Welcome to a sunny Monday on The Brew. Robbie McRobbie is going to be our roving rugby guy today, as he'll be reporting live from the Asian Games in Hangzhou, where he's supporting his teams. Tracy Quan can't be with us this week so at 12.40 our motor sports man, Tim Huxley, will give you his 10 cents on the past weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. Then, at 1.25 we're off to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. No, really! That's where our Bureau Chief-at-large Neil Runcieman will be this week... earning his 'at-large' moniker. Join him on Facebook live if you can.
On Tuesday's Brew we'll celebrate the silly side of science, with biz futurist Morris Miselowski. Today at 12.10 he'll tell you all about the 2023 Ig Nobel Prize winners, as you ask "why did they invent that?". At 12.40 Jarrod Watt's back with all his latest Aussie news and views, along with more great Down Under music. At 1.20 Dr. Merrin Pearse joins us from Rio Dulce in Guatemala. Today we are talking with Christie Wong, Wildlife Programme Officer with ADM Capital Foundation, about the exotic pet trade. The focus will be on parrots and reptiles, due to their popularity, complex health requirements, long lifespan, and many being threatened in the wild. Join Merrin and Christie on Facebook live as well.