34 episodes

A program for lifelong learners seeking to expand their general knowledge, the Wide Open Air Exchange is a place to meet people with fascinating vocations, interesting expertise and special interests.

Hosted by Christine Gallagher.

Wide Open Air Exchange CHRISTINE GALLAGHER

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A program for lifelong learners seeking to expand their general knowledge, the Wide Open Air Exchange is a place to meet people with fascinating vocations, interesting expertise and special interests.

Hosted by Christine Gallagher.

    Small bar owner Adam Parker

    Small bar owner Adam Parker

    Adam Parker shares his vocational pathway to being a venue licensee starting out as a musician and a sound and lighting technician, along with thoughts on his business ethos as a small craft beer bar owner.

    • 52 min
    Getting to know Robin Dunbar

    Getting to know Robin Dunbar

    Oxford Professor Robin Dunbar speaks about his early life in Australia and East Africa, his early interest in philosophy, and his accidental pathway to making a world famous scientific discovery and becoming a professor of evolutionary psychology.
    Professor Dunbar will be our guest again in September 2022 for a seminar style discussion of his recent books, answering your questions. Listen to find out more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Forensic taphonomy, Maiken Ueland

    Forensic taphonomy, Maiken Ueland

    An introduction to forensic taphonomy and the research of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER). Forensic taphonomy is the study of human remains from the time of death to the time of discovery, and AFTER is a facility researching what happens after death with the help of donors who have given their bodies for scientific research.

    • 58 min
    Gaming and Tech Exploration with Jeremy Ray

    Gaming and Tech Exploration with Jeremy Ray

    Jeremy Ray is a video game critic aka "Junglist" and content strategist for the blockchain tech company Enjin.  You'll hear about Jeremy's aptitude for problem solving and his interest in systems exploration which are qualities that have informed some of his vocational choices. We also discuss Jeremy's use of the Zettlekasten system of note taking and his research interest in the relationship between wait time and toxicity in gaming. Jeremy has been a guest on the Wide Open Air Exchange a few times and most of his episodes were archived along with the first few years of the program when the Wide Open Air Exchange found a radio home at 2SER 107.3FM in 2022. This conversation introduces Jeremy to new listeners who have recently found the program and covers new topics as well.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    High school teacher Rowan Barrow

    High school teacher Rowan Barrow

    Rowan Barrow is a special needs high school teacher in Darwin with a background in Sport and Recreation including school sports administration in Arnhem Land and Penang.

    The conversation follows Rowan's vocational pathway from being a competitive school age swimmer and triathlete to professions as a school sports coordinator and high school teacher and overcoming classroom presentation nerves along the way.

    The feature photo is Rowan at Nawurlandja lookout Arnhem Land escarpment, Kakadu National Park. We pay respects to the Bininj/Mungguy people traditional custodians of Kakadu.

    • 51 min
    Mandela Day

    Mandela Day

    18 July is United Nations Nelson Mandela International Day and on 2SER Breakfast we reflected on Mandela’s social justice legacy through the prism of pop culture.

    • 12 min

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