Podcast

A monthly podcast series exploring Australia’s greatest defence technologies and the inspirational people behind them. The series is hosted by mathematician and leading science communicator, Lily Serna, and presented by BAE Systems Australia. 

Lily Serna, the host of Technically Possible

Ever wondered how multibillion dollar defence projects come to life? 

How an idea that’s ‘pie in the sky’ becomes ground-breaking research?

In this podcast series we showcase some of the world's greatest technological innovations and the inspirational people behind them.

Join Lily Serna – mathematician and leading science communicator – who will take you to the aircraft hangers, shipyards and research labs of Australia’s defence industry and talk to the people behind some of the world’s leading defence technologies.

In each episode, Lily sets off to meet the people who drive ground-breaking projects that transform the nation.

Listen to the episodes below or subscribe via your favourite podcast player.

 
 
 

Episode Two: Maritime Muscle

As the world’s biggest island, Australia has a vested interest in shipbuilding. And with the launch of the multi-billion dollar Hunter Class Frigate Program, Australia’s defence industry has the opportunity to become an international maritime power – but can the nation pass the test?
 
The Hunter Class Frigate Program will deliver nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy – but it’s delivering much more than ships. The program will transform the nation’s shipbuilding and sustainment capability and is expected to generate 6,300 jobs and $17 billion for the economy.

Join Lily Serna as she hears from the people behind this significant defence project and explores what it takes to deliver world-class, sustainable shipbuilding capability for Australia. 
 
 

Episode One: Nulka away!

Rooted in Australia's defence history, Nulka has become one of the nation’s biggest defence success stories. It is made in Australia with an Indigenous name meaning “be quick” and is currently deployed on more than 140 Australian, American and Canadian warships. More than 1,000 Nulka systems have been manufactured earning more than $1 billion for the Australian economy.
 
Join Lily Serna as she meets the people behind the development and daily operation of this ‘ghost missile’.
 
 

Trailer - Introducing Technically Possible

Join mathematician and technology buff, Lily Serna, as she explores Australia’s greatest defence technologies, innovations and the inspirational people behind them.
 

 

This podcast is

Hosted by Lily Serna 
Lily Serna is an Australian mathematician and television presenter, best known for co-presenting the SBS game show Letters and Numbers (2010−2012) and the cooking show Destination Flavour (2012). She works as a data analyst for Atlassian in Sydney.
 
Produced by Audiocraft
Audiocraft is a creative podcast agency with the award winning team and expert storytellers. 
 
Special thank you to our researcher Tory Shepherd 
Tory Shepherd is an award-winning journalist. She is the space and defence reporter in The Advertiser and is a regular guest in the ABC TV shows The Drum and Sunrise. 
 
Music by Epidemic Sounds