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The Museum Of Curiosity

The Museum Of Curiosity

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2021
  • 100 episodes (16 series)

Radio panel show in which John Lloyd and his curators try to fill up their museum with curious objects. Also features Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr and more.

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Gallery 7, Episode 3 - Meeting Thirty-Nine

Helping John Lloyd and Phill Jupitus fill up the Museum this week are the author and journalist Will Storr, the Belgian comedian and physicist Lieven Scheire and the host of The News Quiz Sandi Toksvig.

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Sandi Toksvig, comedian, host of The News Quiz, and the daughter of at one time the most famous man in Denmark, donates to the Museum the alphabet, and the strange fact that as soon as writing comes into a civilization that women get cast asunder.

Will Storr, a journalist and author who in the past has hunted fossils with a creationist and ghost hunting despite the fact he is very easily scared, offers to the Museum is some type of tiny wasps, an explaination for Morgellons Disease, a disease that make you itch all over despite the fact it doesn't exist.

Lieven Scheire, a Belgian comedian, author, physicist, and former World Number One cloud spotting champion, provides The Museum of Curiosity with his new pet, a parasitic wasp which he keeps in an insect hotel.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th October 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th October 2014 12:00pm Radio 4
Monday 27th October 2014 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 27th October 2014 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 8th July 2019 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 8th July 2019 4:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th July 2019 4:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

John Lloyd Host / Presenter
Phill Jupitus Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Will Storr Guest
Lieven Scheire Guest
Production team
Richard Turner Producer
Dan Schreiber Producer
James Harkin Researcher
Molly Oldfield Researcher

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