Be More Cleverer

by Be More Cleverer

Be More Cleverer
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 28
  • Last: 19 Dec 2016
Wouldn’t it be good to know absolutely everything? Jack and Katie are on a journey of self-improvement (not one that involves giving up booze or dieting) to become the ultimate fountains of knowledge. Week by week Jack and Katie take a specialist subject, and learn absolutely everything about it with the help of experts, some fun games and a LOT of research. Join us, as we become the people who can name all of Jesus' disciples, the Conservative Prime Ministers and members of the Sugababes, just by listening to a short weekly podcast in a quest to Be More Cleverer...

Episodes (28)

  • The Be More Cleverer Pub Quiz 2016 19 Dec 16
    The Be More Cleverer Pub Quiz 2016 19 Dec 16
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    Published: 19 Dec 2016 Duration: 30:37
    The final episode in this series introduces the first ever annual Be More Cleverer Pub Quiz! Grab a pen and paper to join Jack and Katie in an end of the year brush up of the previous two series. Ten questions, twenty possible subjects to c... Read more →
    The final episode in this series introduces the first ever annual Be More Cleverer Pub Quiz! Grab a pen and paper to join Jack and Katie in an end of the year brush up of the previous two series. Ten questions, twenty possible subjects to c... Read more →

  • What On Earth Was The Millennium Bug? 19 Dec 16
    What On Earth Was The Millennium Bug? 19 Dec 16
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    Published: 19 Dec 2016 Duration: 33:52
    In the penultimate episode of series 2, Jack and Katie learn all about the hilarious (but at the time terrifying) world of Y2K, or as it was otherwise known, Millennium Bug. Was it a bug, was it a conspiracy, and why was Katie's dad so invo... Read more →
    In the penultimate episode of series 2, Jack and Katie learn all about the hilarious (but at the time terrifying) world of Y2K, or as it was otherwise known, Millennium Bug. Was it a bug, was it a conspiracy, and why was Katie's dad so invo... Read more →

  • The History Of The Official Chart 12 Dec 16
    The History Of The Official Chart 12 Dec 16
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    Published: 12 Dec 2016 Duration: 33:15
    A new entry at number 6! Episode 6 is all about the history of the UK's pop music charts. Jack gives Katie an official Top 10 countdown of music history facts to unravel the mystery of the Official Chart. Who won the BritPop Battle of 1994,... Read more →
    A new entry at number 6! Episode 6 is all about the history of the UK's pop music charts. Jack gives Katie an official Top 10 countdown of music history facts to unravel the mystery of the Official Chart. Who won the BritPop Battle of 1994,... Read more →

  • Who Invented The Radio? 12 Dec 16
    Who Invented The Radio? 12 Dec 16
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    Published: 12 Dec 2016 Duration: 32:29
    The radio has been around forever. Jack and Katie work on it, but have very little idea about it's history. Who was Marconi, why did it become so popular and what do pirates have to do with anything? Hopefully, this episode will attempt to ... Read more →
    The radio has been around forever. Jack and Katie work on it, but have very little idea about it's history. Who was Marconi, why did it become so popular and what do pirates have to do with anything? Hopefully, this episode will attempt to ... Read more →

  • Why was Muhammad Ali so-called? 28 Nov 16
    Why was Muhammad Ali so-called? 28 Nov 16
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    Published: 28 Nov 2016 Duration: 33:39
    When the world lost Muhammad Ali this year, we realised something - he's hailed as 'The World's Greatest', but we didn't exactly know what were the key achievements in his life and career. Jack's been reading up to make the 'sport' pub quiz... Read more →
    When the world lost Muhammad Ali this year, we realised something - he's hailed as 'The World's Greatest', but we didn't exactly know what were the key achievements in his life and career. Jack's been reading up to make the 'sport' pub quiz... Read more →

  • What On Earth Is Hogmanay? 21 Nov 16
    What On Earth Is Hogmanay? 21 Nov 16
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    Published: 21 Nov 2016 Duration: 33:38
    The bubbly is well and truly out of the fridge as Katie teaches Jack all about the Scottish holiday of Hogmanay! What is cranachan? Does haggis actually taste nice? What is this 'first-footing' tradition that involves hot, dark-haired men? ... Read more →
    The bubbly is well and truly out of the fridge as Katie teaches Jack all about the Scottish holiday of Hogmanay! What is cranachan? Does haggis actually taste nice? What is this 'first-footing' tradition that involves hot, dark-haired men? ... Read more →

  • The Life & Works of Jerry Seinfeld 14 Nov 16
    The Life & Works of Jerry Seinfeld 14 Nov 16
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    Published: 14 Nov 2016 Duration: 33:38
    Jack teaches Katie all about beloved stand-up Jerry Seinfeld. How many series did 'Seinfeld' have? Why was it called 'the show about nothing'? How tall is Jerry? At least two of those questions will be answered...
    Jack teaches Katie all about beloved stand-up Jerry Seinfeld. How many series did 'Seinfeld' have? Why was it called 'the show about nothing'? How tall is Jerry? At least two of those questions will be answered...

  • Alcatraz & The Dalai Lama 07 Nov 16
    Alcatraz & The Dalai Lama 07 Nov 16
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    Published: 7 Nov 2016 Duration: 50:07
    We're back with an extra special double bill! In this jam packed edition, Jack & Katie kick off Series 2 providing facts and trivia about not one, but two subjects; Alcatraz and the Dalai Lama. Jack's been to California, so has all the inf... Read more →
    We're back with an extra special double bill! In this jam packed edition, Jack & Katie kick off Series 2 providing facts and trivia about not one, but two subjects; Alcatraz and the Dalai Lama. Jack's been to California, so has all the inf... Read more →

  • Halloween Special - Turnips & 'Punkie Night' 31 Oct 16
    Halloween Special - Turnips & 'Punkie Night' 31 Oct 16
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    Published: 31 Oct 2016 Duration: 20:54
    Happy Halloween to you and yours! In this spooky* edition, Jack & Katie look forward to Series 2 of Even More Cleverer and provide some haunting facts about Halloween. When did it start, why is there a turnip involved and what on Earth is '... Read more →
    Happy Halloween to you and yours! In this spooky* edition, Jack & Katie look forward to Series 2 of Even More Cleverer and provide some haunting facts about Halloween. When did it start, why is there a turnip involved and what on Earth is '... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 6 - Planes, Donkeys & Aztec Students 29 Aug 16
    EMC Episode 6 - Planes, Donkeys & Aztec Students 29 Aug 16
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    Published: 29 Aug 2016 Duration: 28:12
    Matt Richardson provides the facts for Jack and Katie in the last Even More Cleverer episode in the series! How old is Oxford University, why are donkeys more dangerous than aeroplanes and what are the sayings that Matt's dad keeps making u... Read more →
    Matt Richardson provides the facts for Jack and Katie in the last Even More Cleverer episode in the series! How old is Oxford University, why are donkeys more dangerous than aeroplanes and what are the sayings that Matt's dad keeps making u... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 5 - Wendys & Leonardo da Vinci 15 Aug 16
    EMC Episode 5 - Wendys & Leonardo da Vinci 15 Aug 16
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    Published: 15 Aug 2016 Duration: 20:55
    Even More Cleverer continues with special guest, singer and YouTuber Hobbie Stuart. Where did Wendy come from, and what random object did Leonardo da Vinci invent? If you've got some facts for us, email bemorecleverer@gmail.com or tweet us ... Read more →
    Even More Cleverer continues with special guest, singer and YouTuber Hobbie Stuart. Where did Wendy come from, and what random object did Leonardo da Vinci invent? If you've got some facts for us, email bemorecleverer@gmail.com or tweet us ... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 4 - Paul McCartney & Tape Worms 01 Aug 16
    EMC Episode 4 - Paul McCartney & Tape Worms 01 Aug 16
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    Published: 1 Aug 2016 Duration: 29:25
    Even More Cleverer continues with special guest and erotic fiction enthusiast, Alice Levine on fact-bringing duty. What treat did Paul McCartney leave for his dog, how long is a tapeworm and just why is 'the cat let out of the bag'? If you'... Read more →
    Even More Cleverer continues with special guest and erotic fiction enthusiast, Alice Levine on fact-bringing duty. What treat did Paul McCartney leave for his dog, how long is a tapeworm and just why is 'the cat let out of the bag'? If you'... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 3 - Capsule Of News 18 Jul
    EMC Episode 3 - Capsule Of News 18 Jul
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    Published: 18 Jul 2016 Duration: 23:22
    In a week where everything and everyone went a little bit crazy, we thought ahead to the fact finders of the future and encapsulated the news of today, for tomorrow! Katie's obsessed with Pokemon GO!, Jack likes Drake and the EU Referendum ... Read more →
    In a week where everything and everyone went a little bit crazy, we thought ahead to the fact finders of the future and encapsulated the news of today, for tomorrow! Katie's obsessed with Pokemon GO!, Jack likes Drake and the EU Referendum ... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 2 - Dogs and Jaffa Cakes 04 July 16
    EMC Episode 2 - Dogs and Jaffa Cakes 04 July 16
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    Published: 4 Jul 2016 Duration: 26:58
    Ahead of season 2 of Be More Cleverer, we give you Even More Cleverer, where you lot bring the facts. In this 'difficult second' episode, Luke Franks brings facts about Jaffa Cakes Anonymous and dogs in love. If you've got some factuals for... Read more →
    Ahead of season 2 of Be More Cleverer, we give you Even More Cleverer, where you lot bring the facts. In this 'difficult second' episode, Luke Franks brings facts about Jaffa Cakes Anonymous and dogs in love. If you've got some factuals for... Read more →

  • EMC Episode 1 - The Queen and the Moon 20 June 16
    EMC Episode 1 - The Queen and the Moon 20 June 16
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    Published: 20 Jun 2016 Duration: 25:28
    Hi again! Only us. Ahead of season 2 of Be More Cleverer, we give you Even More Cleverer, where you lot bring the facts. In this inaugural edition, Georgia May Parker brings facts about the Queen's handbags and footprints on the moon. If yo... Read more →
    Hi again! Only us. Ahead of season 2 of Be More Cleverer, we give you Even More Cleverer, where you lot bring the facts. In this inaugural edition, Georgia May Parker brings facts about the Queen's handbags and footprints on the moon. If yo... Read more →

  • Episode 12 - Cricket 09 May 16
    Episode 12 - Cricket 09 May 16
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    Published: 9 May 2016 Duration: 29:23
    IT'S THE LAST EPISODE (for a bit). Katie's been learning all about cricket, so don your whites, polish your box and be wary of all dibbly dobblys and donkey drops. Join us as we learn the laws and the lingo, and be ready to impress your dad... Read more →
    IT'S THE LAST EPISODE (for a bit). Katie's been learning all about cricket, so don your whites, polish your box and be wary of all dibbly dobblys and donkey drops. Join us as we learn the laws and the lingo, and be ready to impress your dad... Read more →

  • Episode 11 - The Pyramids 02 May 16
    Episode 11 - The Pyramids 02 May 16
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    Published: 2 May 2016 Duration: 35:36
    It's the penultimate episode! Katie has got Jack to learn all about The Pyramids, but he's got a twist up his sleeve. Who was Howard Carter, are curses real and just are the 7 Wonders of The World?
    It's the penultimate episode! Katie has got Jack to learn all about The Pyramids, but he's got a twist up his sleeve. Who was Howard Carter, are curses real and just are the 7 Wonders of The World?

  • Episode 10 - The 1969 Moon Landing 25 Apr 16
    Episode 10 - The 1969 Moon Landing 25 Apr 16
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    Published: 25 Apr 2016 Duration: 33:52
    Which tipple did Buzz Aldrin crack open on the moon? What was this 'Eagle' that landed, and why were they even trying to get to the moon in the first place? Katie's been geeking out on Apollo 11, now it's your turn...
    Which tipple did Buzz Aldrin crack open on the moon? What was this 'Eagle' that landed, and why were they even trying to get to the moon in the first place? Katie's been geeking out on Apollo 11, now it's your turn...

  • Episode 9 - Oscar Wilde 18 Apr 16
    Episode 9 - Oscar Wilde 18 Apr 16
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    Published: 18 Apr 2016 Duration: 33:29
    Oscar Wilde is the topic of knowledge this week and Jack has had a lovely time researching sodomy. Katie gets the lowdown on some of Wilde's greatest facts, plus we've finally had some correspondence...
    Oscar Wilde is the topic of knowledge this week and Jack has had a lovely time researching sodomy. Katie gets the lowdown on some of Wilde's greatest facts, plus we've finally had some correspondence...

  • Episode 8 - Fracking 11 Apr 16
    Episode 8 - Fracking 11 Apr 16
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    Published: 11 Apr 2016 Duration: 32:49
    It's in the news, lots of people like to campaign about it, and it seems like it's probably a bad thing, but what the frack is fracking? Well, Katie's 'fracked' the case (sorry) and is here to share all. Somehow contains Samantha Mumba.
    It's in the news, lots of people like to campaign about it, and it seems like it's probably a bad thing, but what the frack is fracking? Well, Katie's 'fracked' the case (sorry) and is here to share all. Somehow contains Samantha Mumba.

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