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 Apr 14, 2024

 Jun 1, 2023


Whether you’re curious about getting healthy, the Big Bang or the science of cooking, find out everything you need to know in under 30 minutes with Instant Genius. The team behind BBC Science Focus Magazine talk to world-leading experts to bring you a bite-sized masterclass on a new subject each week. New episodes are released every Monday and Friday and you can subscribe to Instant Genius on Apple Podcasts to access all new episodes ad-free and all old episodes of Instant Genius Extra.

Episode Date
Peak Performance: How to get the most out of your workout, whatever your level of fitness
Jul 21, 2024
How gases shaped life on Earth and helped human beings to prosper
Jul 18, 2024
Don’t miss the upcoming Peak Performance miniseries special!
Jul 17, 2024
How biology has shaped the history of the human race
Jul 14, 2024
How a heating planet is changing sports
Jul 11, 2024
How maths can help us to understand the human brain
Jul 07, 2024
Here’s why science says you do have free will
Jul 04, 2024
How triangles are hiding everywhere
Jun 30, 2024
The gene therapy future has arrived
Jun 27, 2024
How to form more meaningful relationships
Jun 23, 2024
Misophonia: Why some of us can’t bear the sound of chewing
Jun 20, 2024
How close are we to discovering aliens?
Jun 16, 2024
The story of human evolution, from the Big Bang to the advent of consciousness and beyond
Jun 13, 2024
How thinking about addiction differently can help us find better treatments
Jun 09, 2024
Why we shouldn’t be afraid of personal data collection
Jun 06, 2024
The story of black holes, with Marcus Chown
Jun 02, 2024
The surprising ways the microbiome affects our brain development, emotions, and sex lives
May 30, 2024
How animals took to the air and conquered the skies
May 26, 2024
How to spot and fight misinformation
May 23, 2024
How the James Webb Space Telescope is helping us discover the secrets of the cosmos
May 19, 2024
How dreaming affects our creativity
May 16, 2024
What happens in our brains when we dream?
May 12, 2024
How the evolution of eggs has shaped life on Earth
May 09, 2024
How our everyday rituals affect our happiness and wellbeing
May 05, 2024
How making the right dietary choices can help to keep us healthy in every stage of our lives
May 02, 2024
The psychology and neuroscience of nostalgia
Apr 28, 2024
The neuroscience of remembering and forgetting
Apr 25, 2024
Is our orbital space at breaking point?
Apr 21, 2024
How to build a quantum computer
Apr 18, 2024
How to keep your immune system healthy
Apr 14, 2024
The potential health benefits of green tea
Apr 11, 2024
How the mind affects physical health and vice versa
Apr 07, 2024
How AI will make the world a better place, not bring it to an end
Apr 04, 2024
Busting social media diet and nutrition myths
Mar 31, 2024
What happens in our bodies as we age? And is it possible to turn back the clock?
Mar 29, 2024
How science can help you have better conversations
Mar 25, 2024
Synaesthesia: How some of us experience music as shapes and colours and words as flavours
Mar 22, 2024
Why you’re not actually addicted to your phone
Mar 18, 2024
How personalised medicine is about to change healthcare
Mar 15, 2024
How some of the most fascinating discoveries in astronomy were made by accident
Mar 11, 2024
The surprising role of clouds in climate change
Mar 08, 2024
Why giraffes are undergoing a silent extinction
Mar 04, 2024
Why we are seeing the return of infectious diseases
Mar 01, 2024
How to overcome social paranoia and anxiety
Feb 26, 2024
How feelings of listlessness and aimlessness has become an epidemic, and how we can beat it
Feb 23, 2024
Placebo: Why this miraculous experience really works
Feb 19, 2024
How to cope with whatever life throws at you
Feb 16, 2024
How understanding your boredom can improve your life
Feb 12, 2024
How animals speak to each other
Feb 09, 2024
How to perfect your coffee routine
Feb 05, 2024
Why humans need laughter
Feb 02, 2024
Why hedgehog numbers are falling and how we can stop it
Jan 29, 2024
How to lose weight the scientific way
Jan 26, 2024
Avocados: Nutritional superfood or environmental disaster?
Jan 22, 2024
How to pace yourself in an exhausting world
Jan 19, 2024
The science of the paranormal: Why we see ghosts, UFOs and visions of our past lives
Jan 15, 2024
Has the Moon entered a new epoch?
Jan 12, 2024
Email overload: How a full inbox affects your mental health, and what you can do to take back control
Jan 08, 2024
The anti-ageing wonder drugs of the near future
Jan 05, 2024
Simple ways to slow your biological age (and maybe even reverse it)
Dec 29, 2023
How finding moments of awe can bolster your mental health
Dec 22, 2023
Tinnitus: What causes the persistent ringing or buzzing of the ears and how can we treat it?
Dec 18, 2023
Simple ways to prevent (and reverse) type 2 diabetes
Dec 15, 2023
Aphantasia: How people with no mind’s eye see the world
Dec 11, 2023
The truth about bodyfat
Dec 08, 2023
Can we predict the future of the climate?
Dec 04, 2023
The strange science of near-death experiences
Dec 01, 2023
How AI is going to transform the classroom
Nov 27, 2023
Chris Packham wants you to be a scientist – and then forget the science
Nov 24, 2023
How using science can make you a better cook
Nov 20, 2023
Inside the brain of a thrill seeker
Nov 17, 2023
Why we find cuteness so appealing
Nov 13, 2023
Intrusive thoughts – why we get them and how to cope with them
Nov 10, 2023
How black holes’ even stranger siblings could be the source of dark matter, with Carlo Rovelli
Nov 06, 2023
How to beat burnout
Nov 03, 2023
Why are the world's plants disappearing – and can we save them?
Oct 30, 2023
The future of panda conservation
Oct 26, 2023
Becoming an artist with robotics and AI
Oct 22, 2023
How the successful return of beavers to UK rivers is a positive argument for rewilding
Oct 19, 2023
How learning to fail better can help us to succeed
Oct 15, 2023
Will we be able to have babies in space?
Oct 12, 2023
Can AI ever really be ethical?
Oct 08, 2023
What clean energy will look like after renewables
Oct 05, 2023
The future of drug discovery
Oct 01, 2023
Sustainability Special – Why ‘biodegradable’ doesn’t mean what you think
Sep 28, 2023
Sustainability Special - The potential of smart materials
Sep 24, 2023
Sustainability Special - Solving the world’s plastic pollution problem
Sep 21, 2023
Sustainability Special – How can we make our food more secure?
Sep 17, 2023
What mass extinctions can teach us about the future of life on Earth
Sep 14, 2023
Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains the Universe’s greatest mysteries
Sep 10, 2023
The bizarre science of cat behaviour
Sep 07, 2023
The truth about fasting and time-restricted eating
Sep 03, 2023
Why we should be doing more to prepare for contact with alien civilisations
Aug 31, 2023
Busting testosterone myths
Aug 27, 2023
The Science of De-extinction
Aug 24, 2023
How science can help you make better decisions
Aug 20, 2023
How dementia affects the brain, and how we’ll one day beat it
Aug 17, 2023
How AI is changing the world of scams
Aug 13, 2023
How False Memories can trick your mind
Aug 10, 2023
What we’re all getting wrong about ADHD
Aug 06, 2023
The new world of AI relationships, with Marco Dehnert
Aug 03, 2023
Why the next gold rush is happening at the bottom of the ocean
Jul 30, 2023
Weight loss: What actually works?
Jul 27, 2023
Simple ways to overcome imposter syndrome
Jul 23, 2023
Global heatwave: Could our taps soon run dry?
Jul 20, 2023
How loneliness can affect your health, and what you can do to combat it, with Prof Andrea Wigfield
Jul 16, 2023
The Mysteries of the Octopus, with Prof David Scheel
Jul 13, 2023
Why touch is our most misunderstood sense, with Prof Michael Banissy
Jul 09, 2023
Allergies, with Theresa MacPhail
Jul 06, 2023
The argument for a four-day workweek, with Alex Pang
Jul 02, 2023
The intriguing science of phages, with Tom Ireland
Jun 29, 2023
The race to bury nuclear waste in hidden bunkers, with Lewis Blackburn
Jun 25, 2023
How mental imagery training could boost your motivation, with Dr Jon Rhodes
Jun 22, 2023
The fascinating chemistry of fermentation, with Andrea Sella
Jun 18, 2023
How to Retire in Good Health, with Tania Wiseman
Jun 15, 2023
The psychology of why we feel ghostly presences, with Ben Alderson-Day
Jun 11, 2023
How to spot a narcissist, with Dr Erica Hepper
Jun 08, 2023
Solving the UK’s water pollution problem, with Dr Tanja Radu
Jun 04, 2023
Why perfectionism is on the rise and how we can combat it, with Thomas Curran
Jun 01, 2023
The hidden ways ocean currents change our world, with Helen Czerski
May 28, 2023
Inside the mind of a dog, with Prof Alexandra Horowitz
May 25, 2023
Breasts, with Dr Philippa Kaye
May 21, 2023
Time travel, with Lawrence Krauss
May 18, 2023
Body language myths, with Prof Geoff Beattie
May 14, 2023
AI’s fight to understand creativity, with Ahmed Elgammal
May 11, 2023
How to boost your creativity, with Hilde Ostby
May 07, 2023
Ultra-processed Food with Dr Chris van Tulleken
May 04, 2023
How the battle for space will change the world, with Tim Marshall
Apr 30, 2023
Out-of-body experiences, with Dr Jane Aspell
Apr 27, 2023
A bold new theory of dyslexia, with Prof Usha Goswami
Apr 23, 2023
The fight to keep our brains private, with Nita Farahany
Apr 20, 2023
The science of hay fever, with Sam White
Apr 16, 2023
The multiverse, with Lord Martin Rees
Apr 13, 2023
Synchronizing your body clock, with Prof Russell Foster
Apr 09, 2023
The origin of the Universe, with Prof Thomas Hertog
Apr 06, 2023
How human disease changed history, with Dr Jonathan Kennedy
Apr 02, 2023
Art and the brain, with Susan Magsamen
Mar 30, 2023
Overcoming insomnia, with Prof Guy Leschziner
Mar 26, 2023
UK wildlife, with Dr Philip Wheeler
Mar 24, 2023
When humans become prey, with Adam Hart
Mar 20, 2023
Key lessons from the world’s longest happiness study, with Prof Robert Waldinger
Mar 17, 2023
Social anxiety, with Dr Ellen Hendriksen
Mar 13, 2023
Future of transportation, with Paris Marx
Mar 10, 2023
Earth’s inner core, with Dr Jessica Irving
Mar 06, 2023
Snakes, with Prof Mark O’Shea
Mar 03, 2023
The extraordinary psychology of Déjà vu, with Dr Akira O'Connor
Feb 27, 2023
Winter storms, with Alex Deakin
Feb 24, 2023
The science of lying, with Professor Richard Wiseman
Feb 20, 2023
Fungal infections, with Dr Rebecca Drummond
Feb 17, 2023
How to get more time in your day, with Dr Ashley Whillans
Feb 13, 2023
The world’s ageing population and the ticking demographic time bomb, with Prof Jane Falkingham
Feb 10, 2023
The science of persuasion, with Prof Vanessa Bohns
Feb 06, 2023
Light pollution, with Dr Greg Brown
Feb 03, 2023
How to enhance your focus with sound, with Dr Nick Perham
Jan 30, 2023
How ChatGPT could revolutionise education, with Sam Illingworth
Jan 27, 2023
The electrome, with Sally Adee
Jan 23, 2023
Big Garden Birdwatch, with Adrian Thomas
Jan 20, 2023
Emotions, with Dr Dean Burnett
Jan 16, 2023
Biodiversity, with Dr Andrew Terry
Jan 13, 2023
How to change your habits, with Dr Gabija Toleikyte
Jan 06, 2023
The food of the future, with Evan Fraser
Dec 30, 2022
Forensic science comes to the Christmas Lectures, with Professor Dame Sue Black
Dec 23, 2022
Zombie viruses in the Arctic, with Dr Arwyn Edwards
Dec 19, 2022
Brain-controlled machines, with Tom Carlson
Dec 16, 2022
Vitamin D, Dr Gail Rees
Dec 12, 2022
Bird flu, with Dr Alastair Ward
Dec 09, 2022
Mars in opposition, with Dr Stu Clark
Dec 05, 2022
Genetic testing, with Sir Peter Donnelly
Dec 02, 2022
Robins, with Helen Wilson
Nov 28, 2022
How our lives are being gamified, with Adrian Hon
Nov 25, 2022
The future of UK space science, with Andrew Kuh
Nov 21, 2022
What the Nordic people can teach us about a winter mindset, with Kari Leibowitz
Nov 18, 2022
Climate breakdown, with Prof Bill McGuire
Nov 14, 2022
Sleep disorders, with Dr Alice Vernon
Nov 11, 2022
Kindness, with Claudia Hammond
Nov 07, 2022
Heating and Health, with Dr Radha Modgil
Nov 04, 2022
The e-waste dilemma, with Josh Lepawsky
Oct 31, 2022
COVID in waste, with Dave O’Connor and Marc Johnson
Oct 27, 2022
Irrational thinking and beliefs, with Steven Pinker
Oct 23, 2022
Flies, with Dr Erica McAlister
Oct 20, 2022
Medical Detection Dogs, Dr Claire Guest
Oct 16, 2022
Holding the Universe in your hands, with Dr Kimberly Arcand
Oct 13, 2022
The science of learning music, with Adriana Barton
Oct 09, 2022
The science and soul of music, with prof Susan Rogers
Oct 06, 2022
Faecal transplants, with Dr Benjamin Mullish
Oct 02, 2022
The future of self-driving cars, with Jack Stilgoe
Sep 29, 2022
The heart, with Sian Harding
Sep 25, 2022
Jupiter in opposition, with Dr Jonathan Nichols
Sep 22, 2022
Spider season, with Prof Adam Hart
Sep 18, 2022
NASA’s DART asteroid deflection mission, with Tim Gregory
Sep 15, 2022
Dung beetles, with Sally-Ann Spence
Sep 11, 2022
Artemis’s First Launch, with Libby Jackson
Sep 08, 2022
Space weather, with Sean Elvidge
Sep 04, 2022
Bringing back the Tasmanian tiger from extinction, with Helen Pilcher
Sep 01, 2022
The science of James Bond gadgets, with Kathryn Harkup
Aug 29, 2022
How plants solve crimes, with Prof David Gibson
Aug 26, 2022
Future of artificial intelligence, with Kate Darling
Aug 22, 2022
Life on Mars, with Lewis Dartnell
Aug 18, 2022
What has caused the heatwave and drought, with Prof Dann Mitchell
Aug 14, 2022
Drought, with Kevin Hiscock
Aug 11, 2022
Instant Genius Update
Aug 07, 2022
Seashells with Dr Helen Scales
Aug 07, 2022
Inside the mind of a bee, with Prof Lars Chittka
Jul 31, 2022
Deepfakes, with Sam Gregory
Jul 25, 2022
The evolution of human childhood, with Dr Brenna Hassett
Jul 17, 2022
The science of crabs, with Peter Davie
Jul 10, 2022
Meteorites, with Dr Tim Gregory
Jul 03, 2022
Animal senses, with Ed Yong
Jun 26, 2022
Sloths, with Dr Rebecca Cliffe
Jun 19, 2022
Bitcoin, with Brett Scott
Jun 12, 2022
COVID numbers, with Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter
Jun 05, 2022
The science of dreams, with Sidarta Ribeiro
May 29, 2022
The body clock, with Prof Russell Foster
May 22, 2022
Dog intelligence, with Jules Howard
May 15, 2022
The first stars in the Universe, with Dr Emma Chapman
May 08, 2022
Lichens, with Kerry Knudsen
May 01, 2022
The origins of religion, with Robin Dunbar
Apr 24, 2022
Sound in the animal kingdom, with David George Haskell
Apr 17, 2022
Corals, with Dr Jamie Craggs
Apr 10, 2022
Oral Health, with Dr Kami Hoss
Apr 03, 2022
The animal kingdom’s mathematicians, with Brian Butterworth
Mar 27, 2022
Blood sugar and your health, with Jessie Inchauspé
Mar 21, 2022
The Neuroscience of Grief, with Mary-Frances O’Connor
Mar 14, 2022
Hyenas with Prof Adam Hart
Mar 07, 2022
How biology got females wrong, with Lucy Cooke
Feb 28, 2022
Preparing for disaster, with Michał Zalewski
Feb 21, 2022
The metaverse, with Prof David Reid
Feb 14, 2022
Mindwandering, with Moshe Bar
Feb 07, 2022
Crows, rooks and ravens, with Dr Kaeli Swift
Jan 31, 2022
The science of Intimacy, with Dr Michelle Drouin
Jan 24, 2022
Breathing, your hidden superpower, with James Nestor
Jan 17, 2022
The origin and evolution of mammals, with Dr Elsa Panciroli
Jan 10, 2022
Gut health, with Dr Megan Rossi
Jan 03, 2022
The science of ageing, with Dr Andrew Steele
Dec 27, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope, with Stuart Clark
Dec 20, 2021
Algae, with Ruth Kassinger
Dec 13, 2021
Consciousness and comas, with Dr Adrian Owen
Dec 06, 2021
Eating for your brain, with Kimberley Wilson
Nov 29, 2021
Gravity, with Marcus Chown
Nov 22, 2021
Brain myths with Dr Lisa Feldman-Barrett
Nov 15, 2021
Dog behaviour, with Mat Ward
Nov 08, 2021
Health hacks, with Dr Michael Mosley
Nov 01, 2021
UK wildlife, with Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin
Oct 24, 2021
Psychology of evil, with Dr Julia Shaw
Oct 17, 2021
Mental Shortcuts, with Prof Marcus du Sautoy
Oct 10, 2021
Endangered foods, with Dan Saladino
Oct 03, 2021
Poisons, with Dr Raychelle Burks
Sep 26, 2021
The nature of time, with Colin Stuart
Sep 19, 2021
CRISPR, with Prof Fyodor Urnov
Sep 12, 2021
Science denial, with Lee McIntyre
Sep 05, 2021
The decline of the insects, with Prof Dave Goulson
Aug 29, 2021
Migraines, with Dr Katy Munro
Aug 22, 2021
Procrastination, with Dr Fuschia Sirios
Aug 15, 2021
Childhood, with Dr Emma Byrne
Aug 08, 2021
Calories, with Dr Giles Yeo
Aug 01, 2021
Sleep, with Dr Matthew Walker
Jul 25, 2021
The science of pain, with Dr Monty Lyman
Jul 18, 2021
Forensic anthropology, with Prof Sue Black
Jul 11, 2021
Personality change, with Dr Christian Jarrett
Jul 04, 2021
Hidden geometry, with Jordan Ellenberg
Jun 27, 2021
The Neanderthals, with Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Jun 20, 2021
The golden age of dinosaur discovery, with Prof Steve Brusatte
Jun 17, 2021
The Big Bang, with Prof Jim Al-Khalili
Jun 16, 2021
Your brain chemistry and you, with Ginny Smith
Jun 15, 2021
The science of cooking, with Dr Stuart Farrimond
Jun 14, 2021
The end of the Universe, with Dr Katie Mack
Jun 13, 2021
Welcome to Instant Genius
May 31, 2021
How AI and androids could shape the music of the future
May 24, 2021
Could 'counterfactuals' solve the biggest problems in physics?
May 17, 2021
What happens to you after 40 days with no natural light?
May 10, 2021
Why do humans make music?
May 03, 2021
The future of human flight, with real-life Iron Man Richard Browning
Apr 26, 2021
Why realistic humanoid robots need to learn to lip-sync
Apr 19, 2021
How to understand statistics in the news and when to trust them
Apr 12, 2021
The bizarre biology of the mantis shrimp
Apr 05, 2021
The creator of Bellingcat on using the internet to investigate global affairs
Mar 29, 2021
Prof Avi Loeb on what 'Oumuamua tells us about the problem with modern physics
Mar 22, 2021
Meet the computer scientist teaching an AI to play Dungeons and Dragons
Mar 15, 2021
International Women’s Day: The forgotten female scientists of history
Mar 08, 2021
How to maximise your motivation, according to a neuroscientist
Mar 01, 2021
Inside the February issue with the BBC Science Focus team
Feb 21, 2021
Mental health and your brain: What happens when it goes wrong
Feb 15, 2021
Why rewilding success stories make us hopeful for the future
Feb 08, 2021
The psychology of the sea shanty: Why work songs are such earworms
Feb 01, 2021
Team talk: Beating pandemic burnout, the seasons of you and a daring giraffe rescue
Jan 25, 2021
Why you can’t multitask (and why that’s a good thing)
Jan 18, 2021
How virtual reality is helping patients with phobias, anxiety disorders and more
Jan 11, 2021
How a scientist used viruses to save her husband’s life from a superbug
Jan 04, 2021
Marcus Chown: Does the Big Bang really explain our Universe?
Dec 28, 2020
End of year roundup: The non-COVID science that brought us joy in 2020
Dec 24, 2020
Prof John Drury: The psychology of lockdowns
Dec 21, 2020
Dr Pete Etchells: Do video games encourage gambling behaviour?
Dec 14, 2020
Christmas Lectures 2020: How can we look after our planet?
Dec 07, 2020
Inside the December issue with the BBC Science Focus team
Nov 30, 2020
Genes and heredity - Everything you ever wanted to know about... the biology of life with Sir Paul Nurse
Nov 25, 2020
Cells - Everything you ever wanted to know about... the biology of life with Sir Paul Nurse
Nov 23, 2020
Dr Douglas Vakoch: Should we try to contact aliens?
Nov 16, 2020
Exploring the deep sea - Everything you ever wanted to know about... the deep sea with Dr Jon Copley
Nov 13, 2020
Deep sea habitats - Everything you ever wanted to know about... the deep sea with Dr Jon Copley
Nov 11, 2020
Deep sea creatures - Everything you ever wanted to know about... the deep sea with Dr Jon Copley
Nov 09, 2020
The Science Focus team: What's inside November's issue?
Nov 02, 2020
Prof Linda Scott: Why is there still economic inequality between men and women?
Oct 26, 2020
Everything you ever wanted to know about… cancer with Dr Kat Arney
Oct 19, 2020
Hugo Zeberg: How could Neanderthal genes affect COVID-19?
Oct 12, 2020
Matt Parker, Helen Arney and Steve Mould: What links coffee, snowflakes and frogs?
Oct 06, 2020
Merlin Sheldrake: How have fungi shaped the world?
Sep 28, 2020
Sue Black: What stories do our skeletons tell?
Sep 21, 2020
Professor Trevor Cox: Was Stonehenge an ancient acoustic chamber?
Sep 14, 2020
Dr Julia Shaw: Why do we do bad things?
Sep 07, 2020
James Hamblin: Should we all stop showering?
Aug 31, 2020
Katie Mack: How will the Universe end?
Aug 24, 2020
Rana el Kaliouby: What if computers could read our emotions?
Aug 17, 2020
Dr Rachel Brown: Why are some COVID-19 patients suffering from neurological complications?
Aug 10, 2020
The Urban Birder: What wildlife can city-dwellers see?
Aug 03, 2020
Dr Michael Mosley: Why is sleep so important?
Jul 27, 2020
Ritu Raman: Can you build with biology?
Jul 20, 2020
Project Discovery: Could computer games help find a cure for COVID-19?
Jul 13, 2020
Dr Jacob Bleacher: Why do we need to go back to the Moon?
Jul 06, 2020
Subhadra Das: What part has science played in racism?
Jun 29, 2020
Brendan Walker: Where is the best place to sit on a rollercoaster?
Jun 22, 2020
Leonard Mlodinow: How did Stephen Hawking make science accessible?
Jun 15, 2020
Pragya Agarwal: When does bias become prejudice?
Jun 08, 2020
Anthony David: Why is there still such stigma around mental health?
Jun 01, 2020
Luck, the paranormal and the Moon landings - Everything you ever wanted to know about…. illusions, magic and the paranormal
May 28, 2020
Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac: Has climate change determined our future?
May 26, 2020
Illusions and Magic - Everything you ever wanted to know about... illusions, magic and the paranormal, episode 1
May 21, 2020
Elisa Raffaella Ferrè: What happens to the brain in space?
May 18, 2020
Sonia Contera: How will nanotechnology revolutionise medicine?
May 11, 2020
Neil Shubin: How do big changes in evolution happen?
May 04, 2020
Your questions – Everything You Wanted To Know About…Physics, episode six
Apr 29, 2020
Mysteries in physics – Everything You Wanted To Know About…Physics, episode five
Apr 28, 2020
Energy – Everything You Wanted To Know About…Physics, episode four
Apr 27, 2020
Quantum physics – Everything You Wanted To Know About…Physics, episode three
Apr 26, 2020
Space & Time – Everything You Wanted To Know About…Physics, episode two
Apr 25, 2020
The Fundamentals – Everything You Wanted to Know About…Physics, episode one
Apr 24, 2020
Everything You Wanted To Know About Physics, with Prof Jim Al-Khalili
Apr 22, 2020
Sandro Galea: What is the difference between health and medicine?
Apr 20, 2020
Toby Ord: What are the odds civilisation will survive the century?
Apr 06, 2020
Anthony Warner: Are we really too fat?
Mar 30, 2020
Camilla Pang: How can science guide my life?
Mar 23, 2020
Kevin Fong: What happened to Apollo 13?
Mar 16, 2020
Aleks Krotoski: What happens to your data when you die?
Mar 09, 2020
Professor Fay Dowker: What is the problem of quantum gravity?
Mar 02, 2020
Jim Davies: How do you use your imagination?
Feb 24, 2020
Mark Miodownik: Are biodegradable plastics really better than traditional plastic?
Feb 17, 2020
Dr Erin Macdonald: Is there any science in Star Trek?
Feb 13, 2020
Adam Rutherford: Can science ever be rid of racism?
Feb 06, 2020
Ross Barnett: Why should we be interested in prehistoric animals that aren’t dinosaurs?
Jan 30, 2020
Samantha Alger: What can we do to save the bees?
Jan 23, 2020
Marcel Danesi: Why do we want to believe lies?
Jan 16, 2020
Dr Becky Smethurst: How do you actually find a black hole?
Jan 09, 2020
Hannah Fry: How much of our lives is secretly underpinned by maths?
Dec 26, 2019
Adam Kay: Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year on labour ward?
Dec 19, 2019
Kathryn D Sullivan: What is it really like to walk in space?
Dec 12, 2019
Brian Switek: How did bones evolve?
Dec 05, 2019
Chris Lintott: Can members of the public do real science?
Nov 28, 2019
Dean Burnett: What’s going on in the teenage brain?
Nov 21, 2019
Randall Munroe: How do you find the worst solution to any problem?
Nov 14, 2019
Gaia Vince: What part does culture play in our evolution?
Nov 07, 2019
Jim Al-Khalili: Why should we care about science and scientists?
Oct 30, 2019
Bill Bryson: What should we know about how our bodies work?
Oct 23, 2019
Gretchen McCulloch: How has the internet affected how we communicate?
Oct 16, 2019
Robert Elliott Smith: Are algorithms inherently biased?
Oct 09, 2019
Monica Grady: What is the future of space science?
Oct 02, 2019
Dr Tilly Blyth: How has art influenced science?
Sep 25, 2019
Richard Dawkins: Can we live in a world without religion?
Sep 18, 2019
Does data discriminate against women? – Caroline Criado Perez
Sep 11, 2019
How do you launch a successful space mission? – Mark McCaughrean
Sep 04, 2019
What does our skin tell us about ourselves? – Dr Monty Lyman
Aug 28, 2019
Are Generation Z our only hope for the future? – John Higgs
Aug 21, 2019
Is an implantable electronic device the future of medicine? – Gordon Wallace
Aug 14, 2019
How accurately can we predict the weather? – Andrew Blum
Aug 07, 2019
What happened at Bluedot festival 2019? – Libby Jackson, Tom Shakespeare and Danielle George
Jul 31, 2019
What does a world with an ageing population look like? – Sarah Harper
Jul 24, 2019
What does it mean to be a man? – Gary Barker
Jul 17, 2019
Dr Guy Leschziner: What is your brain doing while you sleep?
Jul 10, 2019
What can the father of Gaia theory tell us about our future? - James Lovelock
Jul 03, 2019
Could leaving nature to its own devices be the key to meeting the UK’s climate goals? - Mark Lynas
Jun 26, 2019
Is there really no such thing as a fish? – Andrew Hunter Murray and Dan Schreiber
Jun 19, 2019
Is racism creeping into science? – Angela Saini
Jun 12, 2019
Can we really predict when doomsday will happen? – William Poundstone
Jun 05, 2019
Is body positivity the answer to body image issues? – Phillippa Diedrichs
May 29, 2019
Why is the Moon landing still relevant 50 years on? – Kevin Fong
May 22, 2019
Can science explain everything? – Michael Blastland
May 15, 2019
Is the cure for cancer hiding in human breast milk? – Professor Catharina Svanborg
May 08, 2019
Why is Leonardo Da Vinci’s scientific legacy so often overlooked? – Martin Clayton
May 01, 2019
Is gene editing inspiring or terrifying? – Nessa Carey
Apr 25, 2019
What if the Earth’s magnetic field died? – Jim Al-Khalili
Apr 17, 2019
Are video games good for us? - Pete Etchells
Apr 10, 2019
Do you believe in magic? – Gustav Kuhn
Apr 03, 2019
How can we save our planet? - Sir David Attenborough
Mar 27, 2019
Can we slow down the ageing process? - Sue Armstrong
Mar 20, 2019
Matt Parker: What happens when maths goes horribly, horribly wrong?
Mar 13, 2019
Why is the magnetic north pole moving? - Ciaran Beggan
Mar 06, 2019
Are we facing an insect apocalypse? - Brad Lister
Feb 27, 2019
Is religion compatible with science? - Professor John Lennox
Feb 20, 2019
What does it mean to be happy? - Helen Russell
Feb 13, 2019
How geology can influence elections - Lewis Dartnell
Feb 06, 2019
The mindset behind the Moon landing – Richard Wiseman
Jan 30, 2019
How technology is changing politics – Jamie Susskind
Jan 23, 2019
There’s no such thing as Blue Monday - Sir David Spiegelhalter
Jan 16, 2019
The most mysterious objects in the Universe - Colin Stuart
Jan 09, 2019
Eating for your genes - Giles Yeo
Jan 03, 2019
What makes me 'me'? - Aoife McLysaght
Dec 26, 2018
Why ASMR gives you tingles – Emma WhispersRed
Dec 19, 2018
Air pollution is killing us, here’s how you can stop it – Gary Fuller
Dec 12, 2018
Should we be worried about sex robots? – Kate Devlin
Dec 05, 2018
Filming a Dynasty - Nick Lyon
Nov 28, 2018
There is no Plan B for planet Earth – Lord Martin Rees
Nov 21, 2018
What NASA’s InSight will tell us about Mars - Bruce Banerdt
Nov 14, 2018
The genetic hunt for the Loch Ness Monster - Neil Gemmell
Nov 07, 2018
Robin Ince: Inside the mind of a comedian
Oct 31, 2018
How to get a good night’s sleep - Alice Gregory
Oct 24, 2018
What makes a robot a robot? – Dr Lucy Rogers
Oct 17, 2018
Finding the fun in science - Dara Ó Briain
Oct 10, 2018
The psychology of suicide - Jesse Bering
Oct 03, 2018
What we got wrong about pandas and teenagers
Sep 26, 2018
How to invent everything - Ryan North
Sep 19, 2018
Why aren't there more women in science?
Sep 12, 2018
Identifying Jack the Ripper - David Wilson
Sep 05, 2018
Why AI is not the enemy - Jim Al-Khalili
Aug 30, 2018
Could these gloves be the future of music?
Aug 22, 2018
What's going on with the weather? - Dann Mitchell
Aug 16, 2018
What asteroids can tell us about our Solar System
Aug 08, 2018
Wildfires: past, present and future
Aug 01, 2018
Inequality in Science
Jul 25, 2018
What’s the deal with algorithms?
Jul 18, 2018
Mike Garrett: Is there anybody out there?
Jul 11, 2018
Russia's canine cosmonauts
Jul 04, 2018
Sin: Why we do the things we shouldn’t
Jun 27, 2018
Solving the plastic problem
Jun 20, 2018
Everything that's wrong with the human body
Jun 13, 2018
How to keep yourself busy in space
Jun 06, 2018
The truth about dinosaurs
May 30, 2018
To become Prime Minister, change your voice
May 23, 2018
The neuroscience of happiness
May 10, 2018
Changing our behaviour with virtual reality
May 03, 2018
What it’s really like to die
Apr 25, 2018
How to push the limits of human endurance
Apr 18, 2018
Transhumanism - using technology to live forever
Apr 11, 2018
Nudge theory
Apr 04, 2018
Project Discovery and its search for exoplanets
Mar 29, 2018
Remembering Stephen Hawking - the Galaxy's best known scientist
Mar 21, 2018
Exploding Head Syndrome
Mar 14, 2018
Adventures in brain enhancement
Mar 07, 2018
The future of humanity
Feb 28, 2018
How emotions are made
Feb 21, 2018
The London Fatberg + Why you should break up with your phone
Feb 14, 2018
How plants can survive space missions and Chernobyl
Feb 01, 2018
Christmas lectures past and present
Dec 21, 2017
Building a base on the Moon, and crafting believable sci-fi
Dec 08, 2017
Why we love pets and why strangers help each other
Nov 02, 2017
Psychosis, realism and video games
Oct 12, 2017