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Ignobel Prizes

Well Fuzzy listeners, the wonderfully funny but thoughtful Ignobel Prizes have come around again this year. In this episode Maddy and Broderick discuss whether cats are liquid or solid and why old people have big ears. We also have a listen to a new podwalk from Madi entitled "Let's Talk About It" which you can find at www.letstalkaboutit.co



Coffee is the start of the day for many people around the world, but what's going on with this mysterious black liquid? Why does instant coffee taste different to espresso? Why do you need more and more coffee to stay awake? Is coffee good for you? This week Phoebe and Broderick take a sip and try and answer these questions and more for you.


PMs Prizes

This week Karina and Broderick put on their black ties and take a closer look at the winners of the Prime Ministers Prizes for Science. Hear about Professor Jenny Graves work studying kangaroos, wallabies and dragons and find out what Recaldent is and where you might find it.


Science is science, right? A collection of cold, miserable facts that live in a detatched ether. Well maybe, but what happens to them, what they mean, and how we interpret them is subject to human psychology.

It's no small question because it affects our treatment of global warming. Plus in some cases genuine research that is closed because it's unpalatable to other scientists.

Inez Harker-Schuch and (soon to be 'Dr') Jacqui Hoepner have both studied this effect.

Make sure you check out their Kickstarter campaign: a game to explore global warming.

Interview by Rod.






Food Myths

Food is not just nutrition, but one of the greatest sources of BS. The world is floating in a sea of myths, misconceptions, and straight rubbish.

We kick off with an interview from our archive with Professor Robert Street. His contemporary Sir Mark Oliphant was associated with one of the most enduring food myths - carrots.

Our guest today is Associate Professor Nenad Naumovski from the University of Canberra. And make sure you check out this week's Ask Fuzzy in Fairfax, can supplements ward off Alzheimer's.

Brought to you by Madeleine Parker and Rod.


The environment: that thing that sits in the background, quietly do its job. It's not a shareholder, it's not a fund manager, and it's not a politician, but it is arguably the biggest single component in the economy.

How then do we account for it, how do we give it voice?

Professor Kate Auty shares her insights from from Ledbeater's Possum, to cows grazing near New York, and - the Columbian civil war.

Kate Auty is ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, interviewed by Rod


Health Horizon

Health! It's a bewildering field, so many diseases, so many health issues, and a vast array of established and emerging treatments. How do you navigate all this?  You could be looking for a cure, or you might be an innovator with an idea you want to establish. You could be a health practitioner, or an investor.

Health Horizon is a hub where you can get in touch with the latest health developments. Hook into a network, see what's available, and track progress.  @HealthHorizon

Dr Matthew McGann and Coco Ho are our guests today, interview by Rod.

Fuzzy is on @FuzzyLogicSci



This week Rod and Broderick talk about the future and the impact humans are having on the earth. How can we reduce climate change effects? The episode starts with a talk from Dr Will Howard talking about the anthropocene, recorded live from the Pint Of Science events in Canberra.


Marine Extremes

This week on Fuzzy, Broderick talks to three marine scientists about some of the extremes in their research. From Antarctica to Adelaide, these researchers have some great stories to share.

To hear more from them and other marine scientists, you can catch these speakers at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Annual Marine Science Forum on June 3 & 4 at the Merimbula RSL. Tickets available from 


This episode features recordings from the Pint of Science events held in Canberra. Dr Bryan Lessard discusses his love of booty-licious flies, while Professor Naomi Mclure-Griffiths discusses her mammoth task of mapping the milky way. Apologies for the poor recording quality in parts.


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