On this Easter edition of Einstein A Go Go we hear about the science behind hipster beards, the next scientific studies to be conducted on the International Space Station, the 'ice cube' in Antartica and the chemestry sets. Guests include Ian Gibson, the head of Industrial Design at Deakin University, Associate Professor Michael Lawrence from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute talking about isulin.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/ 

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Direct download: einstein-a-go-go-21-april-2014.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 8:49pm AEDT

Plato's Cave - 21 April 2014

Dirty Wars (DVD), Only Lovers Left Alive and the DreamWorks Animation exhibition (ACMI) are reviewed. With Thomas Caldwell, Cerise Howard and Josh Nelson.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-20140421.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 5:50pm AEDT

Plato's Cave - 28 April 2014

Cheap Thrills (DVD) and Canopy are reviewed plus a report from Tribeca Film Festival. With Cerise Howard, Thomas Caldwell, Tara Judah and Josh Nelson.

Direct download: Platos-Cave-20140428.mp3
Category:Plato's Cave -- posted at: 5:05pm AEDT

On this Easter edition of Radiotherapy Dr Leo, Lex Judicarda & Dr Dolittle join Mal Practice to talk about the stigma surrounding suicide, how much information doctors should give to their patients and the skill of negotiation between hospitals and the private sector + more. 

If you or someone you know needs help in regards to suicide prevention, contact: Lifeline - 13 11 14, MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78 or the Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467.

Direct download: Radiotherapy-20140421.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 6:32pm AEDT

The team of Malice, Hawkeye, and Backman talk about a study finding a connection between marriage and the chance of developing heart disease. The team also explore if same sex marriage could possibly lead to better health, chat how the general public should be feeling in the event of a celebrities’ death, look at who actually is ‘the patient’ in the sporting and psychiatry worlds.

Direct download: Radiotherapy-20140413.mp3
Category:Radio Therapy -- posted at: 5:16pm AEDT

On this week's Byte:



  • Cherie Davidson is a concept, 3D and technical artist and lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne, and discussed the teaching of games at a tertiary level as well as the indie game development scene in Melbourne.
  • Rosemary Willink is the curator of "Can We Please Play The Internet", a free exhibition on now until May 11th



Lighter news:

Presented by Warren Davies, Dan Golding and James Noble


Keep up with all things Byte on TwitterFacebook, and G+ - see you next week!

Direct download: byteintoit_20140424.mp3
Category:Byte Into It -- posted at: 8:10pm AEDT

Digga, Olive and Laurel discuss rare and interesting plants and where to get them and how they can add to your garden.  They also discuss their gardens (including a big confession from Laurel) and give advice to callers on a range of topics.

Direct download: Dirty_Deeds_-_20140427.mp3
Category:Dirty Deeds -- posted at: 5:18pm AEDT

Melbourne has embraced many international cuisines, but we've been a little slow on the uptake when it comes to Mexican. No no no, we don't mean those shitty yellow-boxed products you find in the supermarkets, we mean authentic Mexican. The duo behind La Tortilleria Geraldo Lopez and Diana Hull joined us in the studio to talk about Mexican food, and specifically how they make tortillas... it starts with the right corn, and involves some stone from a Mexican volcano(!).

We had an extended chat to John at the Vic Market, and as well as the produce rundown got his views on the recent development proposals for the Queen Vic.

Finally the faaabulous Miss Pearls took time out from running Madame Brussels (and hanging out with Pierce Brosnan) to tease us about foods as aphrodisiacs. We covered a lot of ingredients and their various benefits, but let's just summarise by saying that if you can come up with an eatable recipe incorporating almonds, oysters, chocolate, honey, avocado, watermelon, and whipped cream you are GUARANTEED some action.

Direct download: Eat-It-20140427.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 4:56pm AEDT

ron and Dr Beach turn the spotlight back on all things algal. First, the microscopic blue-green types that wreak havoc on our Gippsland Lakes - we'll be joined by Dr Perran Cook from Monash Uni to talk about what blue-green algae are and when they become a problem. Then to macroalgae - a discussion with Dr Alecia Bellgrove from Deakin University about current trends in algal research, and her crowd funding efforts to get some research going into whether we can eat Australian seaweed, rather than relying on imported products.

Direct download: Radio-Marnara-20142704.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:34am AEDT

In an all blokes Easter show, Digga, Huen and Bushy discuss containers for gardens - old, new and re-purposed.  They also discuss their gardens and give advice to callers on a wide range of topics.

Direct download: Dirty_Deeds_-_20140420.mp3
Category:Dirty Deeds -- posted at: 5:32pm AEDT

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3RRR is Australia's best known community radio station. Shows are streamed live from www.rrr.org.au and may be heard in Melbourne by tuning in to 102.7 FM.


All the Breakfaster highlights that you need to start the day. At any time of the day!
...with your hosts Sarah Smith, Jeff Sparrow and Geraldine Hickey.
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Byte Into It

Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.
...with a rotating brains trust of opinionated tech commentators.
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Eat It!

Food for thought: recipes, hints and tips, interviews and a market reports.
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Einstein A Go Go

Discussion and dissection of science and science issues made digestible for public consumption.
...with Dr Shane, Dr Krystal & colleagues.
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Film Buffs Forecast

A program devoted to the world of film. Featuring contemporary and historical film, plus local and international guests, interviews and reviews.
...with Paul Harris.
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Graphic Nature

An exploration of the inspiring world of comic books, the culture that supports it, the creators, publishers & people behind the printed pages & digital screens pushing the medium on into the future, in Australia, and the world.
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Greening the Apocalypse

There is a crack in everything, that's where the light gets in. Each week the Greening the Apocalypse team talk to the tinkerers and thinkerers, the freaks and geeks from permaculturists and eco-farmers to alt-tech innovators and peer-to-peer information networkers who are growing fascinating new systems through the fault lines of the old.
...with your hosts Ben Bushy, Adam Grubb, Sarah Coles and Kate Dundas.
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Interviews with people who tell stories, write stories or otherwise contribute to the narrative arts. With a focus on how stories are told, and why. Novels and narrative non-fiction. Performance and poetry. TV and stage production. Mythology and internet memes.
...with your hosts Elizabeth McCarthy and Louise Irving.
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Parallel Lines

How do arts, culture, science and design inform our everyday experiences in the world? Exploring the possible intersections of seemingly parallel lines through interviews, talk and a regular music segment each week.
...with your host Sara Savage.
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Plato's Cave

Informed, passionate, accessible and fun film criticism; Plato's Cave is a must for all serious and not-so-serious cinephiles.
...with Thomas Caldwell, Cerise Howard and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.
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Radio Marinara

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.
... with Bron Burton, Dr Beach, John Ford, Anthony Boxshall, Dr Surf, Dave Speller and Angeline Tew. Plus regular segment presenters Jeff Maynard and Hillary McNevin.
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Radio Therapy

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.
...with Dr Mal Practice, McZiff, Dr Malice, Dr SK, Anna Bollocks, Dr Autonomy, Backman, BulkyBill, Deep Thought, Retina and The Tallman.
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Smart Arts

Visual art, theatre, film and literature
...with your host Richard Watts.
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The Grapevine

Current affairs you can engage with and participate in. Particular interest in social enterprise, urban planning, technology, education, craft and design. Plus the weekly Reading Room, where readers disciuss writing and ideas.
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Uncommon Sense

A weekly conversation about politics and current events, international affairs, history, art, books, and the natural world, to illuminate the issues faced by society and explore them in new ways.
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Zero G

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Movies, television, theatre, events, books, comics, humans, toys, Things, mathoms and oojahs!
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