Think: Sustainability

2SER 107.3

  • 27 minutes 49 seconds
    Why we let the rich pay less tax

    Is greed fundamental to human nature? Or can we have a society where it doesn’t pose a threat?


    Guest: Dr Nathan Kettlewell, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Technology Sydney

    Producer and co-host: Lawrence Bull

    Co-host: Laura Corrigan

    Editorial consultant: Sharon Davis

    Sound designer & mix engineer: Martin Peralta

    22 May 2024, 8:00 pm
  • 29 minutes 5 seconds
    Genocide in the suburbs

    As a child, Shannon’s dad told her that her great-grandfather was supposed to be among the first to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the opening ceremony, but was robbed of the honour at the last minute by a white man in a suit. 

    When she became a professional researcher, she searched for years and years to verify the story, but couldn’t. However, she did uncover some other parts of her family history. And what she found shocked her.

    Guest: Shannon Foster, D'harawal Saltwater Knowledge Keeper and artist

    Producer & presenter: Lawrence Bull

    31 January 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 26 minutes 32 seconds
    The inner lives of wild animals: Conservation’s new frontier

    Traditionally, attempts to save animals in the wild have focused on their population numbers and reproductive success. But new research exploring the mental quality of life experienced by wild animals could revolutionise conservation efforts. 

    Featuring:

    Dr Andrea Harvey, UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Morgan Philpott, WIRES Volunteer Koala Carer

    Executive producer & post production: Lawrence Bull

    Producer & presenter: Wendy Frew

    24 January 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 26 minutes 39 seconds
    Rewilding the city

    When we think of the city, “nature” might be the furthest thing from our minds. But we’ve found a hidden army of people bringing our cities back to life.

    Featuring:

    Dr Judy Friedlander, Founder and Director of PlantingSeeds Projects and Adjunct Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

    The Mudcrabs and the Mudlarks – Hans Beg, Russel Cail, Jennifer Kent and Jo

    Abbie Galvin, NSW Government Architect

    Produced by Tom Melville and Laura Corrigan

    6 December 2023, 7:00 pm
  • 32 minutes 49 seconds
    Why we let corporations act like monsters

    A pharmaceutical company profits from legions of addicted customers; a gambling company knowingly markets to people in debt; a hospital kills its patients.

    People who do far less damage are locked up for life, yet corporations act like horror villains and get away with no criminal penalty. 

    Why do we let them get away with it? And how do we stop them?


    Featuring: Penny Crofts, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney


    Producer and presenter: Lawrence Bull

    22 November 2023, 7:00 pm
  • 22 minutes 53 seconds
    How to make a new carbon tax that sticks

    At least forty countries and the European Union now have a price on carbon. Australia tried, and failed in 2012. What do we need to do to make it work this time around?

    Featuring: Mona Mashhad Rajabi - Post-doctoral Research Associate, UTS School of Business Centre for Climate Risk and Resilience.

    Executive producer and post production: Lawrence Bull

    Producer and presenter: Annamarie Reyes

    1 November 2023, 7:00 pm
  • 26 minutes
    Dark cloud: The true cost of data

    Our online lives and the massive digital infrastructure that supports them are eating up our carbon budgets. But who's paying attention?


    Featuring:

    Jessica McLean, Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Macquarie University

    Gordon Noble, Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney


    Executive producer & post production: Lawrence Bull

    Producer & presenter: Wendy Frew

    25 October 2023, 7:00 pm
  • 21 minutes 30 seconds
    We make a pro-climate ad campaign

    It seems like every product has an ad campaign. Cars, cereal, chewing gum, in-soles… What about the most important issue of our time?


    Featuring: 

    Aimee Smith, Graduate Research Student and Sessional Academic in the Marketing Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney

    Sam Saunders, Chief Creative Officer at Sam Saunders Creative Nyoosa, and International Entrepreneur


    Producer & presenter: Lawrence Bull

    19 October 2023, 3:51 am
  • 28 minutes 13 seconds
    The best (and worst) ads of the decade

    A good ad campaign can change your behaviour for life. A bad one can hurt a good cause. But both can be very entertaining! We rate and review some of our favourites.

    Featuring: Aimee Smith, Graduate Research Student and Sessional Academic in the Marketing Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney

    Producer & presenter: Lawrence Bull

    20 September 2023, 8:00 pm
  • 22 minutes 49 seconds
    The race to impregnate male seahorses

    How do you repopulate a native species in steep decline? Join us on a dive into the front lines of our marine ecosystem to peek through the curtains on Australia’s most romantic animal.


    Featuring:

    Mitchell Brennan, Project Manager of the Sydney Seahorse Project & PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney


    Mentioned:

    Faithful pair bonds in wild seahorses, Hippocampus whitei - Amanda C. J. Vincent

    A seahorse father makes a good mother - Amanda C. J. Vincent

    iNaturalist: Sydney Seahorse Project

    Instagram: Sydney Seahorse Project


    Producer & presenter: Lawrence Bull

    13 September 2023, 8:00 pm
  • 28 minutes 33 seconds
    Forever chemicals: The poison in everyday items

    They’re in pizza boxes, toilet paper and dozens of other common household items, but chemicals such as PFAS are likely making us very sick.

    Featuring:

    Joanna Pickford

    Dr Rachael Wakefield-Rann, Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

    Executive producer: Lawrence Bull

    Producer & presenter: Wendy Frew

    6 September 2023, 8:00 pm
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