#59 - The nuclear power behind Aukus | Curio

#59 - The nuclear power behind Aukus

27 mins | Sep 26, 2021

Today's episode from 27th September 2021. Up first: It was International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons this past weekend, but it doesn't look like Australia, the UK and US got the memo. We take a look at a new pact between the three nations which will see new nuclear-powered submarines being built. Later on, we've got some Monday Motivation for you as we discuss hope. We learn how hopeful thinking might actually be healthier for you and how you can cultivate it in your life today. Opting to go down the nuclear route has many advantages but also throws up challenges. Australia’s decision to procure nuclear-powered submarines from Britain and the US while abandoning a deal with France has been controversial. For the Financial Times, Sylvia Pfeifer, Demetri Sevastopulo and Anna Gross explain the main questions surrounding the new deal and the differences it has with the French agreement. The concept of ‘learned helplessness’ helps to explain many of the emotions we’ve experienced during the pandemic. From Psyche Magazine, Emily Esfahani Smith - a doctoral student in clinical psychology- reveals that this line of research also optimistic understandings of the incredible ways that people remain positive in the face of adversity. Hope it is at its core. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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