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Podcast Profile: The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

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137 episodes
2016 to 2023
Median: 28 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.


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

➤ Science mysteries • Listener questions • Everyday anomalies • Mathematical concepts • Quirky phenomena • Scientific explanations • Expert interviews • Physics and biology • Historical scientific facts • Popular science discussions

This podcast, "The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry," delves into a wide array of scientific mysteries and phenomena, ranging from everyday curiosities to complex concepts across various scientific disciplines. Hosted by Dr. Adam Rutherford and Dr. Hannah Fry, the show leverages their expertise to explore and demystify intriguing questions posed by listeners. The content spans various fields including mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, and psychology, among others.

The podcast showcases episodes that investigate foundational and perplexing topics such as the properties of imaginary numbers, the physics of magnetic fields, and the fundamentals of nuclear fusion. These explorations often feature discussions with domain experts, providing listeners with insights into both historical and cutting-edge scientific research. Additionally, the podcast addresses practical and tangible questions, like how anesthetics work, how winds form, and why certain sounds make people cringe. The hosts' inquiries extend to more philosophical and abstract territories, examining aspects of time perception, consciousness, and the human mind.

A recurring theme throughout the podcast is the intersection of science with everyday life. Episodes often unravel the scientific principles behind common phenomena and myths, such as the construction of the pyramids, the reasons behind sneezing and allergies, and the nature of smells. The show also touches on current technological advancements and their implications, such as the ethical and societal impacts of artificial intelligence, and the feasibility of future human habitation on Mars.

Overall, the podcast offers a playful yet informative investigation into the hidden science underlying a variety of subjects, combining expert knowledge with listener curiosity. Its content is diverse, aiming to educate and engage a broad audience by making complex scientific ideas accessible and relevant to everyday experiences.


Episodes:
Episode Image Introducing… Uncharted with Hannah Fry
2023-Oct-02
14 minutes
Episode Image The Impossible Number
2023-Feb-14
41 minutes
The Mind Numbing Medicine
2023-Feb-07
43 minutes
The Resurrection Quest
2023-Jan-31
38 minutes
The Puzzle of the Pyramids
2023-Jan-24
36 minutes
The Magnetic Mystery
2023-Jan-17
43 minutes
The Case of the Blind Mind's Eye
2023-Jan-10
43 minutes
Silly Studies: The Pre-Series Teaser
2023-Jan-05
12 minutes
The Puzzle of the Plasma Doughnut
2022-Sep-20
39 minutes
The Riddle of Red-Eyes and Runny-Noses
2022-Sep-13
36 minutes
The Problem of Infinite Pi(e)
2022-Sep-06
35 minutes
The Suspicious Smell
2022-Aug-30
38 minutes
The Wild and Windy Tale
2022-Aug-23
38 minutes
The Case of The Missing Gorilla
2022-Aug-16
37 minutes
Silly Studies: The Pre-Series Tease
2022-Aug-09
10 minutes
The Colour Conundrum
2022-Mar-24
35 minutes
The Turn of the Tide
2022-Mar-17
34 minutes
The Shocking White Hair
2022-Mar-10
34 minutes
Surprising Symmetries
2022-Mar-03
33 minutes
The Weird Waves of Wi-Fi
2022-Feb-24
34 minutes
The Mystery of the Teenage Brain
2022-Feb-17
33 minutes
We’re (almost) back!
2022-Feb-11
6 minutes
Rutherford and Fry on Living with AI: A Future for Humans
2021-Dec-23
27 minutes
Rutherford and Fry on Living with AI: AI in the Economy
2021-Dec-15
27 minutes
Rutherford and Fry on Living with AI: AI in Warfare
2021-Dec-08
27 minutes
Rutherford and Fry on Living with AI: The Biggest Event in Human History
2021-Dec-01
27 minutes
The Venomous Vendetta
2021-Nov-11
42 minutes
The Slippery Situation
2021-Nov-04
37 minutes
The Painless Heart
2021-Oct-28
37 minutes
The Weirdness of Water Part 2/2
2021-Oct-21
40 minutes
The Weirdness of Water Part 1/2
2021-Oct-14
37 minutes
The Guiding Hound
2021-Oct-07
39 minutes
We’re back!
2021-Sep-30
8 minutes
More Frytful Scares
2021-Feb-23
29 minutes
Back to The Sinister Hand
2021-Feb-16
29 minutes
A Weighty Matter Part 2/2
2021-Feb-09
40 minutes
A Weighty Matter Part 1
2021-Feb-02
43 minutes
The Flying Clock and the Stopped Watch
2021-Jan-26
50 minutes
The Mosquito Conundrum
2021-Jan-19
45 minutes
The Scientific Exploration of Astrology
2021-Jan-12
50 minutes
The Noises That Make Us Cringe
2021-Jan-05
48 minutes
The Pizza Diet
2020-Dec-29
42 minutes
The Good and Bad in Fungi
2020-Dec-22
48 minutes
The Martian Mission
2020-Dec-15
42 minutes
Episode Image The Hamster Power Hypothesis
2020-Dec-08
38 minutes
We’re back!
2020-Dec-01
11 minutes
The Space Burrito
2020-Jul-14
34 minutes
The Zedonk Problem
2020-Jul-07
40 minutes
The End of Everything
2020-Jun-30
44 minutes
The Sting in the Tail
2020-Jun-23
42 minutes
The Seeded Cloud
2020-Jun-16
33 minutes
The Growling Stomach
2020-Jun-09
34 minutes
We’re back!
2020-Jun-03
2 minutes
The Exotic Wormhole
2020-Mar-06
37 minutes
A Cold Case Part 2
2020-Feb-28
34 minutes
A Cold Case Part 1
2020-Feb-21
34 minutes
The ASMRnswer
2020-Feb-14
38 minutes
Adam's ASMR cocktail
2020-Feb-14
5 minutes
Hannah's ASMR cocktail
2020-Feb-14
4 minutes
The Power of Love
2020-Feb-07
34 minutes
The Golden Secret
2020-Jan-31
28 minutes
We’re Back!
2020-Jan-24
12 minutes
The End of the World
2019-Dec-09
42 minutes
The Trouble Sum Weather
2019-Nov-22
35 minutes
The Heart of the Antimatter
2019-Nov-15
31 minutes
Stephen Fry's Identity Crisis
2019-Nov-08
36 minutes
A Frytful Scare Part 2
2019-Nov-01
32 minutes
A Frytful Scare Part 1
2019-Oct-25
31 minutes
Curious Cases Returns
2019-Oct-18
13 minutes
Jurassic Squawk
2019-May-03
37 minutes
The Lunar Land Pt2
2019-Apr-26
29 minutes
The Lunar Land Pt 1
2019-Apr-19
30 minutes
An Instrumental Case
2019-Apr-12
39 minutes
The Periodic Problem
2019-Apr-05
28 minutes
The Mesmerist
2019-Mar-29
35 minutes
Coming Soon – More Curious Cases
2019-Mar-22
4 minutes
The Horrible Hangover
2018-Dec-21
31 minutes
The Good Bad Food
2018-Dec-14
26 minutes
Episode Image Two Infinities and Beyond - part 2
2018-Dec-07
31 minutes
Two Infinities and Beyond - part 1
2018-Nov-30
32 minutes
The Stressful Scone
2018-Nov-23
33 minutes
Episode Image The Viking Code
2018-Nov-16
26 minutes
A World of Pain
2018-Sep-07
33 minutes
The Random Request
2018-Aug-31
26 minutes
The Running Joke
2018-Aug-24
38 minutes
The Alien Enterprise Part 2
2018-Aug-17
24 minutes
The Alien Enterprise Part 1
2018-Aug-10
25 minutes
The Dawn Chorus
2018-Jun-01
27 minutes
The Lucky Number
2018-May-25
25 minutes
The Déjà Vu
2018-May-18
25 minutes
The Human Instrument
2018-May-11
27 minutes
The Fifth Dimension
2018-May-04
27 minutes
The Cosmic Egg
2018-Mar-02
30 minutes
The Atomic Blade
2018-Feb-28
23 minutes
The Tiniest Dinosaur
2018-Feb-23
29 minutes
The Enigma of Sex, Part 2
2018-Feb-16
22 minutes
The Enigma of Sex, Part 1
2018-Feb-09
24 minutes
Goldfinger's Moon Laser
2018-Jan-12
24 minutes
The Curious Face Off
2018-Jan-05
25 minutes
The Cosmic Speed Limit
2017-Dec-29
22 minutes
The Dreadful Vegetable
2017-Dec-22
30 minutes
The Baffled Bat
2017-Dec-15
25 minutes
Adventures in Dreamland
2017-Sep-29
24 minutes
The Shocking Surprise
2017-Sep-22
28 minutes
The Sticky Song
2017-Sep-15
24 minutes
The Polar Opposite
2017-Sep-08
19 minutes
The Curious Cake-Off
2017-Sep-01
19 minutes
Kate Bush's Sonic Weapon
2017-Jun-16
21 minutes
Itchy and Scratchy
2017-Jun-15
21 minutes
The Burning Question
2017-Jun-14
18 minutes
The Dark Star
2017-Jun-02
23 minutes
The Cat Who Came Back
2017-May-19
19 minutes
A Code in Blood
2017-Mar-15
11 minutes
The Forgetful Child
2017-Mar-10
16 minutes
The Astronomical Balloon
2017-Mar-10
15 minutes
The World That Turns
2017-Mar-10
15 minutes
The Broken Stool
2017-Mar-10
17 minutes
The Lost Producer
2016-Dec-02
18 minutes
The Bad Moon Rising
2016-Dec-02
14 minutes
The Hunt for Nothing, Part 2
2016-Dec-02
13 minutes
The Hunt for Nothing, Part 1
2016-Dec-02
14 minutes
The Melodic Mystery
2016-Dec-02
15 minutes
The Strongest Substance
2016-Oct-07
15 minutes
The Space Pirate
2016-Oct-05
15 minutes
The Portly Problem
2016-Oct-05
14 minutes
The Sinister Hand Part 2
2016-Oct-04
14 minutes
The Sinister Hand Part 1
2016-Oct-03
14 minutes
The Counting Horse
2016-Jun-02
15 minutes
The Hairy Hominid
2016-May-30
16 minutes
A Study in Spheres
2016-May-26
16 minutes
The Psychic Tear
2016-May-26
15 minutes
The Tea Leaf Mystery
2016-May-26
18 minutes
Episode Image The Stellar Dustbin
2016-Feb-18
13 minutes
Episode Image The Squeamish Swoon
2016-Feb-11
13 minutes
Episode Image The Aural Voyeur
2016-Feb-11
12 minutes
Episode Image The Phantom Jam
2016-Feb-11
13 minutes
Episode Image The Scarlet Mark
2016-Feb-11
13 minutes