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The Future Of

Medical Education

The Future Of, Ep 29 | 25:20

Virtual patients who talk, breathe and even vomit, are highly valuable in healthcare education. Associate Professor Michelle Kelly and Dr Zoe Bradfield discuss the role of simulation in educating the next generation of health professionals.


The Future Of, Ep 28 | 25:24

Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season this year has raised a lot of questions. Dr Philip Zylstra discusses the phenomenon of Australian bushfires and strategies we can employ to reduce forest flammability.

Medicinal Cannabis

The Future Of, Ep 27 | 26:59

Chemical engineer Neil Foster and entrepreneur Paul Long discuss medicinal cannabis uptake in Australia and what it means for patients.

Meat Alternatives

The Future Of, Ep 26 | 27:20

Australians love their meat, consuming 110kg per capita each year. But it comes at a cost. Professor Dora Marinova and Talia Raphaely discuss the impact of meat on our health and the planet.

Mass Shooting Media Coverage

The Future Of, Ep 25 | 28:56

Mass shootings are rare but gain global media attention. Hear from Glynn Greensmith, a journalist and researcher, who discusses the media’s role and responsibility in covering mass shootings.


The Future Of, Ep 24 | 32:21

David is joined by Professor Kate Trinajstic to discuss modern-day palaeontology, and how ecosystems and species evolve and react to environmental change.

Internet Fame

The Future Of, Ep 23 | 33:16

Digital anthropologist Dr Crystal Abidin discusses the rise and fall of online celebrities.

Understanding Consumers

The Future Of, Ep 22 | 30:44

David is joined by Dr Min Teah and Dr Luke Butcher to discuss how technology has given brands unprecedented insight into consumer behaviour.

Sustainable Buildings

The Future Of, Ep 21 | 26:42

Concrete is the second most-consumed resource on earth but has a big carbon footprint. Hear how Curtin researchers are developing a self-healing and sustainable biocement using natural microbes that could be used in a range of building construction and restoration applications.

The Innovation Ecosystem

The Future Of, Ep 20 | 30:42

How do exciting new ideas become real-world products and services? Hear from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai and commercialisation expert Rohan McDougall.

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