South Australian Museum Podcast

From research and collections to biodiversity, there's something for everyone in our new podcast. Listen through SoundCloud or search for the South Australian Museum on your podcast app.

Wonders: Wasekaseka - Fijian whale tooth necklace

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Welcome to Wonders! We're celebrating the 165th birthday of the Museum with an exhibition of 165 of our favourite objects from the collections. This episode explores the Pacific Cultures collection both in Wonders and the permanent gallery; we talk to Wonders curator Nat Williams, SAM's Research Fellow Stephen Zagala, and Fijian women Talica and Naomi.

This episode is made possible by the support of the Department for Energy and Mining.

Collection Stories

The South Australian Museum’s first podcast series, features stories about our collections, what we can learn from them, and how we share them with the public. Over each episode, Museum researchers and collection managers will share insights and anecdotes about some of the many special objects that are part of the Museum’s vast collection.

  • Collection Stories episode 5: Defining and naming species.

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    This episode features scientists Dr Shirley Sorokin, Dr Steve Donnellan and Dr Cath Kemper, as well as photographer Paul Stokes and Collections Data Manager and Coordinator Keith Maguire.

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  • Collection Stories episode 4: The Keeper of the Fossils.

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    Travel back in time to the Ediacaran Period to learn about life when SA was covered by ocean.

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  • Collection Stories episode 3: A Library of Life - Museum databases, digitisation and archives.

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    How do you find what you need in a collection of over four million objects? This episode is all about record-keeping at the Museum.

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  • Collection Stories episode 2: Both Ancient and Modern.

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    In this episode, we go behind the scenes in the Humanities department at the South Australian Museum.

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  • Collection Stories episode 1: Fishing in the Desert.

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    In this episode, we take you behind the scenes of the South Australian Museum's biological sciences.

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This podcast was made possible through the support of National Science Week.

Research Spotlight: Dr Alice Jones on Blue Carbon

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Did you know that our coastal environments are very effective at storing carbon? In this episode of the South Australian Museum podcast, we talk to Dr Alice Jones about her work on blue carbon – carbon found in salt marshes, mangroves and seagrass. This episode is co-hosted by SAM’s marine invertebrate Senior Researcher, Dr Rachael King.

Live lecture: Dr Emma Sherratt, "The Shape of Life and the Museum of Possible Forms"

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Animal life is remarkable in its diversity, particularly in the variety of shapes and sizes we see around us today, and in some ways even more remarkably in those life forms that have long gone extinct. How does this variation come about? And is it limited in its possibilities, or infinite?

Dr Emma Sherratt is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She is a world expert in the analysis of animal form and evolution. Her research spans animals big and small, from sea snakes to scallops, frogs to fossil lizards, and mammals to cuckoo eggs. Her website is www.emmasherratt.com.

Live lecture: Dr Emma Sherratt, "The Shape of Life and the Museum of Possible Forms" by South Australian Museum is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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Women's Work - Rebecca Richards and Dr Jennifer Caruso

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In this special NAIDOC Week episode, Eastern Arrernte woman Dr Jennifer Caruso and Adnyamathanha/Barngarla woman Rebecca Richards talk about the Museum's upcoming Women's Work exhibition, as well as Jennifer's experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation. This episode contains discussion of forced removal and deaths in custody and one unbleeped swearword. This episode is made possible by the support of NAIDOC Week.

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