Podcast

The future of sand

This week: the world is running out of sand. The most-exploited resource after water should be recognised as a strategic material and regulated like a mineral commodity

The future of geopolitics

This week: the future of geopolitics. From Australia’s place in Asia to the war in Europe, we discuss new ways of thinking, with Professor Marc Stears.

Hybrid office fashion

This week: what should you wear to work: the end of suit and heels and more hybrid office fashion.

Unlearn music on The Future, This Week

This week: we’re on a break but we have something interesting in store for you, we discuss how the way we engage with music is fundamentally changing — from something we listen to, to something we create with.

Neon and chip shortages

This week: the world’s leading suppliers of neon are in Ukraine, and that threatens to make the ongoing microchip shortage even worse.

New York Times gets Wordle

This week: we discuss the economics and business behind the New York Times’ decision to buy popular internet game Wordle.

Cybersecurity and women

This week: on International Women's Day why cybersecurity needs more women and what we can do about it with expert Dr Meraiah Foley.