April 17, 2022

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

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 take...

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April 10, 2022

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

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 bill...

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April 3, 2022

Disaster Management w Professor Lucy Easthope

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 …

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March 30, 2022

Quantum Steampunks w/ Dr Nicole Yunger Halpern & Isabelle Farrah

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 …

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Jan. 16, 2022

Guest podcast - The Nothing Podcast - Stand up comedy

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 th...

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Jan. 9, 2022

Guest pod - Sure Jan - Dating

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, …

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Dec. 19, 2021

Guest pod - Better Call Daddy - Magic Mushrooms

This guest episode is from the Better Call Daddy Podcast , created by Reena Friedman Watts. The episode focuses on Anthony's use of magic mushrooms for anxiety management.

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Dec. 12, 2021

Quantum vs Cosmic - Small answers to big questions

When you think about how the universe works, most people start from the cosmic perspective, but what about the little guys? Literally! This week we talk to Dr Chris Ferrie about what quantum physics brings to our understandin...

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Dec. 5, 2021

A very very short history of life on Earth

Butts, boobies and bacteria. Discover the unsung heroes throughout history who made life on Earth possible. Expert guest: Dr Henry Gee i s a former paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and senior editor of the internationa...

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Nov. 28, 2021

The science of pain on purpose

From marathon runners, to chilli lovers and kinksters, we all have things that bring us joy and pain simultaneously. Why and how does it happen? Join us to find out. Expert guest: Leigh Cowart is a researcher, science communi...

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Nov. 21, 2021

The science of surfaces

Why is some stuff sticky? How does ice work and are birds swimming through the air? This week we dive deep into the science of surfaces. Expert guest: Laurie Winkless is a brilliantly multi-talented physicist and science comm...

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Nov. 14, 2021

How to have challenging conversations.

There are a few topics in life that most of us find difficult to have. The most common of those around dying. This week expert Dr Kathryn Mannix, and comedian Jackie Kashian join us talk about how to have tender …

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Nov. 7, 2021

How group identities shape your life

From politics to travel, sports to conspiracy theories, the groups we're in hugely change the way we see and interact with the world. In this episode we look talk to a leading social psychologist about how group identity work...

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Oct. 31, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions of the Universe

Get ready to wave hello to Jeff and Elon, we're getting back in the Highbrow Drivel Galactic and heading back to outer space. This week, we're talking about the frequently asked questions of the universe with Dr Daniel Whites...

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Oct. 24, 2021

Can we solve the problem with Math?

Numbers are the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, and as we progress in our career, almost all jobs (even fun creative ones) need a basic grasp of mathematics. So why do so many people hate them and …

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Oct. 17, 2021

Rethinking cities

Are cities broken or brilliant? Most of our population live in cities, so you'd think they should be the most comfortable place a person can be...but a whole lot of people hate them. In this week's episode our comedian and …

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Oct. 10, 2021

The Secret Life of Elements

What's in the periodic table? In this week's episode the infectiously insightful Dr Kathryn Harkup takes us through her love of the periodic table, helping us understand the personalities and characteristic of the elements we...

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Oct. 3, 2021

How emotions work

Emotions are confusing as hell, and increasingly, we're paying more and more attention to how we feel. In this episode we talk to one of the world's leading experts on emotions, Dr Rich Firth-Godbehere, to help us figure out ...

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Sept. 26, 2021

The particles of the universe

What makes up stuff? And why does it exist? In this episode we talk to particle physicist Dr Harry Cliff and Ashish Suri to find out how a universe is made. Expert guest: Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist …

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Sept. 19, 2021

The floods are coming

Just this week we saw Tower Bridge flooded. How the heck a bridge floods, I don't know. It seems like flooding has snuck up on most of us as a major consequence of climate change. In this week's episode we …

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Sept. 12, 2021

What is burnout and why does it happen?

According to some studies 75% of people have experienced burnout. And according to some of my friends you can be burned out 75% of the time. In this week's episode we talk to an organisational psychologist and a comedian who …

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Sept. 5, 2021

How the brain understands sound

Making sense of sound is one of the most interesting and difficult things that our brain does constantly. So how does it work? And can you really have 'selective hearing' find out this and more on this week's episode. Expert …

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Aug. 29, 2021

Why do people still get married?

Most of us wouldn't go to a restaurant if 42% of it was crazy expensive and 42% of its review were terrible. Yet, every year 1000's of people still get married. In this episode we discuss what marriage was, why …

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Aug. 22, 2021

The joy of sweat w/ Sarah Everts & Jamie Allerton

This is a downright hilarious and often surprising chat about sweat. That's right smelly, wet, sweat. We discuss why it happens, why it sucks, some of the weird (and occasionally scary) things it can do and some of the amazin...

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