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The Man behind The Sizzle

Joining Vanessa and Jo this week is Anthony Agius, independent tech journalist behind the daily newsletter The Sizzle.


Productivity Paranoia & the Disaster Map Foundation

Vanessa Toholka and Rowena Murray tackle spying workplace managers with Swinburne University's Professor Peter Holland who says productivity paranoia is at an all time high with the prevalence of working from home setups.


Byte Into IT – 8 November 2023

In this podcast we interview Jongkil Jay Jeong, Senior Research Fellow in Cyber Security at Deakin University on the national digital ID scheme.

We also discuss the Optus outage, cryto currency, Elon Musk…


When Bio-Medical Engineering meets Video Games

Dr Sam John, a senior lecturer in neural engineering at the University Melbourne, joins our hosts to talk about his work with a group of biomedical engineering students to develop gaming consoles for…


Rent-Tech: The Intersection Between Technology and Renting

Sam Floreani joins Dan & Ash to talk about the various rent-tech platforms that collect and use renters data, their (lack of) obligations under the privacy act, the expense of these tech apps…


The complicated ins and outs of Artificial intelligence & Digital Wallets

Vanessa and Jo are joined by author Tony Walsh. Together they dive into his newly realeased book Faking it: Artificial Intelligence In A Human World - plus Adjunct Professor Steve Worthington (Swinburne Uni)…


Australian video game music is miles beyond the rest of the world

Dan and Ro chat with Associate Professor Dan Golding (Swinburne Uni) on how well video game sound tracks do on streaming platforms outside of the games themselves - plus his huge new co-authored…


Dr Thao Phan on AI, Race & Art, and Nico King from Chaos Theory Games

Thao Phan is a feminist technoscience researcher who specialises in the study of gender and race in algorithmic culture. She joins Lilly and Dan to chat about the upcoming event she's co-curated, Study-In…


Rose Bishop on Fringe and Fenella Kernebone on SXSW

Hosts Vanessa Toholka and Jo Eaton speak with Rose Bishop about her Melbourne Fringe Festival show 'two stories about going on the internet', and chatted to Fenella Kernebone who is the Head of…


World's First Menstrual-Focused Smart Ring from Femtek and RMIT's Future Play Lab

Femtek founder Olivia Orchowski and developer Ray Yamamoto Hilton join the team to talk about the world's first menstrual-focussed smart ring and app. Plus, Dr. Troy Innocent drops by to talk about RMIT's…

About this program

Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.


The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.