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Big Ideas is a weekly radio program on ABC Radio National which presents lectures or panels on ideas or issues of particular importance. It is broadcast on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. and repeated on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; in addition, it is available as a podcast from ABC Radio National. [1].

There is no fixed host for the program; various ABC broadcasters have introduced the lecture or panel.



Sunday 24 February
Does Secularism Provoke Religious Extremism?

The Annual Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom, given by Tom Frame, an Anglican bishop.

Sunday 17 February
The Reith Global Debate - Free To Speak?
What do Onora O'Neill, Wole Soyinka and Jeffrey Sachs, recent Reith Lecturers for the BBC, discuss freedom of the press.

Sunday 10 February
Relations on a finite planet
Lord Robert May, a former head of the UK Office of Science and Technology, spoke on the effects of overpopulation and global warming.

Sunday 03 February
Global finance: big, bloated and dangerous?
Dr. Paul Wooley spoke about the challenge of global finance.


  1. ^ Big Ideas home page, available at, accessed 2-28-2008


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