Talkaoke at Imperial Science Festival 2017

The People Speak returned to Imperial Science Festival in May 2017. This time with a slightly younger audience we talked about time travel, how you can change the world and what can be done about Donald Trump? Mikey and I co-hosted the discussion and we went to some strange and peculiar places, even by our standards!

Talkaoke at Hackstock / Sci-fi London 2017

Hosting a talk show at an event like Hackstock is always going to be interesting. The discussions are vibrant and bonkers with ideas coming at you from all directions. From virtual reality to science fiction, hallucinogens, existentialism, politics, art, science, all areas of philosophy, spirituality and technology, we went there…

There was even a special guest appearance by some members of Kraftwerk!

Improvised Pantomime at Sutton House

Christmas 2016 brought a strange new experience into my life. Improvised Pantomime!

Some now-usual suspects banded together to bring your favourite pantomime characters to life.

We meandered the passages of the fantastic Sutton House in Hackney and bantered wildly with each other and anyone not afraid of us. I generally chose the role of Aladdin’s genie, or sometimes Aladdin himself, to be honest whoever the punters thought I was became who I pretended to be, as is the nature of improv after all.

Why do some animals eat themselves?

Why do some animals eat themselves?

My recent story for BBC Earth is on autocannibalism, the act of eating oneself. There are many kinds of animals that eat members of their own species but some, either through accident or intention, eat parts of themselves! Read on to satisfy your morbid curiosity.