18 episodes

Wonder Cupboard asks what science is, how it works, and how it came to be. Elena Falco and Ian Bridgeman present a new topic on the history and philosophy of science every episode.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Wonder Cupboard asks what science is, how it works, and how it came to be. Elena Falco and Ian Bridgeman present a new topic on the history and philosophy of science every episode.

    Sunbathing

    Sunbathing

    What's that burning smell? The BBQ or your shoulders? Elena and Ian delve into the history, and often dubious science, of sunbathing and find scouts, hats, and granola along the way. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 55 min
    Air Conditioning

    Air Conditioning

    Is it me or is it hot in here? Elena and Ian try to keep their cool as they find out how A/C came to be, and the surprising ways it's changed our world. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 56 min
    Ice

    Ice

    Ice, Ice, Baby. Not just lyrics from one of history’s great musicians, but also the topic of this episode. Elena and Ian take a cold, hard look at how chilling changed the world. Cool story, bro. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Are Viruses Alive?

    Are Viruses Alive?

    Not THAT virus. Well, yes, that one too, but not specifically. All of them, actually. Elena and Ian take a look at life and times of these vivacious virions by asking what it means to be alive at all… If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 48 min
    Beauty Part 2 with Simon Watt

    Beauty Part 2 with Simon Watt

    Imagine a perfect rhino. Done it? Great. Keep it in mind while Elena and Ian are joined by the Level Up Human podcast's Simon Watt, to discuss what we're really doing when we look for beauty in nature. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Beauty Part 1 with Sabine Hossenfelder

    Beauty Part 1 with Sabine Hossenfelder

    Phwoar, that equation, huh? Look at the numbers on that! No scientist has ever said this, hopefully, so why are there so-called 'beautiful' theories? Elena and Ian peruse this polynomial pageant, joined by theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder, author of 'Lost In Math' and science blog Backreaction. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Niblina ,

Has actually made me like science...

I’m usually a bit intimidated by science, but this has won me over. It’s funny and thought-provoking. Thank you!

R P Byrom ,

Brilliant mix of humour and thought!

This podcast is the ideal blend of rigorous scientific and philosophical thought with downright endearing hilarity! A must-listen!

beifvvdi ,

Excellent new podcast

Very informative first episode, and just the right balance of humour and history. There is a bit of background hiss that could be removed?

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