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Intimate stories and surprising truths about nature, science and the human experience in a podcast the size of the planet. Each week the BBC Earth podcast brings you a collection of immersive stories about our world and the astonishing creatures, landscapes and elements in it. Close your eyes and open your ears as you travel from the impenetrable forests of Uganda to research bases in the Antarctic; the edges of the Thar Desert to the Shores of Lake Tahoe. You’ll get up close and personal wi ...
 
BBC radio science fiction serial by James Follett, broadcast in 20 episodes in 1981 & 1982. The four crew members of a damaged spaceship, all born during the 100 year journey, want to return to Earth, the home world they have never seen, but the computers who really control the ship have other ideas...
 
In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action. Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director o ...
 
Join childhood buddies Sam and Dan as they head left off the highway for a chat through movies, music and games on the fringes of modern culture. Sam LeGassick (The IT Crowd, MTV, Disney) and Dan Gallagher (Dreadful Discs, CELLS, Pelican Daughters) have been friends for over 30 years. They share a mutual appreciation for what lies out on the edges of the mainstream. Join them on their journey as they uncover the good, the bad and the intentionally ugly, and rip it all apart. Each episode fea ...
 
David Bowie, nacido como David Robert Jones en Londres en 1947 es un músico y compositor de rock británico, quien ha ejercido a su vez de actor, productor discográfico y arreglista. Figura importante de la música popular durante más de cinco décadas, Bowie es considerado un innovador, en particular por sus trabajos de la década de los setenta y por su peculiar voz, además de la profundidad intelectual de su obra. Artista camaleónico, ha cambiado varias veces de estilo y ha recogido múltiples ...
 
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An ordinary man must embark on a search to find his missing wife that leads him to an abandoned house where a mysterious family lives who harbor an evil secret within the house and themselves. Today we are joined by our special guest Katie O'Hagan who plays Mia in Resident Evil 7 and 8! We discuss what it was like working on one of the best-loved h…
 
In the UK we have seen a recent fall in Covid 19 cases. Good news, but we don’t know yet if this will be sustained. The virus is now thought to be spreading predominantly amongst the under 30s, most of whom remain unvaccinated. Young adults are the demographic most likely to be vaccine hesitant or vaccine averse. Kavita Vedhara from Nottingham Univ…
 
In the 1900’s, there were one million Black farmers in America and former slaves and their descendants had amassed 14 million acres of land. In the last 100 years, 90 percent of that land has been lost. Today only 45,000 of the nation’s 3.4 million farmers are Black. Jared Blumenfeld travels to the Central Valley to meet with Will Scott Jr who is t…
 
Smiley Smile is perhaps one of the most oddest albums in The Beach Boys history and some have said it's the godfather of lo-fi music (which fellow Oddballs know we love). So to guide us through this trip we have a special guest - Beach Boys expert and YouTuber Giggens - and believe me, it's quite the trip. Check out Giggens YT channel at youtube.co…
 
Proteomes, the sequences of protein within the DNA of every living thing, are notoriously difficult to model. The usual chemical methods can take months, but a new computational model using the ability of artificial intelligence to learn the complex sequences is able to predict structures within a matter of hours. Thousands of protein structure pre…
 
Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skul…
 
Epidemiologist Julian Peto is advocating mass testing as the key part of a plan to stop the virus spreading. Studies where everyone has been tested have picked up asymptomatic cases. With the addition of isolation and contact tracing this method of testing has been able to massively reduce the spread of the virus. The hope is such a coordinated sch…
 
You may think Spandau Ballet's hits as Gold or True, but we're here to tell you that you're wrong. There's more to this band than meets the eye, for better or worse, so come inside and check it out ... Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastodd…
 
Salty captain and environmental champion Jo Royle grew up sailing, raced boats between continents, skippered the Plastiki - a boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles and then founded the groundbreaking organization Common Seas to rid the oceans of plastic. The race to save the oceans and prevent big oil from investing $2.3 trillion into new plastic p…
 
A global project looking at the genomes of over 2 million people has found a number of distinct genetic markers which seem to either make Covid infection more likely or the symptoms more severe. Some of these markers are known to be associated with susceptibility to cancer and lung disease. However the researchers say on their own these genetic fac…
 
You play data thief Sol Cutter in a Blade Runner cyberpunk styled world. You have just pulled off a major data theft, but in doing so you've infected yourself with a neural virus, named Burn:Cycle, which will literally turn your brain into goo in 2 hours. Unless, that is, you can find a cure while you simultaneously try to avoid the people whom you…
 
For the first time the gene editing technique CRISPR has been used by injecting the CRISPR instructions into the bloodstream rather than directly into the affected organ. In a trial, six adult patients showed improvements after the treatment was used to prevent the expression of deformed proteins associated with a genetic disease. The hope is this …
 
After a year we’ve all lived through it's clear we’re emotionally spent. Our collective exhaustion is real and the truth is we can only create a healthy planet if we ourselves are healthy. Luckily help is here! Marianna Sousa is a mental health first aid responder who works to heal leaders, activists and artists who are seeking to create lasting so…
 
Possibly our favourite band of all time - Nirvana. It's tough to pick a hit and a sh*t from this lot, but by heck will we try! Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gmail.com Sam's Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/legassique Dan's…
 
The Prime Minister has announced his desire for the UK to become a 'science superpower'. A new office within the cabinet to look at science will work alongside existing science strategy and funding structures. So far it's unclear where the responsibilities between the various science policy bodies lie. James Wilsdon, Professor of Research Policy at…
 
Another quick check-in with what's been happening the last week. Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gmail.com Sam's Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/legassique Dan's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRTt17kVazu…
 
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, 'Pom Pom' is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade when cementing his name as a king of pop perversion. From d…
 
Scientists are now looking at the question of third doses of vaccines against SARS-Cov2, and this week the Cov-Boost trial was launched. It’s being run from University of Southampton and is going to be using seven different vaccines, some at half doses, in people over the age of 30 who were early recipients of their two doses. The Chief Investigato…
 
Just another little catch up with what we've been playing, watching or listening to - some gems and watch outs that you should be aware of! Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gmail.com Sam's Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/leg…
 
A long time ago, when very few people had heard the words “climate change,” Steve Curwood, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist began his first broadcast of Living on Earth - a groundbreaking, inspiring and information-packed environmental radio show. That was in 1991. Through more than 1500 episodes, Steve has been our collective environmental chro…
 
In the New England of the 17th century, a banished Puritan family sets up a farm by the edge of a huge remote forest where no other family lives. Soon, sinister forces then start haunting them. Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gm…
 
Should we be vaccinating children in the UK against SARS-Cov 2? Children are rarely seriously ill if they catch Covid but infections mean missed school, and they can pass it onto older vulnerable people. The US, Canada, Israel and Dubai are some places that are already vaccinating the under 18s and Pfizer has recently published data from a trial of…
 
Perhaps one of the biggest rock bands of recent years, Queens of the Stone Age have never failed to keep up a consistent quality - but where have they perhaps faltered? Let's take a look at the best and worst of their back catalogue. Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinte…
 
Sars Cov2, as the Covid19 coronavirus is called, probably began as the vast majority of new diseases do, when an animal virus infected a person – perhaps in a market or farm. There’s a large animal market in the city of Wuhan that sold wild as well as farmed animals, and studies have shown that different species of animals can infect each other wit…
 
Climate Communications Now! If we are to have a chance of combating climate change it won’t be through publishing more reports or having yet another meeting - what we need is clear actionable mass communications that galvanizes the public and compels bold systemic climate action. If there is one person who can help us create an impactful national c…
 
A band that jumped on the sellout wagon pretty dang fast, and perhaps were never able to steal back any cred. Or are they the heroes of California pop punk? Either way, let's listen to songs we liked and hated by The Offspring Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcas…
 
Human impact on planet earth’s plant life might be detectable several thousand years back in fossil pollen cores taken from mud columns around the world. As Suzette Flantua and Ondrej Mottl describe in a paper published in the journal Science, a rapid acceleration in the changes in pollen species goes back further than we might have expected. This …
 
A young man searching for his daughter - struggling to exist in a place between reality and hell - a town hiding gruesome, dark secrets. Follow a trail of blood and mutilation to snatch a loved one from the clutches of a demonic power. Enter an alternative dimension where death is no escape. Welcome to the madness that is Silent Hill... Website: an…
 
Vic Gill talks to scientists who have cured a vaccine-induced blood clot patient, and meets a former top F1 chief engineer who wants to transform the fuel industry.Scientists in Vienna have been continuing to look at the rare blood clots associated with the AZ Covid-19 vaccination. Paul Knoebl describes to Vic his paper describing the diagnosis and…
 
Kaua’i is the oldest Hawaiian island, has the most endemic species and is the wettest place in the US. At this island’s northern edge is Hanalei Bay, where Barbara “Maka‘ala” Ka‘aumoana has run the Hanalei River Hui for the past three decades. We talk about indegenous views of nature’s magic, cesspools, how navigating beyond the horizon requires be…
 
We have to be so careful about that title. Courtney Love's Hole has had some great moments, also some pretty horrid stinkers. We take a general look at the band, about their body of work, and the rumours that still surround it. Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodca…
 
Untreated wastewater "routinely released into UK rivers" is creating microplastic hotspots on riverbeds. That is the conclusion of a study in Greater Manchester, which revealed high concentrations of plastic immediately downstream of treatment works. The team behind the research concluded: untreated wastewater was the key source of river microplast…
 
RE-RELEASE: Unfortunately we've been unable to record a new episode this week so here's one from the vaults. Enjoy! Sam and fellow CELLS bandmate Dan celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Horrors release 'Primary Colours' (NME's Album of the Year 2009) and break it down track by track. We will discuss what led the band to this point, the inspira…
 
Despite being home to our early ancestors, attempts to find evidence of early burials in Africa have proved unsuccessful. That is until now. Professor María Martinón-Torres explains how findings from a 78,000-year-old Kenyan grave shed light on how our ancestors related to the dead. In keeping with the theme of clues from the past, Cardiff Universi…
 
Our definitions of nature help define us. Lisa Wayne has been on the cutting edge of mediating differing views about nature. Lisa supports a network of natural areas within one of the most urban cities in America. These protected areas represent an incredible success story from bringing back species from the brink of extinction, to educating kids, …
 
Last week, we had the movie. This week, it's the soundtrack. There's just as much love for the songs as there is for the film, and for good reason. Let's check it out. Please be aware that there were some tech issues so apologies! Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpo…
 
Now that NASA engineers have successfully flown a helicopter remotely on Mars planetary scientists are exploring how to use the technology elsewhere. Marnie Chesterton talks to Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle, from Johns Hopkins University who is working on a mission to fly a drone, called Dragonfly, above Titan, one of Saturn's moons. A new report that ha…
 
The AUTOBOTS, led by the heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way UNICRON. The only hope of stopping UNICRON lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the AUTOBOT who can rise up and use its power to…
 
This week has seen a huge surge in Covid- 19 in India leading to concern of a "double mutant" variant, but what do we know about this B.1.617 as it is otherwise known. It was first described in October and is now in other countries including the UK. Virologist Dr Muge Cevik looks at the emerging evidence around vaccines and new variants.Climate cha…
 
In Uganda air pollution is a big problem. Luckily, Michael Wanyama isn’t taking this fight sitting down. When Michael’s 6 year old son came down with asthma, he wanted it to go away. Little did Mr Wanyama realize the journey it would bring him on. Michael adopted an innovative approach: work with mechanics to give them the training needed to reduce…
 
Three cops, a city on the edge, and a crime lord known only as Mr. X – welcome to one of the all-time SEGA greats. Arm yourself with knives, bottles, and drainpipes and battle through eight thug-infested urban environments to bring order to the city. Relentless, explosive, and addictive as hell – Streets of Rage is the grand-daddy of beat-‘em-ups! …
 
The story of what we understand about the rare cases of blood clots associated with certain Covid-19 vaccines is constantly evolving. In today’s programme Professor Beverley Hunt looks at the emerging evidence.How have the restrictions due to Covid 19 affected how we grieve? Professor Claire White, an expert in grief and mourning, is investigating …
 
This is part of A New Winter Podcast Network. If you like the show please remember to rate it! Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gmail.com Sam's Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/legassique Dan's YouTube Channel https://www.you…
 
In the final episode of series 4, we’re digging into some of the more elusive corners of our planet. To begin, we’re on a bear hunt deep in the Bornean rainforest. Guiding us is Siew Te Wong, who is the world’s foremost authority on a bear we know very little about. The sun bear is the smallest bear in the world and, as Wong has discovered for hims…
 
**WARNING - Noise Music is ... noisy. Not for the faint of heart!** Cascades of electronic noise, a psychedelic touch and vocal belching mixed together constitute the ingredients of Mademoiselle Anne Sanglante Ou Notre Nymphomanie Auréolé, the double-barreled name for Masonna. Maso Yamazaki founded his project in 1987, with a charismatic and glamor…
 
In 2016, an accelerator physics centre called Fermilab acquired a massive circular 50 foot magnet from a lab in New York. Too big for the roads, the magnet had to take a 2000km detour via New Orleans to get to its new home. This was the start of the “muon g-2” experiment. Last week, Fermilab announced some of their results, and they don’t quite add…
 
This is part of A New Winter Podcast Network. If you like the show please remember to rate it! Website: anewwinter.net Patreon: patreon.com/anewwinter Instagram: @anewwinter Twitter: @anewwinter Email: anewwinterpodcast@gmail.com or oddcastoddballs@gmail.com Sam's Twitch Channel https://www.twitch.tv/legassique Dan's YouTube Channel https://www.you…
 
In this episode, we’re delving into the topic of extinction. We'll be finding out about some of the animals who are critically endangered, meeting the people trying to rescue them, and exploring species who may be able to make miraculous comebacks. Perhaps one of the most endangered species is the vaquita, a small sea mammal with a population of le…
 
Lamar Thorpe was born in prison. Days later he was adopted into a Mexican family and christened Martin Hernandez. It was only when joining the Navy that he acknowledged his black identity. Last November, Lamar became Antioch’s mayor. Soon afterwards Angelo Quinto died while in Antioch police custody. Lamar has been at the center of reforming both t…
 
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. Japanese nightmare fuel that is definitely one for the Odd Squad out there. Come find out how the process of making sounds almost as arduous as what happens to the characters themselves. This is part…
 
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