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PODCASTS

Our original podcasts explore science, story, and place, and invite listeners to immerse themselves in the rich soundscapes and surrounds of Tasmania. We look beyond the headlines and delve into the stories behind scientific research, and the people who devote themselves to discovery. Produced in collaboration with local researchers, artists, and creatives, our podcasts take our exploration of science and art beyond the walls of our Festival Hub and into the world — a Beaker Street offering that’s available anywhere, any time. 

SCI ART WALKS PODCAST

Join us for a series of audio-escapes featuring fascinating talks by Tasmanian scientists and artists, with music composed by Tasmanian musicians. Each episode is paired with a suggested walking location in lutruwita/Tasmania, but you can listen from anywhere in the world. (Note: Sci Art Walks is best enjoyed with fresh air.)

DARWIN ATE AN OWL PODCAST

Science is more than Eureka moments and flashy results. Listen in as we look beyond the headlines to uncover the often gruelling and gritty process of scientific research, and to get to know the people who devote themselves to discovery.

FESTIVAL SESSIONS

Every August, Beaker Street Festival hosts the biggest names and the hottest topics in science, alongside the taboo, unexpected, and downright captivating. As Australia’s premier science event for adults, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Check out the highlights from past festivals below. 

BEAKER STREET FESTIVAL 2023

Psychedelics, Menopause, and Tim Flannery were part of our 2023 Feature Speaker Sessions at Hobart’s Theatre Royal Studio Theatre, with Fungi Expeditions, Bat Tours, and Museum Vaults included in our Field Trips – the best way to experience Tasmania’s hidden secrets and wild places. Seaweed and Vaginas were on the menu at Mona, and our Dark Sky Retreat at Spring Bay Mill was an unforgettable exhale.

BEAKER STREET FESTIVAL 2022

Is science really for everyone? In 2022 we took at deep dive into the cultural complexities of science, with discussions from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, the Deaf community, and a musical exposé expressing the wishes of the dead. We also went north, with events exploring the science of stadiums, sparkling wine, and sauerkraut.

BEAKER STREET FESTIVAL 2021

In 2021, Beaker Street Festival broke out of the COVID-19 lock down and hit the road. Our programming followed a similarly provocative theme, diving head-on into unfiltered discussions around climate change, sovereignty, and how to break bad news.