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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.



Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Counterpoint August 14, 2017

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Gratitude. The India and US relationship. Workplace monsters. The platypus. The environmental impact of electric cars.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/cpt_20170814.mp3




Counterpoint, August 7, 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Could giving a problem drinker alcohol help overcome society's issues with violence, health costs and loss of productivity and addiction. Also in this show, is rust, or an excess of iron, affecting our brains and causing Alzheimer's Disease?A stylised image of a brain MRI using Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) showing in red the increase in iron levels found in those with Alzheimer’s pathology compared to controls. (Supplied: University of Melbourne)


Media Files:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8742698-1x1-1400x1400.png




Anti Semitism, the language barrier for our kids and what's in a number?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: What's the magic word? No entiendo: Our kids and languages. Where's our population strategy? The new rise of old hatred.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/cpt_20170731.mp3




Addicted to antibiotics, missile defence and anti-vaxxers are nothing new

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Those pesky towel dispensers. Finding a cure for our antibiotic addiction. The 200 year old anti vaxxer movement. Do we need a missile defence system?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/cpt_20170724.mp3




Democracy in Myanmar, is China running out of patience with Hong Kong and the worrying rise in global massacres

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Wedding madness. Is China losing patience with one country-two systems? Just how democratic is the "new" Myanmar. Worrying trend: Upsurge in massacres.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/cpt_20170717.mp3




RAMSI ends, Counterterrorism funding, vocational training rorts and fighting cancer via epigenetics

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: The magic bullet. Hard lesson: Fixing our VET sector. Counterterrorism: Are we spending wisely? Epigenetics: a major key in beating cancer. RAMSI and our role in failing countries.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/cpt_20170710.mp3




The skinny on interest rates, Russia's power - or lack of it, cyber attacks and the magic lantern

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: The bright side of life. Do we overestimate Russia's power? Rates on the way up: Ex RBA board member. Are we powerless against ransomware? Throwing new light on "The Magic Lantern".


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/cpt_20170703.mp3




Drugs used to restrain, Britain cracking up and an Israeli take on the 6 day war

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Sniffing and sunnies. In the dark: Our use of chemical restraints. Is the UK in the midst of a breakdown? The 6 Day War: An Israeli perspective. Popularism: A flash in the pan?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/cpt_20170626.mp3




Down on democracy, anti politics, ancient DNA and shameful anniversary: 50 years of aggression

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Service please! We're anti politics and down on democracy. The secrets revealed by ancient DNA. Finding answers to 50 years of aggression.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/cpt_20170619.mp3




Ending heart disease, Counter terrorism update, Australia's reluctance on the Belt and Road and banning fraternities

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Counter terrorism: Are we getting it right? Heart disease cure: One step closer? Is the party over? Call to ban US fraternities. Australia's reluctance on China's Belt and Road.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/cpt_20170612.mp3




Indonesia: the next Syria? House prices: correction or catastrophe? and not all doom and gloom for the Great Barrier Reef

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Take all and do nothing. Will Indonesia become the next Syria? A Glimmer of hope for the Great Barrier Reef. Correction or catastrophe: When house prices fall.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/cpt_20170605.mp3




Asia and the genome revolution, Indonesia, politics and radical Islam and can we avert a looming Australian power crisis?

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: No doubt? Is democracy-based tolerance in Indonesia at an end? Asia: leading the world in the genomic race. Big battle: politics and the "sensible middle". Let there be light: the power crisis we can avoid.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/cpt_20170529.mp3




Korean sunshine, the anti-anti Trump movement and why it isn't bad to be sad

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000

New political phenomena: Anti-anti Trump. Get Down: Why it can be good to be sad. Can Moon produce Korean sunshine? Soapbox: The "me too" brigade.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/cpt_20170522.mp3




Getting happy, private health in public hospitals and healing the ozone layer with aerosols?

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Are we becoming a nation of whingers? Can an aerosol save the ozone layer? On the rise: Private health in public hospital. Happiness and how to get it.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/cpt_20170515.mp3




Is the US losing its superpower mojo? The next Korean war and online dross

Mon, 08 May 2017 16:00:00 +1000

Soapbox: Conspicuous Compassion. The wane of America's superpower mojo. Awash with dross: Online misinformation. One Belt, One Road: Did China get it right? A new Korean War: Is it inevitable?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/cpt_20170508.mp3




Counterpoint 1 May, 2017

Mon, 01 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: passive aggressives. Decline of Europe's left-wing parties. The cost of supporting road accident victims. Over-optimistic doctors getting it wrong. Minerals and wine.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/cpt_20170501.mp3




Counterpoint April 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000

The Australian Digital Heath Record is rolling out but how to get the next 20 million Australians signed up is the challenge. It's not just blue collar workers losing jobs to technology, skilled workers are too and how to write a hit song. There's a formula and once you know it, you're in the game.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/cpt_20170424.mp3




Counterpoint 17 April, 2017

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Victim impact statements. David Burchell: the changing world of politics. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Coffee: Our bittersweet addiction.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/cpt_20170417.mp3




Counterpoint 10, April 2017

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: spoilt pets. The rising economic power of China. EBAs that are seeing workers worse off. Designing a better sex toy for the modern consumer.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/cpt_20170410.mp3




Closing the gap between rich and poor, technological abuse and the latest in the china-US trade war

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000

Soapbox: Becoming inured to fake news. The rise of domestic abuse via technology. What's next in the US-China trade spat? Save the poor: Growth vs forced equality.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/cpt_20170403.mp3




Speech and youth crime, chewing the fat on trade, getting our ducks in a row and ramping up the US war chest, but does it bring victory?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +1100

Soapbox: Getting our queus back in line. Bigger US war chest may mean more losses. Speech and youth crime: what's the link? Chewing the fat on international trade.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/cpt_20170327.mp3




Australians duped on power, US manned space flight and a better quality of death

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Australia: Learning to die well with dignity. Manned space flight: A relic of the past? The Australian power market 'a joke'.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/cpt_20170320.mp3




Women who molest their sons, Muslim responsibility for Syria and Americans turn their backs on US institutions

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Mother-son sexual abuse: giving victims a voice. Muslims should shoulder more blame for Syria. Penalty rates: what's all the fuss? Americans continue to shun their institutions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/cpt_20170313.mp3




Monday 6 March, 2017

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Trump's challenge in the Middle East, angry music and happiness, soapbox, hot desking


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/cpt_20170306.mp3




More on Trump, teens and screens, gotcha moments, Juvenile Oscars, Asia's closed borders.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100

More on Trump, teens and screens, gotcha moments, Juvenile Oscars, Asia's closed borders.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/cpt_20170227.mp3




Ousted dictators, 'no jab, no pay', Amanda's Soapbox, India's foreign policy and human-animal hybrids

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Ousted dictators, 'no jab, no pay', Amanda's Soapbox, India's foreign policy and human-animal hybrids


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/cpt_20170220.mp3




Monday 13th February 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Trump's outrages are not all outrageous. The role of coal. Soapbox- Backpacks. Female bankers and risk. Regional housing affordability crisis.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/cpt_20170213.mp3




Monday 30th January 2017

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Trump and Asia, Amanda's soapbox, energy crisis and talking to strangers.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/cpt_20170130.mp3




Monday 23 Jan 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100

Politics 2017, Whitlam's Big Mistake, over-optimistic doctors and cricket's pink ball


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/cpt_20170123.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/cpt_20170116.mp3




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?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/cpt_20170109.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/cpt_20170102.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/cpt_20161226.mp3




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?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/cpt_20161219.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/cpt_20161212.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/cpt_20161205.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/cpt_20161128.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/cpt_20161121.mp3




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?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/cpt_20161114.mp3




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?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/11/cpt_20161107.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/cpt_20161031.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/cpt_20161024.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/cpt_20161017.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/cpt_20161010.mp3




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'.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/10/cpt_20161003.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/cpt_20160926.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/cpt_20160919.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/cpt_20160912.mp3




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?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/09/cpt_20160905.mp3