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Series 2, Episode 09: LIVE AND KICKING PART 2

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Matt, Helen and Steve introduce more favourite moments from their recent live shows, performed at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. With comedian Rachel Wheeley talking about the Greenwich Time Signal, biochemical engineer Michael Sulu on the potentially fatal difference between tubes and pipes, and zoologist Hana Ayoob sharing the Honey Badger love. Plus Matt on fast food, bad maths and McCombinations, and Helen with a song about losing love at the circus:

  • 1:27 – Matt’s bit
  • 15:09 – Rachel’s bit
  • 24:02 – Michael’s bit
  • 34:45 – Hana’s bit
  • 44:00 – Helen’s bit

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Corrections and clarifications:

  • The original version of this episode contained a naughty word that wasn’t beeped out – oops! We’ve fixed it now.

And here’s a heap of Unnecessary Detail from this episode:

Rachel’s slides about how to set your watch to the pips:

Michael Sulu’s slides on Pipes vs Tubes:

 

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