Big Ideas - ABC RN

Big Ideas - ABC RN

Published by: ABC Radio National
348 Episodes | First Released: Feb 20 '19 | 🇦🇺
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
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ToniéCostumeDesign
Nov 4 '19
Rating:   10
Journalism at it's best.

Big Ideas with Paul Barclay is a jewel in Australian and probably global broadcasting. It just gets better and better. Paul's ability to balance running a broadcast while being able to listen and be humble and knowledgeable across the subject material is outstanding. Big Ideas is essential listening for anyone.

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AyaanMkhan
Nov 1 '19
Rating:   2
Has gone downhill

I was a regular listener to this podcast for several months during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2019. There were some fantastic podcasts during that period.However, I think this podcast has recently began endorsing (either directly or through omission) reductionist thinking and bad ideas.Specifically, the manner in which matters such as gender and race are discussed, and even infused into topics to which they are irrelevant is problematic to me. The recent expose of academic corruption in the fields of “grievance studies” should be enough to stop a public broadcaster from disseminating ideas which originate from these fields of study. Giving a platform to these ideas is akin to endorsing climate change denialism or encouraging people to seek homeopathic treatments for diseases. Better editorial control is needed.

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Letzthink
Oct 8 '19
Rating:   10
This is THE place to learn

About your country, its people, the world. From street artists to thought leaders via writers and many other men and women with a story you need to hear. Don’t miss it.

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north_melbourne_poddie
Sep 21 '19
Rating:   8
Eclectic mix of big ideas

An eclectic mix of topics covering science, culture, politics, and everything else. At least once fascinating podcast a week!

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Dr Javu
Sep 14 '19
Rating:   6
It’s good once...

Love the podcast but please stop dropping the full program with two stories AND the two individual stories into the podcast feed. I’m having déjà vu issues...

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Cozzum
Jul 27 '19
Rating:   10
Eclectic, Cosmopolitan yet very Aussie

A true treasure from down under to help fill in some of the gaps in my understanding of how the world works. Somehow life got very complex along the way and keeping up with the barrage of changes is a monumental chore at times. I never dreamed that discussions, lectures, debates and so on, from half way around the world, would help keep me oriented towards a realistic perspective on the world's events and issues. Recommended for anyone who craves something more from somewhere else.Many Thanks to all the staff who make this program possible. To speak in the parlance of the zeitgeist "You're Awesome!"

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tryingfornickname
Jul 17 '19
Rating:   10
Big ideas

Big ideas is just that, it explores ideas in depth in a way that is missing in ‘quick grab bites’ seen in much information dissemination today. Thanks for the show, myself & many of my friends and family members listen.

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tchdbnkfsn
Jul 1 '19
Rating:   10
Deep thinking

This is a great podcast that explores really interesting and relevant ideas. So grateful

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Protea19
Jun 30 '19
Rating:   10
Choosing to be childless and China’s old age boom.

Thank you for this excellent podcast. This is an important issue that is hardly ever publicly discussed. Women are dammed if they do dammed if they don’t have children, but surely this is a personal choice and not an obligation to follow what society has decided your life must be!

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OUP1954
Jun 26 '19
Rating:   8
Stimulating

This podcast stimulates you to think about contemporary issues in more depth. It is also quite entertaining!

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Peruja
Jun 25 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent listening all the time

I find all and each one of these episodes very interesting, even those in topics that I was never into. The depth and scope of the information is always huge. And I enjoy these podcasts enormously. Thanks to the ABC and its creative, very professional, charming and up-to-date presenters for putting it together daily!

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Jude234_ysirndop
Jun 22 '19
Rating:   8
Good monotones, thanks all.

We like a podcast that is interesting to the adults and also is recorded in a nice even monotone so it keeps the kids asleep. Big ideas is terrific in this regard.

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ABC Radiio USA Fan
Jun 6 '19
Rating:   10
Big Ideas

Excellent as always Paul Barclay and his team are thoughtful, careful investigators who listen and ask good questions bringing important truths to Australian listeners Thank goodness for the ABC Truly wonderful

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oneinseven
Mar 24 '19
Rating:   10
A wonderful talk by Tim Costello

This talk is full of truth about what is happening in the world today. It is said with compassion and clarity. Everyone needs to hear this talk especially the greedy.

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mircrez
Feb 27 '19
Rating:   10
Excellence in podcasting

I can’t believe how good this podcast is. It’s intelligent, thought-provoking, insightful, and interesting. I wish we had a podcast this good here in the U.S. covering similar topics.

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Swannies19!
Feb 6 '19
Rating:   10
Thought provoking intellectual lectures

Love big ideas. Always can count on learning something new and interesting and love the bredth of topics which they choose to discuss.

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CurlyBD
Jan 3 '19
Rating:   10
So stimulating

Big Ideas presents the most interesting, informative people, it is never-endingly full of surprise and thoughtful ideas.

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Jack_McCoy
Dec 28 '18
Rating:   10
Always Interesting

Great show that features lectures, forums, and debate that you’d probably never know about/hear otherwise. Each new episode is one hundred percent different than the last one. This is a show for people who love to learn. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

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ToniéCostumeDesign
Dec 26 '18
Rating:   10
Essential Listening

If you're not listening to this you need to have a damn good excuse!!!! This is one of the gems of the entire ABC broadcasting history. Current, high quality journalism and coverage of ideas, rebate and research relevant to all our lives.

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Cancan840608
Dec 23 '18
Rating:   10
Excellent

Loved it! A great Q and A with Clementine Ford. I look forward to more discussions. Happily downloaded.

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