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The science podcast for people who sit up the back of the classroom!

Made by Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant from The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

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    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

The science podcast for people who sit up the back of the classroom!

Made by Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant from The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

    The Science of Swearing!

    The Science of Swearing!

    ***Warning, there is a *lot* of swearing in this episode!***

    Listener, have you always wanted to have a swear word for those people who aren't impressed by amazing things? Well, Rod's got a swear word for you!

    In this episode, Rod tells Will about the history and science of swearing!

    ***Second warning, there is a *lot* of swearing in this episode!***

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant, proudly brought to you by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Balloonomania!

    Balloonomania!

    For a few short months between 1783 and 1785, France went absolutely nuts for balloons. In this episode, Will tells Rod the origin and development of balloonomania!

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Will Grant and Dr Rod Lamberts, proudly brought to you by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Martyrs To The X-Ray

    The Martyrs To The X-Ray

    Early scientific labs had a fairly different understanding of workplace health and safety to what we might see in labs today. In this episode, Rod tells Will some of the horror stories of the early work on x-rays!

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Will Grant and Dr Rod Lamberts, proudly brought to you by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

    • 42 min
    The History And Future Of The Death Certificate

    The History And Future Of The Death Certificate

    No one likes doing paperwork. Even worse when that paperwork is about your own death...

    Today Will is joined by Dr Arnagretta Hunter to tell Rod the history - and the future - of the death certificate!

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Will Grant and Dr Rod Lamberts, joined today by Dr Arnagretta Hunter. The Wholesome Show is proudly brought to you by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Red Mercury!

    Red Mercury!

    In the middle of the Cold War, Soviet scientists apparently developed an explosive so potent it could be used to make nuclear fusion bombs the size of a baseball.

    But was it real?

    Rod tells Will the story of Red Mercury!

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Will Grant and Dr Rod Lamberts, and is proudly brought to you by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

    • 55 min
    What Actually Is Stockholm Syndrome?

    What Actually Is Stockholm Syndrome?

    'Stockholm Syndrome' is a very widely used term, used to describe supposed feelings of affection and love held for a captor by a hostage...

    But when you dig a little deeper, the story turns into something a little bit different.

    Will tells Rod the story of Stockholm Syndrome!

    The Wholesome Show is Dr Will Grant and Dr Rod Lamberts, proudly supported by The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Aurelion06 ,

Science with Russians and Germans

A fun show to listen to, with topics ranging from the success of dinosaur porn, to various uses for urine.

loneroma ,

Audio is terrible quality

Hi guys, I can’t listen to ur podcast since you are recording remotely (since Corona). The audio quality is terrible. Other podcasts seem to have made the switch without any change to the quality. It sounds like one of you is on the phone and it’s hard to hear properly.

roshart ,

Science

With wit and warmth.
(Finding the *loud* outbursts of laughter detracting from my enjoyment of this great podcast.)

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