The Infinite Monkey Cage takes a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the science of risk. With Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests Graeme Garden David Spiegelhalter and Sue Ion.
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John Hodgman reads from “More Information Than You Require” and Jonathan Coulton performs live at Coolidge
This all-too-brief and face-hurtingly funny reading segued into the musical portion of evening, with a buckskin-shirt-and-coonskin-cap-clad Coulton laying down a few gems. Here’s the set list, with helpful time demarcations:
- 37 min: An ode to Adama, Starbuck, those other wily Capricans, to the tune of the original Battlestar Galactica theme song
- 39 min: "Tom Cruise Crazy," which is just as awesome as it sounds
- 43 min: "The Future," a wistful sci-fi epic of adolescent angst
- 47 min: "Brookline," Coulton’s chronicle of getting sucked into the charming-yet-Lovecraftian vortex that is Brookline, thanks to Hodgman’s nefarious influence
- 52 min: "The Presidents," an "88 Lines About * 44 Women"-style ditty about all the presidents so far (a song that’s about to get a major retooling)
- 57 min: The evening’s grand finale, a moment of musical/literary history that MAY NEVER BE REPEATED, in which Hodgman picks up a ukelele and joins Coulton in an adorably wobbly rendition of "Tonight You Belong to Me." Holy swoon.
They’re millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down — what’s not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.
Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by Simon Singh, Sue Black and comedian Dave Gorman to talk codes and secret science as they discuss the extraordinary achievements of Bletchley Park.
Louis C.K. decided to offer Tig Notaro: Live exclusively on his website when he saw the comedian perform a set just hours after receiving her cancer diagnosis.
Tig Notaro walked onstage hours after finding out she was diagnosed with cancer, and talked about it in a standup comedy set that Louis C.K. described in a tweet as masterful. Notaro talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about the set, titled Tig Notaro: Live.
Shift Run Stop is a free comedy podcast full to the brim with games, geeks and special guests.
Share our pleasure chatting about magic, coincidences and games with the fascinating Dave Gorman, then feel our pain as a tarry soft drink promotes the question: "What IS ‘malt’ anyway?"
Yes, it’s like a trip back in time to the early days of the show, as once again we find ourselves hijacking someone else’s office without asking, scouring the local shop for Drinks Most Likely to Withstand Nuclear Strike, and talking to someone in a room with terrible acoustics, in this all-new yet reassuringly familiar edition of Shift Run Stop.
The Other Side. The only station broadcasting from the afterlife to the living world.
Alan Partridge has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in broadcasting, most recently at North Norfolk Digital. He shares his experience and offers advice to his up and coming young rival Richard Bacon. Plus Chart the Week counts down the big news stories of the last seven days.
So you want to be an astronaut? Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by space experts Chris Riley, Dr Kevin Fong and comedian Helen Keen to discuss the future of human space flight.
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