Join us as we look back over some of our favourite bits from the last hundred episodes.
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
New Order - Ceremony
Nena - 99 Luftballons
Tom Lehrer - The Elements
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Frank Wilson - Do I Love You
This week we are joined by political scientist Nick Anstead from the London School of Economics. We talk about the political communication, how can we apply scientific methods to such a field and the effects of social media, twitter bots and their effect on elections.
1) Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
2)David Bowie - Life on Mars
3) Blur - Pop Scene
4) Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get it if You Really Want
5) John F Kennedy - Inauguration speech
6) Labi Siffre - It Must Be Love
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This week we are joined by biologist Sophie Arthur who takes us through her PhD on stem cells and the work that she is doing to share her science with the world.
1) Adele - When We Were Young
2) This is Me - Keala Settle (from The Greatest Showman)
3) As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown band feat Alan Jackson
4) Promises - Calvin harris feat Sam Smith
5) Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
6) The Cave - Mumford & sons
We dig up the past in this episode and find out what secrets our bones hide about the places we've been and the things we've done (or eaten). Cat Jarman talks Vikings, Rapa Nui and strontium isotopes all through a good head of Norwegian teeth, apparently.
1) Micah P. Hinson - Beneath the rose
2) Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
3) Johnny Flynn - Detectorists
4) Jim Croce - Time in a bottle
5) Johnny Flynn feat. Laura Marling - Water
6) Birdy - Skinny Love
This week we are joined by Patrick Aryee presenter, biologist and man of many animal encounters. Join us to hear a few of the best.
1) Feelings - Shy FX
2) Lil Bebe - Danileigh
3) At Night (Peggy Gou’s Acid Journey Remix) - Shakedown & Peggy Gou
4) Don’t Hold Back (Touch) ft. Jeena G - Tee Vish
5) Man Don’t Care - JME & Giggs
6) In My Feelings – Drake
Science eventually winds its way to the halls of Westminster, and one of the ways it gets there is through today's guest. Jack Miller is energy adviser for the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and in our show today he gives us an insight into the inner workings of POST. Order!
1) Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine
2) Queens of the Stone Age - I Sat by the Ocean
3) Amerie - 1 Thing
4) Type O Negative - Love you to Death
5) UK Apache & Shy FX - Original Nuttah
6) Black Sabbath - War Pigs
This week we are talking about our furry little friends, bees. James Makinson is a researcher at Queen Mary University of London where he studies bees, their behaviour, communication and the odd waggle dance. We look at stingless, bumbles and the delicious honey making variety!
1) Distant Sun – Crowded house
2) Robots – Flight of the Conchords
3) Grew on me – Tim Minchin
4) Creep – Richard Cheese
5) Common People – William Shatner
6) Thankyou (for loving me at my worst) – The Whitlams
This week we have a different mixtape. This is an historical look back at some scientists of the past. We hear their words and then my choices for the songs.
1) Venus & Adonis Prologue - John Blow
2) Messa di Gloria -Guiseppe Verdi
3) Życzenie G-dur op. 74 - Frederic Chopin
4) Serenade for Strings - Elgar
5) Let the people sing - Billy Scott-Coomber
6) Orange Juice - Richard Feynman
7) Partita For Violin Solo No.3 In E Major BWV 1006 - J. S. Bach
This week we talk geology and geophysics. Prof. Chris Jackson is and expert in sedimentary basins, that's the rock formation not the sink. We discover salt behaves like a liquid and even creates gigantic formations all over our planet.
1) Bovine Public – The Cribs
2) Gabriel – Jo Goddard
3) Ill Manors – Plan B
4) Hounds of Love – Futureheads
5) Fools Gold - Stone Roses
6) Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
“Imagine a world where materials can heal themselves and electronics are built to learn the way your brain does”. This is the world of Dr Jessamyn Fairfield, a fascinating realm of the super small which may underpin a revolution in how computers are designed. As the founder of Bright Club in Ireland, Jessamyn also shares her top tips for mixing science communication with comedy, and a little exercise to get your creative juices flowing.
1\. Tightrope by Janelle Monae
2\. Hysteria by Muse
3\. Overcome by Laura Mvula
4\. The Real Thing by Tune Yards
5\. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) by K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente and Riz Ahmed
6\. Skwod by Nadia Rose
It's all about viruses this week - whilst Matilda's lost her voice, Dr Sarah Watters demonstrates how the Glitter Virus can spread, and we learn some fascinating things about HIV, 'elite controllers', and the challenges of working on a global project.
1\. One Vision by Queen
2\. Toto by Africa
3\. PCR Song by Biorad
4\. I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
5\. Anyway You Want It by Journey
6\. Don't Rain On My Parade by Barbara Streisand
Mark takes us on a tour of all his amazing science communication journeys including his experience of touring Europe in a Science Bus! He's a theoretical physics, YouTuber, model and footballer - such a multitalented guy. Mark also has a few do-it-yourself experiments where you can get musical at home!
Smokey Robinson - One Heartbeat
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
Griz - Good Times Roll
Leonard Skynyrd - Free Bird
This week we are joined by Hannah Williams a researcher at Imperial College who studies laser slowing and trapping of molecules to test the fringes of the Standard Model of physics. It's gonna get cold in here.
1) Elbow - Station Approach
2) Billie Holiday - Autumn in New York
3) Fetty Wap (ft. Azealia Banks and Quavo) - Trap Queen
4) Nina Simone - Feeling Good
5) Serge Gainsbourg - Comic Strip
6) Rihanna - Work
We're joined by "The Science Shed" podcasting duo Dr Steven Lee (physical chemist) and Dr Nick Evans (bioengineer) for a hilarious romp around some science with a few dirty secrets from their podcast thrown in for good measure. Plus a fluorescent experiment involving wine and tonic water, (and it's still safe to drink them both after).
The Science Shed is a fortnightly podcast where Steve and Nick take you on "an irreverent ramble through the undergrowth of academia", with jokes, anecdotes, and interesting science in equal measures. You can find their show on iTunes (goo.gl/hwMEFG) or Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/the-science-shed)
1\. Kids in America by Kim Wilde
2\. Everything in its Right Place by Radiohead
3\. Sound and Vision by David Bowie
4\. Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
5\. Gold by Spandau Ballet
6\. Tom Sawyer by Rush
Dr Josie Malinowski takes us deep into the world of dreams, discussing why we dream, how to study dreams, and the meaning they can shed on our lives. She also leads Matilda and Kyle in a hypnogogic dream induction with some quite trippy results (!) and shares her top tips for lucid dreaming.
If you would like to try the full hypnagogic dream induction yourself we've included at the end as the last 15 minutes of this podcast.
1\. Joe The Lion by David Bowie
2\. Hajnal by Venetian Snares
3\. Up Against the Wall Riddim by The Skints
4\. Deadlock by CAN
5\. Wings With My by Ini Kamoze
6\. The Prophet's Song by Queen
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases, caused by a parasite that lives part of its live in humans part of its life in mosquitos. Dr Theo Sanderson's shares the pioneering technique behind his research, allowing him to work out which genes malaria needs to grow and reproduce. We also get the microscope out for a firsthand look at some malaria parasites in blood cells, and Matilda tries to see her cheek cells. Plus recent science news and a 'deadly' brainteaser.
1\. Tank by The Seatbelts
2\. Counting Stars by One Republic
3\. Fafa by Vieux Farka Touré
4\. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
5\. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone
6\. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk
Suze Kundu brings all the fun as she talks about her work in artificial photosynthesis - a technology which could revolutionise our energy supplies and provide fuel for trips to Mars. A nanochemist both by name and by nature she also shows Matilda how to whip up her very own 'silly putty' using only water and cornflour, and explains the life-saving (and foot-saving!) properties of non-newtonian materials.
1. American Idiot by Green Day
2. Everlong by The Foo Fighters
3. IOU One Galaxy by The Ataris
4. Space Oddity by David Bowie (Chris Hadfield version)
5. Books From Boxes by Massimo Park
6. Stockholm Syndrome by Muse
This week we are talking to Caspar Addyman about laughter and learning in children and babies. The mixtape includes The Happy Song written specifically to make the little ones laugh.
1) Cake - The Distance
2) Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning
3) Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
4) Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep
5) Imogen Heap - The Happy Song
6) Sue Jorge - Life On Mars
Geraldine Cox is artist in residence at Imperial College. She combines art and physics to find patterns in nature and new ways of expressing them. From wave patterns inside atoms, to the music in light, to 30,000 triangles that represent different ways of seeing, Geraldine shares her inspiration and how her art always starts with asking the right question. Plus Matilda has a go at building a complex image using a only a simple stamp.
1. Les Boreades, Act 5 Prelude by Rameau
2. Trio Sonata in C Major (BWV 1037) by Bach
3. Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
4. Cadenza from Brandenburg 5, harpsichord solo, by Bach
5. Chaconne, Partita No. 2 (BWV 1004) by Bach
6. Full Moon by Du Fu
Environmental scientist, Dr Iain MacDonald, tells Matilda all about Carbon Capture Storage and it's amazing potential to help combat global warming. We also have one of our tastiest experiments yet involving three different chocolate bars and milk! We're simulating carbon flow in rocks, promise.
1. Morning Glory by Oasis
2. Even Flow by Pearl Jam
3. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
4. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
5. Fools Gold by Stone Roses
6. Final Countdown by Europe