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Eavesdrop on Experts

Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time

  1. Listen14 April 2021 – Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gender, Sexual Violence, Sexuality

    Prevention and justice for sexual violence

    Bianca Fileborn is researching the factors surrounding sexual violence – including place – and how we can better prevent it while providing new forms of justice

  2. Listen31 March 2021 – Diversity, Drama, Performance, Queer, Theatre

    The power of queer performance

    University of Melbourne's Alyson Campbell will co-lead the Feral Queer Camp, asking what makes performance queer and how to develop a network of queer thinkers

  3. Listen17 March 2021 – Australia, Constitution, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of speech, Law

    What does our constitution say about freedom of speech?

    University of Melbourne's Professor Adrienne Stone discusses the differences between Australian and US constitutions on freedom of speech

  1. Listen7 March 2021 – Animals, International Women's Day, Literature, Pandemic, Writing

    If our animals could speak

    Dr Laura Jean McKay, winner of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for literature and University of Melbourne graduate discusses writing her first novel

  2. Listen17 February 2021 – Music, Politics, Protest

    The music of politics and protest

    University of Melbourne musicologist Dr Nick Tochka discusses the politics of music-making since 1945, particularly in Europe and the Americas.

  3. Listen3 February 2021 – COVID-19, Cemeteries, Death, Funerals, Technology

    The stuff of death and the death of stuff

    University of Melbourne anthropologist Hannah Gould discusses her research into death, material culture, spirituality and the effects of COVID-19 on death care.

  4. Listen20 January 2021 – Communication, Computer Science, Culture, Hacking, Technology

    The politics of hacking

    Associate Professor Dunbar-Hester discusses the cultures and the communities of the digital era, with a particular focus on media and technology activists.

  5. Listen6 January 2021 – Animals, Biodiversity, COVID-19, Conservation, Pandemic

    What COVID has taught us about the wildlife trade

    PhD student and conservation scientist Gerry Ryan explores the connections between global pandemics, humans, livestock, wildlife and conservation.

  6. Listen9 December 2020 – Environment, First Nations, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management, Narrm Oration

    Everything is Country

    Wiradjuri man and University of Melbourne geographer Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher explores how belonging to Country embeds us within the world