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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 […]

116 – Prof Patricia Vickers-Rich – The Monash Science Centre

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

In this episode I talk to Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich and we talk about the Monash Science Centre. – What is Professor Rich’s background? – What inspired her to start up a Science Centre in Australia? – What are the main aims of the MSC? – When did the MSC open? – What were some of […]

109 – The Science of Attraction – Live Show

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

This episode is the audio of the first Brains Matter live show. The topic for this show is The Science of Attraction – what is attraction? – what attracts us to each other? – how does this compare to the animal kingdom? – how do physical features, and chemical signals play a role? – what […]

108 – Is Intelligent Life Common in the Universe?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

A question that everyone asks at some point is – are we alone? We’ve all heard about the Drake Equation, and have had chats about our place in the universe with friends. In this episode, Dr Allie Ford hosts a debate between Professor John Lattanzio and Ms Marion Anderson from Monash University on the topic […]

Tell us your favourite episode of 2009 and win a Google Wave invite

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

It’s coming to the end of the year, and what a year of science, curiosities, and general knowledge it has been! Let me know what your favourite episode of 2009 has been and why (in less than 50 words) – post it on this entry at the Brains Matter website, and at the end of […]

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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