The 9pm Hot Buttered Cuttlefish of the Plague Times with Upulie Divisekera and Dr Trent Yarwood

Upulie Divisekera (left) and Dr Trent Yarwood. (Photos: Supplied, digital processing by Stilgherrian)

The Summer Series 2022 continues, as does that goddam global pandemic. So inevitably we’re joined once more by science communicator and medical researcher Upulie Divisekera and infectious diseases physician Dr Trent Yarwood.

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The 9pm Triple Boxing Day Landfill of Lamentations

An excavator crushing trash at the Anchorage Landfill, 21 August 2012 (Photo: US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson, digitally altered by Stilgherrian)

At last 2021 is coming to a close, so in this episode I look back at this shambles of a year, and maybe generate some hope for 2022. I’ll call this the first episode of the summer series, for obscure but sensible reasons which I won’t explain.

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The 9pm Extra: Talking Tech Policy episode 2, “Replumbing Power”

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Johanna Weaver, Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre, ANU (Original photo: Supplied)

The Australian government made many changes to the regulation of the online world during 2021. They were the subject earlier this month when I was a guest on the new podcast Talking Tech Policy from the new Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University.

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The 9pm Extra: Vertical Hold episode 358, “Australia considers adopting digital currencies, cracking down on crypto and BNPL cowboys”

Is Australia ready to embrace an official digital currency? How is the government cracking down on crypto and Buy Now, Pay Later payment systems? I was the special guest on this week’s Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News.

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