Vectorology and gene therapy, Dr Leszek Lisowski — WOAE083

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An explanation of vectorology and genome editing and how viral vectors are used in gene therapy. Dr Leszek Lisowski is a molecular biologist who is Group Leader of Translational Vectorology at the Children’s Medical Research Institute and Manager of its Vector and Genome Engineering Facility.

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Beverly Hills 90210 with Liz Marques — WOAE082

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A nostalgia trip for those who lived through it and a cheat sheet for those seeking an introduction to the premise and characters of the TV series Beverly Hills 90210. This conversation with pop culture aficionado Liz Marques is a primer for watching the reboot, BH90210.

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Podcasting Q&A with middle school students — WOAE081

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Answering questions asked by Year 8 students from Christian College, Geelong about the processes of creating a podcast. The students are researching, scripting and recording their own podcasts for a Digital News unit of study.

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Below are time markers for sections and questions to help the students find the most relevant parts for their assignments.

00:00–01:48 Introduction

01:48–04:48 Script writing

04:48–09:35 Sounds and voices

09:35–11:42 Structure

11:42–17:58 Generating ideas

17:58–19:20  Research

19:20–21:30 Key tips

21:30–23:00 Final thoughts

Special thanks the to the Geelong Cats Football Club for approving the use of the Club theme song.

Audio from the following video was used as an example of vox pops along with a recommendation for the YouTube channel Behind the News

The Avengers and Marvel Cinematic Universe with Jeremy Ray from Fandom — WOAE080

A guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Jeremy Ray, Managing Editor for FANDOM. If you’re interested in The Avengers but the thought of catching up with 23 movies is stopping you from investing time in the series this conversation should help you get on board. You’ll find an introduction to some of the Avengers characters and a snapshot of the story arcs across the three phases of Marvel movies as well as a short list of 5 or 6 must see films.

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The FANDOM Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki lists the movies in chronological order should you want to follow along with that part of the conversation.

This episode was recorded at the FANDOM headquarters in Sydney and the feature image on the podcast post webpage is a photo of an entire wall in the Marvel meeting room there.

 

 

Introduction to Chemistry, Dr Adrian George — WOAE079

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A conversation about chemistry with no assumed knowledge. Chemist Dr Adrian George explains some of the history of chemistry as a discipline and gives an introduction to foundational concepts along with examples of how the knowledge of Chemistry is applied and can explain so much around us. Adrian is a senior lecturer with the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

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Theresa May’s resignation and the problems of Brexit — WOAE078

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The resignation of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and the end of her Prime Ministership is a moment to revisit some of my conversation with former Number 10 advisor Nick Rowley about the problems of Brexit and the challenges faced by government leaders in the UK along with some additional thoughts about this development.


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Fashion label founder, Marianna Papas — WOAE077

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Marianna Papas is the creator of women’s fashion label LuLu Manna and founder of LuLu Manna Boutique. Marianna shares insights from her years of experience within the fashion retail and textile industries including the challenges and rewards of starting her own business. I was also interested to hear Marianna’s views on personal styling and to reminisce a little about fashion trends of the 1990s (some of which are coming back in style again).

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