A series about the ideas that shape the world we live in, recorded in collaboration with New Zealand universities.
In the final episode of this series, three experts discuss the future of food - whether we will all be eating crickets, what is a balanced meal anyway, and will turmeric save us all? Read more Audio
Great Ideas looks at the future of Tamaki Makaurau - its housing, its transport, its population and its health. Read more Audio
Great Ideas looks at the future of families - with more single people, more multi-generational families, and a more multi-cultural New Zealand, what happens to our family law? Read more Audio
This week, Great Ideas looks at the future of communication - how we'll be chatting, and what language we'll be doing it in. And could your fridge teach you te reo? Read more Audio
This week, Great Ideas looks at how technology might impact the work that we do, where we do it, and how we survive when we can't work. Read more Audio
In the first episode of Great Ideas season 2, Megan Whelan discusses the future of leisure with three experts from AUT. Once the robots have taken all of our jobs, what will we do with all that time?
Charles Darwin's theories did not really 'come out of the blue'- there were others working with the same ideas and theories. Megan Whelan leads a discussion with Dr Rebecca Priestly, Associate… Read more Audio
"Government of of the people, by the people, and for the people” – so goes Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. But does that describe 21st century democracy?
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The Reformation has had a major influence on thought and ideas far and above its religious beginnings. Megan Whelan talks with Dr Geoff Troughton, Professor Kathryn Walls and Dr Derek Woodard-Lehman.
Megan Whelan look at how revolutions shape – and are shaped by – fashion, literature and the visual arts, with Dr David Maskill, Dr Margaret Medlyn and Dr James Meffan. Read more Audio
Megan Whelan looks at how language shapes – and is shaped by – our understanding of the world, with Dr Sasha Calhoun, Professor Paul Warren and Associate Professor Stephen Epstein. Read more Audio
Would the founding fathers have approved of Donald Trump? Probably not, says the panel in episode one of Great Ideas, a new RNZ podcast series in collaboration with Victoria University. Read more Audio
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