Archive for October, 2010

130 – Ian Woolf – Science Communication Pt 4

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

In our continuing series on Science Communication, I talk to Sydney science journalist, Ian Woolf. Topics we discuss include: – How Ian got into science communication – How well is science communicated in Australia? – Where does most of the communication come from in this country? – The government’s lack of valuing of education – […]

129 – Karl Kruszelnicki – Science Communication Pt 3

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

In todays show, I talk to Karl Kruszelnicki, also known as Dr Karl, about science communication, in the Brains Matter continuing series of science communication. Topics we discuss are: – Why do we need a science week? – Respect for education – Different attitudes to education and science overseas compared to western nations – The […]

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 […]

127 – Prof Dennis Schatz – Science Communication Pt 1

Friday, October 15th, 2010

In this episode, the fourth anniversary of the Brains Matter podcast, I talk to Professor Dennis Schatz, the Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs at the Pacific Science Centre in the US. We discussed the topic of communication in science, including: – Dennis’s background – What are some of the issues with current science communication? […]

3/10/2010 365 Days of Astronomy Appearance – Transiting Extra Solar Planets

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter Podcast has contributed to another episode of 365 Days of Astronomy: Transiting Extra Solar Planets

126 – Prof Missaka Wijayagunawardane – The Sri Lankan Asian Elephant

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

In this episode, I talk to Professor Missaka Wijayagunawardane from the Department of Animal Science at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. Professor Wijayagunawardane is a Professor in Animal Science and is an elephants reproduction specialist. Topics we discussed included: – What is the situation of elephants in Sri Lanka? – What is the […]