Ideas at the House

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This week we’re launching our new season of the podcast “it’s a long story”, where you can go deep with iconic writer Zadie Smith, Cantopop superstar and human rights activist Denise Ho, Miles Franklin winner Melissa Lukashenko, and loads more.
Uncover fascinating stories of the Opera House’s rich cultural heritage and design legacy in our new podcast series exploring the building as a work of art, the artwork within it, as well as the decade of renewal and how we are transforming our
Darcey Steinke was furious nobody warned her about the true experience of menopause. Hear this raw, honest and intelligent exploration of the prejudice and power in this significant time in women's lives. Hosted by Jane Caro.
What does it mean to be beautiful - and how can we change our own definitions? Join writers Bri Lee & Carly Findlay OAM on a deep dive into how we think about appearance, beauty and the female body. Hosted by Flex Mami
In the 1970s, a group of women decamped to Amazon Acres in northern NSW, with a policy of no men, no meat, no machines. Far away from the male gaze, safe from assault and harassers, they created a separate space for women. They were part of a g
Jess Hill and Sanam Maher, expert journalists on gendered abuse, come together in a cross cultural discussion about the universal emergency of violence against women. Hosted by Gina Rushton, as part of All About Women 2020.  
Tea Uglow is the Creative Director of Google Creative Lab. Her work focuses on pushing boundaries in global tech and creative industries. She is also a trans woman. So what does it mean to fight for representation in an industry dominated by wh
Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike. Ahead
For more than 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, grandmothers and aunties have been pillars of the community. Join this incredible lineup of women from across generations as they pay tribute to the strong women who rai
From boozy benders to weeknight mummy wines to social media posts trumpeting newfound sobriety, our relationship with alcohol has never been more complicated. Journalist Jill Stark chronicled her year off booze, broadcaster Yumi Stynes has been
Dear Australia commissioned 50 playwrights to write stories as postcards to the nation, their work interpreted by some of Australia’s leading actors. In this talk, three writers unpack some of the telling themes of these microplays, including t
As the global Black Lives Matter protests continue, Australians have been challenged to confront the realities of ongoing racism and Aboriginal deaths in custody. Sydney Opera House has invited IndigenousX to curate this panel discussion explor
Calls are increasing for settlers in Australia to acknowledge and confront the ongoing fallout from our country's history. There's an urgent need for a national truth-telling process about the violence and dispossession upon which colonial
Calls are increasing for settlers in Australia to acknowledge and confront the ongoing fallout from our country's history. There's an urgent need for a national truth-telling process about the violence and dispossession upon which colonial Aust
Bushfires, flooding, extreme weather: the Australian landscape is changing in frightening ways. Meet three furious and unstoppable women fighting for climate justice. Speakers Yael Stone, Amelia Telford, Jean Hinchliffe.  Hosted by Maddison Con
Join Annabel Crabb and Adam Liaw for a glorious romp through the perils of the pantry, the hazards of the hotplate, and the celebration that greets the perfect sourdough. Mealtimes are the centrepiece of many social events, how has that changed
Join bestselling, award winning novelist Charlotte Wood as she reflects on this extraordinary moment in time. In a restricted physical world, what place does a rich inner life have when scheduled in between a frenzy of Zoom meetings, hypervigil
Taking a telescope to the night sky and a critical eye to our past, astrophysicist Jo Dunkley explores the universe while unearthing a line of stellar female astronomers who ran the risk of being consigned to the black hole of history. Hosted b
Thousands of women emigrated to Syria to create an Islamic state. Why? Join Pulitzer nominated journalist, Azadeh Moaveni, as she dissects the stereotype of the ISIS bride. Hosted by Jacqueline Maley.
Join powerhouses Clementine Ford and Flex Mami, both of whom found the courage to call out injustice, and be inspired to find your own voice.   Hosted by Edwina Throsby 
Join this inspiring survivor for a triumphant account of how one brave voice can begin to change the system.   Hosted by Edwina Throsby.
Governments across the globe are cracking down on press freedom. Get to know the courageous journalists who are sacrificing everything to tell the truth. Recorded at Antidote 2019 this episode features Maria Ressa, Lina Attalah, Irina Borogan,
In a fair society, everybody has what they need - but prejudice against people with disabilities creates barriers to economic independence. Join this necessary panel to learn about what needs to change.  Recorded at Antidote 2019 this episode f
Africa is home to vibrant film industries, local talk shows, and a digitally-obsessed population. But what are the challenges journalists face when the government is controlling? And how can independent media be protected? Recorded at Antidote
Justice is regarded as fundamental to civilised society, but ideas around what is fair and just reflect the values of a culture. Is it possible to reach a universal understanding of justice? And  if it is, what happens when that justice fails?
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