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Anthropologists study human culture and society. They ask “what it is to be human?”. Anthropologists answer this question by analysing diverse societies to find out what all humans have in common. To undertake this study, anthropologists have a ‘kit’ full of conceptual tools. Join the Audible Anthropologist (aka La Trobe University’s Nicholas Herriman) as we describe some of these tools and put them to use.
 
In a time of populist politics with the rise of Trump and Brexit and disruptions to old media, this new La Trobe University podcast series explores themes of crisis in communication. In this six part series we look at problems for democracies around leadership and language, political polarisation, populism, resistance and silence of minority groups. We begin with a special lecture from New York political scientist Professor Stanley Feldman from Stony Brook University talking about the rise o ...
 
This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process ...
 
The Roman World introduces students to the society, literature and art of ancient Rome, through a study of its major historical and literary figures, such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Virgil and Ovid. We shall look at Rome’s place in the ancient Mediterranean world, and its connections with ancient Greece and other cultures, such as Egypt and Gaul. Through almost constant warfare, Rome accumulated an enormous Mediterranean empire, and this subject will investigate how this shaped Roman ...
 
In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how myths are 'read' in their historical context, e ...
 
This subject explores Ancient Roman epic poetry, the literary genre which deals with grand mythical narratives involving heroes, gods, war, and love affairs. Epic was the most prestigious literary form in the ancient world. Roman poets adapted and developed Greek epic, particularly influenced by the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey. Roman epics similarly deal with divine and heroic material, but Roman poets also weave contemporary and topical themes into the mythical subject matter. The primary tex ...
 
The Physical Performance Show exists to inspire people to achieve their physical best performance through candid interviews with the world’s best and most inspiring physical performers. The show's host Physiotherapist, Best selling Author, and accomplished athlete Brad Beer delves into how top physical performers achieve success and the highs and lows of the journey in getting there.
 
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Dr Ashar Kahn is a Specialist Psychiatrist, Director and Founder of Queensland ADHD and Neurosciences Clinic. Dr Kahn first recognised the vast prevalence of undetected ADHD during his addiction training. Dr Kahn observed similar patterns of lack of recognition, early detection and diagnosis, a one-stop specialist platform for early diagnostic dete…
 
In episode 279 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Greg Bennett (OLY) 2002 & 2003 ITU World Cup Triathlon Series Champion on this Featured Performer episode. Greg competed professionally across 28 years from the age of 18 to 44. In that time, Greg has amassed a sporting resume like very few triathletes in history. …
 
Amy shares around how we can optimise our skeletal or bone health across our lifespan, what can we do pre puberty, what can we do as adults and what can we do post menopause and as Amy states MANopause for the blokes in order to ensure we have optimal skeletal health in lower likelihood or mobility associated with low bone density or poor bone heal…
 
Brenton has had swimming in his genes for longer than he can remember, he was an elite Junior swimmer making Nationals Finals before going on to start his now 14 year career in coaching and along the way having coached Masters Teams to 5 National Club Championships before commencing Effortless Swimming. Effortless Swimming is the swimming technique…
 
The relationship between Australia and Southeast Asian countries has grown substantially in the last decade, from a marriage of convenience to the development of regional agendas, strategic partnerships and shared economic interests. A global pandemic has shifted priorities, and vaccine diplomacy throughout the region has both shifted and strengthe…
 
Dr Tania Pizzari and Brady Green both hail from Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Tania Pizzari PhD is prolific in the sports injury research space regularly presenting at international and national sports medicine conferences, lecturing at Latrobe University and having contributed to in excess of 130 research publications while …
 
Asia’s relationship with democratic governance is complicated. While some countries such as Japan and Indonesia pride themselves on transparent elections, the struggles for democracy continue in countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, where growing authoritarianism may be undermining long-term prospects for demo…
 
The Goths are leaving Roman territory, and while they successfully sacked some cities there has been no lasting damage to the provinces - but the same can’t be said for the reputation of the Emperor, Decius. He rides with his troops to confront them in battle, becoming the first Roman emperor to die at the hands of a foreign enemy. Guest: Associate…
 
Dr David started his career in 2007 as a Senior Physiologist at the English Institute of Sport between 2009 and 2012. David was responsible for the management of the multidisciplinary scientific support for the British Triathlon Team in preparation for their London 2012 campaign. David was managing performance projects and training programs for Ali…
 
For the last seventy years Taiwan and mainland China has remained mostly separated. While China has encouraged interaction in the hope of a peaceful reunification, they have sought to isolate Taipei internationally, offering inducements and economic incentives to those who might engage. In recent months there could be signs that Beijing is contempl…
 
Mike Crawley is a 220 marathoner, who has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain. Mike is currently an Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology at Durham University, in compiling Out Of Thin Air, he spent 15 months in Addis Ababa in the surrounding regions of Ethiopia integrating into the running lifestyle and ways of the Ethiopi…
 
It was the 17th of April, 1999, and in Adelaide, South Australia, two rookie police officers were coming to the end of their shift. As the two young officers returned to their vehicle, they noticed a handwritten note on their windscreen, wedged under the wipers. It read: ‘There’s a dead girl's body in the shrubs of the grounds near the main road of…
 
Regional security is a critical issue for The Philippines. Once closely aligned with western democracies, the strong-arm leadership of Rodrigo Duterte has guided it in a more authoritarian direction, leading critics to voice concern for the country’s democratic freedoms. In the international arena, tensions in the South China Seas have complicated …
 
This is the era of Roman history where the Goths from the north begin to pose a serious threat to the stability of the faltering Roman empire. When they begin to lay siege to Roman cities Decius rides to confront them, not realising the challenging battles that await him. Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History,…
 
Japan has been expanding its military roles in the post-Cold War period. While the conventional security threats associated with China’s military rise and North Korea’s nuclear weapons are still present, Japan’s participation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, the arms trade ban policy, regional maritime capacity-building and shaping intern…
 
Eloise is a dual Australian Olympian featuring the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games whereby in 2016 Eloise was a 5000m and 10,000m finalist, 4x Australian Commonwealth Games representative, she is a mother of 2 beautiful children, daughter Indy and son Sonny, those that know and follow Eloise know her passion for her Foundation, where she co-…
 
As the car drew closer, Daniel turned on the kitchen light and headed out front to see who was arriving at 3AM. The family dogs were barking out the back, attuned to the strange hour the person was visiting. Daniel walked down the driveway to see the driver, who got out of the car. But he’d left the headlights on, so it was too bright for Daniel to…
 
Jessica Stenson (nee Trengove) dual Australian Olympian, dual Commonwealth Games Marathon Medallist last appeared on The Physical Performance Show on episode 34 in December 2016 and a lot has changed in Jess's world since that last appearance. We caught up with Jess just after the Rio Olympic Games and from there Jess went on to run in the 2018 Com…
 
During the early days of his reign, Emperor Decius issued an edict commanding that all Romans should make a sacrifice for the good of the empire. While some happily went along with it, for others it went against what they believed in, and not everyone living within the borders of Rome were happy with the Emperor's wishes. Guest: Associate Professor…
 
Vic Mitchell is an Australian dual Olympian, three times Commonwealth Games representative and five times Australian National 3000m Steeplechase Champion and whilst at college in the US the NCAA very coveted title for the 3000m Steeples. Victoria has represented Australia three times at the Commonwealth Games, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Rio 201…
 
This was a guy who’d worked a number of different jobs in his time - aside from the Navy, he’d been a sheet metal fabricator, a commercial diver, air system technician, a welder and even a postie. He’d also lived in pretty much every Australian State, and even ventured to New Zealand at one stage between May and August of 2006. If Sara Lee Davey an…
 
In April 2017, Chinese Communist Party authorities in Xinjiang launched a series of “strike-hard” campaigns against “illegal births” with the explicit aim to “reduce and stabilise a moderate birth level” and decrease the birth-rate in southern Xinjiang. The crackdown has led to an unprecedented and precipitous drop, and the largest declines have be…
 
24th of November 1989, Fremantle Prison, Western Australia The trio removed the bar and slipped out of the workshop window and gained access to the roof of the print shop. From there, they went along the guard’s walkway, jumped from roof to roof, until they hit the edge of the prison grounds. One of them missed the last jump, fell and injured his l…
 
Celeste Goodson has been helping change the way women and elite athletes recover postpartum since 2009. Celeste is the founder of Recore fitness and the fit splint device, a wonderful device to support women pre and postpartum. Celeste shares around how pregnant women move differently, why it's important to take a proactive approach postpartum and …
 
When Phillip became Emperor in 244CE, Rome was cracking at the edges. Enemies were at the border, the economy was straining, and the Emperor was an easy target for a disgruntled military. Who wants to rule Rome at this time? Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, …
 
Dougal Allan has been prolific in the multi-sport world for over 15 years, he is the 2 x Champion of Challenge Wankaka and the course record holder, he has stood on podiums in Adventure Races in Brazil, China, Australia and Canada. Dougal is the 2 x Speights Coast to Coast Champion and having podiumed in that event five times. Dougal competes in ov…
 
This episode is not just a conversation that matters to people looking to lose weight, but it's also crucial for the driven athlete, particularly in endurance sports or power weight based sports who is conscious of their body weight. It's also relevant for practitioners and of course coaches and athletes of any level, get ready to have your paradig…
 
Not long after sunrise Peter Leutenegger was flying his chopper across the Jubilee Downs Station, singing along to a few of his favourite Slim Dusty songs. He was mustering horses in preparation for the upcoming Fitzroy Crossing Rodeo; a popular annual event that saw many people travel to the area, when he noticed something unusual on the ground be…
 
Over the past two decades Japan has experienced slow economic growth, changed employment practices, population decline, an ageing society, and an increasingly multi-ethnic population resulting from migration. How all of these factors have influenced education will shape the society of the future. Guest: Professor Kaori Okano (Asian Studies and Japa…
 
During this episode, you’ll hear from Brad Beven OAM who shares his experience and expertise in a coaching capacity. Brad's accomplishments were many, Winner 4 consecutive World Cup triathlon titles between 1992 and 1995 7 x Formula One Triathlon Champion between 1994 and 1999 19 World Triathlon Cup consecutive victories 5 x Australian Olympic Dist…
 
The rise of China, Trump’s America First policies, division within Europe and successful defiance by authoritarian states are affecting the shape of the emerging new order. Human rights, rule of law, free media and longstanding global institutions all seem set to be weakened. Autocracies are exercising greater control over world affairs. Australia …
 
Anzac Day Friday, 25 April 2014 John Pearson said it was a bleak irony that his brother Martin was killed on a day that was all about mateship and courage. “This is an act of supreme cowardice and I can’t believe somebody’s conscience hasn’t got the better of them and they won’t be struck by an act of guilt,” “I can’t believe the extreme irony of s…
 
Rome dates its beginning to the 21st April 753BCE, when legend has it that it was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus. While not the only myth connected to this event, it has been the most enduring, and commemorating it became an important event in the Roman calendar. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and…
 
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