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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Listen14 February 2018 – Acting, Art, Performance, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    For the love of the stage

    Melbourne Fringe Living Legend Rinske Ginsberg, now a University of Melbourne acting researcher and lecturer, reflects on a life of performance.

  9. Listen30 January 2018 – Cybersecurity, Digital, Ethics, Internet, Robots

    Human dignity and digital identity

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts, Professor Luciano Floridi explores the ethical implications of our online identities.

  10. Listen16 January 2018 – Brexit, Europe, European Union, Eurozone, Politics

    Is Europe heading for divorce?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis explains why the EU will survive its current crisis.