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Listen to podcasts, audio recordings of events, experiments with sound and more, made for you by the Science Gallery Melbourne team.

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Listen to podcasts, audio recordings of events, experiments with sound and more, made for you by the Science Gallery Melbourne team.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Science Gallery Melbourne

Latest release on Jun 04, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Phone Tag 10: THE REVEAL

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Tilly Boleyn reveals the second full edition of Phone Tag.

Contributions from Zena Cumpston, Adam Grodeck, Natasha Mitchell and Alan Duffy are reimagined with music from Sound of Picture, Only the Ghosts, Jannah Quill and Qubodup. Our theme music is by Podington Bear.

Artwork by Ashley Ronning.

Produced and edited by Claire Farrugia and Susie Anderson.

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Jun 04 2020

26mins

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Rank #2: Phone Tag 09: Alan Duffy

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The image of you looking up travels out forever.

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Associate Professor Duffy is an astrophysicist at Swinburne University who creates baby universes on the nation’s most powerful supercomputers to understand how galaxies like our Milky Way form and grow within vast halos of invisible dark matter that hold it together. He is attempting to find this dark matter as part of SABRE, the world’s first dark matter detector in the Southern Hemisphere. When not exploring a simulated universe he is trying to explain ours in schools across the country or in the media as a regular on ABC Breakfast TV, Ten’s The Project and Triple J Hack.

Jun 03 2020

6mins

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Rank #3: Phone Tag 08: Natasha Mitchell

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Remember before?

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Natasha Mitchell is a multi-award winning ABC broadcaster and has presented flagship programs including the national, daily morning show, Life Matters (2012-16), and was founding presenter & producer of All in the Mind (2002-12), on ABC Radio National. She hosts ABC RN's new culture, science, and technology program, Science Friction. She served as a board member and vice president of the World Federation of Science Journalists, and has received accolades internationally, including the prestigious MIT Knight Fellowship and Grand Prize and four Gold World Medals at the New York Radio Festivals. She is on the Executive Advisory board of Women in Science Australia. Natasha has an engineering degree from Monash University, and a postgraduate diploma in science communication from ANU.

Jun 02 2020

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Rank #4: Phone Tag 07: Adam Grodeck

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A lot of worthwhile things contain an element of risk.

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Adam Grodeck describes himself as a starry-eyed space nerd, with a keen curiosity for how things work, from why the sky is blue to how a light bulb glows. He is a mediator for Science Gallery who graduated The University of Melbourne in 2017 with a major in Mathematical Physics.

Jun 01 2020

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Rank #5: Phone Tag 06: Zena Cumpston

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Feedback is a gift.

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Zena Cumpston is a Barkindji woman who is passionate about all aspects of representation in relation to First Peoples. She currently works as a Research Fellow in Urban Environments at the Clean Air Urban Landscapes Hub at the University of Melbourne, working across several projects related to Koorie History, sustainability, ecology and biodiversity. Her most recent project was as lead researcher, co-producer and co-designer of The Living Pavilion, an installation which featured 40,000 Kulin Nation plants. Ms Cumpston is interested in exploring the cultural contexts of indigenous plants and communicating the intricate knowledge systems and custodianship.

May 31 2020

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Rank #6: Phone Tag 05: THE REVEAL

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Tilly Boleyn reveals the first full edition of Phone Tag. 

Contributions from Ryan Jefferies, George Goodnow, Jess Vovers and Alicia Sometimes are interspersed with music by Podington Bear and Justin Tam.

Artwork by Ashley Ronning

Produced and edited by Claire Farrugia and Susie Anderson.

With thanks to the entire Science Gallery Melbourne team for their support on this project.

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May 28 2020

20mins

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Rank #7: Phone Tag 04: Alicia Sometimes

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Gravity and weight are not the same thing.

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Alicia Sometimes is a writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Alicia is one-sixth of the ABC podcast, The Outer Sanctum. Her written pieces have been in Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Science Writing, New Matilda, The Age and many more. In 2014 she was a Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. Alicia is passionate about arts and science. She is director and co-writer of two art/science planetarium shows, the latest being Particle/Wave that enjoyed a sell-out season during the 2018 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

May 27 2020

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Rank #8: Phone Tag 03: Jess Vovers

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You scream out of screens at me.

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Jess Vovers is a PhD Candidate in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Melbourne, looking at sustainable solvents for pharmaceutical applications. Jess has lived in the US, Cameroon, Thailand and Japan and has mostly settled here at Melbourne, while studying for her MEng, BSci and DipLang. She pursues her passion for diversity in STEM through public engagements, and has spoken for events like Pause Fest, TEDx, and GirledWorld. She is also a tutor and mentor.

May 26 2020

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Rank #9: Phone Tag 02: George Goodnow

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The highs and lows of an anxious egg.

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George Goodnow (aka Goodie) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates painting, sculpture, performance and the use of cardboard to produce immersive installations. By fabricating fictional architectures and objects, or adjusting existing architectures, George considers how spaces reflect, orientate and hold bodies. Recent work explores notions of friendship, ownership, gender and binaries within suburban and metropolitan landscapes.

George has exhibited and painted walls around Australia and overseas, and has collaborated on projects with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Signal Arts, Juddy Roller, the Australian National University and the Abbotsford Convent. She was the curator of Intermission Project at the Collingwood Arts Precinct in 2018, and is currently part of the young curatorial panel at Science Gallery Melbourne. George has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from the VCA, and currently lives and works in Melbourne/Naarm.

May 25 2020

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Rank #10: Phone Tag 01: Ryan Jefferies

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Chicken pushed to the extreme.

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Science Gallery Melbourne Creative Director Ryan Jefferies is a passionate advocate of science and arts in equal measures. He is former Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, has a PhD in infectious disease research and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol. He is also a trained taxidermist.

May 24 2020

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