41 episodes

Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined.

Presenter: James Ward

Updated: Weekly

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Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined.

Presenter: James Ward

Updated: Weekly

    #40 - Thank You (again)

    #40 - Thank You (again)

    James Ward says thank you for listening to series two and chooses the best numbers from each of the talks.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 1 min
    #39 - Doormats

    #39 - Doormats

    Can a doormat actually increase the value of your property by £30k?
    Alex Baxevanis explains all in his study of the doormats from his block of flats.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Contributor: Alex Baxevanis
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 13 min
    #38 - Markham Moor Roof

    #38 - Markham Moor Roof

    Just off the Markham Exit on the A1 motorway lies an architectural wonder. Ed Carter shares his love for an unusual roadside roof, with help from a whistle or two.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Contributor: Ed Carter
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 15 min
    #37 - Watergate Tape 'Silence'

    #37 - Watergate Tape 'Silence'

    The neuroscientist Sophie Scott takes a close listen to the long 'silent' gap on the Watergate Tapes.
    Buzz. Click. Buzz. Click. Buzz.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Contributor: Sophie Scott
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 25 min
    #36 - Shanghai Architecture

    #36 - Shanghai Architecture

    From the 'eye of Sauron' building, to a deserted London town. The designer Hannah Cameron takes a walk back through the buildings that shaped her time living in China's biggest city.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Contributor: Hannah Cameron
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 18 min
    #35 - How Tall Are Celebrities?

    #35 - How Tall Are Celebrities?

    Who is taller, Robbie Williams, David Duchovny or the chef James Martin? And what does being ‘solid tall’ actually mean?
    The writer Greg Stekelman (same height as Emilio Estevez) explores the world of online celebrity measurements.

    Presenter: James Ward
    Contributor: Greg Stekelman
    Producer: Luke Doran

    • 17 min

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