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Millions of scientists prowl the earth, but most people don't have a clue what their world is like. If you've ever wondered what scientists really get up to in the lab, sit back and let us bring you the latest intelligence about scientists in literature, films, TV, popular culture and real life. There's never been a better time to get to grips with geek-chic culture!

Episodios

  • Happy birthday

    Happy birthday

    06/03/2015 Duración: 29min

    In this episode, we interview writer Stuart Clark, discuss novels by Geraldine Brooks and Juris Jurjevics, and - of course - look back on ten exciting years of LabLit.com. Join Jenny and Richard in London for the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • 2001: A Red Dwarf

    2001: A Red Dwarf

    14/10/2014 Duración: 28min

    In this episode, we highlight lab lit fiction from Wilkie Collins, Morton Thompson and Richard Dooling, interview writer Julie Maxwell, and learn about strange fungi and cats on your head. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Unstable elements

    Unstable elements

    24/12/2013 Duración: 26min

    This episode, we highlight lab lit fiction from Thomas Pynchon, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Julie Maxwell, and interview astronomer and novelist Pippa Goldschmidt. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Longhand

    Longhand

    25/05/2013 Duración: 36min

    This episode, we highlight lab lit fiction from Pamela Beason, John Banville and Alison Lurie; and interview novelist James Meek. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture.

  • Candlelit

    Candlelit

    15/11/2012 Duración: 25min

    This episode, we highlight a new science novel by Barbara Kingsolver, interview biochemist and writer Jennifer Cryer, and meet a few scientists moonlighting as publishers. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Upright

    Upright

    16/05/2012 Duración: 30min

    This episode, we highlight three new LabLit novels, two plays and one film – and interview flash-fiction writer Tania Hershman. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Heliocentric

    Heliocentric

    20/01/2012 Duración: 17min

    This episode, we highlight new lab lit fiction from Robert Harris, interview British novelist Stuart Clark, take a scientific look at baby booms and Beyonce's behind. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Monkey business

    Monkey business

    21/09/2011 Duración: 15min

    This episode, we track new LabLit fiction from Berlin to Brazil, get excited about the Royal Society’s first ever literary festival, interview British novelist Clare George, and find a scientific metaphor hiding in a Hollywood actress’s décolletage. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • The plays the thing

    The play's the thing

    30/03/2011 Duración: 25min

    This episode, we feature women in science, indulge in a rather rude romp through improbable research, and highlight a rash of three new plays about scientists – along with a new lablit beach-read that makes us wish it were summer already... well, sort of. Join Jenny and Richard for all this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Geek Central

    Geek Central

    28/01/2011 Duración: 24min

    What do you get when you put several hundred science-y, online-y, geeky people into a small conference hall in North Carolina and leave them to their own devices? Science Online 2011, the most popular gathering of its sort in the world. We were there to take in the atmosphere. Join Jenny and Richard for this as well as the latest from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Common cold

    Common cold

    28/12/2010 Duración: 13min

    Baby, it's cold outside. As the snow keeps falling, we ask: can meteorological scientists tell the long-term future about whether governments should invest in snow-clearing equipment? Meanwhile, warm up those numb toes with a trip to the Picturing Science exhibition, a spot of stand-up science comedy at Bright Club, or possibly even some shenanigans in your local library. Calling all high-functioning geeks to join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Meet space

    Meet space

    15/09/2010 Duración: 24min

    When science-y people from the online world meet, great things tend to happen. In this episode, we interview various participants during the recent Science Online conference in London to find out why they came and what they got out of it. Also, we bring you cultural news related to the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, the artist Eadweard Muybridge and a few silly references to HG Wells. We even quote the evolutionary rap of Baba Brinkman, who's currently wowing the British Science Festival. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Odd couples

    Odd couples

    19/07/2010 Duración: 31min

    It's all about pairs on this episode of the podcast. We offer a spirited defense against two attacks on scientists by journalists, wonder why people keep mixing up the two different disciplines of science and medicine, and explore two very different amateur scientist characters in novels - one old, and one just published. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Game theory

    Game theory

    27/05/2010 Duración: 26min

    We encounter frisky yeast, get ready for the Royal Society Summer Festival and ponder just how far an author needs to go to research a book. Plus find out why nicer people travel by bus, hear about an exciting new trend in lab lit fiction, and become a scientist helping to save the world from bio-catastrophe – in a handy board game. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Corpuscular

    Corpuscular

    29/03/2010 Duración: 20min

    We discuss the advantages of literary brevity, contemplate the use of vindaloo curry as a weapon and find out what happens when celebrity footballers accidentally stumble into book launches. Plus new lab lit fiction from novelist Ian McEwan, and scientists Rajendra Pachauri and EO Wilson. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Gee-Spot

    Gee-Spot

    28/01/2010 Duración: 35min

    We explore the virtues of a greasy diet, ponder the link between Shakira and neuroscience, calculate the odds of finding a mate and find out what mould has in common with public transport. Plus a deconstruction of the scientists in 'Avatar', a round-up of the latest fiction news, and a pub interview with science blogger and Nature editor Henry Gee. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Elementary

    Elementary

    03/01/2010 Duración: 21min

    We discuss the geeky vibe in the films '2010' and 'Sherlock Holmes', wonder why scientists wear glasses and engineers don't, and hear how one professor outsmarted a very foxy criminal. Also, we use the latest technology to find a mate and to experiment on chocolate, and catch up on all the other latest news from Fiction Lab. Join Jenny and Richard in London for these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Call me Ishmael

    Call me Ishmael

    06/12/2009 Duración: 28min

    We discuss the annoying habits of science conspiracy theorists, the brilliance of the writings of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and the relief of finally getting some particles whizzing around the Large Hadron Collider. Also, we find out how purple one's prose should be, and catch up on all the other latest news from Fiction Lab. Plus a pub interview of our Toronto correspondent, Eva Amsen, on the perils and delights of participating in National Novel Writing Month. Join Jenny and Richard in London for all these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Nobel endeavors

    Nobel endeavors

    10/10/2009 Duración: 19min

    We discuss this year's Nobel prizes, the links between genius and madness, and a new graphic novel about the mathematics of Bertrand Russell. Also, we talk about Isaac Newton's notebooks, ex-scientist stand-up comics, science in the media and all the latest news from Fiction Lab. We even attempt a genuine iPhone experiment live on air! Join Jenny and Richard in London for all these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

  • Fossil-fueled

    Fossil-fueled

    22/09/2009 Duración: 17min

    An intriguing album from They Might Be Giants in full science geek mode, the world's weirdest experiments revealed, and new fiction about fossils, the afterlife and a climatologist who gets into hot water. Also, we hear from this year's organizers of the Subtle Technologies conference about how scientists and artists are working together. Join Jenny and Richard in London, and Eva in Toronto, for all these stories and more from the world of science in art, literature and popular culture!

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