Zero G - 31 May 2010

Zero G 770: Poddingers Now Boarding For Flight 815 (Once Was Lost, But Now I'm Found)

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week the Last of Lost, Merlin, Doctor Who, The TV Geek and more...

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Direct download: Zero-G-20100531.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 11:12pm AEDT

This week we are coming to you live from the St Kilda Film Festival Industry Open Day... Paul Harris speaks with animators John Skibinski and Magda Matwiejew, directors Craig Boord, Al Mehicevic, Sian Davies, Colin and Cameron Cairnes and Hanro Smitsman, producer Michael Clarkin, DigiSPAA organiser Daniel Scharf, and International co-ordinator for the Festival, Malcolm Blaylock.
Direct download: Film-Buffs-Forecast-20100529.mp3
Category:Filmbuffs -- posted at: 10:13pm AEDT


Review of Melbourne's new Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park)

We will be playing highlights from our tour of the new building with Patrick Ness and Jonothan Gardiner from COX Archtitects and Planners

Archigram archive up and running

NEXT WAVE: Huge Smoke Ring Generator by Scott Mitchell + Year 7 kids as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival - at the Meat Market. SEE A VIDEO

Direct download: The-Architects-20100525.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 8:52am AEDT

This week we explore the ecological impacts of growing genetically engineered cotton, a new treatment against the Ebola virus and scramjets. Our guest, Professor Leigh Ackland discusses her research with implications to reduce the effects of conditions like Alzheimer's disease. Scholar Julia talks about mutant mice who groom themselves and Dr Adam discusses the activities of Craig Venter - creator of the first cell with a synthetic genome.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20100530.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 9:09pm AEDT

For centuries scientists have speculated as to the purpose of the distinctive shell of the Argonaut octopus. In an important breakthrough, Museum Victoria scientists Dr Julian Finn and Dr Mark Norman have now demonstrated that the argonaut shell is a buoyancy device that allows the octopus to ascend and descend through the water column. Dr Julian Finn will drop in to explain the significance of this very exciting story.
And in this month’s Life’s a Beach, we shed light on bioluminescence, the glow that is emitted by many different creatures in the oceans, and take a look at the consequences of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - the US’s greatest environmental disaster.

Neil Blake (Bay Keeper of Port Phillip Bay) gives us the latest on sand erosion in the Bay, and some concerning developments with the penguins of St Kilda.
Plus news, weather and Brett's unmissable dive report.

Enjoy the salty and dulcet tones of Bron, Dr Beach, John and team RM.

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-30052010.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 7:00pm AEDT

The Dirty Deeds team discuss plant nurseries. Their good and not so good points and what we expect from them.
Direct download: Dirty-Deeds20100530.Mp3
Category:Dirty Deeds -- posted at: 2:57pm AEDT

On this month's podcast, UK elections, Pauline Hanson, Melbourne Storm, and Whoppers! The Spin is a monthly podcast from Melbourne Independant Community Radio 3RRR.  ​
Direct download: spin-1005.mp3
Category:The Spin -- posted at: 12:57pm AEDT

The doctors critique the flu vaccine, talk you through getting off your medicines and revisit Alien, this week on Radiotherapy.
Direct download: Radiotherapy_20100530.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 12:27pm AEDT

This week on the Breakfasters UK based author Lionel Shriver was in to talk about her new novel So Much for That. From the Wheeler Centre, Michael Williams dropped by to give us the scoop on the centre's second season and the 2010 Alfred Deakin Lecture Series. David Levithan, author and editor, discussed his new book, a collaboration with co-author John Green titled Will Grayson Will Grayson. And finally the Birdman Sean Dooley was in for some squawk back. Welcome to the Best of the Breakfasters.
Direct download: breakfasters-20100528.mp3
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 10:48am AEDT

In this episode, Bulky Bill discusses organ donation, Anabolics reveals her cemetery fetish and SK gives his analysis of Alien the movie.  The Tall Man hosts and discusses a lecture by Tony Judt on social democracy.
Direct download: Radiotherapy_Sun_23_May_2010_.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 4:40pm AEDT

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The team continues the great Marinara tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine. Get to know all things wet and salty.
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