Eavesdrop on Experts
By University of Melbourne
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Overhear researchers talk about what they do and why they do it. Hear them obsess, confess and profess - changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time. Listen in as seasoned eavesdropper Chris Hatzis follows reporters Dr Andi Horvath and Steve Grimwade on their meetings with magnificent minds. Made possible by the University of Melbourne.
||CleanWhy does radio hold a special place in our hearts?||Loneliness and isolation can be a very real issue for many older Australians. Dr Amanda Krause's research is looking at how listening t...||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpert Hack - a new podcast from the University of Melbourne||Expert Hack is a new podcast from the University of Melbourne about the changing world of work, and how industry experts are fi...||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurning science into business||Back in the day, 'applied life science' might have referred only to winemaking. Nowadays the massive biotechnology industry is respon...||31 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom "failed musician" to innovative entrepreneur||Associate lecturer Susan de Weger is a French horn player. In fact, she's a self-confessed "failed musician", who walked away from ...||17 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour online life after death||If Facebook continues growing at its current rate - by 2130 the number of dead users will surpass the living. In fact, the number of the ...||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanENCORE: Unexpected outcome in bagging area||In this encore presentation of Eavesdrop on Experts, environmental psychologist Dr Wouter Poortinga shares how the 5p plastic bag tax in ...||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExercising your emotions||Get emotional - it's for your own good. For decades, emotional stability - that is, not being outwardly emotional - has been upheld as th...||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolving our climate history puzzle||Climate scientist and paleoclimatologist Dr Joelle Gergis has spent over a decade painstakingly piecing together Australia's climate hi...||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmashing through science's glass ceiling||Professor Frances Separovic has amassed many 'firsts' in her career as a scientist, including being the first female chemist to becom...||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe legal rights of rivers||Rivers in New Zealand, Australia, India and Colombia have all been granted legal rights recently. Environmental law expert Dr Erin O'Do...||23 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSorting fact from fiction in a post-truth world||When social media micro-targeting is shaping political views and 'alternative facts' abound, is there any hope for democracy? Cogniti...||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe secret history of stone||Cultural geographer Tim Edensor is passionate about place. His career has taken him from the Taj Mahal to industrial ruins in England's n...||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing like an anthropologist||Anthropologist Monica Minnegal has spent her career observing "the extraordinary things that people do", with much of her work dedicated ...||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAt the human-computer interface||In 1980 Ben Shneiderman published one of the first texts in the field that would come to be known as human-computer interaction, and has ...||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor the love of the stage||Acting is not natural - but it can be learned, and the VCA's Rinske Ginsberg passes on her wisdom about how the body can express an inter...||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman dignity and digital identity||You're chatting and posting online to your various social media accounts. But where does that data go? Who else is seeing your daily data...||30 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Europe heading for divorce?||The European experiment has been both revolutionary and successful, but having lurched from one crisis to the next in recent years does t...||15 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHearing, healing and Havana||How can music and food help promote healing? In this episode we explore how music transcends barriers to bring diverse peoples together t...||2 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGive me a campus among the gum trees||How do you produce a seriously juicy steak? What's the difference between brewing a lager and a pale ale? How can students produce award ...||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Friends With Fronds - Understanding plants' feelings||How do plants sense and respond to the world around them - and do they listen when we talk? Dr Kim Johnson shares how an early fascinatio...||31 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGene Genies - Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer||How can genome sequencing help not only cancer treatment, but also its prevention? Two men who are looking to answer that very question, ...||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWords And War - The role of the linguist in conflict resolution||The best mechanisms for change are debate, dialogue and discourse and yet this is remains something we struggle to do. Professor Joseph L...||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoney, I shrunk the particles!||How can a teaspoon of nanoparticles have a greater surface area than a football field? It's not a silly riddle, but the reality of the bu...||12 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscrimination in the classroom||More and more parents are taking discrimination cases to court, alleging that schools are not making adequate provisions to accommodate t...||30 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhose fake news?||In the wake of President Trump's election, Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank questions whether the media should have given him...||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNewell's renewal||In this bonus episode, we head down to Newell's Paddock in Melbourne's inner-west to see the local community rejuvenate the former indust...||7 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArt on the page||Our reporter Dr Andi Horvath is given privileged access to the University of Melbourne's rare books collection, stored in a darkened room...||31 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"5 Things About..." Germaine Greer's audio recordings||In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive, which includes over 150 hours of audio. Archivist Kate Hodgetts ha...||25 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do we become an ecocity?||Dr Andi Horvath meets Dr Seona Candy - an academic at Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and an expert i...||29 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegs, ligaments and longevity||Our reporter Dr Andi Horvath is given privileged access to the usually off-limits to the public Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and...||19 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA life on the frontline of refugee crises||What does it mean to oversee more than 35 million internally displaced and stateless peoples? Erika Feller shares her many years of exper...||8 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnexpected outcome in bagging area||Environmental psychologist Dr Wouter Poortinga shares how the 5p plastic bag tax in the UK reduced consumption between 70 and 90 percent ...||31 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisabling Ableism - How rethinking our understanding of disability could improve lives||Professor Anne Kavanagh, Head of Gender and Women's Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Heal...||18 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"5 Things About..." The psychology and science of poo||Why is poo a taboo? How do our lavatory practices affect our health? What is a toilet graveyard? How can mapping our defecation spots hel...||15 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForty percent banana, ninety-nine percent bonobo||In the evolutionary timeline for mammals, we've not been around that long as a species. Paleoanthropologist and Miegunyah Fellow at the U...||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe wonders of relaxin (the hormone - not the activity)||Join reporter Steve Grimwade as we eavesdrop on Prof Laura Parry. She discusses the potential for the aptly-named hormone relaxin in trea...||30 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnie and the swans (not a band)||With her posse of dedicated volunteers, bio-scientist Annie Aulsebrook is out catching swans at Albert Park Lake. She's studying the effe...||19 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative, educational, fun
Really liking the Eavesdrop podcasts. Great insights into the academic world in an informative, educational and accessible way. The on-location episodes a joy to listen to (Newell's Paddock and Annie And The Swans especially). A good listen all round.
delivers on its promise. thanks.
if you enjoy a cozy Podcast, this one's for you. more enjoyable than most done by the ABC or radio stations.
You can here the genuine enthusiasm in these guys, such a wide range of subjects as well. The producers do a good job of getting out the way and letting the experts talk. Good stuff.