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Each month, flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards and Editor-at-Large of the New Scientist, Dr. Michael Brooks delve into the science behind popular culture. In a world where ears outnumber people two-to-one, Wolfgang is radio, redefined. The best music, live 24/7, with documentaries, talk and entertainment shows available on-demand. www.radiowolfgang.com

Each month, flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards and Editor-at-Large of the New Scientist, Dr. Michael Brooks delve into the science behind popular culture. In a world where ears outnumber people two-to-one, Wolfgang is radio, redefined. The best music, live 24/7, with documentaries, talk and entertainment shows available on-demand. www.radiowolfgang.com
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London, United Kingdom

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Each month, flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards and Editor-at-Large of the New Scientist, Dr. Michael Brooks delve into the science behind popular culture. In a world where ears outnumber people two-to-one, Wolfgang is radio, redefined. The best music, live 24/7, with documentaries, talk and entertainment shows available on-demand. www.radiowolfgang.com

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English


Episodes

1: Arrival

2/15/2018
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The boys start the new series with a bang. And a new format. One question, one scientist, plenty of relatively well-informed chat. To kick off, Rick and Michael go extra-terrestrial with 2016’s linguistic thriller ‘Arrival’. We’re talking a hundred words for snow, we’re talking babies on an island, and we’re talking (not so) Universal Grammar. Featuring: Dr Jessica Coon

Duration:00:33:09

Science(ish) Season Three Trailer

2/1/2018
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Science(ish) is back! As of Thursday 15th February 2018, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks will be beaming into your ears every week and tackling the biggest scientific questions behind popular fiction. From holding conversations with aliens, to whether humans are going infertile - the new season of Science(ish) is about to arrive... and with a brand new format waiting for you all!

Duration:00:04:14

Science(ish) Christmas Special, Series 2 Episode 8

12/21/2017
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Rick and Michael decide to get nostalgic with a festive wrap of Season 2 by revisiting their favourite questions. We're talking fringe theories, we're talking spider goats, and we're talking simulated universes. Happy Christmas everyone! https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:36:45

Special(ish) 008 – Dark Night

6/15/2016
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Chris French, a professor of psychology who specialises in paranormal belief and ostensibly paranormal experiences, takes us through the terrifying ordeal of sleep paralysis and its surprising link to alien abduction.

Duration:00:06:26

Special(ish) 007 – Area 51

6/8/2016
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At the southern tip of the Nevada Desert lies an area shrouded in mystery. With aliens, spaceships, and mind control, all said to be part of its history – Area 51 is a melting pot of conspiracy.

Duration:00:11:01

011 – Minority Report

6/2/2016
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Michael and Rick gaze into the criminal crystal ball, as per Spielberg’s 2002 thriller Minority Report. Can we predict a criminal? Should we pre-convict them? And is the Universe pre-determined? Standard. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:49:15

Special(ish) 006 – A Criminal Mind

5/25/2016
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Neuroscientist Jim Fallon spent years searching for patterns in the brain scans that he saw. But it wasn’t until he turned to the scans of his own brain that he stumbled upon his biggest discovery yet.

Duration:00:07:43

Special(ish) 005 – Pale Blue Dot

5/18/2016
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Milan Kundera once wrote; “While pondering the infinity of the stars, we ignore the infinity of our father.” We asked experts from our Interstellar episode if they agree.

Duration:00:07:56

010 – Interstellar

5/13/2016
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The boys go intergalactic with Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. We’re talking gravity, we’re talking black holes, and we’re talking the theory of how every single thing in our universe came into existence. No biggie. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:49:33

Special(ish) 004 – Life on Mars

5/4/2016
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In anticipation of the next episode of Science(ish), we hear how the search for other habitable planets has well and truly begun.

Duration:00:11:10

Special(ish) 003 – A Head Above

4/26/2016
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Transhumanist and neurosurgeon Dr Sergio Canavero shares his big plans for 2017, which include a sharp knife, some polyethylene glycol, and a pair of human heads.

Duration:00:12:03

009 – Planet of the Apes

4/19/2016
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The boys go back to basics with an exploration of the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes. How did we humans end up on top? Could the apes ever take over? And of course will dolphins ever have hands? https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:44:16

Special(ish) 002 – Rise of the Machines

4/13/2016
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Following AlphaGo’s trouncing of the World ‘Go’ champion, we’ve pulled some unheard material from our Ex-Machina episode about the potential impacts of the ever-extending arm of AI, as told by contributor Jeremy Howard.

Duration:00:07:23

Special(ish) 001 – Sticks & Stones

4/6/2016
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The very first instalment of our Special(ish) sees the boys dwell on some recent field research that blurs the line between animal and human. A sign of things to come in the next episode of Science(ish), Planet of the Apes.

Duration:00:09:37

007 – Ex Machina

2/16/2016
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Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards delve into the murky world of Artificial Intelligence as depicted in Alex Garland's masterpiece Ex Machina. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:52:56

006 – The Time Machine

2/7/2016
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Dr Michael ‘Morlock’ Brooks and Rick ‘Eloi’ Edwards transcend time and explore the future of humanity. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:46:56

004 – The Day After Tomorrow

12/30/2015
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Dr Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards take on a world covered in ice – as depicted in The Day After Tomorrow – both literally and metaphorically. Along the way, they talk climate change, climate skeptics and, of course, salmon bacon. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:42:50

003 – Jurassic Park

12/2/2015
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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a T-Rex? No! It’s a woolly mammoth. And it’s back from the dead. Maybe. Soon. Michael and Rick are on the case. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:44:14

002 – Brave New World

12/2/2015
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Brace yourself for stories about cloning, aggressive ice hockey players, happy buildings… oh, and the ethics of using genetics to create a content underclass. http://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:48:05

001 – Inception

12/2/2015
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Dr. Michael Brooks attempts to enter the world of lucid dreaming. Rick – not so much. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration:00:43:08