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John Lloyd and Phill Jupitus are joined by comedienne Helen Keen, entrepreneur Jimmy Wales and curator Kees Moeliker. From 2014.

The Professor of Ignorance John Lloyd welcomes his latest curator Phill Jupitus.

With the space-obsessed star of Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science Helen Keen; the internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales; and curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam Kees Moeliker, who won an Ig Nobel Prize for his study of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck.

The Museum's Steering Committee discusses:

* A smuggling ring 27 kilometres in circumference
* Why the largest reference work in the history of civilisation has room for a list of sexually active popes
* How a sparrow became Holland's most famous martyr to TV Light Entertainment
* How invoking The Wand helped put Americans in space
* How Africa will be transformed by a £10 gadget.

Researchers: James Harkin and Stevyn Colgan of QI.

Producers: Richard Turner and Dan Schreiber

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2014.

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30 minutes

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Sat 29 Jun 2019 12:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Lloyd
Presenter Phill Jupitus
Interviewed Guest Helen Keen
Interviewed Guest Jimmy Wales
Interviewed Guest Kees Moeliker
Producer Richard Turner
Producer Dan Schreiber


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