)Antibiotics Teenage Brain Programme homepage has more info, and "downloads" are longer edits than the Radio 4 broadcast.Science, music, comedy and wonder collide in Space Shambles, presented in association with The Cosmic Shambles Network. Legendary astronaut Chris Hadfield and Robin Ince are your hosts for the evening, plus an eclectic host of surprise special guests for comedy lovers, music fans and science enthusiasts alike. The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels.Also, BBC 6 MUSIC: LAMACQRobin continues his regular appearances on the Steve Lamacq show, using his vast musical knowledge to profile a listener - cold reading put to good use.
But, alas, our strong user base also makes us a sort-after target for "forum spammers" - people who sign up to forums to advertise their own products or the product of an organisation for whom they work.
The admin team has done a superb job in filtering out these users who we can't accept because they would dilute the real content of the site to the extent that it was useless for its intended purpose, and over time I've added tools to help them pick out what's become the small minority of valid new registrations.
I've now switched from an "AWS" to an "ATC" type system - in other words from a system which warns the admin that a signup is likely to be spammerous to one which actually makes moves to control the spam by automatically blocking repeating offenders.
And we'll see how it goes over the upcoming hours, days, weeks and months.
You can still donate, background info in Robin's post here, or directly to Helen's Go Fund Me here or CLIC Sargent here. Drawing on diverse sources from nuclear missile tests to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Orson Wells' infamous radio hoax, Ince discovers how destruction has been portrayed in different ways across the decades, with archive contributions from thinkers including physicist Richard Feynman and philosopher Noam Chomsky. The Cosmic Shambles Network is the new home of many of the creations of Robin and friends, bringing together science tours, podcasts, video contributions and blog features. Robin and Josie Long are making podcasts with lots of nice authors and interesting people, talking enthusiastically about their favourite books, or just mesmerising topics.
Find them over at the Cosmic Shambles site HERE Robin and Johnny Mains team up for this unique exploration of the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of bedfellows.
Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.
"How to Build a Universe" is on sale now in all formats at places like Amazon, and proper book shops. Audible audiobook is here, with some comic readings by Robin, Brian and producer Sasha. "A special celebrity academia edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of.
Contributions from Alan Moore, Rudy Rucker, Prof Francesca Stavrakopoulou and more. Is comedy just like every other profession, or is there a need for some loss or pain in childhood to create the outsider who wishes to spend each night making themselves face one of the top three fears of human beings, public speaking? There's a new DVD just out: "The Very Least Worst of Robin Ince", a compilation of all kinds of thoughts that never made it on tour, including the likes of Edinburgh gigs over the years.
There's some technical trickery which means every time you play the disc, the 23 chapters change order, and lucky customers might get a copy with a completely different title on the sleeve and disc! The DVD from last year's tour has been distilled, ready for diffusion into your habitat, complete with extras and a full commentry track from Robin, joined by Brian Cox. Robin and Josie Long chat with Stewart Lee about alternative comedy, in episode 3 of series 4.
Here's a little doc by Robin and the gang from last year's incredible benefit for Helen and Barry.