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A brilliantly entertaining podcast hosted by Dr Michelle Dickinson that brings together top comedians and scientists in a show for grown-ups.

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    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.5, 27 Ratings

A brilliantly entertaining podcast hosted by Dr Michelle Dickinson that brings together top comedians and scientists in a show for grown-ups.

    9: Can researching the past help us build for our future?

    9: Can researching the past help us build for our future?

    Dr Iain White and Andre King join host Dr Michelle Dickinson to talk about the future of our cities in an ever-changing landscape. Should we build for the future knowing how likely natural disasters may become or continue to grow where the dangers are high?

    • 47 min
    8: Is global warming good for summer swimming?

    8: Is global warming good for summer swimming?

    Dr Craig Stevens and Nick Rado join host Dr Michelle Dickinson to talk about how scientists use robots to measure changes in our oceans, what type of ice researchers put in their drinks, and what the consequences of warmer oceans could be on our planet.

    • 45 min
    7: Are viruses indiscriminate mass murderers or trainable ninjas?

    7: Are viruses indiscriminate mass murderers or trainable ninjas?

    Viruses, are they mass murderers trained to kill other living organisms, or can you train them to only target certain enemies? Senior Lecturer in Dr Heather Hendrickson joins comedian and presenter Dai Henwood to discuss the role of viruses with host Dr Michelle Dickinson. Recorded with a live audience, topics including whether or not cold sores are more likely to appear when you are stressed, how antiretroviral treatments are helping patients with HIV and why having more friends could help you to fight off the flu virus!

    • 45 min
    6: Can you use maths to win the lottery?

    6: Can you use maths to win the lottery?

    Can you use mathematics to win the lottery? Senior Lecturer in mathematical sciences Dr Robin Hankin joins actress and presenter Jaquie Brown to discuss maths and statistics with host Dr Michelle Dickinson. Covering everything from why traffic seems to move faster in other lanes to how to pick the best supermarket checkout line, the definition of randomness is not only defined in this show but also experienced through a fascinating assortment of topics.

    • 39 min
    5: Can eating fat make you skinny?

    5: Can eating fat make you skinny?

    Professor Grant Schofield and comedian Robin Ince join host Dr Michelle Dickinson for a fascinating and entertaining discussion about how going against the norm by eating fat and limiting carbohydrates can reduce levels of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

    • 52 min
    4: Medicinal cannabis, what is it, does it work and could it be dangerous?

    4: Medicinal cannabis, what is it, does it work and could it be dangerous?

    Medicinal cannabis is a hot topic, having been legalised in some areas but not others the debate is ongoing. So what is cannabis, how can it be taken and what is it’s effect on the brain. Cannabinoid researcher Associate Professor Michelle Glass and pot smoking comedian Tim Batt join host Dr Michelle Dickinson for a fascinating discussion about cannabis as a medicine, what it is, how it’s taken and what the scientific research shows about its effectiveness.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Pepperboyred ,

More please

And then more.

Lildostar ,

Learning while entertaining?

I have laughed my way through this podcast series and can't wait for more! I have since found myself talking at a quiz night about how bacteria are the phone and viruses are the apps. Clearly it wasn't just for entertainment!

Dani.nz ,

Sciency goodness

Funny and engaging. Have just binged all available episodes. And have learnt a thing or two!

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