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Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.

Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Every Monday, we meet leading scientists in pubs around the country, get a pint in, and talk to them about life, their universe, and everything.

Language:

English

Contact:

00447814848158


Episodes

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 4: The gendered brain with Professor Gina Rippon

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode four of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. In this four episode series, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:40:54

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 3: Stem cell technology with Dr Eric Hill

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode three of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:38:39

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 2: The Psychology of allergies with Dr Rebecca Knibb

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode two of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:27:31

Pint of Aston: A Pint of Science mini-series. Episode 1: Antibiotic resistant diseases with Dr Jonathan Cox

9/10/2020
Welcome to Episode one of a very special mini series of the Pint of Science podcast, in collaboration with Aston University. Over the next four episodes, we're meeting with a few of the leading lights of research at the university – some you may know if you've been to a Pint of Science talk, and some you may not. We'll be talking about their research, what makes them tick, how they are changing the world for the better and pushing the boundaries of the understanding of humankind... You...

Duration:00:48:28

Pint of Science Podcast - Prof Jim Smith, Radiation and Environmental Scientist studying Chernobyl [Series 2 - Episode 2]

7/7/2020
Series 2 Episode 3 sees Callam and Jim meet Professor Jim Smith, Environmental Scientist at the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth. Jim started his career as a physicist, and has spent the last 30 years working in the Chernobyl disaster zone in Ukraine and Belarus. His work is somewhat unusual in combining physics and the science of radioactive decay, with environmental science and the effects of said radiation on wildlife...

Duration:00:42:19

Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist [Series 2 - Episode 2]

5/20/2020
Series 2 Episode 2 sees Callam and Jim meet Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Global Seismologist and Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London. Paula studies the seismic activity of the Earth thousands of kilometres below the surface, but recent events much closer to home have had a surprising positive effect on her work. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and much of the world being in lockdown, Seismologists have been getting far clearer signals from...

Duration:00:45:22

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Nick Chater - Professor of Behavioural Science [Series 2 - Episode 1]

5/5/2020
Welcome to series two of the Pint of Science Podcast! We're very excited to have Nick Chater, Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School as our first guest, from a safe social distance. Nick is the author of The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind, and an advisor to the UK Government’s Behavioural Insights team (‘The Nudge Unit’). He's also scientist in Residence for BBC Radio 4’s The Human Zoo. This week, Callam and Jim talk to Nick about the...

Duration:00:44:29

Pint of Science Special - An afternoon with inventor and YouTuber Colin Furze

12/13/2019
In a very special episode, Pint of Science was invited to do something rather different: Spend an afternoon with YouTuber and inventor/engineer Colin Furze. With nearly nine million subscribers, Colin is known worldwide for his incredible (and often a little dangerous) way of turning extreme dreams into real machines. Previous inventions include a real Star Wars AT and land speeder, a jet powered bicycle, and a guitar with a flamethrower on it. Now, working with BBC Earth and YouTube, he's...

Duration:00:23:31

Pint of Science meets Randall Munroe, author and XKCD cartoonist! (Special episode!)

10/17/2019
Welcome back to a very special episode of the Pint of Science podcast! Series two is on the way, but in the meantime we had a chance to catch up with XKCD creator and author of 'How To' and 'Thing Explainer' Randall Munroe. Like this episode? Please share it with your friends and on social media! Randall is the brains and artistic hand behind https://xkcd.com/. His website gets some 70 million hits a month, and is a huge presence online, especially among communities on Reddit. He also has...

Duration:00:55:58

Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Raia Hadsell - Artificial Intelligence researcher [Episode 10]

5/20/2019
Episode 10 – Dr Raia Hadsell In this final (sniff) episode of series 1, we were lucky enough to catch up with Dr Raia Hadsell, senior research scientist with world-renowned artificial intelligence research company DeepMind. DeepMind describe their mission as being ‘to push the boundaries of AI, developing programmes that can learn to solve a complex problem without needing to be taught how’. Artificial intelligence is an increasingly important part of our day to day lives and, whatever your...

Duration:01:05:50

Pint of Science Podcast - Prof. Jeff Forshaw - Particle Physicist [Episode 9]

5/13/2019
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode - Professor Jeff Forshaw There’s stuff everywhere. It’s there when you look out the window, it’s there when you’re doing your groceries, it’s even there when you look up into the night sky. But where did all the stuff come from, and what is it made of? What would happen if you broke something down into it’s constituent parts, and then broke those down, and then broke those down? How far could you go? No, this isn’t a Philomena Cunk...

Duration:01:07:52

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Saiful Islam - Materials chemist and renewable energy enthusiast [Episode 8]

5/6/2019
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 8 - Professor Saiful Islam The world is facing an energy crisis – our current energy storage and conversion technologies must continue to evolve to cope with an ever-growing population, but to avert a climate catastrophe science needs to meet those demands in a green and sustainable way. Well, thanks goodness then for people like Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath and our guest for episode 8! We...

Duration:00:53:34

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Sheena Cruickshank - Immunologist & Microbiome enthusiast [Episode 7]

4/29/2019
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 7 – Professor Sheena Cruickshank How do we manage to remain in good health (at least most of the time) in a world full of microorganisms that think our bodies are the equivalent of Magaluf? Does ‘imposter syndrome’ ever go away? And just what the heck is the microbiome!? All of these questions and more were answered when we returned to The Salutation Inn in Manchester for a catch up with Sheena Cruickshank, Professor of Immunology and...

Duration:01:02:22

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Matthew Cobb - Evolutionary Zoologist [Episode 6]

4/22/2019
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 6 – Professor Matthew Cobb This week we share a pint with a scientist who really smells. Sorry, he researches smells. Specifically, he’s interested to know how maggots smell; who says science can’t be glamorous! Our guest for episode 6 is the University of Manchester’s Professor Matthew Cobb, Professor of Zoology, award-winning science communicator extraordinaire and expert on the French Resistance during World War II… A bit of a...

Duration:01:23:39

Pint of Science Podcast - Dame Professor Sue Black - Forensic Anthropologist [Episode 5]

4/15/2019
Subscribe: Spotify | TuneIn | Stitcher | Apple Episode 5 – Dame Professor Sue Black Life can be unpredictable, but one thing we can all be sure of is that one day, it’s going to end... according to this week’s guest though, that needn’t be something to worry about too much! To say that we were chuffed with this week’s episode is a bit of an understatement. We sat down for a drink and a chat at The Borough Pub in Lancaster with none other than Dame Professor Sue Black, world-renowned...

Duration:01:19:09

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Anjali Goswami - Evolution Expert at the Natural History Museum [episode 4]

4/8/2019
How did the dinosaurs die out? What is Deep Time? Why are there so many insects? And is dental microwear just tiny orthodontics (spoiler alert: it isn’t). These are just a few of the big questions we sat down to ask Anjali Goswami, Professor of Paleobiology and Research Leader in the Life Science Vertebrates Division at the Natural History Museum. This week, the beautiful Imperial Durbar in Tooting served as our setting, a venue that turned out to be very suitable for the podcast content!...

Duration:00:59:53

Pint of Science Podcast - Professor Chris Jackson - Volcano Explorer and Basin Analyst [episode 3]

4/1/2019
Ever wondered how many ways you can die on a volcano? Or perhaps you're more interested in impressing your geoscientist friends with geeky party tricks? This week's episode has it all; we found ourselves a cosy corner at The George and Dragon in Acton, then directed our microphones and curiosity towards salt-loving organism Chris Jackson, Professor of Basin Analysis at Imperial College London. In an almost alarming display of energy, Chris arrived to record this podcast straight off the...

Duration:01:03:32

Pint of Science Podcast - Dr Anna Machin - Evolutionary Anthropologist and 'professor of love' [episode 2]

3/25/2019
Do you wanna know what love is? Is love all you need? What is love? How many song titles can you feasibly get into an opening paragraph? We answer all these questions and more in this episode of the Pint of Science podcast. We caught up with evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin in The Old Thatched Inn in Adstock, Buckinghamshire, and asked her about her research on romantic love, the role of the father, and her media work on the likes of Channel 4’s Married at First Sight. Oh, and...

Duration:01:23:09

Pint of Science podcast - Steve Haake - The sports scientist behind 60 Olympic medals [pilot episode]

3/18/2019
Steve Haake is a sports scientist whose research has been responsible for over 60 Olympic medals. We met up with him at The Hallamshire House in Sheffield for a pint, and a chat about the incredibly interesting world of sports science - from chasing the perfect performance to calculating the way gold balls bounce (and trying not to eat what's inside them). Welcome to the pilot episode of the Pint of Science podcast. Each week, we meet scientists in pubs around the UK to find out about...

Duration:01:04:42