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Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.

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Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.

    How to Teach Maths

    How to Teach Maths

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Sara Pascoe and the very numerate Prof Hannah Fry, maths comedian Matt Parker and statistician Prof David Spiegelhalter for a unique maths class. Are some of us just innately bad at maths or can everyone get to grips with algebra and calculus? What do our panel wish they'd been taught at school, and what is the key to a life-long love of numbers? Get your calculators ready!

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.
    Brains

    Brains

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Alan Davies and neuroscientists Prof Uta Frith and Prof Sophie Scott. They discover the secret to why humans are such social creatures and why two brains are definitely better than one. Our brains are wired to learn from and mimic other brains we come into contact with, even though most of the time we don't even realise that is what they/we are doing. The subtle cues we get from other people and the information in their brains, affects our own wiring and experience of the world. With this incredible complexity, might we ever be able to create an artificial brain that mimics our own and the human experience?

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.
    Astronauts

    Astronauts

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince look back at Planet Earth from the unique perspective of space with the help of astronauts Nicole Stott and Chris Hadfield, Space scientist Carolyn Porco and comedian and author Katy Brand. What can we learn about our own planet by looking back at it from space? The panel talk about the emotional response of looking back on earth, either from the ISS or via amazing photographs like Voyager's Pale Blue Dot, and the importance of realising our own place and significance in the vast cosmos.

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.
    Black Holes

    Black Holes

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Monty Python's Eric Idle, and cosmologists Dr Netta Engelhardt and Dr Janna Levin as they tackle one of the biggest challenges in cosmology. What happens when you throw something (Robin!) into a black hole? Is the information about Robin lost forever, or is there a chance, sometime in the far future, a super intelligent alien civilisation could piece back some key information to discover proof he ever existed? Are Robin and his cardigans lost for all eternity?

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.
    The Wood Wide Web

    The Wood Wide Web

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Ted Lasso's Brendan Hunt, Professor of forest ecology and author of "The Mother Tree", Suzanne Simard and botanist Mark Spencer to discover how trees and plants communicate and what they are saying. Suzanne's incredible discovery that trees form a wood wide web of communication has changed our entire understanding of forests and how they work. With the help of amazing fungi, this incredible network of communication allows the trees and plants in a forest to pass information backwards and forwards to help protect themselves against predators and optimize resource. Incredibly, this could even be viewed as a form of intelligence. Brian and Robin find out how this should change the way we look at all plants, and in particular how we manage our forests and discover some of the secrets of those whispering trees.

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.
    Exploring the Deep

    Exploring the Deep

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian and musician Tim Minchin and oceanographers Diva Amon and Jon Copley to uncover what mysteries still lie at the bottom of our oceans. It is often said that we know more about the surface of the Moon then we do about our own ocean floor, but is that really true? What have modern-day explorers such as Diva and Jon discovered during their many expeditions to the deepest points of our oceans, and can they persuade Tim to join them on their next voyage? From extraordinary life forms with incredible survival strategies, to the gruesome sex life of the angler fish, the panel discuss some of the greatest discoveries of the last few years, and what questions they still hope to answer.

    Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

    • 42 min.

Klantrecensies

4,8 van 5
91 beoordelingen

91 beoordelingen

Tsa Szymborska ,

Funny and thought provoking

Being a scientist myself I always am amazed that scientists can be extemely funny and extremely serious within the same sentence. Here are two people plus their guests who are amazingly good at that. What's better than enjoying listening to them and learning at the same time?

HaguePeter ,

Great show, stupid BBC policy

The show is great. However you need to wait a whole month after publication before it is available here. They now direct you to the BBC sounds app, but it doesn’t allow you to listen to this podcast from outside the UK.
No idea who would benefit from this..

Kakafonix ,

This is brilliant!!

Who would have thought science could be such fun? I would, and it is!!

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