Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Day 314. Soundtrack to my life

In June 2013 on June 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm


It occurred to me the soundtrack of my life over the past 20 years of so has been strongly dominated by Australian Broadcasting Commission radio.

1994-2000: Honours and PhD studies; daily activities structured to allow for listening to Sarah MacDonald‘s morning show on Triple J – for example, I would book shared microscope and FACS facilities to conduct tedious analysis during most mornings from 9am-12pm.

2000-2003: living in Jakarta; limited radio exposure, but ABC Asia Pacific news every day on the TV.

2003-2007: back home in Adelaide, two babies in close succession; a WHOLE lot of radio as a valuable source of adult company; included Matthew Abraham and David Bevan (then Mornings hosts on 891 ABC Local Radio Adelaide) and Natasha Mitchell (then All in the Mind host).

2007-2010: part-time work, a third baby and discovered distance running as a form of exercise; enter podcasts – ABC The Health ReportABC Radio Science Show, Conversations with Richard Fidler.

2010-current: more work, increasingly hectic children’s schedules = snatches of morning and afternoon radio; constantly fighting the urge to sit in my car or fold laundry to the sounds of Natasha Mitchell (now at Life Matters), Books and Arts Daily and By Design.

[image thanks to Ugg Boy Ugg Girl]


Day 97. The Naked Scientists

In November 2012 on November 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I love to listen.

Recent news that BBC funding of radio and online phenomenon The Naked Scientists will be cut has sent shock waves through communities of groupies all the way across the globe (check out twitter under #nakedscientists as evidence).

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, and have a few hours spare this weekend, check out their online library of content: articles, podcasts, kitchen science and much more.

Before it’s too late.