Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince return for the third series of the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning BBC Radio 4 show in which they take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.
In the first episode, ‘Apocalypse!’, Brian and Robin are joined by comedian Andy Hamilton to discuss some of the wackier apocalyptic theories, as well as those more grounded in science fact. In Episode 2, ‘Modern World’, comedian and former mathematician Paul Foot joins Brian and Robin to discuss whether the modern world is a force for good or evil, and whether a simpler, more natural existence might be a better way forward. Episode 3, ‘Randomness’, sees Brian and Robin joined by the Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin and mathematician Alex Bellos to discuss randomness, probability and chance. In the fourth and final episode of this series, ‘Philosophy’, physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince are joined by special guests Alexei Sayle and philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss Stephen Hawking's comment that 'philosophy is dead'.
Winner of a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Speech Programme: 'A brilliant way of being both innovative and instructive, bringing humour to what some will see as a dull subject. It's listenable, educational and brings a whole new audience to both the subject and the station' - The Judges
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