On this podcast, academic experts separate the signal from the noise, the data from the anecdotes, explain the science, look at the peer-reviewed evidence and ignore the media hype.
A new monthly podcast from The Conversation, where we bring you the most fascinating, surprising stories from the academic world.
From the man who gave away his genome under open consent, to the 'Mathematikado', this episode of the podcast features highlights from the British Science Festival in Brighton.
In this episode of the podcast, we take in the history of Victorian humour, why kids find poo so hilarious and whether academics should try and be funny.
Land rezoning, sales, and planning approvals are just a few of the ways ‘grey gifts’ can decide who benefits from government decisions.
William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.
Into the unknown.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.
Antibiotics Staphylex, used to treat the infection Golden Staph.
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Speaking with: Dr Mark Blaskovich on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat of superbugs.
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William Isdale speaks with Mark Blaskovich about his research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat these superbugs pose to communities.
Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi turned the worst day of their lives into a campaign for meaningful law reform.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi, who lost family members to random acts of violence, on their campaign to reform 'one-punch' laws.
A podcast on what music does to our brains, and why it moves us.
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Analysis of what went wrong for Theresa May and what went right for Jeremy Corbyn in the last episode of our election analysis podcast.
With Labour closing in on the Conservatives in the polls, we discuss the likely outcome of the UK general election 2017.
Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
Politics podcast: Chris Bowen on Labor’s budget responses.
Labor is 'taking a bit of time' before announcing its position on the company tax cuts, Chris Bowen says.
You need to know what each party is promising but who has the time to read through all their programmes for government? We did so you don't have to.
In this month's episode of The Anthill, we are playing games – computer games, grammar games and real life games, too.
Expert analysis of the leaked Labour party manifesto and how the parties are trying to manage their media messaging.
Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding.
Andrew Giles says the strong opposition from Catholic schools to the government's education package is because they were given 'almost no notice' of the funding changes.
A weekly hit of what you need to know to get to grips with the last-minute UK election.
David Buchanan and Fr Paul Kelly have spearheaded pushes to abolish the gay panic defence.
Change Agents: Ending the gay panic defence.
In this episode of Change Agents we look at the abolition of the gay panic defence across Australia.
As North Korea continues to antagonise the US and its allies, the prospect of war hangs in the air.
In a speech to the National Press Club on Thursday, Gareth Evans lambasted Donald Trump and called on Australia to become more self-reliant.