63 episodes

Welcome to Eureka!, the show that gets under the skin of science with questions that really matter! Join science enthusiast Rick Edwards and actual real-life scientist Dr Michael Brooks every week as they dissect some of the universe’s most puzzling questions with the help of the world’s leading experts. From alien invasions and AI robot takeovers, to face transplants and talking animals, Rick and Michael are getting to the bottom of it all! Subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.
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    • 4.9 • 149 Ratings

Welcome to Eureka!, the show that gets under the skin of science with questions that really matter! Join science enthusiast Rick Edwards and actual real-life scientist Dr Michael Brooks every week as they dissect some of the universe’s most puzzling questions with the help of the world’s leading experts. From alien invasions and AI robot takeovers, to face transplants and talking animals, Rick and Michael are getting to the bottom of it all! Subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    We’re taking a break… Back soon!

    We’re taking a break… Back soon!

    We’re taking a break from Eureka for the time being. We love making the show and we’re hoping to resume soon - so keep your eyes peeled for a new season. In the meantime, please enjoy our back catalogue, there are about sixty episodes ready for you to get stuck into. We’ll see you soon!
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    • 45 sec
    Will we ever use nuclear fusion power?

    Will we ever use nuclear fusion power?

    It’s easy to get very excited about nuclear fusion - but are we all getting ahead of ourselves? This week, Michael explains the basics of nuclear fusion, why the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) has been disastrous and what we’ve actually managed to achieve with nuclear fusion so far. We also take a look at whether nuclear fusion is a wise investment and we consider whether our money could be better spent on other energy sources!


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    • 36 min
    Where do irrational obsessions come from?

    Where do irrational obsessions come from?

    This week we’re on a mission to understand phobias, manias and obsessions! We look at where our phobias come from, how people use obsessions as a coping mechanism and how you define a phobia. We also find out about a fascinating case of ‘dancing mania’, we consider the evolutionary purpose behind phobias and we look at how our fears have changed over time.
    Special thanks to today's expert, Kate Summerscale.

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    • 59 min
    Why do we need leaders?

    Why do we need leaders?

    With the coronation just around the corner, we’ve decided to dig into the science behind leadership. We examine the history of leadership and how events like WWI have had an impact on our relationship with leaders. We also look at what personality traits make a good leader and we find out whether society is evolving beyond the need for leadership…
    Special thanks to today’s expert, Professor André Spicer.


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    • 57 min
    Will we ever understand consciousness?

    Will we ever understand consciousness?

    Prepare to get your head in a spin this week, as we have a go at cracking one of science’s greatest enigmas: consciousness. We delve into the complexities of what it means to be conscious, we explore the history of our understanding of consciousness and we look at some mind-blowing ways that it can be manipulated!
    Special thanks to today’s expert, Professor Anil Seth.

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    • 42 min
    Why does anyone still believe in astrology?

    Why does anyone still believe in astrology?

    This week, we take a closer look at the fascinating world of astrology and consider how it has managed to maintain its popularity in the age of science. We find out how astrology historically interacted with science, why decision fatigue can make it so appealing and how some businesses use astrology to make choices. Michael also shares a fascinating way that the month you are born CAN have an impact on your life (with some scientific evidence to back it up) and we find out whether astrology is actually doing anyone any harm…
    Special thanks to today's expert, Mystic Michael.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

saaarz ,

Love this!

Probably my all time favourite podcast! They find the perfect balance between having a few laughs and really digging deep into the science, in a comprehensive way, with a great expert each week. Would definitely recommend to all!

U8Mate ,

More boring rubbish from Stakhanov

Two boring science-ish-ish shows, but at least this one isn’t hosted by Luke Bore

L%cy ,

Accessible fun science!

Love this podcast! Such a fun way to learn, & the topics are so varied & interesting. Love the good-natured bants between Rick & Michael. Great combo to have hosts that know their stuff (or admit it when they don’t!) & are funny too!

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