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Big Ideas
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues
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4.4 stars from 725 ratings
Journalism at it's best.
Big Ideas with Paul Barclay is a jewel in Australian and probably global broadcasting. It just gets better and better. Paul's ability to balance running a broadcast while being able to listen and be humble and knowledgeable across the subject material is outstanding. Big Ideas is essential...Read full review »
ToniéCostumeDesign via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/04/19
Has gone downhill
I was a regular listener to this podcast for several months during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2019. There were some fantastic podcasts during that period. However, I think this podcast has recently began endorsing (either directly or through omission) reductionist thinking and bad...Read full review »
AyaanMkhan via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/01/19
This is THE place to learn
About your country, its people, the world. From street artists to thought leaders via writers and many other men and women with a story you need to hear. Don’t miss it.
Letzthink via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/08/19
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