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Doug Hilton

Professor Doug Hilton is the Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne (WEHI), Australia’s oldest and, arguably largest, medical research centre, and a world leader in medical…

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Coming Out of ISO

With the State of Emergency lifted in Victoria meaning an easing of some restrictions - and the nation venturing out of isolation - Rob and Steve ponder the implications. With presenters Rob Selzer…

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Catherine Deveny

Author, comedian, social commentator and writing teacher Catherine Deveny joins Steve & Rob, examining the new normal of 2020 social behaviours, and the challenges and opportunities that come with the pandemic. Catherine also…

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Psychology of Pandemics

Our two seasoned psychiatrists sit themselves down in a (virtual) cafe, to go head-to-head on their favourite psychological theories. Theories that can help explain how some of us might be feeling, thinking and…

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Dr David Hipgrave in New York

Dr David Hipgrave, paediatrician and Senior Health Advisor and Team Leader (Health Systems Strengthening) at UNICEF chats to the team. David trained in Melbourne, before embarking on a career in international children’s health…

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Rumours and Experts

What are some of the oddball rumours spreading about the virus, and why do people spread them? In this episode, psychiatrists Steve and Rob delve into the psychology behind rumours, and what we…

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Ethics in a Pandemic

Professor Clare Delaney chairs the Humanities and Applied Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Melbourne. She is also a clinical ethicist in the Children’s Bioethics Centre at the Royal Childrens’…

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COVID 101 Essentials

Steve & Rob give a quick tour of everything you need to know about COVID-19. From the key terms to the key treatments. Plus all the important stuff about isolation, preparation, immunity and…

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Schools and Virtual Classrooms

Steve and Rob speak with David Opat, Vice Principal (Student Wellbeing) and Head of Junior School at a Melbourne school. David looks at the pros and cons of distant learning and how the…

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Should kids go to school? And how a hospital prepares for a pandemic.

Associate Professor Mike Starr, one of Melbourne's top paediatricians and a specialist in infectious diseases at the Royal Children's Hospital, talks about the pros and cons of sending kids to schools, treating COVID…

About this program

Who better to take on the viral pandemic and economic chaos than two psychiatrists? Steve Ellen (Dr Doolittle) and Rob Selzer (Dr Mal Practice) from Radiotherapy examine the major changes Coronavirus (Covid-19) has foisted upon us and our responses to them. Using this period of social distancing as an opportunity for reflection and analysis, Steve and Rob present the psychological aspects of the greatest challenge humanity has faced in generations.