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The Popperian Podcast

Aug 27, 2023

This episode of the Popperian Podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Rafe Champion. They speak about the life and work of Jacques Barzun.

Rafe Champion grew up on a dairy farm in the far northwest of Tasmania and studied Agricultural Science at the University of Tasmania followed by post-graduate research in Adelaide. He moved into the social sciences in Sydney but did not achieve an academic career and spent most of his professional career in policy, planning and research on health and welfare issues. His main interest after he encountered Popper’s ideas on critical rationalism, objective knowledge & etc. was to explore and explain their implications and applications. His first wife (Kilmeny Niland 1950-2009) was a talented and versatile artist and she created the beautiful Rathouse website to provide a platform for Rafe’s interpretation of the work of Popper, Bartley III, Hayek and others including the great psychologists Karl Buhler and Ian D. Suttie.

*** The Rat House - Karl Popper, Hayek, and Mises' philosophies.Insights by Rafe Champion. (

*** The Popperian Podcast #17 – Rafe Champion – ‘Karl Popper’s Social Turn’

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*** Underlying artwork by Arturo Espinosa