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Resilience on Radio

Our job is to inspire people to take in interest in the world around them. We talk with Otago Museum’s Dr Ian Griffin on mixing authentic story, interactivity, collection and quality into an engaging treasure house to be proud of. Dr Ian Griffin, the eighth Director of the Otago Museum. With a PhD in […]

  We use crap as a vehicle for discovery On making science accessible: We owe it to the public. We live in a society that allows us to do these crazy things, and it’s my job to give back, one: the knowledge and two: the process. Marcus Byrne is an Associate Professor at Wits […]

There’s an inner frog within all of us, we just need to rekindle that The Amphibian Survival Alliance’s Dr Robin Moore aims to get people concerned with conserving less charismatic creatures. Robin explores how we can scale up conservation efforts for the most threatened vertebrate group, the amphibians. In particular he questions how we […]

Ever wondered why science and politics don’t play nice? Naomi Oreskes tells us why in this history of climate science. The naive vision of ‘we do the facts then hand it over to the policy makers and they act on it’. That would be great in a perfect world, and it worked for ozone […]

Everybody needs to understand that science is not this thing that some other people do. Guy P. Harrison is author of several books on sceptism including 50 Popular Beliefs that People Think Are True and the soon to be released Think: Why You Should Question Everything. With a positive and engaging brand of sceptical […]

I’m driven by the communication of science – how information is used – can it influence somebody? can it open people’s eyes to possibilities? Dr Andrew Tait is a Principal Scientist in the climate team at NIWA. A geographer, he focusses on the application of climate information. We talk about his role and the […]

The story of how whalers have become passionate protectors is the story of the change we all need to make Tess Brosnan describes herself as a humble reporter on a quest to package science stories better. Tess has almost completed her Masters in Science Communication. Her film Whale Chasers, tracks the story of Cook […]

The good story will always win – even over facts, so we need to make sure science has both the story and the facts right Jean Fleming is a Professor of Science Communication in the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, where she convenes the Popularising Science MSciComm. She is also a reproductive […]

If you’ve got bad news, don’t hit them over the head with a hammer – give them hope Lloyd Spencer Davis is the Stuart Professor of Science Communication and Director of the The Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago. He is a leading authority on penguins and sociobiology – behavioural ecology […]

I am a storyteller.  I am an activist, I have to be – there’s a hell of a lot to be activist about. Peter Hayden describes himself as a storyteller, an actor, a film-maker and a naturalist. A generation of Kiwi kids describe him as an inspiration – they are now our scientists, decision […]