That’s right! We’re back for a special! The amazing Sean Ellis reports from the Winchester Science Festival for our Summer Science Special – featuring Terry Harvey-Chadwick, Helen Czerski, Ken Farquar, Ben Littlefield, Alex Boxley, Mini Saaj, Radu Sporea, Andy Pye, John London, Mark Thomas, Matt Denton, Dareck Gorecki, Paulo Viscardi and Sally LePage. Music is by Jo Stephenson and Being 747.
This week we catch up with TV’s Helen Czerski, who’s currently in a boat somewhere in the North Atlantic studying bubbles! We also examine the government’s new nuclear energy plans and David Byrne’s comments about services like Spotify. Plus we wonder if degree mills really make a difference.
Helen on a Boat! (2:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Czerski!) Nuclear Europe (19:46) by Drew Rae David Byrne Moaning (27:13) by Steve Page Degree Mills (35:58) by Kevin Friery The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
This week Liz speaks to Dr Helen Czerski about women and technology, and Marcus Chown about his new book, which is about *everything*. We also cover the US shutdown, a new club for female professionals and find out why about some fossils that are currently under threat.
Ada Lovelace Day 2013 (2:30) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Helen Czerski) Leicester Fossil Threat (17:04) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Roger Mason) US Shutdown (28:53) by Dave Landon Cole Marcus Chown Interview (38:03) by Liz Lutgendorff The Other Club (48:15) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere (ft Joy Lo Dico & Katie Glass) Over The Air (54:42) by Julie Gould The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Correction: In the show, we stated that the big Ada Lovelace Day event is at the ICE – it isn’t. It’s actually at Imperial College London. More info here.
Recorded at the Royal Institution, Helen Czerski was joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Bruce Hood, Barry Smith and Felicity Mellor to discuss what scientists should know about the dark arts of persuasion, and whether they should ever use them.
Pharmabate (1:55) by Trent Burton (ft Ben Goldacre & others) The Science of Persuasion (17:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Czerski) Sir Tom Blundell Interview (28:58) by Andrew Holding Cycling & Transport Sociology (39:38) by Joe Dunkley (ft Rachel Aldred) Portable Banking (50:01) by Sean Ellis Ockhams Plug (57:56) by James O’Malley (ft Deborah Hyde)