Tamson Pietsch is director of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS and host of the History Lab podcast. She is interested in ideas and how they get made – both in the past and today. Tamson is the author of Empire of Scholars: Universities, networks and the British academic world, 1850-1940 (2013) and she is currently writing a book about the 1926 world-wide cruise of the Floating University. Together with a team from 2SER 107.3 Tamson launched the History Lab podcast in 2018 as a national platform for history in Australia. Its first four episodes received nearly 30,000 downloads in the first two months.