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Antidote Livestream

Can’t make it to the festival? You’re invited to experience Antidote online with our ticketed livestreams, now on sale.

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DeRay Mckesson: The Case for Hope

In the face of violence and racism, how do we keep believing in change? Hear Black Lives Matter leader and community organiser DeRay Mckesson, as he talks justice, action and hope at last year's Antidote.

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Dark Data

Data is being used to influence elections and invade our privacy. Hear whistleblower Christopher Wylie and Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov explain why this is one of the most important issues of our age, as part of Antidote 2019.


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Your Antidote dream dictionary

This entirely unscientific guide will solve all your recurring, subconscious predicaments using the talks and workshops of Antidote 2020.

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Learning from Country: An Indigenous design perspective

 Ahead of speaking as part of Antidote panel Resetting the World, Jefa Greenaway writes on why it's more critical than ever than we infuse Indigenous perspectives into our everyday design thinking.

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Cheat Sheet: Jill Lepore

Our handy compendium for Antidote headliner Jill Lepore – the Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer with her finger on the US political pulse.

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Reasons to be cheerful in 2021

As we prepare to say goodbye to a tumultuous 2020, we asked our Antidote speakers: what are your reasons to be cheerful in 2021?

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Essential summer reads

A handful of essential beach reads for the upcoming sizzling summer, courtesy of the fine minds that are gracing the Opera House stage for this year’s Antidote.


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It's a Long Story: Zadie Smith

When 24 year old Zadie Smith published her debut novel, White Teeth, in 2000, she became an instant literary superstar. Two decades and several more novels, short story and essay collections later, her voice remains every bit as relevant.

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It's a Long Story: Kimberly Motley

Not a lot of women get to practice law in Afghanistan, but attorney Kimberly Motley is one of the very few. Raised in a poor, majority black neighbourhood in Milwaukee in America’s midwest, Kimberly has made a career defending particularly difficult cases.

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It's a Long Story: Denise Ho

LGBTQI activist, and Cantopop singer, Denise Ho was a prominent figure in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. Don't miss this exhilarating conversation about politics and resistance to state control.