Season one

BONUS EPISODE 1: Space Law - With Professor Steven Freeland

Steven Freeland is Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen, and a Member of Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law. He has also been a Visiting Professional within the Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and a Special Advisor to the Danish Foreign Ministry in matters related to the  International Criminal Court. 


He has authored approximately 300 publications on various aspects of International Law and has been invited to present over 1100 expert commentaries by national and international media outlets worldwide on a  wide range of legal and geopolitical issues. He has been invited to present conference papers and keynote speeches in Australia, Austria,  Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France,  Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab  Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. 

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BONUS EPISODE 2: Future Weapons - With Skeeve Stevens

 

Skeeve was the first Australian to be imprisoned for hacking. He is a Futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, technology architect, consultant and visionary in number of areas including: Futurism, Network Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure, Advisor in Future Technology Crime and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, NFC/RFID, Personal/Commercial and Security Robotics, Smart Cities, Consumer Behaviour and Psychology, Trend Analysis and Technology based Neuroscience aka Brainwear.


Skeeve presently consults and provides professional services to  Intelligence Agencies, State Police Forces, the Defence Department and  Defence Contractors, Government Ministers and their advisors in Australia and several foreign countries. Skeeve guest lectures on Cybersecurity, Technology Crime, Infrastructure Protection, 1st Principal Thinking and Inversion Thinking at multiple academic institutions in departments such as Computer Science, Political Science, Psychology and International Studies.


As it pertains to Network Infrastructure Skeeve’s areas of specialty are: Elastic Fabric Infrastructure, Overlay Architecture, NFV – Network  Function Virtualisation, Internet Service Provider networking and  business, Network Infrastructure – ISP, Corporate, Cloud; Cloud Computing, Virtualisation; Wholesale ISP Services; Datacentre Security  and Protection; Internet Governance & Policy; NBN; IPv6 Security, Deployment; Internet of Things – (IoT) industrial and home automation; RFID/NFC/Beacon Technology; Internet Peering Exchanges (IX’s), Internet Governance and Policy.


Skeeve was a triple Juniper JNCIP, but now prefers to focus his education in areas relation to Policing and Counter-Terrorism and Technology related risks.  Skeeve is a former Director of the Internet Society and former chair of APNIC Policy Committee. He has also represented Australia in Internet Governance issues and policy across the world. Skeeve is responsible  for drafting, proposing and succeeding in the adoption of multiple policies regarding internet resources. He has spoken at events in over 20 countries and Internet Governance and Network Operator events such as  AUSNOG, NZNOG, HKNOG, SGNOG, MYNOG, KHNOG, APNIC, APRICOT and Internet  Society INET.

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S01E01 Hyperspace - With Dr Gaurav Khanna

Dr. Khanna is a Professor in the Physics Department, and the Associate Director of the Center for Scientific Computing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He works on a variety of challenging problems in theoretical and computational physics. This primary research project is related to the coalescence of binary black hole systems using perturbation theory and estimation of the properties of the emitted gravitational waves. This research is of relevance to the recently established NSF LIGO laboratory (and the upcoming space-borne missions) that have just succeeded in making a direct observation of these waves. 


Dr. Khanna has extensive parallel and scientific computing experience as a regular user of NSF’s XSEDE facilities, and also has detailed knowledge of a variety of computer architectures (multi-core CPU, GPU, heterogeneous, etc.). He has published nearly seventy (70) research papers in top international journals and secured over a million-dollars in research funding to date.


His research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), MA Space Grant Consortium (NASA), US Air Force Research (AFRL/AFOSR), private foundations (FQXi and others) and the computer industry (Apple, IBM, Sony, Nvidia and others).

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S01E02 Exoplanets - With Dr Cassandra Hall

Dr. Hall is a Winton Exoplanet Fellow at the University of Leicester, UK. She works in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy. She did her PhD in theoretical astrophysics at the Royal Observatory, University of Edinburgh. 


She specialises in the study of exoplanet formation, and is particularly interested in protoplanetary accretion discs, which are the birth sites of exoplanets. She uses some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to predict and explain observations by the world’s most powerful telescopes. 

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S01E03 Wormholes - With Dr Jordi Prat Camps

Dr Jordi Prat Camps is a physicist from Barcelona with a background in electromagnetism, superconductivity, and metamaterials, with a very applied vision. He loves to explore the frontiers between disciplines and, in particular, the connection between science and technology. His ultimate passion is to learn and innovate. 

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S01E04 Space Travel - With Dr Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak is involved with the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life at the SETI Institute in California—trying to find evidence that there’s someone out there. He is also committed to getting the public, especially young people, excited about astrobiology and science in general.  He hosts the radio show/podcast “Big Picture Science.”

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S01E05 Space Stations - With Dr Brad Tucker

Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory and the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, at the Australian National University. 


Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Astrophysics and Cosmology from Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the ANU.  He’s leading programs using the NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and TESS to understand why and how stars blow up. He’s also building a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere, a search to find Planet 9, as well as issues surrounding the mining of asteroids.


Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the public about Astronomy and has regular segments on various radio and TV stations. He has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Royal Australian Mint, consulted on science fiction movies, and has been featured in TV specials. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular book.

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BONUS EPISODE 3: Sex Tech - With Bryony Cole

In the season finale, we take a jump from space travel into the future of sex.  


As the world's leading authority on sextech, Bryony Cole is fascinated  by the way technology penetrates even the most intimate corners of our  lives. Since launching the top-rated podcast Future of Sex and Future of  Sex Report, Bryony has been on stages across the world forecasting  trends in the sextech and sexual wellness. According to The Guardian,  sextech is a $30 billion industry growing at 30% per year. The term  vagina-nomics is now describes the new wave of female-led sex and  fertility tech ventures. While it is a burgeoning industry, societal  stigmas and misconceptions continue to keep sextech in taboo territory.  If you are curious about the business side of sex tech or creating an  inclusive sex-positive society – this is the talk for you.  


As it pertains to Network Infrastructure Skeeve’s areas of specialty are: Elastic Fabric Infrastructure, Overlay Architecture, NFV – Network  Function Virtualisation, Internet Service Provider networking and  business, Network Infrastructure – ISP, Corporate, Cloud; Cloud Computing, Virtualisation; Wholesale ISP Services; Datacentre Security  and Protection; Internet Governance & Policy; NBN; IPv6 Security, Deployment; Internet of Things – (IoT) industrial and home automation; RFID/NFC/Beacon Technology; Internet Peering Exchanges (IX’s), Internet Governance and Policy

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