The Science of Fiction Podcast

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Join Duncan, Stu and Stobbie as they look at the real life science behind your favourite sci-fi moments

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The Science of Santa 2021
00:55:51

Our trio return for a Christmas Special, trying to explain how Santa can deliver so many presents to so many children in one night. How fast does he have to go? How do we not hear him? What physical and mental toll must it take?

All this and tangents galore, join us for the last episode of 2021.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Season 5 is gonna be a specific TV Show - can anyone guess which one? What would you like to see us cover? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
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Dec 23, 2021
Season 4 Episode 5 - It's Whooshy Out Here
01:08:00

The eagerly awaited final episode of season 4 is finally here! 

In episode 5, the team talk about Minority Report and all the tech predictions they made in the movie.

As always, Dr Forgan blows our minds with science!

Looks like the next season is gonna be TV Shows. What would you like to see us cover? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
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Jun 16, 2021
Season 4 Episode 4 - D'Evolution
00:57:51

Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw! Tookie Tookie!

In episode 4, the guys discuss the 2001 movie Evolution. Can an object from space bring a life form onto our planet? Can we do the same to inhabit other planets? Is it possible for non carbon-based life to exist? You can also find out why Stobbie is top of the leaderboard this season.

Do you agree with the guys? Are they on the right evolutionary path or deserving of the Head & Shoudlers treatment? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
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Nov 26, 2020
Season 4 Episode 3 - Core Blimey!
00:51:24

It's the third episode and second movie of our The Science of Fiction At The Movies season. This episode has the team talking about the 2003 movie The Core (and thankfully it is only ONE episode!) 

Can the Earth's core stop spinning? If so, could we get down there to restart it? When will prospectors find us this Unobtanium? Will Stu manage to watch one of the movies all the way through this season? Answers to these and so much more in this episode.

Do you agree with the guys? Did the movie get you deep down or did it cut you to the core? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
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Nov 05, 2020
Season 4 Episode 2 - Cures What's Alien You
00:49:08

Welcome to everyone's favourite sequel about everyone's favourite sequel.

In episode 2, the guys continue their exploration into the film Aliens. All the questions that weren't answered in part 1 might be asked in this episode, they might not. And when one of our listeners pulls a PK Dick move, the talk soon turns to AI again. How close are we to producing sonic, electronic ball-breakers?

All this and more in episode 2 of The Science of Fiction At The Movies

Do you agree with the guys? Will they fry half a city with this puppy or are they on the express elevator to hell, going down!? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
Theme Tune by Jason Blyth
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Oct 07, 2020
Season 4 Episode 1 - Where Does The Poo Go?
00:43:36

Dr Forgan returns, dragging Stu and Stobbie along with him!

The guys decided to look at the science behind their favourite bad movies this season, but with last week's announcement about evidence of life on Venus, they quickly turned to looking at Aliens! (Yes, the second one). Be warned, Stu came prepared with notes...

How does one survive hyper-sleep for 57 years? What stops Xenomorphs from melting from the inside out? Is this film really worth all the hype? Is Bishop a synthezoid?

All of this plus much more in the first of a two-parter on Aliens.

Do you agree with the guys? Have they stayed frosty or is it game over man? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials
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Sep 22, 2020
Season 3 Episode 5 - Call Out The Lavignes
00:59:21
Dr Forgan, Stu and Stobbie are joined by Lindsay for the final episode of The Fictions of Science Season. In this episode, the team take a whistle stop tour around some of the best conspiracy theories out there. Can jet fuel melt steel beams? Is Avril Lavigne the same Avril Lavigne that Avril Lavigned in the beginning? Can Stu do an intro to an episode? Find out all this plus more by clicking that play button - allowing the government to track your listening habits... Do you agree with the guys? Have they hit the nail on the head or are they just peddling what The Man wants you to hear? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials Bumpers - Fresh Talk, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Apr 28, 2020
Season 3 Episode 4 - Show Me A Whale-Bear
01:09:01
This week's Fiction of Science is all about Creationism. The boys ask themselves: how would they project-manage Creation? Where are the shark-bears? How can you reconcile any of this with science? (Spoiler: you can't) Do you agree with the guys? Did they manage to ruin Creationism in 7 ways or are they just blinded by evidence and knowledge? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials Bumpers - Fresh Talk, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Apr 14, 2020
Season 3 Episode 3 - Flat is the New Round
00:57:59

The guys return to once again tackle modern fictions of science. In this episode, they jump onto the disc like object that is the Flat Earth and knock it off balance.


Forgan uses quickmaffs to prove that flat earthers are, to put it simply, wrong. The fellas also use anecdotes and evidence to strengthen the argument. Expect the usual hilarity and tangents along the way too.


Do you agree with the guys? Do they flip your world upside down like a pancake or are they missing the benefits of poor education? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials


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Apr 01, 2020
Season 3 Episode 2 - Astrology Does NOT Equal Astronomy
01:05:12
Uh oh... Professor Doctor Mister Duncan Forgan is upset, must have been because the Sun wasn't revolving around Uranus... Now that the obvious joke is out the way, join the team as they delve into the mystery and wonder of Astronomy or Astrology - whichever one tells you how your day is going to go based on planetary alignment. They share their horoscopes for that day and discuss an experiment conducted by Dave Gorman and his twin (who obviously share the same star sign) Do your star settings suggest you're ready for this episode? We hope so! Do you agree with the guys? Are they too harsh or missing the benefits of a crystal ball? Get in touch at thescienceoffictionpodcast@gmail.com or find us on the socials Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies/Rockstar Dad Show, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Mar 18, 2020
Season 3 Episode 1 - Vax The Way, Uh Huh Uh Huh
01:06:57
Join Professor Doctor Mister Duncan Forgan, Stu and Stobbie again as they delve into the reasons the world is falling apart. In the firing line first is the anti-vaxxers movement, including it's dubious origins story and how much of a danger to the world it is.
Mar 04, 2020
Season 2 Episode 5 - Alternate Endings
00:55:05
It's a full house as Dr Forgan, Stu and Stobbie are joined by The American Fitbaw Cast's Andrew and Big Dog Books Paw'dcast's Stuart for a Q&A session.  End of the World Questions submitted by:Dave from Not for the Dinner Table PodcastTom King - That King ThingGraham Cheyne - CheynecastSteven Hausrath - AF CastKev Kermath - FC Podcast Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies/Rockstar Dad Show, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Oct 01, 2019
Season 2 Episode 4 - Up and Atom
00:49:35
If the rise of the machines wasn't enough fear for you, what about NUCLEAR WAR?? This episode covers Weapons of Mass Destruction including nukes, chemical weapons and recording too many eps in one day. The guys take inspiration from Wargames, Dr Strangelove and Planet of the Apes among others. Stu gets Forgan to drop some math-bombs as well! Will nuclear war be the end of us all? Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies/Rockstar Dad Show, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Sep 17, 2019
Season 2 Episode 3 - Eh, Aye
00:49:55
Skynet is going to destroy a Person of Interest! This episode has the team looking into Artifical Intelligence and its future role in the end of humanity. Are we well on our way? What is actually in place to stop the machines switching off our freezers? Are we already enslaved through our mobile devices? Some of these questions might be answered, press play and find out! Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Sep 03, 2019
Season 2 Episode 2 - We Broke It, We Bought It
00:50:56
Climate Change Is Real! In this episode, we draw inspiration from Snowpiercer, The Day After Tomorrow and many other weather-related doomsday fiction. We discuss whether we can weather the weather if a new ice age began. We explore ways in which global warming can be slowed down and weather we can win a war against nature. Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies, A Bloody Mess Podcast Theme Tune by Jason Blyth Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Aug 20, 2019
Season 2 Episode 1 - Armageddon Outta Here
00:52:48

Dr Forgan and his inquisitive friends are back again! After a short break, the guys return to discuss how realistically the end of the world is portrayed in popular fiction. This episode covers impact events as covered in Armageddon and Deep Impact. How big would an asteroid have to be before it became an extinction level event? What exactly happens at the point of impact? 

Bumpers - Fresh Talk, Jaret Goes to the Movies, A Bloody Mess Podcast

Theme Tune by Jason Blyth

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Aug 07, 2019
Bonus Episode 01 - Kentucky Slapped Chicken
00:35:44
The team approach a different source material this week, addressing the viral post that determines the speed you need to slap a chicken at to cook it. How can you really slap-cook one? What else can be slap-cooked? What's the best slap-cook technique? You can join in at https://dh4gan.github.io/chicken-slap-calculator/ Bumpers:Fresh Talk PodcastJaret Goes to the MoviesA Bloody Mess Podcast Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 05 - Iron Spam
00:57:27
If Tony Stark used a realistic Iron Man suit, precisely how dead would he be? The boys talk it through. Special Thanks to Jason Blyth for our music. Bumpers:Fresh Talk PodcastJaret Goes to the MoviesA Bloody Mess Podcast Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Mar 20, 2019
Episode 04 - It's All Made Out of Fudge
00:50:59
Stu rejoins the team as they tackle the science of parallel universes.  Are they real? How could we tell if we actually live in a multiverse? And could we ever cross universes?  Special Thanks to Jason Blyth for our music. Bumpers:Fresh Talk PodcastJaret Goes to the MoviesA Bloody Mess Podcast Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 03 - Trekkin' The Stars
00:42:57
Forgan and Stobbie are joined by Chen from A Bloody Mess Podcast this week to discuss the realities of travelling through space. Warp drives, accounting for an ever-expanding universe and some sound quality issues are just some of this week's features! Special Thanks to Jason Blyth for our music. Bumpers:Fresh Talk PodcastJaret Goes to the MoviesA Bloody Mess Podcast Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 02 - Timey Wimey Stuff
00:59:38
The boys are at it again, this time Time Travel is on the cards. But then, you listened to this before episode 1 came out, didn’t you? Did it change our timeline or was it already written in our history? Join the fellas to explore the theories. Special Thanks to Jason Blyth for our music. Bumpers: Fresh Talk Podcast Jaret Goes to the Movies A Bloody Mess Podcast  Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 01 - Mew Mew The Hammer
00:46:29
Forgan, Stu and Stobbie look at Thor's Hammer Mjolnir’s physical properties and abilities. What does "forged from the heart of a dying star" mean? How much energy would you need to destroy the galaxy? Will Stu ever manage to say Mjolnir right? Special Thanks to Jason Blyth for our music. Bumpers:Fresh Talk Podcast (@freshtalkpod) Jaret Goes to the Movies (@jaretmovies) A Bloody Mess Podcast (@mess_podcast) Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction
Jan 23, 2019