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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. Podcast17 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The art of physics

    We peak inside the Ed Muirhead Physics Museum at the University of Melbourne to discover the wondrous objects that paved the way in modern medicine and physics.

  2. Podcast6 November 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings

    Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne discusses how plants respond to their environments and how this understanding can help grow better crops.

  3. Podcast6 October 2017 - Up Close

    Towards cancer care that listens to patients

    Oncologist Lidia Schapira on how health outcomes improve when we respond to patients' lived experience of cancer and support them to engage with their own care.

  4. Podcast2 October 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Gene genies: Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer

    Two researchers share how genome sequencing could make cancer a manageable rather than lethal condition.

  5. Podcast8 September 2017 - Up Close

    Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’

    Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.

  6. Podcast4 August 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. Podcast14 July 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  8. Podcast14 July 2017 - Up Close

    Confessions of a professional baby maker

    Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.

  9. Podcast30 June 2017 - Up Close

    Embracing the finite

    Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.

  10. Podcast27 June 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.