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Episode 12: Jimmy Calendrics

2013-06-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 18s

All together now… “Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday AST, happy birthday to you!” Well done, excellent work. A particularly good range of tenors amongst you. AST is 1 year old! (Okay, not quite. Obviously we didn’t start with an episode zero though. Shut it maths people.) To celebrate we have [...]…

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Episode 11: Ice, Ice Maybe

2013-05-12 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 22s

We know 3 facts about the Antarctic: It’s cold They have penguins Penguins tend to poop everywhere Into this icy, poop-covered wasteland comes Bill Chesham – a man seeking quiet isolation. Instead, he’s in for the adventure of a lifetime. Will Bill find out what the clanging sound is? Who solved the Rubik’s Cube? And [...]…

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Episode 10a: War of the Cotswolds

2013-05-06 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 13s

Anyone who knows the AST crew personally may have noticed a cock-sure swagger that they seem to conduct themselves with these days. It’s the confidence that only comes from doing almost a year of audio drama podcasts. Recently we decided to harness this power and put it to work. So we entered a competition. This [...]…

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Episode 10: Voyage of the Hammed

2013-04-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 19s

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! There are no pirates in this episode. Let’s get that out of the way first up. What have pirates ever done for science? Other than contributions to cartography, and encouraging people to bury important things. It took ages to find Newton’s Principia I understand. Join the crew [...]…

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Episode 9: The Weighting Game

2013-03-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 19s

How much does a kilogram of feathers weigh? Did you say 1 kilogram? If you didn’t, you may need some help using that electronic device you’re reading this on. Sneaky people are after it. Not the feathers, the kilogram. The original. Which is in a vault in France for safe keeping. And these are no [...]…

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Episode 8: The Time Artist

2013-02-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 16s

What? What do you mean there’s no such thing as time travel? Sorry? No, you’re breaking up. Can’t hear a word. Join us, Actioneers, for another slice of adventure beyond the lens of the microscope. Steve and Patrick are friends that work in an office. Much like most of you are. But they’re about to [...]…

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Episode 7: They do it with Magnets

2013-01-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 19s

How do you confuse Prof Brian Cox? Put him in the Large Hadron Collider and tell him to stand in the corner. Sal is a gumshoe. That means everyone wants to slap him. His old flame Mabel needs some help, there’s been a murder at the LHC. Will Sal solve the case? Will they find any [...]…

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Episode 6: How Science Saved Christmas

2012-12-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 18s

Jingle bells, science smells, dum dum dum der der… Science and Christmas, natural enemies right? Wrong. There was a time when science saved Christmas. And this is that story. Join Wolf Bilkington and Kipp Faero as they journey across the North Pole, and have a very surprising encounter. Will Santa survive the ordeal? Will the [...]…

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Episode 5: Solvay-nt Abuse

2012-11-01 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 21s

In 1911 a crack team of physicists from around the world assembled in the unheard-of town of Brussels in darkest Belgium. This was the first Solvay conference. Among these know-it-alls were little-known scienticians Albert Einstein and Marie Curie (aglow with her success). This much Wikipedia will tell you. But now Action Science Theatre presents the [...]…

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Episode 4a: Science Shoot-off LIVE!

2012-10-11 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 6s

Some people seek truth, some seek justice, others seek the adulation of others to feed their egos. One such person has come to the globally recognised phenomenon of Science Showoff, with a presentation to wow the crowd. But two unknown gun-persons have other ideas. Will he survive? Will the cast remember to speak into the [...]…

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Episode 4: Brain Training

2012-09-27 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 17s

Michael and Evan are doctors. Not good doctors, but doctors nonetheless. They’re on their way to Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper for a conference, to talk about doctory things, when a mysterious illness breaks out. Will they make it to Edinburgh? Will they ever get to stop running? When will they call last orders at [...]…

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Episode 3: Peril-osaurus

2012-08-28 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 21s

Greg Brown is a paleontologist, a paleontologist who specialises in bar chart colours and theories that upset small children. Join him and his friend Eloise Burke, and Detective Inspector Lynn Weyland-Smith as they try to stop Professor Zorbo and his pet Ninja from making Greg the next species to become extinct. Greg Brown – Dan [...]…

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Episode 2: Blood Feud

2012-07-24 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 17s

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman biologist, has just received a worrying letter from his brother Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman explorer. What’s going on? How are swans involved? Will the accents sustain? Listen and find out! Sir Charles Daly-Humbert – Brian Macken Edna Egerton – Ciara Kelly Tobius / Hotel [...]…

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Episode 1: Jane Grey, Action Mathematician

2012-06-26 :: Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth
Length: 21s

Join Jane Grey, and her erstwhile sidekick, Jasper, as they try to ensure Jane submits her PhD whilst being pursued by murderous cultists! Jane Grey – Sreya Rao Jasper – Dan Bond Bernard / Dodgson – Matt Kirk Secretary / Spoon – Brian Macken Leader – Rhona Wells Written by Dan Bond & Brian Macken [...]…

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