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    Dr Andi is a self-confessed research raconteur. She has loved to tell stories about science and culture on-air, online, in print and in person ever since she was let out of the lab a long time ago. Watch out because on the odd occasion she has exploded into interpretive dance when explaining anything from the history of inventions to the action of molecules . She is currently a staff writer and podcast presenter for the University of Melbourne.

  1. Podcast20 January 2021 - Humanities

    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.

  2. Podcast6 January 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  3. Podcast25 November 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The science of coughing

    Coughing is a human defensive reflex - it keeps our airways clear - but Professor Stuart Mazzone explains the difference between a good cough and a bad cough.

  4. Podcast11 November 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    What makes super-viral content so shareable?

    Dr Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne collects memes. His research reveals the psychological triggers that evoke social media content sharing and why.

  5. Podcast28 October 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The algorithms of art

    The University of Melbourne’s Professor Smith-Miles’ has created a collection of intricate and beautiful 2D images, arising from her mathematics research.

  6. Podcast14 October 2020 - Science Matters

    The tiny world of peptides

    Health and cosmetic products contain peptides for a range of uses. Dr Troy Attard from University of Melbourne explains peptides and what they're used for.

  7. Podcast30 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The brain benefits of music

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Sarah Wilson discusses music neuroscience and why no other species uses a complex musical system like we do.

  8. Podcast16 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    New targets for epilepsy treatment

    Associate Professor Reid is developing new drugs for epilepsy, with the view of treating a larger population of people with epilepsy.

  9. Podcast19 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Catching sight of dark matter

    One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio

  10. Podcast5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?

    As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.