Award winning science/comedy chat with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. Witty, irreverent look at the world according to science with physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. New Series starting on BBC Radio 4

Award winning science/comedy chat with Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guests. Witty, irreverent look at the world according to science with physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince. New Series starting on BBC Radio 4, Monday June 18th at 4.30pm (repeated on Tuesday evenings at 11pm) for 6 weeks.

Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince return to Radio 4 with a brand new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage!

It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about much of what lies beneath the ocean waves, so would you rather be James Cameron or James T Kirk?

The Infinite Monkey Cage team are joined by comedian Dave Gorman, British Antarctic Survey scientist Lloyd Peck and Bramley Murton from the National Oceanography Centre to ask – are oceans the last great unexplored frontier?

  • 09 Jul 12: Symmetry

    Sun, 8 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy, biologist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford and graphic novelist Alan Moore to discuss all things symmetrical.

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  • Mon 2 Jul 12: Does Size Matter?

    Mon, 2 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Andy Hamilton, materials scientist Mark Miodownik and engineer Eleanor stride to discuss whether size really matters?

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  • Mon 25 Jun 12: Science Mavericks

    Mon, 25 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince take to the stage at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival to discuss science mavericks, with guests Marcus Brigstocke, Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, medic and science broadcaster Kevin Fong, and evolutionary biologist Aoife McLysaght

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  • Mon 18 Jun 12: Oceans

    Mon, 18 Jun 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince get the urge to submerge as they are joined by guests Dave Gorman, Lloyd Peck and Bramley Murton and ask whether its true we really know more about the surface of the moon than our own oceans.

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  • Mon 26 Dec 11 Science of Christmas

    Mon, 26 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince celebrate the science of Christmas with Professor Richard Dawkins, actor and writer Mark Gatiss and science journalist Roger Highfield.

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  • Mon 19 Dec 11: Physics V Chemistry

    Mon, 19 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    It’s the ultimate battle of the Sciences as Physics goes head to head with Chemistry. Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain take to the ring to defend Physics and Tony Ryan and Andrea Sella make the case for Chemistry, with Robin Ince as ringside referee.

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  • Mon 12 Dec 11: Science of Sound

    Mon, 12 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian and former acoustics student Tom Wrigglesworth, Professor of Acoustics Trevor Cox and Professor Chris Plack to discuss the science of sound. Recorded at the home of the BBC Philharmonic in Salford.

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  • Mon 5 Dec 11: Origin of Life

    Mon, 5 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian and musician Tim Minchin, Dr Nick Lane and Adam Rutherford to discuss the origin of life

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  • Mon 28 Nov 11: A Balanced Programme on Balance

    Mon, 28 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Katy Brand, Simon Mayo, Sir Paul Nurse and Professor Steve Jones for a look at how science is portrayed in the media and the issue of scientific balance.

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  • Mon 21 Nov 11: What’s The North Ever Done For Us?

    Mon, 21 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox head north to the Manchester Science Festival to discuss the great city’s contribution to scientific discovery. With impressionist Jon Culshaw, physicist Jeff Foreshaw and Biologist Matthew Cobb

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  • Mon 04 July 11: Science and the supernatural

    Tue, 5 Jul 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox pit science against the supernatural, as they explore ghosts and other paranormal phenomena with the help of actor and magician Andy Nyman, psychologist Richard Wiseman and neuroscientist Bruce Hood.

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  • Mon 27 June 11 – Glastonbury Special

    Mon, 27 Jun 11

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox prove science is the new rock and roll as they take to the stage at Glastonbury, with guests Billy Bragg, Graham Coxon, Shappi Khorsandi and Professor Tony Ryan.

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  • Mon 20 June 11 – Is Cosmology really a science?

    Mon, 20 Jun 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox transport The Infinite Monkey Cage to the Cheltenham Science Festival with guests Alan Moore, Dallas Campbell and Professor Ed Copeland. They talk about ideas that are pushing the frontiers of Cosmology and ask whether some of these theories are based more in science fiction than science fact.

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  • Mon 13 June 11 – So you want to be an astronaut?

    Mon, 13 Jun 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    So you want to be an astronaut? Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by space experts Chris Riley, Dr Kevin Fong and comedian Helen Keen to discuss the future of human space flight.

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  • Mon 6 June 11 Six Degrees of Separation?

    Mon, 6 Jun 11

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by Stephen Fry, Simon Singh and Aleks Krotoski to discuss the maths behind 6 degrees of separation and whether there is something special about Kevin Bacon that seems to make him so well connected?

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  • Mon 30 May 11 What Don’t We Know?

    Mon, 30 May 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian Paul Foot, Science writer Marcus Chown and geneticist Steve Jones, to ask “What Don’t We Know?”

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  • Mon 06 Dec 10 Is Philosophy Dead?

    Mon, 6 Dec 10

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian Alexei Sayle, Philosopher Julian Baggini and Professor Raymond Tallis, to ask “Is Philosophy Dead?”

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  • Randomness, Probability and Chance

    Mon, 29 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Tim Minchin and mathematician Alex Bellos to talk randomness, probability and chance.

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  • Mon 22 Nov 10 Modern World

    Mon, 22 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian Paul Foot, technology writer Aleks Krotoski and chemist Professor Tony Ryan, to discuss whether the modern world is a force for good or evil?

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  • Mon 15 Nov 10 Apocalypse

    Mon, 15 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by writer and comedian Andy Hamilton, science broadcaster Adam Rutherford and solar scientist Lucie Green to discuss whether the end is indeed nigh, and whether science can save us.

 

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