Apr 14, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Science of Shakespeare Audio
Ideas The Science of Shakespeare Apr 14, 2014 | 54:00William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Journalist and author Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.
Apr 10, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Unfinished Business Audio
Ideas Unfinished Business Apr 10, 2014 | 53:58Twenty years after the first free elections in South Africa, the country still struggles. But across the bitter divides of race and class, there is hope. Philip Coulter tells the story of a massacre, and one woman's act of grace and reconciliation.
Apr 9, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation Audio
Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation Apr 9, 2014 | 54:00The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from happening again is questionable. Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story reconciliation with the man who killed his family.
Apr 7, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Drink Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Drink Apr 7, 2014 | 53:59Michael Enright talks to two authors who have written about the bottle and the damage done: Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, and Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink.
Apr 2, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy Apr 2, 2014 | 53:58British scholar and broadcaster Baroness Helena Kennedy explores new human rights challenges emerging in the 21st century. It's part of the special lecture series Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights.
Apr 1, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species! Audio
Ideas Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species! Apr 1, 2014 | 54:00Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It's just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.
Mar 21, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap Audio
Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap Mar 21, 2014 | 53:58Featuring the work of PhD student Kimberley Tavares. A disproportionate number of black male youth disengage from the school system. Her work shows how black women teachers hold important lessons for improving educational outcomes for all students.
Mar 20, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Conflicted Cities Audio
Ideas Conflicted Cities Mar 20, 2014 | 53:59It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new conflict zone. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores what happens when our neighbourhoods become high value targets.
Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.
Mar 14, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine Audio
Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine Mar 14, 2014 | 53:58Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. Philip Coulter visits Ukraine to tell the story the Holodomor, "hunger extermination”, which took place in the 1930s, an event that shapes Ukraine to this day.
Mar 13, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Reserve Judgement Audio
Ideas Reserve Judgement Mar 13, 2014 | 53:58Katharina and Glenn Patterson decided to get a university degree and then return to their aboriginal community. But when they spoke out about violence and tried to take sexual abusers to court, Katharina and Glenn were met with hostility and even rage.