Steve goes to war against rote learning; Matt tells us how ancient numbers affect what we can and can't name our dogs; and Helen's bit is elementary, my dear listener.
00:50 - Matt's bit
12:41 - Steve's bit
25:22 - Helen's bit
40:26 - The Element Song
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Series 2 is here!Looking for a science comedy podcast that doesn't skimp on the details? We've got you. One starting point sets off three different science stories from the trio behind comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd.Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney take a single phrase and use it to investigate things that might not seem particularly interesting on the surface, but become fascinating when you get down to the nitty and / or gritty.Come for the Unnecessary Detail. Stay for the A Podcast Of. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.