Commentators are talking about a new Cold War between the world’s two great powers but are there any similarities between the Cold War – between the Soviet Union and the United States – and the tensions today between China and the US?
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Psychedelics—the curious journey from medical lab to party drug and back again
29:06Around the world there is a rapidly growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that psychedelic drugs are safe and highly effective when used under medical supervision. Why did promising treatments first become illegal and how did drugs once seen as possibly leading to madness or death become once again treatments for mental illness?
Tax cuts for the rich—do we all benefit?
29:06For fifty years, governments have cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, arguing that this will stimulate the economy and lead to prosperity for us all. Known as trickle-down or supply-side economics, does it make any sense, and has it worked?
Politics in the bush—the story of the Nats
29:03Barnaby Joyce’s return to the leadership of the National Party is bound to stir things up in Australian politics. Where does he fit in the story of one of Australia’s oldest and most unusual political parties?
The Suez Canal—ambition, colonial greed, revolution and the ditch that reshaped global trade.
29:06The Suez Canal is one of the world’s most vital trade routes. It’s the shortest sea link between Asia and Europe and about 12% of global trade passes through it each year. But the Canal is situated in one of the most volatile regions in the world and its history has been defined by that geography.
Edward and Harry—the men who left the royal family
29:06Prince Harry’s decision to renounce his royal role was not the first time a member of the British monarchy decided to opt out. Almost a century ago, King Edward VIII gave up the crown to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée. These two decisions, several generations apart, engulfed the monarchy in turmoil and sent the media into meltdown. What do these two stories tell us about the British monarchy?
False accounting—why calories don’t add up
29:07What are calories and can you lose weight by eating fewer of them? The story of the calorie shadows the Western struggle with diet and obesity.
Bangladesh—the creation of a nation
29:07Fifty years ago, a genocidal crackdown, a war of liberation, an overwhelming flood of refugees and finally, military conflict between India and Pakistan, gave birth to a new nation.
Medical conspiracy theories through the ages
28:57Despite popular belief, medical conspiracy theories aren’t new. What can we learn from their ancient history and about the people who believe in them?
A history of pharmacy—from apothecaries to Australia’s protected industry
29:10Pharmacists stopped making their own medicines and began selling ready-made drugs almost a century ago. In Australia, it led to an unusual arrangement that has put chemists at odds with doctors and supermarkets.
Superpower rivalry or a new Cold War?
29:07Commentators are talking about a new Cold War between the world’s two great powers but are there any similarities between the Cold War – between the Soviet Union and the United States – and the tensions today between China and the US?