Infectious Music: How microbes have shaped our music

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In this episode, Professor Joaquin (Quim) Madrenas discusses how certain diseases impacted the way compsers created music, and how these diseases influenced the way societies experienced this music.

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August 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm


Why We Love Music: A Neuroscience perspective

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Professor Robert L. Zattore discusses the reason why people have continued to love music throughout history and proposes that affinity for music is inherently human (and undoubtedly neurological).

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August 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm


Nature’s Chorus: Frog Calls and Bird Songs

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Prof. David M. Green enlightens us about various types of frog calls, followed by a lesson on bird songs by Prof. Jon Sakata.

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August 13, 2014 at 11:52 am


Gregorian Chant Explained

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Prof. Julie E. Cumming and Dr. Peter Schubert discuss the historical and religious impact of Gregorian Chant on ancient and modern society.

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August 8, 2014 at 2:25 pm


The Music of Emily Carr’s Pines

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Dr. Eleanor Stubley talks about Canadian composer Jean Coulthard’s fascination with Emily Carr, and how her paintings influenced Coulthard’s musical works.

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August 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm


Capturing Bach

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As a performer himself, Professor Ilya Poletaev discusses the interpretations of Bach’s compositions and how they came to be so diverse.

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August 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm


What you should know before you buy that Strad

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Dr. Gary Scavone discusses his research on the quality of string instruments and their influence on musicians.

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August 8, 2014 at 10:44 am


The Secrets of Music Theory

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Nicole Biamonte talks about the The Secrets of Music Theory in this episode.

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August 7, 2014 at 10:11 am


AstroMcGill Episode 52 – Dick Manchester

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Guest: Dick Manchester (ATNF)

We had the chance to receive Dick at McGill for a special visit. During this episode, we had a broad discussion about pulsars, these very compact objects that we still do not understand very well, but that are extremely useful to better understand some areas of physics.

Hosts: Sebastien Guillot and Dave Tsang

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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July 3, 2014 at 3:04 pm


AstroMcGill Episode 51 – Sarah Burke Spolaor

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Guest: Sarah Burke Spolaor (CalTech)

The discussion of this podcast was centered on a new and unknown type of astrophysical phenomenon, called Fast Radio Bursts, very brief bursts of radiation disappearing as fast as they appeared.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 22 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan

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June 11, 2014 at 10:29 am