Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: We finally take a look at Iron Man 3 and chat about the new Doctor Who episode, and more!

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Direct download: Zero-G-20130429.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 3:09pm AEDT

Tue 23 April 2013 REVIEW SHOW



We review the re-issue of Robin Boyd and Mark Strizic seminal Living in Australia; and the new book Designer Suburbs by Judith O'Callaghan and Charles Pickett


Saint Mary of the Cross Mausoleum by Phillip Harmer at Melbourne General Cemetery


Williams and Tsien's NY Folk Library, the demo debate

RORY HYDE on the phone from the AA in London



·         Boyd Foundationopen day of Edmond and Corrigan Houses, this Sunday the 28th April go

·        The Boyd Foundation also presents the Zeitgeist I Lecture Series featuring Max May, a Melbourne architect who has practiced for over years and trained under Kevin Borland. This is taking place on Tuesday 30th April 2013 at the Robin Boyd Walsh Street House in South Yarra from 7pm, more info

·         RMIT Australian Architecture Lecture Series,  this Friday @ 2.30pm – Simon Reeves talks about Australian émigré architects of the 1950s and 1960s followed by Conrad Hamann  @ 4pm talking about the 1970s. RMIT Building 8, level 11 Lecture Theatre.

·         Grimshaw’s new building is open at Highpoint shopping centre, worth checking out

·         The Architours second 'architecture and heritage' tour as past of the National Trust heritage festival is coming up on Saturday 27th April from 2-4pm and will focus on sites listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, nominated to be so, or on the list of buildings recommended for listing by the City of Melbourne and under threat of demolition.  For more info, go to

·         No Place Like (a Temporary) Home/Creating Comfort of Chaos, a collaborative effort by Melbourne based architectural and design firms, The Emergency Shelter constructs their ideas into life-sized installations which will be on display at Federation Square, Melbourne from the 2-5 May, 2013.

·         Open Journal - new website and blogs from Neo Metro -

Direct download: The-Architects-20130423.mp3
Category:The Architects -- posted at: 5:59pm AEDT

Dr Shane, Dr Dyani, Dr Ray and Dr Adam speak to Dr Megan Maher, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science Senior Research Fellow about the role of transition metal nutrients in biology; and also Dr Katie Mack (Twitter: @AstroKatie, Blog: The Universe In Theory), Discovery Early Career Research Award Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Physics, University of Melbourne about the latest theories and investigations into Dark Matter.

They also discuss a worm-inspired adhesive, and the possibility of using them on bandages to deliver medicines; dark lightning; some new findings on fossils of our homonid ancestors; and using E. coli to generate Diesel fuel.

For more information visit us at:

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20130428.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:00am AEDT

Digga and Laurel discuss composting and give advice to callers on a range of topics.

Direct download: Dirty_Deeds_-_20130428.mp3
Category:Dirty Deeds -- posted at: 10:26pm AEDT

On this week's Byte:

Interview with Simon Jackson of Esri Australia on his Twitter map of Melbourne, which showcases different languages and profanity. (Link: Simon's blog post about the project.)


  • The Bundestag (German Parliament) has adopted a motion against granting software patents.
  • The US House of Representatives passes CISPA despite mostly opposing it last year.
  • Google Glass about a year away for consumers.
  • 'Digilantes' crowd-source justice in the wake of the Boston bombings last week. While law enforcement agencies look for answers do sites like Reddit, 4chan and Liveleak help or hinder the process?


  • The Secret World of Codes and Cryptography Part of the Laneway Learning program, Monday 29 April, Ferdydurke, 8-9:15pm.
  • Registrations open for Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation hack days in Melbourne and Sydney. Workshop ideas with peers and be mentored by key professionals in the industry including CSIRO, Intel, NBN Co and NICTA. Sydney 11 May, Melbourne Saturday 18 May, 9-5
  • Web Directions Code, 2-3 May

Direct download: Byte-Into-It-20130424.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 12:16pm AEDT

Bron, Angeline and Cass are in teh fish tank/ Plenty of news as well as an update on the clearance of The Clarence project....Enjoy!

Direct download: Radio-Marinara-20130428.mp3
Category:Radio Marinara -- posted at: 11:49am AEDT

This week the doctors take a serious look at shoes and bras, give an overview of Obama's new brain-mapping project and its impact on mental health, and are joined in studio by Professor Greg Murray, Head of Psychological Sciences and Statistics at Swinburne, to talk about the portayal of bipolar disorder on screen.

Direct download: Radiotherapy_20130421.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 11:00am AEDT

On this week's episode the popular question 'Who Killed JFK?' was turned on its head when the Breakfasters learnt about the play Who Saved JFK? with Erica Myers-Davis who wrote the book that the show is based on. Fee, Stew and Lorin talked to New Matilda's national affairs corespondent Ben Eltham about why Julia Gillard's Education Reform Deal is not the 'full Gonsky outcome'. Ann Carew  shared different histories about The Dome Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria in light of it turning 100-years-old, and Lorin started a discussion on some handy and unforgettable 'life tips' after encountering a friendly stranger with advice about avoiding parking fines.

Direct download: Breakfasters-20130426.mp3
Category:Breakfasters -- posted at: 7:23pm AEDT

Robert Connolly, producer-director Underground: the Julian Assange Story (Nova Cinema, Carlton).
Michael Helms, fest and horror specialist.

Jessica Nicholas: Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
Nick Matteo: Queer Film Festival overview
Paul Byrne: Side Effects, Barbara, Jeff who lives at home

Direct download: Film-Buffs-Forecast-20130316.mp3
Category:Filmbuffs -- posted at: 9:34pm AEDT


Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Radio with Rob Jan. This week: we take a look at the new Doctor Who episode, the 1990 Captain America film and the new Hollywood costume exhibition at ACMI, and more!

For playlists, show notes, the T.V Geek and news see the 3RRR website at and follow @zerogrobjan on Twitter.

Subscribe via the iTunes store here.

Zero G broadcasts live from Melbourne Australia on Mondays at 1pm AEST on 3RRR (102.7FM). To stream or to find out more, go to

Direct download: Zero-G-20130422.mp3
Category:Zero G -- posted at: 5:51pm 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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