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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends about the sparkly -- and not so sparkly -- stuff in the sky.

Cosmic Vertigo ABC Radio

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 275 Ratings

Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends about the sparkly -- and not so sparkly -- stuff in the sky.

    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: The Dysons of the sky

    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: The Dysons of the sky

    This is the final episode of Name That Space Sound, our mini-episode in which Karlie plays a mysterious space sound and Corey does his best to guess what it is.

    This week, the Dysons of the sky...

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt


    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner


    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite


    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    • 9 min
    The Box

    The Box

    Karlie Noon is the first Indigenous student to obtain a Masters of Astronomy and Advanced Astrophysics, and is currently doing a PhD in Astronomy at the Australian National University.

    Corey Tutt is the CEO of Deadly Science, a charity that provides science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia.

    Our Cosmic hosts have accomplished STEMM careers. But the path to their success was littered with obstacles.

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt


    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner


    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite


    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    • 23 min
    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: Sk8er Boi

    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: Sk8er Boi

    It’s time for Name That Space Sound!

    Each Friday we’re going to drop a mini-episode in which Karlie plays a mysterious space sound and Corey does his best to guess what it is.

    This week, Sk8er Boi.

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt


    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner


    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite


    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    • 7 min
    Smash The Box!

    Smash The Box!

    What inspires someone to become a scientist? How to fall -- and stay -- in love with STEMM (that’s Science Technology Engineering Maths Medicine) in spite of the many barriers you might meet along the way. With special guest and best friend of the show Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith.

    Guest:
    Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith
    Astrophysicist (UNSW), Author, Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt

    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner

    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite

    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    • 45 min
    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: A wheel that is running on metal

    NAME THAT SPACE SOUND: A wheel that is running on metal

    It’s time for Name That Space Sound!

    Each Friday we’re going to drop a mini-episode in which Karlie plays a mysterious space sound and Corey does his best to guess what it is.

    This week, a wheel that is running on metal.

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt


    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner


    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite


    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    Jupiter Sounds 2001 ByNASA is licensed under (CC BY-NC 3.0)

    • 6 min
    A microwavable mystery

    A microwavable mystery

    A mystery of astronomical proportions! A lonely night… A strange signal… But who -- or what! -- was the culprit?

    Presenters:
    Karlie Noon, Corey Tutt


    Producer:
    Ivy Shih

    Executive Producer:
    Joel Werner


    Sound engineer:
    Simon Branthwaite


    Podcast tile art by Molly Hunt

    Law, Casey, 2016, "The Sound of Fast Radio Burst FRB 121102",https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/QSWJE6, Harvard Dataverse, V1 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
275 Ratings

275 Ratings

Beefcake... ,

My favourite podcast in the whole (known) universe!

EDIT: The first two seasons are phenomenal! So many learnings, but sadly the latest season is more of a discussion about politics rather than science. I get that things evolve, but this season should have been a completely new podcast so as to keep the original in tact.

Original review: Such an informative and exciting podcast. I get inspired to learn as much as I can about the universe and they present it in such a 'down to earth' way. Alan and Amanda have really nice voices to listen to. I keep re-listening to the same episodes while I desperately wait for new ones, but I'm still hearing bits I must have missed!

Chimp85 ,

Loving the new episodes

Excellent podcast - loving the new hosts! Learning lots and enjoying the chat, super interesting topics :)

karlbarron ,

Last season not so great

Sorry but the latest season is more about politics than the cosmos.

Used to be astounding in the first few seasons to hear the universe layed out in a beautiful fashion.

Just hope they get back to the core of the show and try to induce that vertigo again!

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