Seriously Social

Exploring who we are, how we got here and where we are going. Australia’s top social scientists in conversation with journalist Ginger Gorman. Brought to you by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

https://seriouslysocialpodcast.podbean.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 47 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 23 hours 24 minutes

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episode 10: Finding hope in troubled times


What helped you find hope this past year or two? Was it a person, a hobby, or something else?


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 2021-11-16  21m
 
 

episode 9: Are Buy Now Pay Later schemes changing our attitudes to debt?


If you have a few ‘buy now pay later’ purchases on the go, is that debt? And if it is, do you think of it as good debt or bad debt? With the introduction of options like Afterpay and its many competitors, this episode explores how debt has become a game ...


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 2021-11-01  25m
 
 

episode 8: Do incentives work?


Have you found it harder to motivate yourself these past two years? What incentives would have turned things around? We talk to two experts about incentives and learn that humans aren’t as rational as we’d like to think, making the business of incentives...


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 2021-10-18  23m
 
 

episode 7: Trust me, I’m an expert.


Ever cut your own hair then speed dialled your hairdresser for a fix? Regretted a spot of DIY? If so, you’ll have a new respect for experts. But now that everyone has a platform, which voices can we trust to keep us informed? Or are we happier just liste...


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 2021-10-04  29m
 
 

episode 6: The strange persistence of monarchies


Go on, admit it. When Prince Harry and Megan Markle left the UK – you took note. Ok, maybe YOU didn’t, but millions of others did.  But why, in modern society, are monarchies so persistent? Guided by declared republican Professor Dennis Altman, we look a...


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 2021-09-20  24m
 
 

episode 5: Is online dating changing our relationships?


If you hooked up with your partner in recent years chances are, you met online. For those who spent their early years of dating ‘old school’, the shift to online dating came with some bias. But what is the impact of internet dating on human relationships...


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 2021-09-06  24m
 
 

episode 4: Money Justice: Revenge or recompense?


Can money right a wrong? How hard is it on victims going through the court system seeking money justice? In this episode, Turia Pitt talks frankly about why she pursued a financial settlement; Professor Kathleen Daly explains money justice and its roots;...


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 2021-08-23  22m
 
 

episode 4: Money Justice: Revenge or recompense?


Can money right a wrong? How hard is it on you, as a victim, going through the court system seeking money justice? In this episode, Turia Pitt talks frankly about why she pursued a financial settlement; Professor Kathleen Daly explains money justice and ...


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 2021-08-23  22m
 
 

episode 3: The making (and breaking) of memory


Can you trust your memories? Ever wondered if your earliest recollections really happened the way you remember them? Professor Amanda Barnier helps us explore the strengths and challenges of memory: how it works and how others can help us to remember bet...


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 2021-08-10  29m
 
 

episode 2: Why ageism is such a hard “ism” to fight


Feeling old? Good news: you’re trending. Globally, there are now more people over the age of 65 than five and under. By 2050, there’ll be more over 65s than under 21s. But in Australia, where 1 in 10 Australian companies will not hire people over 50, age...


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 2021-07-26  22m