The making of the iconic album Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells is the debut studio album by English multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter Mike Oldfield, released on 25 May 1973 as the first album on Virgin Records. Oldfield, who was 19 years old when it was recorded, played almost all the instruments on the mostly […]

Deadliest Roads

The forests of Gabon are some of the densest and most mysterious in the world. Living there is almost impossible due to all the wild animals, snakes and insects hiding behind every leaf. But there are a few adventurous souls who risk it all in […]

The power of pharmaceutical companies

How much is a human life worth? An innovative cancer therapy promises to save lives. But it is extremely expensive. Will the insurance companies pay for it? What is the manufacturer’s return on investment? And do lobbyists drive up prices? In 2018, the Kymriah gene […]

How different countries are handling Covid-19

How are democracies and authoritarian states reacting to the coronavirus pandemic? An investigative team is looking for clues worldwide and interviewing virologists, health experts and citizens. Where is the fight against COVID-19 working and where isn’t it? Nine months after the new coronavirus first appeared, […]

New Zealand was almost a part of Australia

It might seem odd to ask why New Zealand is an independent nation but in the late nineteenth century, its inclusion in Australia was seen as a certainty. Yet, as you’ll know, it never joined the Commonwealth of Australia. But why? To find out watch […]

Budget Breakfast live Q and A

Q and A with Child Poverty Action Groups’ Budget Event  Panelists Associate  Professor Susan St John She is a founding member of CPAG and CPAG spokesperson on economics. She is an Associate Professor in the Economics Department, University of Auckland and the Director of the […]