228 episodes

National award-winning radio show and podcast bringing a fresh new perspective on the issues that matter to you from the heart of Tasmania. We cover all things Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) from medical marijuana to science behind mental health issues, we feature expert guests and get to the guts of the issue.

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National award-winning radio show and podcast bringing a fresh new perspective on the issues that matter to you from the heart of Tasmania. We cover all things Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) from medical marijuana to science behind mental health issues, we feature expert guests and get to the guts of the issue.

    Episode 230: Palm Invasion

    Episode 230: Palm Invasion

    In the paradise of Ticino, Switzerland palms line the foothills of the alps, but why are they here and are they a problem? Thibaut Juillard studies what makes these palms successful for his PhD in the PERL (Plant Ecology Research Laboratory) at EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland). Dr Kate Johnson and Katya Bandow ask Thibaut about ‘his’ palms and how he studies them, and what he’s doing here in Tasmania both in and outside of work. Listen to hear Thibaut’s adventures around the lakes and mountains, the push and pull between predators and temperatures that will decide the fate of an invasive palm species, and a frank conversation on the differences between doing a PhD in Switzerland vs. Tasmania.

    Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod
    Host: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Katya Bandow (@katyabandow)
    Production: Meredith Castles (@MeredithCastles)
    Media & Promotion: Katya Bandow (@katyabandow)

    • 27 min
    Episode 229: Breaking New Ground

    Episode 229: Breaking New Ground

    Join us as we journey through time and space to unlock Earth's dynamic history with expert guest Dr. Sheree Armistead. In this episode, we delve into Sheree’s groundbreaking research, from unravelling the mysteries of supercontinent Gondwana's tectonic evolution in Madagascar, India, and East Africa during her PhD studies, to exploring the ancient links between supercontinents and ore formation in Canada during her postdoctoral research. Now, Sheree’s focus turns to the rugged landscapes of northwest Tasmania, where she investigates the region's past ties to North America. 
    Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod
    Host: Olly Dove (@olly_dove)
    Co-Host: Hannah Moore (@HannahCMoore)
    Production: Simin Salarpour (@SalarpourSimin)
    Media & Promotion: Emma Hamasaki (@EmmaHamasaki) 

    • 27 min
    Episode 228: Early Earth Eras Tour

    Episode 228: Early Earth Eras Tour

    Welcome to the third instalment of our 'Geoscience Mini-Series', a four-part journey where we engage with geoscientists from Tasmania and across Australia. This week, we're thrilled to chat with Dr. Indrani Mukherjee, a geology lecturer and researcher at the University of New South Wales. Join us as we explore Indrani’s work unravelling the intricate connections between early Earth evolution, the emergence of complex life forms, and the genesis of valuable mineral deposits. We also delve into Dr. Mukherjee's innovative ideas for engaging young people in geology, drawing surprising comparisons to the relatability of Taylor Swift!
    Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod
    Host: Hannah Moore (@HannahCMoore)
    Co-Host: Emma Hamasaki (@EmmaHamasaki)
    Production: Ryan Smith
    Media & Promotion: Hannah McCleary

    • 27 min
    Episode 227: Unearthing a Greener Future

    Episode 227: Unearthing a Greener Future

    Welcome to our second instalment of the ‘Geoscience mini-series’, a four-part series where we talk to geoscientists based in Tasmania and elsewhere in Australia. Dr. Owen Missen, a Lecturer in Environmental Geology, shares insights into the role of critical metals, such as Cobalt and Tellurium, in Australia’s sustainable future.
    Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod
    Host: Olly Dove (@olly_dove)
    Co-Host: Hannah Moore (@HannahCMoore)
    Production: Meredith Castles (@MeredithCastles)
    Media & Promotion: Anna Abela

    • 27 min
    Episode 226: Rock Solid Education

    Episode 226: Rock Solid Education

    Welcome to our first instalment of the ‘Geoscience mini-series’, a four-part series where we talk to geoscientists based in Tasmania and elsewhere in Australia. This episode’s guest, Izzy Von Lichtan, is an esteemed expert in earth sciences, serving as curator at the Rock Library & Geological Museum and associate lecturer at the University of Tasmania. With over two decades of experience in teaching undergraduate programs, Izzy's passion lies in nurturing the curiosity of budding scientists in a supportive and encouraging environment.
    Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod
    Host: Olly Dove (@olly_dove)
    Co-Host: Hannah Moore (@HannahCMoore)
    Production: Simin Salarpour (@SalarpourSimin)
    Media & Promotion: Anna Abela, Georgia Stewart 

    • 27 min
    Episode 225: Feeling the Heat

    Episode 225: Feeling the Heat

    Drones, Aussie mangroves and pine forests in the Swiss mountains; come on a journey around the world with Parisian Ecophysiologist Dr Alice Gauthey. Find out how Dr Gauthey investigates the impacts of climate change including drought, heat and increasing CO2 on plants in this interview with fellow-plant-lover Dr Kate Johnson. You’ll also hear Dr Gauthey’s insights into the joys and challenges of researching plants across the globe and navigating the wilds of academia. 

    • 27 min

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