Michelle Dickinson

Season 6, Episode 4

The first of our episodes recorded in New Zealand saw Robin and Josie joined by nanotechnologist, science communicator and writer Dr Michelle Dickinson (who you might better know as Nanogirl). Michelle’s first book is out in October so they chat about that as well as the work of Michael Crichton, Atul Gawande, Barbara Baynton and more. There’s also a quite gross story about scratching one’s head…




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Reading List

Michelle recommends

Get off the Grass: Kickstarting New Zealand’s Innovation Economy by Shaun Hendy and Paul Callaghan

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

Prey by Michael Crichton

8 Re-Wired by Michelle Dickinson and David Downs

Why Things Break: Understanding the World By the Way It Comes Apart by Mark A. Eberhart

Josie recommends

Bush Studies by Barbara Baynton

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Robin recommends

The Complete Lyrics by Nick Cave

The Hamyln Book of Monsters by Daniel Farson

The Puritan Jungle: America’s Sexual Underground by Sara Harris

Luminous Moments by Paul Callaghan

What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman

Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister by Martin Bartelt

The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton

The Itch by Atul Gawande

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death by Brenna Hassett

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