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Tempest tells great stories. From the scary tales of the Fault-Lines series, to the ground-breaking film documentary The Kiss, we're all about keeping you hooked on gripping audio.

    The Neuromantics – Episode 10 (S1)

    The Neuromantics – Episode 10 (S1)

    The Neuromantics
    Season 1
    Episode 10

    The Neuromantics go out on a good laugh. For their season-ending episode, neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott and writer Will Eaves explore the social function of laughter and discover that it’s a surprisingly more complex facet of human behaviour than you might think. There’s plenty of ground to cover: why do jokes seem funnier when other people are laughing at them? What’s behind the often shocking humour among colleagues in stressful jobs? And who else here remembers Ripping Yarns?

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    Podcast copyright Will Eaves & Sophie Scott; articles and texts discussed copyright authors

    • 52 min
    Apex

    Apex

    Apex

    "If this is the last time, make it count."

    A lone driver walks the track early one morning before a major race. Written off and dogged by bad luck, he knows that what lies ahead has to be the defining moment of his career - one way or another.
    Lose yourself in the explosive noise and adrenaline of this high-octane drama, full of the chaos and intensity of a Formula 1 event. Both a narrative and a sensory experience, Apex will take you on the listening ride of your life.

    Apex is written by Alex Dawes and read by Mark Lingwood.
    Sound production by Mark Lingwood.

    Part of Tempest's Singular series of stand-alone dramas and stories by award-winning contemporary authors. Find the whole series here: https://soundcloud.com/user-986948053/sets/singular-original-stand-alone

    • 25 min
    The Neuromantics – Episode 9 (S1)

    The Neuromantics – Episode 9 (S1)

    The Neuromantics
    Season 1
    Episode 9

    The prof and the poet bring a beautifully meandering arc to their discussion of inner voices in this episode – starting with a poignant Old English poem about loneliness and rejection and moving on to a paper on auditory verbal hallucinations. Historically, being alone – or “friendlessness” – was a dangerous state to find yourself in. But did the interior world have its compensations? Can hearing voices actually be a thing of comfort as well as of concern? Neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott and writer Will Eaves take apart the phenomenon of imaginary companions and explore why our brains might generate conversations that only we can hear.

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    Podcast copyright Will Eaves & Sophie Scott; articles and texts discussed copyright authors

    • 54 min
    The Neuromantics - Episode 8 (S1)

    The Neuromantics - Episode 8 (S1)

    The Neuromantics
    Season 1
    Episode 8

    The pleasure of making and listening to music. Is it universal? Or is it a very varied experience? The Neuromantics – author Will Eaves and neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott – explore our neurological responses to music and ask how these may have changed over the years and with technological developments. What role has ritual to play? How does music help us communicate? And why should taste and culture be such strong influences on our listening habits? As ever the professor and the writer share their scientific and literary offerings and veer off into some eye-opening asides (the surprisingly strict rules of polyamorous engagement and rubber clubbing gear among them.)

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    Podcast copyright Will Eaves & Sophie Scott; articles and texts discussed copyright authors

    • 50 min
    The Neuromantics - Episode 7 (S1)

    The Neuromantics - Episode 7 (S1)

    The Neuromantics
    Season 1
    Episode 7

    In the 90s, the psychology community was tying itself in knots over whether forgotten traumas could or should be recovered through therapy. In this episode of the Neuromantics, writer Will Eaves and neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott revisit the so-called memory wars, and discuss the controversial issue of repressed memory (now rebranded as dissociative amnesia). If the brain has gone to all the trouble of suppressing trauma, is it beneficial to retrieve these past experiences? Can they be used reliably in criminal trials? And what has all this got to do with axolotls?

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    Podcast copyright Will Eaves & Sophie Scott; articles and texts discussed copyright authors

    • 41 min
    The Neuromantics - Episode 6 (S1)

    The Neuromantics - Episode 6 (S1)

    The Neuromantics
    Season 1
    Episode 6
    In this episode, the Neuromantics take apart the sound of music, the scientific phenomenon that is. Writer and poet Will Eaves and neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott discuss how the human ear processes musical sound, focusing in particular on pitch and timbre. Visiting, as ever, a scientific paper and a literary offering, they revel in the soaring possibilities of the voice – that exceptional musical instrument which we’re all handed at birth.

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    Podcast copyright Will Eaves & Sophie Scott; articles and texts discussed copyright authors

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Ladywell and Brockley

Such a great subject looking at the history of these two graveyards and their inhabitants. Good storytelling. I only listen to these, feels a little odd set amongst dramatisations as the rest of the podcasts seem to be, but worth it for the snippets of history.

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