Alice May Roberts is an English biological anthropologist, biologist, television presenter, and author.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by comedian and writer Sara Pascoe, biological anthropologist Alice Roberts and space archaeologist Sarah Parcak. They look at how archaeology today looks far more Star Wars than Indiana Jones, as an archaeologist's list of kit can now include satellites and lasers. They discover how searching for clues from space has led to the discovery of several ancient lost Egyptian cities and how the study of ancient DNA and artefacts reveals our similarities, not differences, with our ancient forebears. Producer: Alexandra Feachem
#220 Professor Alice Roberts - What Would You Keep in your Marsupial Pouch? Richard has been gigging back home in Cheddar and meets a face from his past. His guest this week is broadcaster, author, President of Humanists UK and part-time Victoria Coren lookalike, Professor Alice Roberts. The pair discuss meeting the Blue Peter team, the behind the scenes debauchery of Time Team and what happened if they didn’t find anything, the great human journey and how much monkey business ended up affecting our DNA, an island of dead hobbits, Australian hypocrisy, how we might improve our useless human bodies, what God was thinking and the Sliding Doors world where dogs never existed.SUPPORT THE SHOW!Book for RHLSTP at the Edinburgh Fringe HEREBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE  See for privacy and opt-out information.
We chat to Professor Alice Roberts about the species that shaped our world ahead of her two free talks at Bournemouth University's Festival of Learning. Find out more and book onto her events at
Scientist, Author and Broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts sits down with Robin and Josie this week to talk about the challenges of turning science TV shows into popular science books and why she should read more fiction. There’s also chat about Stevie Smith poems leading to hypothermia, great new pop biology books and some Carl Sagan controversy. And if you haven’t signed up to the mailing list for Cosmic Shambles, our new adventure launching in January, head to
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May 19th, 1973
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3 hours, 3 minutes
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