Posts by Robin Ince

Last Show Until New York – Luck, Chance and Bird Shit

For the first time in its recording history, we have finished recording the final episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage before the first of the series has even been broadcast. Let’s hope all the paradigms of science don’t change in the fortnight before we begin. It would be embarrassing for Brian if the standard model…

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The Monkeys Found Themselves in Many States

Tonight’s Monkey Cage recording was about Quantum woo. What is woo? When does woo get quantum? When does quantum get woo? In the afternoon, we sat in the office being frivolous and facetious and and acting tomfools. As sometimes happens in those situations, with much of the tomfool out of our system, the show was…

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Those Spooky Actions – Getting Quantum Entangled In Language

We are still recording the last few episodes of our UK series before we come to America in March. Tomorrow night is a night of Quantum woo. Have the remarkable discoveries of quantum theory also opened the door for a new language of quackery? I have been immersed in the delightful and the grotesque in…

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Heckled by Equations – the perils of being a renaissance fool

During a recent radio interview, I was asked why I did shows about science. What was the point? This wasn’t asked acerbically, just a plain question of “why?” Why, after becoming intrigued by science in my twenties, did I feel that it was a subject for comedy? And why should an idiot like me take…

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“It Only Adds, It Doesn’t Subtract” – Our Monkey Aims

When I have told people that Professor Brian Cox and I are taking our science show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, to the USA, some have raised their eyebrows and, with a wry smile, said, “well that should be interesting”. Despite being a country of great science communicators, Nobel prize winning scientists, and home of the…

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