#250      31 min 10 sec
Komodo to our place: In the field with the giant monitor lizard

Dr Tim Jessop

Integrative ecologist Dr Tim Jessop talks about the fascinating biology and the ecology of the Komodo dragon -- the largest lizard in the world. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#219      33 min 10 sec
Lifting the baseline: Tackling healthcare challenges in developing economies

Dr David Hipgrave

Paediatrician and public health researcher Dr David Hipgrave discusses the challenges to the provision of healthcare in developing economies. He also takes a close look at infant mortality and child health in these countries. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

Episode 140      31 min 24 sec
A bullet for your thoughts: Recollections of persecution in Indonesia in the mid-1960s

Dr Kate McGregor

Historian Dr Kate McGregor revisits Indonesia's 30 September Movement, which resulted in the killings and persecution of 100,000s of Indonesians in the mid-1960s. Only in recent times have newly guaranteed freedoms of expression allowed survivors to openly recall their experiences of this defining moment in the country's not-too-distant past. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 139      28 min 59 sec
Muslim publics divided: Encounters with anti-pluralism in a democratic Indonesia

Prof Tim Lindsey
Dr M. Syafi'i Anwar

Indonesian law expert Professor Tim Lindsey discusses the apparent decline in religious pluralism in contemporary Indonesia against a backdrop of anything-goes press freedoms and laissez-faire officaldom. Also, liberal Muslim activist Dr M. Syafi’i Anwar recounts his experience at the hands of hardline Islamist groups,and the battle for the minds of ordinary Indonesians. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 100      18 min 10 sec
Indonesia: Pathways to a Future

Dr Max Lane

Historian Max Lane spies Indonesia's possible futures through the lens of its recent history and current political and economic climate. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 40      19 min 59 sec
Politics Meets Pop Culture In Indonesia

Dr Ariel Heryanto

Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces.

Episode 14      25 min 35 sec
Islam and Sharia in Today's Indonesia

Prof Tim Lindsey
Professor Tim Lindsey looks at attempts in Indonesia to introduce Sharia law, and its implications for the largest democracy in Southeast Asia. Prof Linsdsey talks about current Australia - Indonesia relations.

Guest: Professor Tim Lindsey from the Asian Law Centre, and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

Topic: Legislating Sharia in Indonesia