Big Ideas - Ep 17 - Shortcuts - David Petrarca, Benjamin Law & Peter Robb
HBO & the best ever TV with director David Petrarca; Art & Crime with Peter Robb; & being gay in 7 countries with Ben Law- that's a broad description of what we've got on offer from the Perth Writers Festival in this episode.
Big Ideas - Ep 19 - Shortcuts - Activism v Slacktivism / Geniuses
Activism vs 'Slacktivism' is activism now strictly confined Facebook posts & online petitions?, NRA president David Keene on gun control - or lack thereof, & Prof Glenn Wilson discusses the thin line between genius & madness.
Big Ideas - Ep 23 - Shortcuts - Highways to a War - Adelaide Writers Festival
Highways to a War: Christopher Koch, Peter Robb, Tom Keneally, Ross McMullan, Scott Westerfeld - each writer reading their works, stories from different fronts in different countries & decades, chaired by Peter Goldsworthy.
Big Ideas - Ep 25 - Shortcuts - You Aren't What You Eat / Leviathan-Westerfeld
Steven Poole takes a hatchet to the foodies; Steampunk - Scott Westerfeld talks to Sean Williams about his latest works; and the aftermath of the civil war in Sri Lanka with Frances Harrison, Niromi de Soyza & David Corlett.
Big Ideas - Ep 28 - Dialogue with Arab Women: Building Peace, Achieving Justice?
Dialogue with Arab Women from Lebanon, Morocco & UAE. A compelling & optimistic discussion with 3 exceptional women who have clear eyed views on the political machinations & repressive gender divisions in their own countries.