The Discovery Pod

Welcome to The Discovery Pod, where we talk to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society's most pressing challenges. 

Our host for season 1 of The Discovery Pod is Professor Andy Lowe, Director of Food Innovation, with a research background in plant evolution biology. Join us weekly to learn more from our researchers on topics such as COVID-19, Renewable Energies, Cyber Security, Nutrition and more. 

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Podcast episodes


Pandemic panic - is there a light at the end of the tunnel or will we find a new normal?

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Climate change

Climate change is here to stay – what should we be doing today to live for tomorrow?

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Forget fad diets – what should we be eating, and does this need to change as we get older?

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Artificial Intelligence

The rise of the machines – what does it mean for us today? And how will it change the way we live tomorrow?

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Pregnancy and Parental Health

The gift of life – how do we build healthy habits today to give the children of tomorrow the best start in life.

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Renewable Energy

Cracking the code – finding new ways to power our nation and drive the manufacturing economy.

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Food and Water Security

Access to food and water is set to become the next conflict horizon. So how do we secure the future of food and water for all? 

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Music and Technology

The Power of Music. How technology is helping us immerse, interact, and discover music’s benefit.

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Cyber Security

Cybercrime and Digital Warfare – how do we get tech savvy to secure our lives online?

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Genetically Modified Foods

Unnatural, Harmful and Unsafe? – Does genetic modification have a role to play in our food futures.

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