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Last update: 2015-06-19

Episode 35: dogs holding grudges, Wild chimps brewing wine, kittens making us happy, the horror of internet rationing and...the return of Philae!

2015-06-19
Length: 24s

On this weeks episode the team looks at dogs holding grudges, Wild chimps brewing wine, kittens making us happy, the horror of internet rationing and...the return of Philae! 

 

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Episode 34: Chimp chefs, starlight-propelled spacecraft and grow-your-own drugs

2015-06-12
Length: 21s

This week the Geek Chic team look at Chimp chefs, starlight-propelled spacecraft and growing-your-own drugs (using bioengineered yeast)

 

 

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Episode 33: The Science Of Rock And Roll

2015-06-05
Length: 37s

Babies on acid?! - In the final part of our science of hedonism triology, the science of rock and roll asks...How do we hear music? Why does it affect us? Can we hear colours? and why exactly are babies on acid?!!!

 

 

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THIS EPISODE IS DEDICATED TO THE WONDERFUL EZRA LEVIN, 1910 - 2015

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Episode 32: The Science Of Drugs

2015-05-22
Length: 31s

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SUBJECTS OF AN ADULT NATURE   Drugs Special: in the second part of a trilogy of specials the Geek Chic Team once again interview Zoe Cormier, author of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll, this time on the topic of recreational Drugs.   NB Geek Chic’s Weird Science does not condone the recreational use of banned substances   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    …

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Episode 31: The Science Of Sex

2015-05-15
Length: 37s

WARNING: this podcast contains discussions of a very adult nature including sexual violence which some listeners may find upsetting.

 

In the first of a trilogy of specials, the Geek Chic team interview Zoe Cormier, author of Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science.  

Part 1 Covers the science of sex.

 

 

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Episode 30: Late Night Snacking, Ear Worms And Insomnia

2015-05-08
Length: 22s

Why is late night snacking so tempting? How can we get rid of ear worms? And is there a new cure for insomnia?

 

And will 1 in 6 species be extinct in 85 years time?

 

The Geek Chic team tackles these questions as they mull over the latest news of scientific research!

 

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Episode 29: A Dolphin And Whale Special

2015-04-26
Length: 31s

New research into whales and dolphins has prompted scientists to propose new "personhood rights" for them.  Expert Laura Bridgeman tells the Geek Chic team why.

 

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Episode 28: Brontosaurus, Aliens and Fast Food

2015-04-10
Length: 19s

This week the team look at The return of the brontosaurus, the possibilities of alien life and the extraordinary question of whether fast food is actually good for you!

 

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Episode 27: Classical Cats, Healthier and Tastier Chocolate and Robot Birds

2015-04-03
Length: 19s

This week the team looks at why cats and classical music could be making surgery safer, how to make chocolate healthier (and yummier) and robot birds.

 

Happy Easter from The Geek Chic Team.

 

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Episode 26: Rainbow Gravity, Antibiotic Mayhem and precious metal poo panning

2015-03-27
Length: 21s

The team this look take a look at the weird and wonderful world of science in the news this week.

 

This week looks at Rainbow Gravity, Antibiotic Mayhem and precious metal poo panning…

 

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Episode 25: Flying Cars, Powdered Alcohol and Happy Accidents

2015-03-20
Length: 20s

This week, Birdy and Dr Jack look at the manufacture of flying cars, just in time for the year in which back to the future part II is set, The science of powdered alcohol and how scientific accidents can help the battle against cancer.

 

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Episode 24: Cyborg Cockroaches, Human Urine as renewable energy and flying a plane with your mind.

2015-03-13
Length: 19s

The futures bright, the futures.......wee coloured? Dr jack and Birdy explore why human urine is the latest in renewable energies, and ask how a women flew a plane with her mind, and why we're creating cyborg cockroaches.

 

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Episode 23: Biomusic Special

2015-02-27
Length: 19s

The team interview Professor Miranda on how music and technology can collide with some extraordinary results - Including mood control, and a possible new way to communicate with pets.

 

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Episode 22: Language looking on the bright side of life, The Core and Robot Carers

2015-02-20
Length: 18s

This week the team asks whether language always look on the bright side of life, are robot carers for the elderly actually a good idea and whether are geography teachers had it all wrong and the core of the Earth isnt what it seems.

 

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Episode 21: Valentines Day Special

2015-02-13
Length: 26s

In this Valentines Day special, Dr Jack & Birdy answer questions about the science of love; what happens to us when we fall in love?  Does smell play a part in attraction?  Is monogamy against our human biology?  And is there a formula to love?

 

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Episode 20: Booze Special

2015-02-06
Length: 12s

Lliana and Dr Jack discuss whether beer and red wine could actually be good for us.  Or could it possibly be just a ruse to make us feel better as Dry January comes to an end?

 

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Episode 19: The Science Of Rapping

2015-01-30
Length: 23s

Special Guests Professor Heather Berlin and her husband rapper Baba Brinkman join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis this week to explain the science of freestyle rapping, and explore the wider ramifications for our understanding of creativity.

 

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Episode 18: Superhuman Special

2015-01-24
Length: 22s

Geek Chic's Weird Science returns for 2015 with a Superhuman special and an exclusive interview with American neuroscientist & presenter of Discovery's 'Superhuman Showdown' Professor Heather Berlin.

 

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Episode 17: 2014 A Year In Review

2014-12-15
Length: 38s

In the final episode of 2014, Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis take a look back at some of their favourite stories from the weird and wonderful world of science in 2014.

A very happy christmas and a fantastic new year to all of our amazing listeners,  Love from the Geek Chic team.

Geek Chic's Weird Science will return in 2015.  We'll see you next year!

 

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Episode 16: Paranormal Special - Where Science And Magic Meet

2014-12-05
Length: 38s

A paranormal special with an exclusive interview with acclaimed parapsychologist and author Serena Roney-Dougal, as the Geek Chic team try to uncover whether science can ever back up claims of magic. Warning: Subliminal messages may be included.

 

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Episode 15: Digital Animals, Atlantis and Slow Motion Dreams

2014-11-28
Length: 26s

Do we dream in slow motion? Is the worlds first digital animal really alive? And is our future in an Atlantis style underwater city? Dr Jack & Birdy contemplate these latest developments from the world of science.

 

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Episode 14: Woolly Mammoths, Smoking Solutions, Coffee Jolts and Water From Thin Air

2014-11-21
Length: 21s

Woolly Mammoths, Smoking solution, water from thin air and electrocution as the new coffee?  Birdy and Dr Jack mull over this week's most intriguing science news.

 

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Episode 13: Peanut Butter diamonds, Bats, Video Games and Cyborgs

2014-11-14
Length: 18s

This week Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis look at how peanut butter can be made into diamonds, how bats are screwing each other over, how action video games may actually make you smarter, and the story and problems of a real life cyborg!

(News Clips From Sky News)

 

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Episode 12: Underwater breathing, Magic Mushrooms and The perfect murder

2014-11-07
Length: 19s

Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis look at how crystals could hold the key to underwater breathing, magic mushrooms and how to foil the perfect murder.

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Episode 11: Halloween special: An interview with a real witch, a zombie expert, & can you really die of fright?

2014-10-31
Length: 53s

Trick? Or Treat?

 

It's that time of year again, and it is definately a real treat in store this week in this very special feature length episode of geek chic's weird science in honour of all hallows eve.  

 

Join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis as they go into darkness and look into the science of fear and whether or not it is possible to die of fright.  They chat to a zombie expert and have some halloween fun with a real life witch, and finally look into ways that we can use our leftover pumpkins.

 

Happy Halloween from the Geek Chic team! x

 

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Episode 10: A cure for paralysis? Tractor beams, Hover boards and a pasta parable

2014-10-24
Length: 19s

Miracles, birds on Prozac, skinny pasta & Great Scott! A hoverboard! The geek chic team get to the root of the weeks most exciting scientific news.

 

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Episode 9: Nobel Prize Special

2014-10-17
Length: 21s

In what is a very special Geek Chic, Birdie and Dr Jack find out what's new in the world of Brain GPS since it was discovered by UCL's Nobel Prize winning Prof John O'Keefe in 1971.

 

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Episode 8: Free Willy talks to Flipper, growing a penis and life after death

2014-10-10
Length: 20s

This week Birdy and Dr Jack talk lab grown penises, life after death and killer whales who 'speak' to dolphins...

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Episode 7: Teleportation Special

2014-10-06
Length: 20s

The Geek Chic team get to the root of the latest teleportation developments hitting the headlines with an exclusive interview with the leading expert Professor Nicholas Gisin from the University of Geneva, who has been studying quantum teleportation for over 40 years. Beam me up Scotty!

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Episode 6: The 3 C's - Coffee, Chimps & Comets

2014-10-03
Length: 21s

Should coffee drinkers be freaking out about an impending coffee crisis? Have chimps gone cultural? And why is a robot being dropped onto a comet? Dr Jack & Birdy dissect the week's most interesting science news.

 

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Episode 5: Invisibility Cloaks, Teleportation Conundrum & Banana Peels

2014-09-26
Length: 13s

Are we one step closer to teleportation?  Are invisibility cloaks possible?  Does staying up later mean you're a psychopath?  Are comedy banana peel slip ups based on genuine science?  Dr Jack & Birdy mull over this weeks news from the world of science...

 

Got a question? hit us up at llianabird@gmail.com

 

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Episode 4: Crisp packets saving lives, social media brain reshaping, memory wiping

2014-09-22
Length: 17s

Episode 4 of Geek Chic sees Dr Jack & Birdy dissect the quirkiest science news: why crisp packets can save lives, how social media is reshaping our brains & why Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind style memory wiping IS a possibilty

Got a question? Submit to llianabird@gmail.com

Presented by: Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis
Produced by: Richard Boffin

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Episode 3: Jack the ripper special

2014-09-22
Length: 22s

A Geek Chic 20 minute special exploring this week's big news that Jack The Ripper has finally been identified....or has he? Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis exclusively interview the man who made the discovery, scientist Dr Jari Louhelainen, and find out whether this 120 year old mystery has really been solved once and for all.

 

Got a question you're dying to know the answer to?  Submit it to Llianabird@gmail.com

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Episode 2: Healthy food addiction, Vulcan telepathy, King of the Dinosaurs

2014-09-22
Length: 17s

Episode 2 of Geek Chic and once again Lliana and Dr Jack dig into the best stories from the weird and wonderful world of science.

This week they discuss: can you retrain your brain to be addicted to healthy food? Is Vulcan style telepathy a real possibility? And has T-Rex been gazzumped as king of the dinosaurs?

Presented by: Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis 
Produced by: Richard Boffin

Got a question? Submit to Llianabird@gmail.com

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Episode 1: Pandas faking pregnancies, lesbian orgasms and dolphins who squeal

2014-09-22
Length: 8s

Geek Chic has arrived!   This is your brand new weekly dose of weird science.   Join neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and science enthusiast Lliana Bird as they take an irreverent look at the latest news from the weird and wonderful world of science. Science never sounded so good!   Our very first episode covers pandas faking pregnancies, lesbian orgasms, and dolphins who squeal.   Got a question you want the answer to?  Submit it to llianabird@gmail.com   We invite you to join us...    …

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Geek Chic's Weird Science

Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.

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