63 episodes

This intellectual comedy podcast is anchored by Steve Cross, who is joined every week by a star from the world of comedy, and a researcher from UCL, London's Global University. Together they tackle the really big questions, like:
Are there penguins on Saturn's moons?
Who was the randiest archaeologist of all time?
Does owning your own laser make you more attractive to women?

The Bright Club Podcast Bright Club

    • Comedy
    • 4.7, 18 Ratings

This intellectual comedy podcast is anchored by Steve Cross, who is joined every week by a star from the world of comedy, and a researcher from UCL, London's Global University. Together they tackle the really big questions, like:
Are there penguins on Saturn's moons?
Who was the randiest archaeologist of all time?
Does owning your own laser make you more attractive to women?

    Bright Club 60 - WARS 2 part 4

    Bright Club 60 - WARS 2 part 4

    The final questions, wrap-up and results of this argumentative panel show, with Helen Keen, Jay Stone, Sam Tazzyman, Chiara Ambrosio and flummoxed Steve Cross. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 30 min
    Bright Club 59 - WARS 2 part 3

    Bright Club 59 - WARS 2 part 3

    Third question for the four geniuses: Helen Keen, Sam Tazzyman, Jay Stone and the irrepresible Chiara Ambrosio. Steve Cross is bewildered. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 18 min
    Bright Club 58 - WARS 2 Part 2

    Bright Club 58 - WARS 2 Part 2

    The second question for our four intellectual pugilists Chiara Ambrosio, Jay Stone, Sam Tazzyman and Helen Keen. Contains mild rudeness, mainly from inept host Steve Cross. Part 2 of 4. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 21 min
    Bright Club 57 - WARS 2 Part 1

    Bright Club 57 - WARS 2 Part 1

    Four brilliant brains tussle for this year's Bright Club Wars crown. From comedy to philosophy, from cells to duck mating habits, we cover all the intellectual bases. Steve Cross weakly referees. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 22 min
    Bright Club 56 with Joe Cain and Elis James

    Bright Club 56 with Joe Cain and Elis James

    Joe Cain explores the history of science, demolishing some so-called heroes to applause from comedian Joe Cain. Steve Cross sobs quietly as his illusions are shattered. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 24 min
    Bright Club 55 with Gail Davies and Elis James

    Bright Club 55 with Gail Davies and Elis James

    Geographer Gail Davies helps comedian Elis James understand the construction of science around the world, while Steve Cross does some colouring-in. This podcast is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Spud4eve ,

Extremely funny

No matter what other reviews say, It is one of the funniest podcasts around. I listened to the podcast before bed and found myself in hysterics listening to a discussion about dogs for twenty minutes. It is rare you get an intelligent and funny podcast but this is definitely one of them! :)

metony639 ,

Smart and funny!

Totally smarticle = interesting + funny + >stupid = bright club

Go Hod ,

Charming and Informative

Fantastic podcast. Not over-long, but engaging and covering a wide gamut of subjects from ethics to lasers to historical bread recipes.

A little UCL-centric (and I do have a degree from UCL...) but very inspiring with its shedloads of young, engaged (and inspired) academics.

It's a good'un.

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