This week on Fuzzy Logic, Broderick introduces all the shortlisted candidates to become a fossil emblem for the ACT. Featuring geologists Dr Ian Roach, Natalie, Schroeder, Monica Yeung, Jenni Creagh and Doug Newton-Walters, you can find out all the information you need to cast an informed vote. Decide now and vote online for the fossil emblem at

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Healthy food, healthy brain

September 22, 2020

How does your diet affect your mental well-being? Nutrition, it seems, is strongly linked to your brain function.

Brittany Harriden and Dr Nenad Naumovski are delving into the complex relationships between cognition and the things we eat and, of particular interest, is the Mediterranean diet.

Interview by Rod

Shun Deng Fam - Political Ecologist ANU

August 18, 2020

Tom talk's to Shun Deng Fam from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.

Science For All

August 9, 2020

National Science Week is coming and this week Broderick talks to local scientists about their awesome events. Dr Brad Tucker shares all the details of the satellite selfie and how you can be seen from space. Claire Harris discusses her event featuring inspiring people- Canberra Women of Science and Art. Finally, Vanessa and Tess join Broderick in the studio to talk about Science Alliance, a program for people with intellectual disabilities.

Welcome to the Odour Lab. Part 2

May 25, 2020

Our sense of smell is probably the most primitive of all. The ability to detect chemicals wafting around us, alerting us to nearby food. Or an approaching preditor. In humans, the sense of smell is the first to develop.

And did you know bees are extraordinarily good sniffers? All the better to seek out flowers.

Dr James Hayes is from the UNSW Odour Laboratory

Interview via zoom with Rod


Welcome to the Odour Lab. Part 1

May 25, 2020

Smelly industrial and wastewater processing is an inevitable part of life. We need these systems, preferably in a way that doesn't adversely affect communities.

How do we respond to odours, and what can we do if we live near a smelly processing plant? The way we respond to odours is highly subjective, so how can we measure or report what our noses are telling us?

These are questions that concern Dr Ruth Fisher. Dr Fisher is a Research Associate at the UNSW Odour Laboratory.

Interview via zoom with Rod.

Optics and Visuals

May 17, 2020

This week Broderick talks optics and visuals with researchers from the Australian National University. He's joined by Dr Erin Walsh who shares her love for scientific illustrations and Dr Doris Grosse who shows how important adaptive optics are to protect our planet.

Special thanks to Pint of Science for helping us source this week's guests. Find more great Australian science from them at

Inspiring Science

May 3, 2020

This week Broderick takes you through some of the latest news around COVID-19, but also explores the inspring scientific research that is happening- COVID and non-COVID related.

Talking Carona Virus with ANU epidemiologist Stephanie Davis

March 2, 2020

Stephanie Davis from the Australian National University gives us the low down on the Corona virus.  Presented by Tom Street and Atul Sharma.

The future of food

February 23, 2020

If there's a triumph of modern civilisation, it's the efficiency with which products such as food are delivered to our shelves.

That's an amazing thing, but it hides the hugely complicated system that makes it all happen. The largely invisible process can make us blind to our connection to the land.

Why do we waste so much food, and what can we do about it? What can we do to make agriculture more sustainable?

We tackle these questions with our guests Dr Bethany Turner and Dr Ro MacFarlane from the University of Canberra. Interview by Rod