Why Aren't You A Doctor Yet?
By Black & Nerdy
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Join Hana, Suhail, Oz, and Alex - four young Londoners - for the podcast that mixes science & tech journalism with pop-culture and the millennial perspective. With 2 PhDs and years of journalism between them, they dissect, discuss and dive into the most interesting science and tech stories in the world.
||ExplicitEpisode 22: Smart Drugs||This week, we look into the world of so-called "smart drugs" - from caffeine to modafinil. Alex makes Oz and Suhail trial cognitive enhancing supplements and we find out how online pharmacies use legal loopholes to sell prescription drugs. -------------||3 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Acoustics, Binaural Head, and Military Bubbles (ft. Nikhil Mistry & Charlie House)||This week, Alex and Suhail travel to the University of Southampton to meet with Nikhil and Charlie - two researchers at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). We chat about 360 audio, soundscapes, cutting-edge car stereos, and how we can||9 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Robot Wars||This week, Alex goes to see Robot Wars (and drags along Simon and Dan). Back in the studio we talk about real robot wars - the use of robotics in warfare. From drone strikes to Boston Dynamics, we discuss contemporary robotics and what the future of war||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Why Aren't You White? (Live in Bristol)||This is our live show in Bristol from our tour last month. In the run up to our episodes on genetic testing, we discuss ancestry tests and Alex comes up with the most unethical way to show Hana and Suhail where they're supposedly from. SORRY FOR THE AUD||28 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Migration Trail||Migration Trail is a project that uses maps, data and audio to chronicle the journey of migrants across Europe and beyond. Although the characters (David and Sarah) are fictional, their story is derived from real-world experiences of migrants coming||15 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: KFC Biriyani & Gastrophysics (ft. Jozef Youssef)||We talk to Jozef Youssef - Chef and founder of Kitchen Theory - about the psychology behind food, the importance of our senses and what the future of food might look like. Alex contemplates eating jellyfish, Suhail describes his perfect lab grown burge||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Trapped in the Gangs Matrix & The War on Plastics||This week, Alex breaks down the Gangs Matrix. Launched in London by the Metropolitan Police in 2012, this database of suspected Gang members has come under fire recently for racial profiling. In a city where 40% of people are Black, Asian or Ethnic Mino||10 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Airport Tech||This week, we get sad that Oz is leaving us to go to Portland for a while. To commemorate this, we break down the science and tech involved in travelling by plane - from purchasing tickets to baggage reclaim. What will the future of flying look like? W||26 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14: The Order of Time||This week, we review Carlo Rovelli's book - The Order of Time. Join us as we delve into the philosophy of time, quantum physics and the limitations of Benedict Cumberbatch's voice. You can find The Order of Time on Amazon Merch You can get our sticke||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Sunscreen & Ancient Art||This week, we talk about the latest news in science and tech. We go into how ethnic minority people have to wear sunscreen (and how the guys never do). Suhail talks about the news that ancient humans might have expressed autistic traits and how that m||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Backpack Heart (ft. Rohin Francis)||We're joined by Dr Rohin Francis - a cardiologist and PhD student looking at hearts. We talk about the coolest tech in cardiology, how hearts differ across the animal kingdom and how treatment of heart disease might change in the future. Plus we find o||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: The Dark Net (ft. Cerys Bradley)||We're joined by Cerys Bradley - a PhD student in the UCL Crime and Security Science department. We talk about the dark net and Cerys' research into the users of dark net markets and how they respond to law enforcement investigations. Alex gets to find o||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Nerve Agents, Biohacking Genitals & Cambridge Analytica||We're back with a brand new host - the amazing Hana Ayoob! This week, we talk about the attempted assassination of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the nerve agent Novichok. Why have biohackers started using stem cells to make thei||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: Black Panther & Racist Cameras||Black Panther has broken massive barriers - the most successful superhero film of 2018 and a trendsetter in diverse film-making. But it hasn't always been that way - once upon a time, cameras were kinda racist. Oz and Suhail take us back through the his||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: Lab Vibrators, Thirst Traps & Facebook's Switch Up||The crew is back and filled to the brim with more interesting science and tech stories. We look into #ReviewForScience: the hashtag where scientists repurpose everyday items for science work and then review them. Everything from collecting whale snot w||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: Cheddar Man, Medical Cockblocking & Blood Donations||This week, we get into the science behind the news that Cheddar Man - the oldest Brit - was dark-skinned. What does it mean for the concept of race and ethnicity in the UK? And why are the Daily Mail and Twitter comments about it so funny? And as the||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: Genetics, January Blues & Group Therapy||We've got a special hour long episode (to make up for the fact that we've not put anything out in January)! We talk about the idea of January Blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Swiss Mummies (maybe related to Boris Johnson). Plus the fact that Oz's g||6 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Fake Terrorism, Twitter and Mass Hysteria||Oz explains his coffee addiction, we talk about the fake terror attack at Oxford Circus and Suhail explains how misinformation can spread through the media.We also discuss the Irish Fright of 1688 - whatever that was. Follow us on social media and sen||30 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Racist Gaydar & The Science of Attractiveness||This week, Oz talks about some software that some think can predict your sexual orientation based on how you look (if you're a white male).Our discussion for this week: Is there a science behind attractiveness?Follow us on social media and send us you||18 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03.5: Is Cake A Material? (Bonus)||In which Suhail anthropomorphises semen, Oz drinks whiskey and Anna plays Coolio on a trumpet mouthpiece. This is a special episode to say thank you for all the support we've received in the last few weeks. You can follow Anna on Twitter @AnnaPloszajsk||3 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Smart Materials (ft. Anna Ploszajski)||We have our first guest - comedian, author and materials expert Anna Ploszajski! She talks about smart materials and why our future might look like Big Hero 6. In the mean time, we've got Oz talking about his super gonorrhea problem and Suhail gets sad||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Geniuses, Sad Flights and Blue Planet 2||We find out which films make for the saddest flights and whether or not we're geniuses. Alex and Oz go head to head to get Suhail to feel some kind of way about animals and Blue Planet 2 Plus, you can see 2/3 of us live in London at The Large Stand Up C||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: Bro Cells, Tinder and Uber 2.0||We discuss Tinder hoarding data, what happens when you don't sleep and what might replace Uber in London. Plus, Oz answers some of Suhail's amazing science questions! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @whynotadoc||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Very funny and entertaining. I'm basically here for Suhail's unique and unusual insights.
I’m not a podcast connoisseur but i felt that the balance of comedy and intellect was way off. I think there needs to be more mature conversation and more harmony between you all. Instead of making fun of the guy without the PHD, why not humour him more. At the same time, some of it was just a bit immature. I think if you get the balance right you’re onto a winner. I’ll keep listening till then!
Things this podcast will make you do:
1. Laugh out loud
2. Google things
3. And then learn things
4. Have opinions on things you never thought you’d have opinions out
5. Laugh even more