Unfiltered Thoughts







November 2013
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Jack sits down with Millie Scanlan to chat about lots of various little things (aka. nothing). Millie is Jack's 17 year-​​old sister and just finished her second-​​last year of high school. She probably wants to be a doctor or something, she hasn't made up her mind yet. This is essentially a bonus episode, so don't complain.

Direct download: Millie_Scanlan_on_Miscellaneous_Topics.mp3
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Jack sits down with Luke Weston to chat about the risks, technologies, public perception and misconceptions of nuclear power. Luke is a freelance writer, physicist and electronics and computer systems engineer, and has contributed to the Young Australian Skeptics for many years. When he’s not watching videos of babies having their cochlear implants turned on for the first time, he’s involved in the Lunar Numbat collaboration, trying to get Australian rockets into orbit.

Direct download: Luke_Weston_on_Nuclear_Power.mp3
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Jack sits down with Tess Armstrong to chat about talkback radio, podcasting and the difference between speech and text. Tess is a writer, presenter and radio producer who currently works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Melbourne. In her spare time, she enjoys Game of Thrones and a bit of hardcore barracking for the Richmond Tigers. The opinions expressed by Tess are of course her personal views — why wouldn’t they be?

Direct download: Tess_Armstrong_on_Radio.mp3
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Jack sits down with Renee Webster to chat about techniques and applications of chemical separation. Renee is an analytical chemist whose work focuses on the separation of fuels and lubricants, but she's also been involved with CSIRO's Scientists in Schools and the @RealScientists Twitter project.

Direct download: Rene_Webster_on_Chemical_Separation.mp3
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Jack sits down with Tom Lang to chat about biological comedy, particularly his 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival show Love, Factually. Tom is a science communicator, comedian, writer and board game enthusiast. He’s also a regular panelist on The Pseudoscientists, but if you’ve only been listening to the show for the past month or so, you probably didn’t know that.

Direct download: Tom_Lang_on_Biological_Comedy.mp3
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Jack sits down with James Fodor to chat about the best way to disagree with somebody. James is the President of the University of Melbourne Secular Society, studying for a Bachelor of Science and has a particular interest in science communication, skeptical activism, interfaith dialogue, and effective altruism.

Direct download: James_Fodor_on_Disagreement.mp3
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Jack sits down with Will Farr to chat about scientific expertise, engineering, pseudoscience and Nobel Prizes. Will is an electrical engineering student at Swinburne University of Technology, with interests in climate change, nuclear energy, science history and space. As it happens, they went to high school together.

Direct download: Will_Farr_on_Expertise.mp3
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Jack sits down with Jessie Browne to chat about climate change. Jessie is a 3rd year undergraduate geology student at the University of Melbourne with a keen interest in rocks and cats, and is involved in the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Originally from north-​​west rural Victoria, she now enjoys the Melbourne sunshine, even though, typically, it was raining when they spoke.

Direct download: Jessie_Browne_on_Climate_Change.mp3
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Welcome to Unfiltered Thoughts, the podcast where young people chat about big issues (and sometimes small ones) over coffee! I'm your host, Jack Scanlan, and it's great to have you on board. I assume you're on board. 

What's the show about? Why does it exist? Can I talk for 8 minutes in a room by myself? Listen and find out.

Direct download: Introduction_to_Unfiltered_Thoughts.mp3
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