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A motley crew of academics from the University Of Auckland educate you on a range of thought-provoking topics. Thanks to the University of Auckland.

 

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Ayla Raymond-Roberts: April 17, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Ayla Raymond-Roberts: April 17, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Ayla Raymond-Roberts: April 17, 2018, 68.91 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Is small housing the future for a more sustainable, affordable Tāmaki Makaurau? Ayla thinks so, and she's got a pretty solid argument. Catch her award-winning project Muryo Jitaku: A Forecast for the Future of the Detached Home in Urban New Zealand at the Architecture Student Design Awards this Thursday. 

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Sanjal Shastri: April 10, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Sanjal Shastri: April 10, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Sanjal Shastri: April 10, 2018 , 82.9 MB
Tue 10 Apr 2018

Sanjal's in to talk about the history of religious rioting in India, with particular regards to the often gruelling election process. From the promotion of Hindu nationalism to 'ethnic outbidding' of Muslims and other minorities, let this Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies broaden your mind to the trials and tribulations of all things political. 

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Geoffrey Handsfield: April 3, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Geoffrey Handsfield: April 3, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Geoffrey Handsfield: April 3, 2018, 64.95 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Can we capture leg motion and use it to understand calf and thigh muscle contraction? Or what about seeing inside a heart to get a glimpse of how it functions? Geoffrey's in to chat about just a few of the biomechanics projects that'll be on display at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) as part of National Biomechanics Day on April 11.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Albert Ashton: February 20, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Albert Ashton: February 20, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Albert Ashton: February 20, 2018, 82.42 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Albert is a master weaver, also studying for his Masters of Fine Arts. In studying the personal (his heritage, his whanau, his mahi) his work has taken him on greater explorations of Maoritanga and the wider world of cloak creation - even to the British Museum, where he's been able to speak on potential repatriations of such cloaks in museum collections the world over.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Chris Young: February 13, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Chris Young: February 13, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Chris Young: February 13, 2018, 84.79 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Chris is a current Masters photography student at Elam School of Fine Arts whose past includes having lived through apartheid, and the post-apartheid changeover, as a First Generation South African. Drawing from intense personal experience, Chris's work investigates how relationships between black and white South Africans have changed over the last twenty-five years.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Maria Armoudian: January 30, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Maria Armoudian: January 30, 2018 Maria Armoudian: January 30, 2018, 86.15 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Dr. Maria Armoudian runs the website The Project for Media in the Public Interest (PMPI), an online hub connecting audiences to informed dialogue on science, economics, arts and politics. Striving to elevate critical thinking and involve a range of international scholars, check out her site HERE.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Clare Reynolds: January 23, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Clare Reynolds: January 23, 2018 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Clare Reynolds: January 23, 2018, 93.14 MB
Tue 23 Jan 2018

The health of the mother while pregnant is being found to affect the heath of the unborn child in lasting ways all the time. Clare's research in this area involves supplementing healthy fats, in particular conjugated linoleic acid (or CLA), in the diets of obese female rats with an aim to increasing metabolic function and decreasing weight gain in their offspring. As worldwide obesity worsens, could the findings within Clare's research one day help human mothers? 

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Daniel McCormick: January 16, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Daniel McCormick: January 16, 2018 Daniel McCormick: January 16, 2018, 126.54 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Medical science can, and often does very successfully, use electrical stimulation to help trigger responses in the human body. However, the specificity of the stimulation needed (i.e. not zapping everything in the nearby radius) has long meant these sorts of implants were limited to pacemakers and cochlear implants. ...But not for long if our guest's research is anything to go by. A current research fellow investigating the use of light stimulation on genetically targeted neurons, Dr. McCormick is on the cutting edge of a potentially game changing technique in the treatment of disease.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Cameron Mitchell: January 9, 2018

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Dr. Cameron Mitchell: January 9, 2018 Cameron Mitchell: January 9, 2018, 102.22 MB
Tue 9 Jan 2018

Dr. Cameron has been researching the amounts of dietary protein needed for optimum muscle retention in the older male - and it seems to be far above the WHO approved recommendation. So listen in, then chuck a loving legume at your 70+ fam.

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Lena Waizenegger: December 19, 2017

Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Lena Waizenegger: December 19, 2017 Ready, Steady, Learn w/ Lena Waizenegger: December 19, 2017, 116.85 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2017

Lena's been researching how our relationship with our many connected screens affects our productivity. C'mon, gang: all that time spent on your computer working - yes, you benefit from having the world's knowledge at your fingertips... but you also have Facebook, Twitter and your fledgling FarmVille habit to feed. How do we play to our strengths and counter our bad habits? And how do we acknowledge what those habits are in the first place?