On TV, Radio and online

As well as being a geek songstress and comedian, I present funny and factual science shows for TV and radio. Watch my latest showreel here.

Recent appearances on the small screen include BBC Two Coast, explaining the physics of G-force whilst riding the UK’s tallest rollercoaster; Mildly electrifying Sandi Toksvig and Matt Lucas in an interactive science experiment on BBC2’s QI; Discussing pandas, axolotls and star-nosed moles on BBC Two Newsnight; Unlocking the physics of internet videos on four series of Outrageous Acts of Science for Discovery Channel; and performing stand-up and songs in front of a live audience in four episodes of Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience for Comedy Central.

You can hear Festival of the Spoken Nerd on BBC Radio 4 in the second series of our radio comedy show “Domestic Science” from January 2018 – and get involved in doing some science from the comfort of your own home. Also on Radio 4, you can still listen to the funny and factual lunchtime series I wrote with my sister Dr Kat Arney and produced by Hat Trick: “Did The Victorians Ruin The World?

In an unusual diversion from audio-visual media, the first Festival of the Spoken Nerd book The Element In The Room, written by myself and Steve Mould, is out in October 2017 and published by Cassell.

You might also have heard me on BBC Radio 3 for Comic Relief, Radio 4 on Infinite Monkey Cage, 5Live as a guest expert on Bacon’s Theory, 6Music, World Service, LBC and as a guest on the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast.

If you’d like to talk about your TV or radio project, please get in touch.

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TV Credits

2017 – BBC2 QI – science experiments on two episodes
2017 – Outrageous Acts of Science, Series 5 – Discovery Channel
2016 – Outrageous Acts Of Science, Series 4 – Discovery Channel
2016 – “Eureka!” science panel show – RTE, Ireland
2016 – Updated Elements Song – Channel 4 News
2015 – Outrageous Acts Of Science, Series 3b – Discovery Channel
2015 – Coast, guest presenter on the search for Dark Matter – BBC Two
2015 – You Have Been Warned/Outrageous Acts of Science, Series 3, presenter – Discovery Channel
2014 – Coast, guest presenter on the science of rollercoasters – BBC Two
2014 – Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience, Series 2 – Comedy Central
2013 – IT Crowd Documentary – Channel 4
2013 – You Have Been Warned/Outrageous Acts of Science, Series 2, presenter – Discovery Channel
2013 – Newsnight, science guest, Ugly Animal Preservation Society – BBC Two
2012 – Schrodinger’s Katt, music feature – NRK 1, Norwegian TV
2012 – You Have Been Warned/Outrageous Acts of Science, Series 1, presenter – Discovery Channel
2012 – Megabits, series voiceover – BBC Two
2011 – 4Thought, presenter – Channel 4
2011 – Inspired by the BBC, featured interview – BBC Learning

Radio Credits

2018 – Radio Comedy series “Domestic Science” with Festival of the Spoken Nerd – BBC Radio 4
2017 – Radio 4 series “Did The Victorians Ruin The World?” with Kat Arney & Hat Trick – BBC Radio 4
2016 – Radio Comedy series “Domestic Science” with Festival of the Spoken Nerd – BBC Radio 4
2015 – More Or Less “Number of the Year” – BBC Radio 4
2014 – Festival of the Spoken Nerd, pilot – BBC Radio 4
2014 – More Or Less “Number of the Year” – BBC Radio 4
2014, 2013 – Bacon’s Theory, science expert – BBC Radio 5 Live
2013 – More Or Less “Number of the Year” – BBC Radio 4
2013 – MacAuley and Co, guest performer – BBC Radio Scotland
2013 – Weekend, guest performer – BBC World Service
2013 – Red Nose Day “Top of the Baroque”, writer and presenter – BBC Radio 3
2012 – Richard Bacon Show, Edinburgh Science Festival, science expert – Radio 5 Live
2012 – Ian Collins Show, guest commentator – LBC
2011 – Infinite Monkey Cage Christmas Special, guest performer – BBC Radio 4
2011 – Wondermentalist Cabaret, guest performer – BBC Radio 4
2011 – Infinite Monkey Cage at Cheltenham Science Festival, guest performer – BBC Radio 4
2011 – Tim Key’s Suspended Sentence, voiceover – BBC Radio 4
2010 – “Office Christmas Party” – BBC 6 Music

Online Credits

2017 – Just For Graphs – DVD and download, now available to buy
2016 – YourLife contributor – YouTube
2016 – Objectivity contributor – YouTube
2015 – Full Frontal Nerdity – DVD and download, now available to buy
2013 – Numberphile contributor – YouTube
2013 – Headsqueeze, Number Hub contributor – YouTube
2013 – TEDx guest speaker – London School of Economics
2013 – Zubox, topical songwriter and performer – YouTube
2013, 2012 – Science Weekly podcast, studio guest – Guardian
2012 – Wired Magazine UK tablet edition, featured artist – Conde Nast
2012 – Royal Institution Advent Calendar, presenter – RI Channel
2012 – Amnesty International Secret Podcast, guest performer – Guardian
2012 – Hangout for Google Science Fair with Festival of the Spoken Nerd – Google Education/YouTube
2012 – Ignite London 6, as Domestic Science – Vimeo
2011 to present – Festival of the Spoken Nerd “Extra Time For Questions” podcast – iTunes
2011 – Ukulele for Dummies, live lesson video with Amy Lamé – Wiley

Radio Production Credits

2005-2010 – Broadcast Assistant for Breakfast, Performance on 3, New Generation Artists, Words & Music and The BBC Proms (BBC Radio 3)