We sat down for a beer with our local commissioner for sustainability and the environment, and learnt that bicycles are a feminist instrument, foldable spendable are Irish money and there's a fuckload of solar panels in Wonthaggie!
We sit down for a beer with CEO of Science Technology Australia Kylie Walker to talk science advocacy, if prayer works for cancer treatment (spoiler it's probably science that works) and coming out as an alien!
If you could talk to an animal, what would you say? Well, we sat down for a beer with Professor Rob Magrath, who kinda actually can talk back to birds! Listen to find out more!
We sit down for a beer with Professor Daniel Shaddock, one of the team that discovered gravitational waves, and also now CEO of a start up that measures things to within a millionth of the width of an atom! Yay measurement!
Is our theme song racist? We sit down for a beer to find out with total music expert Professor Ken Lampl!
How good are you at infinity? We talk infinity, space, launching satellites and Hilbert's Hotel with Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at ANU, Professor Matthew Colless.
Have you ever been to Antarctica? Rod and Will haven't, but they spoke to Merryn McKinnon, who's just back! Also, we talk women and leadership in science because it's 100% related, and Rod is sad because he doesn't get a cabin boy.
The Wholesome Show is back, and we've got a ... strange thing to announce!
Part 1 of our live show 'Is the rhythm gunna get ya?', we sit down and explore the world of classical music with Tim Hollo.
An environmentalist and musician, Tim Hollo is founder of Green Music Australia and Executive Director of The Green Institute. He served as communications director for Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne, has been a board member of Greenpeace, and has worked for organisations including 350.org, Lock the Gate and Greenpeace. With FourPlay String Quartet, he has performed around the world, from dingy Melbourne pubs to the Sydney Opera House, from the Edinburgh Fringe to Carnegie Hall.
Also a bonus, check out one of Now to the Future by Fourplay at the end of this episode.
HOW TO CITE:
The Wholesome Show. (2016, November 24). '04 - Is the rhythm gunna get ya? With Tim Hollo!' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wholesomeshow.com/podcastyes/2016/11/24/04-is-the-rhythm-gunna-get-ya-with-tim-hollo
The Presidential Election is over, but OH BOY IS THERE A LOT TO DISCUSS.
We sit down for an intelligent beer with Professor William H Chafe, Dr Christine Wallace, and CJ Josh / Deb Mewett and explore everything that happened that made Donald Trump king.
HOW TO CITE:
The Wholesome Show. (2016, November 17). '03 - Hey America, what just happened?' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wholesomeshow.com/podcastyes/2016/11/17/03-hey-america-what-just-happened
You’ve probably already worked out that we at Team Wholesome have a lot of time to wonder about things. As independently mega-wealthy gentlefolk-of-learning, we often spend weeks lying around the Wholesome Luxury Resort and Day Spa® just wondering.
But what do we wonder about?
Well recently we’ve been wondering if there was any knowledge that humanity doesn't need. Or shouldn't have. Or does need but is too risky to find out about. Or that some people should have but others shouldn’t. And also, we mused, if there should be any restrictions on research and knowledge, just how the hell should we decide who does what and who gets to know about it?
It all started when we talked with a medical doctor who thinks prohibiting recreational drugs is a bad idea, and actively researches and lobbies for different approaches. Turns out some people are not at all happy about that. At all.
So we wondered further…
If he’s right, what else that people currently consider to be evil, bad and wrong might need a re-think? Should we actually be looking for the best and most wonderful recreational drugs we can imagine? Do we need to focus less on nice, safe things like kittens and cakes, and more on ‘nasty’ things, like how a psychopath’s mind works, or why ear wax tastes so bad?
Of course if we do the danger is that the facts we find about our world could be a wee bit confronting. They could suggest we should go in directions we really don't like.
Could all get a bit awkward, eh? That’s why in this episode we’re going to see if we actually can handle the truth.
How to cite:
The Wholesome Show. (2016, September 28). '02 - Can you handle the truth?' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wholesomeshow.com/podcastyes/2016/9/28/02-can-you-handle-the-truth
In the 70s we were all waiting for the oil to run out. And nuclear holocaust.
In the 80s we were all waiting for, well, nuclear holocaust.
In the 90s AIDS was 100% going to wipe out 80 billion people (even more than a nuclear holocaust).
Then along came the naughties and it was all about climate catastrophe (not quite nuclear, but very, very holocausty).
Now it seems global economic meltdown is the new big bad (no so much a holocaust as a dollarcaust <badoom tish>)
And of course alongside these horrors there’s biological weapons, terrorists, asteroids, antibiotic resistance, gay marriage, refugees, wind turbines and the music of Nickelback all poised to tip us into a dystopian nightmare so awful that even imagining it will kill you and literally all of your relatives.
These are just the things we thought of over our first sip of coffee this morning. And we ain’t even experts. Imagine what other bladder-emptying stuff might be waiting to pounce that only those really in the know, know.
At The Wholesome Show, we refuse to just sit around and not find out everything we can about how bad things can get. We’re going to talk to the clued-up people who can tell us things that will properly and thoroughly liquefy our bowels. But that’s not enough is it? It can’t all be doom and gloom. Luckily we’re also the kind of plucky investigative journalists* who want to uncover what the world is doing to prepare for all the pending icks. We don't just want to know about worst case scenarios, we want to see what smart folks are doing about it.
Scared enough to be intrigued? Come join us as we discover what’s the worst that can happen.
(*we are not even remotely journalists in fact we’re barely even investigative)
How to cite:
The Wholesome Show. (2016, August 24). '01 - What's the worst that could happen?' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wholesomeshow.com/podcastyes/2016/8/24/01-whats-the-worst-that-could-happen