Chanel Contos was in conversation with Natassia Chrysanthos on Chanel's new book Consent Laid Bare: sex, entitlement and the distortion of desire, a game-changing book about sex and consent that every woman - and man - should read.
Sam Roggeveen was in conversation with Rory Medcalf on his newbook The Echidna Strategy:Australia’s Search for Power and Peace.
In the wake of shift in the global power balance, how can Australia best protect itself? The Echidna Strategy overturns the conventional wisdom about Australia's security.
Megan Davis and George Williams was in conversation Mark Kenny on their new book Everything You Need to Know about the Voice. Australians will soon be faced with an important choice. Will they vote Yes to change our nation's Constitution to introduce an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice?
Lea Ypi was in conversation with the Allan Behm on her award-winning book Free. Coming of Age at the End of History, exploring the meaning of freedom - personal, collective, political - from an extraordinary new voice.
Anna Funder was in conversation with the Virginia Haussegger on her new book, Wifedom. Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life, a blazing, genre-bending masterpiece from one of the most inventive writers of our time.
Ryan Cropp was in conversation with Mark McKenna on his new book Donald Horne. A Life in the Lucky Country, a fascinating biography of a brilliant man who captured the nation's imagination and boldly showed Australians who we were and how we could change.
Nick McKenzie was in conversation with Karen Middleton on Nick's new book Crossing the Line, revealing the explosive inside story behind the Ben Roberts-Smith headlines and a testament to the power of investigative journalism.
Comedian and armchair historian Mikey Robins was in conversation with Alex Sloan on Mikey's new book, Idiots, Follies and Misadventures, which reveals that human stupidity has always been our constant companion.
The word ‘governance’ can take on different meanings and be used in many contexts -corporate, organisational or cultural. Our guests Wayne Barker, Doyen Radcliffe, Sharon Babyack and David Lilley discuss First Nations perspectives of cultural governance and how this supports collaboration.
What does a new moon have to do with conservation, community, co-creativity and music? We answer this interesting and exciting question in this special episode of Collaboratory Conversations featuring Broome-based musician and collaborative artist, Jaime Jackett.
Reflecting on the values, mindsets and attitudes that we bring to our work is critical for fostering co-creativity. Our guests Dimitrios Papalexis and Aruna Venkatachalam share insights about what guides their work and how they have put these values into practice.
Sally Young was in conversation with Mark Kenny on her new book Media Monsters The Transformation of Australia's Newspaper Empire, which uncovers the key players, their political connections and campaigns and the corporate failures and triumphs of the companies that still influence Australia today.
Former chief scientist Alan Finkel was in conversation with Ken Baldwin on his new book Powering Up: Unleashing the Clean Energy Supply Chain, in which he shares his compelling insights and expertise and makes the case for Australia leading the way in the global transition to clean energy.
Christine Helliwell and Mark Willacy were in conversation with Karen Middleton on Writing War, an event to launch the second edition of Christine's book Semut and Mark's Rogue Forces, which won the 2022 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Australian History and Non-fiction respectively.
Stan Grant was in conversation with Mark Kenny on Stan's new book The Queen is Dead, a searing, viscerally powerful, emotionally unstoppable, pull-no-punches book on the bitter legacy of colonialism for indigenous people. The Queen is Dead is an extraordinary and powerful call to action.
Why is there anything at all? This is the Riddle of Existence. Human beings have been puzzling over this question for millennia. In this interview, various explanations for existence are discussed including that provided by physical science. Interview of Dr Peter Riggs, Dept. of Quantum Science an
Listen to Robyn Cadwallader who was in conversation with Nigel Featherstone on Robyn's new novel, The Fire and the Rose, a vibrant, richly imagined and deeply moving novel set in the turbulent world of thirteenth-century England.
Listen to Tracey Spicer taking about her new book Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, in which the Walkley Award-winning journalist exposes the next frontier of feminism. Man-Made enlightens readers on societal transformation and empowers them to drive positive change.
Listen to Guillaume Pitron on his new book The Dark Cloud which is about how the digital world is costing the earth, translated by Bianca Jacobsohn, a gripping new investigation into the underbelly of digital technology, which addresses the pressing question of the carbon footprint it leaves behind.
Listen to Michelle Arrow moderate a conversation with three of the book’s contributors: Marie Coleman, Elizabeth Reid and Marian Sawer. They discuss how the Whitlam government transformed Australia and why the scope and scale of the reforms for Australian women are often overlooked.
Listen to Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie and Chris Wallace speak about their edited book, The Morrison Government. Governing through crisis, 2019-2022, in which leading thinkers assess the policies and leadership of the Morrison Government from 2019 to 2022
Listen to Chris Wallace in conversation with Tanya Plibersek on Chris's new book, Political Lives. Australian Prime Ministers and their Biographers, an intimate history of image-making and image-breaking in national politics.
Listen to Don Watson and Chris Wallace talk about The Passion of Private White, Don's new book. The book describes the meeting of two worlds: that of the intensely driven Vietnam veteran and anthropologist Neville White, and the world of some hunter-gatherer clans in remote north-east Arnhem Land
Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow was in conversation with Andrew Leigh on their new book, Chokepoint Capitalism, which documents how big tech and big content have captured creative labour markets and how we can win them back.
Music provides a fascinating example of co-creativity in action. Musician, academic, and head of the ANU School of Music, Kim Cunio, reflects on his co-creative musical projects and shares insights into the responsibilities that different cultural roles and relationships require of us.
How can our identities, knowledge, values and biases influence how we work? Our guests Kaira Zoe Cañete, Emma Blomkamp, Shona Coyne and Jilda Andrews answer this question by drawing from their co-creative experiences from sectors including social policy, academic research, and cultural institutions.
Community engagement and ensuring informed consent are highly important processes when engaging in co-creative research with Indigenous communities. Azure Hermes shares her experiences navigating these processes when consulting Indigenous communities about potential uses of historical blood samples.
Writing from Manus Prison (2018) comes Freedom, Only Freedom: The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani, translated and edited by Omid Tofighian and Monne Mansoubi. Both were involved in an introduction to the book before a conversation between Behrouz and Alex Sloan.
What are the most important skills and capabilities for facilitating co-creative processes? In this episode we hear thoughts on this question from a range of collaborative practitioners including three main guests David Lilley, Johanna De Ruyter and Callie Doyle Scott.
In this episode of Collaboratory, we chat to feminist scholar Kaira Zoe Cañete, who shares a candid reflection of her PhD research process, the value of using photo-based methods for research, and the internal questions we should all be posing for ourselves as ethical researchers.
Epidemiologist and biosecurity expert, Raina MacIntyre, provided insights into historical biological attacks, lab accidents and epidemics, and the COVID-19 pandemic, and revealed a recurrent theme of denial, silence and cover-up around unnatural epidemics and the powerful vested intetests at play.
Chris Hammer was in conversation with Michael Brissenden on his new novel The Tilt. The latest stunning thriller from Canberra's international bestselling author, re-unites the key characters from his last novel, Treasure & Dirt, homicide detective Ivan Lucic and Detective Constable Nell Buchanan
Award-winning author, Richard Fidler, was in conversation with Alex Sloan on Richards new book, The Book of Roads & Kingdoms, the story of the medieval wanderers who travelled out to the edges of the known world during Islam's fabled Golden Age—an era when the caliphs of Baghdad presided over a
Ross Garnaut was in conversation with Frank Jotzo, Ligang Song and Meghan Quinn on The Superpower Transformation: Building Australia’s Zero-Carbon Future, which documents how Australia can become a leader in a world of zero net emissions.
In this episode, we speak with people across different industries about how and why trusting relationships between people in any collaboration is an essential ingredient to getting things done. Featured guests: Ali Clinch, Robin Davidson, Natalie Barr, Aruna Venkatachalam and Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak.
In this episode, we hear from Artistic Director of Gen S Stories, Jenni Savigny and her collaborator Stephen Corey, as they share their experiences supporting non-professional storytellers to create personal digital stories as a form of community development and living social history.
In this episode of Collaboratory, Dr Maya Haviland talks with Professor Celeste Linde and Dr Merryn McKinnon about what the science of symbiosis, and fungi in particular, can teach us about the dynamics of co-creativity.
Simon Holmes à Court was in conversation with Virginia Haussegger on his new essay, The Big Teal, the story of how a team of inspired young tech-heads and older sages used their real and virtual-world experience to help a cluster of communities get the representation they wanted.
Craig Silvey was in conversation with Irma Gold on Craig's new novel Runt, a heart-warming, funny, beautifully told story for readers of all ages from the bestselling author of Jasper Jones and Honeybee.
Clive Hamilton was in conversation with Ben Oquist on Clive's memoir Provocateur. A Life of Ideas in Action, in which Clive showed us why questioning the status quo matters, how powerful arguments can change the country, and how the life of ideas in action actually works.
Brett Mason was in conversation with Brian Schmidt on Brett's new book. Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world. The vote of thanks was delivered by ANU Chancellor the Hon Julie Bishop.
Kristine Ziwica was in conversation with Michelle Ryan on her new book Leaning Out, which maps a decade of stasis on the gender equality front in Australia, and why the pandemic has led to a breakthrough.
Elaine Pearson was in conversation with Helen Watchirs on Elaine's new book, Chasing Wrongs and Rights, in which the Australia Director at Human Rights Watch shares her experiences defending human rights.
In an edited conversation with Dr Maya Haviland, Dr Diana James shares some of her early experiences of cultural co-creativity and the relationships and learning which laid important foundations for the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition to take place.
In this episode Dr Maya Haviland explores some of what people mean when they use “co” words. We also hear a little about the histories of some of the ideas which have shaped our usage of these words and the ideas that they point to. Featured guests; Stephen Osborne, Emma Blomkamp, Antti Pirinen.
In this episode of Collaboratory, co-hosts Dr Maya Haviland and Nicole Deen talk with 4 guests to explore what enable and constrain collaborative practice at organizational, project and individual levels for co-creation to thrive. Guests-Emma Blomkamp, Michelle Halse, Rebecca McNaught, Antti Pirinen
Vikki Petraitis will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on The Unbelieved, winner of the inaugural Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize, in which Vikki gathers her considerable true-crime experience into an impressive debut novel.
James Curran was in conversation with John McCarthy on his new book Australia's China Odyssey. Australia's relationship with China is a dominant geopolitical story. The need to understand the tectonic forces of history moving beneath the surface of these critical events has never been more pressing.
Norman Swan was in conversation with Alex Sloan on Norman's new book, So You Want To Live Younger Longer?, the ultimate guide on what you can do at any age to stay young and healthy longer, from Australia's trusted, straight-talking doctor and broadcaster.
Award-winning author Geraldine Brooks was in conversation with Alex Sloan on Geraldine's new book Horse, a vivid and unique new novel for lovers of sweeping historical fiction and books about iconic racehorses like Seabiscuit and Secretariat.
Eminent historians, Carolyn Holbrook, Joan Beaumont and Frank Bongiorno, were in a panel discussion, chaired by Rae Frances, on Lessons from History, edited by Carolyn Holbrook, Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe, a collection of essays which addresses Australia's greatest challenges.
Award-winning journalist and author, Paul Daley was in conversation with Peter Fray on his new book, Jesustown, a gripping multi-generational saga about Australian frontier violence and cultural theft, and the myths that stand between us and history's unpalatable truths.
Two-time world debating champion, Bo Seo will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Bo's new book, Good Arguments, which reveals the timeless secrets of effective communication and persuasion, at a time when every disagreement turns toxic.
Hugh White was in conversation with Allan Gyngell on his new quarterly essay, Sleepwalk to War. Australia's Unthinking Alliance with America. In this gripping essay, Hugh White explores Australia's fateful choice to back America to the hilt and oppose China.
Robert Dessaix will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on his new book Abracadabra, which brings together, for the first time, talks he has given at literary festivals around Australia and overseas, along with a handful of short journalistic reflections on the quirkier sides to life.
Elizabeth Tynan was in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on Elizabeth's new book The Secret of Emu Field, the story of a cataclysmic collision between an ancient Aboriginal land and the post-war Britain of Winston Churchill and his gung-ho scientific advisor Frederick Lindemann.
On this episode of Democracy Sausage, journalist Kieran Gilbert, author Judith Brett, and political scientist Marija Taflaga join Mark Kenny fire up the barbecue one last time before Australians head to the polls.
Toby Walsh was in conversation with Andrew Leigh, on Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI, in which Professor Walsh, a world-leading researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, examines the ethical issues we face in a future dominated by artificial intelligence.
In this live Democracy Sausage and Policy Forum Pod crossover episode, Nicholas Biddle joins Sharon Bessell, Arnagretta Hunter and Mark Kenny to talk about what issues matter to voters and why good policy so often gets lost in translation in Australia’s political system.
Anita Heiss was in conversation with Ann McGrath on Anita's new book, Am I Black Enough For You? 10 Years On, the story of an urban-based high achieving Wiradyuri woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.
On the 200th episode of Democracy Sausage, recorded live at The Australian National University, youth advocate Yasmin Poole, journalist Ross Solly, and political scientist Marija Taflaga joined Mark Kenny to discuss the first week of the election campaign and what it means for Australia.
Joe Hockey was in conversation with Paul Kelly on his new book Diplomatic. A Washington memoir, written with Leo Shanahan, covering Joe Hockey's time as Australia's Ambassador to the United States during Donald Trump's presidency.
British -Australian academic, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, was in conversation with Mark Kenny on her book, The Uncaged Sky, the extraordinary true story of her fight to survive 804 days imprisoned in Iran's Evin and Qarchak prisons after her sentence in 2018 to 10 years jail on unsubstantiated charges.
Listen to Troy Bramston in conversation with Paul Kelly on Troy's new book, Bob Hawke. Demons and Destiny, the definitive full-life biography of Australia's 23rd prime minister; the only one that Hawke cooperated with after exiting the prime ministership.
Wendy McCarthy, one of Australia's most influential women, was in conversation with Virginia Hausseger on Wendy's new book, Don't Be Too Polite, Girls, a personal and political memoir about life, love, family and politics - as experienced by Wendy over eight decades.
What happens when usual political tactics of deflect and dodge are no longer enough? A reckoning. Amy Remeikis was in conversation with Katharine Murphy on Amy's long essay, On Reckoning, which tells of the moment when the personal became very political, when rape became the national conversation.
Andrew Leigh was in conversation with Brian Schmidt on Andrew's new book, What's the Worst That Could Happen? Existential Risk and Extreme Politics in which he looks at catastrophic risks and how to mitigate them, arguing provocatively that the rise of populist politics makes catastrophe more likely
Chris Hammer was in conversation with Michael Brissenden on Chris's latest book, Treasure and Dirt, an engrossing, standalone, outback noir thriller from the award-winning author of the international bestsellers Scrublands, Silver and Trust.
In this final episode of Future Self for 2021, filmmaker and ANU student Emma Hudson speaks to director and producer Rolf de Heer, on the care and collaboration necessary in helping to tell indigenous stories as non-Indigenous storytellers.
Hear from Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell in conversation with ANU student Sasha Personeni, as they discuss human-centred technology and working in a role that marries technology and social science, how to invent your own job, and cybernetics in the 21st century.
In this episode of Future Self, Pierre Shasha a student at ANU who aspires to work at Google, interviews Nisheeth Nimmagadda, a current employee based in their Seattle, Washington office on what is it really like working there.
In this episode of Future Self, ANU student Eleanor Foster speaks to arguably the most significant figure in the museum world globally: Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, head of the Smithsonian Institution in the United States.
Listen to Julia Banks and Virginia Haussegger on Julia's new book Power Play. Breaking Through Bias, Barriers and Boys' Clubs, an honest guide for women who aspire to leadership in the workplace and in the world.
Listen to Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe in conversation with Francesca Merlan on their new book Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate, an authoritative study of pre-colonial Australia that dismantles and re-frames popular narratives of First Nations land management and food production.
The Flourishing and floundering podcast series aims to spotlight personal stories, shared experiences and increase the visibility of students, staff and alumni from underrepresented backgrounds at The Australian National University.
Listen to Rick Morton, journalist and author of the acclaimed bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt in conversation with with Alex Sloan on Rick's new book, My Year of Living Vulnerably, a powerful, moving and highly personal book, charting his rediscovery of love.
Ross Garnaut is in conversation on his new book, Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession, in which Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future - and why the old approaches will not work.
Australia and New Zealand are often considered close cousins. But why, despite being so close, do we know so little about each other? Hear from Laura Tingle in conversation with Don Russell on Laura's new quarterly essay, The High Road; What Australia Can Learn from New Zealand.
Robert Dessaix and Caroline Baum are in conversation on Robert's new book, The Time of Our Lives. What's the key to the art of growing older well? Is it an art that anyone can cultivate? How should we confront dying and death in a secular age?
Listen to Sir Peter Cosgrove in conversation with Alex Sloan on Sir Peter's book, You Shouldn't Have Joined, the warm, fascinating memoir of one of Australia's most popular and prominent public figures, which allows us an incredible insight into the role and world of Australia's Governor-General.
Marian Wilkinson is in conversation with Frank Jotzo on Marian's new book The Carbon Club, the inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy.
As part of the ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author Series, Dr Rebecca Huntley will be in conversation with the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP, Federal Member for Fenner, on Rebecca's new book How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference.
In this ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author podcast, social researcher and best-selling author Hugh Mackay AO chats with Alex Sloan AM on his two new books, The Inner Self, and his novel, The Question of Love.
Julia Gillard and Quentin Bryce discuss Julia's new book, co-authored with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Women and Leadership. An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.
The concept of time travel is very familiar from science fiction stories. Is this concept coherent? Perhaps surprisingly, the laws of physics (as currently understood) do not rule out time travel. Listen to Dr Peter Riggs from Dept. of Quantum Science as he explains the implications of time travel.
Asia's rise in recent decades has changed the world and shifted economic, geo-political and even cultural power eastward. Now Asian governments and societies are grappling with the immense damage caused by COVID-19.
With governments around the world still deep in the struggle against COVID 19, there has been little time for issues that dominated policy debates before the pandemic. But is COVID-19 an opportunity to refocus attention on climate change, another grave global threat to humankind?
In this episode of National Security Podcast, Chris Farnham talks to the former head of Emergency Management Australia Mark Crosweller about national resilience in an era of climate change and COVID-19.
In this episode of National Security Podcast, we speak with the Perth USAsia Centre's Dr Jeffrey Wilson about Australia's new investment measures and a shift toward caution in the face of foreign purchasing power.
Part of the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum 2020, listen to international and Australian experts debate how COVID-19 has impacted different health care systems and how leadership has become one of the most significant factors in handling this crisis.
Mark Kenny is joined by New Zealand experts Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment and Professor Janine Hayward to talk about the upcoming New Zealand election, and the panel discuss the global Black Lives Matter protests.
The ANU Energy Update is the ECI's annual flagship event - a one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.
Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed crime fiction writer Dervla McTiernan is in conversation with Jeff Popple on Dervla's new novel The Good Turn, the third in the Cormac Reilly series, following The Rúin and The Scholar.
Demand for our exports will change as other countries decarbonise. Australia has good wind and solar resources by international standards – but is it feasible to export large amounts of solar and wind energy? What could the future hold – and what needs to change to get us there?
The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum 2020 presents the Big Picture Series: Australia in a COVID-19 world - The future of universities. How well have universities adapted to COVID-19 and what changes to the university model are here to stay?
Mark Kenny, veteran political journalist Malcolm Farr and Marija Taflaga chat about the week in politics, and Professor Peter Collignon joins us in the studio to discuss the emergence of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
On this very special episode of Democracy Sausage, Mark and Marija are joined by News Corp’s Annika Smethurst and The Australian National University’s Dr Will Grant to take a very personal look at media freedom in Australia.
On this very special Democracy Sausage podcast extra, Mark Kenny talks to the noted Irish columnist and author Fintan O’Toole about Brexit and the Irish border, global leadership, and democratic systems in a time of global crisis.
Part of Mark Kenny's Democracy Sausage podcast series, Mark joins Professor Brian Schmidt AC, to discuss how to achieve negative emissions, frustrations with the climate change debate, the challenge of Coronavirus, and his vision for the national university.
Recorded at Australia House, London on 11 September 2018, Dr David Headon, Foundation Fellow at the ANU Australian Studies Institute, presents this lecture on Sir George Reid on the eve of the centenary of his death at Australia House in London.
Recorded at Australia House, London on 22 October 2019 with introduction by the Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Listen to the remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister.
80,000 years of innovation. Could you manage a continent sustainably for millennia? Covering outback tech, cross-cultural relations, and artificial intelligence, our presenters discuss the power of Indigenous knowledge and frameworks to approaching contemporary problems.
Bernard Collaery is in conversation with Andrew Wilkie on Bernard's new book, Oil Under Troubled Water. Australia's Timor Sea Intrigue, which relates the sordid history of Australian government dealings with East Timor.
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate at ANU, a group of leading women will come together to share their expertise and leadership on this year's theme - climate change.