The very first episode of Strange Quarks is out! Simon Singh talks to us about libel reform, skepticism, alternative medicine, and his appearance in Robin Ince’s "Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People" this year; while Simon Perry explains how he’s been using regulation to make life difficult for quacks. This week’s guest report is by Dr*T.
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Robin Ince is a comedian and writer. For the last two years he has been the host of Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. His Radio 4 show with Professor Brian Cox, The Infinite Monkey Cage, has just finished it’s second series. Robin has recently written a book, Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club, which casts a critical eye over Don Estelle’s autobiography, tales of giant killer crabs, and romance novels set in the Antarctic.
Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by Stephen Fry, Simon Singh and Aleks Krotoski to discuss the maths behind 6 degrees of separation and whether there is something special about Kevin Bacon that seems to make him so well connected?
Former cosmologist Dara O’Briain and Dr Alice Roberts join physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince for a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. They’ll be asking why so many comedians seem to start life as scientists, and begin their quest to put science at the heart of popular culture.