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A father and son discuss things they are curious about, science, history, monsters games and more! https://twitter.com/curichildpod

The Curiosity of a Child Curiosity of a Child

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A father and son discuss things they are curious about, science, history, monsters games and more! https://twitter.com/curichildpod

    32: 👻 Ghost hunters, we seek the truth!

    32: 👻 Ghost hunters, we seek the truth!

    We go ghost hunting in a Neolithic passage grave, taking with us an infrared robot, an EMF metre and recording equipment for EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Do we capture anything? Does anything capture us!?


    Belief in ghosts and spirits is a worldwide phenomenon, it crosses cultures and ages. You’d expect modern science to taper these ideas, but surveys show over half of Americans still believe. We look at some of the theories, from stone tapes to infrasound, as we try to understand what is really going on. But reading books and articles will only get us so far, we need to seek answers ourselves with a series of ghost hunts at ancient locations.

    • 49 min
    31: 👻 Interview with Tim Brown from the Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service

    31: 👻 Interview with Tim Brown from the Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service

    Halloween is drawing near and the spirits are stirring so what better time than now to chat with Tim Brown from the Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service (PIGS). Anton and I really enjoyed talking to Tim as he explained how PIGS conduct their research, what findings they’ve discovered and the use of EVP in some of the unique locations Guernsey offers for those seeking contact with the deceased.


    Far from believing every story he hears, Tim wants to find and understand exactly what people are experiencing – is it infrasound, simply being in a heightened state or a haunting spirit? Join us this episode as we learn more. Will we be ready for our ghost hunting trip next episode?


    For more information on the PIGS visit their website.

    • 39 min
    Bonus: 🎙️Interview at the BBC

    Bonus: 🎙️Interview at the BBC

    We were invited to chat to our local BBC radio station and they very kindly gave us permission to reproduce the show. If you’re curious how the podcast begun and what Anton’s favourite topic has been (I can’t believe he said it live on air, on the BBC!!) then have a listen! It was great fun and we’re so pleased they invited us on, thank you BBC Guernsey.

    • 11 min
    30: 💩 Miasma, a London stink and plastic pollution

    30: 💩 Miasma, a London stink and plastic pollution

    This episode marks our two year anniversary and we celebrate in style!


    I recreate the 1858 Great Stink of London, a terrible smell caused by an overburdened sewerage system and unresponsive government. Cholera filled the streets killing thousands - bad air or miasma was thought to be the cause. The city needed a hero...

    Anton then tells of modern day pollution - plastic dumped into the world’s oceans where it kills wildlife. One of the worst affected areas is the small atoll of Midway where the Albatross population is under threat.

    • 39 min
    29: 🧠 Perception - how do we see the world?

    29: 🧠 Perception - how do we see the world?

    What is perception? How do we see the world? How do our senses trick and lie to us? Through a series of simple experiments you can try at home we look at all these questions. We then delve deeper into our perception and understanding of the world around us. Most people perceive themselves as above average, can’t take on new ideas and misremember events. Being aware of this will help us all understand the world and each other with deeper respect.


     


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    • 53 min
    28: 🦟 We chat with entomologist Dr George McGavin

    28: 🦟 We chat with entomologist Dr George McGavin

    We are honoured to be joined by the very charming George McGavin. One of the leading entomologists he taught at the University of Oxford before embarking on TV career that has taken him deep into the jungles of Guyana, New Guinea and more. Always lively and passionate George is full of stories of his adventures and the importance of understanding our position in, and the protection of, our fragile environment. We had an amazing time talking with George and hope you’ll enjoy the interview as much as we did!


     


    Cover photo: Lois Wendon

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Richard7654321 ,

Fantastic podcast

There’s something charming about a father chatting with his son on topics as diverse as perception and hazlenuts. Every epsiode they take a look at something new, it could be historical or science or anything else. It is very mixed and varied but you’ll learn something every time whatever your age.

EddieB762 ,

Fantastic, fun and fact full!

This is a really great podcast between a dad and his son. Don’t be put off by a young host, this show works for all ages. They cover a lot of topics in a charming manner and it's a good fun listen. I like how when looking at something such as oxen or farts they will talk about history, science, culture and folklore. The hosts try and take a broad observation of each subject.

Luke_I_Am_A_Father ,

Great wholsome effort

This is a fun podcast! Each episode is getting better over time, you can tell they are getting the hang of it.

As a father, it gives me the inspiration to feed my young children with all the wild and wacky facts of the world, fuel their imagination!

It's not just for kids! Give it a listen, I swear you'll learn lots you didn't know. (Think QI but done by a father and son!)

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