Rank #1: 04 | Astrology
May 09 2017
Rank #2: 03 | Two places at once
May 02 2017
Rank #3: 02 | Pet Names
Apr 25 2017
Rank #4: 09 | Dear Science Live at WSFB
Jun 20 2017
Rank #5: 08 | Work-life Balance
Jun 06 2017
Dear Science takes problems that have already been answered in 'agony aunt' advice columns, and tackles them again—with science.
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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think about the incomprehensible scale of space? We call that feeling Cosmic Vertigo. Welcome to a head-spinning conversation between two friends who study the sky for a living.
Rank #1: 002 | Measly little specks of dust.
Our Solar System started out as a chaotic Primordial Pancake. Now it hosts the eight planets we know and love, plus poor old Pluto, plus some other stuff. Like asteroids with their own moons.
Rank #2: 019 | Faster than slow.
The International Space Station is travelling in low Earth orbit at a leisurely 7.66km per second (approx). Moving at that speed, the crew of the ISS witnesses a sunrise and sunset every 90 minutes.
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
Rank #1: Let's talk about sex...differences.
Rats, rock-n-roll and revelations...why has science been so sex blind?
Rank #2: Robbie and the DNA detectives.
Science Friction returns with a medical mystery story like none other. A genetic lottery. A chance encounter. A global quest. Science at the cutting edge. And one gutsy young guy.
Why is this a story? How did we get here? We explain the most interesting and outlandish stories making headlines. Hosted by ABC News journos Yasmin Parry and Will Ockenden.
Rank #1: Ms, Mrs or Miss: What's in a name?.
Round the world people use pronouns and honorifics that identify or conceal class, gender and marital status. So why do we use language the way we do?
Rank #2: Will South Korea's Kim Jong-un assassination squad succeed?.
Imagine a squad of thousands of military soldiers flying through the night toward North Korea with one job — assassinate the leader Kim Jong-un.
Through thoughtful conversations, a range of Australians in the public square test their concerns. What keeps them awake at night and should we too be restless?
Rank #1: Maile Carnegie on how to make innovation 'less frightening'.
When it comes to digital disruption, Maile Carnegie describes herself as a 'contrarian'.
Rank #2: Claire Edwardes on paying artists a wage.
Claire Edwardes is the Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring.
Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about scien
Rank #1: DNA ancestry testing and race.
How does our collective fascination with DNA ancestry testing interact with our ideas and conversations about race?
Rank #2: I stress, you stress, how do we stress less?.
Ever had a friend or colleague snap at you for no real reason, acting really out of character?
Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.
Rank #1: God and pop culture.
James Carleton is joined by two Christians who seek to find the divine spark in screen and song.
Rank #2: A lover's guide to God.
In once way or another, we’ve been falling in love for all recorded history. A Buddhist monk, Christian minister and Muslim scholar join forces to talk about love — what is it, and what does it compel us to do?
The Real Thing celebrates unique Australian characters.
Rank #1: #2: Eastbound Anton.
Anton McMillan is a role model for younger residents in a uniquely structured household called Boys from the Bush.During the project he's worked his way up through the ranks at a meat processing factory in Junee, NSW.But his success has come with a cost, for himself and his family back in Alice Springs.Now, Anton is being asked to take on the biggest challenge of his life: China.
Rank #2: #4: Backyard lion safari.
After the closure of the African Lion Safari in Sydney’s far west, wildlife remained living inside its boundaries.The exotic animal park sat next to suburban houses and kids played near its fences.Despite several barriers, in 1995 a lioness escaped through a storm water drain and found itself in a local backyard.
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
Rank #1: Mass of a proton: part one.
The Universe is made of atoms — but what are atoms made of?
Rank #2: Rogue planets: part two.
Planets going rogue and abandoning their star to wander the galactic hood could actually be pretty common.
Australian English has many fascinating stories, interesting etymologies, and wonderfully weird slang. The language is constantly evolving as the world around us changes; new words are created, meanings change, and other things get left behind. In Word for Word, we explore the surprising histories behind everyday words and phrases, go behind the scenes with the dictionary editors, and meet some of Australia's most interesting word-lovers, from Scrabble champions to hip-hop artists. Join us as we explore our language: the ways we use it, the ways we abuse it, and the ways we ultimately change it.
Rank #1: #21 For the love of words.
Surprise! We're back with another bonus episode, featuring some funny, fascinating, unaired tidbits from Season 2. Also, you can vote for us in the Australian Podcast Awards! Voting closes 1st April, so head to this link posthaste: bit.ly/2pPuGI3
Rank #2: #6 Toorak tractors & sausage sandwiches.
It's the question that sparked debate around the country: what do you call a sausage in a piece of bread? Your answer will likely reveal your roots, as the Macquarie team goes beyond bathers vs. cossies to explore Australian regionalisms. Also: Sue Butler reveals the secret histories behind some uniquely Australian turns of phrase, and we get closer to nature in search of favourite words. Read more about Word for Word at macquariedictionary.com.au/podcast
Life Matters is your guide to contemporary Australian life. Be part of rich conversations on relationships, family, parenting, education, work, health and consumer issues.
Rank #1: Talkback: How has your order of birth shaped the person you've become?.
Younger children are more free spirited, firstborns are extremely conscientious and middle children are desperate for attention.Most of us have, at some point in our lives, had our personality explained through our position in the family. But how true are these stereotypes and what can parents do to avoid putting their children in birth-order boxes?
Rank #2: Modern Dilemma: the politics and price of office gift giving.
Three times in one week you've been asked to put in cash for farewell gifts for departing colleagues. You're not a scrooge, but you do think the suggested contribution of $20 per gift a bit steep.You put it in despite not being able to afford it and have been stewing on it ever since.How can you suggest it be done differently?
James Valentine Head Room is the space to expand on things heard during James’ daily radio show. It’s not about opinion but the experiences, passions and revelations from listeners. Head Room turns these amusing and insightful conversations into a podcast. Who are we? Why do we do the things we do? What are we really about? And how is it we all still manage to live together? If James’ daily broadcast is a live pig, then this podcast is the salami.
Rank #1: Blather 3.
In this Blather, Jonathan Green and James Valentine wonder if Australians should accept the feral pest, even if it means embracing a super cane toad.
Rank #2: Spreadsheets For Life.
There are people living among us who cannot live without a spreadsheet.
Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
Rank #1: A Sense of Quietness.
This story reveals a line of connection through four Irish women across two referendums, to explore the unexpected consequences of talking about abortion.
Rank #2: Life on the border: Tijuana migrant stories .
As the 'migrant caravans' continue to roll into Tijuana, on the US-Mexico border, journalist Janak Rogers spent a week on the ground in the city, speaking with recent arrivals and local residents.
Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2018 the lectures will be delivered by Professor John Rasko AO. His series will examine impact of revolutionary genetic and cell-based technologies on our lives.
Rank #1: Fast, smart and connected: Where it all began.
Professor Genevieve Bell explains why she’s returned home after decades in Silicon Valley, and explores Australia’s role in building our current digital world.
Rank #2: Fast, smart and connected: All technology has a history (and a country).
Professor Genevieve Bell reveals how new technologies change life, but rarely in the ways we anticipate. How might the origin stories of the typewriter, the robot and electricity equip us to invent the future?
Race, racism, identity, culture, difference — let’s talk it out. It’s Not a Race, with host Beverley Wang, is the ABC podcast Australia needs right now.
Rank #1: Rosalie, Marcia and Jedda.
What was it like to be the first Indigenous star of a feature film? Get the story from Jedda herself, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks.
Rank #2: Reni Eddo-Lodge: 'Racism is a white problem'.
British journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge stopped by for a Facebook live event at RN with Beverley Wang, and here's their conversation.Reni's the author of Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race, which ironically has led her to talk to a lot of white people about race.She took your questions from Facebook and a few from Beverley too.Contact us at email@example.com or by tweeting #NotARace.
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