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Science Fact, Science Fiction and Everything Inbetween

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HBO's Chernobyl

December 4th, 2019

1:07:27

We try to separate fact from fiction and our love for the HBO series Chernobyl from our dislike of misleading information about nuclear power in this brand new episode of The Cosmic Shed.

We are joined by two professors …

Destination Star Trek and ESA

October 26th, 2019

36:44

Ti brings you interviews with the first ESA Astronaut to captain the International Space Station (Frank De Winne), Chase Masterson (Leeta in Deep Space Nine), Lead Scientist on the Rosetta Mission (Matt Taylor), The …

An alien planet with water and Ad Astra

September 22nd, 2019

56:05

Scientists have announced the first ever discovery of water vapour on an alien world outside our solar system. We bring you the lead author on the …

Life After the Navigator (and on the Moon)

August 14th, 2019

39:45

We travel back to the 1986 classic Flight of the Navigator as we talk to Lisa Downs, the film maker in the midst of producing Life After the Navigator, a documentary tracking what has happened to Joey Cramer, star of …

Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

August 6th, 2019

54:53

Manu Saadia is the author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek and he joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed podcast.

Obviously, we're no strangers to Star Trek with previous guests including Marina Sirtis, …

HBO's From The Earth to the Moon

July 31st, 2019

1:15:53

We're going back to the Moon as we talk all things From The Earth to the Moon. We speak to two Apollo Astronauts and two people heavily involved with …

Explorers - The Spirit of Apollo

July 16th, 2019

51:59

The Apollo missions took humanity's spirit of exploration to its most brilliant so far and we celebrate that sense of adventure with this special …

Mika McKinnon - Science Adviser to Star Trek and SGU

July 5th, 2019

25:14

Mika McKinnon is a field geophysicist, disaster researcher and science adviser to The Stargate Universe and Star Trek Discovery. Mika joins us for this episode of The Cosmic Shed.

That's Mika's handwriting you see on …

Sheddy McShedFace - A trip to the Antarctic

June 21st, 2019

45:03

It's an action packed episode today as Russell Arnott reports back from his exciting science expedition to Antarctica on the RRS James Clarke Ross.

Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

June 8th, 2019

24:19

Professor Jim Al-Khalili makes some of our favourite science documentaries. He's professor of Theoretical Physics, Chair of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey and now he's written a Science Fiction …

Lost in a Good Game

June 6th, 2019

1:08:29

Are computer games really bad for us? Is Psychology in a bit of a mess? Who did Andrew meet at MCM ComicCon?

All these questions, and more, answered …

Godzilla

May 17th, 2019

44:54

Up from the deep, you know the rest. We're joined by Aardman's Tom Vincent to explore all things Godzilla ahead of the new film in cinema's and Ti

May the Fourth be with Mark O'Connell

May 4th, 2019

29:05

It's Star Wars Day, May the 4th, and we're joined by Mark O'Connell, author of the wonderful book Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us.

Mark …

Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse

March 1st, 2019

47:09

There were so many ways this episode could have gone. We explore the wonderful Spider-man into the Spider-verse and the science of multi-verses.

Science & Religion:Exploring the Spectrum

February 15th, 2019

59:54

A former Creationist, a former Muslim and a former Baptist Minister walk into a shed...

Don't worry. There's plenty of science fiction chat but we explore the relationship between science and religion with three former …

The Meg

February 7th, 2019

1:21:38

We're inundated with wonderful guests for this megalong episode of The Cosmic Shed all about sharks and The Meg. Jump in, it's perfectly safe.

The …

Star Trek Discovery - Oh Brother what a return!

January 23rd, 2019

1:06:21

Star Trek Discovery returns and we're back with much excitement to discuss this wonderful new episode and the promise of plenty more Trek to come …

Marina Sirtis - Dark Sublime

January 9th, 2019

24:05

Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi in Star Trek TNG) joins us for our first episode of 2019. Marina has been cast in the brand new play Dark Sublime coming to London's West End this summer and joins us to talk all things Star …

BONUS: Prof Alice Roberts - How do we grow?

December 27th, 2018

5:58

Professor Alice Roberts is currently delivering the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures so we thought we'd bring you a tiny bonus episode featuring Alice answering Lyra's question; "How do we grow?"

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Door 24 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 24th, 2018

7:08

It's time to open Door Number 24 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. This is the last one. We're not making one for Christmas Day. You know what to do. Open the door by pressing play on this page or by downloading the …

Door 23 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 23rd, 2018

27:23

It's time to open Door Number 23 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and you know what to do. Press play above or below (wherever your browser has popped the play button) and let the identity of today's guest be revealed.

Door 22- The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 22nd, 2018

15:59

It's time to open Door Number 22 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. You know what to do. Press play wherever your browser has placed the play button and find out who our special guest is today. Alternatively, just …

Door 21 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 21st, 2018

13:51

It's time to open Door number 21 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. Behind the door today are two award winning science authors discussing films, books and scientists and more in this, the twenty first episode of The …

Door 20 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 20th, 2018

7:04

It's time to open Door Number 20 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and we've got two treats for you inside today. Not only do we have a rather stellar guest making a return to the shed but we have a guest presenter …

Door 19 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 19th, 2018

28:55

It's time to open Door Number 19 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar.  To find out the identity of today's guests, simply click play above or below here (wherever your browser has put the play button).

Alternatively, …

Door 18 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 18th, 2018

17:52

It's time to open Door Number 18 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar.

The identity of today's guest will be revealed lower down the page but if you'd hear who they are by listening to the episode then simply press play …

Door 17 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 17th, 2018

21:01

It's time to open Door 17 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar and we are getting terribly close to Christmas now. Have we all read some Dickens, drunk …

Door 16 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 16th, 2018

10:20

It's time to open Door Number 16 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. You know the drill by now, you press play above or below, depending on how your page has set this out and what you are viewing it on. Alternatively, …

Door 15 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 15th, 2018

21:21

It's time to open Door Number 15 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. Who is behind the door?

As ever, we'll push the identity of today's guest(s) further down the page so you can avoid spoilers and simply press play …

Door 14 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 14th, 2018

10:56

It's time to open Door Number 14 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. To find out who is behind the door, simply press play above or download the Cosmic Shed podcast to your favourite podcast app and listen at your …

Door 13 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 13th, 2018

30:56

It's time to open Door 13 of The Cosmic Shed advent calendar. Simply press play above or subscribe and play on your favourite podcast delivery system. 

We've been discussing 'Oumuamua, the interstellar visitor a fair …

Door 12 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 12th, 2018

16:59

It's time to open Door Number 10 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. To find out who is talking to us behind the door, simply press play above, …

Door 11 - The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar

December 11th, 2018

13:24

It's time to open Door 11 of The Cosmic Shed Advent Calendar. We're delighted to welcome back a friend of the Cosmic Shed whose identity will be …

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