Every Second Wednesday @ 11am

From Plains FM in Christchurch

Every Earthwise programme features a discussion on conservation, environment or peace with justice. The interview might be with a local Cantabrian, with someone in a different part of the country, or a distinguished person from overseas.

The choice of topics varies considerably. Earthwise hopes that people who are especially interested in conservation will also find peace with justice issues interesting and vice versa.

Dunedin Stories in Sound

Dunedin Stories in Sound – a three-part series by Sarah Manktelow – explores Dunedin soundscapes with a focus on our marine environment.

Sarah is an artist who studied ecology and music at Otago before her postgraduate course in science communication. She created Dunedin Stories in Sound for her science communication internship at the University of Otago.

This podcast series is part of an ongoing project, Aotearoa Stories in Sound, produced by Professor Nancy Longnecker at the Centre for Science Communication.

Wild Hitchhikers

Some natural phenomena are nothing less than science-fiction! Enter the world of mind-boggling manipulation of hosts by their parasites with Anusha Beer, a Zoologist.

Hitchhiking on everyone, from worms to whales, parasites are an essential part of our environment.

Visit Anusha’s blog for pictures and extra information.

Climate Change – Striking A Balance

In this podcast Claire, Jeremy, Casey and Grace talk about their current exhibtion at Otago Museum. This student created exhibtion covers a wide aspect of climate issues from experiences with Schools Strike for Climate, to the impacts of Climate Inequality. Check it out at The Beautiful Science Gallery on the second floor of Otago Museum from 3rd Oct to 1st Nov, and reappering from 16th Nov to 4th Dec 2020.

The Radio Pharmacist

Tuesdays @ 12pm

The Radio Pharmacist – sharing tips and practical advice on the management of a range of healthcare matters, every Tuesday at noon on OAR FM Dunedin.

Take the time with Peter Barron to explore some of the bigger issues around health and wellbeing, in simple easy language we can all understand.

Creature Feature

4-weekly on Wednesdays @ 8:10am and Saturdays at 9am

The Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin treats sick and injured native New Zealand species right here in the heart of Aotearoa’s wildlife capital. Their expert veterinary team patches up more than 500 patients every year, returning the majority of them back to the wild where they belong.
On Creature Feature, we shine a spotlight on one of the Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin’s extra special guests.
You can learn more about the Hospital, including ways to support this charitable trust, at, or follow their Facebook page for more fabulous creature content.
Kaki - Black Stilt
Bravo the Kakapo
Freda the Takahe
Eggnog the Rowi Kiwi
Manawa the Jewelled Gecko
Brutus the Tuatara
Rotoroa the Kea
Southern Dotterel
Gerald the Northern Giant Petrel
NZ Sea Lion
Corstorphine the Kererū
Australasian Gannet
Red-billed Gull
Dani the Little Blue Penguin
White-fronted tern

15 Minutes Smarter

New MacDiarmid Institute podcast – 15 Minutes Smarter – asks the big important questions in materials science – What has materials science ever done for the sport of skateboarding? What makes for a good looking material model? What does being smart mean? And is solar power really renewable if the sun is going to run out of hydrogen in 5 billion years?

The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology is a network of leading researchers united in a common goal: to create and explore innovative, sustainable materials that will improve the lives of people in Aotearoa and around the world.

Find out more at  Join Jono and Claire for an irreverent but insightful look at the past, present and future for materials science. What else are you going to do with those 15 minutes?