Episode 125: Asking Good Questions, or, How to Talk to People
Samuel Johnson once said “Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen. It is assuming a superiority, and it is particularly wrong to question a man concerning himself. There may be parts of his former life which he may not wish to be made known to other persons, or even brought to his own […]
The Pacific War with Professor Peter Dean
Mat speaks with Professor Peter Dean from the University of Western Australia about the significance of the Pacific War, 75 years after it was fought. For more information, visit www.battlefields.com.au
Which subjects are taboo in children's books?
Children's authors are now writing about dark, complex and controversial issues. But is that what children should be reading? Join children’s author Morris Gleitzman as he talks taboos with a librarian and a teacher-educator. You might have second thoughts about those fairytales.
Quintus Sertorius - Reluctant renegade - Part 1
Quintus Sertorius could lay claim to a position among the greatest generals of ancient times. A loyal Roman, who lost an eye defending the Roman frontier, fortune then pitted him against the Roman military machine and some of its premier commanders, including Pompey the Great.
Coolaroo rally II Save Knox Lake II Break away Ambos Union II This is the Week that was II Neoliberalism & identity politics
Coolaroo rally II Live recording of rally from our reporter Marcus HarringtonSave Knox Lake II Richard Faragher explains why citzens of Knox are rallying to defend Knox Lake in the North Eastern suburbsBreak away Ambos Union II Danny Hill the secretary of the Victorian Ambulance Union explains why the newest Union went it's own way rather than joining the United Voice and NUW amalgamation.This is the Week that was II Kevin Healy rounds up the week.Neoliberalism & identity politics II Dr. Noah Bassil talks about the research he is starting about the affects on human self identification throught the neoliberal project of dispossession.
The Ashes with Greg Chappell
Mat speaks to former Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell about his illustrious career, and the history and significance of one of sport's great rivalries, the Ashes.
Long Live the King
Charles inherited three kingdoms, each different in politics, administration, and culture. We also hear about the 1622 Massacre, the transformation of Virginia into a Crown Colony, and the marriage between Charles and Henrietta Maria, Princess of France. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax In this episode I made particular use of the following publications: - The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire. Oxford University Press - Bottigheimer, K. S. (1978). ‘The westward enterprise : English activities in Ireland, the Atlantic and America, 1480-1650' - Canny, N. (2001). Making Ireland British, 1580-1650. Oxford: Oxford University Press - Kishlasnky, M, A Monarchy Transformed: 1603-1714 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Hidden History behind the House, with Mel Backe-Hansen
Helen talks to house historian, Mel Back-Hansen about the social history behind the home, the secrets that a house can hold, as well as some remarkable stories that Mel has unearthed in her research. Mel will also give a few hints and tips what to look for in your own home to catch a glimpse of its hidden history. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Roman London and the Temple of Mithras with Daisy Dunn
Helen meets classicist, Daisy Dunn at the Mithraeum in London to discuss the hidden history of the Romans in England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The History of Crusading with Dan Jones
Dan Jones discusses the complete history of crusading, from Saladin and the Horns of Hattin, to figures who might not make the usual histories, as well as the tainted legacy that crusading has left behind. Producer: Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Race Science with Angela Saini
Angela Saini is a British science journalist and broadcaster, and she talks to Dan about the history of race science and eugenics, and they put the concept of race in a historical context. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Podcast: Gangs and urban security
Dennis Rodgers is an ethnographer who joined a Nicaraguan gang in the 1990s as part of his PhD research. Now based at the Geneva Graduate Institute, he spoke to War Studies Podcast about his experiences, from being initiated into a gang to seeing how drug distribution proved a good training for a just-in-time warm tortilla service. The podcast also features a discussion with Kieran Mitton of King's College London about his own work on gangs, including the challenges of achieving meaningful policy change.
Francis Drake - Part 3 - The Journey Around the World Begins
In 1576, Francis Drake begins his circumnavigation of the globe. In this episode, Drake organizes his fleet, and then heads to the Strait of Magellan. However, he must deal with a potentially mutinous foe who could derail the entire expedition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Francis Drake - Part 2 - Terror of the Spanish Main
Francis Drake conducts three expeditions to the Caribbean, becoming the most hated main the Spanish Empire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pytheas and the Circumnavigation of Britain
In about 325 BCE Pytheas of Massalia begins one of the first great voyages of discovery when he sets out into the land of the Celts to find the legendary island of Britain. In the process, Pytheas will be the first known man to circumnavigate the island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet
Zheng He commands the legendary Chinese Treasure Fleet, which sailed the Indian Ocean in the 15th century Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From Pagan Nomads to Christian Knights // King Stephen & The Birth of Hungary
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The Abbasid Caliphate // Medieval Islam’s Greatest Empire (750-833)
Coolaroo Community rally around waste management II The Witness K trial II This is the Week that Was II Humphrey McQueen talks about AI
Coolaroo Community protest rally II thisSaturday 10.30amoutside Glass Recovery Services, 82-89 Maffra St, Coolaroo“the amount of flammable waste and lack of adequate fire protection are “a matter of lie and death” (Hume city officer the Age 22 Aug 19)The Witness K trial II Sister Susan Connolly explains the issues behind the Witness K trial, why we should be worried for our democracy and how his supporters have been working to keep these issues in the public lens.This is the Week that Was II Kevin Healy's round up of the key political happenings of the week from a human perspective.Humphrey McQueen talks about AI II Humphrey McQueen unpicks some of the propaganda around AI including the type of information that is being given to Labor politicians, posing as well researched reports with one agenda.
Resilience in the face of adversity
When adversity strikes, it is often out of the blue.A day like any other, then a bolt from the blue, and everything changes. How do you bounce back from trauma and tragedy?
#70 David Evans
Thomas Kaye interviews Berlin Airlift and Vietnam War veteran, Air Marshall David Evans. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. David Evans served in the Royal Australian Air Force for 42 years, retiring as the Chief in 1985. He just missed out on action in World War II, but had a variety of deployments, including operational service in the Berlin Airlift and the Vietnam War. To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, and @LOTLpod on Twitter.
Remembering John Hordern with Angus Hordern
Alex Lloyd speaks with Angus Hordern about his late father, John Hordern, a World War II veteran. Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's bonus episode is with Angus Hordern, who shares with his Thistle Productions colleague Alex Lloyd some memories of his late father, John Hordern. John served in the Royal Australian Navy in World War II, including the largest naval action in history. Audio clips of John from the documentary FOR SCHOOL AND COUNTRY are featured in this episode. To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, and @LOTLpod on Twitter.
Self Improvement: What food did convicts eat at the Hyde Park Barracks?
The life of a convict in Hyde Park Barracks was not such a great one... take a listen to what was on the menu in the nineteenth century. Your teacher is Janson Hews from Sydney Living Museums.
Episode 124: Killing for the Republic, or, the Army of Ancient Rome
One of the best known legends of Ancient Rome, perhaps of more importance to subsequent centuries and millennia than even to Rome itself, was the legendary Cincinnatus. An opponent of allowing plebeians to vote in the early republic, he nevertheless returned–twice–to serve as dictator, first when the republic was threatened by a neighboring tribe, and […]
Stories: How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune (English Folklore)
Enter The Skald’s Circle and hear the story of How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune from English Folklore, as told by Mynogan. Remember, we release new stories for free, weekly on Wednesdays! If you enjoyed this story, and want to earn great rewards while helping The Skald’s Circle produce even better and more frequent content, please consider having a look at our Patreon page.https://www.patreon.com/TheSkaldsCircle If you like to hear more of our stories, you can find them in an easy-to-navigate format athttp://www.theskaldscircle.com/stories
89. To Old Trafford, with Doug Bollinger & Steve Waugh
We catch up on how we're supposed to feel post-Headingley and look forward to Old Trafford for the 4th Ashes Test. Khawaja is out, Starc is in and Mitch Marsh is supposed to be a two-in-one shampoo and conditioner. Steve Waugh tells us what it's like being on the balcony during a Test and making a nation feel safe - as well as answering 'that' question about watching his son play; and Doug Bollinger tells us about how fast he bowled with a two-piece ball on astro turf in park cricket before playing for Australia. #AskTGC involves seeing Johnny Bairstow at Twickenham, knocking-in a bat in an apartment block, showering in Smugglers and what cricket has done to one 17 year old in the final year of school.
The British People and the Outbreak of World War Two with Frederick Taylor
Frederick Taylor's work looks at the outbreak of World War Two, and he discusses whether the British people were ready for war. This discussion moves away from traditional debates over Chamberlain to the people of Britain and Germany, and their attitudes to war. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Battle of Milne Bay with Dr Karl James
Mat joins Dr Karl James, Head of Military History at the Australian War Memorial, to discuss the Battle of Milne Bay, one of Australia's most important actions of the Pacific War. For more information, visit www.battlefields.com.au
Why are Women Beating Men in Ultra-Endurance Events?
Dr. Beth Taylor talks about the physiological differences between men and women athletes and why ultra-endurance events seem to offer certain performance advantages to women. Taylor is an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut and the Director of Exercise Physiology Research in Cardiology at Hartford Hospital.
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Cressida Dick on police “licence to operate” in the Digital Age – a UK perspective
Modern technologies offer enormous opportunities for police and for criminals. Most crimes have a digital element. Rapid technological advances have led to new tools such as facial recognition, camera-equipped drones, and fingerprint scanners. These advances provide enormous amounts of data to be assessed and interpreted, generating a role for artificial intelligence in modern policing. They also create new tensions between protection of citizens’ safety and protecting personal data, as well as presenting a multitude of challenges for police leaders, policy makers, and those who hold the police to account. Cressida Dick was appointed UK Commissioner of Police in 2017, the first female commissioner in the history of the Metropolitan Police. She leads the United Kingdom’s largest police service, having served as a police officer for most of her 35-year career.
How low can they go? A history of interest rates.
A history of interest rates from Ancient Babylon to today.
Australia’s defamation laws – unfit for the digital age
Australia's defamation laws weren't written with social media in mind. Increasing numbers of you turn to the courts to protest defamatory comments made to you online or to defend yourselves against defamation accusations. Does Australia’s defamation law need a rigours overhaul?
Uncovering the missing Australian WW2 heroes on Nauru Island
Mat speaks with archaeologist, Dr Matthew Kelly about five Australians who, at the outbreak of the Pacific War, elected to stay on the island of Nauru to protect the Indigenous population and uphold law. These men gave their lives, their bodies never found:Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Royden Chalmers, Mr William Henry Doyle, Mr Frederick Francis Harmer, Dr Bernard Haselden Quin, and Mr Wilfred Shugg.
The Invasion of Poland in World War Two with Roger Moorhouse
Roger Moorhouse discusses the Polish campaign of 1939 comprehensively, separating the myths from reality and outlining the abject horrors that the Poles suffered under the twin occupation of the Nazis and the Soviets. For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup toHistory Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. Producer:Peter Curry For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Behind the Book 6: The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves
The subject for today’s “Behind the Book” conversation is flogging. Rather than showing you a depiction of someone having their back flayed with a whip, I instead of chosen to show you the smiling visage of today’s guest, Don Hagist. You may thank me. But, as Don and I discuss, it’s awfully hard to find […]
A Game of Thrones - Episode 12
There is a law that every podcast about books will eventually talk about A Game of Thrones, and that's where we've got to on Prehi/stories. Kim talks to two die hard fans and archaeologists Lucy Hooton and Brett Thorn about the history behind the iconic books.
Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell - Episode 6
I talk to Susan Greaney of English Heritage about Bernard Cornwell's epic novel about Stonehenge. Despite noticing some chronological finessing, and railing against the sexism of the late Neolithic as portrayed by the author, we discuss how the imaginative storytelling allows us to think about the why behind the building of this iconic monument.
Hidden Histories: Poitín
Ireland has witnessed a craft beer and distilling renaissance in recent years. Teeling Whiskey, Gunpowder Gin and more besides have emerged and made their mark on the whiskey world and more surprising is the re-emergence of Poitín. No longer a bootlegged commodity, the once mysterious drink is now appearing in cocktail bars in London and New York. So, how did it all go mainstream? Gavan Reilly is joined byDonal Fallon of the Come Here To Me! blog for another episode of Hidden Histories.
#167 — A Few Thoughts on White Supremacy
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris addresses listener concerns that he uses a "double standard" to evaluate the relative threats of white supremacy and jihadism. SUBSCRIBE to continue listening and gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe.
Ep 80. Deception, maths and parental expectations with Amy Martin
SPECIAL GUEST: Amy Martin (UoA) Support In Situ Science on Patreon Amy Martin is a researcher at the University of Auckland that studies the incredible private lives of orchids that trick male wasps into mating with them. By depriving these wasp populations of male sperm they can actually have long term effects on the wasp populations. Amy says that this is why deceptive orchids the world over tend to use haplodiploid insects as their pollinators as their unique mating systems make them ideal dupes. Amy’s scientific specialties in animal behaviour and mathematical modelling come as no surprise when you find out that she is the daughter of a mathematician and an animal behaviour researcher. In this interview we chat about what it’s like following your parent’s footsteps into a career in academia and whether their support and interest can be a blessing or a curse. Find out more atwww.insituscience.com Follow us on Twitter@insituscience Follow us on Instagram Like us onFacebook Musi...
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A Danish attack on England in 1138 and its historiographical aftermath
Institute of Historical Research Paris-Sorbonne University 09 October 2014 A Danish attack on England in 1138 and its historiographical aftermath Thomas Kristian Heebøll-Holm (Copenhague) Franco-British History seminar series
Dogs in the Forest
A podcast about life on Earth during a weird time: now. We visit people who are thinking about the future and figuring out how we will adapt to a changing planet. Hosted by Science Friday alum Flora Lichtman, produced by Freakonomics Radio/The Atlantic alum Katherine Wells.
1.2 – Kill All Men
Lucas is left with a bad taste in his mouth from a tyrannical new government campaign, reports an announced new change to gambling regulations, and mourns the death of the Aussie bloke. http://jackgramenz.com
The Biology, Morality and Politics of Addiction - Dr Gabor Mate - The Freedomain Radio Interview
Dr Gabor Mate reveals the biological basis of addiction, and the insanity of the statist war on drugs.
Philosophical Parenting: Teaching Toddlers to Think Rationally
Stefan Molyneux, Host of Freedomain Radio, discusses teaching toddlers to think rationally. Freedomain Radio is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web - http://www.freedomainradio.com
Brain Chemistry and Moral Decision-Making
Answers to moral questions, it seems, depend on how much serotonin there is flowing through your brain. In the future might we be able to alter people's moral behaviour with concoctions of chemicals? A train is hurtling towards five people; it's out of control. You are standing on a footbridge, standing next to a very obese man. The only way to save the five is to push the man over the footbridge to his certain death: his bulk would stop the train and save five lives. Should you do it? Should you give him a shove? Most people would say no. Utilitarians say yes, you should take one life to save five. Now it turns out that the answer you give will depend on how much serotonin there is flowing through your brain. This raises an intriguing possibility: in the future might we be able to alter people's moral behaviour with concoctions of chemicals? That's been the research focus of Molly Crockett, now based in Zurich, but formerly of Cambridge University Creative Commons Attribution-Non-C...
If someone caught me shoplifting, and I was later diagnosed with kleptomania, should I be held responsible? Should I be blamed? There's a growing body of knowledge in psychiatry and neuroscience about why people think and behave the way they do. And according to one school of thought, as our knowledge expands, so the space for responsibility contracts. Hanna Pickard is not from that school. She believes we can, at one and the same time, diagnose a disorder and hold the person with that disorder responsible. Dr. Hanna Pickard is an Oxford based philosopher and therapist, and the holder of a Wellcome Trust fellowship examining the nature of responsibility and morality within personality disorder. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Radically new techniques are opening up exciting possibilities for those working in health care - for psychiatrists, doctors, surgeons; the option to clone human beings, to give just one example. Who should determine what is allowed and what prohibited? And what sort of consent should doctors have to have from patients before treatment. Is the trend towards consent forms helpful? Or should we trust doctors to make good decisions for us. For many years now, philosopher Onora O'neill, formerly principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, has been thinking about the issue of 'trust': trust is vital in most areas of human interaction - but nowhere more so than in health and medicine. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Yeah Nah - S02E18 - Smiling Equals Defiance
In this episode I talk about what is bringing me joy and keeping me sane at the moment. When you're facing hard times, sometimes the most rebellious and defiant thing you can do is to smile right through it. I also talk about the encouragement project I'm working on.
Yeah Nah - S02E12 - Buyers Remorse
After two Red Bulls, four lemon curd tarts and a square of Whitakers chocolate, I battle against my increased blood sugar while trying to put thoughts together. In this episode I talk about my new job: the adjustment, seeing the past and seeing the future. I ponder creative decisions while proposing a guest to answer some questions. I also tell you how awesome you are.
Bold Thinking 2018 - Digital Defenders
Welcome to La Trobe University's Clever Conversations. In this episode from our Bold Thinking series, we meet some of Australia’s lead digital defenders and ask just how private and secure our hi-tech devices really are. You'll hear from some of the people guarding our homes, public institutions and businesses from an ever-growing hoard of global attackers at the door. The panel includes: - Professor Jill Slay, a leader in cyber-crime and detection, and the Optus La Trobe Chair of Cyber Security. - Professor David Watts, one of Australia’s leading data protection experts with experience as a regulator, policy maker, consultant and public and private sector lawyer. - Simon Ractliff, Head of Cyber Security at telecommunication giant Optus. - Meegan Haas, a Cyber and Forensic Services Partner at Price Water House Coopers. Award-winning ABC journalist Elysse Morgan will ask if the pace of technology is keeping up with the need to safeguard our businesses, governments and private lives...
Ideas And Society 2018 - Robert Manne - On Borrowed Time
Ideas And Society 2018 - Robert Manne - On Borrowed Time by La Trobe University
Bold Thinking 2019 - Best Mates - Can Dogs Heal Hearts And Minds
Bold Thinking 2019 - Best Mates - Can Dogs Heal Hearts And Minds by La Trobe University
Ep. 10 - A Whale of a Tale: Life after The Cove
In 2009, a documentary pointed the globe's attention to Taiji, a tiny town in coastal Japan where dolphin and whale hunting forms a major part of the fishing industry. The Cove went on to win an Oscar and inspire a new generation of anti-whaling activism. But what if the story around Japan's whaling culture isn't so black and white? Nearly a decade later, filmmaker Megumi Sasaki returned to Japan to explore the country's historical and cultural relationship with whaling and to document the effects The Cove has had on Taiji and its people. Guests: Megumi Sasaki. Host: Colin Ellis, Producer: Chantal Braganza, Technical Producer: Matthew O'Mara, Production Coordinator: Jonathan Halliwell, Nikki Ashworth, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung. Credit: Courtesy of Fine Line Media
Are sharks the super-predators we think they are? Or have we been baited with great white lies? To find out, we interviewed shark researchers Dr. Taylor Chapple, Dr. Tricia Meredith and Dr. Chris Pepin-Neff, along with surfer Mike Wells. Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/34hG3ug UPDATE 6/14/19: We removed a line from the episode implying that if you’ve eaten any takeaway fish and chips in the UK, there's a good chance you’ve unknowingly eaten shark meat. In fact, shark meat is not always sold surreptitiously. In the UK and in Australia shark meat it is often labeled flake, rock or huss. Selected references:Tricia’s shark smelling study: https://bit.ly/2F4OsqrChris’s book “Flaws”: https://bit.ly/2IGKe9BTiger shark study here: https://bit.ly/2Q0S94M and video here: https://bit.ly/2XFHj7oThis paper on sharks and rays at risk of extinction: https://bit.ly/31wauMB This episode was produced by Rose Rimler with help from Wendy Zukerman, along with Meryl Horn and Miche...
Are Australians Turning Their Back On The News?
This week we speak to Caroline Fisher from the University of Canberra, the project leader for the Australian section of the Digital News Report, the global survey of news consumers from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. The study has number of interesting and perplexing findings for the state of the media in Australia and around the world.
Ep6 - Breaking news: How Royal Commission changes affect everyday Australians!.
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Ep28 - Subdivision 101 with Richard Hodges .
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Shaping workplace culture and behaviour, Stephen Becsi, Pulse Global
CEO of Pulse Global Stephen Becsi joins host Phil Tarrant on this week’s episode of the Defence Connect Podcast to discuss workplace culture, behaviour and why he believes culture is not something that should be owned by HR. Becsi reflects on his 20 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, retiring as the Director of the Strategic Reform program. He shares how he applies his skill set from the RAN to his current role, recommendations around workplace culture and behaviour for leaders in the defence industry, and his definition of culture. The pair also discuss the link between culture and behaviour, why leaders need to keep themselves accountable and how long it actually takes for culture to change within an organisation.
Robin Dunbar on why we have friends
Maintaining friendships is one of the most cognitively demanding things we do, according to Professor of Evolutionary Psychology Robin Dunbar. So why do we bother? Robin has spent his life trying to answer this deceptively simple question. For most of his twenties, he lived with a herd of five hundred gelada monkeys in the Ethiopian highlands. He studied their social behaviour and concluded that an ability to get on with each other was just as important as finding food, for the survival of the species. Animals that live in large groups are less likely to get eaten by predators. When funding for animal studies dried up in the 1980s, he turned his attention to humans. and discovered there’s an upper limit to the number of real friends we can have, both in the real world and on social media. Producer: Anna Buckley
Is a canine companion the best medicine?
Dogs can be trained to do all kinds of things and they have emotional intelligence. It's these characteristics which make them great companions for people with mental health conditions. But can therapy and assistance dogs heal hearts and minds?
Why are men muscular? Reproductive, hormonal, and ecological hypotheses to explain variation in human male muscularity within populations of Bangladeshi and British men
An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Kesson Magid (Department of Anthropology, University of Durham) on 7 November 2018 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Niall Ferguson On The Coming Cold War With China
Historian Niall Ferguson joins Michael Auslin to discuss whether the United States is entering a new Cold War with China. Ferguson explains the quick change in public and government attitudes toward China and steps that the Trump administration is taking toward Chinese economic and military aggressiveness. Hoover fellows John Yoo and Auslin then discuss the pros and cons of the Cold War analogy, or whether the rise of Germany before WWI is the better comparison. Did you like the show? You can rate, review, subscribe, and download the podcast on the following platforms:Podbean|Apple Podcasts|Overcast|Spotify|RSS
The seven moral rules found all around the world
This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford) on 18 May 2018
Surveillance and the Public Sphere: confronting a democratic dilemma [Audio]
peaker(s): Oscar H Gandy Jr, Professor Louise Amoore | The increasingly precise segmentation and targeting of commercial messages has been enabled in large part through the analysis of massive amounts of transaction-generated-information. Although some attention has been paid to the use of these privacy invasive strategies within the public sphere, the use of personal data with regard to the formation, implementation and evaluation of public policies at the local, national and regional levels ha
You Are Being Tracked, Evaluated and Sold: an analysis of digital inequalities [Audio]
peaker(s): Professor Bev Skeggs, Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan | If our personal data is traded in milliseconds up to 70k times per day, what does this mean? Should we care? Are we aware? Does it matter? Is it possible to escape? Bev Skeggs will draw on research that uses software to track the trackers (Facebook) and identify how a person's browser use is tracked and searched in detail for sources of potential value that can be sold to advertising companies. She argues that if we want to know how in
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