15 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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    • 4.3, 6 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.

    015 – Are Viruses Alive?

    015 – 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
    014 – Beauty Part 2 with Simon Watt

    014 – 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
    013 – Beauty Part 1 with Sabine Hossenfelder

    013 – 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
    012 – Merry Christmas

    012 – Merry Christmas

    'Tis the season… for science and reason! Well, that's what the Victorians thought at least. Elena and Ian take a look at how science and Christmas became fashionable pals in the 19th Century. 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.

    • 23 min
    011 – Vaccines and Power

    011 – Vaccines and Power

    Vaccines are great, but not everyone agrees. Elena and Ian take a jab at finding out why and when we began our preoccupation with inoculation. 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.

    • 50 min
    010 – Do We Live in a Simulation?

    010 – Do We Live in a Simulation?

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A veritable landslide of such questions await you in this episode, which Elena and Ian wish to clarify is surprisingly, and almost entirely, Matrix-free™. 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.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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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