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Welcome to the Pint Of Science podcast. We meet scientists in pubs around the country to find out what makes them tick: From the love lives of fruit flies to the love lives of humans, the goings on deep within the Earth, and everything in between!


Prof Jim Smith, Radiation and Environmental Scientist studying Chernobyl [Series 2 - Episode 2]
Jul 7 • 38 min
Series 2 Episode 3 sees Callam and Jim meet Professor Jim Smith, Environmental Scientist at the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth. Jim started his career as a physicist, and has spent the last 30 years…
Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist [Series 2 - Episode 2]
May 20 • 39 min
Series 2 Episode 2 sees Callam and Jim meet Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist and Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London. Paula studies the seismic activity of the Earth thousands of kilometres…
Professor Nick Chater - Professor of Behavioural Science [Series 2 - Episode 1]
May 5 • 39 min
Welcome to series two of the Pint of Science Podcast! We’re very excited to have Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School as our first guest, from a safe social distance. Nick is the author of The Mind is Flat: The Illusion…
Pint of Science Special - An afternoon with inventor and YouTuber Colin Furze
Dec 13, 2019 • 34 min
In a very special episode, Pint of Science was invited to do something rather different: Spend an afternoon with YouTuber and inventor/engineer Colin Furze. With nearly nine million subscribers, Colin is known worldwide for his incredible (and often a…
Pint of Science meets Randall Munroe, author and XKCD cartoonist! (Special episode!)
Oct 17, 2019 • 48 min
Welcome back to a very special episode of the Pint of Science podcast! Series two is on the way, but in the meantime we had a chance to catch up with XKCD creator and author of ‘How To’ and ‘Thing Explainer’ Randall Munroe. Like this episode? Please share…
Dr Raia Hadsell - Artificial Intelligence researcher [Episode 10]
May 20, 2019 • 65 min
Episode 10 – Dr Raia Hadsell In this final (sniff) episode of series 1, we were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Raia Hadsell, senior research scientist with world-renowned artificial intelligence research company DeepMind. DeepMind describe their mission…
Prof. Jeff Forshaw - Particle Physicist [Episode 9]
May 13, 2019 • 67 min
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode - Professor Jeff Forshaw There’s stuff everywhere. It’s there when you look out the window, it’s there when you’re doing your groceries, it’s even there when you look up into the night sky. But where…
Professor Saiful Islam - Materials chemist and renewable energy enthusiast [Episode 8]
May 6, 2019 • 66 min
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 8 - Professor Saiful Islam The world is facing an energy crisis – our current energy storage and conversion technologies must continue to evolve to cope with an ever-growing population, but to avert a…
Professor Sheena Cruickshank - Immunologist & Microbiome enthusiast [Episode 7]
Apr 29, 2019 • 61 min
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 7 – Professor Sheena Cruickshank How do we manage to remain in good health (at least most of the time) in a world full of microorganisms that think our bodies are the equivalent of Magaluf? Does…
Professor Matthew Cobb - Evolutionary Zoologist [Episode 6]
Apr 22, 2019 • 83 min
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 6 – Professor Matthew Cobb This week we share a pint with a scientist who really smells. Sorry, he researches smells. Specifically, he’s interested to know how maggots smell; who says science can’t be…
Dame Professor Sue Black - Forensic Anthropologist [Episode 5]
Apr 15, 2019 • 79 min
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 5 – Dame Professor Sue Black Life can be unpredictable, but one thing we can all be sure of is that one day, it’s going to end… according to this week’s guest though, that needn’t be something to…
Professor Anjali Goswami - Evolution Expert at the Natural History Museum [episode 4]
Apr 8, 2019 • 59 min
How did the dinosaurs die out? What is Deep Time? Why are there so many insects? And is dental microwear just tiny orthodontics (spoiler alert: it isn’t). These are just a few of the big questions we sat down to ask Anjali Goswami, Professor of…
Professor Chris Jackson - Volcano Explorer and Basin Analyst [episode 3]
Apr 1, 2019 • 63 min
Ever wondered how many ways you can die on a volcano? Or perhaps you’re more interested in impressing your geoscientist friends with geeky party tricks? This week’s episode has it all; we found ourselves a cosy corner at The George and Dragon in Acton,…
Dr Anna Machin - Evolutionary Anthropologist and ‘professor of love’ [episode 2]
Mar 25, 2019 • 83 min
Do you wanna know what love is? Is love all you need? What is love? How many song titles can you feasibly get into an opening paragraph? We answer all these questions and more in this episode of the Pint of Science podcast. We caught up with evolutionary…
Steve Haake - The sports scientist behind 60 Olympic medals [pilot episode]
Mar 18, 2019 • 64 min
Steve Haake is a sports scientist whose research has been responsible for over 60 Olympic medals. We met up with him at The Hallamshire House in Sheffield for a pint, and a chat about the incredibly interesting world of sports science - from chasing the…