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Welcome to Living Room Logic, a place for you to hang out and have a laugh with two scientists who make fun and sense of unique science topics. The hosts are Aidan, an Atlantic jellyfish doctor and Andrew, who studies sex differences in the brain. Together they discuss everything from Cyborgs to quantum love affairs, their favourite bugs to their favourite extinction events. Join the conversation! Thanks to Numbered Days Collective for our logo and Dylan Chambers for helping with the sound.
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Living Room Logi‪c‬ Andrew McGovern and Aidan Long

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Welcome to Living Room Logic, a place for you to hang out and have a laugh with two scientists who make fun and sense of unique science topics. The hosts are Aidan, an Atlantic jellyfish doctor and Andrew, who studies sex differences in the brain. Together they discuss everything from Cyborgs to quantum love affairs, their favourite bugs to their favourite extinction events. Join the conversation! Thanks to Numbered Days Collective for our logo and Dylan Chambers for helping with the sound.
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    COVID-19 Review with Dr Liz Ryan

    COVID-19 Review with Dr Liz Ryan

    This episode we interview a vaccine specialist and immune system expert, Dr Liz Ryan. What makes  COVID-19 so unique that it caused a pandemic? What actually makes the elderly vulnerable? Should we be concerned about new strains? Should we be concerned about how fast the vaccines have been developed? All is discussed in this week's episode.
    This episode was recorded in the middle of January 2021 so not all information regarding the current state of the pandemic is up to date.
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    • 35 min
    The Nature of Love

    The Nature of Love

    Albatross pairs mate for life. Garter snakes mate in 100+ orgies. Whether you were together, apart or alone this Valentine’s day, our tales of love in the wild will send you swooning. We describe the different ways animals show their affections, the many hormones which make us addicted to each other and the promiscuous past of humans. Did you know that there is a sexual arms race amongst male and female ducks? Have you ever lied restless in bed thinking about the wording of a message?
    We really hope you enjoy the episode. If you want to support two humble young scientists, follow the show on Spotify or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review if you can.

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    • 56 min
    Uranium Fever

    Uranium Fever

    It only took 3 years after humans invented the first nuclear reactor for the first nuke to be dropped. This episode we recount the origins of nuclear everything, from atomic discoveries and nuclear families to nuclear warfare and the symbolism of Godzilla. Did you know that there are an uncomfortably large number of nukes that are still missing today? Would YOU live close to a nuclear reactor?
    We really hope you enjoy the episode. If you want to support two humble young scientists, follow the show on Spotify or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review if you can.

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    • 58 min
    Cybernetic Organisms

    Cybernetic Organisms

    Do you use technology to gain information at the click of a button? Then you’re a cyborg! This episode we explore our dependence on technology, how we use it to extend our ever-changing lives and how Elon Musk wants to put computer chips in our brains! Will we live forever on Cloud 9.0?
    We really hope you enjoy the episode. If you want to support two humble young scientists, follow the show on Spotify or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review if you can.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bugs are the Pest

    Bugs are the Pest

    All the bugs on planet earth outweigh all the humans on earth 70 to 1, so surely our leggy neighbours have a lot going on? This episode we discuss the secret underground societies of ants, why creepy crawlies give us the heebie-jeebies and how some funky bugs get their freak on. Did you know that we use insects to develop new medicines? The future might also have some insect based food on the menu!
    We really hope you enjoy the episode. If you want to support two humble young scientists, follow the show on Spotify or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review if you can.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Aliens, Man.

    Aliens, Man.

    Of the billions of stars in the night sky, surely one has an orbiting planet that sustains life? This episode, Andrew and Aidan explore the history and science of looking for signs of extraterrestrial life. On earth, life exists in the deepest parts of the oceans and the hottest volcanic pools. Could life exist elsewhere in this solar system or further afield? Would we even recognize life on other planets?
    We really hope you enjoy the episode. If you want to support two humble young scientists, follow the show on Spotify or subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts, and leave a review if you can.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Mr Boonan ,

Great Podcast

Fantastic work! I really enjoy this podcast. For someone who knows nothing about the world of science but would have an interest, I find the lads approach to these subjects easy to understand and very enjoyable. Good job fellas. Keep up the good work :)

AislingBoner ,

Excellent Podcast immensely Knowledgable and Hilarious!

Im such a huge fan of podcasts and I have to say this new addition to my weekly listenings has me hooked and has to be my new favourite!! As per the content, the lads simply entice you in with there gas humour and simple explanations of such complicated topics. The two hosts really know there stuff and really give off a relaxed and whitty vibe and the podcasts soundtrack has such unique music in every episode - the variations of closing tunes are savage!

This podcast is an absolute conversation starter igniting all sorts of discussions - many a monday evening my housemates and I throw on the latest episode and each time we feel like we’ve jumped into the conversation, have even cracked a can or two ourselves for the chats and craic!!

Savage stuff lads - Keep them coming hoping for many more seasons!!! Couldn’t recommend this podcast more - well worth the 5 stars!!

MariefromNUIG ,

Laughing and learning

Honestly one of the best science podcasts I've listened to. So many can be boring, as if you are sitting in a lecture hall, whereas with these guys, its like nattering in the pub to your best mate about something cool you just learned. All the topics are so relevant to todays society. I love how understandable everything is, i dont have to have previous knowledge of the topic they are talking about. I laughed and 'wowed' my way through all the podcasts. All in all, such an enjoyable listen

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