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Neutrinowatch broadcasts daily from a series of parallel timelines which have 32% (± 7%) in common with our own reality. Episodes are updated every day—stream or re-download each episode daily for a slightly modified user-experience. [Neutrinowatch is a generative experimental fiction podcast created and coded by Martin Zaltz Austwick and Jeff Emtman. Thanks to James Coglan for technical advice]
 
Steve doesn't long for commitment and neither should you. Together let's embark on a series of exhilirating affairs with comedy and expertise, as Steve empties his black book, his sound effects archive and his brain across an audio medium. Steve is the creator of international comedy phenomenon Bright Club, experimental science comedy series Science Showoff and Dungeons and Dragons car crash Chaotic Adequate. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/steve-cross. See acast.com/privacy for ...
 
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Science is evil and destroys the magic and joy in the world. That's a fact. And in this special Dungeons and Dragons adventure Caterina Pace, Faz Alam and Sam McKay are the Squishy Goblins, sent to rid the world of science and its evil ways. In the final part they've survived so much, and finally the place where gunPOWder is made is before them. Ca…
 
Is Live Action Role Play (LARP) cool? Or is it awful? Is it the more physically-active cousin of Dungeons and Dragons, or is it participatory theatre where the actors don't get paid (ha ha, that's ACTUAL participatory theatre I'm thinking of). We find out with LARP boss Amy-Marie Mason Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, S…
 
This episode is all about odd collections, as Lucy Eckerlsey and Becci Cooper talk us through their skulls. We look at how to get into skull collecting, as well as touching on the ethical implications of piling bones up in your house. Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, Science Showoff and many more series where clever peo…
 
Science is evil and destroys the magic and joy in the world. That's a fact. And in this special Dungeons and Dragons adventure Caterina Pace, Faz Alam and Sam McKay are the Squishy Goblins, sent to rid the world of science and its evil ways. In part two they've formed a plan t attack science, and it begins 1001 feet up in the air. 1 Steve is a come…
 
Science is evil and destroys the magic and joy in the world. That's a fact. And in this special Dungeons and Dragons adventure Caterina Pace, Faz Alam and Sam McKay are the Squishy Goblins, sent to rid the world of science and its evil ways. Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, Science Showoff and many more series where cle…
 
Prof. Sir Roger Benson FFS FRS AMS ASS is Britain's greatest living scientist, and his discoveries and inventions still resonate across the entire technological landscape. He also doesn't exist. In this improvised episode Sam McKay tries to extract lessons for us all from his life. Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, Scien…
 
Some of us have a lot of things and partners that say we don't need them. In this new format for cyclists, musicians, tech nerds and collectors, we explore one person's group of very important tools and find out why Actually, They Do Need Them All. Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick is a podcaster and musician, maker of Song by Song and part of the team behi…
 
Dr Anna Ploszajski has written THE popular science book of the year. So you'd think that it would be a good idea to interview her about it, right? WRONG AGAIN We got a text AI (Inferkit) to rewrite Anna's book, then made her read it in her crispest and most ASMR podcast voice. Enjoy Anna and Steve trying to work out why computers hate the French so…
 
This week we talk sport with three people whose nerd credentials can never be questioned. What's it like to grow up differentiating equations and drivings mauls, playing a goblin and playing in goal, shooting nets and researching neuroscience? There's no clever music or sound mixing on this episode, so that the RAW EMOTION comes through more effect…
 
Worldbuilder is all about short-cutting fantasy world creation. No need to read a whole story, watch a whole film, play a whole game or go through a whole gaming sourcebook to explore a new world. No, just listen to us improvise it for twenty minutes Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, Science Showoff and many more series …
 
Steve is bored of normal interview podcasts, so in this interview of literary expert Zoë McGee he decides to only talk about topics that start with one letter, in this case D. Enjoy our D-themed background music, the secret of which will be revealed at the end. Steve is a comedian and nerd, and the founder of Bright Club, Science Showoff and many m…
 
Waves move through this story, somewhat governed by the gravitational action of the moon. That means at certain times of the month, some parts are going to be submerged, unfortunately. That’s just what happens when you write a piece involving the sea. I can’t stand around shouting at it like a podcaster version of Canute. It won’t make any differen…
 
Steve Cross has been podcasting and telling jokes professionally since 2010, but he's always had to observe a certain sense of decorum, of predictability and of form. No more. On The Podern Prometheus join him in his podcast lab for experiments that smash new formats, experts from around the world, weird jokes and serious thinking together. Support…
 
It’s a song called The World Outside My Window. Every day the words and music are slightly different from the day before. It contains a Garden of Branching Lyrical Paths - but somehow we always get back to the same place. Sometimes we have to go through a probabilistic journey inspired by Quantum Computing to find our way home. (There are 573,440 p…
 
Welcome to Skyjazz! Each night, Wendy and John broadcast live from a stadium in a different city of the world to tell you all about the stars and planets you can see above your heads - and, as ever, we start the show with a listener question! [Created by Martin Austwick based on an original idea by Jeff Emtman. With thanks to Lily Sloane. Find us a…
 
Physicist John Welles shares his latest neutrino detection research news in this daily podcast. [Made by Martin Austwick with help from Jeff Emtman Find us at neutrino.watch and @neutrinowatch on twitter. Episode Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/s/91zp88uv1afll08/The%20Most%20Popular%20Podcast%20In%20The%20Universe%2C%20Tomorrow%20%5BAlmanac%5D.…
 
Faced with more and more unfamiliar hazards, planners and governments want to know whether their preparations are sufficient. Citizens are increasingly asking the same questions. We hear from Dr Hitomi Nakanishi (University of Canberra) and Dr Sarah Wise (UCL CASA) on how new kinds of simulation can be used to help people understand evacuation, and…
 
In February and March, many Universities across the United Kingdom were affected by the largest wave of industrial action to hit the sector for many years. For this episode of the Global Lab, we spoke to Tony Brown and Sean Wallis from UCL's University and College Union branch about why the strikes took place.To give you a sense of what it felt lik…
 
As part of a new strand for the Global Lab, this month's podcast features a roundtable discussion with researchers from CASA about the relationship between Science Fiction and technology.The short story discussed in this episode, "The Gernsbach Continuum" by William Gibson, is available to read here:https://web.archive.org/web/20070217183337/http:/…
 
We look at visions of future domestic bliss through the eyes of engineers, researchers, and historians. Peter Childs talks internet of fridges, Kaisa Puustinen helps us discover our emotional side, and Michael Hebbert sees the future through the eyes of the past.___Produced by Martin Zaltz Austwick, Hannah Sender, and Duncan Hay.…
 
Our theme for this episode is "pinning it down", the importance of labelling, classification and definitions in the fields of cities research, mapping and technology, with a literary sidestep into the eighteenth century for good measure.Our guests are Giles Rhys Jones, CMO of the innovative new mapping website what3words.com, Sophie Coulombeau, a s…
 
In this March episode of Global Lab, we take a look at two major events celebrated on 8 March: International Women’s Day and the 99th anniversary of the February Revolution in Russia. We have been inspired by the events of the February Revolution in Russia - when women took to the streets in protest for - and have, with the help of our interviewees…
 
Bees, urban gardening in skips and the carbon footprint of a Valentine's Day feature in the 'Other side of St Valentine'. YouTube wildlife presenter Maddie Moate (twitter.com/maddiemoate) tells us about her passion for bees (see https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate), Julia King (twitter.com/atjuliaking) talks to us about a mobile garden project…
 
We’re slap bang in the middle of panto season, so this month The Global Lab becomes The Global Stage, looking at the connections between our usual themes of cities, space and global networks and the world of the theatre.Treading the boards with us in this episode, we have playwright and academic, Dan Rebellato, telling us how the rising tide of glo…
 
Mud, mud, glorious mud - and glorious dust, smells and mould too - feature in Dirty City. Kate McLean (http://twitter.com/katemclean) tells us about Smell Maps of cities (which you can see at http://sensorymaps.com), Jay Owens (http://twitter.com/hautepop) explores the social history of dust, and Anna Mavrogianni talks about the dirty dangers lurki…
 
Brain Train driver Alice Bell steps aside and hands her whistle over, as our new co-host, museums polymath Rachel Souhami, steps up to the plate. It’s like when The Doctor regenerates.In her inaugural episode, Rachel asks programmer James Coglan whether computers are going to kill us all, and host Martin Zaltz Austwick worries about robots kicking …
 
Our guests today sift the wheat from the chaff, the signal from the noise. Featuring Ian Rawes from the London Sound Survey http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk , Andy Linehan and James Tugwell from the British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/subjects/sound and Merijn Royaards from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL http://bit.ly/1NXuXzX .T…
 
The Death of Distance arrives in the present day with Jen Kavanagh (@_jen_kavanagh) destroying distance between curators and audiences at the Science Museum, Xinyuan Wang (@amberwanguk)discovering the way that Chinese migrant workers use social media, and Nick Attree (@nick_attree) exploring space from the (relative) comfort of East London.The show…
 
Rumours of the death of distance have been greatly exaggerated since 1515. Chiara Ambrosio talks Clara the Rhino, Catherine Beck tells us about the perils of a Patron on the High Seas, and Javier Sajuria (@jsajuria) explores 21st century online political communities. The show was put together by Oli Marsh (@sidewaysScience) with Misha Ewen (@MishaE…
 
This month, we count heads with our experts - Carl Cullinane from Democratic Audit at LSE, Cecilia Lantana Briones (also from the LSE) and Duncan Smith from closer to home at CASA.Carl Cullinane can be found on Twitter at @CullinaneCarl. Read the Democratic Audit blog at www.democraticaudit.com, and check out Democratic Dashboard at http://democrat…
 
This episode we go out in the field with Daniel Raven-Ellison telling us about http://GreaterLondonNationalPark.org.uk, Matt Pennells talks about his work for http://mapaction.org, and Anna Ploszajski talks about taking the hydrogen economy to the UK's favourite music festival (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucell/people/anna_ploszajski).Hosted by Martin Zal…
 
In this episode, we look at love - from the point of view of a mathematician trying to figure out their love life, a film-maker exploring the way the state exploits love, and an energy expert researching how family ties can influence climate change. Martin Zaltz Austwick hosts and chats to mathematician Hannah Fry (who talks more about her new book…
 
On the eve of the Scottish Referendum, (thoroughly) modern historian Charlotte Riley ask pure mathematician Chris Good about the fairness of voting systems, host Alice Bell steers them onto sewage, badgers and her aunts, and Chris wonders aloud whether he'll ever see a locally compact first countable Dowker Space in ZFC his lifetime. There is liter…
 
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