Episodes

July 18, 2021

How Did The Social Instinct Evolve?

Dawkins said that there was no room for altruism in evolution, so why are we so cooperative as a species? This week we speak to D…

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July 11, 2021

Did hippies ruin psychedelics?

We've already discussed the scientific benefits of psychedelics. Today we look at whether that comes from magical elves, third ey…

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July 4, 2021

Averting the insect apocalypse

Bugs, creepy crawlies, insects, pests. Whatever you call them, these little critters play an important part of our ecosystem and …

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June 27, 2021

A Zoologists Guide To Aliens w/ Dr Arik Kershenbaum & Will Preston

There's a lot of what we know from Earth that can teach us what to expect from extraterrestrials in the future. In this week's ep…

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June 20, 2021

Drunk: How Alcohol Shaped Society w/ Edward Slingerland and Juan Miles

Fresh from his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the Univer…

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June 13, 2021

The philosophy of evolution w/ Tom Ballard & Dr Kim Sterelny & Tom

How did we evolve to be the way we are? I'm joined by international award winning philosopher on evolutionary science Dr Kim Ster…

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June 6, 2021

Quantum physics and the multiverse w/ Dr Jim Rantschler & Eve Ellenbo…

From spiderman to Loki to Rick and Morty, pop culture loves a good multiverse at the moment. In this episode we ask a quantum phy…

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May 30, 2021

The Quest to Transplant a Soul w/ Dr Brandy Schillace

In this episode we deep dive into a bizarre story in medical history. A Dr obsessed with being able to transplant human heads to …

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May 23, 2021

The science of love w/ Kevin O'Connel and Andrew McGovern

What is love (baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me know more). On this week's episode we speak to budding neuroscientist and co-host…

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May 16, 2021

The world before us w/ Professor Thomas Higham & David Lewis

The average modern person has around 2% Neanderthal DNA. For thousands of years, modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans share…

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May 8, 2021

All manner of manners with Professor Stephen Mennell and Jamie D'Souza

What's the deal with manners? The weird, often arbitrary rules that we abide and judge people by? In this episode we dive into w…

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May 2, 2021

Return of the Jen-i: Mars, Aliens and life on other planets with - Dr…

May the 4th is days away. We thought we'd invite the awesome Dr Jeni Millard from the Awesome Astronomy podcast back on the show …

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April 25, 2021

Being mixed race w/ Dr. Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Race, it's a crazy hot mess that needs unpacking. In this week's episode, I get the amazing Dr. Nitasha Tamar Sharma to join me o…

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April 18, 2021

The disordered cosmos and the ethics of astronomy w/ dr Chanda Presco…

We're back in space, this time with an Author, Activist and Astrophysicists who's list of achievements is so long I wonder if she…

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April 11, 2021

The science of the musical human w/ Jordan Gray & Dr Michael Spitzer

Is there such thing as bad music? How important was music to human evolution? Is musicology a real thing? And, why is Baby Shark …

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April 5, 2021

The science of self-awareness w/ Dr Stephen Fleming & Juan Miles

How do you know if you know yourself? In this episode we speak to one of the leading scientists in the world of metacognition to …

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March 28, 2021

Let's talk about tech baby! Can the law keep up with big tech? w/ Jos…

Let's face it, most of us have got used to ignoring the fact that our tech has become a sneaky spy selling our every move to the …

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March 21, 2021

Cancel Culture w/ Sikisa 'Twix' Bostwick-Barnes & Dr Gwen Bouvier

According to some cancel culture is rife and freedom of speech is under attack, but then a look around most mainstream newsrooms …

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