Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Romanians live with a level of corruption. But when their ruling party tried to give themselves immunity from prosecution it was the last straw for a new generation. Fake news and real journalism: Allegations of 'fake news', 'or 'alternative news' from the Trump White House are undermining real journalism. Trump Administration and the Third Reich: How accurate are assertions that the Trump Administration resembles the Third Reich?
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100India's air pollution crisis is now worse than China's. The Liberal party's identity problems in the wake of the Bernardi defection are nothing new. And the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro on the fallout from Michael Flynn's resignation; the man who de-briefed Saddam Hussein; anti-trust in the digital age.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Laura Tingle on how One Nation are splitting the Liberal party. The French election seems subject to all the forces we've become familiar with - a populist mood, anti-establishment anger. But this being France, there are some twists. And, can you dig clean coal?
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100As the US prepares to wind back environmental protection agencies, climate scientist Michael Mann proposes fighting back with satire among other means. What's wrong with Australia's defence strategies and what are the best alternatives for a contested Asia? The golden age of dinosaur discovery is upon us.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Laura Tingle on Canberra politics; Trump versus the Federal Reserve; Yemen military raid and its aftermath.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Trump continues his battle with the courts and the media, what is behind Iran testing a ballistic missile and author Ian Townsend joins us to tell the shocking story of an 11 year old boys who was executed by the Japanese in 1942 in Rabaul after being found guilty of espionage.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100The ACLU is taking on President Trump on several fronts - and along the way its attracting record numbers of new members and donations. Paul Mason argues that to replace unfettered capitalism we need something just as persuasive and just as real. And the key to this new future may lie in the Wikipedia model.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Britain's vote for Brexit -The process of voting to trigger Article 50 and get Brexit negotiations started has seen British politicians deeply divided. The process is expected to take two years and it occurs during a particularly eventful week, with huge demonstrations around the UK sparked by President Donald Trump's immigration ban, and in outrage against Theresa May's invitation to him for a state visit to meet QE2.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro reports from the USA on week 2 of the Trump Administration. Nuclear power in Trumpland.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100What matters to Australians?
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100US-Mexico relations hit new low. Brexit and the war on human rights. Was Versailles really to blame for Nazism?
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100A revolution in astronomy brought a slew of trail-blazing female astronomers to the centre of the drive to find what stars are made of. The Koh-i-noor diamond is a genuine rock star with a long, dramatic, bloody and sometimes tragic history.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Yanis Varoufakis on populism in Europe. Graeme Wood on his new book on encounters with Islamic State, The Way of the Strangers and Alan Keenan of Crisis group on the spread of radical Buddhism in Asia.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro brings us his impressions of the first days of the Trump presidency, Oliver Bullough brings us up to date on what Putin has been up to and a journey into China after the opium wars when Christian missionaries were first able to get into the Celestial Kingdom.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100President Trump is already at war with his own intelligence agencies - and with the country's media. Guests Jeff Stein (Newsweek) and Andrew Solomon (PEN America) talk about what's at stake when it comes to the both the intelligence and media establishments.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Peter Wohlleban says that trees and plants have feelings and are able to talk to each other. His book, The Hidden Life of Trees, builds on his work as a forest ranger in Germany where he introduced ground breaking changes to the way forests are managed.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100How United States foreign policy interests shaped the creation and expansion of Middle East studies and expertise. How Mark Colvin discovered his father was a spy.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Could Joan of Arc be a good model for anyone wanting to become a genuine agent of change or transformation? The results of a three year research project with professional dancers to understand where creativity resides - in the body or the brain?
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Queen Victoria has always been written about as retiring, modest and easily influenced by the men around her. Julia Baird's biography of the long-reigning monarch reveals a woman in command of her empire and herself.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Mein Kampf's second life. What are the limits of free speech?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Tim Costello's faith. Take a walk on the wild side.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Einstein's greatest mistake. What we do with our hands and why.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Why fat is still a feminist issue. Wildscapes and confronting ourselves.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100The nuclear brink. Politics and grog.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:08:44 +1100It was almost 60 years ago that an atomic bomb was first exploded on the Australian mainland at a place called Maralinga.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World is a new biography of Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Laureate, entrepreneur, inventor and fascist. Marconi, the inventor of wireless technology was constantly creating and reinventing his life story.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:05:00 +1100Journalist Paul Cleary delves into Norway's history and explains how this once poverty-stricken colony built the biggest sovereign wealth fund in the world. Sayyid Qutb's visit to America in the 1950s began the countdown to the attacks of September 11 2001,
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Regarded as Australia's greatest living artist, John Olsen has been showing us new ways to look at the country's landscapes - from Hill End to Lake Eyre - for over 60 years. At the opening of a retrospective of his paintings, murals, works on paper, ceramics and weavings he sat down to talk to Phillip about his long, rich, colourful life.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Helen Garner's stylish prose has taken us from life and love in the inner city to some of the darkest corners of our collective psyche. Her book, Everywhere I Look, features opinions on, among other things, re-reading Austen, her friendships with writers, being a grandparent (and losing her parents) and the insults of age.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100At age 19 Matti Friedman was drafted into the Israeli army and sent to a remote hill called 'The Pumpkin' inside a security zone in Lebanon. There he witnessed all the horror, boredom and stupidities of a modern war. His book is a stark look at the tangled conflict in which peace might not be the endgame.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +11001606. Catholic terrorists have just been arrested in a plot to blow up the King and massacre politicians and innocent people. At the same time, a playwright, a mouthpiece of the moods and fears of a country is in a rut and desperate for a new story in a country wracked with conspiracies and disease. 1606 is the year of Lear, William Shakespeare's most powerful play.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Randolph Stow's was once regarded as a successor to Patrick White; his novels, poems and criticism brought him recognition and acclaim at an early age. But his life was a restless search for home and hearth; intellectual, gay and solitary by nature, he felt like an alien in his own country.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100A conservative estimate puts the number of slaves worldwide at 38 million, but thanks to the work of one man, Brazil has made significant headway towards its abolition.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Donna Leon's literary detective, Commissario Guido Brunetti is an intensely civilised character steering his way through the bureaucracy and corruption of Venice - and solving the occasional crime along the way. Author Ian Buruma tells the story of his Jewish grandparents in Britain between the wars.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100The neo-liberalist mindset, beloved of conservative governments, believes the marketplace is the only measure of worth. It's creating a society of winners and losers - one where cruelty is rationalised and empathy regarded as weak. Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni says that architecture has played a vital role in creating, directing and heightening conflicts between warring factions in her country.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Stan Grant: Griffith to Pakistan and back.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's 'exotic England'.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Napoleon's legend.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Power, murder, genius, mysticism, sex, dwarf throwing and empire.Painting by the great Stefano Torelli (Photo by: Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images)
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100The year that was 2016.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Narendra Modi had an audacious plan for smashing India's vast black economy and targeting the corrupt, rich class. So far it just seems to have hurt the poor. Is economics too important to be left to economists to explain? Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100Shapiro reflects on a wild year in US politics. The National Museum of African American History and Culture faced a mountain of obstacles to get off the ground - it had no funding, no government support, no site and not a single artefact in its collection. But an unlikely coalition of supporters which include civil rights veterans, private funders like Oprah Winfrey and even George W. Bush, managed to vault every hurdle and open what is America's first and only museum dedicated to black life.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100What will foreign policy be like under the Trump administration and should we be worried? How ads and news fused to create a new dark art: covert selling. What effect will the recent by-election in Britain have on the Brexit?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +1100How democracy ends. Canberra party games, protests and Derryn Hinch.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +1100The controversial Italian constitutional referendum, very rich professors and where to now for voluntary euthanasia legislation.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +1100How Castro influenced US politics. The end of the foreign correspondent? Brandis, Bell group and post truth politics.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +1100The lasting impact of the Jo Cox murder on British politics . Fidel Castro died on the weekend aged 90 years old. Ann Louise Bardach discusses Castro's life and political legacy.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +1100Trump's Hindu connection. Is ICAC a target? On being shy.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:05:00 +1100Anglo-Australian miner , Rio Tinto is embroiled in a new controversy about its mining investments in West Africa: