Archive for the 'music' Category

100 – The Century – Dr Andrew Prentice and Dr Simon Singh

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The 100th episode of Brains Matter coincides with National Science Week – and to celebrate both the 100th show and National Science week, in this episode, we cover a range of topics. There are two great new interviews, as well as highlights from previous shows. You can go to the original interviews by clicking on […]

Redirect – The Century

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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099 – Skepticism 101 – The Australian Skeptics

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

We’ve all heard of the word sceptic / skeptic. It is used in many contexts – and there is a worldwide movement of people who identify themselves as “skeptics”. What does that entail? Who is a skeptic? What’s the difference, if any, between being a sceptic and being a skeptic? How does one become a […]

087 – Science Songs

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Chemistry, biology, physics, climate change – the list of science topics are too numerous for me to mention them all here. And each subject has someone singing about it in some fashion. That’s right – the episode that a lot of you have been waiting for – the show on science songs. Marc West, from […]

029 – Interview with Alan Dorin – Computers, Philosophy and Art

Monday, May 28th, 2007

I talk to Dr Alan Dorin from Monash University about his interests in the philosophy and application of the principles of artificial life, in particular self-assembly and ecosystem simulation, to generative electronic art. Download MP3 of Ep29 The link to Dr Dorin’s web page is: Please vote for this podcast this month at You […]

025 – Listener Requests

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

In this episode, I follow up some listener suggestions for topics. These include the appearance of the note B-Flat in nature, attraction and the Burmese Kayan tribe, and hydrogen balloons. There is also the brain teaser of course! Download MP3 of Ep25 Read the episode 25 transcript Please vote for this podcast this month at […]

Brains Matter – Episode 6 (21/11/2006)

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Chemistry and the Philosophers Stone, The Wright Brothers, G20,Make Poverty History, Music,