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Enjoy a selection of recordings, reads and podcasts.

Plus, experience Antidote live from our stages to your sofa with our ticketed livestreams.


Cheat sheets and long reads

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Cheat Sheet: Elizabeth Kolbert

Our picks of essential writing from environmentalist, author and Antidote headliner Elizabeth Kolbert.

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Cheat Sheet: Yanis Varoufakis

Everything you need to know about the influential economist, politician and author Yanis Varoufakis.

Three books side-by-side

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Our Antidote book recommendations for lockdown

Need a book to help you through lockdown? These are the Antidote must-reads according to the Opera House team.


Highlights and full talks from last year's Antidote

Rutger Bregman & Jess Scully: Imagining a future without neoliberalism

Historian Rutger Bregman and curator Jess Scully look at the events of the past year with a pair of fresh eyes and consider new possibilities can we imagine for society, politics, and economics. 

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Kiley Reid on the expectations placed on black writerse

Kiley Reid, author of 2020's bestseller Such a Fun Age, underscores some of the unhealthy expectations placed on black artists by society.

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Jill Lepore: Tracing the origins of American decline

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.

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Queerstories: Sarah Tiong

Sarah Tiong is best known as one of MasterChef Australia's favourite contestants, and a successful author of sensational cookbook Sweet, Savory, Spicy. Growing up in a conservative, traditional Chinese-Malaysian family and carving out a career as a lawyer, Sarah found herself facing challenges and expectations to overcome in order to follow her passion and create her own path.

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How has COVID-19 reset the world?

2020 will go down in history as a year of disruption. From catastrophic bushfires, to a global pandemic that collapsed economies, relationships, and social norms. At ANTIDOTE 2020, three future-facing thinkers, Jessica Irvine, Jefa Greenaway and Rebecca Huntley consider some of the new philosophies emerging from the fray.

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Ideas at the House podcast episodes