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Domestic Science

The first radio comedy show that explores the science around us – where you get to play along at home!

SERIES 2 IS OUT NOW! Broadcasts were every Wednesday from 21st February 2018 until 14th March, or you can catch the series on BBC iPlayer for 28 days after.

That bedtime cup of hot chocolate next to you, the alarm clock within your reach, the banana in your fruit bowl, that other object near you… yes, that one right there. It’s totally covered in science too, and the Nerds will help reveal it.

In a world where everything is shorter and sharper than ever before – TED talks, the 5:2 diet, High Intensity Interval Training – Domestic Science looks to impart bite-size learning about the everyday objects in your life. It will pop into your brain before you sleep and allow your sub-conscious to turn you into a know-it-all genius* while you sleep. Recorded in front of a live audience for BBC Radio 4, get your intensive hit of comedy, science and live experiments all from the comfort of your bed or as you drive home.

* not scientifically proven

Series 2 has four episodes, each available for 28 day after broadcast:

Missed all the episodes? Take a look at these extra bits we wrote for the BBC website: Seven weird things you’re probably eating without realising and Six quirky science experiments you can do on yourself right now.

Series 1 is over, and no longer available to listen online, but you can hear clips below and watch bonus videos by following these links:

– Matt makes the mathematically perfect cup of tea
Steve investigates the Hot Chocolate Effect
Helen makes a wine glass sing

We’re working on making both Series 1 and Series 2 available to download as a podcast. Join our mailing list below to hear about that, and about recordings and broadcasts of our next series before anyone else.

Domestic Science

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday July 20th 2016 at 23:15

Series 1, Episode 1: Shepard tone, speech-to-song effect, cake rack gong and Banana Equivalent Dose

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday July 27th 2016 at 23:15

Series 1, Episode 2: Nitrogen, freeze drying, static electricity parties and gut bacteria "Elements"

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday August 3rd 2016 at 23:15

Series 1, Episode 3: The Hot Chocolate Effect, mathematically perfect tea and a lullaby for space travellers

BBC Radio 4
Wednesday August 10th 2016 at 23:15

Series 1, Episode 4: Singing bicycle tyres, Caesium clocks and smashing wine glasses

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