Plato's Cave - 29 December 2011

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey and The Skin I Live In are reviewed, plus the team reveal what their favourite films of 2011 are. With Josh Nelson, Thomas Caldwell and Tara Judah.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-2011-12-29.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 10:19pm AEDT

Zero G 850: POD IN BOOTS

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: Filing The Batman Files, the animated movie Puss In Boots, and a lot of anti-Claus festering season tracks...and more...

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Direct download: Zero-G-20111219.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 1:24pm AEDT

Plato's Cave - 22 December 2011

The Woman (DVD), The Adventures of Tintin and We Bought a Zoo are reviewed, plus the team chat about their favourite Christmas films. With Tara Judah, Thomas Caldwell and Josh Nelson.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-2011-12-22.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 9:05am AEDT

A massive final show for the year hosted by Dr Shane with Dr Krystal, Dangermouse, Dr Adam, Dr Chromo and Andrea from the BOM running through their highlights of the year. Both positive and negative stories including failed Mars missions, a fake immunisation campaign, restoring sight in blind mice, restoring magnetic field perception in flys, recreating an ancient protein for new potent antibiotic drugs, this year's weather events, what makes good science books and the amazing Voyager 1 spacecraft now heading into true interstellar space.

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Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20111218.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 11:06pm AEDT

Last show for 2011!

Presented by Georgia Webster, Mike Bantick, Ben Finney, Paul Callaghan, Vanessa Toholka, Kent Humphries, Warren Davies, Keren Flavell, Chuck Tetaz and Phil Wales.

Direct download: ByteIntoIt_20111221.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 7:38pm AEDT

The team get together to discuss their best, worst, most overrated and most underrated films of the year while the annual listener poll in the same categories takes place in the background.

Direct download: Film-Buffs-Forecast-20111217.mp3
Category:Filmbuffs -- posted at: 4:00pm AEDT

Olive, Laurel and Digga wrap up the year with a review of their gardens and take call from listeners.  Listen for some great advice on how to keep your plants alive over the break.

Direct download: Dirty_Deeds_-_20111218.mp3
Category:Dirty Deeds -- posted at: 4:37pm AEDT

Doolittle hosts the last show of the year with Autonomy, Hawkeye, and Malice.  They discuss the year's winners and losers and also leap into the world of talkback by answering questions from callers.

Direct download: Radiotherapy_-_20111218.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 4:33pm AEDT

In this episode, Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke speak to David Marr about his new book, Panic, and Stewart Thorn educates us about lesser known meanings of some Dr. Seuss stories.

Direct download: Aural_Text_20111214.mp3
Category:Aural Text -- posted at: 12:10pm AEDT

For our last 2011 show, we spoke to one of the great Melbourne food success stories, Ben Shewry from Attica. In the last few years Ben has won pretty much all of the available food industry awards for his team's work at Attica, including their 53rd placing on the San Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant list. We spoke to him at Ripponlea, where he has recently setup a space to grow food for the restaurant.

As we head into summer we also spoke to John at the Victoria Market.

Finally we again ended the year with a round-up of what cookbooks you should be considering for your stocking list this year. We asked Maria Tsiliakis from The Essential Ingredient, Tim White from Books for Cooks, and Andrew Robertson from Hill of Content bookstores for their mixed dozen.

Direct download: Eat-It-20111218.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 4:15pm 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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Explores the lighter, more eccentric side of medicine. A team of irreverent doctors lampoon sacred medical cows, and shed light on a range of medical and psychiatric conditions with special guests from around Australia and the globe.
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