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A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.
 
Download This Show is your weekly guide to the world of media, culture, and technology. From social media to gadgets, streaming services to privacy issues. Each week Marc Fennell and a team of people far smarter than him (his words, not ours) take a fun deep dive into how technology is reshaping our lives.
 
Every few weeks, a brand new comedy special will pop into your feed. From Felicity Ward’s award-winning show The Hedgehog Dilemma to Ivan Aristeguieta’s stand-up, The Fourth Floor, recorded at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As well as stand-up specials from Sammy J, David Quirk and Suren Jayemanne. ***Warning: Some of these podcasts contain swearing and adult concepts, not suitable for listeners under 15 years of age***
 
The Pineapple Project is back with a new host, comedian Nazeem Hussain. This season we're here to help you save you a whole heap of money. We'll look at spending less, spending better and understanding why we buy things in the first place. It's like getting a pay rise without having to do anything! So we're getting FRUGAL…(WTF does frugal mean?! It means not being wasteful). We're giving you easy ways to save money on fashion, pets, travel, cars, phones, food and at the gym. So join Nazeem f ...
 
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The tropical storm threat closes in on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with some areas expecting up to a foot of rain before the storm system pushes towards the Carolinas. President Biden's warning about the new COVID Delta variant now seen in at least 45 states. This, as the President marks a new vaccine milestone: 300 million shots ad…
 
Botanists biased towards pretty plants more than the ugliesKings Park Botanic Garden Perth great for a stroll and does top-notch botanical and horticultural researchPlay behaviour linked to brain mass and life span in a sample of Australian birdsAncient tree-climbing marsupials reveal hints of past environments…
 
As surveillance technology develops, it's changing the nature of the way we are policed. The Economist's US digital editor Jon Fasman discusses the risks these new technologies pose to us as citizens of liberal democracies, and asks the challenging question: how much surveillance are we willing to tolerate in the name of public safety?…
 
Six months after they reached a Brexit trade deal, relations between the UK and the EU have soured. At the heart of this dispute is the Northern Ireland Protocol, the agreement designed to prevent a hard border in Ireland and preserve the Good Friday Agreement. The University of Sydney's Dr Diarmuid Maguire says it threatens to provoke another cris…
 
Ethiopia is due to hold elections on the 21st of June despite the devastating war and looming famine in Tigray region, and escalating security challenges across the country. How Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responds to the result could shape the trajectory of the war and Ethiopia more generally.
 
Helping Hands – Costa | FAQs: Callus - Old potting mix - Composting dog poo | Frangipanis in Cool Climates – Jerry | Tassie Bush treasures – Tino | Hanging with the Locals – Clarence | Pruning Lemon Trees – Jane | Duo-planting – Tino | My Garden Path – Peter Haar | Plant Profile: Spigariello – Millie | Hop-in Hotel – Josh | Amazing Maize – Sophie |…
 
The Supreme Court rejects a major challenge to Obamacare, protecting 31 million Americans who get their insurance this way. The new warnings on the Delta COVID variant now seen in at least 41 states said to be highly transmissible. A tropical storm warning issued across several states with strong winds and heavy rains expected. The exclusive report…
 
Live, werk, pose! Steven Canals, co-creator, executive producer, writer and director of Pose gets deep and meaningful with BL + BW, reflecting on the end of the award-winning series which has been hailed as groundbreaking for trans representation. Steven shares what it was like to be in the room when Billy Porter shared his HIV status with the cast…
 
Live, werk, pose! Steven Canals, co-creator, executive producer, writer and director of Pose gets deep and meaningful with BL + BW, reflecting on the end of the award-winning series which has been hailed as groundbreaking for trans representation. Steven shares what it was like to be in the room when Billy Porter shared his HIV status with the cast…
 
If any products you've bought break, did you know that you have a legal right to have them repaired at a reasonable cost? And the Productivity Commission has just released a report suggesting ways to strengthen that right further. What are you entitled to? And what can you do if you feel you’ve been given a raw deal?…
 
The attitudes of young Australian women are changing, and fast, on everything from marriage to kids and home ownership.That's according to one of the biggest surveys that gets done in this country.Australia Talks, a survey by Vox Pop labs in conjunction with the ABC, spoke to more than 60,000 Australians about what keeps them up at night.Today on t…
 
When winter arrives there's nothing like curling up in front of a fire heater with a glass of wine. But there's something disturbing in this cosy picture. As Alison Branley discovers, there's a huge risk to our health that we seem determined to ignore, even though it's estimated to kill hundreds of Australians every year…
 
Last year in the pandemic a lot of people withdrew their superannuation under the Early Release Scheme. For many, it was a lifeline to cover food, rent and pay down debt in case things got worse. For others, it was about replacing an ageing car, or trying to save or even start a business. And surprise, surprise, overall it's worked out worse for wo…
 
Mountains have often been the location for spiritual experiences, or breakthroughs. On Soul Search today, we're turning to the mountains in our third — and final — episode on Sacred Landscapes. We meet Dr Thomas Michael, an expert on the religious significance of mountains in Eastern and Western thought, and Gary Khor, Grandmaster of tai chi, who g…
 
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