For the nineteenth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Bren Carruthers to chat about the big, bad world of journalism, touching on science, climate change and politics.
For the eleventh episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Nicola McCaskill to chat about the complex topic of improving science education. Nicola is a 4th year Arts (Journalism)/Science (Immunology) student at Monash University. Her life dream is to help see through changes in the way we educate people about and communicate science, particularly for the mainstream public. Her other interests include cheesecake, lipstick, sausage dogs and naps.
For the ninth episode of Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Holly Jones to chat about public health. Holly is in her last year of an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and Spanish at the University of Melbourne, and spends most of her time drinking coffee and being on the Internet. She doesn’t quite know what she wants to do when she grows up, but wouldn’t mind saving the world or something.
Tom, Sarah and Jack discuss bacteria acquiring mammoth DNA, beliefs on different sides of the political spectrum, and why memories and fears might be able to be passed to your children. Jargonauts works through “alignment”, and the Question of the Week is all about the public image of the skeptical community.
For the very first episode of our new show, Unfiltered Thoughts, Jack sits down with Jessie Browne to chat about climate change. Jessie is a 3rd year undergraduate geology student at the University of Melbourne with a keen interest in rocks and cats, and is involved in the Australian Youth Climate Coalition.
Belinda and Jack get another dose of astrophysics with Alan Duffy, a charming cosmologist, and chat about Australia’s new lack of a science minister, Voyager 1’s trip out of the solar system, and the scientific argument against gay marriage. Jargonauts goes into questionable territory with “harassment”, and Question of the Week is a brutal free-for-all about which area of science deserves the least amount of funding.
The Pseudoscientists Episode 94 — Komodo dragon bites, bacterial DNA, hunger and conspiracy theories, with Kylie Sturgess
Amid a storm of politics, Jack, Rachael, Belinda and Tom are joined by skeptical blogger and podcaster Kylie Sturgess to discuss the recent Science Rewired conference, why being hungry makes you crazy, bacterial DNA in cancer genomes, and dirty Komodo dragon bites. Jargonauts defines “the Dunning-Kruger effect”, and Question of the Week looks at whether or not a global conspiracy would actually change anything about the world.