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The Brains Matter podcast has been producing and communicating science stories and interviews since September 2006. The show is based out of Melbourne, Australia, and takes an everyday person’s perspective of science in easy-to-understand language.

By The Ordinary Guy on September 22, 2009 in

Date: September 22, 2009 Title: The First Female Radio Astronomer Podcaster: The Ordinary Guy from the Brains Matter podcast Organization: Brains Matter Description: The first female in radio astronomy was the Australian physicist, Ruby Payne Scott. Not only was she a female pioneer in this area, but one of the first radio astronomers of […]

By The Ordinary Guy on May 24, 2009 in

Date: May 24, 2009 Title: We’re expanding – and accelerating! Podcaster: Brains Matter Organization: Brains Matter Description: There have been multiple theories of the ongoing evolution of the universe. Solid state, the big crunch – but hardly anyone expected the universe to not only expand, but to accelerate in it’s expansion. The Ordinary Guy […]

By The Ordinary Guy on April 30, 2009 in

Date: April 30, 2009 Title: I’m Seeing Double! Podcaster: The Ordinary Guy Organization: Brains matter: Description: Up until recently, it was thought that binary stars were special or unusual. As it turns out, they’re very common. Listen in and find out what binary stars are – how they are formed, and how we have […]

By The Ordinary Guy on January 22, 2009 in

Date:  January 22, 2009 Title:  What is Astrobiology — with Dr. Allie Ford Podcaster:  Brains Matter Description:   In this interview, The Ordinary Guy talks to Dr. Allie Ford, an astronomer who is an expert in astrobiology, about the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe.  What is fundamentally required for life to evolve?  What types […]