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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

Gattaca – Live from The Wigtown Book Festival, Series 2 Episode 7

10/6/2017
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To celebrate the release of the Science(ish) book, Rick and Michael travel to the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland to record a special live episode on dystopian classic 'Gattaca'. Are we more than our genes? Can they predict our future? And should we use genetic technology to create the perfect human? This episode features; Professor Steven Rose and Professor Peter Singer. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:49:30


Armageddon, Series 2 Episode 6

7/26/2017
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Rick and Michael cast their eyes to space and go asteroid-hunting as per Michael Bay’s 1998 disaster classic ‘Armageddon’. How can we spot ‘em? How can we destroy ‘em? And how can an army of painter-decorators potentially save the day? https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:52:11


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Series 2 Episode 5

7/14/2017
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Rick and Michael take a trip down memory lane, as told through the romantic science fiction comedy-drama (yes; that’s a thing) ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. What is a memory? How reliable are they? Can we selectively erase them? And, of course, when will Michael stop telling his Alan Alda story?! Featuring: Dr Catherine Loveday, Dr Julia Shaw, Dr Steve Ramirez, and Professor Joseph Le Doux. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:51:40


The Fly, Series 2 Episode 4

5/17/2017
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The Brooks-Edwards hybrid delves into the world of chimeras, as seen in David Cronenberg’s classic ‘The Fly’. We’re talking teleportation. We’re talking spider-goats. We’re talking the “Brundlefly.” Be afraid, be very afraid. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:53:55


Perfume, Series 2 Episode 3

4/24/2017
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Rick and Michael delve into the world of olfaction, as seen through the lens of Patrick Süskind’s psychopathic thriller ‘Perfume’. How do we smell? How can it affect us? And is Lynx Africa the world’s most perfect scent? https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:52:10


Special(ish) 023 – Big Data Brother

4/21/2017
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Co-founder of The Open Data Institute, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, elaborates on the themes explored in the latest Scienceish,1984: How easy has surveillance become in an age of Big Data and – counter intuitive as it may seem - is making our data public the best thing for us? https://www.radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:06:42


1984, Series 2 Episode 2

3/17/2017
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Rick and Michael delve into the 1949 classic in search of answers. Are humans fatally vulnerable to authority? Does our behaviour change when we think we’re being watched? And are we currently living in 1984? Uplifting stuff. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:57:57


The Matrix, Series 2 Episode 1

2/14/2017
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Taking a trip down a Matrix-inspired rabbit hole, the boys ponder the potential for ‘bullet time’, the science behind becoming an instant Kung Fu expert, and whether our universe is, in fact, a computer simulation. Standard. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 01:05:37


Scienceish Season Two Trailer

2/7/2017
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Scienceish is BACK! On VALENTINE'S DAY! With that classic love story...THE MATRIX. Listen to the trailer now. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:03:44


Special(ish) 022 – The Red Planet

11/30/2016
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Dr Joe Michalski talks us through the terrain of Mars. Michalski specialises in the mineralogical and geomorphic studies of the Red Planet. Turns out we've got more in common with the martians than we thought.

Duration: 00:17:32


Special(ish) 021 – Mauna Loa

11/22/2016
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Dr Sheyna Gifford has just emerged from Earth's longest NASA-sponsored simulated Mars mission. As chief medic for MARS 500, she lived for a year in a dome on Hawaiian mountain Mauna Loa. Here Gifford muses over the mission.

Duration: 00:15:51


017 – The Martian

11/15/2016
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The boys are back in the studio to tackle Ridley Scott’s blockbuster ‘The Martian’. With a manned mission to Mars on the cards, some of the big cosmic questions need answering: How are we going to get there? Will we survive? https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 01:00:25


016 – Her

10/25/2016
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Live from the British Science Festival, Rick and Michael unpack Spike Jonze’s computer love story “Her”. Featuring the disembodied voices of author and psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick and web psychologist Nathalie Nahai. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 01:14:04


Special(ish) 019 – Flight to Mars

10/18/2016
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In anticipation of our forthcoming Science(ish) episode, we sonically explore one man’s survival on the red planet in this musical edition of Special(ish).

Duration: 00:12:43


Special(ish) 018 – Harmon-E

10/5/2016
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In this episode, eHarmony’s data scientist Jon Morra discusses the ways in which machine learning and data science are applied to help connect people for successful long term relationships.

Duration: 00:08:09


Special(ish) 017 – The Uncanny

9/21/2016
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Is flesh and blood still necessary to be considered alive? Writer and psychotherapist Dr Aaron Balick and web psychologist Nathalie Nahai draw on Freud’s definition of 'The Uncanny’ to ponder the future of human level AI.

Duration: 00:07:08


015 – Big Data

9/13/2016
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Science(ish) goes live as part of Science Museum Lates. In this special podcast recording, Rick and Michael delve into the blockbuster data movies Her, Ex Machina and Enemy of the State live on stage with some special guests. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:47:55


Special(ish) 016 – Finding Your Voice

9/8/2016
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In advance of our next Science(ish) on ‘Her’, a film starring Scarlett Johansson’s disembodied voice, we speak to leading speech therapist Christella Antoni. Here Antoni explains the process of male-to-female voice modification.

Duration: 00:05:49


Special(ish) 015 – Back to Reality

8/31/2016
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How realistic is the classroom staple Lord of the Flies? Would children really devolve from civilised schoolboys to murderous prepubescents in a matter of days? We talk to teachers and students past and present for their views.

Duration: 00:06:45


014 – Lord Of The Flies

8/24/2016
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In this episode Rick and Michael dissect the 1954 novel Lord of the Flies by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding. https://radiowolfgang.com/s/scienceish

Duration: 00:45:05

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