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Episode 142 - The Deepfake dilemma

Deepfakes involve putting a person's ultra-realistic likeness and voice into videos where they are not present. Tom Cruise, George Lucas and even president Barack Obama have all been deepfaked. Can this new technology unsettle the world?
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Episode 141 - What is the origin of life?

Did life first originate in a floating spore, a pond or as a result of an intelligent designer? Australian scientist Dr John Ashton looks at the evidence, and weighs it against the question—what are the chances that life can be formed out of non-living organisms? Photo credit: Hisu Lee
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Episode 140 - The truth about pornography

As homes locked down all over the world, Onlyfans—a website popular with online pornography—has made worldwide headlines. What seems like an easy money-making scheme raises serious ethical questions for both creator and consumer . . . Photo: Noah Buscher
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Episode 139 - Where did the Universe come from?

Big bang, creation or something in between? Dr Sven Ostring unpacks theories about the origins of the universe, and where we can find answers. Photo credit: NASA.
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Episode 138 - When to compete, when to cooperate?

When should we cooperate or stand our ground? What would that look like at a global level of international politics with critical issues like climate change and human rights? Mark Delaney joins us this week in search of an answer. Photo credit: Bill Oxford
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Episode 137 - The Ultimate Christmas gift

Christmas in 2020 will be unlike any other. Many around Australia will be spending December 25 away from family in other states. This year has already provided opportunity for many to slow down and refocus their priorities. As we head into the Christmas silly season, Nathan Brown guides us through honing in on why this celebration matters—and how it can shape our life after December 25.
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Episode 136 - The University assignment that changed lives

Jessica Krause and her classmates decided to tackle "pandemic" domestic violence in Papua New Guinea for a tertiary assignment. Long after her grades arrived, the project is still changing lives.
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Episode 135 - Do you support slavery?

There's no doubt about it—slavery is wrong. Ask the average person on the street and they'll agree with you. But are we supporting it in other ways, like . . . through our shopping? Or our silence on the issue? In his last Signs of the Times Radio show as host, Kent asks Fuzz Kitto those very questions. Photo credit: Johannes Krupinski
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Episode 134 - Follow the light

You may have heard about near-death experiences; where people who are declared deceased remember entering another realm before waking up on earth. It's a highly debated topic. What's the scientific explanation? Or the spiritual one? Photo credit: PxFuel
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Episode 133 - Mums need mums

Being a mum can be isolating at the best of times. What mums need is to connect with other women going through similar experiences, which is exactly what the Mums At The Table project enables. And maybe it's not just mums who need connection and support . . .
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Episode 132 - Jeffrey Epstein's Justice?

The untimely death of accused serial abuser Jeffery Epstein has caused anguish among those who wanted to see him face a courtroom and be forced to reveal just how far the tentacles of his abuse networks extended. More than ever, we need a God of love and justice.
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Episode 131 - What is church?

What comes to mind when you hear the word "church"? An historical artefact or Hillsong? How about a grassroots movement of people making a difference in their local communities? That's what the leader of the Adventist Church in Sydney wants to see. Image: Nina Strehl_Unsplash

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