Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro's America; the Honest History Book challenges the dominance of the Anzac myth in our history. Why Australia is boycotting a nuclear disarmament conference for the first time
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Laura reports on what is the talk of Canberra; David Marr discusses his latest Quarterly Essay on Pauline Hanson
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100How Google took over health care in the UK. The NT royal commission has uncovered a jaw dropping picture of children in prison. And is there a better way to predict and deal with droughts in Somalia?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100The so-called Fat Leonard scandal is the US Navy's worst corruption scandal and recently allegations of corruption have spread to the Australian Navy. How the post-Tiananmen Square era issued in an era of large scale looting of China's public assets by officials, family members and their cronies in the private sector. Remembering Robert Silvers, founding editor of the New York Review of Books . Silvers died on Monday aged 87. He spoke to Phillip Adams in June 2013 for the 50th anniversary of the NYRB.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100We farewell Martin McGuiness, Robert Silvers and Chuck Berry and have a look a the rise and rise of Narendra Modi and his BJP Party.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Canberra shenanigans. Illiberal politics and the threat to democracy in Europe. An optimist for the Middle East - Wadah Khanfar.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Journalism and crime.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100The continuing saga of Donald Trump's tax returns. The controversial career of Rayner Hoff, Australia's most significant public sculptor. And the arrival of American circus companies in colonial Australia.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro's week in the US. Scotland's struggles to stay in the EU have put it at odds with the Brexit. Paul Bloom says that empathy is a wasted emotion - what we need to reach for is rational compassion.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Can anything good come out of the WA election result for Turnbull, just how did Tasmania end up creating a pokie monopoly and the woman behind the legend, Ned's mum, Mrs Kelly.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100China's epic fail - the one child policy (Perth Writers' Festival).
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Canberra report card. Who is the real Ivanka Trump? And the story of Robert Mercer , the most reactionary Republican billionaire and a key supporter of Donald Trump.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Trump's midnight tweets. Does homo economicus need a sex change? Teffi: the revolutionary satirist who hated the Bolshevik revolution. IWD Rachel Perkins.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Havana - a subtropical delirium. You are the product and you are for sale!
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100On curiosity.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:05:00 +1100Donald Trump wants a 54 billion dollar boost to US defence spending. The invention of the world's most famous detective. After the age of discovery came the age of un-discovery when many islands were wiped from the maps after being found to be lost.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100America in stories - from Sinclair Lewis to Moonlight. Showing force against North Korea's military ambitions. Author Patrick Cockburn talks about Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Have Tony Abbott's incendiary comments made a real difference to the Coalition's fortunes. The battle over penalty rates - and President Widodo's visit. Senator Leila de Lima – one of the Philippine President’s most outspoken critics – possibly the only outspoken critic, was last Friday taken into custody in Manila. With over half a million inhabitants, the Dadaab refugee camp in the middle of the desert in Kenya is the world's largest.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100The second coming of One Nation in Queensland and Western Australia. Marwa al-Sabouni, Syrian architect. Omar bin Musa , poet, author and rapper.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Housing affordability in Australia. The True History of Fake News. Cambodia, the more things change.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Bruce Shapiro reports on the latest from Washington - or is it Florida, could the idea of the universal basic income be having a renaissance and we find out what made Paul Robeson the most well known American in the world in 1964.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:05:00 +1100Laura Tingle's political postcard. A bigger and better deal? Trump and the Palestinians. Pipeline politics.
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,