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The Museum Of Curiosity

BBC Radio 4 panel show where guests donate to a virtual museum. 91 episodes (pilot + 15 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Gallery 3, Episode 3 - Meeting Fifteen

With the author of The Men Who Sate At Goats Jon Ronson, psychologist Richard Wiseman and comedian Kevin Eldon.

Further details

Psychologist and former magician Richard Wiseman donates an unusual experiment conducted by American psychologist Stanley Milgram which involved people giving people large electric shocks, and he learned that people were willing to give people very big shocks.

The comedian, poet and Buddhist Kevin Eldon gives the museum the Ten Worlds, a system of ten different spiritual worlds that people are subject to: Hell, Hunger, Animality, Arrogance, Humanity, Heaven, Learning, Realisation, Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.

The author and documentary film maker Jon Ronson donates the gay bomb, an attempt by the American army to make a bomb that would release a pheromones that would make the enemy soldiers gay and thus they would stop fighting the Yanks and start kissing each other.


The full episode title is "Meeting Fifteen: The Milgram Experiment, The Ten Worlds & a Gay Bomb".

Broadcast details

Monday 24th May 2010
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Richard Wiseman Guest
Kevin Eldon Guest
Jon Ronson Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer

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