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Guerilla Science Presents...

A new Sci-Curious podcast that takes a deep dive through the spectrum of human experience, and examines opposing views from front line experts to find answers to life’s big questions in the modern world.Hosts Rebecca Ellis and Rachel Williams help listeners sidestep factual whiplash on the vast information highway and get a fresh perspective of what we all think we know about life, the universe and everythingin between.Find out more at https://guerillascience.org/guerilla-science-presents/

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Friend or Foe: AI, The Future and You

We traverse the world of tech to explore how artificial intelligence is driving change in the worlds of big data, innovation, and healthcare. Is your phone listening to your every word? Could technology overwhelm human intelligence? Speaking to the co-creator of Apple's SIRI voice assistant, and representatives from NESTA, the Centre of Collective Intelligence Design and Project Stealth Tech, the team probes the implementation and design of artificial intelligence and asks what makes good AI. For show notes and further reading please see- https://guerillascience.org/friend-or-foe/

59mins

4 Jan 2021

Rank #1

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Ep.003- Trick or Treat: Scientists, Psychedelics and Shamans

Episode 3 Hosts Rebecca Ellis and Rachel Williams delve into the world of plant medicine, psychedelic retreats, and clinical trials. Does microdosing boost creativity? Could hallucinogens unlock the secrets of your consciousness? And could a psychedelic chaplain change your life? They are joined by a roster of experts and academics to ask if going back to nature can really solve the ills of modern society, and if mixing science and shamanism can offer a whole new take on what it means to be well. For Show Notes / Further Reading, please see- https://guerillascience.org/trip-or-treat/

1hr 5mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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Ep.002- Fact or Fiction: Conspiracy Theories, Paranoia and the Pandemic

Episode 2 From gossip and rumours to fake news and misinformation, hosts Rebecca Ellis and Rachel Williams speak to some pioneering scientists in the world of conspiracy theories. From how and why they manifest, to the contamination of trust in evidence-based science and the Internet's role in how we socially and politically mobilise. With studies indicating over 20% of people in the UK would likely refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, this is no fringe phenomena. For Show Notes / Further Reading, please see- https://guerillascience.org/fact-or-fiction/

37mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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Ep.001- Pilot Episode: Feast or Famine: Sex Toys, Strip Clubs and Celibacy in Lockdown

A new Sci-Curious monthly podcast that takes a deep dive through the spectrum of human experience, and examines opposing views from front line experts to find answers to life's big questions in the modern world. Hosted by resident neuroscientist Rachel Williams and cultural commentator Rebecca Ellis, who are here to help you sidestep factual whiplash on the vast information highway. In our pilot episode, we explore how the pandemic has changed our experience around sex, intimacy and pleasure, through the lens of Feast or Famine. We’re talking rampant solo sex, celibacy (elected or otherwise), virtual dating, self-care, and how sex workers have responded to the pandemic. And we have a whole array of thinkers, speakers and scientists with us to discuss. CAUTION: Sensitive content warning. Created by Guerilla Science and produced by Black Eyes Rosy Cheeks: Consulting. Podcast sound design by Rollo Smallcombe. Podcast artwork by Beach London. Recorded and edited at The Oratory Studio, London. For Show Notes see guerillascience.org/feast-or-famine/ guerillascience.org

40mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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Megacity London: Engineering Our Future with Stephanie Bickford-Smith

Stephanie Bickford-Smith is an artist, designer, and workshop facilitator creating artworks for the Megacity London online season. Stephanie works across disciplines and mediums, adopting techniques from ethnography, visual arts, performance and speculative design. She’s also a long-time Guerilla Science collaborator, and has created some truly gorgeous set design over the years in our venues at festivals such as Secret Garden Party. Stephanie will be creating three new artworks for Megacity London, using storytelling to create futuristic glimpses into our lives in the not-so-far-away future. Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings engineers from Mott Macdonald and Buro Happold together with artists to explore the challenges facing London in 2050. Join Guerilla Science in September on a journey to find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground. The online season will take place 21st-27th September and features a digital installation as well as live Q&As with the engineers and artists.

32mins

1 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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Megacity London: Engineering Our Future with Sprankenstein

We’re excited to announce that artist Sprankenstein is working with us on Megacity London and will be creating an immersive installation using illustration, animation, and tech to bring a vision of London’s journey to becoming a megacity to life. Sprankenstein Studio is a creative studio that specialises in Illustration and Animation Content Creation and Storytelling. Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings engineers from Mott Macdonald and Buro Happold together with artists to explore the challenges facing London in 2050. Join Guerilla Science in September on a journey to find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground. The online season will take place 21st-27th September and features a digital installation as well as live Q&As with the engineers and artists.

26mins

21 Aug 2020

Rank #6

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Megacity London: Engineering Our Future with Emily Farmer

Hear from Emily Farmer, geotechnical engineer at Mott Macdonald, discuss the highs and lows of living in megacities across the globe. Emily works on megaprojects that will drive the future of transport and connectedness across the UK. Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings engineers from Mott Macdonald and Buro Happold together with artists to explore the challenges facing London in 2050. Join Guerilla Science in September on a journey to find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground. The online season will take place 21st-27th September and features a digital installation as well as live Q&As with the engineers and artists.

33mins

4 Aug 2020

Rank #7

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Megacity London: Engineering Our Future with Stuart Norris

Hear from Stuart Norris, Graduate Tunnel Engineer at Mott Macdonald Group, as we dive into the future of London's water management from overflowing sewage to floods and droughts. Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings engineers from Mott Macdonald and Buro Happold together with artists to explore the challenges facing London in 2050. Join Guerilla Science in September on a journey to find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground. The online season will take place 21st-27th September and features a digital installation as well as live Q&As with the engineers and artists.

31mins

28 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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Megacity London: Engineering our Future with Joanne Leung

Hear from Joanne Leung, Assistant Mechanical Engineer at Mott Macdonald Group, as she shares her thoughts on the challenges facing cities like London as they become megacities Megacity London: Engineering our Future brings engineers from Mott Macdonald and Buro Happold together with artists to explore the challenges facing London in 2050. Join Guerilla Science in September on a journey to find out what keeps London ticking, both above and below ground. The online season will feature a digital installation and live Q&As with the engineers and artists.

19mins

9 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Lessons In Lucid Dreaming

Our newest Wellness Hack for Lockdown Living is right at your fingertips. This week, we’ll be exploring the power and potential of dreaming. This episode is led by Dr Josie Malinowkskifrom the University of East London, a psychologist specialising in oneirology - that’s the scientific study of dreams, for the uninitiated. More than just a lecture, this podcast episode will not only empower you to experience lucid dreams but also guide you through the initial process, before answering unique questions about dreams from by our audience at Shambala Festival.

56mins

30 Jun 2020

Rank #10