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A festival of ideas, art & change.

Revisit highlights from Antidote 2022 with a selection of eight talks from the festival available for rent on demand on Stream, the streaming service from Sydney Opera House.


Festival Pass

Succession's Brian Cox: The Evil in Us All

Brian Cox

As an actor for stage and screen, Brian Cox has built a brilliant career on getting under the skin of tyranny. Don't miss this exploration of power, control, and fallibility.

The World Turned Upside Down

Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt & Allegra Spender

The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue to grow? And how will they enact their agenda with the new government?

Good Pop Bad Pop

Jarvis Cocker

The legendary pop pioneer opened his attic crawl space where he hoarded objects for 20 years. He tells us what he found there and how the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display.

The Body Free and Powerful

Olivia Laing

The body is the arena where power and politicised control play out. Join Olivia Laing as she examines how bodies encounter oppression and resistance, and reshape the world.

Welcome to the Pandemicene

Ed Yong & Raina MacIntyre

The climate crisis has created a unique situation that has the potential to breed many more viruses. So is Covid just the start? Then where do we go next?

Unfriend the Algorithm

Ed Coper & Malcolm Turnbull AC

Conspiracy theories and false news are spread by social media, with real and dangerous consequences for society. Is it time for governments to consider dealing with algorithm bubbles?

Where do we go from here?

Nardi Simpson & Nareen Young

With growing momentum to enact the Uluru Statement from the Heart, is a meaningful change for First Nations people and our country finally really on the agenda?

A Higher Calling

Lisa Pryor & Amy Coopes, hosted by Norman Swan

These high-achievers sacrificed successful careers in journalism to take up the rigorous study necessary to become medical doctors. What drives such a sacrifice, and how does it feel to be called to serve?


How do I rent Antidote?

Antidote talks are able to be rented on demand on our streaming platform at

How much does it cost to rent a talk?

You can rent a single event for $15 or all events with a Festival Pass for $54.99.

Festival Pass – $54.99
Livestream access to all 10 livestream talks

Single Talk – $15
Livestream access to a talk of your choice.

Can I share my Stream account with a friend?

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Can I watch on my TV or my mobile?

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Is everything available for rent?

A selection of eight talks from Antidote 2022 are available to watch on demand.

Can I use my Sydney Opera House account login when renting a talk?

The streaming platform is managed by our platform partner Vimeo. You will need to create a seperate account on the streaming platform to rent an Antidote talk.

Once I have watched the talk, can I watch it again later?

The talk will be available to watch on your account for 30 days from the day of rental.

What if I experience technical issues?

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