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We're a podcast that explores the way science and storytelling collide. Previous guests include Nichelle Nichols, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hadfield and Jill Tarter.

We're a podcast that explores the way science and storytelling collide. Previous guests include Nichelle Nichols, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hadfield and Jill Tarter.
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United Kingdom

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We're a podcast that explores the way science and storytelling collide. Previous guests include Nichelle Nichols, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hadfield and Jill Tarter.

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English

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07788444127


Episodes

Marina Sirtis - Dark Sublime

1/9/2019
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Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi in Star Trek TNG) joins us for our first episode of 2019. Marina has been cast in the brand new play Dark Sublime coming to London's West End this summer and joins us to talk all things Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, Donald Trump and, of course, Dark Sublime. Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studios, summer 2019 Dark Sublime is a play about an ageing science fiction actress and her relationship with a fan. It's a comedy about space...and time. Marina tells us that she...

Duration:00:24:05

BONUS: Prof Alice Roberts - How do we grow?

12/27/2018
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Professor Alice Roberts is currently delivering the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures so we thought we'd bring you a tiny bonus episode featuring Alice answering Lyra's question; "How do we grow?" show notes You can watch this year's RI Christmas Lectures on the BBC

Duration:00:05:58

Door 24 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/23/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 24 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. This is the last one. We're not making one for Christmas Day. You know what to do. Open the door by pressing play on this page or by downloading the episode to your favourite podcast app or whichever podcast app you use. It doesn't have to be your favourite. Those of you who have been with us over the years will need no introduction to one of today's guests and those of you who haven't aren't going to get one anyway. It's...

Duration:00:07:08

Door 23 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/23/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 23 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and you know what to do. Press play above or below (wherever your browser has popped the play button) and let the identity of today's guest be revealed. Alternatively, download the episode to your favourite podcast app and listen whenever you so desire. As you may have spotted, today is the promised treat for fans of Tron but don't worry, you don't have to even understand Tron to find this thoroughly enjoyable. The side...

Duration:00:27:23

Door 22- The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/21/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 22 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. You know what to do. Press play wherever your browser has placed the play button and find out who our special guest is today. Alternatively, just download this and other episodes to your favourite podcast player and play at your leisure. We'll reveal the identity of our guest on the podcast or if you scroll down. Now, we don't know about you but we're firmly in the "it really doesn't matter whether it's Christmas or not,...

Duration:00:15:59

Door 21 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/20/2018
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It's time to open Door number 21 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. Behind the door today are two award winning science authors discussing films, books and scientists and more in this, the twenty first episode of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. You know what to do by now. Press play above or below (depending on how your browser has laid out this page) or download the episode to your favourite podcast app and play it there. We'll reveal the identities of today's guests lower down the page...

Duration:00:13:50

Door 20 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/20/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 20 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and we've got two treats for you inside today. Not only do we have a rather stellar guest making a return to the shed but we have a guest presenter making her first ever appearance on The Cosmic Shed. We'll reveal their identities down the page but if you'd like the retain the surprise, don't scroll down, simply play the episode in your favourite podcast app or click play on this post. It's usually at the top but sometimes...

Duration:00:07:03

Door 19 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/19/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 19 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. To find out the identity of today's guests, simply click play above or below here (wherever your browser has put the play button). Alternatively, download all the episodes of The Cosmic Shed going back to 2014 and eventually get to this one. Alternatively, download them all and listen at your leisure in no particular order. As always, we're mainly typing words here to push the identity of today's guests further down the...

Duration:00:29:06

Door 18 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/18/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 18 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. The identity of today's guest will be revealed lower down the page but if you'd hear who they are by listening to the episode then simply press play above, or below (depending on how your browser has laid this out). To shift their identity further down the page, here's a photograph. Florence Schechter (second from the left) is a science communicator and Director of The Vagina Museum Behind Door Number 18 is Florence...

Duration:00:17:52

Door 17 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/17/2018
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It's time to open Door 17 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and we are getting terribly close to Christmas now. Have we all read some Dickens, drunk some mulled wine and roasted some chestnuts? Probably not. Christmas means different things to different people. Have you noticed that we tend to just type words here to push the identity of today's guest down the page a bit? That's because some people like to have the identity of the guest remain secret until we "open the door" on the podcast...

Duration:00:21:01

Door 16 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/16/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 16 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. You know the drill by now, you press play above or below, depending on how your page has set this out and what you are viewing it on. Alternatively, you download this episode to your phone or computer or Palm Pilot and listen at your leisure. We'll pop some words here to hide the identity of today's guest(s) further down the page so you won't have the surprise spoiled when you listen. So far, we've enjoyed guests as...

Duration:00:10:20

Door 15 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/15/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 15 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. Who is behind the door? As ever, we'll push the identity of today's guest(s) further down the page so you can avoid spoilers and simply press play above and let the surprise fill your ears, like a massive chocolate snowflake. In order to keep the identities hidden further down the page, here are some photos of some people from Cheltenham Science Festivals Lab Live tour. Dr Jess Barker and Freaky Clown (Ethical...

Duration:00:21:21

Door 14 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/14/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 14 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. To find out who is behind the door, simply press play above or download the Cosmic Shed podcast to your favourite podcast app and listen at your leisure. As always, we'll be putting some words and pictures here to make the identity of today's guest move further down the page to avoid spoilers should you wish to find out by listening. As you may have noticed, however, we've been posting some not so subtle hints about who is...

Duration:00:10:56

Door 13 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/13/2018
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It's time to open Door 13 of The Cosmic Shed advent calendar. Simply press play above or subscribe and play on your favourite podcast delivery system. We've been discussing 'Oumuamua, the interstellar visitor a fair bit of late and we've brought someone rather key to that whole discovery for you today. Someone whose TEDtalk on the subject has received well over 3 millions views. Here's an artist's impression of 'Oumuamua to push the identity of today's guest further down the page to allow...

Duration:00:30:56

Door 12 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/12/2018
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It's time to open Door Number 10 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. To find out who is talking to us behind the door, simply press play above, download the podcast to your favourite podcast platform or scroll down the page sufficiently to find their identity. We've talked Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Black Mirror. Don't you think it's about time we had a bit of Star Trek in this advent calendar? Anyway, here's a picture from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to push the identity of...

Duration:00:16:59

Door 11 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/11/2018
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It's time to open Door 11 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. We're delighted to welcome back a friend of the Cosmic Shed whose identity will be revealed when you press play above or scroll down the page. As you may have noticed, we have been dropping little hints in the numbered door images and today, we have two NASA SLS rockets to make the number 11. Around this time next year, NASA plans to launch the SLS (Space Launch System) to go around the Moon and back again as a test mission for...

Duration:00:13:23

Door 10 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/10/2018
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It's time to open Door 10 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. We're returning to a shed favourite again today but a brand new conversation. He is an ultra sound kind of chap. Again, we'll keep his identity hidden until farther down the page but typing some words here. Did you know that "farther" is used for physics distance and "further" is used for metaphorical distance. So the farther we push the identity down the page, the further you feel from knowing their identity. By the way, did...

Duration:00:15:29

Door Nine - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/9/2018
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Behind Door 9 of The Cosmic Shed advent calendar is an old friend of the Shed from the early days back in 2015. It's sometimes hard to believe that we've been doing this for quite that long but it's been a whole lot of fun and we thank you all for sticking with us through everything. To play this episode, simply press play above and let the identity of today's guest appear like the surprise only an advent calendar door can create. The Cosmic Shed has remained its rickety old self, with the...

Duration:00:06:38

Door VIII of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/8/2018
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Episode VIII of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar is now available right here. Simply click play above and the identity of today's guest behind The Cosmic Shed door will be revealed. Alternatively, you can head to your favourite Podcast App, search for The Cosmic Shed and subscribe, allowing each episode of our advent calendar of science and science fiction to drop into your phone each morning. You can, of course, also listen to The Cosmic Shed on Spotify here. In fact, if you say "Alexa,...

Duration:00:22:43

Door Seven - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

12/7/2018
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It's time to open Day 7's door on the Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. Simply press play above and let the episode into your ears using technology. Have you ever noticed how reliant we are on technology? Of course you have. Yesterday, in the UK, this was the lead story on the BBC website. A phone network was down. HELP! We can't text people! Behind Door 7 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar is Andrew Spooner, Technologist for Microsoft. Andrew's job is to look at the world and wonder how we...

Duration:00:24:46