This quote comes from the “Reclaiming the Nerdiverse” episode of Late Night Woman’s Hour, which is still available on BBC’s iPlayer. It’s a fun, wide-ranging discussion on many different parts of fandom, and it’s well worth a listen.
Last week, amateur radio enthusiast Adrian Lane sent a call signal to the International Space Station. To his shock and delight, he got a reply. He chatted with an astronaut for about 45 seconds before the station went out of range.
Everybody knows that Obi-Wan Kenobi is a lying, deceitful bastard. But you probably didn’t fully contemplate just what an untrustworthy git he really is. This fake Star Wars “deleted scene,” from the Canadian comedy series The Irrelevant Show, clears a lot of things up.
Everyone knows Marconi was one of the world's most disagreeable scientists. What they don't know is he was surrounded by people nearly as disagreeable as himself. And that a famous demonstration of his "wireless" was taken over by a magician-turned-skeptic-turned-pirate.
You are testing a new technology. One night, as you work, a person with a case of the crazies comes in. They hate your new technology. They think it's making them sick. And they have a gun. What do you do? If you're W. W. Bradford, you do something awesome.
One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears.
The first ever dramatisation of Good Omens is coming to BBC Radio 4 next month - and the BBC have finally lifted the lid on when you'll be able listen to it, as well as a brief teaser starring the two writers themselves.
Along with the announcement that the first ever Good Omens adaptation would be a December radio play came this photo of the cast. Who do you recognize?
Uhh, yes please: the BBC have announced that both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are collaborating on the first ever dramatisation of their 1990 classic Good Omens. It's not just happening, it's happening very soon - this December in fact!
When Marconi first popularized the radio, no one expected it to go far – literally. Radio waves ought to be stopped in their tracks by the curve of the Earth. Marconi proved they weren't, but no one knew why.
We love shows that teach things, are very in to the esoteric, and are funny. So our new favorite is "You're the Expert," which has three comedians trying to figure out the field of a guest expert. A few months ago, an episode featuring Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, an expert in dog cognition, gave us "Snoop Dogg or…
The Deep Space Network is a collection of antennas distributed around the world that allow us to keep in touch with our herd of extraterrestrial explorers. The complexes contain a mixture of 26-meter, 34-meter, and 70-meter antennas, all serving different functions.
There have been many versions of Douglas Adams' classic comic space opera, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — but the original cast of the radio show, many of whom crossed over to the TV version, have a special place in our hearts. And now, they're back together again, and you can hear for yourself.
Today on radio show Studio 360, there's a special episode on how science fiction influences today's culture — featuring ISS superstar Chris Hadfield, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer, and me! You can listen to it now online.
There's plenty of attempts at providing fan animations for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's more famous scenes, but Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish, there aren't enough scenes from later episodes!
8 stories over 9 days, starting 6pm* Saturday on Radio 4extra with William Russell (Ian) reading David Whitaker's novelization of the 2nd Doctor Who story, The Daleks, followed by more than 16 hours featuring the 1st, 5th, 7th & 8th Doctors.
Astronaut Don Pettit personifies one of the zucchini plants aboard the International Space Station in his series "Diary of a Space Zucchini." Now New Hampshire Public Radio has given that zucchini and its existential reflections a voice.
Sometimes, it's easy to feel like you're losing your grip on reality — especially when everybody else around you is losing theirs, as well. History is full of weird incidents of mass hysteria, where insanity from person to person, or took over a whole community at once. Here are the most uncanny incidents of shared…
Try not to scream, but here's a little sneak peek — well, sneak listen, at least — of BBC 4's radio production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, showcasing Benedict Cumberbatch's pipes. Listen to the sullen tones of the beautiful angel Islington! Dear heavens, he's even more beautiful when he sings!