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The Story of Gender

Professor Sarah Williams on the importance of language and history when it comes to gender. —- “We have lost the language for talking about any form of biological determinism. Gender has replaced the word sex, which is ironic given the fact that it was introduced to create the possibility of…

The World We Know

Amy Orr-Ewing is an apologist, scholar, and widely-sought-after speaker. In five minutes, she weighs up historical and existential objections to the Bible, and encourages you to test its reliability for yourself.

Rebroadcast: Beautiful Proof

Exploring the beauty of maths, we may just find that faith and proof are not mutually exclusive. —- “An equation for me has no meaning unless it expresses a thought of God.” - Srinivasa Ramanujan. Ramanujan was a self-taught mathematical genius from India, who moved to Cambridge University in 1914…

Look at the Stars

Dr Luke Barnes talks science, rationality, and the wonders of the night sky. —- “We’ve described the way the world works. We haven’t in any way explained why it’s there in the first place.” In this episode, we celebrate National Science Week with Dr Luke Barnes, an astrophysicist with the…

Diagnosis: Terminal

“There’s a day coming where I’ll eat through a tube in my stomach, I won’t be able to hug my family. But I know God's grace is sufficient for today, so I’m not going to pay interest on what’s going to happen tomorrow.” Phil Camden has Motor Neurone Disease. He…

I Don’t Judge Anyone (Except Christians)

For actor Anna McGahan, Christianity flipped the logic of life and of the entertainment industry. —- “It’s weird because I was the kid that put on plays - and I was aggressive, I would make everyone do a play if we were hanging out with family, friends … However, I…

Rebroadcast: Music and the Mind

How a music professor uses playlists and sing-a-longs to engage people living with dementia. —- Ivy is 105 years old and she loves music. She sings along to “old-timers” in the car when she’s traveling around Australia, and listens to “sad” songs before she goes to bed. “I usually have…

Not an Inspiration

How a spinal cord injury revealed to Shane Clifton both the wonder and fragility of life. —- “I landed upside down in the pit and I knew immediately I had broken my neck. I couldn’t move anything. I yelled out to my wife, and she thought I was joking at…

Rebroadcast: Good Grief

A songwriter and a philosopher contemplate death, loss and what it means to grieve well. —- Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes. But if death is something we all face at some point, and grief is part of the human experience, we talk about them surprisingly little.…

The Religion of Football

“People want something they can put on a jersey … It is a religion. It has a liturgy to it.” Troy Murphy serves as a chaplain to the Green Bay Packers. In this interview, John Dickson asks him about the religious function of football in American life; how he helps…

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