Geek Pop: December 2012


Happy Christmas and bye bye to @jimothybell for now. He’ll be experiencing Christmas upside down in a hot place, which is just wrong. Anyway, as has become tradition here at Geek Pop, for the festive period we’re bringing you a selection of the most niche songs ever – Christmas science songs. Extra props to Jonny Berliner for writing a power ballad about Michael Faraday’s Christmas lectures.

In January, we’re kicking off a new series called ‘Desert Island Scientist’. Here’s a trailer. Stay tuned to the same podcast feed and it will reach your earholes very soon.

I Want an Alien for Christmas – Fountains of Wayne

Post Apocalypse Christmas – Gruff Rhys

Merry Christmas if that’s Okay – Mystery Science Theater 3000s (YouTube link)

Mistletoe – Colbie Calliat (iTunes link)

The Christmas Power Ballad of Michael Faraday – Jonny Berliner (Bandcamp link)

PRSClick here to choose from iTunes and other podcatchers. Subscription is free – it just means that whenever you open iTunes, it will automatically check for updates and download new podcasts. The online archive is here.

Intro/outro music by Intercontinental Music Lab. Image: ufos-&-aliens

New series trailer: Desert Island Scientist


You might have heard us jabbering on about something called Desert Island Scientist in the last few months. Well, it’s finally coming! In January 2013, we kick off the series with an episode co-hosted by real, bona fide scientist Dr Owen Rackham. Here’s a sneaky earful of the sort of thing you can expect.

If you’re a scientist and would like to visit our (pretend) desert island, get in touch and we’ll see if we can put you on a show.

Image: Alana’s Vintage Collectibles


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