'Afraid to Ask' Podcast

In each episode of our podcast series, Afraid to Ask, we ask AUT experts the weird questions you've been thinking about your whole life. They say there's no such thing as a stupid question, so it's time to put that theory to the test.

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Latest episodes

Any luck with lotto?
Podcast 8: Will I ever win the Lotto?

Money Money Money! What would you buy if you won the Lotto? This week, we're chatting to AUT statistician Robin Hankin about big money, big numbers and small chances.

Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to submit your question at #askAUT

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Toasters online?
Podcast 7: Can my toaster connect to the internet?

Do you know what the internet of things is? If you don't, fear not, because on this episode we're talking to AUT Associate Professor Dave Parry and Dr Farhaan Mirza about the concept, and the future of interconnected household appliances. 

Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to submit your question at #askAUT

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Triangle sandwiches?
Podcast 6: A sandwich by any other shape would taste as sweet.... right?

You may not realize it, but your love for certain foods may have more to do with texture or appearance than taste, so today we're talking to AUT senior lecturers and professional chefs Alan Brown and John Kelleher about the aesthetics of food.

Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to submit your question at #askAUT

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Forever young?
Podcast 5: How can I stay looking young forever?

For centuries, humans have searched for the secret to eternal youth, but as we learn from Adjunct Professor Sharad Paul, eternal youth has always been within your grasp.

Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to submit your question at #askAUT

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Music used in all episodes: Go Cart - Loop Mix Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Last updated: 19-May-2017 12.40pm

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