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National award-winning radio show and podcast bringing a fresh new perspective on the issues that matter to you from the heart of Tasmania. We cover all things Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) from medical marijuana to science behind mental health issues, we feature expert guests and get to the guts of the issue.

National award-winning radio show and podcast bringing a fresh new perspective on the issues that matter to you from the heart of Tasmania. We cover all things Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) from medical marijuana to science behind mental health issues, we feature expert guests and get to the guts of the issue.

Location:

Australia

Description:

National award-winning radio show and podcast bringing a fresh new perspective on the issues that matter to you from the heart of Tasmania. We cover all things Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) from medical marijuana to science behind mental health issues, we feature expert guests and get to the guts of the issue.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 114: Putting pressure on gut health

6/20/2021
The importance of good bacteria in our gut may be more important than ever. Dr Niamh Chapman talks to Associate Professor Francine Marques from Monash University about how gut health impacts heart health and what we could do to harness the important role of the gut to prevent heart attack and stroke. Host: Niamh Chapman Production: Meredith Castles Promotion: Kate Johnson, Mibu Fischer, Kelsey Picard Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 113: The buzz around bee health

6/13/2021
One third of the world's food production relies on bee pollination. There is global concern that agricultural sprays may be negatively affecting bee health and foraging behavior. Kelsey Picard and Niamh Chapman interview PhD student Meng Yong Lim from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, and learn about how the bees gut microbiome may be affecting their foraging behaviour and overall health. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kelsey Picard...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 112: Heart health and fitness

6/6/2021
Ever wondered how fitness and exercise actually benefit health? This episode, Dr Niamh Chapman talks fitness, heart health and more with guests Dr Rachel Climie and Dr Martin Shultz, exercise physiologists and researchers. Listen to find out all about fitness, heart health, blood pressure and the benefits of becoming physically active today! Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440) &...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 111: Ecological decision science

5/30/2021
When, where and what action should we take in order to maximise the impact of our biodiversity conservation efforts? This week, Niamh and Sophie speak to mathematician Dr Kate Helmstedt about using decision science for biodiversity conservation, and how mathematics is being used to understand ecosystems, how we interact with them, and how they should be managed. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Sophie Calabretto (@sophluidynamics) Production: Meredith...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 110: The Downfalls of Doping

5/23/2021
We’ve all seen headlines of athletes disgraced by a doping scandal, but what exactly is it the athletes are taking, and why? This week, Kate McMaster from the University of Tasmania talks to Niamh and Olly about her work researching the effects of insulin on an athlete’s performance, and the not-so-dope world of doping in sport. Kate is also the President of the newly formed UTAS Women’s Society and talks to us about the importance of a supportive feminist network. Show theme music: Kevin...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 109: Food allergies and phones

5/16/2021
For Pint of Science 2021, Dr Niamh Chapman interviewed Dr Jordi Nelis about his innovative approach to food safety. Smartphone-based devices for allergen detection have the potential to empower people with food allergies to check if food is safe themselves. For technology like this, accuracy is so important particularly as sensing allergens can be extremely difficult in processed foods as the shape and way we identify the allergen is changed with things like heating, cooling or fermenting....

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 108: Stories, Science & the Southern Ocean

5/9/2021
Niamh Chapman and Kate Johnson talk to award winning illustrator and author Coral Tulloch. We learn how creating a picture book is remarkably similar to working on a scientific project, involving observation, collaboration and extensive research. We hear about Coral’s experience of Antarctica and Macquarie Island, the subject of some of her books, along with her collaborations with both Australian author Alison Lester and the many scientists she has worked with along the way. Show theme...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 107: Smelling Soil

5/2/2021
From Antarctica to volcanoes, microbes are everywhere in our environment! Dr Shane Powell from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture studies how these microbes can benefit us - from cleaning up oil spills, to improving soil health on farms. Hosted by Dr Niamh Chapman and Kelsey Picard. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kelsey Picard (@KelseyOnScience) Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles), Olly Dove (@littledove440) & Sarah Lyden Media &...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 106: Building Information Modelling

4/25/2021
In this episode Sarah and Niamh interview expert guest Klaus Stroehl from Gandy and Roberts, and Dr Assaad Taoum from School of Engineering at UTAS, on Building Information Modelling (also known as Building Information Management). See how this approach is transforming the construction industry and new technological developments including using Virtual and Augmented Reality in the construction industry. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Sarah...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 105: Taking a dive into fisheries science

4/18/2021
Tun-a in to hear Olly and Niamh chat with Craig Proctor about the bubbly underwater world of fisheries science! Across multiple decades, Craig’s career has led him from learning Indonesian in the classroom, to working as an international fisheries scientist in Indonesia, to being back in the classroom inspiring future scientists while encouraging them to keep up their language skills. His pathway took a few unexpected turns along the way, so join us to hear his fishy tale. Show theme...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 104: Exploring the world of 5G

4/11/2021
Join Niamh and Sarah in this episode to learn all about 5G with our expert guest PhD candidate Zac Harrold from the School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania. We’ll discuss the differences between 3G, 4G and 5G, what we can expect with the introduction of 5G and the future of cellular communications. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Sarah Lyden Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440) & Sarah Lyden Media &...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 103: Ice, ice, maybe?

4/4/2021
Ice shelves can be as large as a small country, so how can ocean waves and sea ice contribute to their catastrophic destruction? This week, Dr Niamh Chapman and Dr Sophie Calabretto speak to multi-award-winning applied mathematician Associate Professor Luke Bennetts about wave science, sea ice modelling, and their link to catastrophic destruction of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Sophie Calabretto...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 102: Science & Engineering Challenge

3/28/2021
The Science and Engineering Challenge is an outreach program to change students' perceptions of science and engineering. The day involves fun and competitive hands-on activities. It lets students see that science and engineering are more than just equations and theory but requires creativity, innovation, problem solving and teamwork! We chat with students from Clarence High school, Montrose Bay High school, Oatlands District High School and Woodbridge School about what challenges they...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 101: Drought’s effect on how plants carry and use water

3/21/2021
Plants are made up of 80-90% water, so it is no surprise that they are vulnerable to drought conditions. Dr Madeline Cairns-Murphy from the University of Tasmania researches how plants are affected by drought, to better inform farmers of when to grow their crops. Listen to our latest episode to hear about the challenges drought pose to Australian farmers in the face of a changing climate. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) and Kelsey Picard...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 100: Cultural Connections & Fisheries

3/8/2021
This week Dr Niamh and Mibu had a deep yarn with Dr Emma Lee from Swinburne University. They touched on topics that related to the importance of cultural fisheries and for Traditional Knowledge to be accepted into western systems to create better futures for all Australians. They also touched on the systemic barriers as women in STEMM, but also as Aboriginal women in STEMM and how we can all challenge the norm to create a safer and more inclusive STEMM environment. Show theme music: Kevin...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 99: COVID-19 and Mental Health

3/7/2021
It is no surprise that mental health disorders have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from Professor Susan Rossell from Swinburne University about tracking the mental health of Australian adults throughout the pandemic. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Hannah McCleary (@mccleary_hannah) Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440) Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson...

Duration:00:27:49

Episode 98: Transportation Engineering

2/28/2021
Tune in to hear Sarah and Niamh chat with Mathew Brooks about all things transportation engineering. Mathew Brooks is a Senior Associate Transport Engineer with Jacobs and was awarded Tasmanian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2019 and Young Engineer of the Year in 2016. He has worked on many significant transport and civil infrastructure projects and shares his professional insights into all our traffic related questions in Hobart and more widely. Show theme music: Kevin...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 97: The Ambitious Crossover of Maths and Biology

2/21/2021
Tune in to hear Olly and Niamh chat with Dr Shane Richards about the most exciting crossover in history: mathematical biology! Dr Shane Richards is a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania and helps us explore how scientists can create statistical models of animal behaviour using data they are able to collect in order to predict patterns of the natural world around us. It’s impossible to know everything, but mathematical biology can sure help us fill in a lot of the gaps. Show theme...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 96: When too much nature can be bad

2/14/2021
Tune in to hear Mibu and Niamh chat about the complexity of beauty products with Michelle Wong from Lab Muffin Beauty Science. Michelle has a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry (medicinal chemistry), and uses her science know-how to interpret skincare and beauty ingredients in a simplistic way, so you can make informed choices as to what chemicals you are putting on your skin. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) and Mibu Fischer Production: Meredith Castles...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 95: Fluids behaving badly: the maths of fluid flow

2/7/2021
Join Niamh as she chats with our newest co-host (and applied mathematician) Dr Sophie Calabretto. Sophie is a fluid mechanist who uses maths to help us understand why fluids flow the way they do, knowledge that has the potential to impact fields like aerodynamics, climate science, health, and industry. Tune in to find out what pendulums have to do with predicting the weather, what it takes to be a good mathematician, and why we need supercomputers to solve a million-dollar problem. Show...

Duration:00:27:49