Trust Me, I'm An Expert
By The Conversation
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The Conversation's editors bring you the most insightful, fascinating, surprising analysis and stories from the academic world. We're asking the experts to bust the myths, explain the science and put the news headlines into context. Join us as we take a deep dive into the big ideas driving our world.
||CleanMark Latham in the upper house? A Coalition minority government? The NSW election is nearly upon us and it's going to be a wild ride||It's worth keeping an eye on the NSW election outcome. It may end up telling us a lot about how global political themes, like the erosion of centrist politics, are playing out here in Australia.||7 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'I think we should be very concerned': A cyber crime expert on this week's hack and what needs to happen next||This week, a 'sophisticated state actor' hacked the big Australian political parties. In today's episode, an expert on crime and technology says 'it's a given' that some will try to disrupt elections.||21 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA refugee law expert on a week of 'reckless' rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims||Today on Trust Me, I'm An Expert, a refugee legal expert busts myths about how proposed medical transfer rules would work, and described some of this week's border security rhetoric as 'reckless'.||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: how to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season||There’s a small army of spin doctors behind the scenes of an election campaign, finessing every utterance so it fits with the overall strategy. Today's episode is all about the art of political spin.||31 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: What research says about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions||Today, experts will be sharing with us insights into how to make a change in your life -- big or small -- using evidence from the world of academic research.||30 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: the science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness||Only about one quarter Australians report getting eight or more hours of sleep. And in pre-industrial times, it was seen as normal to wake for a few hours in the middle of the night and chat or work.||29 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: Food fraud, the centuries-old problem that won't go away||Dairy farmers used to put sheep brains and chalk in skim milk to make it look frothier and whiter. Coffee, honey and wine have also been past targets of food fraudsters. Can the law ever keep up?||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there's a twist||Australia must come to terms with some fundamental shifts in our weather patterns. This month, Andrew Watkins from the BOM and climate scientist Joelle Gergis explore what's in store.||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: Australia's extreme weather||Are our extremes moving past historical precendent into uncharted territory, or is this life as usual on a changeable continent?||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: How augmented reality may one day make music a visual, interactive experience||Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.||29 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: what the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life||On today's episode, we'll hear what the huge HILDA survey says on Australians' financial literacy, energy use, how many of us are delaying getting a driver's license and how our economy is changing.||30 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: What is sport worth?||As we reach the World Cup's halfway point, we're asking: what is sport worth? On today's episode, we explore the money and diplomatic power plays lingering behind the scenes of every big tournament.||2 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: The explainer episode||Today on Trust me, I'm An Expert, we're explaining the tricky topics: what is quantum mechanics? What does the research say about lone actor terrorism? And why do people like pimple popping videos?||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: 'Dancing out of depression' – how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health||Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence||You've had an x-ray before but have you had an n-ray? Of course not, because they're not real. But people used to think they were. Today, on Trust Me, I'm an Expert, we're bringing you stories on the theme of evidence.||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me I'm An Expert: The science of pain||Our podcast Trust Me, I'm An Expert, goes beyond the headlines and asks researchers to explain the evidence on issues making news. Today, we're talking pain and what science says about managing it.||28 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me I'm An Expert: Why February is the real danger month for power blackouts||Today, we're asking why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave and how you -- yes, you! -- can do your bit to reduce the risk of a summer time blackout.||29 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm an Expert: Risk||This month, we're talking risk. Three experts give their perspective on how long you might live, how to deal with loneliness – and how to step outside your comfort zone.||31 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarrying across Australia's Catholic-Protestant divide||Until 1970s the Catholic-Protestant divide was deeply entrenched in Australia. On this episode of Trust Me, I'm An Expert, journalism academic Siobhan McHugh shares stories of those who married across it.||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: Competition||Our November episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert is all about competition, including the often fierce rivalry between siblings.||1 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: a lawyer, a biblical scholar and a fact-checker walk into the same-sex marriage debate...||In this episode of Trust Me I'm An Expert, we're wading into the same-sex marriage debate with experts on the Bible and the law, and fact-checking claims that kids do best with a mother and a father.||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust Me, I'm An Expert: a new podcast from The Conversation||A new monthly podcast from The Conversation, where we bring you the most fascinating, surprising stories from the academic world.||26 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting and informative
Great on the way to work
Informative and entertaining
I love this podcast so far, a great way to get across interesting topics while on the go.
Thank you this is helping me understand so much better the subjects covered. Stops my brain going to fudge.