Category: Special interest

More on conception and breastfeeding 

More on conception and breastfeeding 

As a follow to the previous episode about having a baby and discussions of conception and breastfeeding is this special including excerpts from conversations with previous guests with related specialist views. Reproductive geneticist Nada Kubikova speaks about declining fertility, miscarriages, and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis which can be used during IVF to identify embryos affected by genetic defects (recorded Feb 2017). At the time of recording Nada was a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Reproductive Sciences at the University of Oxford. Dr Julie Smith is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Population Health at ANU who has been an expert advisor to the World Health Organisation. Julie speaks about some of the evolutionary health benefits of breastfeeding and public policy contexts and impacts of the hospitalisation of births and emergence of milk formula (recorded Sept 2017).

Professional tennis, Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie — WOAE073

Professional tennis, Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie — WOAE073

Insights about professional tennis from player development to life on the circuit and coaching and management approaches as well as some of the basics of what are the grand slam tournaments and court surfaces. Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie from Tennis Australia is National Academy Manager, Talent Development Manager and Wellbeing Ambassador for New South Wales and a former professional player who shares her expertise and personal experiences.

Citizen science and ecology, Dr John Martin – WOAE058

Citizen science and ecology, Dr John Martin – WOAE058

Ecologist Dr John Martin from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney discusses some of the history and benefits of citizen science which involves public participation in research projects. John also shares advice for individuals interested in studying ecology and thoughts on intervention research methods such as trapping animals for study and tracking.

Broken Hill, Andrea Roberts and Bonnie Fitzpatrick – WOAE054

Broken Hill, Andrea Roberts and Bonnie Fitzpatrick – WOAE054

Broken Hill is a mining town in outback Australia. The red dusty landscape of its surrounding regions has been a backdrop for numerous films including Mad Max 2 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It is the only heritage listed city in Australia and a place with a thriving arts scene. Locals Andrea Roberts and Bonnie Fitzpatrick share their knowledge of Broken Hill's history and culture and memories of growing up there.

Outdoor search and rescuer Dr Marilynn Davis – WOAE049

Outdoor search and rescuer Dr Marilynn Davis – WOAE049

Dr Marilynn Davis is a professional educator of outdoor leaders in first response strategies for mountaineering accidents and other pre-hospital care. Marilynn has volunteered with Teton County Search and Rescue in Wyoming and she featured on the television program Backcountry Rescue on the Outdoor Channel.

Video Games and gaming, Jeremy Ray a.k.a. Junglist – WOAE046

Video Games and gaming, Jeremy Ray a.k.a. Junglist – WOAE046

A discussion of gaming and the video game industry with Jeremy Ray a.k.a. Junglist. Jeremy is best known as a video game critic and a journalist with interests in game and industry development. Among his accomplishments, Jeremy co-created Good Game on ABC television and 5 inch Floppy for GameArena and he recently became Managing Editor of FANDOM in Australia.

Windex Pete, New Orleans – WOAE021

Windex Pete, New Orleans – WOAE021

Windex Pete is a New Orleans local who plays a washboard percussion instrument. We met in the Tremé neighbourhood on the street where he appears in the Cee Lo Green video for 'Music to My Soul'. Pete tells stories about some of the many famous people he's met including the Jacksons and Mick Jagger. He explains zydeco music and plays other songs including the soundtrack to his first slow-drag dance with a girl. We also share personal experiences of quitting smoking and the deaths of our fathers.

Gender identity, Jess O’Rear, Austin – WOAE008

Gender identity, Jess O’Rear, Austin – WOAE008

Jess O’Rear is a PhD student at the University of Texas in Austin. This week is dedicated to an explanation of gender identity terminologies and concepts which Jess explains both from an academic perspective and from his personal experience transitioning from being assigned female at birth to identifying as a genderqueer transgender man.