Why I started For Science

There are a couple of things that inspired me to start For Science!.

The first was talking to three awesome Science Communicators for an episode of Purser Explores The World. The enthusiasm and passion that Upulie Divisekera, Magdalene Lum and Maia Sauren had for their fields and their work really did start the idea smouldering.

Secondly,  I like to talk science

New Facebook pages for shows

Hi all, only two days to go until the return of WTF Australia to the intertoobs, I hope everyones ready.

We've also made some changes to the way we do the facebook thing for Angrybeanie shows. Whereas before everything was run from the single facebook page, this year we're going to be running a FB page for each show. So if you're on the Bookface and you're a fan of just one show or another, now you'll get just the stuff you want rather than having to wade through other show information.

We'll still be running the AB main Facebook page as well.

Patreonise us

So in my last post I spoke about having a look at some of the things I wanted to achieve with Angry Beanie, including upgrading some of the hardware used as well as investigating the production of new content and shows.

In that post I spoke about a possible Pozible campaign, but really, pozible and kickstarter really only work if you've got a large enough following to start with, and I'm not fooling myself with AB, we do have our supporters, but we're not huge by any stretch of the imagination, certainly not Pozible huge.

Radio Angry Beanie, a rambling introduction

So as you may have noticed, last friday, the podcast of the latest episode of WTF Australia was rebroadcast via an audio streaming service over at

Right now this is a bit of an experiment, not only in getting the technology right (and I am quite proud that with the exception of the codec, everything is built on Free and Open Source Software, and even then I have the capacity to run ogg streams), but also in whether it's something people would be interested in getting involved in.

Seeing out the old year and looking forward to the new

Well here we are coming to the end of 2013 and Angry Beanie is still here.

It’s been an interesting year. At the beginning I had great plans for the cranky woolen headware. Purser Explores The World was going to crack 26 episodes for the year, For Science! was really starting to hit its stride and I had plans for at least a couple more shows and even bandied around the idea of actually dedicating a day a week to the development and production of the shows.

Well twelve months later and things have changed a bit.

The lurgy strikes, but I'm getting better

So you’ve probably noticed a distinct lack of activity over here at Angry Beanie headquarters. WTF Australia hasn’t been released for two weeks and the schedule for For Science! has been a little disorganised.

Yeah, sorry about that.

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been a bit under the weather, so I’ve not had the energy to deal with the scheduling and the recording and the thinking and things like that.

New segment for For Science! - Where's the science at

 If you know where to look, there's a lot going on in Australia science and science outreach wise. There are podcasts like For Science! vidcasts like Pint in the Sky put together by astrophysicist Katie Mack and astronomer Alan Duffy and the ever popular "Week in science" put together by the Royal Institute of Australia.

Purser Explores The World WIPs

Just so you know something is happening for Purser Explores The World here's a list of topics I'm looking at covering:
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Cybernetics
  • The Restoration of Passion (or why people like rebuilding old things)
  • Australia in Space (another look at the topic that launched the cast)
Let me know if there are other topics you think I should cover.

The search begins

In the last post I had to bring the sad news that Maia is going to be leaving For Science! to go on to more awesomer things. We will of course miss her and she will be welcome back anytime she likes.

However, this means that For Science! is now down a host. I like the format that we have and I would like to continue the two science people and me formula.


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