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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Easter with bunnies?

Podcast 3: As you celebrate the Easter holidays with family this year, while you eat chocolate and tell stories about bunnies... do you ever stop and wonder... "Why are we doing this?"

Welcome to "Afraid to Ask", and this week we're talking to Associate Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell about EASTER. Why do we eat chocolate? What does it have to do with Jesus? What does the word 'Easter' even mean?

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

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Drivers license of the future?

Podcast 2: In the not-so-distant future, where cars drive themselves, surely passing your restricted test will be the least of your concerns?

Join us for the second episode of AUT's "Afraid to Ask", in this episode we talk to Professor Reinhard Klette, whose research into autonomous vehicles provides us with insight to not only the road rules and mechanics, but also the unsettling moral implications of the driverless car.

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

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Will Handwriting ever become extinct?

Podcast 1: Will handwriting ever become extinct?

We're talking to Dr. Peter Gilderdale and Senior Lecturer Greg Treadwell about the history of writing, the best kind of pen, what your handwriting says about you, a calligraphy comeback and should we bother teaching children to write? All those topics and more feature in this week’s episode.

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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