Podcasts

Apr
28

S1E1 – Spanish Flu to Social Distancing: What can history teach us about the pandemic?

Subscribe on your favourite platform In this launch episode of the Seriously Social podcast, historian Frank Bongiorno shares what history can teach us about living through the current COVID-19 pandemic. Frank is a Australian National University history professor and fellow of both the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of [...]
By Shannon Harley | Podcasts
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Jun
04

S1E8 – How the virus made politics mutate

Subscribe on your favourite platform The Covid-19 pandemic transformed Australian society and the world seemingly overnight. But suddenly politics looks very different too. The virus effectively wiped the political slate and took all kinds of pressing issues off the agenda. At the same, time major Government messages displayed a kind of bipartisanship perhaps reserved only [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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Jun
13

S1E9 – How COVID-19 rebooted compassion and community

Subscribe on your favourite platform Have you been using your phone and your computer more in pandemic? The paradox is that tech can make us more connected, but also more isolated. But are there circumstances in which tech actually brings us closer together? What lessons can we learn from this crisis as humans? What will [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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Jun
19

S1E10 – The domestic battleground created by a pandemic

Subscribe on your favourite platform How is the domestic load shared in your household? Would you say it’s more or less equal, or, as in so many Aussie households, is the division of domestic labour and childcare a battleground? The pandemic created what experts describe as an unprecedented external shock, forcing homes to temporarily become [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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May
01

S1E3 – The Money Fight: Public health vs the economy

Subscribe on your favourite platform It’s a discussion we’re hearing on repeat: do we save lives, or save the economy? For some, COVID-19 is the ultimate choice between two ‘must haves’. But is it really? Professor Richard Holden explains why he joined economists from across the globe to explain to us the false dichotomy of [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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May
29

S1E7 – Indigenous Might VS COVID

Subscribe on your favourite platform When the Government’s public health warnings came out at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown they were both factual and political, according to Indigenous academic and filmmaker Professor Larissa Behrendt. Why? Find out on this episode of the Seriously Social podcast with journalist Ginger Gorman. You’ll also discover how indigenous [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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Apr
30

S1E2 – Gender and the Pandemic

Subscribe on your favourite platform With the #metoo movement, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction and subsequent sentencing – it finally seemed that gender equality issues were gaining traction, at least in the public’s mind. But what has the COVID-19 crisis taught us about gender, diversity and the very notion of citizenship? On this episode of Seriously Social [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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May
22

S1E6 – Menace or saviour? Artificial Intelligence and coronavirus

Subscribe on your favourite platform In science fiction films and books, Artificial Intelligence (or A-I) is usually either depicted as a menace to society or the saviour of the human race. Which is it? In this episode of the Seriously Social podcast, journalist Ginger Gorman speaks to Professor Anthony Elliott, an expert on the way [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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May
15

S1E5 – Generation COVID

Subscribe on your favourite platform If you’re a millennial, spending part or all of your young adult life living at home with your boomer parents has been the norm for a while. After all, rents are high and work is insecure. How else are you going to get ahead? But what we weren’t banking on [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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May
08

S1E4 – Planes, trains and a whole lot of pain: Tourism and COVID-19

Subscribe on your favourite platform Cruise ships stuck at sea, airlines going into voluntary administration, borders closed and travellers racing deadlines to get home. There’s no doubt the travel and tourism industry was an early victim of COVID-19. But what does recovery look like? Tourism expert Professor Sara Dolnicar from UQ’s Business School explains what [...]
By Sue White | Podcasts
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Apr
14

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