Should soldiers obey every command? It depends on if they're about to kill Hitler, or clean out the inside of a fuel tank... We explore the world of military ethics and moral injury with military ethics and moral injury with military bioethicistist Rev. Dr. Nikki Coleman! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap. Communications Manager Ella Barnett!
Lily Dempster's got an idea for fixing climate change - yay! But you've got to talk to your neighbours to make it work (sad face). We sat down for a beer with her to hear how it works! Enjoy!
In New Zealand there is now a river (the Whanganui) that's a person - that means technically it can sue and be sued, even though it's only water! But it's also a lot more than that... We had a beer with Julia Talbot-Jones to find out more!
Ok we all have to know the names of the 8 planets. There's like Earth and Jupiter and the one that sounds like your bottbott. But do you know the names of the 9 dwarf planet and the possible new planet 9? We don't, but we learned some of their names! We sat down for a beer with Dr Brad Tucker from the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and citizen science wrangler extraordinaire! Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.
What happens when you cross rugby with basketball with ice hockey with American football with dodgeball with wrestling with Harry Potter? You get the booming sport of Quidditch (spoiler, no flying!). We sat down for a beer with the Australian Quidditch Captain James Mortensen to find out more. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.
It's a LIVE SHOW! We're discussing everything POST FACTY ALTY TRUTHY with this awesome panel of Brian Schmidt (Nobel prize winner and ANU VC), Katharine Murphy (Guardian Australia Political Editor), Anna-Maria Arabia (Australian Academy of Science CEO) and Joan Leach (Director of the Australia Political Editor), Anna-Maria Arabia (Australian Academy of Science CEO) and Joan Leach (Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science)! (Also lol, this panel involves our boss and our boss-boss-boss, fingers crossed we don't get fired after this). The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.
How to cite:
The Wholesome Show. (2017, April 20). 'Live Show! Post Fact Alternative Truthiness' [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wholesomeshow.com/podcastyes/2017/05/16/
Ok sometimes as a legit researcher you're required to hide behind a curtain and watch while kids play! We sat down with Dr Sara Quinn who did just that, to find out when and how and why and where kids learn to do the language thing. Enjoy! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap.
I don't mean to alarm you, but some insect hunting entomologists (in the 1960s mind you) hunted horseflies with 10m long bug nets in the nude. Yep, butt nekkid. We sat down for a beer with CSIRO's Dr Bryan Lessard, AKA Bry The Fly Guy, AKA namer of the Beyonce Fly.
Have you ever seen a fat physicist? It's ok if you have, but geez some of the physicists we've seen know their way around a sledgehammer. We had a beer with Dr Nick Robins today, who's as happy with laser cooled atoms as he is with smashing concrete for science. Enjoy!
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