Welcome to the Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Extra Time for Questions Podcast. Festival of the Spoken Nerd is a celebration of science, comedy, music, maths and unashamed geekiness. It's a variety show for the fearlessly inquisitive: artists, scientists, comedy fans, and anyone in between. It's hosted by three of London's best (and nerdiest) performers, who have all appeared as guests on BBC television and radio - musical comedian and physics graduate Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician and Famelab finalist Matt Parker and guerrilla scientist and stand-up comedian Steve Mould.
This podcast follows the Fight or Flight show and is all about escaping or confronting danger. This episode features Matt dissecting a peer-reviewed paper modelling a zombie outbreak, Helen exploring some battles in maths and science, Steve looking at how periodic Cicadas may evade predation and Greg Foot putting an unlucky FOTSN member under some intense exercise. There's also an exclusive new song from Helen entitled 'The Nature of Things'. See www.fotsn.com for pictures of Matt in the 'gimp' mask!
Written and devised by Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker. Produced by Ed Prosser.