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A Tale of 2² Cities

Your intrepid hosts have spent their summers in two unfamiliar cities apiece. To kick off the new season, we'll be...

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Games in Fiction, Fiction in Games (with Leonard Richardson)

Leonard Richardson joins the show from across the Atlantic to talk about games as plot devices, generative content,...

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Communication

Andy and Will discuss the ways people converse in fiction: some archaic, some fantastical. Causality-violating...

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Robots

Minimizing the edit distance from last week's show, Chris Smowton joins us to talk about androids, AI, the uncanny...

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Reboot

We take a look at reboots, remakes, re-imaginings, and other almost-synonymous new versions of old works. Are they...

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Steampunk, Shams and Space Cowboys (with Kat Arney)

Kat Arney—songstress, Naked Scientist, knitter—joins Andy and Will to chat about colliders, steampunk, lab-based...

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Shuffle

Andy and Will take a (pseudo-)random walk around the scientific and/or fictional topics suggested by their music...

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Hybrids (with Djuke Veldhuis)

Djuke, guest star of last season's episode about stress, returns to the show to discuss hybrids, aliens and mutants...

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Errata

Andy and Will correct their past selves’ on-air blunders, and take a look at shakey science in fiction and fact....

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Cryptography (with James Grime)

Bond, Neil Stephenson, Turing, and a real live Enigma machine in the studio! Here are some photos: Andy, James, the...

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Mathematics and Mathematicians (with Trevor Wood)

Good Will Hunting, the bat sonar digital switchover, The Hunt for Red October, The Oxford Murders, A Beautiful Mind,...

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The Music of Fiction

A music-packed episode of some of our favourite music from and about fiction! From concept albums to point-and-click...

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Environment (with Rachel Kennerley)

Floods, custard shortages, beards, raccoons, Command & Conquer, environmental pressures, vulnerability theory and...

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Four Fundamental Forces (with Michael Contario)

…assuming a spherical shark… How the four fundamental forces (gravity, electromagnetism, the strong force and the...

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Biotechnology (with Steve Frenk)

Genetic engineering, stem cell research, and the impact of biotechnology on societies past, present and future,...

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Stress (with Djuke Veldhuis)

Televisions in Papua New Guinea; Heinz ketchup varieties; Fight Club; Dell, Apple and freedom from choice. Getting...

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Dystopias and Utopias (with Steve Hyde)

Happy birthday Kim; robots; humans are inefficient batteries; squeaky burgers; the end of the world in the late 90s;...

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Chaos (with Niraj Lal)

Chaos, the weather, and why mathematicians can prove there isn't an answer to everything. Niraj is a PhD student in...

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Recap

Andy and Will chat about what they've been reading and watching over the summer. Clock by Dave...

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Memory (with Dr Amy Milton)

Final episode of the series with Dr Amy Milton on the subject of memory, and how to erase it....

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