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With Author Helen Pilcher

Can scientists bring Elvis back to life? Author Helen Pilcher joins Shaun to chat about de-extinction - the ability to resurrect extinct species. Plus, more Earworms.

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction - the ability to bring extinct species back to life - is fast becoming reality. Around the globe, scientists are trying to de-extinct all manner of animals, including the woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and a bizarre species of flatulent frog. But de-extinction is more than just bringing back the dead. It's a science that can be used to save species, shape evolution and sculpt the future of life on our planet.

Author Helen Pilcher joins Shaun to chat about her new book - Bring Back the King which investigates if Elvis could be recreated from the DNA inside a pickled wart.

Shaun returns and is after your Earworms before 8am. Get involved via #earworms. Plus, Matt Everitt is here with the latest Music News and another Small Claims Court caller joins the show to chat through their claim to fame.

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Last on

Mon 17 Oct 2016 07:00

Music Played

  • The Who

    Who Are You

    • CSI: O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Hip-O-Records.
    • 9.
  • Wild Beasts

    Alpha Female

    • Domino Recording Co Ltd.
  • Beth Orton

    She Cries Your Name

    • Heavenly.
  • Muse

    In Your World

    • Mushroom.
  • Joan As Police Woman

    Holy City

    • The Classic.
    • Play It Again Sam.
    • 001.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Crosstown Traffic

    • Polydor.
  • The Duke Spirit


    • Sony Red.
  • Prince

    Little Red Corvette

    • Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
  • John Lennon


    • Parlophone.
  • Dr. Feelgood

    Milk And Alcohol

    • EMI.
  • Loyle Carner

    NO CD (feat. Rebel Kleff)

    • AMF/Virgin EMI.
  • The Stone Roses

    Beautiful Thing

    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Adventures of Stevie V

    Dirty Cash

    • Mercury.
  • Depeche Mode

    New Life

    • Mute Records.
  • Foals

    My Number

    • Transgressive Records.
  • Grandaddy

    Way We Won't

    • Columbia.
  • Two Door Cinema Club


    • Gameshow.
    • Glasnote.
  • Hamilton Bohannon

    Let's Start The Dance

    • (Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 2.
  • Basement Jaxx

    Red Alert

    • Now.
  • The Pretenders

    Holy Commotion

    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Elvis Presley

    Treat Me Nice

    • Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes.
    • BMG.
  • Ben Folds

    Rockin' The Suburbs

    • Epic.
  • Sampha

    Blood On Me

    • Young Turks.
  • The Isley Brothers

    This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)

    • Polygram TV.
  • Sleaford Mods


  • Barrington Levy

    Here I Come

  • Camera Obscura

    Do It Again

    • 4 A.D..
  • Soft Hair

    Lying Has To Stop

    • Domino.
  • Madness

    The Prince

    • 2-Tone.
  • Pixies


    • 4 A.D..