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The Infinite Monkey Cage season 14

What is the official protocol for being contacted by aliens? Why do birds’ brains shrink after sex? What’s happening to all the bananas? These questions are tackled in the 14th season of the popular science radio panel show The Infinite Monkey Cage, hosted by comedian Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox. This season whooshes us away…

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Quest for Wonder

Quest for Wonder is a web-based children’s science program hosted by puppet versions of comedian Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox. It is available for free at CosmicGenome.com with extra features available for paid Cosmic Genome subscribers. TV science presenter Brian Cox has lost his wonder. Oh no! He and his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince…

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Full Frontal Nerdity

  Festival of the Spoken Nerd is the epitome of what Anglonerd.com is all about. If their first DVD Full Frontal Nerdity, a comedic display of science and math, doesn’t intrigue you, you probably don’t belong on this website. In lieu of real jokes, there are graphs. Even the real jokes get plotted along the way. While…

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The Infinite Monkey Cage, season 12

Should we be trying to contact alien life or should we be hiding from the universe? According to a forensic botanist, what makes a strawberry dead or alive? Why is the Higgs the Laverne and Shirley of physics? Find out in season 12 of BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage. This season, hosts Professor Brian Cox and…

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Free: An Infinite Monkey’s Guide to General Relativity

To celebrate the 100th year of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, co-hosts of The Infinite Monkey Cage, host a two-part radio documentary on the theory. Listen in iTunes | BBC Website | Interactive Webpage This documentary includes guests like cosmologist Sean Carroll, who you may remember from season 12 of The Infinite Monkey…

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The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome

The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome is a paid subscription-based online popular science magazine, produced by Robin Ince and Trent Burton. Each issue is made up of short videos (and complete transcripts) with various high profile guests: renowned scientists, comedians with an interest in science, and other science popularizers. By purchasing a subscription, you not only get…

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10 Lessons and Carols for Godless People

“If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s the creeping commercialization of secular Christmas shows,” says Stewart Lee, one of 17 acts on this audio recording of 10 Lessons and Carols for Godless People. This is, of course, the 2010 edition of Robin Ince’s secular Christmas show. While 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People and More 9 Lessons and…

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Infinite Monkey Cage, season 11

Hosted by Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince, this six-episode season of the popular science/comedy BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage covers fascinating new ground, including how to survive a shark attack by tickling it and redefining grass as a “narcissistic quantum computer.” Lucy Cooke recounts her near death via frog experience, and we…

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More 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People

In one respect, More 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People is a celebration of science and wonder. In another respect, it’s basically Robin Ince‘s arena-sized sample tape of all his favorite things. A science-themed variety show, M9L&CfGP features scientists, musicians, and comedians. Unlike the first DVD, 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, there…

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The Infinite Monkey Cage Live, NYC

Last night, 715 people trudged out in the blizzard to celebrate science and wonder at the Skirball Center at NYU. The Infinite Monkey Cage Live in New York City is the first of four U.S. stops that this BBC Radio 4 popular science/comedy show took in its first ever American tour. If you’re not familiar with…

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The Quantum Universe

I was sat on a train once and the man next to me was very obviously reading over my shoulder. I was reading The Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen Does) by Professor Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. I smiled, thinking for sure he’d stop reading once he realized it was a book on quantum…

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9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People

As comedian Stewart Lee explains on the DVD, 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People came about because comedian Robin Ince got picked on during a radio show for wanting to ban Christmas by Christian Stephen Green. Much later, Ince realized how he should have retorted on the show, but instead of moving on, he organized a secular…

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The Infinite Monkey Cage, season 10

The Infinite Monkey Cage is a BBC Radio 4 comedy-science program that you can download on iTunes as a podcast. Hosted by comedian Robin Ince and physicist Professor Brian Cox, each week sees new panelists in various walks of science at varying levels. The tenth season of The Infinite Monkey Cage not only comes with…

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Infinite Monkey Cage, season 9

On my right, former hair band keyboardist, turned particle physicist at CERN, professor of physics at U of Manchester, and popular science television presenter, it’s Professor Brian Cox. On my left, literature and science junkie, a man Brian Cox says is made of puddles, mud, a dead starling, a cardigan, and a crumpled copy of…

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Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe is a science show hosted by Professor Brian Cox. Here are four things I learned while watching this four-part series: Explains Sagan’s “We are all star stuff.” The only way that carbon can possibly be made is in the death of a star. The billion billion billion carbon atoms inside you…

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Comedy DVD: Happiness Through Science

This is the third comedy DVD I bought from GoFasterStripe, and this time, I bought the DVD, rather than the download, mostly because there was no download version, but it was fortunate because the DVD, though doesn’t come with much in the way of additional footage, does have an 87-minute commentary track with Robin Ince…