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ROBIN AND BRIAN'S
CHRISTMAS COMPENDIUM OF REASON
AT HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
WITH SECRET GUESTS (INCL THE CURE!)
Robin and Brian are bringing a stellar lineup of performers and communicators to the Hammersmith Apollo on 18th and 19th Dec, with proceeds going to great charities like Médecins Sans Frontières UK and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
Some guests are being kept secret, so do come to avoid lingering regret. One of the guest bands has been revealed as THE CURE! But there are many more surprises to look forward to.
More info and tickets here.
FIVE NIGHTS OF
CHRISTMAS SCIENCE GHOSTS!
AT THE BLOOMSBURY
This year Robin has reinvented the intelligent Christmas show. It now has ghosts. Well, if by ghosts you mean five nights of comedy, music and short lighthearted science/history lectures, themed around the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. How have we done as a human civilization in the last 4000 years? How did we marvel at "the future"? What have we been up to lately? More info, and as usual a burgeoning list of contributors including Stewart Lee, Josie Long & many more, here.
INFINITE MONKEY CAGE LIVE:
US TOUR PRESALE NOV 10TH
Robin and Brian are going on a US road trip! The Infinite Monkey Cage Live will be visiting 4 cities in March, so there's a brand new website packed with resources to whet your appetite, including blogs from Robin and Brian.
Find it at www.infinitemonkeycage.com, and the US tour Twitter is @monkeycagelive
BBC RADIO 4 DOC
TEARS OF A CLOWN
IPLAYER NOW AVAILABLE
How true is the image of the melancholy comedian? While the lives of Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock and Spike Milligan are raked over with new books and documentaries appearing on a yearly basis, hundreds of comedians seemingly live and perform without facing anxiety that reaches clinical levels.
Is comedy just like every other profession, or is there a need for some loss or pain in childhood to create the outsider who wishes to spend each night making themselves face one of the top three fears of human beings, public speaking?
Find it here.
DEAD FUNNY BOOK IS OUT
Robin and Johnny Mains team up for this unique exploration of the relationship between comedy and horror to see if they do, as believed, make the most comfortable of bedfellows. Find it here.
NEW VITRIOLA PODCAST
WITH MICHAEL LEGGE
New podcast about music and shouting with Robin and Michael Legge and some others. Two old men talking about music and trying to convince you to start buying records again. Find it here.
THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE
NEW SERIES JANUARY
PLUS CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL!
BBC RADIO 4
Robin and Brian Cox start up their new series of light hearted seriousness in January, but keep your ears open for a Christmas Day Special at 11pm.
Programme homepage has more info, and more downloads INCLUDING LONG EDITS are at TIMC Podcast Page iTunes and other subscriptions linked from there as well. Twitter is @themonkeycage.
LISTEN AGAIN TO ROBIN'S
BBC RADIO 4 DOC
HEAL THYSELF (SELF HELP)
Robin did a 3 part series on the history of the self help movement. Find it here.
1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY
WITH STEPHEN FRY ET AL
Robin and his science chums have been beavering away creating a stream of conciousness for the curious mind, direct to your iPad or now in a browser version as well. It's called "the incomplete map of the cosmic genome", and features lots of videos from the heroes of wonder, with regularly updated content filtering through nicely, 115 contributors so far. More info over at cosmicgenome.com Twitter is @cosmicgenome.
NEW: LEAST WORST DVD
There's a new DVD just out: "The Very Least Worst of Robin Ince", a compilation of all kinds of thoughts that never made it on tour, including the likes of Edinburgh gigs over the years. There's some technical trickery which means every time you play the disc, the 23 chapters change order, and lucky customers might get a copy with a completely different title on the sleeve and disc! More details over at www.gofasterstripe.com.
COSMIC GENOME APP
NEW WEB VERSION AVAILABLE NOW
INCLUDING ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD!
Robin and his science chums have been beavering away creating a stream of conciousness for the curious mind, direct to your iPad and now in a browser version as well. It's called "the incomplete map of the cosmic genome", and features lots of videos from the heroes of wonder, with regularly updated content filtering through nicely. More info over at cosmicgenome.com Twitter is @cosmicgenome.
TEDX DUBLIN TALK UP
Robin's enthusiastic talk from TEDx in Dublin is up on YouTube here.
A BLOG A DAY?
Robin is going for it. The idea is to do a blog every day and see how long it lasts. Max 800 words. Find them at: robinince.wordpress.com
HAPPINESS THROUGH SCIENCE
2012 TOUR DVD NOW AVAILABLE
BRIAN COX COMMENTARY!
The DVD from last year's tour has been distilled, ready for diffusion into your habitat, complete with extras and a full commentry track from Robin, joined by Brian Cox. Available now at www.gofasterstripe.com.
EDITED BY BRIAN AND ROBIN
Brian and Robin have guest-edited a special Christmas edition of New Statesman magazine. Read their nice article here, with a link to the full edition at the bottom.
MORE 9 LESSONS AND CAROLS
2011 DVD AVAILABLE
The 2011 Christmas science, comedy and music show is now available at www.gofasterstripe.com.
UTTER SHAMBLES: SERIES 4
EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED EDITIONS
Robin and Josie Long chat with Stewart Lee about alternative comedy, in episode 3 of series 4. Comedy Central are doing longer versions than iTunes, also available earlier. Find them on Comedy Central, (download link in text) or go straight to all 4 series' download page here.
Alternatively, search iTunes for "Robin and Josie's Utter Shambles" (latest is episode 19, 20 should trickle through eventually, but it won't be the extended edition...)
"ROBIN INCE'S BAD BOOK CLUB"
PAPERBACK OR KINDLE
Reprinted again... paperback or Kindle. Robin's guide to the world’s worst inadvertently hilarious books. Order at places like amazon.co.uk. Complete with excerpts from a lot of badly good books, including some crabs.
THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE
WINS CHORTLE RADIO AWARD
Congrats to everyone at The Infinite Monkey Cage, (the BBC Radio 4 light-hearted science series presented by Robin and Brian Cox), and thanks to all who voted.
TED TALK AFTERMATH
Robin has done a little blog for TED, about the process of being a speaker at TED, here.
10 LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR GODLESS PEOPLE
2010 CD AVAILABLE
The 2010 Christmas science, comedy and music show is now available at www.gofasterstripe.com. Stay tuned for news of the 2011 show recordings.
TED TALK ONLINE
Robin's TED Global talk in Edinburgh is at ted.com here.
9 LESSONS CHRISTMAS SHOW 2008
DVD AVAILABLE NOW!
The original Chortle Award winning show from 2008 has been released by Go Faster Stripe. Order now at www.gofasterstripe.com
"Robin Ince is as Dumb as You" DVD Released
After much anticipation, the "Robin Ince is as Dumb as You" DVD is now available, featuring a 1 hour 9 minute stand-up show, shot at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. Also features Martin White on accordion, and 2 hours and 9 minutes of commentary by Robin and school friend Ed Dyson, (this is not a misprint, they comment exhaustively on the extras as well). Produced by the excellent GoFasterStripe team.
Order now at www.gofasterstripe.com