Is Oumuamua an alien spacecraft? How do we get there to find out?

November 12, 2018

Maddy Nichols joins Andrew in the studio and we hear from Prof Avi Loeb, the Harvard scientist making the news for suggesting that it's possible that Oumumua is an alien probe or light sail.

We also hear from Andreas Heim, the man behind Project Lyra...the proposed mission to send a spacecraft to Oumuamua.

A computer to rival human brains, the future of the KG and making your own fireworks

November 8, 2018

Malcolm tells us that he used to make his own fireworks and Hannah Little is far more sensible but no less fun in this week's Love and Science.

The Science of Fear, Colliding Galaxies and Clever Crows

October 29, 2018

Malcolm and Andrew discuss the latest science news.

Smacking children, An Artificial Moon and BepiColombo

October 22, 2018

Jamini, Malcolm and Andrew discuss the wonderful BepiColombo mission to Mercury, whether you should smack your children (stupid question) and whether you should launch a massive mirror into space to reflect sunlight back to earth at night (also a stupid question).

A Goblin in Space, Weird Physics at the South Pole and Stephen Hawking’s last work

October 16, 2018

Malcolm is joined by Robert Massey, Deputy CEO of the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss some of the most interesting space news we've heard for a while.

We also hear from Andrew as he interviews Dr Derek Fox about his scientific study which strongly suggest that the particles appearing to come up from the Antarctic Ice must point to physics outside the standard model.

Ada Lovelace Day, Women in Physics and much more

October 8, 2018

Karen Drake of Bristol's Engine Shed joins Malcolm and Andrew before John Ford pops in.

Science Comedy and Science News

October 1, 2018

Andrew and Malcolm are joined by UWE's Hannah Little for this week's Love and Science.

The Lesser Sun, landing robots on an asteroid and poor old wasps

September 24, 2018

Malcolm and Andrew are joined by Tom Adams to discuss his new show The Lesser Sun, which he just happens to be making with our Andrew Glester.

Tom even performs a song from the show all about the astronaut Michael Collins.

All that plus the latest science news and chat.

Blue Dot Festival, Naming a Mars Rover and losing the Moon

July 24, 2018

John Ford steps in for Andrew as Malcolm and John discuss a whole host of science news stories.

The only problem for John is that Andrew was tasked with turning the show into a podcast so John didn't get away with his scandalous remark about Andrew.

In a first for the Love and Science podcast, we'll also hear content which wasn't in the original radio show including Andrew in conversation with Dr Lucy Quinn (of the Blue Planet 2 series and the British Antarctic Survey) and Dr Stephen Wilkins who is going to be using the James Webb Space Telescop to probe space like never before.

This is our last show until September. Rest your ears and we'll be back then.

Neutrinos off the shoulder of Orion, Hating your own voice and how to see Mars

July 16, 2018

Malcolm and Andrew delve through the latest science stories including discovering the real reason we hate the sound of our own voices and a new invention to combat motion sickness.