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Episodes

Iconic Buildings Ideal Palace (Palais Ideal)  

The folly of fantasy buildings.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak & Tim Berners-Lee  

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web being public Marc Fennell sits down with the creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners Lee. Marc also meets the man who built the original Apple computer Steve Wozniak. He opens up about the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs, his love of segways, his life time of pranks and much much more.

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Michael Kirby launches new centre for human sexuality  

As he launches a new LGBTIQ research centre, former High Court Judge Michael Kirby says there's still a great deal we can learn from Alfred Kinsey's studies on human sexuality published nearly 70 years ago.

Crisis and Creativity: The victory of Gernika  

How does an atrocity become an act of creative transformation?

East West Street  

Barrister, international lawyer and author Philippe Sand on how he discovered the story of his own family's murder by the Nazis during World War Two and the subsequent efforts of Jewish legal minds to sow the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.

Crisis and Creativity: The unbearable lightness of borders  

A perceived refugee crisis in Europe is affecting voting patterns around the world.

Stolen Legacy - Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17-18 Berlin  

Dina Gold's quest to reclaim her family's property in Germany, stolen by the Nazis

Refugee musicians in Australia  

The constraints and barriers which prevented scores of talented musicians from performing or pursuing their careers.

Crisis and Creativity: Draw me a sheep  

What sort of change in thinking is needed in Europe right now?

Francis Spufford writes early New York in Golden Hill  

‘This is a book that’s got a rooftop chase in it, and a trial for murder and – I hope – a really quite rude sex scene because you’re allowed those in the eighteenth century. And a duel. And a ball. And a banquet. And, and, and! Stuffed full, like a plum pudding.’

Australian identity and sport  

Why is Australian identity and culture so bound up in sport?

Shooting the Picture - the chequered history of Australian press photography  

The life and possible death of press photography in Australia is revealed in a new book drawn from archives and face to face interviews.

Crisis and Creativity: In Europe  

In the wake of the Brexit, ongoing terrorist attacks, and the arrival of millions of refugees, does anyone know what Europe stands for anymore?

Francis Spufford writes early New York in Golden Hill  

‘This is a book that’s got a rooftop chase in it, and a trial for murder and – I hope – a really quite rude sex scene because you’re allowed those in the eighteenth century. And a duel. And a ball. And a banquet. And, and, and! Stuffed full, like a plum pudding.’

Convict tattoos  

The story of Australia's marked men and women.

The legacy of Wave Hill  

When the Gurindji walked off Wave Hill station their demands were simple: equal wages, not meagre rations. The fight escalated into the first Aboriginal land claim. Led by head stockman Vincent Lingiari, the strike buoyed the Aboriginal rights movement down south and spurred activism for a generation. A unionist, a historian and an artist reflect on the meaning of Wave Hill.

The shipping container and its role in design  

A new book explores how shipping containers paved the way for a global economy.

Iconic Buildings: Habitat 67, Montreal  

Colin Bisset takes us to the Habitat housing complex in Montreal, Canada.

The history of postcards  

A look at the history behind the 'email of the 1900s' -the postcard.

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