EAGG 19th April 2015

Hosts: Dr Krystal, Dr, Kathryn, Dr Jen, Dr Shane

News items: The possible origins of antibacterial resistance, How does the skeletal muscles respond to a high fat diet?, New research in the placebo effect, Earthquake warning from mobile phones.

First guest: Chiara Paviolo, PhD. The most common treatments for cancer are surgery or a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Recently, gold nanoparticles have been employed in cancer cell therapy under laser illumination or as drug delivery systems.  We showed that gold nanorods can also inhibit cell proliferation through a mechanical blocking of receptor clustering. Membrane receptors are proteins that provide the first line of communication between the extracellular environment and the cell cytoplasm.

Second guest: Dr Natalie Thorne is a statistician, and mother to three young children.  She had an early interest in genetics during her Bachelor of Science degree in the late 90's.  She worked with Professor Terry Speed, a world renowned bioinformatician and statistician, when she was in second year university. She went on to complete her Honours and PhD work in bioinformatics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute with Terry.

Third guest:Professor Jo Douglas, Head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy, Royal Melbourne Hospital. Jo Douglass is a specialist physician who is Head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne and Research Associate at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute.  She undertook medical training at Monash University and specialist physician training in Allergy and Respiratory Medicine in Australia and the UK, receiving her MD in 2000 with a thesis based on bench-top immunology and continues to contribute to publications and clinical research. She is a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and a former President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).  Her current research projects are in severe asthma, allergies and immune deficiencies.  She also maintains an active clinical practice. 



Remember, “Science is everywhere”, including:



and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM

Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_-_19_April_2015.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 4:46 AM

On this week's episode Dr Shane and the team discuss dormant hair follicles, the resurrection of the brontosaurus, determining causes for population height change and the economics of reinvigorating ancient canal systems.

Special guest Emily Rochette from Melbourne Girls Grammar talks about teaching science and technology incorporating social media.

Lastly, Dr Stephen Leslie from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute discusses his work (from the cover of Nature!) in which he created the first detailed genetic map of a complete population.

All this and much more on yet another jam-packed episode!


Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150412.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:00 AM

Dr Shane, Dr Chromo, Emily P & Dr Ray discuss the lunar eclipse; Autism Awareness Month and inflammitary diseases, and possible links with bleach and food additives; the NASA Swift Satellite's 10 year anniversary; fur seals attacking sharks; plants that synchronise with the moon; and reviving ancient remedies.

They also discuss the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and Dr Chromo reports from his experiences at a conference about the effects of alcohol on fetal development (FASD).

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo


Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150405.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 1:00 AM

Dr Shane and Dr Crystal discuss the 'Value of Science' and how it's more to the average person than just free Wifi and GPS. Followed by possibly the ultimate control experiment spanning over 12 months and involving identical twins and NASA.

First Guest: Dr Beth Healey - Live from Antarctica,  Concordia Base. Beth discusses the land based space experiment, isolated and at high altitude for 9 months including 3 months of complete darkness.

Second Guest: Dr Jo Abbott - Research Fellow, Health Psychologist & Acting Deputy Director at the National E-Therapy Centre for Swinburne University of Technology. Jo discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Insomnia and sending things into space.

Third Guest: Dr Christoph Rudiger - Senior Lecturer Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. Christoph discusses hydrology and working with NASA using satellites to measure water levels in soil.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-GO-GO-20150329.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 6:47 AM

Dr Chromo and Dr Ray join Dr Shane in the studio.

In news: the jury is back in on homeopathy - it doesn’t work.
Australian science made it into Nature this week for not funding their scientific infrastructure. Time for science to fight back.

Today's guest is Emily Petroff from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburn University. Emily works with telescopes and radio astronomy instrumentation to look for short timescale events in the radio sky, like pulsars; and a new type of object called fast radio bursts. Bright, single bursts that appear to originate billions of light years away.

Support Dr Chromo in the World’s Greatest Shave.

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150315.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 10:09 AM

Dr Shane, Dr Jen, Dr Ray and Dr Catherine discuss ultrasound technology to treat Alzheimer’s disease, how brain chemistry relates to empathy, quasicrystals in meteorites and the  mars one project.

First guest: Dr Michelle Smith, School of Botany and Ecology, University of Maine, USA (via Skype call). Michelle discusses active learning techniques being tested to improve student engagement.

Second guest: Joe Micallef, Victorian State Manager of Engineering Australia, discusses the wonderful  “SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge” program.


Third guest: Adam Taylor, Centre for Micro-Photonics, Swinburne University discusses how gold particles stability is under question due to their peculiar reshaping behaviour below melting points.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150322.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 8:51 AM

EAGG 8th March 2015


Hosts: Dr Shane, Dr Krystal, Dr Lauren, Chris KP.


News items: Welcome to International Womens Day, The effect of federal funding cuts, Researchers have found a new fossil in Ethiopia dated back to 2.8 million years ago, Use of tools changed the physiology of the human jaw bone and teeth, A new/old moth family discovered Aenigmatinea glatzella. On one island. On one tree, The DAWN space craft has been put into orbit around Dwarf Planet Ceres.


First guest:Maree Treadwell Kerr, Bat Night Coordinator Australasian Bat Society Inc


Australasian Bat Night is a series of local community events throughout Australasia held over the months of March and April (and into May) to raise awareness of bats both the large flying foxes and the small insectivorous microbats, both of which carry out essential eco-services. This week there are events in Parramatta and Melbourne (Flying fox count) on evening of Wednesday 4 March and on 7 March in Berri SA.  More events can be found at http://ausbats.org.au/find-a-bat-night-event/4560496090


Second guest: Heather Maginn, Melbourne Aquarium.


On Friday the 13th of March, SEA LIFE Trust Melbourne will be holding their inaugural Ocean Fundraising Gala at the incredible SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. This cocktail event will be supporting White Tag and their Great White Shark tagging and tracking program.http://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/news/gala-dinner-for-white-shark/


Third guest: Dr Karli Treyvaud, Senior Research Officer and Team Leader, Clinical Psychologist (MAPS) Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


“My research has advanced understanding of child and parent outcomes after preterm birth beyond the perinatal period, and provided contemporary evidence for the critical importance of parenting to outcomes for high-risk children. My research indicated that warm, synchronous parenting was associated with better cognitive and social-emotional development in 2 year old very preterm children.”


Other items: Wednesday 11th March at 10:30


How is new genetics transforming the diagnoses of rare genetic diseases?




Science is everywhere, including:






and every Sunday at 11a.m AEST on RRR 102.7mHz FM


Direct download: Einstein_A_Go_Go_8th_March.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 8:59 AM

On this (retrospective Valentines Day) episode Dr Shane, Dr Lauren, Dr Catherine and Chris KP talk eye research and contact lenses that help people with macular degeneration, research that talks about back pain and distraction and sea slugs!

Guests include Fiona Russell - a vaccines expert from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, James Goodridge talks the science of birds and author and academic Professor Kate White talks about women in science. 

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150215.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 9:48 AM

On this week's show, Dr Shane, Dr Lauren and Dr Catherine discuss how precious metals move under the surface of the earth, the perception of colours, light (and dresses), preventing peanut allergies and... how to transplant a human head.

Guests include Jacqui Young from the Mount Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre, discussing the preservation of threatened species, Thomas McCoy from the School of Chemistry at Monash University, discussing water purification using graphene and Vera Ignjatovic from the Haematology Research Team within the Melbourne Children's Campus, discussing blood clots in children (and how they differ from those in adults).


Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150301.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Dr Shane, Dr Jen and Dr Ray bring you all that's hot in science - parasites that are migrating due to climate change, the Queensland cyclones (with Andrea Peace from the Bureau of Meteorology), using lasers instead of sparkplugs, the continuing effect of UV rays after sun exposure, and the Growing Tall Poppies program's call for mentors.

They are joined by Ben Sanders, Wildlife Conservation Officer with Zoos Victoria, who described the Guardian Dog project that the zoo is currently trialling- a plan to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction and get it back in to the wild using Maremma Guardian Sheep Dogs.

The team welcome Dr Katie Mack, DECRA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Physics, University of Melbourne, to talk about dark matter, and the grand plan to build a dark matter detector in Victoria.

Finally they were joined in the studio by Louisa Di Pietro, Group Leader at the Genetic Support Network of Victoria, to describe how they deliver services to Victorians impacted by genetic and rare diseases, in the leadup to Rare Disease Day on Feb 28.

Program page: http://www.rrr.org.au/program/einstein-a-go-go/
Facebook page: Einstein A Go Go
Twitter: https://twitter.com/einstein_agogo 

Direct download: Einstein-A-Go-Go-20150222.mp3
Category:Einstein A Go Go -- posted at: 12:00 AM


About Us

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 Over The Shop

In their reclining years, two old gasbags have a scratch and a cack while firing up and kicking back. Subjects - media stuff, real life and anything in between ...with Stew Farrell & Leaping Larry L
(view | subscribe)

Along For The Ride

A show about cycling for anyone who has ever thought about riding a bike.
...with Sublime, Sturmey-Archer & Dr Dew
(view | subscribe)

Aural Text Interviews

Stand out interviews from Triple R's books and spoken word program
...with Alicia Sometimes and Lorin Clarke
(view | subscribe)

Banana Lounge Broadcasting

Banana Lounge Podcasting. Everything you'd expect from the Lounge, minus the music.
(view | subscribe)

Best Music Interviews

Some of the best interviews from Triple R music programs over the last week pulled together in one podcast.
(view | subscribe)


All the Breakfaster highlights that you need to start the day. At any time of the day!
...with your hosts Jacinta Parsons, Lorin Clarke and Stew Farrell
(view | subscribe)

Byte Into It

Computer news, product reviews and clues for roaming that information superhighway (or gravel track).
...with Rose Paton & Georgia Webster also Mike Bantick, Ed Borland, Andrew Fish, Keren Flavell, Byron Scullin, Jay McCormak, Chuck Tetaz , Paul Callaghan & Ben Finney
(view | subscribe)

Comedy Obscura

Three lovers of comedy unite to talk about humour and bring you interviews with purveyors of laughter.
...Pete, Kate & Gerry
(view | subscribe)

Dirty Deeds

Talking all matters horticultural in unique Triple R style and taking your calls seeking green fingered advice.
...with Digga, Olive & Laurel
(view | subscribe)

Eat It!

Foodie stuffs.
...with Cameron Smith and guests
(view | subscribe)

Einstein A Go Go

Weird and wonderful science! Discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.
...with Dr Andi, Dr Shane & additives
(view | subscribe)

Film Buffs Forecast

The cutting edge of contemporary and historical cinema/film, TV, video, DVD, reviews, film events, local and overseas guests.
...Paul Harris & Team
(view | subscribe)


Naturopathic advice & talkback
...with Gill Stannard & Nicole Findlay
(view | subscribe)

Lime Champions

Stylish comedy for men and women looking to add some confusion to their lives.
...It features, in numerical order: Josh Earl, Damien Lawlor, and ladio herself Eva Johansen.
(view | subscribe)

Nothing Rhymes With RRR

"Poetry has a sexier outfit on and people are starting to take notice." From song lyrics, to poetry on pillows to greeting cards, wedding vows, advertising, cafe poets and slam, poetry is everywhere! Nothing Rhymes with RRR is a place for emerging poets to shine, a place where you get your monthly language and poetry fix and a chance for all of us to rekindle that poet inside.
...with Eliza Hull and Jess Rizzi
(view | subscribe)

Off The Record

Music news and interviews with Brian Wise.
(view | subscribe)

On Air Bookclub

The Grapevine's On Air Bookclub, broadcasts monthly on Monday mornings at 10.30am, with Kulja Coulston, Donna Morabito and Josh Earl bangin' on about their latest read, and listener bookclubbers ringing and emailing in their 20 cents worth.
(view | subscribe)

Plato's Cave

Plato's Cave is a film criticism show presented by film critics Thomas Caldwell, Josh Nelson, Cerise Howard and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. Each week the team record a half hour show where they take a critical eye to recent cinema and DVD releases, followed up by a debate on an issue relating to film and film criticism. Informed, passionate, accessible and fun; Plato's Cave is a must for all serious and not-so-serious cinephiles.
(view | subscribe)


Triple R's monthly guide to the world of wine is on hiatus. Unfortunately the presenters and producers of Plonk have too many other commitments to continue podcasting for the time being. Plonk may still appear on your radio over summer but for now, Plonk is Plunk.
...with Duncan Buchanan & Barney Flanders
(view | subscribe)

Radio Marinara

Radio Marinara is about our marine and coastal world. Starting in late 1996, Radio Marinara has long had a tradition of bringing you a quirky but informative look at all that is marine and coastal.
...Anthony Boxshall, Bron Burton & team RM
(view | subscribe)

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 Dr Mal Practice, BabyDoc, McZiff, Dr Malice, Dr SK, Dr VooDoo, Dr Autonomy and The Tallman.
(view | subscribe)


One-off content from outside our regular range of podcasts including documentaries and community events.
(view | subscribe)

The Architects

Talk about buildings, places and stuff...
...with Simon Knott and Stuart Harrison with Rory Hyde
(view | subscribe)

The aRRRts pod

Highlights from the station's arts content plus podcast only arts interviews and reviews
(view | subscribe)

The Spin

They're back! Examining the worlds of politics and corporate media management.
...Richo, Delilah, Little Boy & friends
(view | subscribe)

Vital Vital Bits

A taste of Triple R's weekend breakfast, Vital Bits.
...with the one and only Tim Thorpe and regular guests
(view | subscribe)

Zero G

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Historical. Popular culture, TV, books, magazines and toys.
(view | subscribe)




April 2015
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

Play most recent podcast