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205 Episodes
The size of the so-called “contingent” workforce is on an upward trajectory. We explore what’s driving the trend and what it means for employees. And is a digital form of “taylorism” also on the rise?
In honour of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web being public Marc Fennell sits down with the creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners Lee. Marc also meets the man who built the original Apple computer Steve Wozniak. He opens up about the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs, his love of segways, his life time of pranks and much much more.
Brexit to Oz

Brexit to Oz


Remember Brexit? Department of Immigration and Border Protection figures obtained by RN Drive, show a surge in the number of Britons interested in coming to Australia in the wake of the referendum on June 23.
Life Education giraffe Healthy Harold expands repertoire to teaching risks of using ice.
As he launches a new LGBTIQ research centre, former High Court Judge Michael Kirby says there's still a great deal we can learn from Alfred Kinsey's studies on human sexuality published nearly 70 years ago.
Western democracies are becoming more fractious, less cooperative. If this is to change, where will the change originate?
The 45th Parliament presents ideal conditions for political discord and outright opportunism.
How does an atrocity become an act of creative transformation?
East West Street

East West Street


Barrister, international lawyer and author Philippe Sand on how he discovered the story of his own family's murder by the Nazis during World War Two and the subsequent efforts of Jewish legal minds to sow the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.
International human rights lawyer Philippe Sands on his own family’s annihilation by the Nazis and  the subsequent efforts of Jewish legal minds to sow the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.
Millennials cop a lot of flak for being lazy and narcissistic but in fact they're driving positive social change through innovation and perseverance.
How tolerant is Australia?

How tolerant is Australia?


According to a survey conducted by the Scanlon Foundation, certain ethnic groups in Australia face high levels of discrimination.
A perceived refugee crisis in Europe is affecting voting patterns around the world.
How a keyring-making craft scheme and the UNHCR provide employment, connections and empowerment for refugee women.
Dina Gold's quest to reclaim her family's property in Germany, stolen by the Nazis
The constraints and barriers which prevented scores of talented musicians from performing or pursuing their careers.
The Pacific is sinking

The Pacific is sinking


Corruption in many Pacific countries appears endemic, the Pacific has the world’s fastest growth rate of HIV infection and the Pacific is predicted to surpass Africa as the world’s poorest region in the foreseeable futureIs the Pacific not sinking but being sunk?
David Swan explains what the NSA dump means, and gives RN Drive a summary of the most important tech stories this week.
New research in the United States suggests more couples file for divorce after the two major holiday periods than at other times. Does the same happen in Australia?
RN Drive spoke with Michael Dawson, a writer who challenged himself to go 21 days without complaint.
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