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Antidote is an annual festival of ideas, action and change. Watch inspiring conversations and creative solutions as thinkers, artists and change maker respond to these turbulent times.

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  • The End of America? ANTIDOTE 2020

    Episode 1

    With Jill Lepore. Presidential elections are pivotal in US politics and culture, but 2020 has taken this to the next level. In this radically changing landscape, could we be entering a new world order? Hosted by Damien Cave.

    2020 will likely be viewed by future historians as a watershed in US hi...

  • Such a Fun Age: Kiley Reid - ANTIDOTE 2020

    Episode 2

    Race, Class and Privilege. Join Kiley Reid, author of 2020's bestseller Such a Fun Age, for a wide-ranging discussion of some of the biggest issues of our times. Hosted by Jan Fran.

    It's rare that a debut novel makes the sort of impact as Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age, which has quickly become one...

  • Resetting the World - ANTIDOTE 2020

    Episode 3

    How can we rebuild outdated thinking with fresh perspectives? Advocate for Indigenous-led design Jefa Greenaway, social researcher Rebecca Huntley and one of Australia's leading economic journalists Jessica Irvine, offer fresh ideas to reshape our world. Hosted by Tom Tilley.

    2020 will go down ...

  • Reasons to be Cheerful - ANTIDOTE 2020

    Episode 4

    with Rutger Bregman & Jess Scully. A cynical view sees humanity as bad by nature. But what if we're not selfish, but instead inherently good, hopeful, and kind? Could this understanding change everything? Hosted by Edwina Throsby.

    Doomscrolling can convince us the world is full of evil people - ...

  • Queerstories Comes Back Out - ANTIDOTE 2020

    Episode 5

    Confessions, obsessions, love, loss and fierce resistance – you never know what will happen next at Sydney's legendary LGBTQI+ storytelling event. Hosted by Maeve Marsden.

    There is more to being queer than coming out and getting married. Come on in, grab a seat, and listen to an unexpected tale ...

  • Cherine Fahd - Play Proximus | Returning - Chapter 1

    Episode 6

    Cherine Fahd, Play Proximus (2021), HD video, 10:37. Courtesy the artist. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for Art Assembly, with support from our Corporate Partners and Donors as part of New Work Now, project donors and the ARROW Collective.

    An articulation of touch and intimacy, artist C...