Science Academy Podcasts

Get the inside scoop from students of the University of Otago’s 2023 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.

2022 Science Academy Podcasts

A Growing Future
by Ryan Courtney

Fungi aren’t considered by many something that would have use in today’s society, however in this podcast we are going to be looking at how it’s being used now and the ways it can be used in the future.

Disasters of the world
by Sarah Harper

Have you ever wondered why earthquakes and tsunamis happen? How they are measured? And what they do to humans, animals and their environments? Tune in to this short podcast and you will come away with a better understanding of this mysterious world.


The mysteries up in space
by Korban Johnson

Have you ever wondered what black holes could be? Come and dive into a chaotic journey of what could possibly be the end of the world.

“Tekki!” – The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by Amber MacIver

“Tekki!” – the word shouted to warn of an incoming enemy plane. Today we explore the physics behind how the first atomic weapons used in war were made, as well as look deeper into the devastating and tragic events of August 6 and August 9, 1945.

You’re getting under my skin
by Leah McLaren

A deeper look into what’s really happening when you wash and moisturise your skin.

Should You Trust Your Ears?
by Nathaniel Tane

Do you trust your ears? Are you sure about that? Join me in my podcast and you will be questioning the quality of your ears. “You are now manually breathing and you can taste your tongue”.

Cells 101: The Building Blocks of Life
by Charlyse Tansey

Have you ever wanted to know the basics of cells? Or are you just passionate to learn more about these small lego blocks of life? Well during this podcast you’ll learn the basics you need to know about cells and how they function.