Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Monkey Cage is back!

And it's still infinite. I speak of course of the Infinite Monkey Cage, a half hour show on the BBC's radio 4. Also, fortunately available as a podcast. Brian Cox you should all know as latest in the line of English science stars presents it with a comedian by the name of Robert Ince. Ince, if you haven't heard him before is, in my (very humble) opinion on of the best comedian's the English have at the moment. Alongside Dara O'Brian, Josie Long and Mark Watson of course.

As an aside, has anyone else noticed that the famous scientist meme is something that the English do quite well - there is always someone in the public eye, someone like David Attenborough or Patrick Moore, all the way back to Robert Boyle.

The Infinite Monkey Cage is a superb half hours distraction, where the occasionally have a crack at the big questions - Art vs Science for example (hint: Science wins, he said with a grin) but more often it's a light hearted ramble through a variety of the interesting aspects of the worlds that scientists immerse themselves in.

Listen to it. All of them if you haven't already.

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