The Science of Fiction Podcast

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

Episode Date
Season 2 Episode 2 - We Broke It, We Bought It
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
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

Find us at https://fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction

Aug 06, 2019
Bonus Episode 01 - Kentucky Slapped Chicken
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 Podcast
Jaret Goes to the Movies
A Bloody Mess Podcast

Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction

Apr 03, 2019
Episode 05 - Iron Spam
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 Podcast
Jaret Goes to the Movies
A Bloody Mess Podcast

Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction

 

Mar 20, 2019
Episode 04 - It's All Made Out of Fudge
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 Podcast
Jaret Goes to the Movies
A Bloody Mess Podcast

Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction

Mar 06, 2019
Episode 03 - Trekkin' The Stars
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 Podcast
Jaret Goes to the Movies
A Bloody Mess Podcast

Website - fcpod.net/thescienceoffiction

Feb 20, 2019
Episode 02 - Timey Wimey Stuff
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
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