Episodes
We start today's show taking it slow out in nature for some journalling, before we bid farewell to a mighty Matilda. Then, we'll sit down for a meal designed for Autistic eaters, and head to the gallery to see the winners of this years Archibald Prize. Finally, we're headed back in time for a prehistoric… Wow of the week!  Quiz Questions Is nature journalling just for professionals, or can anyone do it? How long has Lydia Williams been a Matilda? Can you name one of the foods available at...
Published 06/14/24
Published 06/14/24
On today's show, we'll take a peek at the new uniforms for our Australian Paralympic team. Then, we'll visit a retirement village that's home to some furry residents, before kicking the footy around with some sport-loving kids. After that, it's time to navigate the noise of a busy playground with a special wagon helping people feel included, and then finally, we'll hear a delicious… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions What's extra special about the new Paralympic uniforms? Which country is the...
Published 06/07/24
On today's show, we'll start with a change coming to your loose change. Then, we'll head north of the equator to hear about some troublemaking orcas. After that, it's time to travel the high seas on a special voyage from one island to another, before we grab our tools and meet a rock-loving kid sharing his passion with his community. Finally, we'll travel about 1200 light years away for our… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions Who will be on the back of any new coins made? 2. What are the...
Published 05/31/24
All aboard! On today's show, our first stop is a bus stop! To inspect a new, old vehicle. Then, we'll hear about some clever bees learning new tricks, and about a game of tips that went for a whole month! After that, we'll strut along the runway with an indigenous fashion designer, before a very hairy Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions 1.  How long did it take Brian to fix up the bus? 2. What had the scientists hidden under the brick for the bees to get to? 3. How long did the game of...
Published 05/24/24
The first stop on today's show is the post office! To meet some letter sending locals. Then, we'll head to the beach to practice deep listening. After a quick dip, we'll go deep into a cave to inspect a curious discovery, and then to a shearing shed on a farm, to meet an expert shearer. After that whirlwind adventure, it's off to a different kind of farm for our… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. Who is currently running the Ungarie post office? 2. Which creature did Diana hear the...
Published 05/17/24
On today's show, we'll hear how an op shop is changing a community, we'll find out about the discovery of a giant jawbone, and we'll meet some scientists with a cool idea to chill out a hot city. Then, we'll hear about some significant spears that have been returned to their traditional owners, before heading to the beach for the… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. What was the remote op shop project raising money for? 2. What sort of creature was an ichthyosaur? 3. What city are...
Published 05/10/24
On today's show, we'll hear about a newly discovered ant with an interesting name. We'll kick-flip and grind with a super skateboarder, and fossick for fossils with a prolific palaeontologist. Then, we'll hear about an Indigenous Australian artist winning big in the art world, before heading to a deserted island for the… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. Which villain was the ant named after? 2. What's the name of the trick Arisa did? 3. Which state is Samantha the dino lover...
Published 05/03/24
Join Ruby and the ABC's national technology reporter Ange Lavoipierre for a deep dive into the world of artificial intelligence.
Published 04/30/24
On today’s show, we’ll hear about some Paralympians speaking out about footwear. We’ll explore an underwater mountain and meet some of its fishy inhabitants. Then, staying in the water, we’ll splash about with some senior swimmers taking lessons for the first time. After that, it’s all eyes on the skies as we search for exploding stars, before we head down river for the… Wow of the week!  Quiz Questions 1. What does Stef Reid and other Paralympians want to be able to buy? 2. What kind of...
Published 04/26/24
On today's show, we're off to a remote farm that's had a high-tech upgrade. Then, we'll shoot some hoops with some Irish basketball teams, before kicking soccer balls around with some of Australia's newest sporting recruits. After that, we'll hear about an interesting discovery challenging our ideas about First Nations Australians, before we hop into the…Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. What is the name of Jack's smart farm? 2. Which country were the two basketball teams from? 3....
Published 04/19/24
On today's show, we'll start by inspecting an ancient fossil that's reminding scientists of a beloved green frog. We'll meet a would-be moon-mining rover, and catch up with some kind kids making an important change in their community. After that, we'll celebrate Eid before heading off on a camping trip for the… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. Which muppet did the fossil remind scientists of? 2. Can you name one thing that the moon rover might mine for? 3. Which clan are the...
Published 04/12/24
Lace up your running shoes and strap on your safety gear, this week's episode is all about sport. We'll meet an athletic school kid being brave and breaking records, and learn about a kooky sport winning over new fans. We'll head to the ocean, for an adaptive surfing competition, and then dry off before a night at the theatre, to hear about a play telling the story of Indigenous footy players. After that, it's deep into the mountains for the Wow of the Week! Quiz Questions 1. Which...
Published 04/05/24
On today's show, we'll hear about how a famous Aussie breakfast food might be used to help recycle old computers. We'll perch on tree branches with the birds, and meet a teen fighting for the environment. Then, we'll dance with some Indigenous students connecting to their culture, before heading to a farm for the… Wow of the Week! Quiz Questions 1. What's the ingredient, starting with the letter Y, found in Vegemite that could be used to break down electronics? 2. According to this study,...
Published 03/29/24
We're on the move in today's episode! We'll spot street signs in Queensland designed to keep drivers alert and amused. Then, we'll run a world record race with a speedy six-year old, before swimming deep underwater, to learn about how whale song works. After that whirlwind, we'll celebrate harmony day, before settling in for the… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions 1. What is the coldest town in Queensland? 2. How far was the race Helena ran? A) 200m B) 300m C) 400m 3. What is special about...
Published 03/22/24
Today's show starts with some good news about an Aussie amphibian. We'll keep our voices down in a lovely library, cancelling peoples fines for a funny reason, and then meet the people representing Australia at an international song contest. Staying overseas, we'll speed over to the London marathon, to hear about an inclusive change they're making, and then after that, it's time for a prehistoric Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions 1. What kind of frog was cared for at Melbourne Zoo and...
Published 03/15/24
On today's show, I've got some good news about a tasty, potatoey snack. Then, we'll hear about some awesome women kicking goals for International Women's Day, and meet a local legend cleaning up Sydney Harbour. We'll travel to the country Canada, to learn about an important Indigenous program, and then after that, I'll present an aquatic Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions 1. What the word for lots of different plants and animals living in the same area? 2. Which competition did the Matildas...
Published 03/08/24
On today's show, we'll leap into the countdown with a chat about leap years, and then swim over to hear about some lucky fish that were saved from a drying lake. We'll learn about how the shape of a room could change the way someone feels, and then meet some Indigenous performers bringing an traditional story to a modern stage. Then, it's time for the Wow of the Week! Quiz Questions 1. How often do we have a leap year? 2. Why did Adam the biologist have to move quickly to save the...
Published 03/01/24
Today's web of stories starts with some spider's webs, catching more than just flies. We'll hang loose and surf with the best at big swells, and then travel to the other side of the solar system to hear about a very different kind of ocean. Then, we'll learn about International Mother Language Day, before plodding over to our Wow of the Week! Quiz Questions 1. What's the thing that scientists can test the spider webs for? Hint: It's three letters 2. What score did Molly get for her amazing...
Published 02/23/24
Today's episode starts with a mystery illness affecting the raucous rainbow lorikeet. We'll hear about people swapping smartphones for older ones, and a teen DJ spinning tracks in front of huge crowds. Then, we'll spend time with some first nations gamers, before flying over to our Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions 1. Which Rainbow Lorikeet behaviour have scientists asked everyday people to keep an eye on? 2. Why would someone swap a smartphone for an old style phone? 3. Which sporting...
Published 02/16/24
Today, we'll drive around with a road-fixing robot, and tag along with a seasoned snake catcher. Then, we'll celebrate Lunar New Year before paddling the harbour in specially decorated kayaks. Quiz Questions What will the robot ARRES spend its time filling? Why can't Paul retire from being a snake catcher? Which animal is it this year in the Chinese Zodiac? Which harbour will people be able to cruise around in the kayaks? What's the name of the helicopter on Mars? Bonus Tricky Question How...
Published 02/09/24
Today, we'll meet a quick-thinking kid who helped save his dad's life! Then we'll mooooove onto a story about some stuck stock! We'll also watch some silent movies with a magnificent musician! And we'll meet a young footy player who is setting an example by standing up for herself. Quiz Questions 1. What number can you dial in an emergency? 2. What colour is the new bull discovered on the island? 3. What's going to happen at the cinema when Ron retires? 4. What sport does Sophie...
Published 02/02/24
On the show today, I'll shell out the details on an odd-shaped egg, and we'll chat about International Day of Education. We'll head to the other side of the world to meet the new Queen of Denmark, and then back, much closer to home, to visit the newly-accessible Abrolhos Islands. Then finally, it's time for the story that made you go 'wow' - an eight-legged Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions What happened to make the hen lay a round egg? What's the theme for International Day of Education this...
Published 01/26/24
On the show today, we'll meet a mini-mathematician and hear her ideas about magpies. Then, we'll give tired Queensland teddies some TLC, before heading into outer space with a moon lander unlikely to complete its mission. After that, we'll hear about some awesome work going on a little island down south, before we hear the Wow of the Week.  Quiz Questions Who do magpies seem to like swooping the most? What was one of the names of Vyvian's toys? Hint: There were two What is the moon lander...
Published 01/19/24
This summer, we're replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2023. This episode is from NAIDOC Week.
Published 01/12/24