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Flâneur and irrepressible commentator, Rick Edwards, and "Indiana Jones in a lab coat" Dr. Michael Brooks, delve into the science behind popular culture.

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Why aren’t there more cannibals? Through the unforgettable horror of Silence Of The Lambs, Rick and Michael discover that eating your own has all sorts of surprising evolutionary benefits. So why have humans (for the most part) given it up? Time to s... more

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 605 ratings
  • Bingeing and loving learning/listening

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    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago
  • Incredible

    This is exactly what I love in forms of entertainment. Putting science to popular media is a brilliant format and is the greatest one in my opinion. And some of the stuff I have learned I've used in exams, class, and in real life.

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    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Fabulous

    So entertaining, I can’t recommend this highly enough

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    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Hilarious and Interesting - please make more!

    A really great find this one. Both hosts are funny and manage to make complicated subjects interesting and entertaining. Really like the little move/sound clips also! They haven’t recorded since lockdown though, come back guys! We need funny podcasts ☺️

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    France4 years ago
  • The banter was not great.

    4 years ago


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