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Interviewed for the BBC again

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Yes, regular reader. Yet again I have failed to adhere to a regular blogging and workout programme. Never mind.

In much more exciting news, I was a guest speaker on BBC Five Live’s Game On show. We talked about games company Valve, Steam, Steam Greenlight, Kickstarter and more.

Yes, I know it airs at 3:30am when no one is listening. Shush. Anyway, I forgot to look it up before and it’s only available through iPlayer for another 6 hours so I figured I should probably blog it here. 

Also, I can’t bear to listen back to it so for all I know they edited me out completely, like another BBC interviewer did last time.

Here it is. Debbie Timmins on the BBC. Probably. The games segment starts at the 2:12 timestamp.

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2 October, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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#OneADay 4 – Moar Science Pl0x

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How bloody brilliant is this week’s Stargazing Live show on the BBC? When I first heard about it, I thought it would be one of those terribly dull documentaries with endless shots of constellations drawn on a night sky and some bollocks about the history of their names. It’s not that at all.

Presented by Prof Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain, it’s a lovely mix of piss-taking, real science, woo-debunking and pissing about with props. Yesterday we were warned about the dangers of being in hotels during 2012 (O’Briain says that the planets will align and all the hotels will collapse. Cox says he’s talking crap). Today we had a serious scientific question about the frequencies of stars. Of course, I have no idea what the question, nor the answer was because I was too busy giggling at O’Briain asking it through a helium squeak but I was entertained and it does make science much more appealing.

This the crux of it, really. When one of the UK’s leading entertainers has to ask how long it takes light to reach us from a galaxy 2.5 million light years away… clearly there’s a need for more emphasis on science in this country. Blending comedy with proper education on prime time television with a presenter who is clearly passionate about his subject (Cox) is a great help.

And finally, get yourself and all your friends a ticket to next May’s national science tour, Uncaged Monkeys around the UK. Featuring… Ben Goldacre, Prof Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Robin Ince. Should be a great show.

Written by Weefz

4 January, 2011 at 9:50 pm