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  1. Listen18 July 2018 – Classical, Digital, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music, Performance

    From “failed musician” to innovative entrepreneur

    University of Melbourne associate lecturer Susan de Weger felt like a "failed musician", but has gone on to teach music entrepreneurship in a digital age.

  2. Listen4 July 2018 – Death, Digital, Facebook, Social Media, anthropology

    Your online life after death

    University of Melbourne academics Dr Martin Gibbs, Dr Tamara Kohn and Hannah Gould are investigating how digital disruption is changing our attitudes to death.

  3. Listen6 June 2018 – Emotions, Mental Health, Psychology, Resilience, Wellbeing

    Exercising your emotions

    University of Melbourne academic Dr Peter Koval champions emotional flexibility as the next step forward in psychological well-being.

  4. Listen24 May 2018 – Australian History, Climate, Climate Change, Extreme weather, Weather

    Solving our climate history puzzle

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.

  5. Listen9 May 2018 – Bio21 Institute, Chemistry, Feminism, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Women In Science

    Smashing through science’s glass ceiling

    Frances Separovic from the University of Melbourne was recently named one of 12 Distinguished Women In Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  6. Listen24 April 2018 – Environment, Law, Legal System, Nature, Preservation

    The legal rights of rivers

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, environmental law expert Erin O'Donnell explains the legal rights of rivers.

  7. Listen11 April 2018 – Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake News, Psychology, Social Media

    Sorting fact from fiction in a post-truth world

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features cognitive psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky on why we believe fake news.

  8. Listen28 March 2018 – Geography, India, Melbourne, United Kingdom, White Night

    The secret history of stone

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, cultural geographer Tim Edensor discusses what place reveals about culture.

  9. Listen14 March 2018 – Culture, Papua New Guinea, anthropology

    Seeing like an anthropologist

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features anthropologist Monica Minnegal on her work in Papua New Guinea.

  10. Listen28 February 2018 – Human-Computer Interaction, Internet, Research, Social Media, Universities

    At the human-computer interface

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features Ben Shneiderman on human-computer interaction, research and technology.