Ep78 Working on Water P3: Mibu Fischer

Hannah talks with Mibu Fischer, Quandamooka woman and CSIRO scientist. Mibu’s specific interests are around utilising Traditional Knowledges and management practices are considered within modern day fisheries, coastal and conservation management. Her goal is to bridge a gap that draws attention to the indigenous communities facing the frontline of impacts and changes to coastlines, ecosystems and livelihoods from climate change impacts. 
This series was produced for National Science Week with thanks to the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program. 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Ep79 Working on Water P4: Megan Hartog

Kate interviews Megan Hartog, Marine scientist working at the CSIRO Marine National Facility as a Voyage Operations Manager. Megan tells us what it’s like organising different voyages and arranging research out at sea.  
This series was produced for National Science Week with thanks to the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program. 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Ep77 Working on Water P2: Mary-Anne Lea

Today, Olly talks with marine ecologist Associate Professor Mary-Anne Lea about her incredible career in marine science. Mary-Anne talks us through life out on remote islands with seals and seabirds, as well as how a support network can make all the difference in the sciences.
This series was produced for National Science Week with thanks to the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program. 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Ep76 Working on Water: Claire Butler

Olly talks with expert guest Claire Butler on what transitioning from research to working in the marine industry is like, as part of a collaboration between That’s What I Call Science! and The Royal Society of Tasmania for National Science Week 2020. 
This series was produced for National Science Week with thanks to the Australian Government’s Inspiring Australia program. 

 Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Ep75: Fact vs Fiction: our future generation look at the facts

Is fake news a deadly threat during the pandemic?

For many people the pandemic has been their first experience of witnessing the scientific method first hand. As the scientific community has rapidly investigated the novel coronavirus, government policy and recommendations have changed in response to emerging evidence.

This week the show is taken over by Elizabeth College students Harrison, Sarah and Angela who interview Associate Professor Darren Saunders about the impact of misinformation on the pandemic.   

This is part of a 3-part series for National Science Week Tasmania 2020. The team are running a webinar with leading experts in science, technology and engineering to discuss how we arm ourselves against fake news and phonies!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316633542792311/ 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Harrison, Sarah and Angela from Elizabeth College
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Ep74: Fact vs Fiction: the role of tech in spreading fake news

Is social media deceiving you and spreading fake news?

With much of the world in lockdown we are using social media and devices more and more to stay connected. While these devices are useful, there are some technologies that help provide a gateway for damaging misinformation to reach the masses. In this episode Meredith and Niamh chat with social media Psychology academics to find out how we can know what to trust online.

This is part of a 3-part series for National Science Week Tasmania 2020. The team are running a webinar with leading experts in science, technology and engineering to discuss how we arm ourselves against fake news and phonies! More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/316633542792311/ 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Ep73: Fact vs Fiction: why do people believe fake news?

What is misinformation and why do people believe it?

Niamh and Kate chat about misinformation in the digital age with UTAS Philosopher and senior lecturer, Dr David Coady. We ask David about the debate around climate change and he gives us insights into conspiracy theories (and if we should really call them that), rumours and information spread.

This is part of a 3-part series for National Science Week Tasmania 2020. The team are running a webinar with leading experts in science, technology and engineering to discuss how we arm ourselves against fake news and phonies! More info:https://www.facebook.com/events/316633542792311/ 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Episode 72: From testing explosives to COVID testing

Many airports are equipped with a device that can detect traces of explosive substances. Now the creators of this device are using the technology to detect the presence of viruses faster and more accurately than ever before. Professor Michael Breadmore and Mostafa Adel talk us through their ingenious invention.

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Allanna Russell (@AllannaRussell)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Episode 71: Exploring the world of biomedical engineering

In this episode we explore the world of biomedical engineering, starting with discussing what a biomedical engineer does and some interesting projects occurring in this space in Tasmania. Work completed by local Tasmanian engineers in the development of “OxyGenie” technology which is used in neonatal ventilators is a key component of this episode.

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Dr Sarah Lyden
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

Episode 70: A link between food security and health

One in four respondents to The Tasmania Key findings Project’s Food Survey reported running out of food because they could not afford to buy more during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Katherine Kent tells us about the Tasmania Project’s findings, and what the pandemic has meant for the food insecurity of Tasmanian households.

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Kelsey Picard (@KelseyOnScience)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)