Science Academy Podcasts

Get the inside scoop from students of the University of Otago’s 2021 Science Academy.

Students from isolated or under-served communities from around the country have come to Dunedin for an intensive week submerged in the world of science.

Listen in as they share their experiences.

Why Do I Matter?Do you ever wonder why you matter? I would like to shed light on how our mass ‘that takes up space’ does not mean we are just space takers, but just like matter we all have volume. – by Caroline Kyle
The Coming Together of Two WorldsIn this podcast I explore the relationship between Art and Science. How the two are more alike than you think… – by Channtae Lichtwark
Power vs TorqueThe age old debate of what is the more important, power or torque? The discussion today is about what they are, how they are calculated, how to increase them and if you should be considering them at all when choosing your next car. – by Corbin Duerre
Atoms – They make up everything!Did you know we have known about atoms for over 2500 years? Did you know that a kiwi scientist who went to school 15 minutes from where I lived proved atoms have a nucleus? Join me as I explore the evolution of the model of the atom to what we know today, tying in some Aotearoa history and a reflection on the ever changing nature of our scientific understanding along the way. Atoms really do…matter. – by Jack Clerke
The Science of BarbershopBarbershop singing is surprisingly scientific. Learn about the harmony, melody and overtones that work together to make a beautiful sound. – by Josiah Lyford
Who Are You?This podcast consists of the factual information about the psychology of peronality traits, that constant search for who you are, and how society has subliminally molded you. Complimented by the perspective of others on who they think they actually are. – by Sadie Wech

Operation: Rangatahi on Youth Zone

Every Second Tuesday at 4pm

Join Leo and special guest hosts as they tackle a new topic each episode – covering a wide range of topics and issues that young people face every day.

Speaking up for your rights, Engagement with Politics, Mental Health, Celebrating Achievements, Maori and Pasifika representation and much more.

Woven Stories

Woven Stories is for children or the young at heart.

Join storyteller and artist Allie Simpson as she weaves through original, local and classical stories for children and whole the family.

Along with her guests, Allie celebrates and finds the creative tales that surround us, including the stories our children tell today.

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Profile of 20 Young Poets

A series celebrating the literary talent of young people in Dunedin.

In this series we profile 20 young Dunedin writers about their passion for poetry and creative writing. We will also hear them perform their own original works and explore the background of their stories.