After week off for Bernie to go watch the Vrooms at the Bathurst 12 Hour, we'll be back to find out whether Australia has found peak derp yet (ha, no such animal).
Also, we break with tradition by including our first international WTF, and by including a nice story :)
This week brings us biblical victim blaming, Cabinet papers, Craig Emmerson vs twitter and our first Arsewomble of the week.
We also have a shoutout to our first Patreon patron at the end of the episode.
Well we're back in what can only be described as a rambling attempt to look at the news of the last couple of weeks.
Things we talk about:
- Knights and Dames
- Clive "Mahatma" Palmer
- Bored Cricket Players
- Why its not a good idea to pretend to rob someone
- Buffalo in Newtown
Also here's the story I mentioned in the video that features the awesome photo of the WA Senate candidate who lives in the Blue Mountains.
We have defeated the gremlins and finally managed to record episode 22, and what an episode it is.
We are joined by Doctor Alice Goreman to discuss a paper she wrote about the problem of preserving our orbital heritage, why we should be thinking about it, and how we might go about the task of preserving our history even as it orbits several thousand miles above our heads.
We also talk about the following stories and papers:
A mixed bag of stories this episode. We cover some ground, starting with bird life in and around Chernobyl, insect sex, new advances in biological printing and finally ending up somewhere in orbit.
28th Anniversay of Chernobyl disaster shows some bird species adapting quite well to the higher levels of radiation - http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/04/scienceshot-some-birds-thrive-chernobyls-radioactive-glow
While Mel is swanning around western Europe, being all international scientist of mystery, ex regular and extremely welcome guest Maia has returned for an episode.
This fortnight we're talking about: