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  1. 31 August 2017 - Humanities

    Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important

    As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.

  2. 30 August 2017 - Humanities

    5 modern philosophical dilemmas

    As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.

  3. Podcast23 September 2016 - Up Close

    Challenging harmful ideologies in belief and practice

    Philosopher Sally Haslanger on finding ways to combat harmful ideologies like racism and sexism that endure in human societies.

  4. Podcast2 September 2016 - The Policy Shop

    A.C. Grayling on higher education

    Who should pay for university education? The taxpayer or student? Professor A.C. Grayling joins Professor Glyn Davis to discuss this and other campus issues.

  5. Podcast12 August 2016 - Up Close

    Reclaiming passion as a driver of human behaviour

    Philosopher of the emotions Professor Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour.

  6. Podcast11 July 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Listening to the voices of things

    Making an imaginative leap through art in order to listen to 'things' could be the key to a new politics to deal with the big problems like climate change.

  7. 18 April 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Gaming more than a Space Oddity

    A brutal and ruthless massive online space game is stretching the boundaries of fun, telling us about ourselves and the wider potential of gaming.