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Videogames and Real World Violence; Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Hosts Dan Salmon and Warren Davies speak with Liam Esler from Summerfall Studios about their new interactive musical experience game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical; Laura Crawford, Swinburne University lecturer and co-course director…


Meena Thamarajah's Huey Books Bookbot, and The Field Job Hiring Service

Meena Thamarajah, CEO and founder Huey Books, an ed-tech start-up using machine learning to create a bookbot to make it fun for kids to find books they love; and our hosts are joined…


Comparing Mastodon to Twitter

Hosts Ro Murray, Lily Ryan and Warren Davies are joined by Shlee, maintainer of aus.social Mastodon instance, and Aurynn Shaw, maintainer of cloudisland.nz Mastodon instance, to delve deep into the differences between Mastodon…


Get to know about Gubbins, Frog Detective 3 Review

Our hosts Dan Morganti, Lily Ryan and Adam Christou interview Darcy Smith from Studio Folly, creator of Gubbins - a friendly puzzle game described as Solitaire meets Scrabble with a psychedelic visual component…


Catering to Dietary Requirements with Foodini; The Budget Rundown

Our hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with app developer Dylan McDonnell about Foodini, the app that connects the 1 in 3 people with food intolerances and allergies with the restaurants that…


Ethical Use Of Facial Recognition Tech, and Dishbrain Plays Pong

Hosts Paul Callaghan, Laura Summers and Jo Eaton speak to Professor Nicholas Davies from The Human Technology Institute at UTS, on building Australia's capability in ethical and responsible use of AI and facial…


How to Combat Data Breaches

Hosts Dan Salmon and Rowena Murray are joined by Professor Carsten Rudolph, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, to discuss what data breaches tell us about how…


Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) Special

Presenters Vanessa Toholka and Dan Morganti bring us a Melbourne International Games Week special episode. Our hosts chat with Dan Golding, PhD, about the 2022 edition of local game-maker showcase festival, Freeplay Parallels…


AI Perceptions of Gender and Australia's first Union for Games Workers

Melbourne contemporary artist J. Rosenbaum talks about their show, 'AI Perceptions of Gender', on at Melbourne Fringe Festival; plus an interview with Tim Colwill from Game Workers Australia, Australia's first union for game…


Cybersecurity on Private Message Apps and Startup Communities

Cybersecurity expert Dr Arash Shaghaghi from UNSW explores how messaging apps that don't offer end-to-end encryption means that private conversations might be accessed without your consent, and Fishburners CEO Alan Jones talks about…

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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.