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Thread started 10/27/16 6:13am

Noodled24

No such thing as a fish

The title for No Such Thing as a Fish comes from a fact in the QI TV series. In the third episode of eighth series, also known as "Series H", an episode on the theme of "Hoaxes" reported that after a lifetime studying fish the biologist Stephen Jay Gould concluded that there was no such thing as a fish. He reasoned that while there are many sea creatures, most of them are not closely related to each other. For example, a salmon is more closely related to a camel than it is to a hagfish.[6] The opening of early episodes of the podcast used to feature a recording of the elves mentioning this fact, which appears in the first paragraph of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Underwater Life.[7][8]

http://qi.com/podcast/

Anyone else listen to these podcasts?

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Reply #1 posted 10/27/16 8:51am

AsylumUtopia

I just looked up my details and I registered on QI in 2006.


So I've been a member there for over 10 years and never knew they did podcasts for the episodes - although I haven't really been active for at least the last 5 of those.


Did they only recently (i.e. in the last 5 years or so) begin to post these?


Anyway, to answer your question, no I do not yet listen to these podcasts, but thanks very much for posting about them, now I know they exist I'll start listening to them.


BTW, do you know where the ones for eps 2-52 are?

The "Where are Episodes 2 - 52" podcast says go to nosuchthingasafish.com but that just redirects to http://qi.com/podcast/


I'd quite like to listen to them in the correct order.

Lemmy, Bowie, Prince, Leonard. RIP.
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Reply #2 posted 10/27/16 9:09am

Noodled24

I think they address this in episode 53.

Originally all the podcasts were available for free. At some point they had to commercialize them so Episodes 1 - 52 are only available on vinyl (me either but I think that's the point). Of course if you buy the vinyl you also get downloads & a bonus episode. Basically they're free for a year, then they sell them.

They also have a TV show "No Such Thing As The News" BBC2 Thurs 10pm.

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Reply #3 posted 11/01/16 11:23am

AsylumUtopia

Noodled24 said:

I think they address this in episode 53.

Originally all the podcasts were available for free. At some point they had to commercialize them so Episodes 1 - 52 are only available on vinyl (me either but I think that's the point). Of course if you buy the vinyl you also get downloads & a bonus episode. Basically they're free for a year, then they sell them.

They also have a TV show "No Such Thing As The News" BBC2 Thurs 10pm.


Thanks for that. I didn't know they had a TV show either, so I'll look out for that.


I've listened to eps 53 & 54 so far, I think they did make some mention of eps 2-52 but to be honest I can't remember what they said. Might have tyo listen to it again at some point. Anyway, plenty there to keep me occupied for a while.

Lemmy, Bowie, Prince, Leonard. RIP.
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Reply #4 posted 11/07/16 4:40am

kpowers

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Image result for barney miller fish gif

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/16 5:39am

Steadwood

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What the Hell did I just eat with my chips then? :hmm:




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Reply #6 posted 11/14/16 8:10am

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Steadwood said:

What the Hell did I just eat with my chips then? hmm smile

lol lol

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Reply #7 posted 11/14/16 8:17am

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Image result for animals with big noses

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Reply #8 posted 11/15/16 4:22pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Image result for animals with big noses

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