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Awkwardness, Integrating Renewable Energy into the Grid, and Increasing Eye Energy to Fight Glaucoma

Dr Shane is joined in the studio by Chris KP and Scarlett, and Graci from Texas, sharing science news about unique animal smells, how hummingbirds negotiate small spaces and exciting solutions to manage…


Environmental impacts of food production, Sea-bird behaviors, and Retinitis pigmentosa

Dr Shane is joined this week by EAGG colleague Dr Suzi. As well as science news, the team is joined by an eclectic mix of guests.

Dr Michalis Hadjikakou Deakin University, discusses the…


Cancer Therapies, Prem Babies and Penguins

Hosts: Dr Ailee, Dr Scarlet and Dr Shane.
News Items: Spooktacular Space: Things that go bump in the night, glacial bubble spa, animal menopause.
1st guest: Amy Winship PhD, ARC DECRA Fellow, Department…


FameLab competition Finalists, Cancer Treatment, Reproductive Disorders, Space Mining, Brain Injury

Cintya Dharmayanti, Center for Pharmaceutical Innovation, University of South Australia, discusses her cancer drug research work that uses nanoparticles as a delivery system; Dr. Kelsey Pool, LaFroy Research Fellow, University of Western Australia…


Tall poppies, sustainable materials and the science of knee injuries

Each year the Australian Institute of Policy and Science select the most inspiring young leaders in science and this week Dr Lauren and Dr Shane bring two of the latest cohort to the…


Autism and ADHD; and dark energy

News Items: Hottest September on record, Australian Bird of the Year

1st guest: Elana Forbes PhD Candidate (Clinical Neuropsychology), Provisional Psychologist. Autism and ADHD are prevalent and highly co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders.

2nd guest…


Earth in 250 million years - Liver Disease in Chickens - Exoskeletons

In this special episode, Dr Shane and Dr Linden are joined by three science communication students Rolly, Ryan and Lilli from the University of Melbourne in hosting the show and sharing science news.


Dementia-friendly eyecare, Immunocontraception; and the Moth Tracker

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by Dr Susi and Dr Laura for the latest science news; Dr Marianne Coleman from the Deptartment of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne/National Vision Research Institute…


Science teaching, antibiotic dosing, microplastics recycling, ancient shoes and why cats go crazy for tuna

Dr Shane interviews Dr Alice Terrill from Monash University whose research seeks to rationalise antibiotic dosing regimens using different laboratory techniques, combined with modelling to characterise bacterial responses to antibiotics over time. Next…


Huntington’s disease, Earthquakes and Cardiovascular biomaterials

Dr Shane is joined by EAGG regulars Dr Euan and Dr Jen. Alongside them this week are 3 amazing guests.

Dr Daniel Heath Biomedical Engineering - University of Melbourne, shares updates regarding cardiovascular…

About this program

Exploring the wonders of science and its impact on the world. Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.

Regular presenters:

  • ChrisKP
  • Dr Jen
  • Dr Euan
  • Dr Ray
  • Dr Laura
  • Dr Ailie
  • Dr Linden
  • Dr Lauren
  • Dr Scarlett

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Listen to Dr Shane's 'Chat with a Nobel Laureate' at a University of Melbourne-Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program event.

Dr Shane chats with Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons from Spectrum House about teacher and school staff mental health as we approach the start of the school year and a return to face-to-face learning.

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