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Can You Tell Me Why (CYTMW) is a podcast where you ask the big questions and we try to find experts with, hopefully, the answers. We hit the campus to ask students what they think about issues that matter to them.

Your hosts are Hannah Laxton-Koonce and William Verity.

A podcast by the University of Wollongong

Can You Tell Me Why‪?‬ The University of Wollongong

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Can You Tell Me Why (CYTMW) is a podcast where you ask the big questions and we try to find experts with, hopefully, the answers. We hit the campus to ask students what they think about issues that matter to them.

Your hosts are Hannah Laxton-Koonce and William Verity.

A podcast by the University of Wollongong

    Why Can't I Keep Up My Exercise Routine?

    Why Can't I Keep Up My Exercise Routine?

    If you pay for a gym membership you don't use, or have new joggers gathering dust in the corner, take a walk with us as we find out why.

    Featured experts:

    •Dr Christian Swann, Former Associate Research Fellow, Early Start Research Institute
    •Matthew Schweickle, PhD candidate, Early Start Research Institute

    • 25 min
    Why Do Children Need Fathers?

    Why Do Children Need Fathers?

    Can fathers be replaced by other male role models? We look at the influence fathers and father figures have on early childhood development.

    Featured experts:

    •Dr Elisabeth Duursma, Senior Lecturer, Early Start Research Institute
    •Professor Marc in het Panhuis, Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials

    • 23 min
    Why Is There A War On Drugs?

    Why Is There A War On Drugs?

    Many drugs now illegal were legal, not so long ago, so what would happen if we admitted defeat and ended the drug war?

    Featured experts:

    •Ben Mostyn, School of Law
    •Associate Professor Lynne Magor-Blatch, School of Psychology

    • 27 min
    Why Do People Commit Crimes?

    Why Do People Commit Crimes?

    And do prisons work? We look at the psychology of crime and finding a balance between punishment and mercy.

    Featured experts:

    •Associate Professor Mitch Byrne, School of Psychology
    •Associate Professor Julia Quilter, School of Law

    • 21 min
    Why Are We Letting Robots Takeover?

    Why Are We Letting Robots Takeover?

    From making hamburgers to driving trains, the robot economy is inevitable. But will automaton herald new industries?

    Featured experts:

    •Dr Eduardo Fernandez-Pol, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
    •Dr Nathan Larkin, Research Fellow, School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering

    • 25 min
    Why Is It So Hard To Buy A House? Part 1

    Why Is It So Hard To Buy A House? Part 1

    Millennials are facing the most expensive housing market in history. How did it get that way and is buying worth it?

    Featured experts:

    •Professor Simon Ville, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
    •Professor Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility

    • 26 min

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