Tag: Australia

The Power of Deadly Science: Corey Tutt (Rebroadcast)

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
The Power of Deadly Science: Corey Tutt (Rebroadcast)
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Besides his day job as a University Research Assistant Corey Tutt works tirelessly to raise funds and books for his initiative Deadly Science. So far the program has distributed 5000 books and 70 telescopes to Australian schools. For his efforts to bring knowledge and resources to some of Australia’s most remote schools Corey had been named the 2020 NSW Young Australian of the Year. Being an indigenous person himself his motivation is to inspire other young indigenous people and empower them to believe they can be whatever they dream to be. On this episode he talks about his upbringing, what it is like to work as an Alpaca shearer and how he got to become a zookeeper without a university degree. Corey also shares how Deadly Science evolved from sending out a few private books to an ever-growing initiative that raises thousands of dollars and gains more and more supporters.   You can find out more about Deadly Science here: https://deadlyscience.icu/   This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Rediscovery of Australia´s rare cloaked bee: James Dorey

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Rediscovery of Australia´s rare cloaked bee: James Dorey
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Adelaide-based ecologist and native bee expert, James Dorey, is known for his beautiful portrait images of bees and other insects. The author of the book, Bees of Australia, James recently rediscovered the rare cloaked bee., which was believed extinct for the past 100 years. In this episode he talks about the relevance of his images, how he came across a species that was thought to be long lost, and how we can help bees to thrive in our own backyards. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).   You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

The man who coloured the stars: David Malin

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
The man who coloured the stars: David Malin
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David Malin is a globally acclaimed astrophotographer, known for inventing new ways to capture the true colours of our night sky. These techniques also led to the discovery of two new types of galaxies. Born in the North of England he moved to Australia in 1976 to join the Australian Astronomical Observatory. In 1987 David discovered what is known to be the largest spiral galaxy so far – ‘Malin 1’. His passion for astrophotography is compelling, so much so that since 2005 he has hosted the annual David Malin Awards, which give astrophotographers a platform to present their work. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted and produced by Ben Kanthak (Podcast Producer at Australian Geographic) at www.beachshackpodcasts.com . You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright
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Regarded as one of the world’s leading female extreme adventure photographers, Krystle Wright is always pushing the limits of her craft. Also a cinematographer and director, she gave up city living to pursue her dream and hasn’t looked back. Her personal desire for adrenaline and passion for paragliding almost cost her her life in a serious accident in Pakistan in 2013. On this episode she talks about the reward of going the extra mile for a great story or image, and she shares how draining her profession and lifestyle can be at times and how she had to readjust to being stuck at home and unable to travel the globe during the pandemic. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

South Australia

Eyre Peninsula

The bountiful waters along the windswept coastline of the lower Eyre Peninsula have long offered up both tragedies and a wealth of resources.