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26 Podcast Episodes

Latest 16 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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Helen Czerski and Robin Ince - Live Sunday Q and A

Science Shambles

Hosted by Robin Ince and Dr Helen Czerski this episode of the Science Shambles podcast is an audio recording of our weekly Sunday Science Q and A show that goes out at 10am BST on our YouTube channel. This week it's a Helen special as Robin pitches all the leftover Helen questions at Dr Czerski from jam to bubbles to climate to poo... Watch them on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/cosmicshambles and get bonus content and extended conversations with guests by subscribing at patreon.com/cosmicshambles

1hr 4mins

26 Sep 2021

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The New Space Race, with Nicholas Schmidle and Helen Czerski

Intelligence Squared

When Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, the goal was simple: to offer civilian space travel by the end of the decade. Seventeen years, a dozen delays and one catastrophic rocket crash later, we are on the verge of space tourism becoming a reality. New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle has witnessed the fall and rise of Virgin Galactic first-hand. Over the last five years, he has spent thousands of hours at Virgin’s ‘spaceport’ in the Mojave desert, befriending the pilots who are risking their lives to make space tourism a reality. The episode was hosted by Helen Czerski.To buy the book with the Intelligence Squared discount click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/test-gods-tragedy-and-triumph-in-the-new-space-race-nicholas-schmidle/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

21 May 2021

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Setting the Clock in Your Brain with Ginny Smith and Helen Czerski

Science Shambles

In her new book Overloaded, Cosmic Shambles Network regular Ginny Smith looks at how every aspect of our lives are influenced by our brain chemicals. One of the people she spoke to in researching the book, particularly for the chapter about sleep, was our own Science Shambles co-host Dr Helen Czerski. As part of various research trips Helen has spent a lot of time at sea and in areas of the world with 24 hour daylight. So she and Ginny speak about how our brains need rhythm and routine to function properly so we need to artificially inject it even when it's not present. Just because 4am is meaningless, it doesn't mean we still don't want to get up 'early'... And these issues have come even more to the forefront during the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdown as days all seem to flow into each other and time seems to lose all its meaning... Ginny's book is available now and you can support the Cosmic Shambles Network by becoming a Patreon subscriber at patreon.com/cosmicshambles

27mins

18 Apr 2021

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Helen Czerski

What I Believe

In this episode, Andrew speaks to physicist, oceanographer, author, television presenter, and ‘bubble-enthusiast’, Helen Czerski about what she believes, from finding out how the world works, acknowledgment of messiness, the perspective of a scientist, being moved by the currents, and all being in the same canoe.

30mins

14 Apr 2021

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The Handshake: A Gripping History, with Ella Al-Shamahi and Helen Czerski

Intelligence Squared

Friends do it, strangers do it and so do chimpanzees - and it's not just deeply embedded in our history and culture, it may even be written in our DNA. The humble handshake, it turns out, has a rich and surprising history.In this week's episode palaeo-anthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi speaks to Helen Czerski about a funny and fascinating voyage of discovery - from the handshake's origins (at least seven million years ago) all the way to its sudden disappearance in March 2020.To find out more about the book click here: https://bit.ly/3mnA698 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

6 Apr 2021

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The Science of Friendship, with Robin Dunbar and Helen Czerski

Intelligence Squared

Robin Dunbar is the world-renowned psychologist and author who famously discovered Dunbar’s number: how our capacity for friendship is limited to around 150 people. In this week's episode he explains why friends matter to us – more than we think. The single most surprising fact to emerge out of the medical literature over the last decade or so has been that the number and quality of the friendships we have has a bigger influence on our happiness, health and even mortality risk than anything else except giving up smoking.To find out more about his new book Friends click here: https://amzn.to/3rPrcTQ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Last Untamed Frontier, with Ian Urbina and Helen Czerski

Intelligence Squared

There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.In this week's episode Ian Urbina speaks to Helen Czerski about the piracy, smuggling, beauty and danger of our Oceans.To donate to the Outlaw Ocean Project click here: https://bit.ly/3cX7OzSTo listen to The Outlaw Ocean Music Project click here: https://bit.ly/2YXKSZ3 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

9 Feb 2021

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Autonomous cars - a social, ethical, political nightmare? Helen Czerski speaks with Jack Stilgoe

The Fully Charged PLUS Podcast

In this episode Helen Czerski talks to Jack Stilgoe, Associate professor in Science and Technology Studies at University College London, about automotive automation. Yes, it’s an exciting technology that will hopefully benefit everyone, but before we get to that point, it has many, many barriers to overcome. Helen talks to Jack about the politics behind it, the ethical nature of if something goes wrong and how this affects us, as a society. There are four reasons to go to www.fullycharged.show. 1. Fully Charged Live tickets, local and International event tickets are available there. 2. If you are looking for wonderful suppliers and firms that pass the strict Fully Charged guidelines for sustainability and technology, check them out on our fabulous A-Z guide. 3. Merchandise - We have a brand new selection of sustainable merch on there to. And don’t worry all sales profits go straight back into making the show better. 4. Lastly, Patreon - a huge thank you to all our Patreon supporters, without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to keep you informed with all our content we make. So if you would like to support us, Patreon might be a good fit. But as always no pressure to do so. So if you have been, thank you for listening. Please take a look at our main channel. It's much more fancy: https://www.youtube.com/user/fullycha... ----- And if you don't like it, you definitely won't enjoy our fancy website: https://fullycharged.show/

48mins

18 Jan 2021

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A Secret History of Stars, with Jo Marchant and Helen Czerski

Intelligence Squared

Jo Marchant and Helen Czerski take us on a journey through humanity’s relationship with the heavens. The stars have shaped who we are - our religious beliefs, power structures, scientific advances and even our biology. But over the last few centuries we have separated ourselves from the universe that surrounds us. And that disconnect comes at a cost. To find out more about Jo Marchant’s book, The Human Cosmos, click here: http://bit.ly/humancosmos--------------------------Intelligence Squared+. The world's best speakers. Your questions. £4.99 per month.Intelligence Squared+ will bring you live, interactive events every week on our new online platform. Just like at our real-life events, you’ll be able to put your questions to our speakers, vote in live polls and interact with other members of the audience. Your subscription will give you access to multiple events featuring the world’s top thinkers and opinion formers, including Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, Clive Woodward, Thomas Friedman, Meera Syal and Paloma Faith.For a full list of Intelligence Squared+ events and to subscribe, click here: https://bit.ly/2yfYIfm Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

18 Sep 2020

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2- Helen Czerski by Aine Crossan

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𝕎𝕖𝕝𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕓𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕊𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 🤍🌿 This week your co-host,🎙 𝔸𝕚𝕟𝕖 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤𝕒𝕟, is joined by physicist, oceanographer and BBC presenter, ⚡️Helen Czerski, of University College London  in the UK . Each week your hosts, Aine Crossan and Maddie Walton, explore the stories of women, in and out of the workplace, as they use their knowledge, talent and careers to combat the climate crisis. Follow us at instagram @hersustainability_  and find our hosts, Aine Crossan and Maddie Walton on LinkedIn.  

27mins

16 Sep 2020

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