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Podcast Profile: Science(ish)

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102 episodes
2015 to 2020
Median: 38 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards, and "Indiana Jones in a lab coat" Dr. Michael Brooks, delve into the science behind popular culture.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science behind popular culture • Exploratory discussions • Connections to films and TV shows • Featured experts • Technology and ethics • Human behavior and biology • Environmental issues

This podcast, titled "Science(ish)", offers a distinctive blend of science and popular culture. The hosts, Rick Edwards and Dr. Michael Brooks, delve into various scientific concepts by exploring their representation and underlying principles as portrayed in films, TV series, and books. Each episode investigates the feasibility, implications, or historical contexts of the science depicted in popular media, providing an engaging and often thought-provoking analysis.

The content spans a wide array of scientific disciplines and thematic inquiries. Among the recurrent themes are the exploration of advanced technologies and their potential impact on humanity. Episodes address questions like whether humans could eventually merge with machines, become cyborgs, or achieve mind-uploading. Similarly, the podcast frequently touches upon medical and biological sciences, discussing topics such as the possibilities of regeneration, reversing aging, and curing diseases like dementia.

Another prominent theme is the examination of environmental and global scale issues, often inspired by disaster films and speculative fiction. Episodes ponder the likelihood and consequences of controlling weather, surviving mass extinction events, and the speculative science behind apocalyptic scenarios.

Additionally, the podcast delves into psychological and neurological phenomena, exploring the potential of technologies such as mind control, hypnosis, and the neuroscience behind empathy and consciousness. The ethical and philosophical ramifications of these technologies are also explored, making the discussions deeply reflective.

The show features conversations with experts, bringing a level of depth and credibility to the scientific discussions. Whether it’s cryptography, quantum physics, or environmental science, the podcast uses popular culture as a springboard to make complex scientific ideas accessible and engaging to a broad audience. Through a combination of humor, in-depth analysis, and expert insights, "Science(ish)" bridges the gap between science fiction and scientific reality.


Episodes:
Episode Image 8: Episode 100: The Invisible Man
2020-Mar-06
45 minutes
Episode Image 7: Dark Waters
2020-Feb-28
46 minutes
Episode Image 6: Robocop
2020-Feb-21
45 minutes
Episode Image 5: Silence of The Lambs
2020-Feb-14
41 minutes
Episode Image 4: Star Wars
2019-Dec-20
43 minutes
Episode Image 3: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
2019-Dec-13
42 minutes
Episode Image 2: Game Of Thrones (Live)
2019-Dec-06
51 minutes
Episode Image 1: Jaws
2019-Nov-29
42 minutes
Episode Image 12: History of the World: Part 1
2019-Mar-21
41 minutes
Episode Image 11: Deadpool
2019-Mar-14
41 minutes
Episode Image 10: Inside Out
2019-Mar-08
40 minutes
Episode Image 9: Antz
2019-Feb-28
37 minutes
Episode Image 8: WALL-E
2019-Feb-22
41 minutes
Episode Image 7: Geostorm
2019-Feb-14
41 minutes
Episode Image 6: Icarus
2019-Feb-07
35 minutes
Episode Image 5: Dante's Peak
2019-Jan-31
37 minutes
Episode Image 4: Westworld
2018-Dec-20
36 minutes
Episode Image 3: Blindness
2018-Dec-14
38 minutes
Episode Image 2: Moonraker
2018-Dec-06
36 minutes
Episode Image 1: Fight Club
2018-Nov-29
36 minutes
Episode Image 33: Is LIGO right?
2018-Nov-02
37 minutes
Episode Image 32: First Man
2018-Oct-19
39 minutes
Episode Image 31: Pi
2018-Sep-13
39 minutes
Episode Image 30: Doctor Strange
2018-Sep-07
36 minutes
Episode Image 29: Frankenstein
2018-Aug-30
43 minutes
Episode Image 28: Rounders
2018-Aug-23
40 minutes
Episode Image 27: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2018-Aug-16
39 minutes
Episode Image 26: The Dead Zone
2018-Aug-09
41 minutes
Episode Image 25: Nightmare on Elm Street
2018-Aug-02
42 minutes
Episode Image 24: Knight Rider
2018-Jul-26
39 minutes
Episode Image 23: Get Out
2018-Jul-19
37 minutes
Episode Image 22: Enigma
2018-Jul-12
38 minutes
Episode Image 21: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2018-Jul-05
42 minutes
Episode Image 20: Still Alice
2018-Jun-29
35 minutes
Episode Image 19: Ice Age
2018-Jun-21
28 minutes
Episode Image 18: Good Will Hunting
2018-Jun-14
36 minutes
Episode Image 17: Chain Reaction
2018-Jun-07
34 minutes
Episode Image 16: Demolition man
2018-May-31
32 minutes
Episode Image 15: Rick and Morty
2018-May-24
48 minutes
Episode Image 14: Seven Pounds
2018-May-17
35 minutes
Episode Image 13: Contagion
2018-May-10
36 minutes
Episode Image 12: Altered Carbon
2018-May-03
35 minutes
Episode Image 11: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2018-Apr-26
36 minutes
Episode Image 10: The Machine Stops
2018-Apr-19
36 minutes
Episode Image 9: Dr Strangelove
2018-Apr-12
38 minutes
Episode Image 8: The Cell
2018-Apr-05
29 minutes
Episode Image 7: The Day of the Triffids
2018-Mar-29
31 minutes
Episode Image 6: Hackers
2018-Mar-22
35 minutes
Episode Image 5: Limitless
2018-Mar-15
31 minutes
Episode Image 4: Flatliners
2018-Mar-08
28 minutes
Episode Image 3: Children of Men
2018-Mar-01
31 minutes
Episode Image 2: Never Let Me Go
2018-Feb-22
38 minutes
Episode Image 1: Arrival
2018-Feb-15
34 minutes
Episode Image Science(ish) Season Three Trailer
2018-Feb-01
5 minutes
Episode Image Science(ish) Christmas Special, Series 2 Episode 8
2017-Dec-21
38 minutes
Episode Image Gattaca – Live from The Wigtown Book Festival, Series 2 Episode 7
2017-Oct-06
60 minutes
Episode Image Armageddon, Series 2 Episode 6
2017-Jul-26
53 minutes
Episode Image Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Series 2 Episode 5
2017-Jul-14
53 minutes
Episode Image The Fly, Series 2 Episode 4
2017-May-17
55 minutes
Episode Image Perfume, Series 2 Episode 3
2017-Apr-24
53 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 023 – Big Data Brother
2017-Apr-21
7 minutes
Episode Image 1984, Series 2 Episode 2
2017-Mar-17
59 minutes
Episode Image The Matrix, Series 2 Episode 1
2017-Feb-14
67 minutes
Episode Image Scienceish Season Two Trailer
2017-Feb-07
5 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 022 – The Red Planet
2016-Nov-30
19 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 021 – Mauna Loa
2016-Nov-22
17 minutes
Episode Image 017 – The Martian
2016-Nov-15
61 minutes
Episode Image 016 – Her
2016-Oct-25
75 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 019 – Flight to Mars
2016-Oct-18
14 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 018 – Harmon-E
2016-Oct-05
10 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 017 – The Uncanny
2016-Sep-21
8 minutes
Episode Image 015 – Big Data
2016-Sep-13
49 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 016 – Finding Your Voice
2016-Sep-08
7 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 015 – Back to Reality
2016-Aug-31
8 minutes
Episode Image 014 – Lord Of The Flies
2016-Aug-24
46 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 014 – Piggy in the Middle
2016-Aug-21
10 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 013 – King of the Swingers
2016-Aug-03
8 minutes
Episode Image 013 – The Abyss
2016-Jul-27
45 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 012 – Stuck in the Mud
2016-Jul-20
6 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 011 – The Deep
2016-Jul-13
12 minutes
Episode Image 012 – Alien
2016-Jul-06
50 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 010 – The Great Escape
2016-Jul-03
7 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 009 – Here Be Dragons
2016-Jun-22
7 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 008 – Dark Night
2016-Jun-15
8 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 007 – Area 51
2016-Jun-08
12 minutes
Episode Image 011 – Minority Report
2016-Jun-02
50 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 006 – A Criminal Mind
2016-May-25
9 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 005 – Pale Blue Dot
2016-May-18
10 minutes
Episode Image 010 – Interstellar
2016-May-13
51 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 004 – Life on Mars
2016-May-04
12 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 003 – A Head Above
2016-Apr-26
13 minutes
Episode Image 009 – Planet of the Apes
2016-Apr-19
45 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 002 – Rise of the Machines
2016-Apr-13
9 minutes
Episode Image Special(ish) 001 – Sticks & Stones
2016-Apr-06
12 minutes
Episode Image 008 – The Circle
2016-Mar-15
51 minutes
Episode Image 007 – Ex Machina
2016-Feb-16
55 minutes
Episode Image 006 – The Time Machine
2016-Feb-08
49 minutes
Episode Image 005 – Comics
2016-Jan-29
47 minutes
Episode Image 004 – The Day After Tomorrow
2015-Dec-30
44 minutes
Episode Image 003 – Jurassic Park
2015-Dec-03
46 minutes
Episode Image 002 – Brave New World
2015-Dec-03
50 minutes
Episode Image 001 – Inception
2015-Dec-03
45 minutes