" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

Marc Abrahams

Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research and its website Improbable.com.

He is the founder and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honouring achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on National Public Radio and on the Internet.

Marc writes a weekly column for the Guardian, and is the author of numerous books about the Ig Nobel awards and improbable research.

This show was guest hosted by Dan Schreiber. Dan Schreiber is the co-creator & producer of BBC Radio 4's Museum of Curiosity, occasional QI Elf, Chinese Standup & expert on all things Brian Blessed.


First broadcast on 24th June 2011.

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