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What is science? Where does it come from? Is it a cupboard?
008 – Valentine’s Special: Mamie & Kenneth
Feb 14 • 27 min
Mamie and Kenneth Clark’s work in psychology was instrumental in the fight to ban racial segregation in US schools. For Valentine’s Day, Elena and Ian tell the story of one of their favourite scientific couples. If you liked this episode,…
007 – What Are Numbers?
Jan 29 • 48 min
What are they though? And where do they come from? Did someone invent them? Elena and Ian attempt to answer countless such questions in an episode critics are already rating Pi out of Planck. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you’ll…
006 – Mesmerism
Dec 12, 2018 • 69 min
Elena and Ian find out how one man and his impressive finger sparked the genesis of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Some waterfowl were harmed in the making of this episode.
005 – What’s the Language of Science?
Sep 11, 2018 • 38 min
Elena and Ian look at the languages science speaks… and the difficulties of writing them down. Guest starring: Galileo, Newton and the Fairy Pitta. This episode was recorded in celebration of peer review week: the planet’s premier 7-day festival of…
004 – Flat Earth
Aug 30, 2018 • 67 min
And Round Earth. And Hollow Earth. And Treasure Chest Earth. Elena and Ian attempt to work out who thought the earth was shaped like what, and when. It’s not as simple as you’d think. | Music credit: Tony Klarich / tonyklarich.com
003 – Sexy Plants
Jul 15, 2018 • 54 min
Plants, eh? Phoar. Elena and Ian find out why botany became scandalously sexy for a whole century. Features two rude words and some extremely questionable poetry.
002 – Why Does Science Work?
Mar 22, 2018 • 42 min
Elena and Ian take a look at why science works, before getting embroiled in a boxing/wrestling match between realists and instrumentalists. Typical.
001 – Galileo
Mar 19, 2018 • 57 min
Elena and Ian don their gowns, before rebelliously taking them off again, in order to discuss the life and times of Galileo Galilei: scientist, lover, and all-round renaissance man (literally).