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169 – Dr Charley Lineweaver – The Birth, Life, and Death of our Planet… and the Universe

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The following recording is of the 2013 Astronomical Society of Australia’s Harley Wood Lecture, hosted by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics. People, planets, stars, and even universes are born, they live for a while, and then die. Associate Professor Charles Lineweaver reviews what we now about the origin of the Earth and the origin of […]

167 – Robert Lloyd – 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who – Part 2

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic science fiction show, Doctor Who. I spoke to actor and comedian (and honourary 10th Time Lord) Rob Lloyd, also known as the Number 1 Doctor Who fan in the world, about the show. This is the second part of a two part interview. Topics we discuss […]

166 – Robert Lloyd – 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who – Part 1

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Something a bit different for this episode – this year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic science fiction show, Doctor Who. I spoke to actor and comedian (and honourary 10th Time Lord) Rob Lloyd, also known as the Number 1 Doctor Who fan in the world, about the show. This is the first of […]

159 – Where is my flying car? – Part 3

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Today’s episode is part 3 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. This final episode in this series primarily includes audience questions – some of the audio is difficult to hear from some parts of the audience, so apologies for […]

158 – Where is my flying car? – Part 2

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Today’s episode is part 2 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

157 – Where is my flying car? – Part 1

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Today’s episode is part 1 of a 3 part series called “Where is my flying car?” organised and hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Physics Students Society. Hosted by Dr Roger Rassool, panel members included: Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria, Dr Erica Sloan, Monash Institute on Pharmaceutical Science, Tim Thwaites, Science writer, and myself. The […]

146 – Five Years of Brains Matter

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Today’s episode is a 5 year celebration of the podcast – Listener feedback for the five year anniversary – The five year anniversary competition winner A discussion on science and society at the Brains Matter 5 year celebration where we discussed: – education – inspiration – teachers – governments and their inertia in pushing science […]

140 – Stephen Luntz – Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

In this episode, I speak to science writer Stephen Luntz. He talked to me about his interests, career, and his book Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats Today’s listener of the episode is Eliska Jeffrey Download MP3 of Ep 140 You can donate by clicking on the button above, and subscribe by subscribing in iTunes

9/12/2010 365 Days of Astronomy Appearance – Titan and the Saturnian System

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter Podcast has contributed to another episode of 365 Days of Astronomy: Titan and the Saturnian System For the full interviews with Dr Andrew Prentice, please check out the guests list

128 – Bec Crew – Science Communication Pt 2

Monday, October 18th, 2010

In todays episode I talk to Bec Crew, from Cosmos Magazine. Bec won the Australian Government’s National Science Week Big Blog Theory competition in the Blogging Category, and talked to me about science blogging, her blog, how it started and what got her interested in science communication. Bec also discusses what she thinks makes a […]