Action Science Theatre

by Dan Bond, Brian Macken, Dan Booth

Action Science Theatre
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 53
  • Last: 1 Jan 2017
The world’s greatest podcast combining action, science and, undeniably, theatre

Episodes (53)

  • Episode 50: Aiming at the Shrew
    Episode 50: Aiming at the Shrew
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    Published: 1 Jan 2017 Duration: 23:36
    The Natural History Museum – a fine institution full of dusty, dead things. A bit like the House of Lords. Satire. But how do you get into the Museum’s collections? Win a raffle? The X Factor? Who knows? One man who hopes he does is Douglas... Read more →
    The Natural History Museum – a fine institution full of dusty, dead things. A bit like the House of Lords. Satire. But how do you get into the Museum’s collections? Win a raffle? The X Factor? Who knows? One man who hopes he does is Douglas... Read more →

  • Episode 49: Rights and Wrongs
    Episode 49: Rights and Wrongs
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    Published: 5 Dec 2016 Duration: 17:02
    Things haven’t always been fair at Christmas. In the old days, before the Snapchat, some people didn’t get everything they wanted. Women. They haven’t always had it easy. But there are some who fight for their rights! And there’s no better ... Read more →
    Things haven’t always been fair at Christmas. In the old days, before the Snapchat, some people didn’t get everything they wanted. Women. They haven’t always had it easy. But there are some who fight for their rights! And there’s no better ... Read more →

  • Episode 48: Gibbon Half a Chance
    Episode 48: Gibbon Half a Chance
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    Published: 4 Nov 2016 Duration: 15:33
    Ooh be do. I want to be like you. I want to walk like you, talk like you. Ooooh. Modelling yourself after successful people can have ups and downs. For every “being open to new ideas” there’s a “wake every morning at 4am”. If only King Loui... Read more →
    Ooh be do. I want to be like you. I want to walk like you, talk like you. Ooooh. Modelling yourself after successful people can have ups and downs. For every “being open to new ideas” there’s a “wake every morning at 4am”. If only King Loui... Read more →

  • Episode 47: Breaking the Mould
    Episode 47: Breaking the Mould
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    Published: 1 Oct 2016 Duration: 19:12
    Aaaaaaaachoo! Oof. Sorry about that. I really must stop rubbing my face with things I’m allergic to. Like cats. Of course scientists are doing their best to cure us of diseases – and to do this they like to stick things in our crevices. Get... Read more →
    Aaaaaaaachoo! Oof. Sorry about that. I really must stop rubbing my face with things I’m allergic to. Like cats. Of course scientists are doing their best to cure us of diseases – and to do this they like to stick things in our crevices. Get... Read more →

  • Episode 46: Not Very PC
    Episode 46: Not Very PC
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    Published: 1 Sep 2016 Duration: 14:33
    The 1980s. Cool music, solid haircuts, adventurous films and neoliberalism. Everything a decade should be. And it was when the big, successful computer companies started their rise. And not only the successful ones. Join us to for a story o... Read more →
    The 1980s. Cool music, solid haircuts, adventurous films and neoliberalism. Everything a decade should be. And it was when the big, successful computer companies started their rise. And not only the successful ones. Join us to for a story o... Read more →

  • Episode 45: Bullet Time
    Episode 45: Bullet Time
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    Published: 1 Aug 2016 Duration: 20:53
    Guns. Dangerous things. Well, one end is. Really as long as you’re not standing in front of the little bit on the front you’ll be okay. They never point that out in gun statistics do they? What about all the people who were BEHIND the gun? ... Read more →
    Guns. Dangerous things. Well, one end is. Really as long as you’re not standing in front of the little bit on the front you’ll be okay. They never point that out in gun statistics do they? What about all the people who were BEHIND the gun? ... Read more →

  • Episode 44: Frank and Shine
    Episode 44: Frank and Shine
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    Published: 1 Jul 2016 Duration: 19:00
    Scientists. What are they like, eh? Not content with filling the world with “facts” and “ideas” they’re also very fond of weird experiments. One minute you’re waiting for the 49 bus, the next you’re being attacked by a murderous fog that’s ... Read more →
    Scientists. What are they like, eh? Not content with filling the world with “facts” and “ideas” they’re also very fond of weird experiments. One minute you’re waiting for the 49 bus, the next you’re being attacked by a murderous fog that’s ... Read more →

  • Episode 43: The Shamhattan Project
    Episode 43: The Shamhattan Project
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    Published: 1 Jun 2016 Duration: 20:38
    BOOM! I love mushrooms. They’re a tasty and healthy alternative to meat. And they’re great fried in butter, like so many things in life. But what about mushroom clouds? They don’t taste so good in garlic and breadcrumbs. How about an advent... Read more →
    BOOM! I love mushrooms. They’re a tasty and healthy alternative to meat. And they’re great fried in butter, like so many things in life. But what about mushroom clouds? They don’t taste so good in garlic and breadcrumbs. How about an advent... Read more →

  • Episode 42: Crimea River
    Episode 42: Crimea River
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    Published: 1 May 2016 Duration: 14:16
    Pie charts. Not as fattening as the name suggests. They’ve been miscommunicating information for a long time now, and baffling people with their unnecessary 3D effects. Of course the reason we have them at all is down to the ‘lady with the ... Read more →
    Pie charts. Not as fattening as the name suggests. They’ve been miscommunicating information for a long time now, and baffling people with their unnecessary 3D effects. Of course the reason we have them at all is down to the ‘lady with the ... Read more →

  • Episode 41: Mystery Cubed
    Episode 41: Mystery Cubed
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    Published: 4 Apr 2016 Duration: 22:56
    Wait, 2 counter-clockwise turns off the upper-level should… No… 3 clockwise rotations of the left-most sector will… No. We all hate Rubik’s cubes. Hate them completely and utterly. More than life itself. But there are some total weirdos who... Read more →
    Wait, 2 counter-clockwise turns off the upper-level should… No… 3 clockwise rotations of the left-most sector will… No. We all hate Rubik’s cubes. Hate them completely and utterly. More than life itself. But there are some total weirdos who... Read more →

  • Episode 40: Gone to Seed
    Episode 40: Gone to Seed
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    Published: 6 Mar 2016 Duration: 18:05
    Have you ever had one of those friends? You know the type, will get you into trouble and then disappear when the going gets tough. Irish. Co-writer of the podcast you make. Named Brian. I think I may be giving you too much of a peek behind ... Read more →
    Have you ever had one of those friends? You know the type, will get you into trouble and then disappear when the going gets tough. Irish. Co-writer of the podcast you make. Named Brian. I think I may be giving you too much of a peek behind ... Read more →

  • Episode 39: A Right Hook from the Back Office
    Episode 39: A Right Hook from the Back Office
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    Published: 4 Feb 2016 Duration: 20:37
    I bet you love all those expensive comic book super hero films, don’t you? I can tell by the pyjamas your you’re wearing. Well, have you ever wondered what it’s like for the people who help them? You can’t run a crime-fighting enterprise wi... Read more →
    I bet you love all those expensive comic book super hero films, don’t you? I can tell by the pyjamas your you’re wearing. Well, have you ever wondered what it’s like for the people who help them? You can’t run a crime-fighting enterprise wi... Read more →

  • Episode 38: The Marshun
    Episode 38: The Marshun
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    Published: 2 Jan 2016 Duration: 16:45
    Space. A big, empty void full of nothing. That’s what the AST writers have to contend with every month. So, the easiest thing is to take someone else’s idea. PARODY! We’ve been here before with this fella, but this time he’s getting left on... Read more →
    Space. A big, empty void full of nothing. That’s what the AST writers have to contend with every month. So, the easiest thing is to take someone else’s idea. PARODY! We’ve been here before with this fella, but this time he’s getting left on... Read more →

  • Episode 37: A Point-Mass Carol
    Episode 37: A Point-Mass Carol
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    Published: 1 Dec 2015 Duration: 22:22
      Woooooaaaahhhhh! Wooooooaaaaaahhhhh! Scared? Enough to make you rethink your life choices and embrace the Christmas spirit? Of course. That’s how it always works. We have gone totally Christmas Carol crazy in this episode. Get ready for m... Read more →
      Woooooaaaahhhhh! Wooooooaaaaaahhhhh! Scared? Enough to make you rethink your life choices and embrace the Christmas spirit? Of course. That’s how it always works. We have gone totally Christmas Carol crazy in this episode. Get ready for m... Read more →

  • Episode 36: Radio Blah Blah
    Episode 36: Radio Blah Blah
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    Published: 2 Nov 2015 Duration: 23:07
    Travelling around the country is fun. And you can increase the fun by searching the airwaves to find local radio stations to listen to. The playlists, attitudes, and opinions have remained remarkably stable over the past 30 years. And that’... Read more →
    Travelling around the country is fun. And you can increase the fun by searching the airwaves to find local radio stations to listen to. The playlists, attitudes, and opinions have remained remarkably stable over the past 30 years. And that’... Read more →

  • Episode 35: Dolly Mixture
    Episode 35: Dolly Mixture
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    Published: 3 Oct 2015 Duration: 12:46
    Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, and due to the fact I’ve been cloned it’s very similar to the wool you already have. Ah, I love a classic nursery rhyme. Get ready for this, as there’s a lot of skulking and flashbac... Read more →
    Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, and due to the fact I’ve been cloned it’s very similar to the wool you already have. Ah, I love a classic nursery rhyme. Get ready for this, as there’s a lot of skulking and flashbac... Read more →

  • Episode 34: Uncivil Engineering
    Episode 34: Uncivil Engineering
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    Published: 2 Sep 2015 Duration: 19:48
    Nemesesises’s. We all have one. Whether it’s the newsreader who always seems to be giving all the bad news DIRECTLY TO YOU, or the man whose evil plans you keep thwarting. Or that guy who’s sleeping with your girl / boyfriend. Yep. Now you ... Read more →
    Nemesesises’s. We all have one. Whether it’s the newsreader who always seems to be giving all the bad news DIRECTLY TO YOU, or the man whose evil plans you keep thwarting. Or that guy who’s sleeping with your girl / boyfriend. Yep. Now you ... Read more →

  • Episode 33: The Good, The Bad, and The Scientist
    Episode 33: The Good, The Bad, and The Scientist
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    Published: 3 Aug 2015 Duration: 18:40
    Which is best? Cowboys, ninjas, or pirates? The answer is cowboys. Well, it is right now. In this, the latest slice of drool-encouraging action science, we meet cowboys. And we don’t just mean the cast. Join Sheriff Brady and his assistant ... Read more →
    Which is best? Cowboys, ninjas, or pirates? The answer is cowboys. Well, it is right now. In this, the latest slice of drool-encouraging action science, we meet cowboys. And we don’t just mean the cast. Join Sheriff Brady and his assistant ... Read more →

  • Episode 32: Broom Raider
    Episode 32: Broom Raider
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    Published: 1 Jul 2015 Duration: 17:06
    Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah bah! You recognise it don’t you? Don’t you? Come on. No it’s not that one. The other one. The one with the guy in the hat. No I can’t just tell you in case the lawyers are readi... Read more →
    Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah! Bah bah bah bah bah! You recognise it don’t you? Don’t you? Come on. No it’s not that one. The other one. The one with the guy in the hat. No I can’t just tell you in case the lawyers are readi... Read more →

  • Episode 31: Danse Danse Macabre
    Episode 31: Danse Danse Macabre
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    Published: 1 Jun 2015 Duration: 12:57
    They can’t get rid of me, you know. Do you know why? Because I know where the bodies are buried. The sweet, valuable bodies. That’s right, AST is going all dark and deathy. The best way to listen to this episode is to turn off the lights an... Read more →
    They can’t get rid of me, you know. Do you know why? Because I know where the bodies are buried. The sweet, valuable bodies. That’s right, AST is going all dark and deathy. The best way to listen to this episode is to turn off the lights an... Read more →

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