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Faster-than-light travel is every space-farer's dream. But are we there yet? Marcus is joined by Oxford physicist Patricia Jacob and former Edinburgh Fringe comedy veteran Jack Lewars.
Organoids and Brains in Jars
3D-printed organs and brains in jars are here, but are they more alive than we think? Marcus is joined by Cambridge neuroscientist Silvia Benito Kwiecinski and author Freya Berry.
Sci-fi Bugs vs Insects IRL
From real bugs in space to ants that farm other insects, can mother nature out-weird science fiction? Marcus is joined by PhD insectologist Eleanor Drinkwater and Artificial Intelligence specialist Haydn Belfield.
Neuralyzers and Memory Wiping
Remember that time the feds wiped your memory? This is how they did it. (Probably.) Marcus is joined by author and psychologist Dr. Alex Bryant and biotech expert Lucy Wark.
Discover the scientists developing tricorders right now, in real life. Marcus is joined by Cambridge scientist Dr. Christopher A. Powell and actor Kimberly Jarvis.
Predictive Crime Technology
You're guilty because an AI said so. Is this the future of justice? Discover the algorithmic bias already in our courts. Marcus is joined by Machine Learning PhD scholar Cody Coleman and actor Alys Williams.
Artificial wombs are amazing, terrifying, and fast becoming a reality. Marcus is joined by Cambridge scientist Dr. Hannah Copley and journalist-entrepreneur Sally Patterson.
Droids and Drones
Would you kick a pizza droid if your dinner arrived late? Robots are coming to our cities. How we treat and design them will shape society. Marcus is joined by PhD roboticist Charlie Houseago and sci-fi scholar Charlee New.