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The Dawn Chorus
Why do birds sing? And why are some songs so complex?
The Alien Enterprise Part 1
How do we look for alien life, and what are we expecting to find?
The Alien Enterprise Part 2
Are intelligent aliens out there?
The Running Joke
How fast can a human run?
The Random Request
Is anything really random?
A World of Pain
Why do we all have different pain thresholds?
The Viking Code
How do ancestry DNA tests work?
The Stressful Scone
Why do we have regional accents?
Two Infinities and Beyond Part 1
Does infinity exist? And why are some infinities bigger than others?
Two Infinities and Beyond Part 2
Is anything in the universe infinite?
The Good Bad Food
Why does bad food taste so good?
The Horrible Hangover
Why do we get hangovers and are some drinks worse than others?
Coming Soon – More Curious Cases
Hannah and Adam return to crack open the Curious Cases they’ll be examining in Series 13
Is hypnotism real? Drs Rutherford and Fry find out by visiting a hypnotist.
The Periodic Problem
How do you discover a new chemical element?
An Instrumental Case
Why do instruments sound different?
The Lunar Land Pt 1
Where did the Moon come from?
The Lunar Land Pt2
What would life be like if we had two moons?
What sound did dinosaurs make?
Curious Cases Returns
Rutherford and Fry are back with an extended podcast trailer to celebrate the new series
A Frytful Scare Part 1
Why do we enjoy horror? Rutherford and Fry host a Halloween special on the thrill of fear.
A Frytful Scare Part 2
Rutherford and Fry board a roller coaster to investigate why we enjoy being scared
Stephen Fry's Identity Crisis
Stephen Fry asks the duo to investigate why he struggles to remember faces
The Heart of the Antimatter
How do you make antimatter?
The Trouble Sum Weather
Why is it so difficult to predict the weather?
The End of the World
What would become the dominant species if, or when, humans go extinct?
A preview of Series 15, plus more strange-but-true science papers
The Golden Secret
How do you make gold?
The Power of Love
A Valentine's special about how love affects our brain
What is ASMR and why does it only affect some people?
Adam's ASMR cocktail
Adam Rutherford concocts an Old Fashioned cocktail - listen after our episode on ASMR.