118 episodes

Overhear researchers talk about what they do and why they do it. Hear them obsess, confess and profess - changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time. Listen in as seasoned eavesdropper Chris Hatzis follows reporters Dr Andi Horvath and Steve Grimwade on their meetings with magnificent minds. Made possible by the University of Melbourne.

Eavesdrop on Experts University of Melbourne

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Overhear researchers talk about what they do and why they do it. Hear them obsess, confess and profess - changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time. Listen in as seasoned eavesdropper Chris Hatzis follows reporters Dr Andi Horvath and Steve Grimwade on their meetings with magnificent minds. Made possible by the University of Melbourne.

    Getting involved

    Getting involved

    The pandemic has changed student life rapidly - impacting on mental wellbeing. But our sense of belonging and connection can help protect our mental health.

    • 26 min
    AI and humans: Collaboration rather than domination

    AI and humans: Collaboration rather than domination

    When algorithms make important decisions, we also need to involve humans who understand the context, explains AI and ethics researcher Jeannie Paterson.

    • 27 min
    Eavesdrop on Ideas: Finding friendship in art and algorithms

    Eavesdrop on Ideas: Finding friendship in art and algorithms

    The COVID era has reinforced the vital nature of friendship, community and connection - not just to other humans but also nature, algorithms, animals and art. Friendship also influences our health and humanity.

    • 31 min
    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?

    Professor Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides; how they work and how we can develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies, with a reduced environmental impact.

    • 20 min
    Eavesdrop on Ideas: Tipping points - is viral marketing a key to our planet's health?

    Eavesdrop on Ideas: Tipping points - is viral marketing a key to our planet's health?

    In this episode, we explore how the art of viral marketing can influence science for good.

    • 25 min
    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    Caitlin Vincent, a lecturer in the creative industries, describes how we can interpret classical operas in a way that does not perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

GreenToTheGame ,

Genuine passion

You can here the genuine enthusiasm in these guys, such a wide range of subjects as well. The producers do a good job of getting out the way and letting the experts talk. Good stuff.

Honest Downunder ,

delivers on its promise. thanks.

if you enjoy a cozy Podcast, this one's for you. more enjoyable than most done by the ABC or radio stations.

chrishatzis ,

Informative, educational, fun

Really liking the Eavesdrop podcasts. Great insights into the academic world in an informative, educational and accessible way. The on-location episodes a joy to listen to (Newell's Paddock and Annie And The Swans especially). A good listen all round.

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