Highbrow Drivel

Highbrow Drivel

Hilarious conversations with serious experts. Each week I'm joined by a new stand up comedian and a new expert to discuss their field of expertise. We're talking the big topics, the brain, space, climate science, psychedelics and all the areas where you want to hear the latest from the world's brightest minds.

Recent Episodes

The Neuroscience of How We Navigate W/ Christopher Kemp & Si Deaves

April 17, 2022

We've all woken up from a night out and not remembered getting home. How does the brain do that? On this week's ep we look into the neuroscience of navigation and spatial awareness, a completely complicated task that we tak…

You're So Lucky - w/ Dr Sean Carroll & Bryan James

April 10, 2022

You and everyone you know and love are the beneficiaries of a series of fortunate events. From the planet bursting into existence, to the dinosaurs being wiped out by a once-in-a-ever (hopefully) asteroid, to the 1 in 70 bil…

Disaster Management w Professor Lucy Easthope

April 3, 2022

How do you prepare for an event that's never happened in your lifetime? What's it like to feel like the boy who cried wolf? Do we have a plan for alien invasion? And why were disaster planners called to plan for Brexit? On t…

Quantum Steampunks w/ Dr Nicole Yunger Halpern & Isabelle Farrah

March 30, 2022

What do steam punks and modern quantum physicists have in common? What is quantum entanglement? How did the hippies save science? And we come up with a brilliant idea for the next Pixar blockbuster. All that & more in this w…

Guest podcast - The Nothing Podcast - Stand up comedy

Jan. 16, 2022

For the last week of the break, The Nothing Podcast With Nobody Important is our guest podcast. The team put together a fascinating, fun and always interesting set of human interest stories that get you excited to find out t…

Guest pod - Sure Jan - Dating

Jan. 9, 2022

This week's amazing guest podcast is ' Sure, Jan' , an amazing honest, endearing and funny look at modern dating. Jan talks to Anthony about his period of 53 first dates in 9 months when he first moved to London, and ultimat…