Since World War One, countries around the world have been broadcasting mysterious numerical messages via shortwave radio. These coded messages are meant for undercover agents operating abroad. And one particular Russian station may have an even more sinister purpose. Featuring computer engineer Andrus Aaslaid, historian Maris Goldmanis, and documentary photographer Lewis Bush.
People with perfect or "absolute" pitch hear every single sound as a precise musical note. Is this extraordinary talent a blessing or a curse? In this episode, we dive into the neuroscience, pluses and pitfalls of absolute pitch. Featuring neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and Grammy-winning musician Jacob Collier.
The Conspiracy Virus looks at the proliferation of misinformation and conspiracy theory, through two topical and vitally important issues: vaccines and climate change. The series reveals the diverse reasons people come to distrust science and mainstream media, and the complex networks of information that draw people deeper in.
In July 1980 Australian history was made when a group of blue collar women took on BHP. The women wanted to work alongside the men at the Port Kembla steel works. And so began the nation's longest running anti-discrimination case. The protest was unprecedented. 40 years later, the triumphant women tell their story.
The signature is one of the most fundamental tools used by the law to authenticate or identify a person. But strangely, the law struggles to define what exactly a signature is. I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how Australia's legal system has been inconsistent in how it has interpreted signatures of Indigenous people.
Death, money and family are the key elements in any last will and testament. But they make for a killer cocktail that unleashes a special force not present in any other part of the law. I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how the law determines your last wishes through some truly unusual cases.
I am co-producer of the podcast Brain on Nature. The six-part narrative documentary presents science and research around the relationship between of nature and the human brain. Brain on Nature is an independent self-funded podcast. We have received widespread critical acclaim across the world.
My Mother's Kitchen is a kind of deconstructed podcast cum roll-a-ball game mashup that centres on stories from the childhood kitchens of eight LGBTQI+ individuals. I produced it in partnership with Maeve Marsden’s Queerstories and Google’s Creative Lab.
I produced this piece with Jason L'Ecuyer for KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race in 2019. It's a short piece on what it's like to find out you have cancer, then fight it. "You're going to have to have chemo, but it's going to be pretty chill. That's the way he sold it to me".
For NAIDOC week 2018, I conducted interviews with prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and produced the audio to feature their stories on the Google Assistant.