Einstein A Go-Go

Talk Show Replays

Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion


Melbourne, VIC


Dissection and discussion of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption. Find us on Facebook and Twitter! The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion




Lost Radioactive Material, Meat-Eating Mushrooms, Silicosis and Climate Change Adaptation

The team provides an update on a wide array of topics including, a highly radioactive puck lost somewhere in Western Australia, meat-eating mushrooms, and shape shifting robots. Then, Associate Professor Jane Bourke from Monash University joins the team to discuss silicosis - what it is and what is being explored to prevent it? And Professor Lauren Rickards, currently from RMIT but soon to be Latrobe University, provides an update on the subtle changes and challenges we can expect from...


Vaping, Antarctica and Green Infrastructure

Australia has seen a tidal wave of cheap and highly addictive e-cigarettes cross our borders and flood our communities, and Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth, explains why he believes the Government should do more to protect the next generation vulnerable to nicotine; Georgia Watson from Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) talks about her trip to Antarctica in 2022 and the long term study she's conducting to measure the stressors from climate change affecting Antarctica's...


2022: The Biggest and the Weirdest in Science News

An influx of La Nińa; Dr Robert Steadmen’s work on the famous “Feels Like” aspect of temperature; the possible resurrection of the Thylacine; Humans cohabiting with dextrous cockatoos; favourite smells and musical harmony of civilisations; the effects of music on aging Emmental cheese; the first images of the James Webb Space Telescope; using leeches to map animal movement; the language of fungi; the living planet index; the human genome sequencing finally completed; new U.S. legislation...


Award winning Osteoarthritis Online Help, Properly Cooked Potatoes Are Healthy, Silence is Great for Us

Dr Rachel Nelligan, Physiotherapist, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Health Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, Melbourne School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, talks about her award-winning free digital educational program for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition ranked the 12th highest contributor to global disability, and evidence shows that many people with osteoarthritis are not receiving high-value care, such as...


Deafening Whales and Controlling Stem Cells

Do we drive trucks through nature reserves? Presenters Dr Shane, Dr Ray, Dr Ailie and Dr Graci discover the answer is… sort of! Also: Wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta has found that over 18% of Australia’s marine parks had shipping exposure in excess of 365 vessels per year for the last few years, which is particularly troublesome for our ocean megafauna (big things like whales and sharks) who are impacted by both the water and sound pollution. And Clinical haematologist Dr Ashley Ng...


Fetal Growth Restriction, "Hairy Plate Animals and Cancer, and Understanding SARS-CoV-2 in the Body

Zahrah Azman, Perinatal PhD Student at The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, talks about her research on foetal growth restriction (FGR), which is a common pregnancy complication affecting up to 10% of pregnancies in Australia and is defined as the failure of a baby to reach its biological growth potential; Professor Patrick Humbert, Director of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), and Dr Jens Hauslage from the German Aerospace Centre, talk about recent...


Poo Transplants, Nutrition in Space, and Artemis I Rocket

Dr Felice Jacka OAM, Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry, and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, and founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, explains the history of developing a "whole system" approach to psychiatry - especially the link of nutrition and food to brain health. Felice and the team explore poo transplants as a new treatment for people with depression, and also her experiences at NASA advising on nutrition in...


Norfolk Island Archaeology, Strokes and Science Reproducibility.

Presenter Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Euan, Graci and Chris KP. In science news they explore octopodes throwing things; treatments for nightmares; and trees causing extinction events. Then, Nicola Jorgensen, archeology Masters student at the University of Sydney, talks about recent Norfolk Island archaeological finds, and Dina Pogrebnoy, PhD Candidate, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, explains the latest research about strokes; and...


New COVID Variants, Photographic Tiger Sharks, King Tut's Tomb, Antibiotics & Bacteriophages

The team provides an update on the latest COVID variants, and explore the latest science news such as camera wielding tiger sharks, microscopy, King Tut's tomb, and Gracey provides insight into a range of extinct (and quite scary!) animals. Then, Dr Joseph Tucci, Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Discipline Lead, Department of Rural Clinical Sciences, La Trobe Rural Health School, tells the team about the difference between and future of antibiotics and bacteriophages. With...


Stuttering, Oceanic Plates, BoM Kerfuffle

Professor Meghan S. Miller, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, talks about her research into critical tectonic plate boundaries, in particular, subduction zones where oceanic plates are descending into the Earth’s deep interior (e.g. Indonesia, Alaska, Japan, Italy). Her research asks questions such as, How has the outermost layer of the Earth evolved? How do processes and structures deep within the Earth control the geology we can observe at the surface?...


Anxiety and Optimism, Undiscovered Viruses, Great Guts

Writer Anna Spargo Ryan talks about her new book 'A Kind of Magic: A memoir about Anxiety, Our Minds, and Optimism in Spite of it All'; Emma Harding from the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the UNSW Sydney, who used the UNSW supercomputer Katana to comb through petabytes of amphibian and reptile RNA data in search of new viruses, explains how there are millions of undiscovered viruses globally and her search has found roughly one new virus per ten samples. And Dr Lincon...


Teaching Evaluations, Brain Cancer Treatment, and the Hidden Dangers of Floodwaters

Dr Megan Lee from Bond University chats about student evaluations of teachers and how these contribute to increased stress in academics. When feedback isn't constructive it can be harmful - and asking both academics and students for ideas on how to improve the process is resulting in promising ways forward; Dr Jessica Buck from the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia talks about the difficulties of treating brain cancer, however combining drugs with traditional...


All Things De-Extinction and Cryopreservation

We’re wiping out species at a rate not seen in 66 million years, so the Museums Victoria Research Institute have decided to do something about it! Dr Kevin Rowe, Senior Curator of Mammals, joins Dr Jen and Dr Shane to talk genomes, innovation, and how institutions all play a role in managing our past and future ecology. At the other end of the spectrum, RMIT Research Fellow (and Renaissance woman) Dr Saffron Bryant shares the latest in her cryopreservation research. And then, while many of...


Dr. Sandro Demaio on Vaping

Dr. Shane and team speak with Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO of VicHealth and a globally-renowned public health expert, with a passion for food, health and wellbeing, about the harms of vaping, particularly on young people. The pandemic has isolated young people, and the vaping industry focuses on this group, with advertising, including using social media like Tiktok. Additionally, vaping devices are often shaped as everyday items like highlighters or hoodie toggles. Dr. Demaio explains how these...


Volcanologist Empowering Students, Topological Data Analysis, Brain Cancer Centre Fundraiser

Dr Janine Krippner, Volcanologist, Honorary Associate Researcher, University of Waikato, New Zealand, talks about empowering students in scientific thinking at her primary school by donating an annual award; Dr Agnese Barbensi, applied mathematician, University of Melbourne, previously at Oxford for her PhD, discusses mathematics in cancer and brain research and her role in advancing topological data analysis; Dr Sarah Best, WEHI, talks about treating brain cancer and the Dine for a Cure...


AI, Vision Health and Processed Food

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Jen and Science Communication students Hunter, Ali and Tess. In science news, earliest fossilised fish heart, cockatoos vs humans over bins, gym junkies and Parkinson's disease, Ignoble prize. Tess talks about day-to-day AI; Hunter talks about vision health esp. in remote areas; and Ali talks about processed food. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR...


Microscopy and Organ Donation.

Presenters Dr Shane and Dr Jen discuss science news about ancient amputations, asteroids and tweezers. Then, Dr Adam Parslow from the Baker Institute talks about modern microscopy; Meaghan Bruns, Donation Specialist Nursing Coordinator, Western Health, talks about her work, and organ donation recipient Cathryn talks about organ donation and DonateLife. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR...


Special Radiothon Show!

Dr Shane is joined by co-hosts Dr Ray, Dr Linden, Dr Euan, Dr Jen, Dr Ailie, Dr Ray, Chris KP and from Texas; Graci! It’s nearing the end of Radiothon, so the team has got together to share some science news, but also thank all of the loyal Triple R subscribers who support the show. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter: Einstein-A-Go-Go And live every Sunday at 11:00am AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM.


Why Planets are Unique; and Music and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Associate Professor Katarina Miljkovic, from Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre and School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, explains how the planets in our solar system are vastly different although they all formed from the same cloud of gas and dust around a star – our sun. Why is this? Does the answer lie in studying how asteroids, comets and meteors bombarded the planets in the past, changing surface conditions? And Dr Liam Hall, ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Chemistry...


Professor Brett Sutton, Art Meets Science, and Saving Species

Professor Brett Sutton, Victorian Chief Health Officer, talks about his role, why and how he became involved in public health, and the best preventions against COVID; Artists Emme Orbach and Noah Spivak discuss their exhibition at the Counihan Gallery for National Science Week; and in weekly science news, the team discuss ideas assisting endangered species from extinction. With presenters Dr. Shane and Dr Euan. Program page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Facebook page: Einstein-A-Go-Go Twitter:...