For the sixth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Tess Armstrong to chat about talkback radio, podcasting and the difference between speech and text. Tess is a writer, presenter and radio producer who currently works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Melbourne. In her spare time, she enjoys Game of Thrones and a bit of hardcore barracking for the Richmond Tigers. The opinions expressed by Tess are of course her personal views — why wouldn’t they be?
Ted Janet interviews British documentary filmmaker Tony Stark, who — while not related to either Iron Man or a powerful family in from the north of Westeros — has made numerous documentaries about religion. They chat about a couple of his latest films, as well as critical thinking in journalism.
For the fifth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Renée Webster to chat about chemical separation. Renée is an analytical chemist whose work focuses on the separation of fuels and lubricants, but she’s also been involved with CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools and the Real Scientists Twitter project.
Jack, Belinda and Tom are finally back in the studio for a Classic™ episode of The Pseudoscientists: now with 100% more existence. They chat about microbes that are only found near spacecraft, why Australian science might receive a nasty blow…
For the fourth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Tom Lang to chat about biological comedy, particularly his 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival show Love, Factually. Tom is a science communicator, comedian, writer and board game enthusiast. He’s also a regular panelist on The Pseudoscientists, but if you’ve only been listening to the show for the past month or so, you probably didn’t know that.
For the third episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with James Fodor to chat about disagreement. Regular listeners to The Pseudoscientists will recognise James’s name from the Question of the Week segment, but when he’s not giving us his opinions, he’s the President of the University of Melbourne Secular Society, studying for a Bachelor of Science and has a particular interest in science communication, skeptical activism, interfaith dialogue, and effective altruism.
Belinda and Jack present the audio from Belinda’s recent story at The Laborastory about pioneering female astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott. Plus a couple of other things, naturally.
For the second episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Will Farr to chat about scientific expertise, engineering, pseudoscience and Nobel Prizes. Will is an electrical engineering student at Swinburne University of Technology, with interests in climate change, nuclear…