Experts and researchers in conversation -- in science, health, technology, law, the arts, and business.
Stroke recovery: The state of the science
Stroke recovery guru Prof. Julie Bernhardt on the latest research into factors that maximise chances of overcoming the physical and mental aftermath of stroke.
Ageing workers: Old and in the way?
Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.
Sifting pseudoscience from the real thing
Psychology researcher Scott Lilienfeld explores the popular science myths that too often make fools of us.
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.
Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield
How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.
Earthquakes: The lessons learned
Earthquake researcher Associate Professor Mark Quigley on the lessons learned from recent major earthquakes and how to better prepare regions at risk.
Reclaiming passion as a driver of human behaviour
Philosopher of the emotions Prof Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour.
Why isn’t treatment for depression leading to lower prevalence?
Prof Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere hasn't decreased despite increased treatment.
Freedom from extreme poverty as a human right
Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world’s very poor are excluded from a life of dignity.
Untangling our evolutionary history
Paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood on how continuing research into human evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we've yet to learn.