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Lisa Leong helps you navigate your way through the tough times, looking for the sunshine and the humanity in the world of work. From the quirky to the somewhat controversial, experts in the world of work and business share their ideas, experiments and fast fails, that you can apply to your own career. We’re cheaper than therapy and more fun than LinkedIn, think of us as your digital water cooler.
 
Making sense of a changing world, Extra with Geraldine Doogue explores the risks and possibilities of big shifts in power, puts events with our neighbourhood and overseas into context and explains how this affects Australia’s place within our wider world.
 
Overnights is heard from 2am to 6am nationally on the ABC. There is great music and interesting guests from Australia and all parts of the globe. You'll hear conversations about food, travel, science, music, books, personal finance, sport, film, astronomy, fashion, gardening, relationships, collectables and much more.
 
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Australian parliamentarians, from across the party divide, believe it’s time for the United States to stop its pursuit of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Assange remains in a UK prison, despite defeating a US extradition request. If the US appeal succeeds, he faces espionage charges, and the possibility of a long jail term. Should Assange be fre…
 
Multiple crews investigating a military jet crash outside of Fort Worth, Texas. A body found near Grand Teton National Park where investigators had been searching for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito. This, as authorities in Florida continue the search for her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who disappeared after being named a person of interest in the …
 
The cliche of bright red lipstick and shoulder pads as symbols of power for women went out of style in the 80s, thank goodness.But who gets power at work today and why? And what do you need to do to keep it?Social psychologist Professor Dacher Keltner, from the University of California, Berkley has studied power for 25 years. He has found the Machi…
 
Things were looking shaky for Christian Porter for days before he resigned from the frontbench. In less than a year, the man formerly described as one of the most promising members of the Coalition's cabinet, has had a dramatic tumble from Attorney General to the backbenches. He maintains he's done nothing wrong, in spite of sharp criticism over an…
 
For something that we commonly consider to be as regular and predictable as clockwork, time sure can feel weird. Sometimes it drags, sometimes it rushes, sometimes it seems to stop altogether. We don't experience this skewed perception with other phenomena - with colours, for instance. The blue of the sky looks like the blue of the sky, no matter w…
 
What happens when a sceptical writer immerses herself in peak Christian belief at a creationist museum? What happens when a Christian minister confronts the past and present horrific failures of the church? Hear from authors Sarah Krasnostein and John Dickson about what they learned when they confronted belief and unbelief, how it moved and changed…
 
What defines success? Australia’s founding fathers proudly dispossessed Aboriginal inhabitants in the name of nation building. Ben Wyatt argues success is now defined by including indigenous people. He was WA’s Aboriginal Affairs Minister when Rio Tinto destroyed the Juukan caves. Now a board member, the former politician explains how it was allowe…
 
Even in a scientifically enlightened, media-savvy age, conspiracy theories have proven strangely resilient. They just don’t seem to want to go away, and many people seemingly can’t get their fill. We’ve touched on the odd persistence of conspiracy theories on this show in the past, but now RN has devoted an entire series to what makes conspiracies …
 
On the eve of the FDA’s high-stakes meeting on booster shots, new data out of Israel indicates an additional Pfizer shot provided ten times more protection against COVID-19 and severe disease; The French government says it has killed the top ISIS leader in Africa who had claimed responsibility for the 2017 deadly ambush of four U.S. service members…
 
It's the most significant defence announcement in Australia in decades. After months of secret talks, the US and UK will help Australia develop a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. It allows Australia access to one of the world's most exclusive weaponry clubs, and everyone knows the unspoken motivation is to try to contain a rising China. So …
 
It’s time for Name That Space Sound! Each Friday we’re going to drop a mini-episode in which Karlie plays a mysterious space sound and Corey does his best to guess what it is. This week, a wheel that is running on metal.Presenters: Karlie Noon, Corey TuttProducer: Ivy ShihExecutive Producer: Joel WernerSound engineer: Simon BranthwaitePodcast tile …
 
People who are abused as children can face life-long health and social problems. Many struggle despite cognitive behavioural therapy, anti-depressants and the like. How much faith should we place in the new frontier of psychiatric medicine? The drug more often associated with motherhood – oxytocin – is showing promise in the laboratory. Can the ‘lo…
 
In the long years of British colonialism, women from Asia travelled all over the world, as maids, or child carers, or both, typically for well-off English families who had been living in Asia. They were the first migrant domestic workers. While there is more awareness of them in the UK, because more went there, an unknown number also came to Austra…
 
In the depths of the Holocaust, twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp were selected to make high-end fashion for the Nazi elite. The Upper Tailoring Studio, housed in an SS admin block, became a vital hub of resistance as the dressmakers of Auschwitz used their sewing skills to survive.…
 
Facebook’s CEO has spoken about changing the social media platform into a “metaverse” company and he’s pledged billions to the cause. The metaverse is a term Silicon Valley uses for the next stage of the internet: a world in which all activities are conducted in an immersive Virtual Reality environment. But would Zoom-weary humans want to live in s…
 
The story of one of Australia's most misunderstood criminals.After a traumatic childhood, Raymond Denning jumps from juvenile detention to jail. When an escape attempt goes wrong, a prison warder is critically injured and the finger is pointed at Denning. A series of prison escapes follow throughout the 1970s as Denning floats between NSW prisons, …
 
Several Olympic gymnastics, including Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, testify before Congress saying they were betrayed by the FBI and accused the agency of burying their sexual abuse allegations against former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar. The FDA releases preliminary data from Pfizer on its booster shot trials, as the company recommends fully vacci…
 
Over the centuries, people of all cultures have made and used clocks, from the city sundials of Ancient Rome through hourglasses and medieval water clocks to atomic time-keeping devices. But clocks are not just a way of measuring time. Throughout history they have also been deployed as instruments of faith, money and power, imposing social order an…
 
A cabinet reshuffle is expected hours after we go to air, with leaks abounding.Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, has made a strong case for independence in a speech to her Scottish National Party this week. But there remains a big constitutional barrier. Meanwhile Brexit Britain is suffering a goods shortage due to a lack of truck drivers…
 
Australian farming families can diversify their incomes, increase productivity and profit from strong climate policy, according to a new report from economic consultants Ernst & Young, and Flinders Island beef farmer Felicity Richards says she is taking some ideas from the recent conference in Launceston back to the farm to limit the effects of cli…
 
Hurricane Nicholas slams into parts of Texas and Louisiana producing life-threatening flooding and winds up to 75 miles an hour. Child COVID cases now making up nearly 30 percent of all new cases in the U.S. Dr. Fauci weighs in on when children could become eligible to receive COVID vaccines and booster shots for adults. The first exit polls are in…
 
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