“Letmeintothelab” was a weekly podcast my colleagues Rose Richani, Holly Richardson and I produced as undergraduate students at The University of Queensland.
The idea to create this podcast was born from our passions in both science and communication. Each week we discussed three things in science that had got us thinking.
We would each bring individually researched topics to the studio which we discussed in an unscripted environment. This unscripted approach to discussion allowed us to capture our genuine response and engage in a more meaningful conversation.
The 11 episodes we produced cover a broad range of topics, from artificial wombs to cancer treatment, from facial recognition in marine animals to VR in mental health care. Some episodes saw us discussing some really weird and wonderful species, from parasites and parasitoids to my personal favourites, the gastric-brooding frog and the Rhincondon Typus, the almighty Whale Shark.
Our aim was to inform and entertain, to spark the curiosity of our audience. We wanted to take the research off the shelf and present it in a way that our listeners could engage with and enjoy it.
I give sincere thanks and credit to my colleagues Rose and Holly, with special mention to Rose who tirelessly edited these episodes and managed all our equipment needs.