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Ideas Digest

21 EpisodesProduced by Ideas DigestWebsite

Humanising controversial ideas by learning about where we found them and how they change us. Whether they be religious, political, taboo or politically incorrect.

21 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Afraid of the Mirror - Australian Christian Lobby

March 20th, 2020


We attempt to understand someone who Identifies as 'pro-life' and spends their Saturdays door knocking in 'key electorates' for the Australian Christian Lobby ... However no one want's to talk? In this episode we get …

I Enjoy Killing Animals

March 14th, 2020


Matt enjoys hunting deer in Australia and overseas. May people have strong assumptions and heavy judgements about people who hunt animals for sport and recreation.  We chat and find out what is so appealing about …

Your Bible Has Nothing To Do With God

March 6th, 2020


In this episode we sit down with ex-pastor, Mike, who no longer believes that the Bible is the "in-errant word of God". We explore what this means, and how he sees and uses the bible now. We explore how and why Mike has …

Don't Think For Yourself...Because You're an Idiot

February 23rd, 2020


In this episode Cam and Konrad discuss the methods we personally use to try and navigate our way through an ever increasing confusing landscape of mis-information and fake news. We discuss Donald Trump, Anti-Vaxers, …

Vaccines Cause Autism

February 14th, 2020


In this episode I speak with Jono who sees himself more closely aligned with the position of "vax reformer". In this conversation we try to side step the debate over whether vaccines cause autism or death (although this …

Christianity is Morally Bankrupt (Politically)

February 7th, 2020


When it comes to politics, why is it that Christianity seems to lack empathy? Jesus came to show love to the widow,  orphan,  prostitute,  tax …

Buddhism Explains Everything

June 10th, 2019


In this episode we speak with an Australian Buddhist about how accepting the principle of "conditional arising" and how it explains... everything and …

I'm a Communist

June 4th, 2019


I speak with a communist... but what does that even mean? I find out, what kind of communist he is, what made him a communist and why being a communist is a good thing. 

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Blessed Be the Transgenders

May 27th, 2019


I speak with Arden about her journey to becoming a Transgender woman and why she thinks she is blessed. We ask some questions many people are afraid to ask and get to know a bit more about the world view of a …

Inside the Mind of a Liberal (LNP) Voter

May 16th, 2019


What are Liberal Voters thinking? Why would they vote for this Morrison Government after all the leadership changing chaos. In this episode I speak …

Inside the Mind of a Greens Voter

May 13th, 2019


Talking politics with Greens voter Cam. Cam is a excavator operator from Melbourne, who is a life long greens voter and apparently never had …

Inside the Mind of a Fraser Anning Conservative National Voter

May 5th, 2019


Martin is a Queensland factory worker who cast his first vote for the Greens and has ended up being an avid supporter of Fraser Anning and his newly established conservative party. In this episode we discuss …

Inside the Mind of a Labor Voter

April 29th, 2019


Before the upcoming election, we talk Politics. Chris is a nearly retired medical scientist, who used to vote for the LNP and in his later years now …

Racism and the Great White LIE

April 22nd, 2019


In this episode we speak with Eddie Hypolite about Racism in Australia, his experience and perspective. Does racism exist in Australia? Is it …

Masturbation Saved My Sex Life

April 15th, 2019


We speak with Jasmin a woman from a christian background who has fundamentally changed how she views masturbation.  We talk about how her new …

Australian Election 2019 - Who Will YOU Vote For?

April 13th, 2019


Special announcement about my upcoming  4 part mini series leading up to the Australian Election in 2019.
Do you Vote Liberal? Labor? Greens? One …

There's Nothing Wrong With a 1 Night Stand

April 1st, 2019


Beware the misleading click-bait title! Although we do briefly touch on the topic of one night stands, we mostly delve deep into the topic of …

Seduction as a Spiritual Practice

March 25th, 2019


In this episode we speak with Morgan Day Cecil about the shame that often surrounds female sexuality and we explore the idea of Seduction as a Spiritual practice. 

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Homosexuality & the Christian World

March 20th, 2019


Dr Tim Jennings is a psychiatrist, master psychopharmacologist, spending much of his time researching the cross over between biblical principals and …

You Have No Free Will

March 20th, 2019


"You have no free will" Brooke speaks with Konrad discussing the idea of Free Will how the acknowledgment of limited free will has unlocked empowered Konrad to a position of great empathy for those around him. 

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What is Ideas Digest?

March 11th, 2019


Ideas digest is a podcast community that records its episodes live at Hubro in Newcastle Australia. We engage with challenging ideas on the ground …

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