193 – Troy Love – Humour in Lockdown

9:04 am May 17th, 2020

In today’s episode I talk to Troy Love, from Great Talk and Humour Australia about the importance of humour and happiness

The things we talk about include:

  • How Troy got into his current line of work
  • Dealing with the corporate environment when it comes to humour
  • The value of humour to people
  • How to use humour to help others
  • The correlation between comedy and mental health
  • Do we all have a sense of humour?
  • Some of the tricks behind presenting with humour
  • Some suggestions for then pandemic lockdown

For those who are struggling with mental health, please contact your local qualified professionals.

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192 – Dr Karen Lewis – Discovering Moons Around Extra Solar Planets

2:18 am March 19th, 2020

In today’s episode, I speak to Dr Karen Lewis about her research into looking for moons around extra solar planets.

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191 – Jamali Kigotho – Sustainability in Kenya

10:21 pm January 10th, 2020

In today’s episode, I speak to award winning Science & Engineering Monash University student, Jamali Kigotho on his keen interest in sustainability in Africa, along with a few other things!

We discuss:
– His background
– His interest in science and engineering
– The work he has done in Kenya in looking at sustainable solutions for local communities to make a real on the ground difference
– His work with the Tandum organisation
– His interaction with the International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)

And a host of other things!

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Happy New Year

5:26 am January 10th, 2020

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2020! Get ready for more shows coming out this year.

190 – Nick Robinson – The Wild Top End

8:05 am September 15th, 2019

In today’s episode, I speak to Nick Robinson about his new IMAX documentary, “The Wild Top End 3D”

We discuss:
– How he got into documentary making
– The process of making a documentary and an IMAX documentary
– The background of making The Wild Top End
– Some amazing facts from the documentary and some of the amazing people involved in the film

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A big thank you to Kate Piasecka and IMAX Melbourne for making this episode happen.

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189 – Dyani Lewis – Journey to Becoming a Science Journalist

11:18 am September 10th, 2019

In today’s episode I speak to Dyani Lewis about her path from a science researcher to the path of a science journalist.

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188 – Michael Dalton-Smith – Volcanoes 3D

8:08 am April 1st, 2019

In today’s episode I speak to Michael Dalton-Smith, who is a Canadian adventurer with over ten years of experience filming in some of the most remote and challenging places in the world. He spoke to me about the release of his latest documentary on IMAX, “Volcanoes 3D”

We spoke about:

– Michael’s background
– What inspired him to get into documentary making
– His non volcanic interests
– The making of the documentary
– Some amazing facts about volcanoes

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187 – Dr Dyani Lewis – Plant Genetics

6:08 am March 31st, 2019

In today’s episode, I speak to Dr Dyani Lewis on the topic of plant genetics.

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186 – Dr Jake Owens – Giant Panda Conservation

9:02 am June 10th, 2018

With the release of IMAX’s “Pandas 3D” recently, I talk to Dr Jake Owens, an American conservational biologist based at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, and the project work he has been doing in terms of Panda re-introduction to the wild and conservation work that the documentary is based on.

I spoke to Jake about:
– His background and journey into the world of conservation
– His previous projects and conservation work
– The work being done in China to reintroduce the Giant Panda to the wild
– His involvement with the “Pandas 3D” IMAX documentary

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185 – Kirsten Banks – Archaeoastronomy and Aboriginal Astronmy

2:35 am May 22nd, 2018

In today’s episode, I talk to Kirsten Banks, a young female physics and astronomy student at the University of New South Wales.

Topics we cover include:

– How Kirsten got into physics and astronomy
– Her interest in archeaoastronomy
– Australian Aboriginal astronomy
– Research interests
– Females in science and physics

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