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Counterpoint - Full program podcast

Commentary and debate from all sides of Australian society, economics and culture. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.

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Big data battling cancer, bad science - what's it costing? and move more against dementia

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Using 'big data' to battle cancer. 'Bad Science' could be costing us billions. Review: Brain training games not effective. Ward off dementia: Move more in your 40's.

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Drones to feed the world, closing God's waiting rooms and minority fundamentalism

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Drones will feed the world : Analyst. Closing down God's waiting room. Poor kids: why some thrive and others fail. Minority fundamentalism: A new menace?

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New Alzheimers hope, lone wolves and the developing world sick on fast food

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100

New Alzheimer's drug result 'spectacular'. The 'Lone Wolf' terrorist is a myth. The developing world gets sick on fast food. The leap from inexplicable to miracle.

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Fresh air really does you good, crystal clear thoughts and think before you ink

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Crystal clear thoughts from Theodore Dalrymple. Tattoo risks: ink linked to chronic diseases. Growing intolerance among the young. A breath of fresh air can really do you good.

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Church negativity, are internships legal and fair and the war the US forgot to exit

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Internships: Are they legal - and fair? Is church negativity eroding Australia? The war that the US forgot to exit. Can we clean our way to happiness?

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Great debate? Manufacturing 'not dead or dying' and women who rape

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Women who rape: More common than we think. Australian manufacturing 'not dead or dying'. Great debate? - our parliamentary logjam.

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Scrapping the Marriage Act, Trump's trade traps and why we need a Foreign policy White Paper

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Do we need a foreign policy White Paper? Forget the debate - scrap the Marriage Act. Will Trump really trample the TPP? Band of billionaires to officially run the US.

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Free speech, medical marijuana, losing faith in banks and the collapse of the caliphate

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Why we should repeal and not re-write 18C. Doctors group casts doubt on medical dope. Collapse of the Caliphate not all good news. Why we lost faith in our banks.

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Chinese drones, the US and Asia and drinking wine all wrong

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Drones will feed the world : Analyst. Does Australia face an Asia without the US? Another view on the US future in Asia. Why Aussies are drinking wine all wrong.

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China pushes Australia and Indonesia closer, fallout from a Trump presidency and should we leave old lags to rot?

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Trump: Will the reality be a nightmare? China pushes Canberra and Jakarta closer. Old Lags: Should they be left to rot in jail?

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Challenging the Western narrative on Syria; Millennial misbeliefs; Constitutional recognition: the breakup of Australia?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +1100

Challenging the narrative on Syria. Millennial misbeliefs. Constitutional recognition: the breakup of Australia?

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The New McCarthyism; Is China really showing 'leadership' on tackling climate change?; The comeback kids

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +1100

The new McCarthyism. Is China really showing 'leadership' on tackling climate change? The comeback kids.

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What it's like to be gay and against same-sex marriage, #StillTrump and Beyond the battle of Mosul

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +1100

#StillTrump. What it's like to be gay and against same-sex marriage. Beyond the battle of Mosul.

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Battling cancer with 'big data', 3rd world sick on junk food and Fiji politics and social media

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Using 'big data' to battle cancer. Is anorexia nervosa simply a passion? Developing world: Disease collision course. Nowhere to hide: Fiji politics and social media.

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A do nothing economy, Brain training flaws and the marriage equality debate heats up again

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Review: Brain training games not effective. Can we fix the economy by doing nothing? High tackle: the gay marriage political football.

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Hillary's platitudes, Trump's troubles and the war the US forgot to exit

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100

A pharmaceutical first. Hillary's hollow words: The litmus test? The war that the US forgot to exit. Analyst: Trump would be a 'weak president'.

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Rats, North Korean nukes and the US presidential election

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Good riddance to rats. Down to the wire: US election race. Getting serious about North Korean nukes. 'Could do better': Turnbull's report card.

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Solving a problem like Mao, the US election: last person standing? and whatever happened to Al Qaeda?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000

US election: Survival of the fittest? Whatever happened to Al Qaeda? Mao not welcome at China's big party.

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Assumptions about PTSD, the leap from inexplicable to miracle and Russia resurrecting its royals

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000

The leap from inexplicable to miracle. What we all get wrong about PTSD. Russia resurrects the Romanovs.

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Fair EBA's, The demise of North Korea, Hillary's foreign policy and the return of slums?

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Will slums make a comeback in Australia? No 'othodox' foreign policy for Clinton. North Korea's collapse: not if, but when. How many unions are selling out workers?

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The myth of the 'Lone Wolf', responsible mining: an oxymoron? and the US election campaign rolls on

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000

US politics and the October surprise. The trying times ahead for Turnbull. The 'Lone Wolf' terrorist is a myth. Responsible mining: an oxymoron?

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Ear buds and deafness, fat and skinny T2 diabetes and the angry dragon

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Ear buds, hearing loss and dementia. More young, thin, fit with T2 diabetes. The Paper Cat and the Angry Dragon. How do you market marijuana?

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A world without borders, bad science is costing us and a fresh take on Indigenous violence

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Could we live in a world without borders? 'Bad Science' could be costing us billions. Aboriginal culture: At the heart of abuse.

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Vatican Holocaust files, who should be jailed? and death of a 'time machine'

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Vatican Holocaust files: Buried forever? Should jail only be for the worst criminals? The foreign correspondent: Romance or Rigour? The demise of our first 'time travel machine'.

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A 'perfect storm' of disease, passions and treating psycholigical illness and the humble workbench

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Using 'big data' to battle cancer. Is anorexia nervosa simply a passion? Developing world: Disease collision course. The workbench: It taught us to manage tools.

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America's choice, Australia's defence, minority fundamentalism and our fixation with sleep

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Is the US truly facing an 'apalling choice' ? Our security watch: 'Underdone and weak'. Minority fundamentalism: A new menace? Are we becoming obsessed about sleep?

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Disarming US cops, the real thing: ADHD and Chinese propaganda

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000

ADHD: Not all in the mind. China's novel way of spreading propaganda. US shootings: Should cops be disarmed? How to manage a precarious parliament. Is political instability the 'new normal'?

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Russian propaganda, developing Australia's north and why gin is 'Mother's Ruin'

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Is damming Australia's north sustainable? Behind Russia's propaganda machine. Asia: Fallout from the Brexit. Why is gin known as 'Mother's Ruin'?

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The state of US politics, reform to palliative care and the Brexit under the microscope

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000

US politics: Circus Maximus. No palliative reform: No death with dignity. Will the Brexit become a Bremain?

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The fountain of youth, boring election campaigns and are internships unfair?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:05:33 +1000

'The Donald' runs out of luck - and money. 'Fountain of youth' in a pill? Internships: Are they legal - and fair? A dull election is a good thing.

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Muslims converting, the fallout from a brexit and 'not so close': China and North Korea

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Crossing over: More Muslims converting. Not so cosy: China and North Korea. Ward off dementia: Move more in your 40's. Out on a limb? - the UK exit from the EU.

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The secret scourge, plagiarism and self-publishers and the history of playing cards

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +1000

PTSD: Tackling the silent scourge. Writing Wrongs: plagiarism and self publishing. China: Hong Kong secession not on agenda. What's the deal with playing cards?

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Chinese propaganda and the Australian media, God's waiting rooms and rating our business leaders

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Our business leaders: are they up to par? Closing down God's waiting room. Is China losing its strategic mojo? Red Rag : China's Australian media deals.

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Judges, juries and Google, why fewer Australian's vote and election on a knife edge

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Google vs the judge: Juries and the internet. Ballot Box Blues: Why fewer of us are voting. 2016 Poll: electoral liabilities and assets. The history of the humble index card.

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India's fast food fight, patients, pain and pills and are we better off without governments?

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Patients to blame for drug addiction: Expert. No government in Spain: Economy booms. US defence assumptions about Australia. The developing world gets sick on fast food.

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Political leaders and certainty, the battle by India's women and a change in North Korea?

Mon, 16 May 2016 16:06:00 +1000

Should our governments ever feel secure? No quick fix to assaults on Indian women. North Korea signals change in direction. Is our extinction more likely than we think?

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China's doves. poor kids and success and the top hat

Mon, 09 May 2016 16:05:00 +1000

China's doves criticise foreign policy. Trump's popularity: what does it say about the US? Poor kids: why some thrive and others fail. Foreign aid: Do we spend it effectively? The history of the top hat.

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Alzheimer's breakthrough, a bad Brexit and can health apps make you sick?

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Brexit: destruction of a 'grand alliance'. New Alzheimer's drug result 'spectacular'. Health apps: are they making us sicker? Australia in top 3 for pregnant drinkers.

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The health risks of tattoos, the great cholesterol debate and roads to nowhere

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Wrong way, go back: rorting road funds. Tattoo risks: ink linked to chronic diseases. The great debate over cholesterol . Australian politics: an Abbott comeback?

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Trump's nuke plan, family violence, far flung diplomats and indigenous success stories

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:05:00 +1000

Does anyone think Trump's nuke plan is a good idea? Abusers made 'invisible' by family violence system. Small embassies achieving big things. Indigenous success stories seldom heard.

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Donald Trump gets it right, a Brexit and IS in decline?

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:05:00 +1000

What would a Brexit mean for Britain? Political analyst: Trump is not 'extreme'. Poorly planned attacks: is IS weakening? Unions thinking 'outside the box' to survive.

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Gaming addiction, marketing marijuana and a Trump presidency

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Gaming addiction can lead to 'disorder'. Report card on Turnbull's foreign policy. A Trump presidency: bad news for Australia. How do you market marijuana?

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Culture cops, was Obama right? and black women and the Democratic vote

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Black women will decide US Democratic race. Did Obama actually get foreign policy right? Cultural appropriation: Political correctness gone mad. How do we pay for a huge military spend?

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Going to war with china, closing the gap on eye health and rising suicide numbers

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Let's talk about going to war with China. More support, so why more suicides? The blinding truth about closing the gap. One million Aussie kids at risk of 'reading failure'.

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PNG and Australia, Asia update and dragging our feet on research

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Asian update. Is Australia responsible for PNG's woes? When science and international affairs collide.

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Being bled dry, racial profiling and the chair

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Are pathology companies bleeding us dry? New Caledonia - independence or more of the same? Profiling, race and national security. The origins of the humble chair.

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Churches eroding Australia, a gaping gap and the US presidential race

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:05:00 +1100

Is church negativity eroding Australia? The gaping gap. The saga that is the White House race. Europe update.

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A breath of fresh air, racist agents? and Zika virus

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:05:00 +1100

A breath of fresh air. Will this be the education election? Are some real estate agents racist? All you need to know about the Zika virus.

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Kids and pessimism, trouble ahead for the Libs? and China diplomacy

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +1100

Australia Update: Libs in trouble? and what's ahead for Labor in an election year? Australian kids pessimistic about the future. China's soft diplomacy via education.

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Bad movies, "good cleaning" and a republic

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +1100

Asia: The case of the missing booksellers. Don't mention the republic? Gongs for the good and bad in film. Can we clean our way to happiness?

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