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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 54 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 2 hours 36 minutes


episode 7: How much will climate change cost you?

Would you switch to greener super if it meant more money at retirement? But is the benefit worth the hassle? As climate change makes itself felt in our everyday lives, we explore how our choice of superannuation fund can cost us in the long run if we don...



episode 13: Who is left holding the baby? Paid Parental Leave – where we are and where we want to be

When you think back to your childhood, who do you remember spent the most time doing the day-to-day care? The most common answer to that question historically, would be mum. But in 2022, is that beginning to change? In this episode, Professor of Gender ...


 2022-08-22  27m

episode 5: Thinking differently about drugs

Are you one of the 50% of Australians who have tried an illicit drug? Or do you believe all drugs should be illegal? The field of drug policy is in a state of flux. Whilst drugs are being legalised in some parts of the world, other countries are cracking...


 2022-07-25  26m

episode 4: Burnout: Do you have the grey dog?

Feeling burned out? It’s not surprising: experts say we all have a 30% chance of experiencing it. (Sorry to doctors, teachers and others in caring professions: your chances are way higher.) In this episode, the founder of the Black Dog Institute, Profess...


 2022-06-27  25m

episode 3: Dissecting Dictators

Did you know there have been more dictatorships than democracies? Ever wondered if all dictators are cut from the same cloth? With the help of author Professor Graeme Gill and journalist Matt Bevan from the ABC “If you’re listening” podcasts, we explore ...


 2022-05-23  30m

episode 2: Rise of the campaign speech

What makes a speech, especially a political speech impactful, memorable and stirring? And why does it always feel so long between those times when we hear a good one? In this episode of Seriously Social, political historian Professor Sean Scalmer joins u...


 2022-04-26  24m

episode 1: I’m not racist, but...

The data is in: racism in Australia is on the rise. But in recent years has racism become more covert than it once was? We unpack the spectrum of racist behaviour as we look at racism in Australia today, and consider why, even as it goes undercover, it's...


 2022-03-28  33m

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?


 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 ...


 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...


 2021-10-18  23m