Global Questions

The podcast for young people who want to know more.

IN-DEPTH: How is veganism integral to climate change mitigation? W/ Alana Mann

IN-DEPTH: How is veganism integral to climate change mitigation? W/ Alana Mann

Emma chats to Alana Mann about the intersection between food security, veganism and climate change.

TRAILBLAZER: Indigenous activism & climate change W/Joshua Gilbert

TRAILBLAZER: Indigenous activism & climate change W/Joshua Gilbert

Gen chats to Josh about the intersection between indigenous culture, knowledge and history, climate change and activism.

WRAP-UP: 26 April 2021

WRAP-UP: 26 April 2021

Samoa’s dramatic elections, Chad’s president dies in battle, TikTok faces a historic lawsuit, and French secularism and Pakistani protests.

IN-DEPTH: How is Islam changing Indonesian politics? W/ Dr Rachel Rinaldo and Dr Dina Afrianty

IN-DEPTH: How is Islam changing Indonesian politics? W/ Dr Rachel Rinaldo and Dr Dina Afrianty

Gen talks to Dr Rachel Rinaldo and Dr Dina Afrianty about how Islam is shaping Indonesian politics, women's rights and democracy.

WRAP-UP: 16 March 2021

WRAP-UP: 16 March 2021

Turmoil in Yemen, Kiribati’s Change of Address, the Pope in Iraq and a Brazilian Ex-President’s Prison Release

TRAILBLAZER: What does it take to realise your passion? W/ Joel MacKay

TRAILBLAZER: What does it take to realise your passion? W/ Joel MacKay

Emma talks to Joel MacKay about using your passion and finding jobs that fit that interest.

IN-DEPTH: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict W/ Ronald Zweig

IN-DEPTH: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict W/ Ronald Zweig

Emma talks to Ronald Zweig about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Megxit, Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy & BLM W/ Hugh & Kelly

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Megxit, Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy & BLM W/ Hugh & Kelly

Emma talks with Hugh Mcfarlane (Global Questions OutReach Officer) and Kelly Phan (YDS Marketing Director) about global news topics that shaped 2020.

IN-DEPTH: Why is the South China Sea such a pivotal region? W/ Professor Rory Medcalf

IN-DEPTH: Why is the South China Sea such a pivotal region? W/ Professor Rory Medcalf

Gen talks to Professor Rory Medcalf about Australia's maritime security specifically the tensions between the US and China and how Australia will be involved.

Bonus: How to dismantle the Murdoch empire W/ Kevin Rudd

Bonus: How to dismantle the Murdoch empire W/ Kevin Rudd

Gen talks to The Honourable Kevin Rudd about the monopoly that is the Murdoch empire, the News Media Bargaining Code and the News Royal Commission petition.

The Wrap Up: 13 October 2020

The Wrap Up: 13 October 2020

Trump is COVID-19 positive, Armenia and Azerbaijan reignite tensions, Indonesia’s new labor laws in protest and the Cyprus Papers.

In-Depth: William Clapton

In-Depth: William Clapton

William, senior International Relations lecturer at UNSW, delves into the concept of risk and its centrality to understanding security discourse and practice over the last 20 years.

The Wrap-Up: 30 August 2020

The Wrap-Up: 30 August 2020

Beirut, TikTok, Belarus and The Middle East

In-Depth: Bill Birtles

In-Depth: Bill Birtles

Bill Birtles, ABC's China Correspondent explains the deteriorating Aus-China relationship, the WHO probe into COVID-19 and China's harsh calls to boycott and impose tariffs on Australian imported goods.

In-Depth: Charlotte Owens & Nassim Khadem

In-Depth: Charlotte Owens & Nassim Khadem

Nassim and Charlotte cover COVID-19 and its effects on businesses, government relations and cybersecurity in Australia.

In-Depth: Erika Feller

In-Depth: Erika Feller

Gen and Ms Erika Feller discuss her role as the High Commissioner for Protection for the UNHCR

THE WRAP-UP: 16 June 2021

THE WRAP-UP: 16 June 2021

Chaos in Afghanistan. Myanmar’s rebel armies. El Salvador’s bitcoin revolution. Can the UN end HIV/AIDS?

IN-DEPTH: What is climate-induced migration? W/ Dr Celia McMichael

IN-DEPTH: What is climate-induced migration? W/ Dr Celia McMichael

Emma talks to Dr Celia McMichael on how climate change is a driver of human migration and displacement.

TRAILBLAZER: How to navigate opportunities and create agency W/ Yasmin Poole

TRAILBLAZER: How to navigate opportunities and create agency W/ Yasmin Poole

Gen talks to Yasmin Poole about how to navigate which graduate, intern and volunteer opportunities are right for you and how to bring agency and impact into the work you complete.

WRAP-UP: 30 March 2021

WRAP-UP: 30 March 2021

Josh and Gen's (stepping in for Hugh this week) fortnightly discussion of surprising news from around the world.

IN-DEPTH: What is Political Evangelicalism? W/ Dr. Joshua Roose

IN-DEPTH: What is Political Evangelicalism? W/ Dr. Joshua Roose

Gen talks to Dr. Joshua Roose about political Evangelicalism and the populist right.

IN-DEPTH: What is happening to Uyghur Muslims in China? W/ Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser

IN-DEPTH: What is happening to Uyghur Muslims in China? W/ Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser

Gen talks to Nuria Yu & Nathan Ruser about Uyghur Muslims experiencing genocide and human rights abuses.

BONUS: How is UNESCO reimagining education? W/ Noah Sobe

BONUS: How is UNESCO reimagining education? W/ Noah Sobe

Gen talks to Noah Sobe about what the future holds for education globally and how we can adapt to it.

The Wrap-Up: 8 December 2020

The Wrap-Up: 8 December 2020

Australian money-laundering, West Papuan independence, France's 'values' charter and UN Security Council negligence

The Wrap Up: 10 November 2020

The Wrap Up: 10 November 2020

Why is terror on the rise? How does Iran benefit from Biden? Is Thailand becoming a democracy? What's going on in Ethiopia?

Trailblazers: How to choose the right degree W/ Asher Klein

Trailblazers: How to choose the right degree W/ Asher Klein

Emma (She/Her) talks with Asher (He/Him) about how he found his passion in his current degree and the journey of discovering what you actually want vs what others expect of you.

In-Depth: Damien Manuel

In-Depth: Damien Manuel

Damien, Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board for Cyber and Australian Information Security Association, explores key concepts in cybersecurity.

The Wrap-Up: 13 September 2020

The Wrap-Up: 13 September 2020

Putin’s Tea, the American Postal Service Political Battle, India-China Nuclear Power Stand-off, and Forced Labour in Xinjiang

In-Depth: Sharon Hudson-Dean

In-Depth: Sharon Hudson-Dean

Sharon is a career US diplomat, currently serving as U.S. Consul-General in Sydney. She discusses the AUS-US relationship and the future of bilateral relations in the COVID-19 age.

In-Depth: Julian Burnside

In-Depth: Julian Burnside

Julian delves into his experience representing refugees and asylum seekers against the Australian government and its departments.

In-Depth: Saad Al-Haddad

In-Depth: Saad Al-Haddad

Gen and Saad explore his life as a refugee, the hardship he and his family faced and his plans for the future.

Trailblazers: Caitlin Workman

Trailblazers: Caitlin Workman

What is like heading your own NGO project?

IN-DEPTH: How is climate change affecting Antarctica? W/ Dr Alessandro Antonello

IN-DEPTH: How is climate change affecting Antarctica? W/ Dr Alessandro Antonello

Josh chats to Dr Alessandro Antonello about climate change, environmental diplomacy and geopolitics in Antarctica.

WRAP-UP: 18th May 2021

WRAP-UP: 18th May 2021

The Israel-Palestine crisis. An unprecedented cyber attack. The Tokyo Olympics. Negotiations in Venezuela.

WRAP-UP: 13 April 2021

WRAP-UP: 13 April 2021

Is Russia going to war? North Korea’s ‘worst ever situation’. Nigeria’s mass prison break. Hong Kong’s anti-democratic revival.

IN-DEPTH: Why Is Anti-Semitism On The Rise? W/ Harrison Rosen

IN-DEPTH: Why Is Anti-Semitism On The Rise? W/ Harrison Rosen

Emma talks to Harrison Rosen about the rise of Anti-Semitism.

The Wrap-Up: 2 March 2021

The Wrap-Up: 2 March 2021

Upheaval in Ethiopia, an Armenian coup, vaccine diplomacy and New Caledonia's separatist government.

The Wrap-Up: 2 February 2021

The Wrap-Up: 2 February 2021

The EU vaccine scuffle, protests in India, Israel, Iran, and Biden, and the lawsuit against Brazil's president.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Yemen famine, News Media Commission & Cancel Culture W/ Josh & Saacha

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Yemen famine, News Media Commission & Cancel Culture W/ Josh & Saacha

Gen talks with Joshua Kaye (Global Questions Audio Producer) and Saacha Neilson (Global Questions Marketing Officer) about global news topics that shaped 2020.

The Wrap-Up: 24 November 2020

The Wrap-Up: 24 November 2020

Australia's war crimes, Who gets the vaccine, Armenia Azerbaijan and a peace deal and Typhoon Vamco.

IN-DEPTH: What is the significance of South Korea-Australia Relations? W/ Thomas Corben

IN-DEPTH: What is the significance of South Korea-Australia Relations? W/ Thomas Corben

Emma talks to Thomas Corben about  Australia and South Korea's bilateral relationship over the past decade.

Trailblazers: How to start a global impact-driven career? w/ Jacob Thomas

Trailblazers: How to start a global impact-driven career? w/ Jacob Thomas

Gen (She/Her) talks with Jacob Thomas (They/Them) about how they started their career path and how it led them into advocacy, equality projects and public speaking.

The Wrap-Up: 29 September 2020

The Wrap-Up: 29 September 2020

How COVID-19 has helped Italian Mafia gang, Australia's future trade, ICE under investigation and the grand jury on Breonna Taylor’s death.

In-Depth: Bernard Collaery

In-Depth: Bernard Collaery

Former Attorney-General and counsel for Witness K, Bernard Collaery, discusses Australia's national security through the lens of Witness K trial.

In-Depth: Ama Burkoh & Nayonika Bhattacharya

In-Depth: Ama Burkoh & Nayonika Bhattacharya

Ama and Nayonika delve into the increasing protests against police brutality in the United States, analysing how systematic racism has transpired through American history, and link it back to Australia’s own systematic racism towards Indigenous Australians.

In-Depth: Kelly Soderstrom

In-Depth: Kelly Soderstrom

Kelly discusses how Brexit affects global economies, trade, asylum seekers and the EU.

Trailblazers: Zahn Gane

Trailblazers: Zahn Gane

Zahn Gane explores his interest in International Relations and his future career. Zahn speaks about how he never really saw an interest in university until discovering his passion for politics.

In-Depth: Gillian Triggs

In-Depth: Gillian Triggs

Gen sits down with Gillian Triggs to explore the hard truths of current immigration policies and practices.