Behind every boring subject is another layer of boringness you could have never imagined.
Boring Talks #00
Boring Talks #01 - The End Of The World
What is the specific date of Armageddon according to Douglas Adams? Steve Cross finds out
Boring Talks #02 - Book Pricing Algorithms
A book for $1.7 million? To a computer, it made sense. Sort of. Tracy King explains.
Boring Talks #03 - Yellow Lines
Andrew Male takes a personal look at the history of yellow line road markings.
Boring Talks #04 - Wooden Pallets
Liam Shaw delves deep in to the 'single most important object in the global economy'.
Boring Talks #05 - Model Villages
The broadcaster Tim Dunn celebrates the 'little works of art' that are model villages.
Boring Talks #06 - The Argos Catalogue
Louise Ashcroft takes us inside the mysterious portal that is the Argos catalogue.
Boring Talks #07 - Green Belt Land
The writer John Grindrod takes us for a stroll through our unknown Green belts.
Boring Talks #08 - Danish Public Information Films
Dr Claire Thomson celebrates the golden age of Danish Public Information Films.
Boring Talks #09 - Sounding Gestalts
How do you make music from a Gentleman's cravat? Laurence Jordan will explain.
Boring Talks #10 - Lampposts
Dr Eleanor Herring wants to know, are you for or against lampposts?
Boring Talks #11 - Sneezing
Peter Fletcher tells us what he has learned from counting his sneezes.
Boring Talks #12 - British Earthquakes
Rhodri Marsden is underwhelmed by British earthquakes.
Boring Talks #13 - Basalt
Is basalt really the most boring type of rock in the world?
Boring Talks #14 - Name Change
Can you change your name to your existing name? James Michael Ward tried to find out.
Boring Talks #15 - Smell Walks
Kate McLean leads us, nose first, on a smell walk across the world.
Boring Talks #16 - Toilet Roll Serial Numbers
How do you get poetry from toilet rolls? What's 'fogged beef'? Nicholas Tufnell explains.
Boring Talks #17 - Gasometers
Sarah O'Carroll explores the magnificence of London's Gasometers.
Boring Talks #18 - Kinder Egg Linguistics
Keith Kahn-Harris explores the linguistic pleasure of the Kinder Surprise warning label.
Boring Talks #19 - Ice Cream Vans
Good maths, a strong bladder & no 'brewer's droop'. Ali Coote on life in an Ice Cream Van
Boring Talks #20 - Carry On Shakespeare
Samira Ahmed explains just why the Carry On films are better than Shakespeare.
Boring Talks #21 - Thank You
James says thank you for listening to series one & plays the best words from the talks.
Boring Talks #22 - Toilet Graffiti
Scott Kelly compares the graffiti left behind in male and female toilets
Boring Talks #23 - NATO Phonetic Alphabet
Could the NATO phonetic alphabet help Charvy Narain order a taxi?
Boring Talks #24 - The Taxonomy Of Cornflakes
The artist Anne Griffiths shows us how and why she collects cornflakes.
Boring Talks #25 - Jeremy Bentham's 'Auto-Icon'
Subhadra Das debunks some myths about this 'dead man in a box'.
Boring Talks #26 - Call Centres
Chatbots, squid and 'a smile in your voice'. Louise Ashcroft on Call Centres.
Boring Talks #27 - Dutch Landscape Paintings
The writer Andrew Male enjoys the dull nature of 17th Century Dutch landscape paintings.
Boring Talks #28 - Asterix Puns
Tracy King shares her love for good puns and the Asterix comic books.
Boring Talks #29 - Animal Vaginas
Florence Schechter and Emma Parkin examine some curious genitalia from the animal world