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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 156: Cancer genetics with Jo

7/3/2022
This week, as a part of our @RHHRF series, we interview a Tasmanian Medical Researcher, Jo Dickinson. Jo is a cancer genetics researcher whose study on ‘Precision Medicine for Men with Prostate Cancer’ received a ‘2022 New Projects Grant’ from the @Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. In this episode we discuss Jo’s career in Medical Research, the technology of genetics testing, the science behind her cancer genetics research, and her personal hopes and ambitions for the cancer...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 155: Funds for Research

6/26/2022
This week we look at scientific research from a whole new perspective! CEO of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation, Heather Francis, explains how funding bodies like @rhhresearchfoundation allow local Tasmanian scientists to undertake important medical research. This episode discusses the entire spectrum of funding intricacies; including increased interest from large corporate bodies, to the impact that greater scientific engagement has on a community level. We also discuss how...

Duration:00:27:47

Episode 154: Mechanical Engineering

6/19/2022
Join Sarah and Niamh in this episode as they talk with Dr Sabrina Sequeria from Lightning Protection International. Sabrina was the recipient of the 2021 Exceptional Woman in Tasmanian Manufacturing Award, and shares her diverse journey through engineering in this episode. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Sarah Lyden Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Anna Abela

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 153: Creativity In Tech

6/12/2022
Technology and Creativity seem like an odd match, but we speak to Annie Gatenby, a Senior UX Designer, whose experiences as a creative in tech have spanned over 10 years, starting surprisingly from a Fine Arts degree. Joined by returning co-host Anna Abela who also followed the path from art to tech. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Anna Abela (www.linkedin.com/in/anna-abela-46a826177) Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Eleanor Clapham

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 152: Isolated Power Systems

6/5/2022
Join Niamh and Sarah in this episode as they talk to Dr Evgenii Semshikov about his PhD research into isolated power systems, and what lessons we might be able to learn from these systems to transition our urban grid infrastructure towards more renewable energy. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Sarah Lyden Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_)

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 151: Electric Vehicles

5/15/2022
Join Niamh and Sarah in this episode as they talk to Assoc. Prof Evan Franklin about the challenges and barriers to electric vehicles. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Sarah Lyden Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_),

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 150: Tassie Plant People: Ben

4/24/2022
Kate chats to Dr Ben Halliwell, lizard-and-plant-man and postdoctoral researcher in the centre for Plant Success, based at UTAS. Hear about Ben’s research into understanding the evolutionary relationships between plants and animals and how he combines his passions for both science and family in the final of our four part series highlighting plant science research in Tasmania! Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion:...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 149: Kate’s Planty PhD

4/17/2022
Hear about TWICS team-member Kate’s PhD research from zapping trees, to the findings, highlights, challenges and advice to other PhD students. A love of words, the excitement of looking inside of plants, along with a passion for understanding and protecting plants drives Kate’s continued love for research. We are sure you’ll feel the passion through the airwaves in this interview with Dr Niamh Chapman and (nearly Dr) Kate Johnson. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 148: Tassie Plant People: Vanessa

4/10/2022
A passion for plants and science communication, saving a key Eucalyptus species from drought, plant computer games, moving to Australia to do a PhD and more! Listen to this week’s episode where Kate talks to PhD candidate Vanessa Tonet, an associate of the ARC center for Plant Success. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) Production: Olly Dove (@littledove440) Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Mibu Fischer (@miburose)

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 147: Tassie Plant People: Tim

4/3/2022
Feeding the world, fieldwork in wild forests, navigating field-specific scientific languages, the critical importance of plants, and more as Kate talks to Professor Tim Brodribb from the University of Tasmania about plant science and an exciting new collaborative research project. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) Production: Olly Dove (@littledove440) Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Mibu Fischer (@miburose)

Duration:00:27:47

Episode 146: A moment with Mibu

3/27/2022
This week Niamh interviews TWICS co-host and marine scientist Mibu Fischer. Mibu is a Quandamooka woman with a connection to sea country, her work has focused on the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities. At TWICS Mibu has been a creative genius and a strong advocate for Indigenous knowledge on the show. She is a powerful, quiet leader in our community and a champion of increased representation of women, Indigenous people and other under represented groups in STEM. Show theme...

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 145: Paramedic to Entrepreneur

3/20/2022
Dr Niamh Chapman interviewed paramedic turned entrepreneur George Polous from Jay-Nik. George is from north-west Tassie and from working in emergency settings saw there was a need to improve the way medications were delivered to patients in these high stress environments. George and co-founder Clare found a simple yet innovative way to adapt the typical syringe used to give medications to make it easier to track what medications were delivered and to who. Listen in to hear how the journey...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 144: Tales from Wedge Island: Part 2

3/13/2022
Last week, we heard a mountain of exciting fieldwork stories from Olly and her fantastic team of volunteers: Madi McLatchie, Javed Riaz, Benjamin Viola, Sophia Volzke, and Jas Allnutt. The team are camping out on Wedge Island in southeast Tasmania as part of a large seabird project, and have taken a break from getting bitten by seabirds to tell us about their time out there. For Part 2 of the double bill, join the team as they continue to take you on a trip through the glorious and gross...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 143: Tales from Wedge Island: Part 1

3/6/2022
Venturing out from the usual recording room, Olly is camping on the uninhabited Wedge Island in order to research the behaviour of two seabirds: little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters. To help her are five fantastic volunteers: Madi McLatchie, Javed Riaz, Benjamin Viola, Sophia Volzke, and Jas Allnutt. For Part 1 in a double bill, join Olly and her volunteers as they take you through some of the highs and lows of field biology. It’s not a glamorous life, but it sure is an exciting...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 142: World Engineering Day

2/27/2022
Tasmanian Young Professional Engineer of the Year David Ewers from VEC Civil Engineering joins Niamh and Sarah to discuss sustainable engineering practice in this special episode for World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Sarah Lyden Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Mibu Fischer (@miburose), Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 141: Journey of a geodesist

2/20/2022
Premiers Tasmanian Researcher of the Year 2021, Professor Matt King chats with Niamh and Mibu about navigating a career in STEM and also explains the importance of geodesy (and what it is!). Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Mibu Fischer (@miburose) Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Mibu Fischer (@miburose), Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 140: Bioblitz: Exploring Nature

12/19/2021
From the smallest spider to the tallest tree, join Kate Johnson, Lucile Leveque, and primary school children as they explore the bush around Hobart College. Listen to hear what the school children are learning from expert scientists, what a Bioblitz is, and why they matter. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Lucile Leveque (@lucile_leveque) Production: Olly Dove (@littledove440) Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Mibu Fischer...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 139: Science in the Park

12/12/2021
Stomping around the park and learning about science, what could be more fun? Join Kate Johnson and Lucile Leveque at Science in the Park. You’ll hear from children who are learning about science by observing worms through microscopes, looking at buried underpants, making beeswax wraps and walking through the park! Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys) and Lucile Leveque (@lucile_leveque) Production: Olly Dove (@littledove440) Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson...

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 138: Hands across the seafloor

12/5/2021
Handfish are a type of anglerfish endemic to Australia. Most species are considered endangered and little is known about them. This week Niamh and Mibu chat with Tyson Bessell about his research into the Red Handfish. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Mibu Fischer (@miburose) Production: Meredith Castles (@MeredithCastles) Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys), Sophie Calabretto (@sophluidynamics), Mibu Fischer (@miburose)

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 137: Earth from a Distance

11/28/2021
Join Niamh and Sarah in this episode as they talk to Brian Salmon about satellites and engineering. Brian takes us through how satellite images are processed to become useful and what some of the key applications of these images are. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) Co-Host: Sarah Lyden Production: Sarah Lyden Media & Promotion: Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys), Mibu Fischer (@miburose)

Duration:00:27:50