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Film Club meeting — WOAE093
A virtual meeting of the Wide Open Air Exchange Film Club with guest Davis Rivera. Thanks to everyone who contributed reviews and comments for inclusion in the discussion.
Film Club viewing list January 2021
Launching the Wide Open Air Exchange film club with a list of 5 films to watch ahead of a discussion of these with list curator Davis Rivera in a future episode which will feature your reviews. Here is our first viewing list The Last Dance 2. Capone 3. Vitalina Varela 4. A Shaun the Sheep … Continue reading Film Club viewing list January 2021 →
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.