We've had a number of great guests join us on the program. If there's someone you think would be a good guest to have on, or someone you'd like us to bring back, let us know via the form on the contact page!
Dr. Kevin Orrman-Rossiter is the Senior Research Services Officer, Faculty of Science at University of Melbourne. For more than twenty years he has worked as a research scientist in academia and industry. Kevin writes about science on his blog, Lucid Thoughts, as well as The Conversation and Australian Science.
Cobi Smith has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Royal Institute Australia. She's currently completing her PhD in science communication, while consulting in public engagement with science and experimenting with improvisation and comedy.
Simon O'Toole is an astronomer and science communicator. He looks for planets orbiting other stars at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, blogs at I Wouldn't Normally Call on public outreach, and tweets about all sorts of stuff.
Greg is a co-host of Smart Enough to Know Better - a podcast about science, comedy and ignorance. He is a science communicator for the CSIRO and is currently doing his Masters of Astronomy. Greg can be heard regularly on ABC Radio 612 in Brisbane.
Dan is a science communicator and author. He is one half of the popular science podcast Smart Enough to Know Better and can be heard regularly on ABC Radio 612 in Brisbane. He wrote the award winning webcomic Lilley Street and the critically acclaimed Sleep Dep.
Alan Kerlin is an amateur astronomer and blogger. His blog is called The Beach House - a tribute to Douglas Adams - and features lots of science-related news, interviews and writings. Find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Powder Diffraction beamline, Australian Synchrotron. Her undergraduate studies were in Planetary Science, which sparked her interest in planetary interiors and high-pressure physics. She writes "The Shores of Titan" column on The Conversation.
Vanessa Vaughan is a PhD student with the Molecular Nutrition Unit at Deakin University’s School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the use of nutritional therapies for preventing and treating cancer cachexia, a muscle wasting condition affecting many cancer patients. For more information see her blog, here.
Mags Lum is a chemist and a metallurgist and a Fly In Fly Out worker in the mining industry. She blogs here and tweets here Mags is also a co-founder of Letters to Sir David Attenborough, a blog full of tributes to the inspirational communicator.
Upulie Divisekera is a molecular biologist and co-host of the Facts for the Post-Factual podcast . She's a 'dinosaur evangelist' and enthusiastic science tweeter. Upulie is a co-founder of Letters to Sir David Attenborough.
Daniel Midgley is a linguist at the University of Western Australia. He is also a presenter on Talk the Talk, a weekly podcast and radio show on RTRFM 92.1 in Perth, discussing new and interesting ideas in the world of language. He blogs at Good Reason and on Google+.
Dr. Mick Vagg is Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Medicine, and Pain Specialist at Barwon Health. He’s a Co-founder of the Great Ocean Road Skeptics, and Fellow of the Institute for Science in Medicine. He often writes for The Conversation.
Micaela Jemison is a bat ecologist and science communicator at the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, a leading centre for applied ecological research.
Steve Nerlich is the host of the Cheap Astronomy podcast and an occasional volunteer at CSIRO's Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex. He is currently working on his PhD, looking into science education and careers.
Kate Naughton has recently finished her PhD thesis on the population genetics of shallow-water echinoderms, where she looked at how populations shift and respond to glacial cycles. She spent four years diving across the south coast of Australia and wrestling with DNA. This leaves her with qualifications in genetics, marine biology, and a scientific identity crises.
Dr. Rob Morrison is a co-founder and Vice President of Friends of Science in Medicine. He is perhaps best known for co-costing The Curiosity Show for 18 years. Rob has won two Eureka Prizes, was Senior Australian of the Year for South Australia in 2008 and is a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University.
Dr. Maia Sauren (pronounced MY-uh SO-ren) is an electrical engineer. She recently completed a PhD looking at the anatomic differences in people's heads, and how those affect whether they're safe while using mobile phones. While doing this work, Maia became fascinated by the wide disparity between how media presents mobile phone safety, and what the scientists say.
Dr. Sarah Keenihan is a writer for Adelaide-based science and consulting firm Bridge 8. Sarah has a PhD in Reproductive Immunology and is passionate about biology, technology, art and science communication.
Sumen Rai is an industry analyst for the defence and aerospace industry, a former teacher, and a science communicator. She's particularly interested in climate change and sustainability, education and film-making.
Dr. Paul Willis is the Director of RiAus, a national non-profit organisation with a mission to 'bring science to people and people to science'. He is a palaeontologist, science journalist and broadcaster best known for his work as a presenter for ABC-TV's Catalyst. You can follow his blog at RiAus here, and his tweets @fossilcrox.
Elf Eldridge is a Physics PhD student at the MacDiarmid Institute where he works on developing nanopore technology. Elf is also a science communicator, a blogger for the SciBlogs network and co-host of The Official Sciblogs Podcast.
Vanessa Hill is an education officer for CSIRO, Australia's national science organisation. As a science communicator, she says she "makes science fun and accessible for all ages, and blows stuff up". She blogs here and tweets at @nessyhill.
Adam vanLangenberg is a secondary school maths teacher and coordinator of a sceptical society for teenagers. He is also a contributor to the pop-culture blog Subterranean Death Cult. He used to produce the Mathematical Punch-Ons podcast.
Jo Benhamu is a specialist nurse (Acute Care/Gastroenterology), a reporter for the Skeptic Zone podcast, and a committee member of Australian Skeptics. She has a passion for promoting science, reason and critical thinking in nursing while maintaining the philosophy of warmth and nurturing that lies at the heart of the profession.
Aimee Whitcroft is a science blogger and co-founder of the SciBlogs network in New Zealand. She is also a co-host of The Official SciBlogs Podcast, founder and host of NerdNite Wellington and an organiser of Retake the Net. She's also crazy enough to be doing the Mongol Rally next year. Her Twitter profile is @teh_aimee.
Dr. Rachael Dunlop is the Research and Communications Officer at the Heart Research Institute. She is a reporter for the Skeptic Zone podcast, and blogs at The Sceptics Book of Pooh Pooh. She is also vice president of Australian Skeptics and a member of Mystery Investigators science show for children. In 2010 Rachael won the Shorty Award in the Health category on Twitter.
Mike McRae is a science writer for the CSIRO, and the author of Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs and Bad Ideas. Tribal Science is a book that explores the history of science and how the human 'tribal' brain distorts good and bad science. He blogs here and is on Twitter at @TribalScientist.
Kylie Sturgess is an award-winning blogger and fellow podcaster. A Philosophy and Religious Education teacher with over ten years experience in education, Kylie has lectured on teaching critical thinking, feminism, new media and anomalistic beliefs worldwide.
Dr. Krystal Evans is a malaria researcher working at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and was instrumental in the Discoveries Need Dollars campaign for medical research funding. She is a regular panelist on 102.7FM Triple R's science program Einstein a Go Go, and tweets frequently at @dr_krystal.
Tom Sidwell has completed a Bachelor of Science, with majors in immunology and microbiology (minors in molecular biology and biochemistry). He is currently doing honours in immunology studying the development of regulatory T cells. He blogs at lymphosite and is on Twitter at kill3rTcell.
Simon Taylor is a magician, comedian, entertainer and writer with a fascination for the mind. His latest project, Flim Flam, is a weekly comic strip taking a humorous look at pseudo-science and the paranormal. His website is here, he blogs here and tweets at @mrsimontaylor.