A new podcast joins Geek Syndicate!

Everyone a big welcome to the latest addition to the Geek Syndicate Network

Science Friction: Where sci-fi meets sci-fact!

Where your devilishly handsome and witty (not to mention humble) host, Karl Byrne takes a look at the real science behind science fiction, from time travel and alternate universes, to evil clones and superheroes.

Episode 1

To start the ball rolling, and in honour of the world surviving the Large Hadron Collider (aka “big scary black hole machine”) being turned on, in this episode Karl talks about blackholes: what they are, where they come from and the reality behind what we’ve seen on TV and in the movies. He also reviews some of his favourite sci-fi books, TV shows and movie’s that involve black holes and as an added tells you how the sun is going to die.

If you have any questions or comments about the show or any suggestions about what you’d like to hear in future episodes, you can contact karl here on the forum’s (where he’s known as Carlitobaby) or alternatively email him at [email protected]

So have a listen and then come along and watch him make a fool of himself at the Birmingham comic convention on the 3rd October!

Direct Download: Episode 1


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  1. Yeah, love this. It’s like New Scientist … but hipper. Or that book “the science of Star Trek”.

    You cover alot in this first episode, looking forward to more.

  2. Great stuff Karl, I want to hear more.
    I share an interest in the real science behind many of the stories in books and films as it can often be more profound and interesting than the fictional aspects of the main story itself.




  3. Great Stuff

    Your talk at BICS was one of the highlights for me.

    Watch out for the Super Stacebob!

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