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Brains Matter merchandise has now arrived

Monday, February 15th, 2010

If you’ve always wanted to wear your Brains Matter pride, or have a BM mouse mat or something similar – well your wishes have been attended to. You can now buy BM merchandise from the Brains Matter website by going to the “Merchandise” tab on the right. Choose from the category(ies) you want, and buy […]

Borders poster

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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Brains Matter Live Show

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Hi all, The Brains Matter Podcast will have its first live show early next month. So if you’re in Melbourne, Australia and want to come and watch and be part of the first live show, you’re more than welcome to come along. Date: Saturday 13 February, 2010 Time: 14:00 Location: Borders Bookstore, 380 Lygon St, […]

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 […]

Happy Third Birthday Brains Matter!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Hi all, October brings about a new milestone for the show – three years since the podcast first started publishing. September/October has been busy, and I have a bunch of great interviews coming up in the near future. I always enjoy hearing from all of you, and the ideas I’ve been getting from listeners for […]

Brains Matter listeners making a difference…

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I just received this email from Professor Roger Short, who appeared on Brains Matter in episodes 73, 74, 77 and 78 on the topic of Asian Elephants and their plight: Thanks exclusively to Brains Matter, I was contacted by an Accountant, Glen Antonovich, who lives in Melbourne and is devoted to elephants! He has offered […]

The upcoming century

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Hi all, As you know, the 100th episode of the show is coming up fairly soon. What has been your favourite episode so far? What genre or topics have interested you the most? Which episode made you stop and think “Wow, really? I didn’t know that?!” Drop me a line and let me know! OG

RSS Feed Update

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Hi all, As I mentioned yesterday, google has purchased feedburner, and as a result, the RSS feed for Brains Matter will be changing. The new feed, thanks to the imaginative folks at google, is So what does this mean for you? If you’re using iTunes, it should hopefully not make much of a difference. […]

RSS feed update

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Hi all, Just letting you know, if you experience difficulties with the feed over the next couple of weeks, that is because feedburner and google are having a bit of fun and games at the expense of many podcasters (this isn’t the only podcast that has been affected). So bear with me while these issues […]

Science songs

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Hi all, In the future, Marc West and I are planning on doing another crossover podcast – the topic of the next crossover podcast is going to be science songs. What scientific based songs can you think of? There are classics such as “She blinded me with science” by Thomas Dolby “Weird Science” by Oingo […]