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Podcast Profile: The Infinite Monkey Cage

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208 episodes
2009 to 2024
Median: 42 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.


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

➤ Science explained humorously • Celebrity guests • Nature and wildlife • Space and astronomy • History and culture • Human behavior and psychology • Science fiction and technology • Unusual scientific facts • Comedy discussions

"The Infinite Monkey Cage," hosted by Brian Cox and Robin Ince, offers a unique blend of humor and science, providing an irreverent yet insightful exploration of a wide variety of scientific topics. The podcast often features notable guests, including scientists, comedians, and other entertainers, to discuss and dissect concepts in an accessible and entertaining manner.

Recurring themes in the podcast include natural sciences, astronomy, and human endeavors and behaviors, with episodes covering topics such as the latest advancements in tree science, the mysteries of quantum theory, and the dynamics of love and relationships. The show delves into the complexities of nature, from the microscopic world to the cosmos, exploring subjects like cosmic dust, ancient DNA secrets, and the surprising intelligence of octopuses. It also examines broader scientific questions about the origins of the universe, life, and consciousness.

Episodes frequently adopt a thematic guide approach, such as exploring the science behind common superstitions and religious beliefs, the potential existence and communication with extraterrestrial life, and the contrasting perceptions of cats and dogs. The podcast does not shy away from darker subjects, such as forensic science's role in solving murders, the impact of supervolcanoes, and the environmental and societal implications of climate change.

In summary, "The Infinite Monkey Cage" melds scientific rigor with humor, engaging listeners with thought-provoking discussions on both perennial and contemporary scientific issues. The hosts’ approach makes the podcast appealing to a diverse audience seeking to understand the complexities of the world in an enjoyable and easy-to-digest format.


Episodes:
Science of Board Games - Jess Fostekew, Marcus du Sautoy and Dave Neale
2024-Jul-17
43 minutes
The Wonder of Trees - Dame Judi Dench, Tony Kirkham and Tristan Gooley
2024-Jul-10
42 minutes
New series coming soon!
2024-Jul-05
1 minute
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Audience Favourites (Pt 2)
2024-May-29
22 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Tiny Things
2024-May-22
22 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… The Future
2024-May-15
19 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Failure
2024-May-08
16 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Gambling
2024-May-01
19 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… The Gods
2024-Apr-24
22 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Talking to Aliens
2024-Apr-17
19 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Gardening
2024-Apr-10
18 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Love
2024-Apr-03
19 minutes
Episode Image The Infinite Monkey's Guide To… Murder
2024-Mar-27
20 minutes
Higgs Boson
2024-Mar-20
42 minutes
Cats v Dogs
2024-Mar-13
42 minutes
Poison
2024-Mar-06
42 minutes
Asteroids
2024-Feb-28
42 minutes
Could it be magic?
2024-Feb-21
42 minutes
Egyptian Mummies
2024-Feb-14
42 minutes
The Monkeys meet The Sky at Night
2023-Dec-20
57 minutes
Jo Brand's Quantum World
2023-Dec-13
42 minutes
Hollywood in Space
2023-Dec-06
42 minutes
The Scale of Life (or were dinosaurs just too big?)
2023-Nov-29
42 minutes
How I is AI?
2023-Nov-22
42 minutes
The Science of Coincidence
2023-Nov-14
42 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Audience Favourites
2023-Nov-08
23 minutes
Octopuses!
2023-Nov-08
42 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Infinity
2023-Nov-01
18 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Being Human
2023-Oct-25
17 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Oceans
2023-Oct-18
23 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Building a Universe
2023-Oct-11
19 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Strawberries
2023-Oct-04
23 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... The Movies
2023-Sep-27
22 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide To... Space Travel
2023-Sep-20
20 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide To... The Apocalypse
2023-Sep-13
18 minutes
The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... The Supernatural
2023-Sep-06
21 minutes
Welcome to The Infinite Monkey's Guide To...
2023-Sep-05
2 minutes
Cosmic Dust
2023-Aug-05
42 minutes
Ancient DNA Secrets
2023-Jul-29
42 minutes
The Secret Life of Sharks
2023-Jul-22
42 minutes
The Magic of Mushrooms
2023-Jul-15
42 minutes
Bees v Wasps
2023-Jul-08
42 minutes
Supervolcanoes
2023-Jul-01
43 minutes
Are we what we eat?
2023-Jun-24
42 minutes
Magic Materials
2023-Mar-25
42 minutes
How Far Can the Human Body Go?
2023-Mar-18
42 minutes
How to Commit the Perfect Murder
2023-Mar-11
42 minutes
How to think like a mathematician
2023-Mar-04
42 minutes
Australia’s Scary Spiders
2023-Feb-25
42 minutes
Southern Skies
2023-Feb-18
42 minutes
Why does wine taste good?
2022-Dec-24
42 minutes
The Deep Space Network
2022-Dec-17
43 minutes
The Age of Conspiracy?
2022-Dec-10
42 minutes
Can we cure ageing?
2022-Dec-03
42 minutes
Hunting for Exoplanets
2022-Nov-26
42 minutes
Exploring our solar system
2022-Nov-19
42 minutes
What have we learnt from Covid?
2022-Nov-12
42 minutes
How to Teach Maths
2022-Sep-03
42 minutes
Brains
2022-Aug-27
42 minutes
Astronauts
2022-Aug-20
42 minutes
Black Holes
2022-Aug-13
42 minutes
The Wood Wide Web
2022-Aug-06
42 minutes
Exploring the Deep
2022-Jul-30
42 minutes
Bats v Flies
2022-Jul-23
42 minutes
A History of Rock
2021-Feb-15
42 minutes
The Fundamentals of Reality
2021-Feb-08
41 minutes
The Science of Cooking
2021-Feb-01
43 minutes
Neanderthals
2021-Jan-25
38 minutes
Under our Night Sky
2021-Jan-18
57 minutes
In Praise of Flies
2021-Jan-11
38 minutes
Does Time Exist?
2020-Aug-26
43 minutes
What is Life?
2020-Jul-20
28 minutes
When the Monkeys Met the Chimps
2020-Jun-29
50 minutes
The Sun
2020-Jun-22
40 minutes
An Astronaut's Guide to Isolation
2020-Jun-15
45 minutes
Space Archaeology
2020-Jun-08
56 minutes
Black Holes
2020-Jun-01
34 minutes
The End of the Universe
2020-May-25
28 minutes
UFO special
2020-Feb-12
42 minutes
Lucy Beaumont's Close Encounters
2020-Feb-12
12 minutes
Quantum Worlds
2020-Feb-10
43 minutes
Fire
2020-Feb-03
37 minutes
Coral Reefs
2020-Jan-27
45 minutes
Conspiracy Theories
2020-Jan-20
33 minutes
Science of Laughter
2020-Jan-13
43 minutes
Brits in Space
2019-Oct-14
59 minutes
Anniversary of the Periodic Table
2019-Oct-07
37 minutes
Science of Dreaming
2019-Sep-30
44 minutes
Clever Creatures
2019-Sep-23
41 minutes
Dinosaurs
2019-Sep-16
46 minutes
The Infinite Moonkey Cage
2019-Jul-20
58 minutes
How We Measure the Universe
2019-Feb-11
38 minutes
How to Build a Bionic Human
2019-Feb-04
42 minutes
Are humans still evolving?
2019-Jan-28
47 minutes
Origin of Numbers
2019-Jan-21
35 minutes
The Future of Humanity
2019-Jan-14
35 minutes
Microbes: Secret Rulers of the World?
2019-Jan-07
46 minutes
GCHQ
2018-Aug-13
38 minutes
Special Bonus Edition
2018-Aug-09
17 minutes
The Human Voice
2018-Aug-06
38 minutes
Immune System
2018-Jul-30
40 minutes
Invasion
2018-Jul-23
41 minutes
Big Data
2018-Jul-16
44 minutes
The Infinite Monkey Cage 100
2018-Jul-11
57 minutes
Volcanoes
2018-Feb-12
42 minutes
How Animals Behave
2018-Feb-05
43 minutes
Teenage Brain
2018-Jan-29
43 minutes
Antibiotics
2018-Jan-22
38 minutes
The Secret Life of Birds
2018-Jan-15
46 minutes
When Two Stars Collide
2018-Jan-08
40 minutes
Christmas Special 2017: The Science of Magic
2017-Dec-25
47 minutes
The Mind v the Brain
2017-Aug-07
50 minutes
Are We Living in a Simulation?
2017-Jul-31
38 minutes
Will insects inherit the earth?
2017-Jul-24
43 minutes
Oxygen: A Matter of Life and Death
2017-Jul-17
39 minutes
Astronaut Special
2017-Jul-10
44 minutes
What Particles Remain to be Discovered?
2017-Jul-03
45 minutes
Making the Invisible Visible
2017-Feb-13
46 minutes
The Human Story: How We Got Here and Why We Survived.
2017-Feb-06
40 minutes
Oceans: What Remains to Be Discovered?
2017-Jan-30
44 minutes
Science's Epic Fails
2017-Jan-23
46 minutes
How to Beat the House and Win at Games
2017-Jan-16
42 minutes
The Science of Everyday Life
2017-Jan-10
45 minutes
Christmas Special 2016
2016-Dec-27
41 minutes
The Universe: What Remains to Be Discovered?
2016-Aug-01
46 minutes
200 Years of Frankenstein
2016-Jul-25
51 minutes
Battle of the Sexes
2016-Jul-18
45 minutes
Science of Sleep
2016-Jul-11
38 minutes
The Recipe to Build a Universe
2016-Jul-04
51 minutes
The Sound of Music
2016-Jun-27
42 minutes
Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox
2016-Feb-25
46 minutes
Climate Change
2016-Feb-15
49 minutes
Maths of Love and Sex
2016-Feb-08
46 minutes
What Is Reality?
2016-Feb-01
41 minutes
Invisible Universe
2016-Jan-25
39 minutes
What is Race?
2016-Jan-18
46 minutes
Artificial Intelligence
2016-Jan-12
43 minutes
Christmas Special 2015
2015-Dec-25
46 minutes
Episode 2
2015-Dec-15
27 minutes
Episode 1
2015-Dec-08
29 minutes
Forensic Science
2015-Aug-10
49 minutes
Speed
2015-Aug-03
47 minutes
The Infinite Monkey Cage USA Tour: San Francisco
2015-Jul-27
47 minutes
The Infinite Monkey Cage USA Tour: Chicago
2015-Jul-20
45 minutes
The Infinite Monkey Cage USA Tour: Los Angeles
2015-Jul-13
45 minutes
The Infinite Monkey Cage USA Tour: New York
2015-Jul-06
47 minutes
Serendipity
2015-Feb-23
43 minutes
What Is the Point of Plants?
2015-Feb-16
35 minutes
When Quantum Goes Woo
2015-Feb-09
44 minutes
Solar System
2015-Feb-02
54 minutes
Fierce Creatures
2015-Jan-26
42 minutes
Deception
2015-Jan-19
43 minutes
Christmas Special 2014
2014-Dec-25
50 minutes
Irrationality
2014-Aug-11
44 minutes
Before the Big Bang
2014-Aug-04
41 minutes
Can Science Save Us?
2014-Jul-28
53 minutes
Does Science Need War?
2014-Jul-21
39 minutes
Are Humans Uniquely Unique?
2014-Jul-14
46 minutes
Numbers Numbers Everywhere
2014-Jul-07
45 minutes
Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox
2014-Mar-10
27 minutes
Science and Spin
2013-Dec-23
38 minutes
Should We Pander to Pandas?
2013-Dec-16
35 minutes
To Infinity and Beyond
2013-Dec-09
34 minutes
Science Rocks!
2013-Dec-02
42 minutes
Through the Doors of Perception
2013-Nov-25
41 minutes
Risk
2013-Nov-18
37 minutes
Science Museum
2013-Jul-29
44 minutes
Alfred Russel Wallace
2013-Jul-22
28 minutes
What Makes Science a Science?
2013-Jul-15
37 minutes
Space Tourism
2013-Jul-08
41 minutes
Glastonbury
2013-Jul-01
43 minutes
What Is Death?
2013-Jun-24
28 minutes
Christmas Special: The Science of Christmas Behaviour
2012-Dec-24
28 minutes
Creating Life
2012-Dec-17
28 minutes
Brain Science
2012-Dec-10
28 minutes
Secret Science
2012-Dec-03
28 minutes
Improbable Science
2012-Nov-26
28 minutes
Space Exploration
2012-Nov-19
28 minutes
Science v Art
2012-Jul-23
27 minutes
Parallel Universes
2012-Jul-16
28 minutes
The Science of Symmetry
2012-Jul-08
28 minutes
Does Size Matter?
2012-Jul-02
28 minutes
Science Mavericks
2012-Jun-25
28 minutes
Oceans: The Last Great Unexplored Frontier?
2012-Jun-18
28 minutes
The Science of Christmas
2011-Dec-26
28 minutes
I'm a Chemist Get Me Out of Here
2011-Dec-19
28 minutes
The Science of Sound
2011-Dec-12
28 minutes
The Origins of Life
2011-Dec-05
28 minutes
A Balanced Programme on Balance
2011-Nov-28
28 minutes
What's the North Ever Done for Us?
2011-Nov-21
28 minutes
Science vs The Supernatural: Does Science Kill the Magic?
2011-Jul-05
28 minutes
Is There Room for Mysticism in a Rational World?
2011-Jun-27
30 minutes
Is Cosmology Really a Science?
2011-Jun-20
28 minutes
So You Want To Be An Astronaut?
2011-Jun-13
28 minutes
Six Degrees
2011-Jun-06
30 minutes
What Don't We Know?
2011-May-30
27 minutes
Philosophy
2010-Dec-06
30 minutes
Randomness
2010-Nov-29
28 minutes
Modern World
2010-Nov-22
28 minutes
Apocalypse
2010-Nov-15
28 minutes
Things Can Only Get Better?
2010-Jul-05
28 minutes
Science Fiction, Science Fact
2010-Jun-28
28 minutes
Trust me, I'm a Scientist
2010-Jun-21
28 minutes
Popular Science
2010-Jun-14
28 minutes
Science and Religion
2009-Dec-21
25 minutes
Quantum Physics
2009-Dec-14
25 minutes
Extraterrestrial Life
2009-Dec-07
25 minutes
Science and Comedians
2009-Nov-30
25 minutes