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Episode 149 - Football and identity ft. Todd Brodie

Todd Brodie is a Strength and Conditioning coach and former footballer for Marconi Stallions, Sydney FC and Sydney United. His journey with the sport has taken him from the Australian Institute of Sport to England and back to Australia. He shares about identity, faith, mental health and his predictions for Euro 2020.
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Episode 148 - Does prayer work? ft. Nathan Brown

Prayer is a complex and sometimes ambiguous topic. Why are some prayers answered while others aren't? Join us this week as we wrap our heads around these big questions and seek to better understand the practice that is a staple of many religions. Photo credit: Youssef Naddam
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Episode 147 - Furious franchise, fantasy masculinity ft. Mark Hadley

There is little doubt that movies from the Fast and Furious saga have proved a hit with fans. The big impact of the franchise also leaves questions about its influence on a generation of viewers.
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Episode 146 - How to deal with toxic friendships ft. Ashley Stanton

Have you ever felt like something was "off" in one of your friendships? Maybe you felt drained, used or like you were putting too much effort in? Chances are that friendship might be "toxic". There are some things you can do about it. . . Photo credit: Obie Fernandez
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Episode 145 - How my Coeliac Disease changed everything ft. Kylie Banks

1 in 70 Australians and 1 in 100 New Zealanders have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Those with a gluten intolerance or Coeliac Disease can initially find themselves asking, "what can I eat?", "where can I eat?" and "how will this affect my life?" Kylie Banks, a lifelong sufferer that was only recently diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, shares a few things she has learnt. Photo: Wesual Click
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Episode 144 - Reconciling with my mum ft. Maryellen Hacko

Overcoming complications in a parent-child relationship is one of the most important parts of growing up. In the lead up to Mother's Day, Maryellen Hacko shares why learning from her mum's life experiences has been invaluable.
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Episode 143 - ANZAC Day's complicated past ft. Daniel Reynaud

ANZAC Day traditionally remembers Australians and New Zealanders who have fought and died for their countries. But does "remembering" include condoning the act of war and the ethical dilemmas that come with it? We explore the issue with historian Daniel Reynaud, who has published multiple books on the ANZAC legend.
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Episode 142 - The Deepfake dilemma ft. Nathan Tasker

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? ft. Dr John Ashton

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 ft. Caitlin Jankiewicz

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? ft. Dr Sven Ostring

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? ft. Mark Delaney

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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