Ongoing controversy around wild horses in Australia encompasses debate about their impact and their cultural meaning, argues Michael Adams.
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The cultural meanings of wild horses.
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Today's episode of Essays On Air explores how humans have related to horses over time and across the world, and asks: is it time to rethink how we 'manage' brumbies in the wild?
In this episode of The Anthill podcast, we bring you stories on helicopter parenting, early puberty, and what it's like to grow up as a Muslim in Britain.
Our first episode is from Paul Salmond, an expert on the Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University, reading his essay ‘Journeys to the underworld – Greek myth, film and American anxiety’.
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Essays On Air 01: Introducing Essays On Air.
The Conversation is launching a new podcast, Essays On Air. It's the audio version of our Friday essays, where we bring you the best and most beautiful writing from Australian researchers.
Woman’s Own embracing the commercial slimming culture.
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The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, an audio version of selected long-form stories.
A time of change is upon us. How do you balance risk and reward?
This month, we're talking risk. Three experts give their perspective on how long you might live, how to deal with loneliness – and how to step outside your comfort zone.
Social researcher Hugh Mackay and The Conversation’s FactCheck Editor Lucinda Beaman.
Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.
We're pouring cold water on old ideas in this episode: from why the population of Easter Island really declined and what makes a good urban legend.
Politics Podcast: John Blaxland on new foreign interference laws.
John Blaxland has some real concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed foreign interference legislation on academic debate.
The latest episode of The Conversation's In Depth, Out Loud podcast, in which we read out a selection of long form stories.
Simple living in a complex time – is a return to frugality the key to happiness?
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
John and Helen Haynes on their wedding day in 1962. John, a Protestant, was cut out of three wills after marrying Helen, a Catholic.
Marrying across Australia’s Catholic-Protestant divide.
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Until 1970s the Catholic-Protestant divide was deeply entrenched in Australia. On this episode of Trust Me, I'm An Expert, journalism academic Siobhan McHugh shares stories of those who married across it.
In this first episode of In Depth, Out Loud: an audio version of long form stories, a look at the cult of the Kim family.
Greens Jordon Steele-John on being an ‘accidental’ senator.
New Greens senator Jordon Steele-John is the youngest person ever to sit in the Senate.
Sibling competition may have played a bigger role in human evolution than you thought.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Competition.
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Our November episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert is all about competition, including the often fierce rivalry between siblings.
Our first episode of Trust Me, I’m An Expert tackles the debate unfolding as Australia contemplates changing the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couple to marry.
In this episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert, we're wading into the same-sex marriage debate with experts on the Bible and the law, and fact-checking claims that kids do best with a mother and a father.
On this podcast, academic experts separate the signal from the noise, the data from the anecdotes, explain the science, look at the peer-reviewed evidence and ignore the media hype.
A new monthly podcast from The Conversation, where we bring you the most fascinating, surprising stories from the academic world.
From the man who gave away his genome under open consent, to the 'Mathematikado', this episode of the podcast features highlights from the British Science Festival in Brighton.
In this episode of the podcast, we take in the history of Victorian humour, why kids find poo so hilarious and whether academics should try and be funny.
Land rezoning, sales, and planning approvals are just a few of the ways ‘grey gifts’ can decide who benefits from government decisions.
William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.
Into the unknown.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.