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  • Stories and Songs of Resilience: Archie Roach and Jack Charles - Antidote 2017

    Episode 1

    Archie Roach and Jack Charles are two elder statesmen of Australian Indigenous culture – Uncle Archie is one of the country’s most treasured singer-songwriters, and Uncle Jack an award-winning stage and screen actor.

    In this talk they share songs and stories of their friendship, their very perso...

  • The Women's March on Washington: Tamika D Mallory - Antidote 2017

    Episode 2

    As National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, Tamika Mallory proved that women are the centre of resistance against the Trump presidency. It sent a bold message to the new US government on its first day in office: women's rights are human rights. In her presentation at Antidote Festiva...

  • Utopia for Realists: Rutger Bregman - Antidote 2017

    Episode 3

    Our day-to-day reality – life expectancy, health, wealth, and education – were considered unrealistic and utopian in the eighteenth century. So, what's next? Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and author, explores how utopian ideals like a basic living income and a fifteen-hour work week could bec...

  • Writing Myself Into Existence: Janet Mock - Antidote 2017

    Episode 4

    The very gracious and eloquent Janet Mock talks about her life, activism and writing in this essential session about the power of storytelling. She reflects on her journey, and challenges preconceived notions about identity, being and truth. Chaired by Lucky Price.

  • The Invention of Russia: Arkady Ostrovsky - Antidote 2017

    Episode 5

    With pithy and insightful observations, journalist and author Arkady Ostrovsky examines today's political reality from the perspective of Putin's Russia in the award winning book The Invention of Russia. Tracking a clear path from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Putin, he paints a beguiling history: Puti...

  • Inglorious Empire: Shashi Tharoor - Antidote 2017

    Episode 6

    Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and diplomat. His book, Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India, considers the devastating legacy of British colonialism. He's in conversation with Guardian reporter Ben Doherty.