The Wide Open Air Exchange is the place you'll go to learn a little about a lot of different subjects by listening to conversations with specialists in their fields and enthusiasts with special interests and experiences. Expand your general knowledge or find inspiration for vocational pursuits.
2020 US Presidential Election preview with Lachlan Holland — WOAE092
A discussion of the candidates and their campaigns ahead of election day on 3 November. Topics include what might be the appeal of Joe Biden to moderate Republicans, and how the pandemic informed the Trump and Biden campaign approaches. You'll also hear thoughts on how liberal media bias against President Trump is making Fox News look relatively neutral, and on the absence of either candidate offering anything meaningful to people involved in widespread protests across the US.
Biomedical imaging doctoral researcher, Hanna Nowicka — WOAE091
Oxford doctoral researcher Hanna Nowicka explains the development of her interest in biomedical engineering and her work on brain imaging methods, and shares some of the realities of DPhil/PhD life. Hanna is a Clarendon Scholar who conducted her research at FMRIB, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging. Listen using the audio player above or download the … Continue reading Biomedical imaging doctoral researcher, Hanna Nowicka — WOAE091 →
Australian TV nostalgia with Anne-Marie Gallagher — WOAE090
'A Country Practice' was a popular family drama which aired on Australian television from 1981 and into the early 90s and which is currently available on 7Plus. There has been a place for nostalgia television during the Covid shut downs and my guest, and sister, Anne-Marie Gallagher has been keenly re-watching ACA in recent months. Anne-Marie shares insights about some of the beloved characters, production history, and social themes which were addressed in a progressive way for the time.
Author and comedian Sam Bowring — WOAE089
Talking sci-fi and fantasy fiction with author and comedian Sam Bowring. You’ll hear about some of the thinking behind Sam’s Broken Well Trilogy and his approach to writing his latest book, Scharlette Doesn't Matter and Goes Time Travelling.
Biography and autobiography as History methods, Professor Barbara Caine — WOAE088
A conversation for the interest of students and practitioners of History and others interested in scholarly approaches and attitudes to biography and autobiography as historical methods. Professor Barbara Caine explains changing perceptions of biography in the historiography and the emergence of what some refer to as a biological turn and more recently an autobiographical turn.
Professor Caine is author of Biography and History and books on the Strachey family, English feminism, Victorian feminists, and the sisters of Beatrice Webb, among other works. Professor Caine's current research is on the history of women's autobiography from the mid 18th century to the present.
Foundations of ancient Greek philosophy — WOAE087
A brief introduction to the contributions of Socrates and Plato and other influential ancient Greek thinkers with freelance philosopher Dr Tim Dean. This is an unpublished excerpt from a longer conversation with Tim about the Philosophy of Love.