Science and Stuff with Emer Maguire on BBC Radio Ulster

“Science and Stuff with Emer Maguire” launched in October 2017 on BBC Radio Ulster. I’ve been having so much fun interviewing the most interesting people, learning about new science and tech, and communicating all of it to a lovely audience.

It’s difficult to pick my favourite clips from the show so far, but I’ve tried any way! Below are some of my top moments from “Science and Stuff with Emer Maguire”. Just click on whatever moments tickle your fancy and you’ll be brought over to BBC Radio Ulster to listen to a short clip:

Myself and our weird science correspondent Joe McNally talk about the grossness of slurping and how a newly invented noise cancelling fork could solve the problem… are you a victim of nu-hara (noodle harassment?!)

Me talking about my favourite science books in celebration of book week 2017

Dr Ken Howe from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies in Glasgow explaining how you can spot a zombie (should an apocalypse ever occur!)

Andrew Smyth (Great British Bake Off runner up and engineer) tells me how the structure of honeycomb can help us in space (plus, he made some honeycomb for me WHILE explaining…best science EVER!)

Talented poet Colin Hassard writes a poem on the Digital Age for Science and Stuff. This is definitely one of my favourite clips as creativity and the digital world collide

Myself and our resident weird science correspondent Joe McNally talking about the multitasking abilities of pigeons versus people

Do aliens exist? I asked Dr Chris Watson (a ‘planet hunter’ from Queen’s University Belfast)…and his answer is very intriguing (and convincing!)

Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks (from the hit Science (ish) podcast and book) question could we REALLY go back to the future (as they look at the peculiar science of the movies)

Dr Niamh Shaw reads a thought-provoking entry from her journal that she kept while on board the Mars Desert Research Station in the middle of the Utah Desert

There are also a few favourite video clips from the show below!

Duet with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
As part of my BBC Radio Ulster show, “Science and Stuff with Emer Maguire”, I had the fantastic opportunity to meet and interview astronaut Chris Hadfield. Commander Hadfield went viral when he recorded himself performing Space Oddity in a music video  on the International Space Station in 2013. During our interview I was lucky enough to get to perform an impromptu duet with him on David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity. The original video has 38 million views, and it was an honour to sing the song with him. You can watch the video of our duet HERE

Live Experiments with BBC Radio Ulster at W5
Educator Sean Greer from W5 in Belfast taught me some science through some cool live experiments. And we caught the whole thing on camera!
Check out our slime making video HERE
Our Vitamin C rocket video HERE
And our bubble monster video HERE