The second series of the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award-winning BBC Radio 4 show in which physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.
In the first episode, specially recorded as part of 2010’s Cheltenham Science Festival, Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by special guests Ben Miller and Robert Winston to explore the choppy waters of science and fame. In Episode 2, ‘Trust Me, I’m a Scientist’, special guests Ben Goldacre and comedian Dave Gorman join Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the notion of trust in science. Episode 3 sees special guests Jonathan Ross, graphic novelist Alan Moore and string theorist Brian Greene joining Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a special science-fiction-themed edition of the show. They discuss multiple dimensions, alternate universes and look at whether science fact is far more outrageous than anything Hollywood or science-fiction authors could ever come up with. In the fourth and final episode of this series, ‘Things Can Only Get Better?’ physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince look at the notion of perfection and whether the latest advances in biomedical science could ever lead us to the perfect body.
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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