Television, Radio and Online
Television

The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke (ABC)

Several guest appearances throughout the series, 2015

Monster Bug Wars (SBS)

Host, presenter and narrator for two series through Beyond Productions, 2012-13

Catalyst (ABC) 

ABC TV’s Science Magazine program

Paul Willis as reporter and producer for segments typically running 8 minutes with some half hour episodes

The History of the World, 16/09/2010

In Defence of the Flying Fox, 02/09/2010

Penguins: Winners and Losers, 26/08/2010

Rat Wars: Native Rats fighting for their habitat, 12/08/2010

Brain Freeze: Inside the Minds of Parkinson’s Suffers, 05/08/2010

Animal Actions: Archer Fish, 08/07/2010

Animal Actions: Jumping Ants, 24/06/2010

Aussie Amber, 17/06/2010

Animal Actions: Cleaning Stations for Sharks and Rays, 17/06/2010

Animal Actions: Quoll School, 10/06/2010

Animal Actions: Crayfish Attraction, 03/06/2010

Mt Ruapehu, 27/05/2010

Animal Actions: Fighting Finches, 27/05/2010

Megafauna, 20/5/2010

Antarctic Glaciers, 29/04/2010

Otto Nordenskjold, 29/04/2010

Peruvian Mummy, 25/04/2010

Animal Actions: Redback Spiders, 25/04/2010

Animal Actions; Blue Grasshoppers, 15/04/2010

Growing Glaciers, 01/04/2010

Animal Actions: Ningaloo Reef, 01/04/2010

Smart Wheelchair, 18/03/2010

Arsenic Toenails, 11/03/2010

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 04/03/2010

New Zealand Rowi, 25/02/2010

Animal Actions: Fiddler Crabs, 25/02/2010

Animal Actions: Desert Gobies, 11/02/2010

Fighting Fire with Fire, 29/10/2009

Grand Daddy Fish, 10/09/2009

Photonic Chip, 03/09/2009

Associate Professor Liz Harry, 27/08/2009

Moon Dust, 16/07/2009

Stem Cells in the Brain, 25/06/2009

Royal Botanic Gardens, 18/06/2009

Uranium Minerals, 11/06/2009

Inca trails, 04/06/2009

Fingerprints, 28/05/2009

Footprints in Ash, 30/04/2009

Very Large Telescope, 23/04/2009

Ancient Resurrection, 09/04/2009

Bubble Mining, 02/04/2009

Bubble Engineering, 26/03/2009

Diamond Magic, 19/03/2009

World’s Oldest Mummies, 05/03/2009

Ancient DNA 26/02/2009

Sea Mounts, 16/02/2009

Ladybirds, 06/11/2008

Cracked Soils, 30/10/2008

The Ultimate Mammal Family Tree, 23/10/2008

Snowball Earth, 02/10/2008

Methane – the Forgotten Greenhouse Gas, 25/09/2008

Polar Dinosaurs, 18/09/2008

Millenium Seeds, 11/09/1008

Emu Bay Fauna, 28/08/2008

Narrabeen Man, 19/06/2008

Macleay Museum, 12/06/2008

World’s Oldest Mum 05/06/2008

Antarctic Aliens, 29/05/2008

Fire and water, 01/05/2008

Invisible Light, 24/04/2008

Gold Nuggets, 17/04/2008

Sax Appeal, 17/04/2008

Dinomechanics, 10/04/2008

Palaeo Revolution, 20/03/2008

Natures Little Diggers, 06/03/2008

The Southern Surveyor – the Power of One, 28/02/2008

Human Origins, 21/02/2008

Whale Sharks, 08/11/2007

Aussie Dinosaurs Discovered, 01/11/2007

Grand-Dad Croc, 18/10/2007

Bridled Nail-Tail Wallabies, 11/10/2007

Hydrogen HWY 04/10/2007

Koala Virus, 27/09/2007

Making the Perfect Kilo, 20/09/2007

Boxing Vest, 30/08/2007

Science Through the Ages, 23/08/2007

The Double Life of the Little Penguin, 09/08/2007

Brain Overload, 26/07/2007

Smart Sheep, 19/07/2007

The Time Of Our Lives (part 2), 31/05/2007

The Time Of Our Lives (part 1), 24/05/2007

Natural Sequence Farming, 17/05/2007

Lizard Sex, 26/04/2007

Painting Forensics, 12/04/2007

The Science Of Business, 29/03/2007

The Science Of Dating, 22/03/2007

Antechinus Update, 08/03/2007

Poincare’s Conjecture, 01/03/2007

Fire Ant Update, 22/02/2007

Oyster Killer Revisited, 15/02/2007

Anarchy in the Hive, 23/11/2006

Border Control, 16,11,2006

Ediacara – Australia’s own geological period, 09/11/2006

Diamonds Forever?, 26/10/2006

Ethanol Alternative, 12/10/2006

Willandra Footprints, 31/08/2006

Reptile Hero, 24/08.2006

Thylacoleo, the beast of the Nullabor, 17/08/2006

Memory Challenge, 03/08/2006

Solar Future, 27/07/2006

Phi Challenge, 20/07/2006

Soccer Test, 08/06/2006

Smile Test, 01/06/2006

Hair Regrowth, 25/05/2006

Hypnosis, 11/05/2006

Lungfish, 20/04/2006

Karaoke King, 13/04/2006

Map Test, 06/04/2006

Microbats, 30/03/2006

Jack the Ripper, 30/03/2006

Bird Flu Surveillance, 17/11/2005

Bite Force, 10/11/2005

Banteng, 27/10/2005

Intelligent Design, 20/10/2005

Hobbit Update, 13/10/2005

Dolphin Mystery, 06/10/2005

Triple P, 25/08/2005

Argentine Ants, 25/08/2005

Hypnosis, 18/08/2005

Land Clearing, 11/08/2005

Antarctica, 28/07/2005

Nanotechnology, 21/07/2005

Turtles Return, 14/07/2005

DNA Doctor, 02/06/2005

Hobbit, 26/05/2005

Desalination, 07/04/2005

Gravity Waves, 31/03/2005

Robo Chick, 1 7/03/2005

Goannas, 10/03/2005

Scatology, 25/11/2004

White Tail Spiders, 18/11/2004

Alcoota Fossil, 14/10/2004

Bug Bombs, 07/10/2004

Gamba Grass, 16/09/2004

Pain of Rejection, 09/09/2004

Tyre Man, 26/08/2004

Bed Bugs, 19/08/2004

Eureka Prizes: Carp, 12/08/2004

Mars Rover, 24/6/2004

Alzheimer's 17/06/2004

GHB, 27/05/2004

Bee Battle, 06/05/2004

Flying Pigs, 29/04/2004

Colostrum, 01/04/2004

Jellyfish Man, 25/03/2004

Man vs Pig, 11/03/2004

Carbon Flux, 04/03/2004

Space Robbers, 26/02/2004

Bio Terror Detector Update, 20/11/2003

Allergy Vaccine, 13/11/2003

Honey Cure, 30/10/2003

Wollemi Rock Art, 16/10/2003

Worm Woman, 02/10/2003

Cord Blood, 25/09/2003

Robo Rat, 18/09/2003

Black Stump, 04/09/2003

Galaxy Rave, 28/08/2003

Kelly Gang Armour, 21/08/2003

Oyster Killer, 07/08/2003

Crocodile Tagging, 31/07/2003

Microbats, 24/07/2003

Bull Sharks, 17/07/2003

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat, 03/07/2003

Road Kill Science, 29/05/2003

Return of the Rabbits, 08/05/2003

Clonidine, 01/05/2003

Pulsars and Gravity Waves, 27/03/2003

West Nile Virus, 13/03/2003

Search for Ore at Broken Hill, 06/03/2003

Marijuana & Schizophrenia, 20/02/2003

Bio Terror Detector, 13/02/2003

Waterbirds in Crisis, 14/11/2002

Secret Sex Life of Wombats, 07/11/2002

Genius Brains, 10/10/2002

Extreme Slime, 03/10/2002

The Perfect Australian Dummy, 12/09/2002

Killer Crab, 05/09/2002

Elliot the Dinosaur (Part 2), 29/08/2002

Best MAIT, 29/08/2002

Elliot the Dinosaur (Part 1), 22/08/2002

Flying Fox Fight, 15/08/2002

Wonder Weed, 20/06/2002

Yowie, 13/06/2002

AIBO - one year on, 06/06/2002

Rethinking the Brain, 23/05/2002

Techno Trash, 25/04/2002

Fossil Trade, 18/04/2002

Science of Traffic, 21/03/2002

Dendrimers, 14/03/2002

How green is my dollar?, 07/03/2002

Face Recognition, 28/02/2002

Gene Sport, 21/02/2002

New Reactor, 14/02/2002

Fire Ants 01/11/2001

Rock Art, 25/10/2001

Perthquake, 18/10/2001

Super Cyclone, 04/10/2001

Extinction - Western Swamp Tortoise, 27/09/2001

Under Keel Clearance - Port Hedland, 06/09/2001

Dave's Head, 30/08/2001

Rock Dust, 23/08/2001

Vandalism and Pterosaurs 09/08/2001

Quantum segments

(former) ABC TV’s Science Magazine program

Paul Willis as reporter and producer for segments typically running 6 minutes

Clever colours, 12/4/2001

Eye tracker, 5/4/2001

Tennis physics, 15/3/2001

River Log Jams, 26/10/2000

Caves, 12/10/2000

UHP Food, 28/9/2000

By-pass Geometry, 28/9/2000

Koala Contraceptives, 7/9/2000

Bipolar, 17/8/2000

Coal Cyclones, 10/8/2000

Giardia, 6/7/2000

Femtosecond Laser, 15/6/2000

Chitons, 18/5/2000

Virtual Blood, 18/5/2000

Antarctic Laser, 11/5/2000

Worms, 4/5/2000

Rust Disease, 27/4/2000

Dung Beetles, 13/4/2000

Crypto Detector, 6/4/2000

EPO, 30/3/2000

Flying for Gold, 16/3/2000

Gravity Waves, 9/3/2000

Cassowaries, 28/10/1999

6DF, 21/10/1999

Plesiosaur, 14/10/1999

Opal Fossils, 30/9/1999

Old Wallabies - New Tricks, 16/9/1999

Photonics, 2/9/1999

Einstein Factor (ABC)

Paul Willis as expert panel member

Appeared in 8 episodes, 2009 series

Behind The News (ABC)

Segments repackaged from Catalyst stories

Quolls, 23/2/2005

Four Corners (ABC)

Paul Willis as interviewee

Skin and Bones, 29/9/2003

The Panel (Channel 10)

Paul Willis as interviewee

The New Guinea Tsunami, July 1998

Foreign Correspondent (ABC)

Paul Willis as reporter for segments typically running 6 minutes

Argentina - Railway at the End of the World, 12/07/2005

Antarctica - Deception Island, 14/06/2005

Antarctica - Port Lockroy, 22/03/2005

ABC New Dimensions (ABC)

Paul Willis as studio guest, promoting Science Week

Studio Guests, 22/8/2002

Radio

Science on Radio

Fortnightly radio chat slots, 10 - 30 minutes

ABC Adelaide and South Australia Afternoons, 2011-2017

Radio Adelaide Breakfasts, 2011-2017

ABC Newcastle and Regional afternoons, 2011-2014

ABC NSW Statewide, 2014-2017

ABC Queensland Statewide, 2014-2017

ABC Melbourne Saturday Mornings, 2013-2017

2CC Canberra, 2013-2017

In Conversation

Paul Willis as interviewer, interviews running 16 minutes

Chris Turney, 29/6/2006

Seth Shostak, 4/8/2005

Stephen Oppenheimer, 7/10/2004

Andrew Parker, 30/10/2003

Dick Tedford, 30/9/1999

Paul Tacon, 3/6/1999

Richard Fortey, 7/2/1998

The Science Show 

Paul Willis as reporter and producer for segments typically running 8 minutes

Whitby; a fossil walk, 15/4/2008

The Eden Project, 15/7/2008

Grand Dad Croc, 28/7/2006

March of the penguins, 8/4/2006

Fossilised fish the missing link with limbed vertebrates, 8/4/2006 

Evolution of insects, 4/2/2006

Antarctic Dinosaurs, 31/5/2003 

The Fall of the Maya, 12/4/2003 

Fossils are Big Business, 16/11/2002

China's Fabulous Dinobirds, 9/11/2002

A Short Walk in Flinders Ranges, 12/10/2002

Kangaroo - The Goldilocks Genome, 28/9/2002

Stephen Jay Gould, 1941 – 2002, 25/5/2002

New Zealand's Fossil Birds, 23/3/2002

Birds & Dinosaurs 9/3/2002

Young Australian Scientist of the Year 2002, 2/2/2002

Paleo Penguins, 22/12/2001

Temperature Dependent Sex Determination in Live Bearing Lizards, 1/12/2001

Australia's biggest ever dinosaur find, 20/10/2001

Australian Water Report, 21/4/2001

Little Aussie Battler, 10/3/2001

Recreating the Thylacine, 17/2/2001

Australian Vertebrate Evolution, 5/6/1999

Dinosaur discoveries, 28/11/1998 

Leonid Meteorite Shower, 14/11/1998 

Giganotosaurus, 31/10/1998 

Deep Ocean Octopus, 24/10/1998 

Eight-Fingered Fish Fossil 10/10/1998

Kangaroo Jaws, 25/7/1998 

Profile: James Randi, 11/7/1998

Profile: Mike Novacek 27/6/1998

Dating Jinmium, 30/5/1998

Birth of a Black Hole, 16/5/1998

Early Homos on Flores, 21/3/1998 Ancient Mariners, 14/3/1998

End of an Era at ANU, 6/12/1997

Australia’s and China’s Dinosaurs, 22/11/1997

Science Fiction and Science Fact, 18/10/1997

New Aussie Dinosaur, 11/10/1997

Jenolan Caves, 23/8/1997

Riversleigh, 5/7/1997

Seeing the Light, 3/5/1997

Earthbeat

Paul Willis as reporter and producer for segments typically running 8 minutes with some half hour specials.

National Environment Centre, 2/02/2002 

Plastic plants and fish stocks, 26/01/2002

How Well are Publically Funded Tree Planting Schemes, Serving us?, 1/12/2001

Walking on the Bottom of the Ocean, 24/11/01

Land clearing in NSW, 10/11/2001

Death by Bogong, 3/11/2001

Tadpoles Turning to Frogs ( Scribbly Gum), 10/03/2001

Going Solar Fair, 4/12/1999

Australian Native Bees, 11/04/1998

Two entomologists submit application to Environment Australia, 7/02/1998

Fenner Conference, 13/12/1997

EEP Waste in Australia, 29/11/1997

Listener Response to Native Bee Story, 15/11/1997

Native Bees, 1/11/1997

Ockham's Razor 

Paul Willis as writer and presenter, running 22 minutes

Digging Up Deep Time, 8/5/2005

The Health Report

Paul Willis as reporter and producer for segments typically running 8 minutes

Tamoxifen as a preventative drug for breast cancer, 4/5/1998 

Bent Spoon Award, 8/25/1997 

Life Matters

Paul Willis as guest or as reporter/producer

Interview - Hypnosis, 18/8/2005 

Telephone Psychics, 1998

ABC 702 Sydney

Paul Willis as guest 

Weekends with Simon Marnie, 6/3/2005

Weekends with Simon Marnie, 1/11/2003

ABC Northern Tasmania 

Genealogy of wheelie bins, 18 September  2002

Science Talkback

Various ABC metropolitan and regional radio stations 

Paul Willis as guest answering caller’s science questions, typically 40 minutes 

702 New South Wales, weekly, 1997 - 2000

4QR Queensland, weekly, 1998 – 2002

720 Western Australia, weekly, 2000 – 2005

8DDD Northern Territory, weekly, 1999 – 2005

ABC Tasmania, bi-weekly, 2000 - 2003

Encounter

Paul Willis as presenter and producer, 55 minutes

The spirituality of Atheists, 1998

ABC Queensland 

Paul Willis as guest

Intelligent Design: The hand of God or the heavy hand of religious politics?  21/10/2005

Pre-recorded live Events 

Live events broadcast on Radio National. Paul Willis as host, typically 55 minutes

Café Scientific - Einstein & The Big Bang,  15/01/2006

Science in the Pub - Science of Siblings, 08/01/2006

Phobias, Syndromes and Disorders, 9/1/2005

The Science of Drugs: A User's Guide, 2/1/2005

Too much information? Your family and the New Genetics, 23/1/2004

Man Beast and Zombie - what makes us uniquely human?, 22/1/2004

The Feral Peril : Confronting Exotic Species, 21/1/2004

Innovation : Top Ideas from the Top End, 19/1/2004

Publication of Science at the Pub, 9/1/2003

The Mind and Consciousness at the Pub, 7/1/2003

The Science of Sex at the Pub, 6/1/2003

Computer Games, 9/1/2002

Celestial Considerations: Stardust, Sunspots and Solar Storms, 8/1/2002

Science Communicators in a Knowledge Nation - Wise People or Wiseguys?, 7/1/2002

The Mind and Consciousness, 4/1/2002

New Millenium Medicine: Alternative or Genetic?, 5/1/2001

Beyond Booze and Sport: Doing it smart in Australia, 4/1/2001

Radio Australia’s Innovations program

Stories repackaged from Catalyst

Microbats, 17/7/2006 

Jack The Ripper 29/5/2006

Triple P, 31/10/2005 

DNA Doctor, 25/7/2005

Hobbit, 11/7/2005 

Gravity Waves, 6/6/2005

Alzheimer’s, 12/9/2004

Tyre Man, 21/11/2004

Desalination 4/7/2005 

Carbon Flux, 8/5/2004

Anthrax Detector Update, 29/2/2004

PM

Paul Willis as guest, typically 8 minutes

Dinosaur feathers found, 26/4/2001

The biggest carnivore ever, 13/3/2000

Allergy Vaccine, 4/1/2004

Honey Cure, 28/12/2003

Marijuana and Schizophrenia, 12/4/2003

West Nile Virus, 26/4/2003 

Road Kill Science, 21/9/2003

Oyster Killer, 18/10/2003

Return of the Rabbits, 3/7/2003

Bio Terror Detector, 29/3/2003

Live Radio Broadcasts

Various ABC metropolitan and regional radio stations 

Paul Willis as guest co-host, typically 3 hours

105.7 ABC Darwin, from the Science Festival, 7/5/2003

92.5 ABC Central Coast, Einstein Does Erina! 15/4/2005 

105.7 ABC Darwin, from the Darwin Museum with local personalities and researchers, 30/08/2005

The Correx Files

Triple J’s program of skeptical and rational thinking. Paul Willis as presenter and producer, typically 4 minutes

Magical Past - Not digging up the past

Talking sdrawkcaB - Hidden messages in everyday speech

Alternative Trials - Testing alternative

Your Destiny - Testing a cosmic magazine

Internet Advice - Science roadkills on the Information Superhighway

Facilitating Communication - Giving voice to the speechless?

Testing Time - When Science Compromises Science

Dream On - The Science of Dream Analysis

Living With Auras - Compromise when worlds collide

Alternative Solutions - Simple answers in complex times

Ancient Technology - Did the ancients really need aliens?

Astronomical Astrology - Cannibalising science for non-science

Dopey Questions - Some facts about the effects of marijuana

Telepathy - Swapping thoughts without words

Face In Space - Behind the Face on Mars

Talking to a Psychic - Psychic Scott Russell-Hill defends the Psychics

Medical Evidence - What evidence makes good medicine?

Amazing Devices - Testing claims of the impossible

Energy - What exactly is energy?

Synchronicity - How meaningful is a meaningful coincidence?

Suggesting Hypnosis - What exactly is hypnosis?

Predictions '98 - Do you know what's in store for us all in 1998?

Vegetarian Massacre - Is vegetarianism better for the environment?

Salty Solutions - How do you understand scientists when they don't speak plain English?

Gaia - Is Good Mother Earth taking science too far?

Superstition - Is there a science to superstition?

Bible Code - Is there a code hidden in the Bible?

Mindpowers - Could ESP be faked?

The Future Readers - Who can predict the future?

Good Drugs? - How good are the medicines you buy?

Jasmuheen - Can people live on nothing but air?

Millennium - Will the Earth be ripped apart by the planets in 2000?

Ghost Stories - Let's get spooky!

Chariots of Lies - Did aliens really build the Pyramids?

Alien Abductions - There must be something behind alien abduction stories.

Creation on Trial - Who wins when science and religion meet in court?

Making Myths - Why do people make myths to explain the unknown?

Telepsychics - How psychic are telephone psychic hotlines?

Fluoridation - Resolving scientific questions about your water.

Taking the Piss - Is urine drinking a good idea?

The Psychic Challenge - Testing the psychic powers of Triple J listeners.

Body Electronics - Is it just another new quack medicine?

Cryptozoology - The hidden science of hidden animals.

Creationism - Is there any science in Creationism?

Crystal Power - Is there any basis for belief in crystal healing?

Online publications

Written and produced by Paul Willis

 

Megafauna Quiz, 30/4/2009 http://www.abc.net.au/science/games/quizzes/2009/megafauna/ 

Dinosaur Quiz, 3/10/2008 http://www.abc.net.au/science/games/quizzes/2008/australiandinosaurs/ 

Fossils on the Final Frontier, 18/6/2007 http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2007/08/16/2020395.htm   

Australian Beasts, http://www.abc.net.au/science/ausbeasts/

Paul and Bernie’s Outback Adventures, 26/4/2000, http://www.abc.net.au/science/outback/

Farewell T-Rex, 13/04/2000, http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/trex/default.htm

Dinosaurs and Birds, 11/06/1998, http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/dinobird/story.htm

Scribbly Gum: Dancing Brolgas, June 2001 http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/June2001/default.htm

Scribbly Gum: Mystery Migration of the Tiny Silvereye, May, 2001 http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/May2001/default.htm

Scribbly Gum: Tassie Devils get dirty, April, 2001 http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/April2001/default.htm

Scribbly Gum: Tadpoles on the hop, March 2001 http://www.abc.net.au/science/scribblygum/March2001/default.htm

Science and Science Fiction, 08/01/1998, http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/willis/story.htm

Backyard Birdwatch, 13/05/1999, http://www2.abc.net.au/science/birds/

 

Online appearances 

Paul Willis as talent

Rollercoaster - Spark: Smelly Science - The Great Fart Survey: Celebrity Farts, http://www.abc.net.au/spark/smelly/celeb/default.htm