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. Broadcast, 2009 - 2021. Stars Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

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Series 22 - Lockdown Podcast, Episode 2 - Black Holes

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.

Further details

Brian Cox and Robin Ince look at the weird and wacky world of black holes as they ask a question that has been troubling scientists for years: What happens if you push Matt Lucas into a black hole? They are joined by the very game Matt Lucas, alongside Cosmologist Sean Carroll and Astrophysicist Janna Levin to discover just how strange things might get for our intrepid volunteer, as he ventures into the interior of a black hole. From Holograms to spagettification, it turns out science fact is far more bizarre than anything that science fiction could possibly imagine.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st June 2020
BBC Sounds
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Brian Cox Host / Presenter
Robin Ince Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sean Carroll Guest
Matt Lucas Guest
Janna Levin Guest
Production team
Alexandra Feachem Producer

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