There’s no shortage of surprising science in The Infinite Monkey Cage and this episode is dedicated to you, the audience, as we hear some of your favourite clips from the past 14 years of the show. Palaeontologist Susie Maidment explains why licking rocks is the best way to determine their age, but you were just as interested in whether Robin is older than Brian, who also admits Jon Culshaw’s impression of him is surprisingly accurate. Entomologist Erica McAlister explains what to do if a fly lands in your wine, but be warned, it might put you off drinking! And actor Brendan Hunt gets excited by the prospect of chatty trees.

Episodes featured:

Series 24: The Wood Wide Web

Series 23: A History of Rock

Series 5: What’s the North Ever Done for Us?

Series 20: Dinosaurs

Series 23: In Praise of Flies

Series 21: Science of Laughter

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Producer: Marijke Peters

Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

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