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Dec 30, 2019

Keith Cooper is the Editor of Astronomy Now and an author.

Why is searching for aliens so hard? How would they contact us? How would we decode a message? What are the potential dangers of responding? Should the general public be told if we find them? Should we be freely sending messages out into space? 

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Dec 23, 2019

Jonny & Yusef from Propane Fitness join me for a special Christmas edition end of year recap.

In 2019 what did we love, what did we hate, what did we discover, what did we leave behind and when did we fall completely flat on our faces?

Extra long, extra girthy and extra festive, thank you for all your support this year...

Dec 19, 2019

Benjamin Dennehy is a sales trainer.

Being able to sell is a skill many people want. The ability to control your income by selling things for other people sounds like a pretty easy way to make money.

So why do so many salespeople struggle to be effective? Benjamin identifies the key failures he sees on the sales floor,...

Dec 16, 2019

Koen Smets is a behavioural economist and professor.

We've been told "time is money" for all our lives, but how does time RELATE to money? We can't save time the same way we can save money, so what are the implications for how we should conduct our lives?

Today Koen digs deep into the relationship between time,...

Dec 12, 2019

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist, podcaster and author.

Quantum physics is complicated. The quantum world does not operate like the one we see around us, yet our human experience of life emerges from this strange universe.

Today we learn how it can be the case that something so alien can give rise to something so...