A Piece of String

A Piece of String

By Josie A Peters, Matthew Shribman, Sophie Ward

The podcast that brings together comedians and scientific minds to answer the biggest of all questions, ever. Each person brings a question. Someone secretly has an answer. Before each answer is revealed, the cast try to figure it out...

Episodes

Does The Ocean Need More Publicity?

What in nature is best at keeping time? Do we focus as much effort on the sea as we do space? When’s the best time to have kids? Matt, James, Fran and Sophie work out the truth.
18/02/21·38m 30s

Do Cuckoos Have Superpowers?

How much heat from the sun would it take to turn a beach into glass? Which is the ugliest animal? What is the fastest growing thing on the planet? Josie, Matt, Sophie and Fran hunt down the answers.
11/02/21·35m 59s

Does Paris actually exist?

What’s the most socially contagious thing after yawning? Which animal has the best memory per hour alive? If we all disappear tomorrow, how long would it take for all traces of us to vanish? James, Fran, Matt and Sophie find out.
04/02/21·38m 50s

How Romantic Is A Drunken Fly?

What’s the best type of cloud? What’s the most adventurous of flies? In 50 years, our grandkids will say ‘I can’t believe you grew up without...’ what? Sophie, Paul, Matt and special guest Erica McAlister discuss.
28/01/21·37m 32s

How Warm Are Butterfly Wings?

What’s the best water? Which wearable material would keep you the warmest and the driest? What’s the fastest food? Fran, Sophie, Josie and Matt discover the truth.
21/01/21·36m 9s

How Many House Plants Do You Need To Make All Your Oxygen?

How many plants would you have to carry around with you to replace all the oxygen you use when breathing? What’s the loudest animal on earth? Why is it so hard to get out of bed in the morning? Paul, Matt, Sophie and special guest Tom Crawford reveal all.
14/01/21·38m 15s

How Long Is An Antarctic New Year?

How many New Year’s Eves can you celebrate by crossing different time zones? How long would you like to be frozen in ice for? What’s the most precious gift you can give someone? Matt, Josie, Fran and James find some answers.
07/01/21·34m 48s

S02 EP02. How Many House Plants Do You Need To Make All Your Oxygen?

How many plants would you have to carry around with you to replace all the oxygen you use when breathing? What’s the loudest animal on earth? Why is it so hard to get out of bed in the morning? Paul, Matt, Sophie and special guest Tom Crawford reveal all.
07/01/21·38m 15s

How Long Is A Moon Cotton T-Shirt? (Season Finale)

James Hay, Josie, Matthew and special guest Laurie Blair discuss holding hands for miles, the mafia WhatsApp group and Crater Face McGee.
04/05/19·46m 7s

How Long Is A Burger Made Of Air?

Josie, Matthew, James Hay and special guest Laurie Blair discuss the coolest name in the animal kingdom, squirting lava from a hole, and sea loot.
06/04/19·51m 0s

How Long Is Falling In Love With Everyone?

Fran, James Wells, Matthew and Josie discuss having too much love to give, Hartlepool, and hot-cold confusion.
24/03/19·32m 30s

How Long Is A Bird Moving Like A Robot?

James, Matthew, Fran and Sophie discuss eating an aeroplane, Martian sunsets, and a pillar made of slugs.
11/03/19·41m 5s

How Long Is A Cat With Opposable Thumbs?

Matthew, Sophie, and two special guests, Philly and Nathan, discuss Demogorgon robots, penises with legs and eating chips and gravy off the floor.
25/02/19·39m 28s

How Long Is Toilet Roll Dangling From Space?

Sophie, Josie, Matthew and special guest Paul Stubley discuss Randy Gardner's ribbon, Josie drinking waterpark water, and a bathtub of ice-cream with two portions of fries.
03/02/19·37m 24s

How Long Is A Cylindrical Wolf?

Matthew, Josie, Sophie and special guest Paul Stubley discuss an atmosphere made of fish, Champagne Boy, and eating three breals a day.
20/01/19·39m 38s

How Long Is Santa Claus On A Pendulum?

In our festive special Fran, Sophie, James Wells and Matthew discuss the Christmas stick, 1000 mince pies, and teething toddler Jesus.
16/12/18·37m 9s

How Long Is A Low Gravity Party?

Sophie, Matthew, Josie and special guest Paul Stubley discuss setting your hair on fire as a conversation starter, Popworld on Mars, and trampoline rooms.
01/12/18·32m 8s

How Long Is An Unwashable Broccoli?

Josie, Matthew, James Hay and special guest Paul Stubley discuss carpeted Everest, helium stockpiles and Hollywood frogs.
18/11/18·44m 40s

How Long Is A Gorilla's Pet Dog?

James Hay, Josie, Matthew and special guest Paul Stubley discuss Clever Hans the maths horse, not chomping, and laser guided udder seekers.
04/11/18·47m 0s

How Long Is An Elizabethan Cat?

Matthew, James Wells, Josie and special guest James Hartley discuss ‘no-hands!’ surgery, last place blue, brown bread ice cream, and wine-glugging parrots.
21/10/18·44m 7s

How Long Is A Slug In A Gun?

Josie, Matthew, James Wells and special guest James Hartley discuss being like Mario, living underwater in a shopping centre, and death by jiggling.
07/10/18·37m 48s

How Long Is Riding A Plane To Safety?

James, Fran, Matthew and Tom discuss hangover causes and flying cats, with Fran speaking some Spanish thrown in. Warning: if you’re a nervous flier, this episode discusses plane crashes.
16/09/18·34m 23s

How Long Is A Thirsty Fish?

Tom, Matthew, Fran and James discuss forgetting names, swim bladders, which dog breed they each look like, and belly buttons.
02/09/18·49m 9s

How Long Is A Hole At The Pole?

Fran, James, Sophie and Matthew discuss albino zoos, rich people living on the inside of the earth, wolf packs and countless existential crises.
20/08/18·51m 21s

How Long Is A Democratic Dog Sneeze?

Matthew, Josie, Sophie and James discuss betraying your mates, 50 First Dates, mini-blink-sleeps, and Beyoncé loving whales.
05/08/18·52m 50s

How Long Is An Immigration Official On A Slide?

Sophie, James, Matthew and Josie discuss sneaky dolphins, building stars, the truth about how healthy it is to drink coffee, and high speed space junk.
22/07/18·52m 42s

How Long Is A Pair Of Leopard's Sunglasses?

Josie, Matthew, James and Sophie discuss wailing loads, ‘Is it a bird or is it a train?', horrendously un-relaxing experiences, and Sophie letting her shady bucket list slip.
08/07/18·45m 5s

How Long Is A Sweaty Platypus?

James, Sophie, Josie and Matthew discuss elephants that paint, sweating sunscreen, knee pits, and Josie giving Matthew's videos the cold shoulder.
19/06/18·47m 45s

How Long Is A Tin Can In The Antarctic?

Matthew, Josie, Sophie and James discuss bee battle cries, stripping stars, Ice 7, and crying on the tube.
03/06/18·43m 2s

How Long Is Pure Thyme?

Sophie, Matthew, James and Josie discuss happy Denmark, chopping a water bear in half, rollerskating dogs, and the ballooniverse.
20/05/18·39m 6s

How Long Is A Self-Cloning Crayfish?

James, Sophie, Josie and Matt talk about powerful smarties, naughty beings in the sky, using lasers to spy on conversations, and 2003.
06/05/18·35m 38s

How Long Is A Language Made of Colours?

Josie, James, Matt and Sophie talk about reading two books at once, the pursuit of many legs, sardine milk, and supermarket musicals.
06/05/18·34m 55s

How Long Is A Zero-Gravity Worm?

Matt, Fran, Josie and James talk about dirty soap, eating your tail, fancy pink salt, and lonely whales.
06/05/18·34m 47s
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