In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

LATEST EPISODES

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Women and terrorism

Mike and Josh are joined by Rosie Mutton to discuss the role of women in terrorist organisations, and the many ‘invisible’ roles they perform that maintain and sustain the continued existence of the group.

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Super-soldiers in sci-fi

In this episode, Mike and Josh discuss some of the early depictions of super-soldiers in science fiction, from Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959) to Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War (1974).

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Academic social media

Is Twitter really the best place to share your research? Mike and Josh discuss the murky world of academic social media, where those who shout the loudest get the most attention…

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Bad Science and the anti-vax movement

Why do people believe in homeopathy, and who’s to blame for the controversial anti-vax movement? Mike and Josh discuss Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, and the dangerous implications of the ‘bad science’ used to justify irrational and unethical beliefs.

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Gym culture

Mike and Josh are joined by Kurtis Cusimano to talk about strength sports and the culture around weightlifting, powerlifting and the World’s Strongest Man.