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Podcast Profile: Ockham’s Razor

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250 episodes
2018 to 2024
Median: 11 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Ockham’s Razor is a soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Scientific research and industry insights • Conservation and rewilding • Space and citizen science • Epigenetics and chronic disease • Fun, inclusive science • First Nations contributions • Environmental challenges • Emerging technologies • Health innovations • Unique scientific applications

This podcast, titled "Ockham’s Razor," offers a platform for insightful and diverse short talks on various aspects of science, presented by individuals with expertise in their fields. The content ranges widely, encompassing themes such as research, industry developments, and science policy. Episodes delve into environmental science, touching on issues like conserving native species through rewilding, the impact of space junk, and the influence of human activity on freshwater ecosystems. The podcast also explores the intersection of science with technology and innovation, discussing topics like epigenetics, radio astronomy, and advancements in bioengineering.

In addition to addressing purely scientific discourse, the podcast frequently emphasizes the interplay between science and society. This includes discussions on the role of citizen science, the importance of representation and inclusivity in scientific communities, and the integration of First Nations knowledge in modern scientific practices. Furthermore, episodes highlight applied science in everyday life, such as the potential of yeast in bio-manufacturing, microfluidic technologies for drug trials, and creative conservation strategies for small urban spaces.

The podcast also ventures into human health, with episodes focusing on pioneering treatments for diseases like glaucoma and bowel cancer, understanding mental health trauma, and exploring equitable opportunities in health and science careers. The use of creative mediums, such as theater in community health initiatives, underscores the podcast's innovative approach to disseminating scientific knowledge.

Overall, "Ockham’s Razor" offers wide-ranging and thought-provoking content that not only informs but also challenges listeners to consider the broader implications and applications of scientific research in various facets of life and society.


Episodes:
Some news about Ockham's Razor and introducing Quick Smart
2024-Mar-06

Satellites, citizen science and space
2023-Dec-16
11 minutes
What should rewilding look like in Australia?
2023-Dec-09
11 minutes
If DNA is the sheet music, epigenetics is the conductor
2023-Dec-02
11 minutes
Making science fun isn't oversimplifying it
2023-Nov-25
11 minutes
Examining the labels we put on science
2023-Nov-18
11 minutes
Imagine you're a snowflake...
2023-Nov-11
11 minutes
What radio and space research have in common
2023-Nov-04
10 minutes
Big conservation in small spaces
2023-Oct-28
11 minutes
The giant urine battery, and other art-science fusions
2023-Oct-21
11 minutes
The ancient story of Prometheus still has lessons today
2023-Oct-14
11 minutes
Yeast: a manufacturing powerhouse
2023-Oct-07
11 minutes
Episode Image The creatures in the ocean's twilight zone
2023-Sep-30
11 minutes
What fool's gold can tell us about the origins of life
2023-Sep-23
11 minutes
A peek into the future of glaucoma treatment
2023-Sep-16
10 minutes
What microfluidics can do for you
2023-Sep-09
11 minutes
How do you brew
2023-Sep-02
10 minutes
Thinking of the earth like a vanilla slice
2023-Aug-26
11 minutes
Why would we need a celestial lighthouse?
2023-Aug-19
11 minutes
Safety, science and a platypus
2023-Aug-12
11 minutes
When AI surprises a software engineer
2023-Aug-05
12 minutes
Advancing women's health with mice?
2023-Jul-29
11 minutes
Peeking inside unhappy Aussie knees
2023-Jul-22
11 minutes
What can hot springs tell us about the origins of life?
2023-Jul-15
12 minutes
Indigenous voices in water planning
2023-Jul-08
11 minutes
Crashes, collisions and earthquakes: an engineering challenge
2023-Jul-01
11 minutes
Mussels: Not exactly cute, but definitely important
2023-Jun-24
11 minutes
Stone tools and secrets of the past
2023-Jun-17
11 minutes
Including First Nations voices must be more than just lip service
2023-Jun-10
10 minutes
The science of ice cream
2023-Jun-03
9 minutes
How trauma harms and how to heal
2023-May-27
12 minutes
Inspiring the next generation of deadly scientists
2023-May-20
11 minutes
Investigating murder mysteries with… bugs?
2023-May-13
11 minutes
The hidden cost of fish and chips
2023-May-06
11 minutes
Creating equity on the pathway to science careers
2023-Apr-29
10 minutes
Could a planet like Luke Skywalker's exist in our universe?
2023-Apr-22
9 minutes
Everything you ever (or never) wanted to know about ticks
2023-Apr-15
11 minutes
Waterways are teeming with life - how can we protect them?
2023-Apr-08
11 minutes
Tiny creatures have a big conservation problem
2023-Apr-01
11 minutes
An Atom's Eye View
2023-Mar-25
11 minutes
Meteorites and meteor-wrongs
2023-Mar-18
11 minutes
When bias in science is a good thing
2023-Mar-11
11 minutes
The coral reef you didn't know you needed to know about
2023-Mar-04
11 minutes
Choosing the science story we want to tell
2023-Feb-25
10 minutes
Is this a job for AI or humans?
2023-Feb-18
11 minutes
Representation is key if we want health equity
2023-Feb-11
11 minutes
Rats, sharks and snails: The teeth dentists are envious of
2023-Feb-04
11 minutes
Theatre and community health: the unexpected duo
2023-Jan-28
10 minutes
Harnessing microbes to fight bowel cancer
2022-Dec-17
10 minutes
An echidna investigation
2022-Dec-10
11 minutes
The magic of storytelling in… maths?
2022-Dec-03
10 minutes
Episode Image The ideology of wilderness 'destroying this continent'
2022-Nov-26
11 minutes
Sleeping your way to better relationships
2022-Nov-19
10 minutes
How terms like "anti-vax" can be unhelpful
2022-Nov-12
11 minutes
Psychedelics to treat eating disorders?
2022-Nov-05
11 minutes
Crocodiles and the question of conservation
2022-Oct-29
11 minutes
How to survive the dating scene as a male spider
2022-Oct-22
10 minutes
Music to lift your mood
2022-Oct-15
11 minutes
What can hot springs tell us about the origins of life?
2022-Oct-08
11 minutes
What's that on the weather radar, besides rain?
2022-Oct-01
10 minutes
Smart technology: From clean room to your bedroom
2022-Sep-24
11 minutes
When malaria policy gets personal
2022-Sep-17
11 minutes
Pig-nosed turtles, rabid poodles and other adventures in ecology
2022-Sep-10
11 minutes
The value of communicating science well
2022-Sep-03
10 minutes
Could degraded soil be helping drive climate change?
2022-Aug-27
11 minutes
Episode Image The art and science of taxidermy
2022-Aug-20
10 minutes
Episode Image Using drones to deliver essential medical supplies
2022-Aug-13

Episode Image Meet the dolphins and whales of the Top End
2022-Aug-06
10 minutes
Episode Image Climate change and our health
2022-Jul-30
9 minutes
Episode Image Better screening for autism
2022-Jul-23
10 minutes
Episode Image Hunting for a missing Aussie mouse
2022-Jul-16
11 minutes
Episode Image Peeking inside unhappy Aussie knees
2022-Jul-09
11 minutes
Episode Image Indigenous voices in water planning
2022-Jul-02
11 minutes
Episode Image Australia's place in the future of radio astronomy
2022-Jun-25
11 minutes
Episode Image Parasites in your favourite dish
2022-Jun-18
11 minutes
Episode Image Harnessing the power of exercise to preserve your retina
2022-Jun-11
10 minutes
Episode Image The ideology of wilderness 'destroying this continent'
2022-Jun-04
11 minutes
Episode Image What's the future without planning?
2022-May-28
11 minutes
Episode Image The 'science donut'
2022-May-21
9 minutes
Episode Image Pandemic preparation and the data pyramid
2022-May-14
11 minutes
Episode Image Sex in a changing world
2022-May-07
10 minutes
Episode Image Australia's future in space
2022-Apr-30
10 minutes
Episode Image Lessons from the Para-powerlifters
2022-Apr-23
9 minutes
Episode Image The mindblowing physics you may not have heard of
2022-Apr-16
10 minutes
Episode Image Climate adaptation: how this 'ugly cousin' went from zero to ... hero?
2022-Apr-09
9 minutes
Episode Image Why Australia is the lucky country when it comes to snakes
2022-Apr-02
11 minutes
Episode Image Unseen minerals all around us
2022-Mar-26
11 minutes
Episode Image Hiding drugs in nanomaterials to repair brains
2022-Mar-19
12 minutes
Episode Image Artificial intelligence, sound design and creativity
2022-Mar-12
11 minutes
Episode Image The mental health seesaw
2022-Mar-05
11 minutes
Episode Image Artificial muscles and medical devices
2022-Feb-26
11 minutes
Episode Image We've let down our kids when it comes to healthy food
2022-Feb-19
11 minutes
Episode Image Knowledge through the generations
2022-Feb-12
9 minutes
Episode Image Stone tools and secrets of the past
2022-Feb-05
11 minutes
Episode Image Queue-jumping gobies and us
2022-Jan-29
11 minutes
Episode Image Soil your undies!
2021-Dec-18
9 minutes
Episode Image How music affects your brain and body
2021-Dec-11
10 minutes
Episode Image Bringing passion back to learning
2021-Dec-04
9 minutes
Episode Image Understanding cancer to improve the way we treat it
2021-Nov-27
11 minutes
Humans as part of nature
2021-Nov-20
11 minutes
Episode Image Salami smuggling in Papua New Guinea
2021-Nov-13
11 minutes
Episode Image The handsome beast — and other enigmatica
2021-Nov-06
11 minutes
Making better decisions to help the Great Barrier Reef
2021-Oct-30
11 minutes
Episode Image Garden hose, acrobatic ants and a piece of string
2021-Oct-23
10 minutes
Episode Image Disappearing sea snakes
2021-Oct-16
11 minutes
Episode Image Finding kindness on the backroads of Bangladesh
2021-Oct-09
11 minutes
Episode Image The gut microbiome ... of bees
2021-Oct-02
11 minutes
Episode Image Better living through chemistry?
2021-Sep-25
10 minutes
Our vast underwater forests at risk
2021-Sep-18
11 minutes
Episode Image Startups, innovation and regional Australia
2021-Sep-11
9 minutes
Episode Image Dogs, devils and contagious cancers
2021-Sep-04
11 minutes
Episode Image How music affects your brain and body
2021-Aug-28
10 minutes
Healthy humans, healthy environment
2021-Aug-21
11 minutes
Episode Image The myth that Australia doesn't have earthquakes
2021-Aug-14
11 minutes
Tigers, leopards and unforeseen consequences
2021-Aug-07
11 minutes
Episode Image Resilient farms and water worries
2021-Jul-31
11 minutes
Episode Image Hiding drugs in nanomaterials to repair brains
2021-Jul-24
11 minutes
How communities can recover from disasters like bushfires and COVID-19
2021-Jul-17
11 minutes
Episode Image Unseen minerals all around us
2021-Jul-10
11 minutes
Episode Image Food supply in a pandemic
2021-Jul-03
11 minutes
Episode Image Bringing passion back to learning
2021-Jun-26
9 minutes
Episode Image Is there a future for brown coal?
2021-Jun-19
11 minutes
Trolling, cyber-abuse and radical empathy
2021-Jun-12
11 minutes
Episode Image The cost of trust
2021-Jun-05
9 minutes
Humans as part of nature
2021-May-29
11 minutes
Will I get better?
2021-May-22
10 minutes
Episode Image Understanding cancer to improve the way we treat it
2021-May-15
11 minutes
Episode Image What the Stone Age can teach us about waste management
2021-May-08
11 minutes
Episode Image Reconnecting with nature
2021-May-01
11 minutes
Episode Image The romantic self-saboteur
2021-Apr-24
10 minutes
Episode Image Soil your undies!
2021-Apr-17
9 minutes
Episode Image Breaking open big data
2021-Apr-10
9 minutes
A fossil mystery
2021-Apr-03
11 minutes
Episode Image The mental health seesaw
2021-Mar-27
11 minutes
Episode Image Garden hose, acrobatic ants and a piece of string
2021-Mar-20
10 minutes
Episode Image The handsome beast — and other enigmatica
2021-Mar-13
11 minutes
Episode Image Salami smuggling in Papua New Guinea
2021-Mar-06
11 minutes
Episode Image Disappearing sea snakes
2021-Feb-27
11 minutes
Episode Image Finding kindness on the backroads of Bangladesh
2021-Feb-20
11 minutes
Episode Image Tiny but mighty
2021-Feb-13
11 minutes
Episode Image Aged care — giving families a voice
2021-Feb-06
9 minutes
Episode Image How do top cricketers stay mentally sharp?
2021-Jan-30
10 minutes
Episode Image A meme of sand and hope
2020-Dec-19
10 minutes
The Frankenstein postdoc
2020-Dec-12
9 minutes
Making better decisions to help the Great Barrier Reef
2020-Dec-05
11 minutes
Life after Earth ... for capitalists
2020-Nov-28
11 minutes
The case of L Ron Hubbard v Science
2020-Nov-21
11 minutes
Episode Image Einstein's physics for kids
2020-Nov-14
11 minutes
Wind farms and a community divided
2020-Nov-07
11 minutes
Bridging the discipline divide
2020-Oct-31
11 minutes
Tackling obesity with a twist
2020-Oct-24
11 minutes
The brilliant mind of Oliver Sacks
2020-Oct-17
11 minutes
Episode Image Using virtual reality to explore your insides
2020-Oct-10
11 minutes
Episode Image The economic impact of refugees
2020-Oct-03
11 minutes
Clean coal?
2020-Sep-26
11 minutes
Episode Image Nature, nurture and gender
2020-Sep-19
11 minutes
Episode Image Baron, scholar, spy
2020-Sep-12
10 minutes
Episode Image Traditional medicine and malaria
2020-Sep-05
11 minutes
Episode Image John Stapp, the daredevil who pushed our understanding of G forces.
2020-Aug-29
11 minutes
Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani.
2020-Aug-22
11 minutes
Episode Image The complexity of pregnancy
2020-Aug-15
8 minutes
Episode Image From the lab to the patient
2020-Aug-08
11 minutes
Episode Image New stemsation: do stem cells live up to the hype?
2020-Aug-01
9 minutes
Episode Image We need to open science up to everyone
2020-Jul-25
11 minutes
Episode Image Romancing the stars
2020-Jul-18
11 minutes
Episode Image Fertility drugs and nuns' wee
2020-Jul-11
11 minutes
Episode Image The Titanic and beyond
2020-Jul-04
11 minutes
The future is fungus
2020-Jun-27
10 minutes
To catch a (wildlife) thief
2020-Jun-20
11 minutes
Algorithms that make art
2020-Jun-13
11 minutes
Episode Image The big bran theory
2020-Jun-06
10 minutes
A vaccine for gonorrhoea?
2020-May-30
8 minutes
Awe-inspiring weather with Nate Byrne
2020-May-23
10 minutes
Episode Image Venturing to a breakaway iceberg
2020-May-16
11 minutes
Episode Image A pinch of salt with that news headline, please
2020-May-09
10 minutes
How to build your own satellite
2020-May-02
10 minutes
Episode Image A meme of sand and hope
2020-Apr-25
10 minutes
Creating the perfect sports team
2020-Apr-18
11 minutes
Can a river sing?
2020-Apr-11
12 minutes
Episode Image Moving beyond 'us' and 'them'
2020-Apr-04
8 minutes
Episode Image Fire, hope and healing
2020-Mar-28
10 minutes
Episode Image People, animals and pandemics
2020-Mar-21
11 minutes
Forensic archaeology
2020-Mar-14
11 minutes
Episode Image How to run a research institute
2020-Mar-07
10 minutes
Episode Image Is all freshwater up for grabs?
2020-Feb-29
11 minutes
Episode Image How to fake acupuncture
2020-Feb-22
11 minutes
Episode Image The future is one part tequila
2020-Feb-15
12 minutes
Episode Image Is eating meat bad for you?
2020-Feb-08
11 minutes
Episode Image The greatest time machine ever invented
2020-Feb-01
8 minutes
Episode Image Down with war ... on cancer
2020-Jan-25
11 minutes
Episode Image It could happen to your child
2019-Dec-14
11 minutes
Episode Image Einstein's physics for kids
2019-Dec-07
11 minutes
Green energy for lazy people
2019-Nov-30
11 minutes
HealthLit4Kids
2019-Nov-23
12 minutes
Tackling obesity with a twist
2019-Nov-16
12 minutes
The end of tobacco smoking
2019-Nov-09
12 minutes
Nudity, easels and the science of embodiment
2019-Nov-02
12 minutes
Life after Earth ... for capitalists
2019-Oct-26
12 minutes
The downside of good science communication
2019-Oct-19
11 minutes
The complexity of pregnancy
2019-Oct-12
8 minutes
New stemsation: do stem cells live up to the hype?
2019-Oct-05
9 minutes
From the lab to the patient
2019-Sep-28
11 minutes
The other microbiome ...
2019-Sep-21
10 minutes
The secrets hidden in crystals
2019-Sep-14
12 minutes
The case of L Ron Hubbard V Science
2019-Sep-08
11 minutes
Today no one got eaten.
2019-Aug-31
10 minutes
Where do ideas come from?
2019-Aug-24
8 minutes
John Snow and the Broad St pump
2019-Aug-17
12 minutes
Thomas Harriot: England's Galileo
2019-Aug-10
11 minutes
Romancing the stars
2019-Aug-03
11 minutes
The Titanic and beyond
2019-Jul-27
11 minutes
Tackling cancer with maths
2019-Jul-20
11 minutes
Silicosis is NOT the new asbestosis
2019-Jul-13
11 minutes
Fertility drugs and nuns' wee
2019-Jul-06
11 minutes
Jobs in the age of intelligent machines
2019-Jun-29
10 minutes
To catch a (wildlife) thief
2019-Jun-22
11 minutes
The future is fungus
2019-Jun-15
10 minutes
When anaesthetists can't sleep ...
2019-Jun-08
11 minutes
Reimagining the thylacine
2019-Jun-02
11 minutes
Algorithms that make art
2019-May-25
11 minutes
What's in a name?
2019-May-18
11 minutes
The truth about Australia's megafaunal extinctions
2019-May-11
11 minutes
Can animals save the planet?
2019-May-04
11 minutes
The fallout from nuclear nations
2019-Apr-27
10 minutes
Life, the universe and astrophysics
2019-Apr-20
11 minutes
Tips for surviving the robot apocalypse
2019-Apr-13
11 minutes
Why aren't we living in sustainable cities?
2019-Apr-06
11 minutes
DNA ancestry testing and race
2019-Mar-30
11 minutes
A tale of frozen sperm
2019-Mar-23
10 minutes
Protecting the eastern bettong
2019-Mar-16
8 minutes
The big bran theory
2019-Mar-10
11 minutes
Where will Australia's space industry be in 30 years?
2019-Mar-02
11 minutes
The 'deficit discourse' of Indigenous health
2019-Feb-23
9 minutes
The internet and your memory
2019-Feb-16
9 minutes
Training intensive care patients like elite athletes
2019-Feb-09
11 minutes
'Problem finders' for the wicked challenges ahead
2019-Feb-02
10 minutes
Beatrix Potter's mushroom obsession
2019-Jan-26
11 minutes
Facts, fear, fake news and Facebook
2019-Jan-19
11 minutes
Stealing from the wellness gurus
2019-Jan-12
9 minutes
The tricky business of cancer research
2019-Jan-05
12 minutes
Awe-inspiring weather with Nate Byrne
2018-Dec-29
10 minutes
I stress, you stress, how do we stress less?
2018-Dec-22
11 minutes
Venturing to a breakaway iceberg
2018-Dec-15
11 minutes
Stop being so nano-phobic
2018-Dec-08
10 minutes
Should we manipulate the genes of other species?
2018-Dec-01
11 minutes
Regional museums inspire the next generation of scientists
2018-Nov-24
11 minutes
Storytelling that changes the world
2018-Nov-17
11 minutes
Episode Image A war that will never be over
2018-Nov-10
11 minutes
Sniffing your breath to detect disease
2018-Nov-03
11 minutes
Alcohol, pregnancy and parenting
2018-Oct-28
9 minutes