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Each week we pair a comedian with a scientist, to break down the scientifically inaccurate elements of popular movies and TV shows. Warning: There will be spoilers. Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/goodbadscience to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers.
 
Your new favorite podcast about your new favorite horror media. Each week we provide a movie review, history report, biography, or something entirely bizarre! With episodes ranging from slasher classics like Friday the 13th to harrowing accounts of paranormal cryptids, with event coverage and creepypasta in between, we pride ourselves on having something for every gore-loving goon. If you are a horror-loving content creator, scientist, historian, musician, or other variation of spooky nerd, ...
 
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What The If?

Philip Shane, Matt Stanley, Gabrielle Paniccia

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Make Science Fiction. Learn Real Science! Welcome to our weekly Science and Science Fiction podcast where we learn amazing things by playing a fantastic game: We make a change to the Universe and then, using only real science, we follow the mind bending ramifications as they ripple outward — wherever they lead! Our brilliant guests are some of the world’s greatest science fiction writers, scientists & science communicators. Strap on your seat belt and let’s leap into a journey to answer the ...
 
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Covid cases in many European countries are suddenly substantially up. But in a dramatic role reversal, the UK has gone from the standout Covid-19 bad boy of Europe to one of the better performers in terms of daily cases and hospitalisations. According to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Lloyd Chapman, vaccination is the linchpin…
 
What finally made the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland work? Is it now coming under threat? Should we think of peace as a continuing process rather than as a goal? The historian Niamh Gallagher and leader of the Alliance Party John Alderdice reflect on a complex situation... Like this podcast? Please help us by writing a review…
 
As we strive for a transition to a green future, we're asking "would wood be good" to help us build everything from better buildings to more insulating windows, from steak-cutting knives to nano-engineered, biodegradable glitter. Plus, in the news: as Covid cases take off again in Europe, we review the situation here in the UK; also, making strawbe…
 
ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean joins Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham to enthuse about the most powerful space telescope ever built. And NASA astronaut Jessica Meir discusses coming back from the ISS to a world in the grip of Covid-19, her first all women space walk, and her preparations as part of the Artemis astronau…
 
This week, Matt contacted us asking "With three space missions currently converging on Mars how do the nations avoid orbital collisions? Do they share data, do they have transponders or space traffic control etc?". Katie King spoke with Chris Bridges, academic at Surrey Space Centre in the University of Surrey to find out how we keep our spacecraft…
 
This week, what's the bottom line on sanitising surfaces against Covid-19? Why, wonders Lester, am I so sluggish for the first few hours of the day? And can you train your chronotype to be a better morning person? Does it make a difference if you sleep on your left or your right? Why is gambling addictive and is addiction a genetic trait? Can porno…
 
Covid is surging across Europe, but what's causing it, and will the UK follow suit, or are Europe hot on our heels? Should vaccines be mandatory, and would vaccine passports work? Why does Covid-19 vaccine protection wane with time, and are we looking at a relentless cycle of boosters indefinitely, or will one be sufficient? Dr Chris Smith joins RN…
 
Audio-only games... how do they work, and are they fun? We talk to the man behind one called The Vale: Shadow of the Crown. There are finally lots of new games for next generation consoles: Deathloop, FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood to name just a few. Oh and the Switch has Metroid Dread, which is pretty darn good. Retro Revival this month examine…
 
Happy Cyber Monday, Goons!!! This last week of November, Jake and Ade go through The Silence of the Lambs, directed by Jonathan Demme and adapted from Thomas Harris' novel of the same name (screenplay by Ted Tally--who also adapted Red Dragon!). We chose this one for its gorging/cannibalism by Dr. Hannibal Lecter, but also because it is truly a cin…
 
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.We investigate the rising number of Covid cases across Europe, why’s it happening, and where does the UK stand? Plus, why is NASA on a collision course with an asteroid?And as we stri…
 
Hey yucky accident prone listeners! Get your stains out properly by listening to this episode about THE LAUNDRY GUY w/ RB Butcher and Lucy Cotton. Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/goodbadscience to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently o…
 
ESA's senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean joins Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham to enthuse about the most powerful space telescope ever built. And NASA astronaut Jessica Meir discusses coming back from the ISS to a world in the grip of Covid-19, her first all women space walk, and her preparations as part of the Artemis astronau…
 
Firstly, we just want to wish all our amazing Mutant Goons From Beyond a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!! Since it's the week of feasting, what better way to close out this month than with Doug and Coker's episode on the 1973 French Film La Grande Bouffe, or The Big Feast. This one focuses on a group of men who travel to a home in the French countrys…
 
This week, Matt contacted us asking "With three space missions currently converging on Mars how do the nations avoid orbital collisions? Do they share data, do they have transponders or space traffic control etc?". Katie King spoke with Chris Bridges, academic at Surrey Space Centre in the University of Surrey to find out how we keep our spacecraft…
 
As pressure on the NHS intensifies, are covid vaccine passports on the cards? Plus, the scientists using nanotechnology to make silk shirts that cool you down when the sun shines on them! And We look back on what was and wasn’t said at the COP-26 climate change summit, and ask how is climate change already taking its toll on all of us.…
 
When two atoms join together, the laws of physics tell us that a large amount of energy will be released, but the experiments performed so far by scientists to achieve nuclear fusion have always yielded a lot less energy than the inputs. This week, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which uses an approach called 'inertial con…
 
The first part of understanding a new language is working out where one word stops and the next word starts out of a string of syllables. Researchers at ELTE University in Hungary have been looking at how dogs' brains respond to language to figure out if they can recognise words, as Sally Le Page found out from author Marianna Boros... Like this po…
 
High-lining seems impossible both mentally and physically. Find out what it takes as we discuss PUSHING THE LINE with Garrett Lisi and Reggie Watts! Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/goodbadscience to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently…
 
It's Q&A time! In this episode we'll be answering questions from you, our listeners, such as how close are we to developing a vaccine against the common cold, what's it like to live on Mars and what are the weirdest animals in Antarctica? That's right this week is dedicated to you. We're answering all your questions with the help of supernova scien…
 
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