Trust Me, I'm An Expert

By The Conversation

The Conversation's editors bring you the most insightful, fascinating, surprising analysis and stories from the academic world. We're asking the experts to bust the myths, explain the science and put the news headlines into context. Join us as we take a deep dive into the big ideas driving our world.

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    250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters
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    An honest reckoning with Captain Cook's legacy won't heal things overnight. But it's a start
    30:08
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    Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, menopause, 75+: how your diet should change with each stage of life
    24:43
  4. 4.
    What does the coronavirus pandemic sound like? The voices of people struggling, secluding and surviving around the world
    31:05
  5. 5.
    Coronavirus and COVID-19: your questions answered by virus experts
    39:26
  6. 6.
    We asked astronomers: are we alone in the Universe? The answer was surprisingly consistent
    24:23
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    More than 70% of the Universe is made of 'dark energy', the mysterious stuff even stranger than dark matter
    12:25
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    'Futuring' can help us survive the climate crisis. And guess what? You're a futurist too
    10:15
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    The Dish in Parkes is scanning the southern Milky Way, searching for alien signals
    22:10
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    'The size, the grandeur, the peacefulness of being in the dark': what it's like to study space at Siding Spring Observatory
    23:44
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    Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back
    20:59
  4. 12.
    Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here's a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future
    18:06
  5. 13.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: forensic entomology, or what bugs can tell police about when someone died
    25:41
  6. 14.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: what science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to
    21:32
  7. 15.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Queensland still mystifies too many politicians but its needs are surprisingly simple
    52:03
  8. 16.
    Trust Me, I’m An Expert: Why the Hong Kong protesters feel they have nothing to lose
    21:28
  9. 17.
    What's the next 'giant leap' for humankind in space? We asked 3 space experts
    19:50
  10. 18.
    'This is going to affect how we determine time since death': how studying body donors in the bush is changing forensic science
    33:42
  11. 19.
    'People felt totally trapped': what it's like to be a pensioner renting privately as Australia's housing costs soar
    17:01
  12. 20.
    India election 2019: millions of Indian youth are underemployed and going to the polls
    28:06
  13. 21.
    Nimbin before and after: local voices on how the 1973 Aquarius Festival changed a town forever
    30:24
  14. 22.
    'Labor will win this election. I think that's virtually unquestionable': political scientist Andy Marks on #AusVotes2019 and the key issues in NSW
    14:50
  15. 23.
    The myth of 'the Queensland voter', Australia's trust deficit, and the path to Indigenous recognition
    53:20
  16. 24.
    Mukurtu: an online dilly bag for keeping Indigenous digital archives safe
    31:14
  17. 25.
    PODCAST: Michelle Grattan, Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on the election-eve budget chock full of sweeteners
    11:58
  18. 26.
    It's your money they're spending in this election-eve budget. Here's how we're covering the story
    2:30
  19. 27.
    Mark Latham in the upper house? A Coalition minority government? The NSW election is nearly upon us and it's going to be a wild ride
    24:06
  20. 28.
    'I think we should be very concerned': A cyber crime expert on this week's hack and what needs to happen next
    16:57
  21. 29.
    A refugee law expert on a week of 'reckless' rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims
    19:12
  22. 30.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: how to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season
    33:54
  23. 31.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: What research says about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions
    36:11
  24. 32.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: the science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness
    23:03
  25. 33.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Food fraud, the centuries-old problem that won't go away
    24:22
  26. 34.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Cyclone season approacheth, but this year there's a twist
    22:53
  27. 35.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Australia's extreme weather
    1:05
  28. 36.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: How augmented reality may one day make music a visual, interactive experience
    29:36
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    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: what the huge HILDA survey reveals about your economic well-being, health and family life
    23:25
  30. 38.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: What is sport worth?
    32:51
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    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: The explainer episode
    29:28
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    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: 'Dancing out of depression' – how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health
    29:10
  33. 41.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Brain-zapping, the curious case of the n-rays and other stories of evidence
    30:46
  34. 42.
    Trust Me I'm An Expert: The science of pain
    42:42
  35. 43.
    Trust Me I'm An Expert: Why February is the real danger month for power blackouts
    18:37
  36. 44.
    Trust Me, I'm an Expert: Risk
    33:00
  37. 45.
    Marrying across Australia's Catholic-Protestant divide
    19:16
  38. 46.
    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: Competition
    27:15
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    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: a lawyer, a biblical scholar and a fact-checker walk into the same-sex marriage debate...
    35:45
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    Trust Me, I'm An Expert: a new podcast from The Conversation
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