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Science Fact, Science Fiction and Everything Inbetween

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Sasha Sagan interview

June 7th, 2020


For Small Creatures Such As We is a wonderful book by Sasha Sagan. The title of the book comes from Contact, the science fiction novel written by her …

Assassin 33AD

May 27th, 2020


Assassin 33 AD is a Christian Science Fiction film in which a group of Muslim Extremist Terrorists go back in time to stop the Resurrection of Jesus (as reported in The Bible) from happening. We tracked down the …

Nicole Stott - Artist, Astronaut.

May 22nd, 2020


Join NASA Astronaut and Artist Nicole Stott for this episode of The Cosmic Shed.

The first person to paint a watercolour in Space. The last person to …

The Wandering Earth

May 14th, 2020


On something of a locked down Planet Earth, we turn our attention to the massive science fiction hit film The Wandering Earth.

Set in the far future, 

May the 4th be with Dr Rebecca Harrison

May 3rd, 2020


Dr Rebecca Harrison is the author of the BFI's forthcoming book to mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, out in October 2020. Her project Decoding Star Wars explores the use of code, …

The Neverending Story

April 16th, 2020


Riding our luck dragon all the way, we bring you a brand new episode of The Cosmic Shed from deep in the Coronavirus Lockdown. It's The Neverending Story.

The Luck Dragon will take you almost all the way through your …

Amy Bean - Moonwalker's Daughter.

March 30th, 2020


We're delighted to welcome Amy Bean, daughter of Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean to The Cosmic Shed for this special episode. 

When Alan Bean walked on …

Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy

March 5th, 2020


We're delighted to be able to bring you this panel discussion from Bristol's Festival of Ideas, in collaboration with Bristol's Women's Literature …

Stanley Donwood's Bad Island

February 12th, 2020


Stanley Donwood's Bad Island is an extraordinary book. A Graphic Novel with no words. The story told only with pictures. Ideal for a podcast...

We're …

William Gibson Interview

February 5th, 2020


The legendary author of the Neuromancer Trilogy, William Gibson joins us for this special episode of The Cosmic Shed. He gave us the term "cyberspace", is widely credited with inspiring much if not all of "cyberpunk". …

Seven Worlds, One Planet - Chadden Hunter

January 22nd, 2020


There maybe seven worlds but there's only one Chadden Hunter, Producer/Director of landmark BBC Natural History series like Frozen Planet, Planet Earth 2 and the stunning Seven Worlds, One Planet.

On a very chilly …

Mission to Mars - Sensoria

January 16th, 2020


We travel to Mars for this special episode of The Cosmic Shed as we hear from the crew of the Sensoria Mission to Mars. The crew are actually in a Martian Habitat as part of an analogue mission, paving the way for …

Tron - The Cosmic Shed Live in the We The Curious Planetarium

December 11th, 2019


Last night, we gathered in the Planetarium at We The Curious and watched TRON. Before we settled in for the classic 80s sci-fi film, Ti and Andrew discussed TRON and the science of computer games with friend of The …

HBO's Chernobyl

December 4th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


We're off on an adventure. Join us by downloading and listening in...

Russell climbed on board the James Clarke Ross and headed South.

It's an action packed episode today as Russell Arnott reports back from his exciting …

Jim Al-Khalili - Sun Fall

June 8th, 2019


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


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 …


May 17th, 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 …

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