Geek Chic's Weird Science

Your weekly dose of weird science. Join neuroscientist Dr Jack Lewis and science enthusiast Lliana Bird as they take an irreverent look at the latest news from the weird and wonderful world of science. Science never sounded so good!

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Description
An irreverent exploration of the latest bizarre, quirky and weird science news from award-winning podcast duo Lliana Bird & Dr Jack Lewis. iTunes Best New Podcast 2014. A perfect podcast for those that enjoy the lighter side of science (stuff like mind-controlled turtles, real vulcan telepathy and diamonds made from peanut butter) and for those that simply want to whip out a few impressive "did you knows".
Language
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last modified
2019-05-04 09:45
last episode published
2019-02-04 09:42
publication frequency
16.12 days
Contributors
Lliana Bird, Dr Jack Lewis And Richard Boffin author  
Lliana Bird owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
100
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Episodes

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4.02.2019

#100 - Highlights from 100 Episodes!

WE MADE IT! EPISODE 100!   This is such a special episode, we're taking you back through the last 100 episodes as Birdy and Dr Jack tell us about their favourite moments and stories covered in the show over the last 4 years, you'll also get to hear the...
25.12.2018

#99 - The Science of Sin

Welcome to Episode 99 of Geek Chic's Weird Science! This week is a very special episode as Birdy and Dr Jack are looking at just one topic, SIN. This year Dr Jack released a book entitled 'The Science of Sin: Why We Do The Things We Know We Shouldn't' ...
13.12.2018

#98 - Milky Spiders, Design-A-Life & Brand New Animals!

It's time for Geek Chic's Weird Science #98! Today, Birdy & Dr Jack get a bit deep and discuss the some potentially life changing gene news... yes Birdy does do a 'Jean' joke. Lots of new animals have been discovered, who's the favourite? PLUS coul...
19.11.2018

#97 - Fish Fingers, Clever Crows & Marijuana Memories

Welcome to Geek Chic's Weird Science #97! On today's show, Birdy & Dr Jack discuss (amongst other things) the teatime treat that's surprisingly sustainable, just how smart our feathered friends are and how you can help your brain after a dabble wit...
30.10.2018

#96 - Da Vinci's eye, bathe away your depression, and gay mice parents

This week the team look at Da Vinci's eye, bathe away your depression, and gay mice parents
15.10.2018

#95 - The Octopus on X, Goblins in Space and the location of free will

We're back!   the final set of episodes has begun! this week the team look at Octopuses on X, Goblins in Space and the location of free will. Thank you all for all your continued support.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
23.07.2018

#94 - The truth about mobile phones and cancer, the purpose of dreams and whether right or left wingers are more likely to cheat

This week the team look at The truth about mobile phones and cancer, the purpose of dreams and whether right or left wingers are more likely to cheat    @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
10.07.2018

#93 - The wrong side of the bed

Another edition of the podcast that looks at the weird and wonderful stories in the world of science    @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
27.06.2018

#92 - We're Back!!!!

We're back!   after some time away on Maternity Leave, the team reunite to have a look at some of their favourite stories of the last few months while being away from the podcast!   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
20.03.2018

#91 - Platypus milk, Titan’s crystals, how to relive your dreams and RIP Stephen Hawking

Geek Chic’s last episode before going on maternity leave explores the powers of platypus milk, discusses whether Titans crystal could spell alien life, reveals how to relive your dreams whilst awake and bids farewell to the legendary Professor Stephen ...
7.03.2018

#90 - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees

Episode 90 - A special announcement from the team plus - Booze Or Weed? which is worse for the brain? Black Mirror, We're the Monkees   @GCWeirdScience    #GeekChicWeirdScience
19.02.2018

#89 - Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded

This week the team look at Cheddar Man, Transgender Breastfeed And Ants tending to the wounded.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
5.02.2018

#88 - Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length?

Happy belated new year!!!   the first episode of 2018 looks at Talking killer whales, reef disease, monkey clone and are friends on the same wave length? @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
26.12.2017

#87 - 2017 A Year In Review

The Geek Chic team take a look back at some of their favourite stories of 2017!    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Geek Chic team! Thank you for all your support. See You In 2018!   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
18.12.2017

#86 - Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains

This week the team look at Pepsi Lobsters, Bonafide Man-Flu and Injecting Instructions into brains   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
27.11.2017

#85 - Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee!

The team look at the weird and wonderful news from the world of science. This week looks at Costa Rica's renewable energy, can virtual reality help schizophrenia?, how different booze affect our emotions and the joys of coffee!   @GCWeirdScience   #Gee...
15.11.2017

#84 - The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space

This week the team look at The brand new orangutan, asteroids curing cancer and how your brain changes in space    @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
29.10.2017

#83 Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires

Noel Fielding, Carla Valentine & Prof Of Goth join us for a live Halloween Special: The Science Of Vampires   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
16.10.2017

#82 - Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female.

this week the team discuss   Growing drugs in chicken eggs, policing pollution from the skies, and why you're less likely to die if your surgeon is female.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
2.10.2017

#81 - Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea

This week the team look at Music for psychopaths, Moon living, two-faced cats and continents under the sea.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
18.09.2017

Episode 80: How Social Media Might Be Changing Our Brains Part 2

The concluding part of how social media might be changing our brains featuring Special Guest Ellen Helsper.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
5.09.2017

Episode 79: How Social Media Might Be Changing Our Brains Part 1

In the first of a two part episode, the team are joined by Special Guest Ellen Helsper to look into how social media might be changing our brains.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
21.08.2017

Episode 78: The Science Of Game Of Thrones

In this very special episode, the team are joined by Helen Keen as they look into the science of one of the biggest TV shows in the world, Game Of Thrones    @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
7.08.2017

Episode 77: Live from WOMAD

This special live episode is from WOMAD 2017, the team are joined by special guests and look into the stories of the latest breakthroughs on SETI's search for E.T., 20 million mosquitos released by Google, the Bermuda Triangle, and Tiny Swimming Robots...
31.07.2017

Episode 76: Ravens making future plans, why neurotic people may live longer, can baby poop tell you how smart your baby is, and falling sperm counts

Back into the studio for the team as they look at ravens making future plans, why neurotic people may live longer, can baby poop tell you how smart your baby is, and falling sperm counts   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
24.07.2017

Episode 75: Live At Latitude Festival 2017

Robin Ince & Helen Keen join the team live at Latitude Festival to talk altruistic chimps, cannibalistic caterpillars and why chocolate is good for your brain.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience   @GeekChicLIVE    
3.07.2017

Episode 74: Reverse Zombies, Birds Waging Chemical Warfare On Insects & The Return Of Boaty McBoatface

This week the team are back to look at Reverse Zombies, Birds Waging Chemical Warfare On Insects & The Return Of Boaty McBoatface   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
19.06.2017

Episode 73: LIVE at the Cheltenham Science Festival

Geek Chic LIVE at the Cheltenham Science Festival with special guests Greg Foot & Caspar Addyman joining Lliana Bird & Dr Jack to talk ravens holding grudges, A.I death clocks and the taste of water....   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience...
9.06.2017

Episode 72: Voles in love, brains eating themselves and gay vultures

This week the team look at Voles in love, brains eating themselves and gay vultures   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
15.05.2017

Episode 71: Plastic Munching Caterpillars, Ancient Comets, Saturn's Moon and Were Hobbits Real?

In a jam packed episode the team look at Plastic Munching Caterpillars, Ancient Comets, Saturn's Moon and Were Hobbits Real?    @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
29.04.2017

Episode 70: Flying Cars, Drunken Crayfish, Diet Coke and are Vampires right about blood?

This week the team look at Flying Cars, Drunken Crayfish, Diet Coke and are Vampires right about blood?   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
11.04.2017

Episode 69: Skyscrapers hanging from asteroids, mind controlled turtles, marmite brain, seawater to drinking water and should your boss let you have a nap at work?

This week the team look at the latest stories from the weird and wonderful world of science including    Skyscrapers hanging from asteroids, mind controlled turtles, marmite brain, seawater to drinking water and should your boss let you have a nap at w...
13.03.2017

Episode 68: Are older people as good at judging music as the young? Can A.I. beat the poker pros? How much pee is in our swimming pools and How the Wooly Mammoth became extinct .

This week the team look at the weird and wonderful stories in the science world.   Are older people as good at judging music as the young? Can A.I. beat the poker pros? How much pee is in our swimming pools?   and How the Wooly Mammoth became extinct ....
6.03.2017

Episode 67: Bees playing football, can Facebook save your life? and is NASA a step closing to finding life on other planets

this week the team look at Bees playing football,  the question of whether Facebook save your life? and is NASA a step closing to finding life on other planets.   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
25.02.2017

Episode 66: Curing cancer with Salmonella, Whooping Bees and the return of the wooly mammoth

This week the team look at Curing cancer with Salmonella, Whooping Bees and the return of the wooly mammoth      @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience      
10.02.2017

Episode 65: Do kids prefer pets to their siblings?, Why do we sleep?, How to turn Hydrogen into metal and can Porn Sites teach sex ed?

This Week - Do kids prefer pets to their siblings?, Why do we sleep?, How to turn Hydrogen into metal and can Porn Sites teach sex ed?     @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
16.01.2017

Episode 64: Teenage worms, killer mice, no more fillings and does Nutella really cause cancer

Happy 2017!    Geek Chic returns with Teenage worms, killer mice, no more fillings and the question - does Nutella really cause cancer.   @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience
31.12.2016

Episode 63: 2016 a year in review

Seasons Greetings   The team take a look back at some of the best stories of 2016   Have a wonderful 2017 from all of the team at Geek Chic Weird Science.
14.12.2016

Episode 62: A tribute to John Glenn, Preserved Dino-Tail, Pubic Hair grooming and STD's and finally Magic Mushrooms helping Anxiety

This week the team pay a tribute to John Glenn, and look into the weeks stories in the world of weird science including Preserved Dino-Tail, Pubic Hair grooming and STD's and finally Magic Mushrooms helping Anxiety     @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdS...
15.11.2016

Episode 61: The Supermoon Special

This week the team tackle, the Supermoon, Ticklish Rats and Does friendship help chimps destress?   With Special Guest - The Moon Himself (From The Mighty Boosh)   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience  
7.11.2016

Episode 60: Carbon Dioxide turned into Alcohol, Worm Meat and Monkey's making tools

This week the team looks at Carbon Dioxide being turned into Alcohol, Worm Meat replacing beef and Monkey's making tools that our ancestors made......   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
16.10.2016

Episode 59: Cod Accents, The Mars Race, Ape's Understanding that somethings are all in your head and Debunked no sex before football?

This week the team look at Cod Accents, The Mars Race, Ape's Understanding that somethings are all in your head and the possible Debunked no sex before football theory?     @GCWeirdScience    #GeekChicWeirdScience
2.10.2016

Episode 58: Horse Communication, Singing Fish, A.I. Pop Songs and The End of Rosetta

This week the team look at Horses Communicating with humans, Fish singing in chorus and A.I. Pop Songs    PLUS   we say a fond farewell to our old friend, Rosetta   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience    
18.09.2016

Episode 57: Cuttlefish, Dolphin Talk, Nano Fish and Grow you own Sperm

This week the team look at counting cuttlefish, talking dolphins, cancer curing nano fish and how to grow you own sperm!     @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
31.08.2016

Episode 56: Green Slime with sight, Paracetamol lies and Pigtails

The Geek Chic team return after the summer break with a brand new episode looking at the weird and wonderful stories in the world of science   @GCWeirdScience   #GeekChicWeirdScience
19.07.2016

Episode 55: Goats, Sea Otters saving the world and Crops on Mars

WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After a rather long break, we return with a whole bunch of podcasts for you!  And we return with the subject of...... Goats being man's best friend? Crops on Mars and finally Sea Otters saving the world      On behalf of all t...
22.03.2016

Episode 54: Singing Gorillas, Maths Spy and The Pill For The Male

In this weeks episode the team look at Singing Gorillas, Maths Spy and The Pill For The Male @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience   
8.03.2016

Episode 53: Lack Of Sleep Munchies, Solar Power Clothes and Flying planes without training

This week the team look at Lack Of Sleep Munchies, Solar Power Clothes and Flying planes without training.  @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience
19.02.2016

Episode 52: Miracle Cure, Horses and Gravity Waves

Miraculous cure for blood cancer, horses can read your facial expressions and gravity waves finally discovered 100 years after Einstein predicted them. @GCWeirdScience  #GeekChicWeirdScience
29.01.2016

Episode 51: The power of bee sperm, Pluto's planetary replacement and Macabre Head-Transplants

Greetings!  In this edition of Geek Chic Weird Science the team look at The power of bee sperm, Pluto's planetary replacement and Macabre Head-Transplants. @GCWeirdScience #GeekChicWeirdScience