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

One Comment on “Geek Pop: December 2012”

  1. arbelosmusic says:

    Great collection. And if I can humbly add our little ditty, written to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission: “We’re Going to the Moon for Christmas”?

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