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Wonder Cupboard asks what science is, how it works, and how it came to be. Elena Falco and Ian Bridgeman present a new topic on the history and philosophy of science every episode.
||Explicit008 – Valentine's Special: Mamie & Kenneth||Mamie and Kenneth Clark's work in psychology was instrumental in the fight to ban racial segregation in US schools. For Valentine's Day, Elena and Ian tell the story of one of their favourite scientific couples. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 – What Are Numbers?||What are they though? And where do they come from? Did someone invent them? Elena and Ian attempt to answer countless such questions in an episode critics are already rating Pi out of Planck. If you liked this episode, subscribing/following means you'll get the next one automatically. We'd love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes too. And if you want to get in touch with us, you can do that at wondercupboard.com.||29 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – Mesmerism||Elena and Ian find out how one man and his impressive finger sparked the genesis of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Some waterfowl were harmed in the making of this episode.||12 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 – What's the Language of Science?||Elena and Ian look at the languages science speaks… and the difficulties of writing them down. Guest starring: Galileo, Newton and the Fairy Pitta. This episode was recorded in celebration of peer review week: the planet's premier 7-day festival of intra-field regulation.||11 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 – Flat Earth||And Round Earth. And Hollow Earth. And Treasure Chest Earth. Elena and Ian attempt to work out who thought the earth was shaped like what, and when. It's not as simple as you'd think. | Music credit: Tony Klarich / tonyklarich.com||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 – Sexy Plants||Plants, eh? Phoar. Elena and Ian find out why botany became scandalously sexy for a whole century. Features two rude words and some extremely questionable poetry.||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – Why Does Science Work?||Elena and Ian take a look at why science works, before getting embroiled in a boxing/wrestling match between realists and instrumentalists. Typical.||22 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – Galileo||Elena and Ian don their gowns, before rebelliously taking them off again, in order to discuss the life and times of Galileo Galilei: scientist, lover, and all-round renaissance man (literally).||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|