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  1. Listen5 May 2017 – Ageing, Cellular, Exercise, Health, Preventive Medicine

    Staying healthy in old age

    Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.

  2. Listen21 April 2017 – Agriculture, Food Security, Public Policy

    The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people

    Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.

  3. Listen6 April 2017 – China, Corruption, Governance

    Crony capitalism Chinese style

    Professor Minxin Pei on collusive corruption in China, its root cause, and why a free media and liberal democracy may be the key elements to a lasting solution.

  1. Listen23 March 2017 – LGBT, Mental Health, Psychology

    The human cost of homophobia and transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.

  2. Listen10 March 2017 – Agriculture, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Medicine

    Genetic snip and snap

    Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.

  3. Listen24 February 2017 – Human rights, Migration, Public Policy, Refugees

    The power of a warm welcome

    Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.

  4. Listen10 February 2017 – Education, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Wellbeing, Workplace Change

    Taking positive psychology to a group level

    Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is moving to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations.

  5. Listen27 January 2017 – Agriculture, Climate change, Environment

    Global warming’s companion crisis

    Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast-growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is threatening our health.

  6. Listen13 January 2017 – Biology, Biomedicine, Epidemics, Viruses

    Outbreak! Managing human pandemics

    Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still-inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.