The Discovery Pod

Hemp houses, disease-detecting dogs, and robot swarms inspired by wasps; In 2023, The Discovery Pod is exploring bold new ideas.

Join host Andy Lowe as he chats with researchers at the forefront of innovation—and uncovers history in the making.

How can we make tomorrow better today? Let’s find out.

Welcome to The Discovery Pod

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Meet our host

Professor Andy Lowe is a British-Australian scientist and interim director of the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide.

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Meet our guests

Learn more about our guests and their research.

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Catch up on episodes

Take a listen to seasons 1-3 of The Discovery Pod and expand your knowledge in the areas of health, biotech, societal wellbeing, defence, environmental sustainability, space and digital technology.

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Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 (current)

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Agriculture, food and wine | Defence, cyber and space | Energy mining and resources | Environmental sustainability | Health | Music STEM

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