Geek Chic's Weird Science

In the final episode of 2014, Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis take a look back at some of their favourite stories from the weird and wonderful world of science in 2014.

A very happy christmas and a fantastic new year to all of our amazing listeners,  Love from the Geek Chic team.

Geek Chic's Weird Science will return in 2015.  We'll see you next year!

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_ep_17_year_in_review.mp3
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A paranormal special with an exclusive interview with acclaimed parapsychologist and author Serena Roney-Dougal, as the Geek Chic team try to uncover whether science can ever back up claims of magic. Warning: Subliminal messages may be included.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

Do we dream in slow motion? Is the worlds first digital animal really alive? And is our future in an Atlantis style underwater city? Dr Jack & Birdy contemplate these latest developments from the world of science.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_15.mp3
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Woolly Mammoths, Smoking solution, water from thin air and electrocution as the new coffee?  Birdy and Dr Jack mull over this week's most intriguing science news.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_14_FIX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EST

This week Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis look at how peanut butter can be made into diamonds, how bats are screwing each other over, how action video games may actually make you smarter, and the story and problems of a real life cyborg!

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis look at how crystals could hold the key to underwater breathing, magic mushrooms and how to foil the perfect murder.

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am EST

Trick? Or Treat?

 

It's that time of year again, and it is definately a real treat in store this week in this very special feature length episode of geek chic's weird science in honour of all hallows eve.  

 

Join Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis as they go into darkness and look into the science of fear and whether or not it is possible to die of fright.  They chat to a zombie expert and have some halloween fun with a real life witch, and finally look into ways that we can use our leftover pumpkins.

 

Happy Halloween from the Geek Chic team! x

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Halloween_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18am EST

Miracles, birds on Prozac, skinny pasta & Great Scott! A hoverboard! The geek chic team get to the root of the weeks most exciting scientific news.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EST

In what is a very special Geek Chic, Birdie and Dr Jack find out what's new in the world of Brain GPS since it was discovered by UCL's Nobel Prize winning Prof John O'Keefe in 1971.

 

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Direct download: GEEK_CHIC_EPISODE_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

This week Birdy and Dr Jack talk lab grown penises, life after death and killer whales who 'speak' to dolphins...

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

The Geek Chic team get to the root of the latest teleportation developments hitting the headlines with an exclusive interview with the leading expert Professor Nicholas Gisin from the University of Geneva, who has been studying quantum teleportation for over 40 years. Beam me up Scotty!

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_7_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EST

Should coffee drinkers be freaking out about an impending coffee crisis? Have chimps gone cultural? And why is a robot being dropped onto a comet? Dr Jack & Birdy dissect the week's most interesting science news.

 

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Direct download: Geek_Chic_Episode_6_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Are we one step closer to teleportation?  Are invisibility cloaks possible?  Does staying up later mean you're a psychopath?  Are comedy banana peel slip ups based on genuine science?  Dr Jack & Birdy mull over this weeks news from the world of science...

 

Got a question? hit us up at llianabird@gmail.com

 

Enjoy x

Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_5_-_September_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Episode 4 of Geek Chic sees Dr Jack & Birdy dissect the quirkiest science news: why crisp packets can save lives, how social media is reshaping our brains & why Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind style memory wiping IS a possibilty

Got a question? Submit to llianabird@gmail.com

Presented by: Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis
Produced by: Richard Boffin

Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_4_-_September_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

A Geek Chic 20 minute special exploring this week's big news that Jack The Ripper has finally been identified....or has he? Lliana Bird and Dr Jack Lewis exclusively interview the man who made the discovery, scientist Dr Jari Louhelainen, and find out whether this 120 year old mystery has really been solved once and for all.

 

Got a question you're dying to know the answer to?  Submit it to Llianabird@gmail.com

Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_3_-_Podcast_Edit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EST

Episode 2 of Geek Chic and once again Lliana and Dr Jack dig into the best stories from the weird and wonderful world of science.

This week they discuss: can you retrain your brain to be addicted to healthy food? Is Vulcan style telepathy a real possibility? And has T-Rex been gazzumped as king of the dinosaurs?

Presented by: Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis 
Produced by: Richard Boffin

Got a question? Submit to Llianabird@gmail.com

Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_2_-_August_2014_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Geek Chic has arrived!
 
This is your brand new weekly dose of weird science.
 
Join neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and science enthusiast Lliana Bird as they take an irreverent look at the latest news from the weird and wonderful world of science. Science never sounded so good!
 
Our very first episode covers pandas faking pregnancies, lesbian orgasms, and dolphins who squeal.
 
Got a question you want the answer to?  Submit it to llianabird@gmail.com
 
We invite you to join us...
 
 
Direct download: Geek_Chic_-_Episode_1_-_August_2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

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