Rising Ape Speaks


A weekly podcast where James Riley and Antony Poveda from Rising Ape Collective debate the advancement of civilisation and the demise of their own humanity... In a fun way!

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small talk with big ideas
šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ English
last modified
2019-05-01 20:42
last episode published
2015-02-05 23:03
publication frequency
13.69 days
James Riley / Antony Poveda author   owner  
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Science & Medicine



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Esperanto and the Man with the Paintbrush Moustache

Saluton mondo! Esperanto signifasā€˜tiu kiu esperasā€™ en Esperanto. Ĉi semajno Antony kaj James malkovri, kial parolantoj de la plej bone konataj planlingvo havas kialon por atendi denove. Krome, ni trovos tute nova kialo por malami diktatoroj. Phew. Ĉi p...
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

Evolutionary Plasticity and the Rise of Bipedal Mice

In this episode of Rising Ape Speaks we discuss how draining almost all the water out of fishā€™s pool has illustrated that evolution is by no means a closed book. This leads on to James confessing his childhood spent dreaming...Read More
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

Chaperon and the Substitute For a Motherā€™s Love

Professor Nutt and Dr ZĀ arenā€™t yet a rap duoĀ (unfortunately), but they are working hard developing a new and euphoric drug calledā€˜chaperonā€™. ItsĀ noble aim? ToĀ limit your alcohol cravings. Hooray for science! In this episode of Rising Ape Speaks, Antony...
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

Ethical Robots and the Coveting of thy Metal Ass

Recent research by Professor Alan Winfield and co suggests we could buildā€˜ethicalā€™ robots. How do we even define ethical behaviour? Is your baby paying tax? Will we be able to freestyle Asimovā€™s laws of robotics? All big questions, but...Read More
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

Xmas Special: Existential Risk and the Molecular Sex Robots

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk studies existential riskā€¦ in a centre. In this bumper Christmas edition, find out what you should be terrified of thisĀ festive season (and every other season for that matter). Rising Ape: turning...Read More
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

Peaceful Plutonium and the Mega-Olympics

Why do we see chemicals as somehow inherently bad? And, what does the future hold for the Olympic games? Find out, along with lots more, in this episode of Rising Ape Speaks.
James Riley / Antony Poveda author

James Cameron and the Top Half Fish

James Cameron has been describedĀ asĀ part-scientist and part-artist, but do his accomplishments warrant the label ofā€˜modern day Leonardo da Vinciā€™?Ā 
James Riley / Antony Poveda author