Ben Lewis


Ben Lewis is Senior Producer at Australia’s Science Channel, and a writer for Cosmos Magazine. He has worked with scientists and science storytellers including Brian Cox, Chris Hadfield, Robert Llewellyn, elite athletes, Antarctic explorers, chefs and comedians. Ben has also been involved in public events around Australia and was co-writer, producer and director of The Science of Doctor Who, which toured nationally in 2014 in association with BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand. Want more Ben? You can hear him on ABC radio in Adelaide, regional SA, NSW, and around Queensland, commercial radio in the ACT, and Radio Adelaide. He also speaks at universities around Australia on communicating science to the public. Around the office he makes the worst jokes known to mankind.


Science and technology is as much a part of our cultural fabric as art, music, theatre and literature. They play a significant role in our daily lives, yet, in a world dependent on science, we often take them for granted. Australia’s Science Channel believes every citizen has a right, and a responsibility, to be informed, and our mission is to create programs to bring that about.


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Flip-flop qubits: a whole new quantum computing architecture
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Episode 8: Kyle Wiens - Mr iFixit
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Episode 6: Inside an Innovative Mind
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Episode 4: Five Awkward Women in STEM Questions
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Episode 1: WOMADelaide 2017
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Parasitology Specialist: on the job with Vanessa
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Stop Rewind Episode 13 - Entertainment
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Stop Rewind Episode 12 - Gadgets
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Stop Rewind Episode 11 - Energy
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Stop Rewind Episode 10 - Extreme Sports
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Stop Rewind Episode 9 - Health
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Stop Rewind Episode 8 - Cars
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Stop Rewind Episode 7 - Computing
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Stop Rewind Episode 6 - Aviation
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Stop Rewind Episode 5 - Boats
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Stop Rewind Episode 4 - Space
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Stop Rewind Episode 3 - The Way We Fight
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Stop Rewind Episode 2 - The Home Of The Future
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Stop Rewind Episode 1 - Robots
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Sol 11 - What's Your Favourite Space Movie?
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Sol 10 - Who's Your Favourite Astronaut?
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Sol 09 - What's Your Favourite Planet?
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Sol 08 - Chris Hadfield's Dream Destination
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Sol 07 - Andy Weir Sets Sights On Moon
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Sol 06 - Andy Weir's Favourite Mars Facts
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Sol 05 - Space Science in 100 Years
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Sol 04 - The Martian Passes The Astronaut Test
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Sol 03 - Technology Used By The Martian
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Sol 02 - The Martian's Science Mistakes
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Sol 01 - Mars On The Horizon
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Pollution Detective: on the job with Patricia
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Medical Illustrator: on the job with Madelaine
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Maintenance Engineer: on the job with Duane
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Chemist & Tech Officer: on the job with Peter
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Tech Officer: on the job with Matt
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Lab Tech: on the job with Nardia
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What is machine learning?
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Finding prehistoric mega-shark fossils on Victoria's coast
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The Grandfather of computers
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Vanessa Pirotta - Using drones to collect whale snot (FameLab Australia 2018 Winner)
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Toby Hendy - Poking Plants (FameLab Australia 2018 Runner-Up)
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Muthu Vignesh Vellayappan - Groovy Patches (FameLab Australia 2018 Audience Choice)
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Taryn Laubenstein - The Tail of Two Fishes
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Richard Charlesworth - Coeliac disease diagnosis can be a pain in the posterior
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Pegah Maasoumi - Solar Windows
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James Wong - Breathing while you hop: How do kangaroos do it?
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Ben McAllister - The ORGAN Experiment: Shining a light on dark matter
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Mortaza Rezae - Empowering beautiful minds
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Zane Stromberga - Can allergy drugs beat bladder disease?
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What's the best way to move - springs or muscles?
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FameLab Australia Semi-Final Highlights
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Australian astronomers witness death throes of a cocooned star
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How Australia's politicians see our future in space
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Keeping satellites in the loop
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Are drones the future of racing?
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Flavia Tata Nardini on women in engineering
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Flavia Tata Nardini on the future of the internet
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True or False with Bajo and Rad BONUS ROUND
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True or False with Bajo & Rad
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FameLab 2018 - Get Involved!
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Nural Cokcetin - How FameLab changed my life
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Erinn Fagan-Jeffries - How FameLab changed my life
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Noushin Nasiri - How FameLab changed my life
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Ronald Yu - How FameLab changed my life
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Alan Duffy's Top 5 Science Communication Tips
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A Judge's Top Tips for FameLab Australia
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Fifty years since Australia beat the world to space
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ECR Network: Talk Your Science with Alan Duffy
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Six Awkward Cancer Questions
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Sailing Through Space with Bill Nye
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New Space Tech with Andrea Boyd
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Who Decides the Law in Space?
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Scientists Watch Collision That Created Gravitational Waves
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ECR Network - Why Every Scientist Should Be on Twitter - The Benefits
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ECR Network - Why Every Scientist Should Be On Twitter - The Fears
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Alan Duffy Says Thank You Cassini
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Revolutions - The Quest to Transform HPV Racing
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Flip-flop qubits: a whole new quantum computing architecture
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Bendable crystals tie current thinking in knots
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ECR Network 2017 – Get Interdisciplinary!
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Chris Hadfield: The Future of Space Exploration
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Chris Hadfield: Life After Space
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Chris Hadfield: Life in Space
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Brew Ha Ha - Let's Make Algae Australian of the Year
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Nine Awkward Astrophysicist Questions
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ECR Network 2017 - Grant Writing Workshop
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Brew Ha Ha - Your 5 Step Asteroid Success Plan
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Brew Ha Ha - Lose a Little to Gain Millions
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The Grandfather Paradox
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Brew Ha Ha - The Hidden Heroes Tackling Mozzies
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Brew Ha Ha - Australia, Let's Go To Space
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“Desirable defects: Nano-scale structures of piezoelectrics” – Patrick Tung
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Keeping Your Phone Safe from Hackers
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Brew Ha Ha - Cheers to Brain Health?
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Brew Ha Ha - iHeart Hacking
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Ridiculology - New Hubble
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Brew Ha Ha - Farewell MP3
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Brew Ha Ha - The Booger Conspiracy
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Brew Ha Ha - New Hope for Premmies
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Brew Ha Ha - Sperm Drug Smugglers
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Join The Search For Planet 9
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Brew Ha Ha - Crowdsourcing Science
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Brew Ha Ha - SpaceX Preps for Relaunch
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Brew Ha Ha - New Dino Family Tree
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Brew Ha Ha - Elon to the Rescue
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Ground Control to Major Chris
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The Science of Cycling - Psychology
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The Science of Cycling - Nutrition
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The Science of Cycling - Performance
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Underwater With Emma Johnston
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Creating The Airbus A380
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Brew Ha Ha - Sweaty Robots From Japan
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Think You Might Be a Programmer?
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Want to start coding? Here's some basic tips
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The Swimming Physicist
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Lucky Tran - Career Map Of A Science Communicator
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How To Be More Creative
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Brew Ha Ha - What To Do With Astronaut Poo?
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Science Meets Business 2016
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How to become an Astronaut - Marsha Ivins & Adelle
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Smartphone Recycling in Australia
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Pets vs iPads
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Brew Ha Ha - Powered Bikes Split Peloton
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Driverless Cars - Who's The Boss?
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Driverless Cars - Let's Get Technical
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Driverless Cars Go Green
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Research Linkages with Industry
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Lawrence Krauss talks Gravitational Waves
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What Are Gravitational Waves
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Launch Success for Cuberider
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Alan Duffy's Astronomy Glossary
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Marsha Ivins: How To Become An Astronaut
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Marsha Ivins: How I Became An Astronaut
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Seven Awkward Astronaut Questions
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True or False with Marsha Ivins
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Andrea Boyd's ISS Scrapbook
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Brew Ha Ha - The Spaceplane That Almost Could
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Our Future in Space
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Marsha Ivins: Keeping The Heat Out in Space
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True or False with Andrea Boyd
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Space Station Degustation
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Career Hacks
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Marsha Ivins: Building the International Space Station
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Future Innovators - Movie Magicians
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Brew Ha Ha - Elon's At It Again
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Brew Ha Ha - Internet Pirates Walk The Plank
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The Australian Who Invented Roomba
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Where's My Robot Butler?
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Roomba Inventor - Rodney Brooks
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Wonders of 3D Printing
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Get To Know Brian Cox
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Future Innovators - It's a Makers World
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