The Infinite Monkey Cage

Last Edited: 14-Aug-2016 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
30-Nov-2009
1-1 why so many comedians seem to start
life as scientists
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dara O'Briain and Alice Roberts
produced by Alexandra Feachem
24:53, 23338, S
07-Dec-2009
1-2 science conspiracies, UFOs and
the search for ET
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jon Ronson and Seth Shostack
produced by Alexandra Feachem
25:05, 23520, S
14-Dec-2009
1-3 quantum physics, and if astrology
really shares its roots with more
scientific pursuits
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Miller
produced by Alexandra Feachem
24:59, 23426, S
21-Dec-2009
1-4 Adam explains why religion really could
be good for your health, and can
Victor convert Robin and Brian in time
for the festive season?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Victor Stock, Adam Rutherford
produced by Alexandra Feachem
24:56, 23389, S
14-Jun-2010
2-1 science and fame
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Miller, Robert Winston
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:47, 26064, S
21-Jun-2010
2-2 Trust me I'm a Scientist
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Goldacre, Dave Gorman
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:50, 26096, S
28-Jun-2010
2-3 multiple dimensions, alternate universes
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jonathan Ross, Alan Moore, Brian Greene
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:53, 26151, S
05-Jul-2010
2-4 Things Can Only Get Better?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
produced by Alexandra Feachem
28:08, 26384, S
15-Nov-2010
3-1 Apocalypse
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Andy Hamilton
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:50, 26107, S
22-Nov-2010
3-2 Modern World
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Paul Foot
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:59, 26239, S
29-Nov-2010
3-3 Randomness
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Tim Minchin, Alex Bellos
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:49, 26080, S
06-Dec-2010
3-4 Philosophy
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Alexei Sayle, Julian Baggini
produced by Alexandra Feachem
24:59, 23429, S
30-May-2011
4-1 What Don't We Know?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Paul Foot, Steve Jones, Marcus Chown
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:28, 25761, S
06-Jun-2011
4-2 6 Degrees
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Stephen Fry, Simon Singh
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:51, 26116, S
13-Jun-2011
4-3 So You Want To Be an Astronaut?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Helen Keen, Kevin Fong
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:46, 26045, S
20-Jun-2011
4-4 Is Cosmology Really a Science?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Alan Moore, Ed Copeland, Dallas Campbell
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:58, 26227, S
27-Jun-2011
4-5 Glastonbury Special
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Billy Bragg, Graham Coxon, Shappi
Khorsandi, Tony Ryan
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:57, 26210, S
04-Jul-2011 4-6 Science V The Supernatural
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Andy Nyman, Richard Wiseman, Bruce Hood
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:57, 26232, S
21-Nov-2011
5-1 What's the North Ever Done for Us?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jon Culshaw, Jeff Forshaw, Matthew Cobb
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:52, 26084, S
28-Nov-2011
5-2 A Balanced programme on Balance
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Katy Brand, Paul Nurse
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:49, 26035, S
05-Dec-2011
5-3 The Origins of Life
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Tim Minchin, Adam Rutherford, Nick Lane
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:57, 26152, S
12-Dec-2011
5-4 The Science of Sound
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Trevor Cox, Chris Plack, Tom Wrigglesworth
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:53, 26100, S
19-Dec-2011
5-5 I'm a Chemist Get Me Out of Here
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dara O'Briain, Andrea Sella, Tony Ryan
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:40, 25891, S
26-Dec-2011
5-6 The Science of Christmas
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Richard Dawkins, Mark Gatiss, Roger
Highfield
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:54, 26108, S
18-Jun-2012 6-1 Oceans: the last great unexplored
frontier?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dave Gorman, Lloyd Peck, Bramley Murton
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:42, 25922, S
25-Jun-2012 6-2 science mavericks
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Marcus Brigstocke, Kevin Fong, Aoife McLysaght,
Barry Marshall
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:51, 26058, S
02-Jul-2012 6-3 Does Size Matter?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Andy Hamilton, Mark Miodownik, Eleanor Stride
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:59, 26194, S
09-Jul-2012 6-4 The Science of Symmetry
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Marcus Du Sautoy, Adam Rutherford, Alan Moore
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:53, 26098, S
16-Jul-2012 6-5 Parallel Universes
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
John Lloyd, Martin Rees, Lucie Green
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:49, 26031, S
23-Jul-2012 6-6 Science v Art
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Al Murray, Andrew Pontzen, Sara Pascoe,
Jonathan Butterworth
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:35, 25814, S
19-Nov-2012 7-1 Space: The Final Frontier
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Patrick Stewart, Ben Miller, Monica Grady
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:44, 25952, S
26-Nov-2012 7-2 Improbable Science
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Marc Abrahams, Katy Brand, Matthew Cobb
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:41, 25913, S
03-Dec-2012 7-3 Secret Science
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Sue Black
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:53, 26101, S
10-Dec-2012 7-4 Brain Science
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jo Brand, Sophie Scott, Brian Butterworth
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:48, 26015, S
17-Dec-2012 7-5 Creating Life
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ed Byrne, Adam Rutherford and Philip Ball
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:44, 25962, S
24-Dec-2012 7-6 Christmas Special
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Mark Gatiss, Steve Jones, Richard Wiseman,
Victor Stock
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:56, 26147, S
24-Jun-2013
8-1
What Is Death?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Katy Brand, Nick Lane, Sue Black
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:46, 25985, S
01-Jul-2013
8-2
Glastonbury -- Quantum Cosmology
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
KT Tunstall, Fay Dowker, Jeff Forshaw,
Marcus Brigstocke
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:50, 26047, S
08-Jul-2013
8-3
Space Tourism Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Brian Blessed, Stephen Attenborough, Kevin Fong
produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:48, 26021, S
15-Jul-2013
8-4
What Makes a Science a Science? Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Goldacre, Sophie Scott, Evan Davis

produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:41, 25908, S
22-Jul-2013
8-5
Alfred Russel Wallace Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Steve Jones, Aoife McLysaght, Tony Law

produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:53, 26092, S
29-Jul-2013
8-6
Science Museum Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Josie Long, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ian Blatchford,
Richard Holmes

produced by Alexandra Feachem
27:58, 26179, S
18-Nov-2013
9-1
Risk
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
David Spiegelhalter, Sue Ion, Graeme Garden
Producer: Rami Tzabar

27:35, 25817, S
25-Nov-2013
9-2
Through the Doors of Perception
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Claudia Hammond, Beau Lotto, Alan Moore
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:32, 25767, S
02-Dec-2013
9-3
Science Rocks!
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dave Martill, Hermione Cockburn, Ross Noble,
Eric Idle
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:40, 25900, S
09-Dec-2013
9-4
To Infinity and Beyond
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
John Lloyd, Colva Roney Dougal, Simon Singh
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:36, 25824, S
16-Dec-2013
9-5
Should We Pander to Pandas?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Sandy Knapp, Simon Watt, Sara Pascoe
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:34, 25803, S
23-Dec-2013
9-6
Science and Spin
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Matthew Cobb, Sheena Cruikshank, Helen Keen,
James Burke
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:27, 25696, S
07-Jul-2014
10-1
podcast
Numbers Numbers Everywhere
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dave Gorman, Alex Bellos and Dr Vicky Neale
44:46, 41930, S
14-Jul-2014
10-2
podcast
Are Humans Uniquely Unique?
Robin Ince and Brian Cox
Keith Jensen, Katie Slocombe and Ross Noble
45:25, 42565, S
21-Jul-2014
10-3
podcast
Does Science Need War?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Katy Brand, Philip Ball and Kevin Fong
39:09, 36708, S
28-Jul-2014
10-4
podcast
Can Science Save Us?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Stephen Fry, Tony Ryan, Lucie Green, Eric Idle
52:45, 49626, S
04-Aug-2014
10-5
podcast
What Happened before the Big Bang?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Carlos Frenk, Faye Dowker, Ben Miller, Richard Vranch
40:45, 38210, S
11-Aug-2014
10-6
podcast
Irrationality
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Josie Long, Paul Foot, Richard Wiseman, Stuart Ritchie
43:17, 40585, S
BBC R4X
09-Mar-2014
special
Brian and Robin's Infinite Inbox
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Producer: Rami Tzabar
27:40, 32401, S
25-Dec-2014
special
The Infinite Monkey Cage Christmas
Special
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Brian Blessed, Chris Hadfield, Professor Francesca
Stavrakopoulou, the Reverend Richard Coles
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
50:13, 47061, S
19-Jan-2014
11-1
podcast
Deception
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
David Aaronovitch, Richard Wiseman, Sophie Scott
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
27:49, 26106, S
26-Jan-2015
11-2
podcast
Fierce Creatures
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Steve Backshall, Lucy Cooke, Andy Hamilton
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
42:02, 39400, S
02-Feb-2015
11-3
podcast
Solar System
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jo Brand, Professor Monica Grady, Dr Carolyn Porco
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
54:38, 51179, S
09-Feb-2015
11-4
podcast
When Quantum Goes Woo
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Goldacre, Jeff Forshaw, Sara Pascoe
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
43:56, 41111, S
16-Feb-2015
11-5
podcast
What Is the Point of Plants
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Professor Jane Langdale, Professor Jim Al-Khalili,
Ed Byrne
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
34:50, 32596, S
23-Feb-2015
11-6
podcast
Serendipity in Science
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Lee Mack, Simon Singh, Professor Andrea Sella
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
43:48, 40983, S
06-Jul-2015
12-1
podcast
USA Tour: New York
Is Science a Force for Good Or Evil?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Bill Nye the Science Guy, Janna Levin, Tim Daly,
Lisa Lampanelli
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
46:55, 43960, S
13-Jul-2015
12-2
podcast
USA Tour:Los Angeles
Science Goes to Hollywood: Science
Fact V Science Fiction
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Sean Carroll, Joe Rogan, David X Cohen, Eric Idle
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
45:39, 42770, S
20-Jul-2015
12-3
podcast
USA Tour: Chicago
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Peter Sagal, Julia Sweeney, Paul Sereno, Jerry Coyne
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
45:32, 42665, S
27-Jul-2015
12-4
podcast
USA Tour: San Francisco
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Seth Shostack, Carolyn Porco, Greg Proops,
Paul Provenza
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
47:28, 44469, S
03-Aug-2015
12-5
podcast
The Need for Speed
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Alexei Sayle, Andy Green, Danielle George
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
47:05, 44105, S
10-Aug-2015
12-6
podcast
A Forensic look at Forensics
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Sue Black, Dr Mark Spencer, Rufus Hound
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
49:13, 46103, S
08-Dec-2015
15-Dec-2015
special
podcast
An Infinite Monkey's Guide to
General Relativity
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
27:31, 25804, S
27:34, 25803, S
25-Dec-2015
special
Christmas Special --
The Science of Doctor Who
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ross Noble, Fay Dowker, Paul Franklin, Simon Guerrier,
the Very Reverend Victor Stock
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
45:50, 42884, S
18-Jan-2016
13-1
Artificial Intelligence
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jo Brand, Anil Seth, Alan Winfield
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
42:32, 39789, S
25-Jan-2016
13-2
What is Race?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Shappi Khorsandi, Adam Rutherford, Mark Thomas
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
45:52, 42916, S
01-Feb-2016
13-3
Invisible Universe
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Jon Culshaw, Sarah Bridle, Tim O'Brien
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
38:21, 35946, S
08-Feb-2016
13-4
What Is Reality?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
David Eagleman, Sophie Scott, Bridget Christie
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
40:02, 37440, S
15-Feb-2016
13-5
Maths of Love and Sex
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Paul Foot, Hannah Fry, David Speigelhalter
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
45:21, 42420, S
22-Feb-2016
13-6
Climate Change
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Dara O Briain, Tony Ryan, Gabrielle Walker
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
48:50, 45682, S
04-Jul-2016
14-1
The Sound of Music
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Matt Kirshen, KT Tunstall, Nitin Sawhney, Lucy Cooke,
Trevor Cox
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
42:57, 40190, S
11-Jul-2016
14-2
The Recipe to Build a Universe
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Rufus Hound, Andrea Sella, Lucie Green
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
50:38, 47372, S
18-Jul-2016
14-3
Science of Sleep
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Russell Foster, Richard Wiseman, Katy Brand
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
38:11, 35733, S
25-Jul-2016
14-4
Battle of the Sexes
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Sophie Scott, Steve Jones, Sara Pascoe
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
44:37, 41751, S
01-Aug-2016
14-5
200 Years of Frankenstein
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Noel Fielding, Nick Lane, Sir Christopher Frayling
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
50:41, 47420, S
08-Aug-2016
14-6
The Universe: What Remains to Be
Discovered?
Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Ben Miller, Charlotte Church, Dr Paul Abel,
Professor Tim O'Brien
Producer : Alexandra Feachem
46:10, 43189, S