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Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.

Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.
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Your weekly dose of weird science. Join Xfm presenter and science enthusiast Lliana Bird & neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis as they take an irreverent look at the strangest and funniest stories that week from the weird and wonderful world of science. Stuff like invisibility cloaks inspired by squids, real life vulcan telepathy, the science of sex, drugs & rock n roll and peanut butter made diamond rings. Geek Chic's Weird Science aims to inform yet entertain as science meets pop-culture in a new and refreshing way.

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Episodes

#100 - Highlights from 100 Episodes!

2/4/2019
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WE MADE IT! EPISODE 100! This is such a special episode, we're taking you back through the last 100 episodes as Birdy and Dr Jack tell us about their favourite moments and stories covered in the show over the last 4 years, you'll also get to hear them as we've dug into the archive especially! It's been incredible and there's some news on the future of the Podcast at the end of the show so make sure you stick around until the end to hear that. If you enjoyed this episode or any of our...

Duration:00:49:08

#99 - The Science of Sin

12/24/2018
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Welcome to Episode 99 of Geek Chic's Weird Science! This week is a very special episode as Birdy and Dr Jack are looking at just one topic, SIN. This year Dr Jack released a book entitled 'The Science of Sin: Why We Do The Things We Know We Shouldn't' so they're looking at that and delving deep. You can buy the book here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Sin-Things-Know-Shouldnt/dp/1472936167 You can find the videos they discussed here -...

Duration:00:43:45

#98 - Milky Spiders, Design-A-Life & Brand New Animals!

12/12/2018
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It's time for Geek Chic's Weird Science #98! Today, Birdy & Dr Jack get a bit deep and discuss the some potentially life changing gene news... yes Birdy does do a 'Jean' joke. Lots of new animals have been discovered, who's the favourite? PLUS could Dr Jack be the new Nostradamus?! We're getting closer and closer to episode 100 and we want to stay ad-free so if you enjoyed this episode or any of our others, please consider becoming a Patron and support the podcast!...

Duration:00:40:23

#97 - Fish Fingers, Clever Crows & Marijuana Memories

11/19/2018
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Welcome to Geek Chic's Weird Science #97! On today's show, Birdy & Dr Jack discuss (amongst other things) the teatime treat that's surprisingly sustainable, just how smart our feathered friends are and how you can help your brain after a dabble with the ol' waccy baccy. We're getting closer and closer to episode 100 and we want to stay ad-free so if you enjoyed this episode or any of our others, please consider becoming a Patron and support the podcast!...

Duration:00:36:25

#96 - Da Vinci's eye, bathe away your depression, and gay mice parents

10/30/2018
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This week the team look at Da Vinci's eye, bathe away your depression, and gay mice parents

Duration:00:37:12

#95 - The Octopus on X, Goblins in Space and the location of free will

10/15/2018
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We're back! the final set of episodes has begun! this week the team look at Octopuses on X, Goblins in Space and the location of free will. Thank you all for all your continued support. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:31:29

#94 - The truth about mobile phones and cancer, the purpose of dreams and whether right or left wingers are more likely to cheat

7/23/2018
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This week the team look at The truth about mobile phones and cancer, the purpose of dreams and whether right or left wingers are more likely to cheat @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:39:09

#93 - The wrong side of the bed

7/10/2018
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Another edition of the podcast that looks at the weird and wonderful stories in the world of science @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:37:20

#92 - We're Back!!!!

6/27/2018
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We're back! after some time away on Maternity Leave, the team reunite to have a look at some of their favourite stories of the last few months while being away from the podcast! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:32:30

#91 - Platypus milk, Titan’s crystals, how to relive your dreams and RIP Stephen Hawking

3/20/2018
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Geek Chic’s last episode before going on maternity leave explores the powers of platypus milk, discusses whether Titans crystal could spell alien life, reveals how to relive your dreams whilst awake and bids farewell to the legendary Professor Stephen Hawking. We’ll be back in around 6 weeks, in the meantime please do enjoy our archive of past episodes. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:29:28

#90 - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees

3/7/2018
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Episode 90 - A special announcement from the team plus - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:31:25

#89 - Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded

2/18/2018
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This week the team look at Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:35:26

#88 - Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length?

2/5/2018
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Happy belated new year!!! the first episode of 2018 looks at Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length? @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:38:05

#87 - 2017 A Year In Review

12/26/2017
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The Geek Chic team take a look back at some of their favourite stories of 2017! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Geek Chic team! Thank you for all your support. See You In 2018! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:45:45

#86 - Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains

12/18/2017
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This week the team look at Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:28:33

#85 - Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee!

11/27/2017
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The team look at the weird and wonderful news from the world of science. This week looks at Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee! @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:37:54

#84 - The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space

11/15/2017
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This week the team look at The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:35:48

#83 Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires

10/29/2017
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Noel Fielding, Carla Valentine & Prof Of Goth join us for a live Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:58:59

#82 - Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female.

10/16/2017
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this week the team discuss Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:40:36

#81 - Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea

10/2/2017
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This week the team look at Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience

Duration:00:38:10