Episode 14: The Order of Time

June 13, 2018

This week, we review Carlo Rovelli's book - The Order of Time. Join us as we delve into the philosophy of time, quantum physics and the limitations of Benedict Cumberbatch's voice.

You can find The Order of Time on Amazon

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Episode 13: Sunscreen & Ancient Art

May 30, 2018

This week, we talk about the latest news in science and tech. We go into how ethnic minority people have to wear sunscreen (and how the guys never do). Suhail talks about the news that ancient humans might have expressed autistic traits and how that might have led to the world's first prehistoric art. Plus, Oz and Alex get neurotic about being dark and going to the doctor with skin conditions.

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News

We All Need To Wear Sunscreen

Prehistoric Autism May Have Led to Art

Be My Eyes App

 

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Episode 12: Backpack Heart (ft. Rohin Francis)

May 16, 2018

We're joined by Dr Rohin Francis - a cardiologist and PhD student looking at hearts. We talk about the coolest tech in cardiology, how hearts differ across the animal kingdom and how treatment of heart disease might change in the future.

Plus we find out how being dead might invalidate your right to having privacy on your phone and Oz plans a murder - for science.

You can find Rohin on twitter - @MedCrisis - and on YouTube

 

Hana's Highlights

Jazmin Scarlett

Nikesh Shukla

 

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Episode 11: The Dark Net (ft. Cerys Bradley)

May 2, 2018

We're joined by Cerys Bradley - a PhD student in the UCL Crime and Security Science department. We talk about the dark net and Cerys' research into the users of dark net markets and how they respond to law enforcement investigations.

Alex gets to find out about dark net infrastructure.

Suhail laments cheap internet hitman services.

Oz gets his background check invalidated.

Hana is ill.

 

Here's Oz's map of TOR users

The Coming Out Tapes

 

If you know of any barbers/hairdressers that do amazing work, please get in touch with Anna Ploszajski on Twitter: @RialTalk

 

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Episode 10: Nerve Agents, Biohacking Genitals & Cambridge Analytica

April 18, 2018

We're back with a brand new host - the amazing Hana Ayoob!

This week, we talk about the attempted assassination of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the nerve agent Novichok. Why have biohackers started using stem cells to make their genitals better? And why has someone been diagnosed with super gonnorhea (when Oz was so clear about it in Episode 3)?

In our discussion, we talk about the Cambridge Analytica story and how big data might be used to profile people. We download Oz's data to find out exactly what Facebook knows about him (and why his only interest is Jim Al-Khalili).

 

Hana's Highlights

Jennifer Crouch - @JenniferCrouch

Angela Saini - @AngelaDSaini

Adriana Lowe - @Adriana_Lowe

You can find Angela's book "Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong" on Amazon and in all good book retailers.

 

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Episode 09: Black Panther & Racist Cameras

April 4, 2018

Black Panther has broken massive barriers - the most successful superhero film of 2018 and a trendsetter in diverse film-making.

But it hasn't always been that way - once upon a time, cameras were kinda racist. Oz and Suhail take us back through the history of photography and film to explain how the cameras have evolved to shoot dark skin.  

Expect stereotypical models, chocolate bars, angry furniture companies and South African ID cards.

 

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Episode 08: Lab Vibrators, Thirst Traps & Facebook’s Switch Up

March 21, 2018

The crew is back and filled to the brim with more interesting science and tech stories.

We look into #ReviewForScience: the hashtag where scientists repurpose everyday items for science work and then review them. Everything from collecting whale snot with paint poles to lab credit cards being used to buy sex toys.

Plus, Suhail discusses how Facebook's plans to change how users interact online could mean big things for fake news and mental health.

And, as an added bonus, Oz explains the science of Instagram thirst trap accounts.

 

Next Live Shows: Listed Here

Suhail's Latest Film: Refugee takes up running to tackle his depression

 

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Oz’s Shifty First Dates (Live at Science Showoff)

March 16, 2018

While we're waiting on our next mega episode, we're releasing a little something for you all.

Come hear about the trials and tribulations of Oz - from mouse brains to perfectly symmetrical genitals. 

Recorded live at Science Showoff.

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Episode 07: Cheddar Man, Medical Cockblocking & Blood Donations

February 21, 2018

 

This week, we get into the science behind the news that Cheddar Man - the oldest Brit - was dark-skinned. What does it mean for the concept of race and ethnicity in the UK? And why are the Daily Mail and Twitter comments about it so funny?

And as the NHS is doing a massive push to get more black people to sign up to donate blood and organs, we talk about the intersection of health, science and culture and discuss what's stopping a lot of ethnic minority people from registering.

And as a gay man, why is the NHS cock-blocking Oz?

 

How do I sign up to give blood/organs?

 

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Episode 06: Genetics, January Blues & Group Therapy

February 7, 2018

We've got a special hour long episode (to make up for the fact that we've not put anything out in January)! 

We talk about the idea of January Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Swiss Mummies (maybe related to Boris Johnson). Plus the fact that Oz's genetic heritage is more confused than he is at a gym right now.

In the second half of the show, we discuss our journeys with mental health. We learn about Alex's Kebab Therapy, Suhail's scribbles and how child prodigy Oz learned about sex.

Live Shows

The Science Newseum - The Harrison, London - 15th Feb 2018

Science Showoff - The Star of Kings, London - 20th Feb 2018

Bright Club: 10th Anniversary - Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London - 22nd Feb 2018

 

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