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Episode Two Hundred And Five – On National Science Week (Part Two)

Again, huge thanks to the organisers of National Science Week – and also to RTRFM and the radio show Talk The Talk – check them out for the full episode with the interviews we did live on the station, and consider supporting RTRFM’s RadioThon.

As always, you can support these shows and get behind-the-scenes content at www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess – for as little as $1!


Neil Harbisson is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an organisation that promotes the use of cybernetics as body parts to extend human senses and perception.

What does this mean? Well, Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to perceive the spectrum beyond human vision.

I attended a session at Curtin University during a quick side trip he made to Perth in early August to meet Neil – and find out more about the life on the cyborg-side.



Dr Siouxsie Wiles describes herself as a microbiologist and bioluminescence enthusiast. Head of the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland, Siouxsie combines her twin passions to understand infectious diseases. In a nutshell, Siouxsie and her team make nasty bacteria glow in the dark. Check out her fantastic videos on YouTube!

Siouxsie is also interested in demystifying science for the general public, and raising awareness of the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. She is a blogger and podcaster, and joins us here to help celebrate both ScienceWeek and RadioThon on the Talk The Talk show. This is a segment from the full show from Tuesday’s RadioThon The Mag – many thanks to the Talk The Talk team, where you can find the entire audio (and do check out their show!)


Tremendous thanks to the radio station RTRFM, where these interviews have aired previously, especially producer Peter Barr and the Talk The Talk podcasters, Daniel Midgeley and Ben Ainslie.

A quick note about supporting the podcasts! Check out https://www.patreon.com/kyliesturgess – and consider becoming a Patreon for these shows. 

Theme songs “Cosgrove” by Pogo, from http://pogomix.net and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com. 

This episode is brought to you with thanks to Patreon supporters – they include: Steven, Finch, Josh, Linley, Gold, Brian, Paul, Dr T, Iggy, Lukas and Andrew. Thanks to everyone who contributes and please consider joining to help continue these shows at patreon.com/kyliesturgess.

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