RNZ: Our Changing World
By Radio New Zealand
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Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you stories about science, nature and the environment.
||CleanEavesdropping in Cook Strait||Whales, dolphins, earthquakes and boats are some of the sounds that make the underwater world of Cook Strait a noisy place.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaster listeners||In a democratic society striving to give everyone a voice, have we lost the ability to listen?||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrime Minister's Science Prize 2016 - the Dunedin Study||The University of Otago team behind the long-running Dunedin Study has won the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Prize.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrime Minister's Science Communication Prize 2016 - Rebecca Priestley||A science writer who says that science communication is an important way of enabling democracy, has won the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracking kākāpō the smart way||Smart electronic transmitters are revolutionising the way Department of Conservation rangers keep track of kākāpō.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking Babel||In a city as culturally diverse as Auckland, how is the Kiwi accent changing and evolving?||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatalyst - from corn to plastic||Chemist Sally Brooker is developing a catalyst that could be used to produce biodegradable plastic from corn.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReading between the vines||Drones - or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - can get a bad rap, but they can now generate meaningful data for a range of different industries.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProof - the physics of creating a gas droplet||New Zealand physicists developed a theory about ultra cold gas 'droplets' that was proved in an experiment in Germany.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHaven - the story of a tropical seabird island||A visit to tropical Cousin Island in the Seychelles reveals that predator-free islands the world over are a haven for wildlife.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A calm lovely science show
Charming accents, everyday science
First, I loooooove the accents.
Second, most science podcasts just briefly cover the biggest papers published in the biggest journals like Science and Nature. Our Changing World has nicely produced, intelligent 10 minute interviews with everyday scientists and technicians, doing the ordinary science that isn't usually covered.