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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. Listen31 August 2017 – Anti discrimination, Disability, Education, Equality, Teaching

    Discrimination in the classroom

    Dr Shiralee Poed discusses improving teaching for children with disabilities, the My School website and why all students deserve to go to their local school.

  2. Listen17 August 2017 – Donald Trump, Fake News, Journalism, Politics, Republican Party

    Whose fake news?

    We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.

  3. Listen10 August 2017 – EcoCity Summit 2017, Environment, Sustainability, Water Management, Wetlands

    Newell’s Renewal

    We visit Newells Paddock in Melbourne's inner west where delegates from the Ecocity 2017 World Summit are planting shrubs to rehabilitate the industrial site.

  1. Listen4 August 2017 – Art, Artists, Books, Exhibitions, Libraries

    Art on the page

    Special collections librarian at the University of Melbourne, Susan Millard, shows off some Matisse, Miró and Sonia Delaunay illustrations and artworks.

  2. Listen26 July 2017 – Audio, Australian History, Feminism, Germaine Greer, Libraries

    Five things about ... The Germaine Greer audio archive

    In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive. We speak to the archivists about the 150 hours of audio recorded by Greer herself.

  3. Listen14 July 2017 – Climate Change, EcoCity Summit 2017, Ecocity, Urban Ecology, Urbanisation

    Podcast: How do we become an ecocity?

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Seona Candy gives Dr Andi Hovarth a tour of what Melbourne could look like as an ecocity of the future.

  4. Listen27 June 2017 – Anatomy, Bones, Medicine, Museums, Sciences

    Legs, ligaments and longevity

    Inside the University of Melbourne's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatonomy and Pathology, we speak to Lund University professor of anatomy Stefan Lohmander.

  5. Listen13 June 2017 – Conflict, Refugees, Statelessness, UNHCR, United Nations

    A life on the frontline of refugee crises

    Former Assistant High Commissioner of the United Nations Refugee Agency, Erika Feller, discusses her career and her new role with the University of Melbourne.

  6. Listen1 June 2017 – Britain, Environment, Environmental Design, Social Psychology, Taxes

    Unexpected outcome in bagging area

    Environmental psychologist Wouter Portinga visited the University of Melbourne to discuss how the plastic bag tax in the UK radically changed consumer habits.