Recent Submissions

  • The business of death 

    Corke, Charlie; Wallworth, Lynette; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    No one wants to talk about it, but we’re all going to have to do it sooner or later. Death, that is. Dr Charlie Corke and Lynette Wallworth, director of Tender discuss how to die well, or at least start the conversation.
  • Has global warming melted our brains? 

    Sethi, Simran; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    The issue of climate change has well and truly fallen off front pages and down the list of voter concerns. Is the concept of climate change, and how much is at stake, literally beyond our imagination? Simran Sethi digs ...
  • The human face of Big Data 

    Smolan, Rick; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Working with more than 100 journalists from around the world, Rick Smolan believes we’re witnessing the emergence of a global nervous system, with each of us human sensors. Does Big Data have the potential to be “humanity’s ...
  • Dissent and democracy: an audience with Anwar Ibrahim 

    Ibrahim, Anwar; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Anwar Ibrahim is an internationally recognised champion of democracy. He has spent years championing free and fair electoral processes in Malaysia at great personal and political cost. Imprisoned and vilified, lauded around ...
  • Basic instinct: the heroic project of anti-discrimination law (Roma Mitchell Oration) 

    Rice, Simon; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    The model for Australia’s non-discrimination and equality opportunity laws has been largely unchanged for almost 40 years. How much has it achieved in changing social attitudes? Are we relying on laws that go too far and ...
  • Relaxed, comfortable and still not satisfied 

    Keane, Bernard; Crabb, Annabel; Harcourt, Tim; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Australia survived the global financial crisis relatively unscathed. Our cities have some of the highest standards of living in the world. No doubt income inequality is getting wider, but it’s hard to argue with Australia’s ...
  • Story time rebooted 

    Dena, Christy; Hyde, Sophie; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    The web allows more people than ever to build their own narratives and connect with others. As the price of digital technologies goes down, and the access to high-speed internet goes up, how is this transforming the way ...
  • Brain dance: the art and science of movement 

    Hillier, Susan; Stevens, Kate; Vincs, Kim; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    More than sport, dance is the most complex and detailed movement system that humans have devised. Rather than the brain simply existing as the driver of the body, our morphology and the actions of the body also in turn ...
  • Know your meme 

    Marlton, Andrew; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Twitter’s secret girlfriend and self-proclaimed national treasure First Dog on the Moon explains how the internet is full of trolls, why old people should be frightened and how cat gifs will save democracy. If you don’t ...
  • Why do nations fail? Why did Australia prosper? The rise and fall of economic ideas 

    Sölvell, Örjan; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    How many good ideas fail to take off? What are the essential elements that drive innovation and economic sustainability at the micro and macro level? Professor Örjan Sölvell explores the imperative to acquire buy-in from ...
  • A twist in time 

    Crooks, Daniel; Weschler, Lawrence; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    One of the main threads of Daniel Crook’s striking moving image artworks at the Samstag Museum is the treatment of time as a spatial dimension, as a tangible and malleable material. Crooks meets with Lawrence Weschler, ...
  • Cut to the chase: tackling the population debate 

    Ehrlich, Paul; Stein, Doug; Hallahan, Lorna Elizabeth; Finkel, Elizabeth; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Fresh from the AFF premiere of The Vasectomist, Dr Doug Stein joins a panel of experts to discuss what’s at stake if we don’t slice into our growing population. But does Dr Stein’s vasectomy project offer a possible means ...
  • Endangered foods (Barbara Hardy Oration) 

    Sethi, Simran; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    The United Nations estimates 75% of crop varieties have disappeared since 1900. This shrinkage echoes through our food chain and strips crops, livestock and aquatic life of their ability to adapt to changes in the environment, ...
  • Resilience (Joy MacLennan Oration) 

    Deveson, Anne; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Anne Deveson’s distinguished career combines her media experience with a long-standing concern for social justice. In her book, Resilience (2003), Anne asks ‘How is it that some people can be resilient in adversity, while ...
  • Looking to the stars: in search of our place in the universe 

    Davies, Paul; Bland, Phil; Williams, Sean; Dryza, Kristina; Pederick, Ben; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    A fascination with time and space has been part of the human story since we first looked up. A select group from across the program explores this obsession with the night sky and asks what this says about our imaginations ...
  • Sex bonding and dominance in bonobos 

    Parish, Amy; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    The mating behavior of the apes is comical, complex and fascinating. Chimpanzee societies are physically aggressive, male-bonded and male-dominated. Their close relatives (and ours), the bonobos, differ: females bond with ...
  • Dawn of the deed: sex, death and evolution 

    Long, John A; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    How and when did reproduction by sexual copulation first evolve and why? Evidence from fossils caught in the act combine with insights from the sex lives of animals today help us to explore the origins of sex and the links ...
  • The electric planet 

    Finkel, Alan; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    Re-inventing our energy supply is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Is it possible to build a strategy that ensures abundant energy, a vibrant economy and a stable environment? Dr Alan Finkel believes an electron ...
  • Breathing life into our city's corners 

    Speck, Jeff; Ranson, Travis; Jacobs, Lily; Drew, Peter; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    What makes good cities thrive, and how can the potential of a city be harnessed? Game changers work to find the potential to breathe life into a city’s streets, allowing communities to make the best use of their public ...
  • Safety in clusters 

    Sölvell, Örjan; Adelaide Festival Corporation (Radio Adelaide, 2013-10)
    European countries have been using cluster development for economic and industrial sustainability for about 20 years. Could a similar approach work for South Australia? Special guest Professor Örjan Sölvell will examine ...

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