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Episode 9: Tent of Bad Science 4: Power, Protest, Pandemic: The Science of Human Behaviours
How can society reconcile people’s right to protest with the realities of a public health emergency? Prof Clifford Stott, Prof Ivana Bacik and Prof Pete Lunn discuss debate and protest in a time of COVID-19
Episode 8: Tent of Bad Science 3: The Science of Storytelling
Will Storr, Prof Ruth Barton and Dr Clare Kelly investigate the importance of storytelling and why stories matter, especially when it comes to communicating about science
Episode 7: Tent of Bad Science 2: Why Trust Science?
Why should we trust science when so many don’t? Prof Naomi Oreskes, Jacob Erickson and Susan Murphy discuss what makes information trust-worthy and whose voices are missing from conversations on climate action.
Episode 6: Tent of Bad Science 1: Never Mind the B*ll@cks, Here’s the Science
Prof Luke O’Neill, Prof Jane Ohlmeyer and Prof Richard Layte grapple with the big questions of the day, discussing how to make science accessible in a time of fake news. Together, they go beyond the headlines and challenge groupthink.
Episode 5: What is climate change?
What is the difference between climate and weather? Are global warming and climate change the same thing? How much are humans impacting the climate on our planet? Is there anything we can do to stop climate change? Prof. Iris Moeller answers all our questions
Episode 4: Where do the stars go in the daytime?
What are stars made of? Are there different types of stars and how can you tell them apart? Dr Donna Rodgers-Lee helps us find out more about our galaxy.
Episode 3: What is 5G?
What is 5G and how does it work? What’s a network and how do they work? What makes 5G better than all the other Gs? Prof. Linda Doyle answers all our questions about the next generation of mobile networks.
Episode 2: What is a virus?
We’ve all heard of viruses, but do you know how they work? Or whether they’re alive? Or what antibodies actually are? Andrew Bowie answers all our questions!
Episode 1: How does sign language work?
Lorraine Leeson answers everything from what your face does when you sign, to whether you can shout in sign language!
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