The simplest questions often have the most complex answers. The Philosopher's Zone is your guide through the strange thickets of logic, metaphysics and ethics.
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
The Science Show gives Australians unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
The Money looks at Australia and the world through an economic lens. It explores how economics influences everything else.
Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.
New and compelling stories from Australia and around the world, told by some of our most popular and trusted historians. Step inside a time machine for an immersive journey through history, where stories of people, places and events bring the past vividly into our present world.
LNL stories separated out for listening. From razor-sharp analysis of current events to the hottest debates in politics, science, philosophy and culture, Late Night Live puts you firmly in the big picture.
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view.
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.
Background Briefing is daring narrative journalism: Australian investigations with impact. Our award-winning reporters forensically uncover the hidden stories at the heart of the country’s biggest issues.
AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more and join out monthly Book Club on Facebook.
With a focus on international politics and business, Geraldine Doogue talks to expert commentators about the things that matter to Australians.
In-depth conversations with the world's top directors, performers and writers for the stage.
Radio National Fictions is the ABC's place for creative audio fiction from Australia's best writers and emerging creators. We deal in the hilarious, the gritty and sometimes the dystopian. Think of it as movies for your ears.
Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives
Lawyer Nicola Gobbo represented some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all the while secretly working as a police informer. Why did she do it, and how was it allowed to happen? For the first time, she tells the full story behind why she became an informer, and what happened when her double life was exposed to the world.
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.
RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Tony Briscoe brings you rural news and events from Tasmania and a the nation.
With unparalleled resources, World News Tonight with David Muir provides the latest information and analysis of major events from around the country and the world.
RN Presents brings you the best short feature and documentary series from the ABC’s Radio National network.
Are women’s and men’s brains different? Is porn changing the way we have sex? Is sugar really that bad? Everyone has an opinion, but then there’s Science.
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
Contemporary and ancient, Australian and bilingual, live and recorded: here poetry speaks for itself in a rich radio world complete with sound and music.
AM is Australia's most informative morning current affairs program. With key political interviews and stories about the Australian way of life, AM sets the agenda for the nation’s daily news and current affairs coverage.
The Roundtable is RN's weekly forum, exploring the big issues and ideas in national and international affairs.
Books and Arts explores the many worlds of performance, writing, music and visual arts, and features interviews with local and international authors and artists.
Humourist and historian David Hunt and ABC 702’s Dom Knight take on Australian history and uncover the characters, events and a cat that you won’t find in the regular history books. This is not history for the faint-hearted.
Fenella Kernebone looks at how we shape our world, from the ground up. One single audio file of each program - good for continuous listening.
The People vs is your escape from all the usual arguments. It’s where informed citizens debate, doubt and decide.
From feisty debates and discussion from major writers festivals, to folk and hip hop from some of the past year’s great musical events. An RN summer season program.
Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
Race, racism, identity, culture, difference — let’s talk it out. It’s Not a Race, with host Beverley Wang, is the ABC podcast Australia needs right now.
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Now Hear This is a night of people coming together to hear and tell stories. The stories can be funny, moving or silly, all in a few spellbinding minutes.
The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians.
Independent news and stories connecting you to life in Australia and Mandarin-speaking Australians. - 独立视角的新闻与故事，让你进入澳洲生活，走近讲普通话的澳洲人。
UK Neurosurgeon, Henry Marsh, talks to Paul Barclay about the wonder and mystery of the human brain - and how, as brain surgeon, you are one tiny mistake away from complete catastrophe.https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/confessions-of-a-brain-surgeon/13256602
Alan Finkel, Australia's former Chief Scientist, plots a course for moving away from carbon emitting fossil fuels, towards a zero emissions world. Solar, wind, as well as battery storage of renewables, will meet more of energy needs. But the great hope, down the track, is hydrogen power.
US president Joe Biden has pledged a reformed approach to China and the United States’ relationship with the outside world. So, what would a changing US-China relationship mean for the rest of the world? And does the US look for more cooperation with Europe on dealings with China? A panel of China and international security experts explores the com…
Psychedelic drugs were a feature of 1960s counter-culture and the subject of serious medical research from the 1940s onwards. Research was halted after psychedelics were declared dangerous and banned but new research is finding them to be powerful medicine. And, with the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, why are there so few drugs to treat viruse…
The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neuro technologies.
Maria Dahvana Headley knows how to write - and read - monsters. And in doing both she remakes them, as she explains to Kate Evans
Jury deliberations begin in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with the defense urging jurors to take into account what transpired before Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck. Every American at least 16 years old and older can now get a Covid-19 vaccine as Johnson and Johnson's vaccine remains temporarily paused. The cause…
Veterans welcome a Royal Commission into suicides but question if it will have enough power to actually help.
研究结果表明，近90％的参与者在过去六个月里经历过街头骚扰。 其中的百分之七十五个至少一个月经历过一次。 点击图片收听详细信息。
4月20日是联合国中文日(UN Chinese Language Day)，而这个洋纪念日的由来却与一位中国传说人物和二十四节气有关。（点击封面图片，收听主持人趣味开聊）
《调音》(Tuning In) 是安德鲁·周 （ Andrew Zhou）导演和作曲的短片，探讨面对21世纪全球传染病大流行的共同危机我们相互联系的方式。 (点击图片收听详细信息）
If you're over 50 shortly you might be able to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sooner than expected;
The program informed Australians wake up to. Start each day with comprehensive coverage and analysis of national and international events, and hear interviews with the people who matter today—along with those who'll be making news tomorrow.
In a follow up to the highly successful Around the world in 80 Trees Jonathan Drori is back with another epic journey - This time his focus is on plants.
Violence has erupted on the streets of Northern Ireland after decades of peace. We speak to David Phinnemore in Belfast about the role Brexit is playing in fuelling the tensions.
Laura Tingle reports from the National Cabinet meeting on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the Prime Minister finally agrees to a Royal Commission into veteran suicides.
Joe McCarthy is the figurehead of the anti-communist crusades of the 1950s-era. Thousands of Americans were investigated as alleged communists and Soviet agents during the 'Red Scare'. McCarthyism became the synonym for hysterical intolerance – and some say it’s prevalent again today. Historian Richard Norton Smith explores the rise of Joe McCarthy…
澳新安全旅游圈启动，澳航新开黄金海岸航线； 莫里森宣布对退伍军人自杀问题展开皇家委员会调查； 电话欺诈索人钱财，警方公布闭路电视图像寻找调查线索 （点击上图收听报道）
Buruli ulcer, rhumatoid arthritis, antipsychotics and weight gain
Anthony Fauci became a household name in the past year with his steady, science-based advice. Australia often compares itself to the US but our experiences of the pandemic have been very different to those of America
Doctors are sometimes not the best at giving patients an accurate or realistic prognosis about a disease. Yet someone with a cancer diagnosis will most often want to know 'how long have I got'. A US site called cancersurvivalrates.com aims to give patients and health care professionals accurate information on prognosis by tumour type.…
Most heart research has been into men but heart disease kills about five times more women than breast cancer. An international study looking at large numbers of genes working together found that women present their own genetic patterns and it has major implications for prevention and treatment.
Urinary tract infections, are common but there's often confusion on how best to treat them. Antibiotics may help, but to what extent? New research has brought together the most reliable evidence on treating UTIs to see what's appropriate, and when.
诺福克岛（Norfolk Island）是风景如画的岛屿度假胜地，被视为太平洋上的一颗明珠，现在再次迎接前来寻找世外桃源的人们。 点击图片收听详细信息。
联邦政府放弃此前的疫苗接种时间表意味着澳大利亚的边境不太可能在2022年之前重新开放。 但是，中国和澳洲的旅游业界还是在积极为随时有可能放开的国际边境做准备。 点击图片收听详细信息。
The city of Minneapolis and the nation on edge as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin comes to a close tomorrow. Minnesota state's National Guard are on alert, as George Floyd's family says they "are praying for a conviction." Authorities reveal the suspected gunman of a deadly mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally …
National cabinet meets with hopes of reviving Australia's faltering COVID-19 vaccine rollout; the trans-Tasman travel bubble is open for business; and we take you to South Africa, where a fierce wildfire destroys historic sites on Table Mountain.
Can national cabinet help convince a sceptical public that the troubled vaccine program can get back on track?