The Infinite Monkey Cage. Image shows from L to R: Brian Cox, Robin Ince. Copyright: BBC.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds comedy science series. 126 episodes (23 series), 2009 - 2021. Stars Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

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Series 22 - Lockdown Podcast

1. The End of the Universe

First broadcast: Monday 25th May 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are back for new series, for now at least, as they take an upbeat look at all the different ways our Universe might end.

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2. Black Holes

First broadcast: Monday 1st June 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Matt Lucas, Janna Levin and Sean Carroll to talk about the totally weird and wacky things that happen in and around black holes.

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3. Space Archaeology

First broadcast: Monday 8th June 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Sara Pascoe, Prof Alice Roberts and Dr Sarah Parcak as they find out how space satellites and genetics are helping us uncover our past.

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4. An Astronaut's Guide To Isolation

First broadcast: Monday 15th June 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by astronauts Helen Sharman, Chris Hadfield, Nicole Stott and Apollo 9's Rusty Schweickart to talk isolation and the future of space travel.

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5. The Sun

First broadcast: Monday 22nd June 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Tim Minchin, solar scientist Lucie Green and biologist Steve Jones to look at the dazzling impact the Sun has on life on Earth.

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6. When the Monkeys met the Chimps

First broadcast: Monday 29th June 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Jane Goodall, Bill Bailey and Cat Hobaiter to discover what studying chimps has told us not only about our primate cousins but also about ourselves.

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7. Does Time Exist?

First broadcast: Monday 6th July 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Mark Gatiss, Carlo Rovelli and Fay Dowker to ask timely questions about time, and whether it really exists.

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8. The Human Brain

First broadcast: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by US talk show host Conan O'Brien and neuroscientists David Eagleman and Gina Rippon to look at our plastic, adaptable brains.

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9. What Is Life?

First broadcast: Monday 20th July 2020

Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Jo Brand and Ross Noble, alongside Sir Paul Nurse and Prof Aoife Mclysaght to ask: What is life and how did it start?

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