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Commentary and debate from all sides of Australian society, economics and culture. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.

Feed: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/feed/2889578/podcast.xml
Web: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/counterpoint/

Down on democracy, anti politics, ancient DNA and shameful anniversary: 50 years of aggression


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Service please! We're anti politics and down on democracy. The secrets revealed by ancient DNA. Finding answers to 50 years of aggression...


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Ending heart disease, Counter terrorism update, Australia's reluctance on the Belt and Road and banning fraternities


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Counter terrorism: Are we getting it right? Heart disease cure: One step closer? Is the party over? Call to ban US fraternities. Australia's reluctance on China's Belt and Road...


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Indonesia: the next Syria? House prices: correction or catastrophe? and not all doom and gloom for the Great Barrier Reef


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Take all and do nothing. Will Indonesia become the next Syria? A Glimmer of hope for the Great Barrier Reef. Correction or catastrophe: When house prices fall...


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Asia and the genome revolution, Indonesia, politics and radical Islam and can we avert a looming Australian power crisis?


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: No doubt? Is democracy-based tolerance in Indonesia at an end? Asia: leading the world in the genomic race. Big battle: politics and the "sensible middle". Let there be light: the power crisis we can avoid...


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Korean sunshine, the anti-anti Trump movement and why it isn't bad to be sad


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: New political phenomena: Anti-anti Trump. Get Down: Why it can be good to be sad. Can Moon produce Korean sunshine? Soapbox: The "me too" brigade...


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Getting happy, private health in public hospitals and healing the ozone layer with aerosols?


Published: Mon, 15 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Are we becoming a nation of whingers? Can an aerosol save the ozone layer? On the rise: Private health in public hospital. Happiness and how to get it...


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Is the US losing its superpower mojo? The next Korean war and online dross


Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 16:00:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Conspicuous Compassion. The wane of America's superpower mojo. Awash with dross: Online misinformation. One Belt, One Road: Did China get it right? A new Korean War: Is it inevitable?..


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Counterpoint 1 May, 2017


Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: passive aggressives. Decline of Europe's left-wing parties. The cost of supporting road accident victims. Over-optimistic doctors getting it wrong. Minerals and wine...


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Counterpoint April 24, 2017


Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: The Australian Digital Heath Record is rolling out but how to get the next 20 million Australians signed up is the challenge. It's not just blue collar workers losing jobs to technology, skilled workers are too and how to write a hit song. There's a formu..


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Counterpoint 17 April, 2017


Published: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Victim impact statements. David Burchell: the changing world of politics. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Coffee: Our bittersweet addiction...


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Counterpoint 10, April 2017


Published: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: spoilt pets. The rising economic power of China. EBAs that are seeing workers worse off. Designing a better sex toy for the modern consumer...


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Closing the gap between rich and poor, technological abuse and the latest in the china-US trade war


Published: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Soapbox: Becoming inured to fake news. The rise of domestic abuse via technology. What's next in the US-China trade spat? Save the poor: Growth vs forced equality...


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Speech and youth crime, chewing the fat on trade, getting our ducks in a row and ramping up the US war chest, but does it bring victory?


Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +1100
Summary: Soapbox: Getting our queus back in line. Bigger US war chest may mean more losses. Speech and youth crime: what's the link? Chewing the fat on international trade...


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Australians duped on power, US manned space flight and a better quality of death


Published: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Australia: Learning to die well with dignity. Manned space flight: A relic of the past? The Australian power market 'a joke'...


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Women who molest their sons, Muslim responsibility for Syria and Americans turn their backs on US institutions


Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Mother-son sexual abuse: giving victims a voice. Muslims should shoulder more blame for Syria. Penalty rates: what's all the fuss? Americans continue to shun their institutions...


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Monday 6 March, 2017


Published: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Trump's challenge in the Middle East, angry music and happiness, soapbox, hot desking..


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More on Trump, teens and screens, gotcha moments, Juvenile Oscars, Asia's closed borders.


Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: More on Trump, teens and screens, gotcha moments, Juvenile Oscars, Asia's closed borders...


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Ousted dictators, 'no jab, no pay', Amanda's Soapbox, India's foreign policy and human-animal hybrids


Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Ousted dictators, 'no jab, no pay', Amanda's Soapbox, India's foreign policy and human-animal hybrids..


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Monday 13th February 2017


Published: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Trump's outrages are not all outrageous. The role of coal. Soapbox- Backpacks. Female bankers and risk. Regional housing affordability crisis...


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Monday 30th January 2017


Published: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Trump and Asia, Amanda's soapbox, energy crisis and talking to strangers...


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Monday 23 Jan 2017


Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Politics 2017, Whitlam's Big Mistake, over-optimistic doctors and cricket's pink ball..


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Big data battling cancer, bad science - what's it costing? and move more against dementia


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Using 'big data' to battle cancer. 'Bad Science' could be costing us billions. Review: Brain training games not effective. Ward off dementia: Move more in your 40's...


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Drones to feed the world, closing God's waiting rooms and minority fundamentalism


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Drones will feed the world : Analyst. Closing down God's waiting room. Poor kids: why some thrive and others fail. Minority fundamentalism: A new menace?..


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New Alzheimers hope, lone wolves and the developing world sick on fast food


Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: New Alzheimer's drug result 'spectacular'. The 'Lone Wolf' terrorist is a myth. The developing world gets sick on fast food. The leap from inexplicable to miracle...


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Fresh air really does you good, crystal clear thoughts and think before you ink


Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Crystal clear thoughts from Theodore Dalrymple. Tattoo risks: ink linked to chronic diseases. Growing intolerance among the young. A breath of fresh air can really do you good...


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Church negativity, are internships legal and fair and the war the US forgot to exit


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Internships: Are they legal - and fair? Is church negativity eroding Australia? The war that the US forgot to exit. Can we clean our way to happiness?..


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Great debate? Manufacturing 'not dead or dying' and women who rape


Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Women who rape: More common than we think. Australian manufacturing 'not dead or dying'. Great debate? - our parliamentary logjam...


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Scrapping the Marriage Act, Trump's trade traps and why we need a Foreign policy White Paper


Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Do we need a foreign policy White Paper? Forget the debate - scrap the Marriage Act. Will Trump really trample the TPP? Band of billionaires to officially run the US...


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Free speech, medical marijuana, losing faith in banks and the collapse of the caliphate


Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Why we should repeal and not re-write 18C. Doctors group casts doubt on medical dope. Collapse of the Caliphate not all good news. Why we lost faith in our banks...


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Chinese drones, the US and Asia and drinking wine all wrong


Published: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Drones will feed the world : Analyst. Does Australia face an Asia without the US? Another view on the US future in Asia. Why Aussies are drinking wine all wrong...


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China pushes Australia and Indonesia closer, fallout from a Trump presidency and should we leave old lags to rot?


Published: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Trump: Will the reality be a nightmare? China pushes Canberra and Jakarta closer. Old Lags: Should they be left to rot in jail?..


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Challenging the Western narrative on Syria; Millennial misbeliefs; Constitutional recognition: the breakup of Australia?


Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:00:00 +1100
Summary: Challenging the narrative on Syria. Millennial misbeliefs. Constitutional recognition: the breakup of Australia?..


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The New McCarthyism; Is China really showing 'leadership' on tackling climate change?; The comeback kids


Published: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +1100
Summary: The new McCarthyism. Is China really showing 'leadership' on tackling climate change? The comeback kids...


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What it's like to be gay and against same-sex marriage, #StillTrump and Beyond the battle of Mosul


Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:00:00 +1100
Summary: #StillTrump. What it's like to be gay and against same-sex marriage. Beyond the battle of Mosul...


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Battling cancer with 'big data', 3rd world sick on junk food and Fiji politics and social media


Published: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Using 'big data' to battle cancer. Is anorexia nervosa simply a passion? Developing world: Disease collision course. Nowhere to hide: Fiji politics and social media...


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A do nothing economy, Brain training flaws and the marriage equality debate heats up again


Published: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: Review: Brain training games not effective. Can we fix the economy by doing nothing? High tackle: the gay marriage political football...


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Hillary's platitudes, Trump's troubles and the war the US forgot to exit


Published: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1100
Summary: A pharmaceutical first. Hillary's hollow words: The litmus test? The war that the US forgot to exit. Analyst: Trump would be a 'weak president'...


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Rats, North Korean nukes and the US presidential election


Published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Good riddance to rats. Down to the wire: US election race. Getting serious about North Korean nukes. 'Could do better': Turnbull's report card...


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Solving a problem like Mao, the US election: last person standing? and whatever happened to Al Qaeda?


Published: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: US election: Survival of the fittest? Whatever happened to Al Qaeda? Mao not welcome at China's big party...


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Assumptions about PTSD, the leap from inexplicable to miracle and Russia resurrecting its royals


Published: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: The leap from inexplicable to miracle. What we all get wrong about PTSD. Russia resurrects the Romanovs...


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Fair EBA's, The demise of North Korea, Hillary's foreign policy and the return of slums?


Published: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Will slums make a comeback in Australia? No 'othodox' foreign policy for Clinton. North Korea's collapse: not if, but when. How many unions are selling out workers?..


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The myth of the 'Lone Wolf', responsible mining: an oxymoron? and the US election campaign rolls on


Published: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: US politics and the October surprise. The trying times ahead for Turnbull. The 'Lone Wolf' terrorist is a myth. Responsible mining: an oxymoron?..


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Ear buds and deafness, fat and skinny T2 diabetes and the angry dragon


Published: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Ear buds, hearing loss and dementia. More young, thin, fit with T2 diabetes. The Paper Cat and the Angry Dragon. How do you market marijuana?..


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A world without borders, bad science is costing us and a fresh take on Indigenous violence


Published: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Could we live in a world without borders? 'Bad Science' could be costing us billions. Indigenous violence: A fresh perspective...


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Vatican Holocaust files, who should be jailed? and death of a 'time machine'


Published: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Vatican Holocaust files: Buried forever? Should jail only be for the worst criminals? The foreign correspondent: Romance or Rigour? The demise of our first 'time travel machine'...


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A 'perfect storm' of disease, passions and treating psycholigical illness and the humble workbench


Published: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Developing world: Disease collision course. Using 'big data' to battle cancer. Is anorexia nervosa simply a passion? The workbench: It taught us to manage tools...


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America's choice, Australia's defence, minority fundamentalism and our fixation with sleep


Published: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Is the US truly facing an 'apalling choice' ? Our security watch: 'Underdone and weak'. Minority fundamentalism: A new menace? Are we becoming obsessed about sleep?..


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Disarming US cops, the real thing: ADHD and Chinese propaganda


Published: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: ADHD: Not all in the mind. China's novel way of spreading propaganda. US shootings: Should cops be disarmed? How to manage a precarious parliament. Is political instability the 'new normal'?..


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Russian propaganda, developing Australia's north and why gin is 'Mother's Ruin'


Published: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: Is damming Australia's north sustainable? Behind Russia's propaganda machine. Asia: Fallout from the Brexit. Why is gin known as 'Mother's Ruin'?..


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The state of US politics, reform to palliative care and the Brexit under the microscope


Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +1000
Summary: US politics: Circus Maximus. No palliative reform: No death with dignity. Will the Brexit become a Bremain?..


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