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Ideas and analysis from the sharpest minds in the academic and research world.
||CleanSpeaking with: social researcher and author Hugh Mackay on 2017, 'a really disturbing year'||Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.||21 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Emrys Westacott on the virtue of frugal living||William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.||5 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Bates Gill on Australia's changing relationship with China||William Isdale speaks with Bates Gill on the importance of Australia's relationship with China and how best to navigate the sometimes complex alliance.||23 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Emma Power and Jennifer Kent about why Australian cities and homes aren't built for pets||Why does Australia, a nation of pet lovers, not allow pets on public transport or guarantee tenants the right to keep a pet?||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: John Gerrard on preventing infectious diseases||William Isdale speaks to Dr. John Gerrard about the constant threat of infectious diseases and what we can do to prevent a deadly pandemic from establishing itself in Australia.||24 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Nicole Gurran on Airbnb and its impact on cities||Dallas Rogers speaks with Nicole Gurran about the rise of AirBnb and what the limited data publicly available can tell us about how it's blurring the line between residential property and tourism.||16 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Nancy Pachana on planning for an active and engaged ageing population||William Isdale speaks with Nancy Pachana about why we should stop thinking about ageing as a time of decline, and focus on engaging and leveraging the experience of our elders.||8 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Cameron Murray on grey corruption and the 'Game of Mates'||William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.||27 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Dr Mark Blaskovich on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat of superbugs||William Isdale speaks with Mark Blaskovich about his research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat these superbugs pose to communities.||17 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Julian Savulescu on the ethics of genetic modification in humans||William Isdale talks to Professor Julian Savulescu about the ethical implications of geneticaly modifying humans.||16 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Professor Peter Koopman on CRISPR and the power of genome editing||William Isdale speaks with University of Queensland Professor Peter Koopman about CRISPR technology.||5 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Peter Doherty about infectious disease pandemics||William Isdale speaks with the University of Melbourne's Professor Peter Doherty about infectious disease pandemics.||20 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Tony Kevin on his return to Moscow and the new Cold War with Russia||William Isdale speaks to Tony Kevin about his experience living in Russia during the Cold War and what he found when he returned almost 50 years later.||31 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots||In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.||25 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Mia Woodruff about using 3D printing to replace body parts||What if one of the most essential items in the hospital of the future is a 3D printer?||10 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey on reporting on and living through terrorism in Paris||Colleen Murrell speaks to The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey about living in and reporting from Paris in the wake of a wave of terror attacks in the last two years.||15 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Peter Green on saving the Christmas Island red crab||Matt Smith speaks with La Trobe University's Peter Green about the Christmas Island red crab's battle with the recently introduced yellow crazy ant and how a parasitical wasp could be the key to its survival.||7 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Nicole Cook on union 'green bans', housing affordability and the Sirius building||Dallas Rogers speaks with Nicole Cook about how union 'green bans' in the 1970s stopped the redevelopment of working-class suburbs in Sydney.||24 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Serial's Julie Snyder about making groundbreaking podcasts||The University of Wollongong's Dr Siobhan McHugh (consulting producer on Fairfax's Phoebe's Fall podcast) speaks with Julie Snyder, Executive Producer of Serial, about making serial audio and the impact of podcasting.||14 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Alanna Kamp about the erasure of Chinese-Australian women from our history books||Dallas Rogers speaks with Alanna Kamp on how racism and sexism has excluded lives and experiences of Chinese-Australian women from our historical record.||11 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Ilan Wiesel and Ray Forrest about the impact of the super rich on our cities||Dallas Rogers speaks with Ilan Wiesel and Ray Forrest about the impact of the super rich on local politics, our cities and wealth inequality.||27 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about how bad research hurts us all||Darren Saunders speaks with Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about bad medical research reporting, and how greater transparency in research practices could improve public trust in science and medicine.||22 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Juan Francisco Salazar about colonising Antarctica and Mars||Dallas Rogers speaks with Prof Juan Francisco Salazar about studying the research community in Antarctica to learn about what colonising Mars and other planets might look like.||6 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: Hannah Dahlen on pregnancy care||Dallas Rogers speaks with Hannah Dahlen and Jacqueline Nelson about the importance of the relationship between a midwife and an expectant mother.||26 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeaking with: ‘Poll Bludger’ William Bowe in the final week of the election campaign||Natalie Mast speaks with 'Poll Bludger' William Bowe in the final week of the election campaign to break down how the major parties have faired and which seats could decide the election.||29 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcasts. Enjoyable listen.
Inciteful interviews and well produced. The topics seem quite unique.
Informative and interesting
A great range of topics and guests. All informed and interesting. Give it a go!