59 episodes

We look at the most compelling stories and people coming out of Macquarie University. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/pioneering-minds/id1075739254?mt=2

Pioneering Minds Macquarie University

    • Education
    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

We look at the most compelling stories and people coming out of Macquarie University. Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/pioneering-minds/id1075739254?mt=2

    Leading Lights Episode 01 : Professor Anand Deva Integrated Breast Implant Check Clinic

    Leading Lights Episode 01 : Professor Anand Deva Integrated Breast Implant Check Clinic

    In Macquarie University's news storytelling podcast "Leading Lights" Producer / Presenter Sean Britten talks to the man behind Macquarie University's new world-first, not-for-profit breast implant check clinic Professor Anand Deva, who is in the media spotlight after the Sunday Telegraph published a story on his research into the link between cancer and certain types of implants. Channel 9's A Current Affair will also broadcast the story this week, highlighting the need for more safety education for women asking for breast surgery.

    • 16 min
    Episode 59: Lee Spitler - making sense of the universe

    Episode 59: Lee Spitler - making sense of the universe

    As the latest Star Wars story hits screens - a tale of young Han Solo and Chewbacca smuggling their way across the galaxy - we sat down with Dr Lee Spitler at the Australian Astronomical Observatory to find out the secrets of the Force. Along the way we talk of the realities of human exploration in space, the ambitions of Elon Musk and Richard Branson, and the cutting-edge research underway between the AAO and Macquarie University to help us make sense of the sublime complexity of the universe.

    • 29 min
    Episode 58: Robert Reynolds on the evolution of royal weddings

    Episode 58: Robert Reynolds on the evolution of royal weddings

    On May 19, 2018, the saga continues as the Royal Family welcomes Meghan Markle into the Firm. The wedding of Prince Harry and Markle is global news, but what makes it so significant? Why are we still invested in the monarchy at all? Is the presence of Queen Elizabeth II the only thing holding the Commonwealth together? We chat to Professor Robert Reynolds about the evolution of dynasties, and why Her Majesty keeps popping up in people's dreams.

    • 26 min
    Episode 57: Mark Taylor takes us on a sobering journey into environmental contaminations

    Episode 57: Mark Taylor takes us on a sobering journey into environmental contaminations

    From the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster to the most polluted place right here in Australia, Professor Mark Taylor takes us on an entertaining and sobering journey into environmental contaminations. Across household dust and vintage wine, to blueberries and poisoned groundwater, we talk of lessons the next generation must learn in order to survive the environmental landscape of the future.

    • 29 min
    Episode 56: Anthony Lambert on how Superheroes are changing the way we think about diversity

    Episode 56: Anthony Lambert on how Superheroes are changing the way we think about diversity

    On this week's episode, we speak to Dr Anthony Lambert from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies about the rise of superhero cinema, and the influence these larger-than-life characters wield over our society. We also discuss how media has never been more ubiquitous—or more reflective of the increasing importance our culture is placing on diversity.

    • 31 min
    Episode 54: Catharine Lumby and Theresa Senft on the changing media landscape (Pt. 2)

    Episode 54: Catharine Lumby and Theresa Senft on the changing media landscape (Pt. 2)

    In this episode we continue our discussion with Professor Catharine Lumby and Dr Theresa Senft from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies on the ever-changing media landscape. We delve into the evolution of journalism, the movement of journalists to universities and how ideas are produced in a time where everyone has a platform for their opinions.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Elimatta ,

Excellent podcasts

The first, David Christian, is as good as you'd expect. He is the founder of the world history movement which is now in hundreds of schools across the world. The other podcasts are across the academic spectrum, the sciences, the war in Syria, the authenticity of the papyrus referring to Jesus's wife.

Lloyd’s review ,

Fantastic!

This podcast series is so interesting. I thoroughly enjoying listening to it during my commute. Great job MQU!

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