#20 Devouring Food Science with James Lee

James Lee is a PhD Candidate researching in the field of food science. He talks to us about how he discovered his love for food science, and what food scientist do. James is a really funny guy, the first 30 sec of this episode should make that clear.  P.S. addendum James mentions BARP when it in fact the acronym is BARGE (Bioaccessibilty Research Group of Europe)

James Lee is a PhD Candidate researching in the field of food science. He talks to us about how he discovered his love for food science, and what food scientist do. James is a really funny guy, the first 30 sec of this episode should make that clear.

P.S. addendum James mentions BARP when it in fact the acronym is BARGE (Bioaccessibilty Research Group of Europe)

#19 Lobbying for the Climate with Tom Hunt

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For his retirement, Tom planned to travel the world and enjoy his life. But as he learnt more and more about climate change, he soon realised that if he didn't do something about it he would most likely leave a world that may be inhabitable for his children and grand children. Now, he speaks to politicians to lobby and educate them on climate change and what actions can be taken to mitigatethe consequences. 

#15 Looking for ET with Dr Ain De Horta

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Dr Ain De Horta was involved in SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence). He has also researched supernovas and the stardust they leave behind. In this episode I got to geek out on  some cool physics concepts like how stars live and die, why we know the universe is expanding, and much more. 

#13 Understanding Speech Production with Dr Chris Carignan

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We all have a vocal tract, but how many of us know exactly how it works? How do singers manipulate the shape of their vocal tract to create beautiful tones? Dr Chris Carignan talks to us about how amazing the vocal tract is, and why we need a better understanding of it. The video version of this episode is available on our YouTube channel. Check it out because Chris attached an ultrasound and did the whole interview with it on, so you can actually see his vocal tract change in real time while he's talking.

#11 Revolutionising Agriculture with John

John had the bad fortune of doing a double degree in Music and German right as the US financial collapse happened in 2008. Joining the army was the only way he was going to pay off his student loans. He's almost been killed twice in Afghanistan, made it back and then moved to Hawaii. Now he's studying agriculture science at Western Sydney University.

#9 Meditating on Religion with Dr Alex Norman

Alex's lecturer begins the semester with a story of how he witnessed an initiation ceremony that involved penile sub-incision. As painful as this experience was for these kids, their faces were lit up with joy and happiness. But why? The answer...? Their religion. A person's belief can change a painful experience to a pleasurable one. This intrigued Alex and fueled his fascination with Religious Studies.

#7 Hacking Biology with Meow-Ludo Part #1

This week we talked with Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow Meow. You probably know him as the guy who put the Opal card into his hand, yet this is probably the least interesting thing about him. In this episode we talk to Meow about Biohacking, grinding, the democratization of science, Monsanto, big organic and why Neil deGrasse Tyson needs to take his own advice. And this was just the first half of our hour and 40 minute conversation. We hope you enjoy.
 

#6 Deciphering Language Learning with Dr Karen Mulak

As an 8 year old, there was one deeply Psycholinguistic question that fascinated Karen. That is, when people talk, do they move their mouth because other people do it? Or do they do it because it's essential to speaking? Listen to this episode to hear how she turned this spark of curiosity into a roaring flame.  Dr Karen Mulak conducts Psycholinguistics research in the baby lab at the MARCS institute. 

#5 Unlocking the Genome with Dr Martin Smith

Dr Martin Smith works at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre. His field of research is bioinformatics; a field which combines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering to analyse biological data. Martin talks about how he fell in love with Bioinformatics,  how he found his supervisors, and the applications of his work. This type of work is critical for the advancement of personalised medicine.