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  • Is it possible or even perhaps probable that there is intelligent life out there somewhere in the universe? Well, yes. It's not quite that simple though so here's an episode of knowledge and ridiculousness to explore that idea further. Steve and Craig Elderfield anally probe the universe for answers to one of mankind's biggest questions: are we alone?
  • Steve was one of the many drummers in the Olympic Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics and he and Craig thoroughly enjoyed the events of the Olympics and Paralympics and thought it'd be worth chatting about. In this episode they discuss blind football, fireworks, and a job well done by Britain.
  • Despite a cold and sore throat, Steve sat down with Craig Elderfield to chat about Formula One racing. Oddly enough, there's a lot more to it than just a bunch of cars going round in circles. It involves some mad driving and engineering skillz.
  • This episode is all about marathons. Not "TV marathons" of your favourite shows, not a "Lord of the Rings marathon" where you watch all the extended versions of the films in a row because you don't know how to live a fun life, but the distance-running type of marathons!
  • Look out below! This episode is all about the life and career of Frank Sinatra. Mafia, politics, women, terrible attempts at accents by Steve... it's all in there. So listen, and join Steve and Ceri basking in the awesomeness that was ole blue eyes.
  • Huge ship vs. huge iceberg. Who wins? YOU decide!!! Just kidding. Iceberg wins. Spoiler alert! Have a listen to the episode and learn about how it all went down a century ago. Literally.
  • Tweet tweet! This episode is all about the social networking site Twitter. You know the one. 140 characters or less. Many people use this gift to keep the world updated on what they're eating at any given moment. It does have some promising qualities though, so Craig and Steve sat down and twittered on for a bit about Twitter.
  • Prince. Quite an odd character, this one, not unlike Michael Jackson. A musical genius as well, not unlike Michael Jackson. Who's better? YOU decide!! Vote NOW!! I'm kidding. Don't vote. It won't be counted. I have no means for measuring your votes... Anyway, listen to the episode and find out more about the life and career of Prince Nelson. Yup. You read that right.
  • The Wikicast is now going to be a fortnightly podcast instead of a weekly podcast for the time-being as Steve has had to go out and get a job while the True Ingredients continue to work in the recording studio.
  • This week Adam and Steve learn that there are over 44,000 centaurs flying through our solar system, we'll all have died out in a nuclear war long before the sun explodes, and we talk about how Pluto's membership to the Solar System Planets club didn't get renewed in 2006...
  • Merry Christmas! The 40th episode of the Wikicast is all about this wonderful time of year with the core human values of family, generosity, alcohol consumption, and skiving off work. Hurraaay! Ceri and Steve sat down to find out some interesting little facts that you may not know about the holiday traditions, and also to mull over their past Christmas memories to see if they've suffered any lasting trauma as a result. The verdict? Inconclusive...
  • Tornados! There's nothing quite like strong weather to give you the willies and yet take your home and family dog all in one go. I'm joined this week by Adam and Ceri as we learn that some tornados can be 2 miles wide, that Adam reckons chasing tornados in a "Storm Car" is a sensible thing to do, and that the Dutch get rage when you mistake The Netherlands for Holland...
  • Australia: hotter than the surface of the sun, and filled with all sort of things designed to kill you such as spiders, snakes, and swimming knives (according to Dylan Moran). Nevertheless, it sounds like a fun place to check out as we learn in this episode featuring Craig who's actually been there. Watch out for a slew of terrible accents...
  • Michael Jackson. You know the one. Huge superstar, and mysterious man. Boy, did he have some CHUNES! This week, Ceri and I sat down to chat about the life and career of MJ: all the controversies, but also just the man himself. You can't deny, dude had skills...
  • Gobble gobble! It's Thanksgiving weekend in the states so Ceri Patterson and Steve sat down to talk turkey, Native Americans, pumpkin chunking world championships (not kidding), and about the yearly institution of being actually grateful for stuff. Well done, 'Merica! Not a bad sentiment at all. Let's just neatly gloss over the mass eradication of Native Americans in the process... Mmm... turkey...
  • We're BACK!! This week, Adam Pollard and Steve O'Gallagher discuss Guy Fawkes Night: a yearly event which used to be marked as an excuse to burn effigies of the pope and other catholics... true story. Join us as we try not to offend some of the most popular religions on this colourful planet of ours...
  • I think my computer and my soundcard must have had quite a spat whilst I wasn't watching as they still aren't talking to each other...
  • Technical difficulties!! Listen and find out why there isn't an episode today. Sorry folks =/
  • In the midst of a severe hangover, Steve sat down with Ceri to chat about Halloween. It's tomorrow, so... may as well really. As you might imagine, Halloween goes way way back into ancienty times, which we do look into a little, but mostly this episode's about the fun side of the autumn holiday. So carve your pumpkin, don your costume, and listen!
  • Submarines are long, smooth and they come with thrust. How dare you! Get your mind out of the gutter, folks. These are very impressive technological achievements and such. They also sound like horrible places to spend more than a few hours. Hit "play" and listen to Ceri, Adam and Steve chat subs.
  • Pilots are very elusive creatures and their day-to-day activities are relatively unknown, but luckily Steve's older brother is one such being so he sat him down in front of a microphone and asked him a bunch of questions about flying planes and how to ensure they don't crash and burn. This episode features Adam Pollard and Steve asking Pilot Paul questions whilst trying to subdue our awe.
  • The ancient Greeks were a pretty creative bunch, in turns out. Their stories and gods belief system is rather mind-bending and probably concocted in a state of near drug-overdose. Don't read the Wikipedia article on it: it's boring as hell. Listen to this episode instead as Steve, Adam, and Ceri talk 3-headed dogs, cyclopses, and winged horses carrying lightning bolts. Seriously.
  • This episode is all about dastardly evil genius designed to thieve from people without them realising it. Con Artists are, sadly, rather rife in the world so listen to this episode to learn about some of the most common confidence tricks and avoid being duped yourself... like Craig Elderfield was in Thailand... and by someone in Africa. Listen to the episode to hear his tales of shame...
  • O, Canada? Yes, the very same. It turns out that Canada is much more than just maple trees, beavers, ice hockey, and Mounties. It's a pretty badass country when you read into it, so go drip some maple syrup on your beaver-tail pastries and have a listen.
  • This past week, the Wikicast turned the ripe old age of 6 months, so Adam and I thought it would be fitting to record an episode all about the podcast that inspired us to start it all: The Bugle. This week, we discuss this greatest podcast of all, and even get a chance to chat to co-host Andy Zaltzman on the phone at the end of the episode!
  • The National Football League is not just for Americans, honest! It's pig-skin that the whole world can enjoy. There's even talk of there being a London team one day! (It's true, I've heard it, but to be honest, I can't see it happening... but maybe! ... but probably not). Steve is joined once again by Ceri as they try to explain the sheer awesomeness of the greatest show on turf!
  • Tattoos: how they're done, what they feel like to get done, and some interesting lil factoids about the extensive world of tattooing.
  • It's big, really big. And dangerous. Really dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that there's an area on it called the Death Zone. Adam and I discuss our amazement at the crackpots who decide to throw caution to the biting high-altitude wind and climb up anyway. Did you know there are about 150 irretrievable dead bodies up there? Let's discuss it from afar and neeeever go there...
  • It turns out that the label of Science Fiction is harder to pin down than a squirrel covered in jelly. In this episode, Craig and I valiantly plow forward into the difficult task and discuss the various different types of Science Fiction that can be found and comment on some of the more excellent Sci-Fi films. Just don't mention Resident Evil around Craig...
  • This lovely little Wikicast house of ours was slap-bang in between a couple of the main riots that took place in London recently, and it was a bit of a nerve-wracking old evening on the 8th of August when it all really kicked off. Adam and Steve sat down to chat about the rioting and looting that went on, how it happened, and wonder if perhaps it's phase 1 of an on-coming zombie apocalypse...
  • They call it the Democratic People's Republic of Korea but, well, that's just not at all an accurate description. Adam and I discuss the more outlandish details of this quite staggering country and try to articulate our amazement whilst our jaws rest firmly on the floor. Seriously. I can't decide whether or not the things I've learnt are harrowing or hilarious. You decide!
  • So, cryptids are creatures that have yet to be proved to exist. So, you know, Bigfoot n' sh*t. Listen to the podcast and be amazed by the plethera of completely insane creatures people actually believe exist...
  • This episode is all about the NASA Space Shuttle. A man-made thing that deserves the adjective "awesome" in the truest sense of the word. Just last week, NASA retired their shuttle program indefinitely so Steve, Adam and Matt discussed these metallic winged creatures that are now to be resigned to the history books. Listen to the episode and get some rocket-knowledge!
  • Public houses. "What," you ask? Why, pubs of course! The home of drink, merriment, and banter. I'm joined this week by Craig Elderfield as we discuss the pros and cons, and the historic place in Irish/British/Australian/Kiwi society that belongs to the pub. So, get a round in at the bar, sit back, and enjoy...
  • In this episode Steve, Craig, and Adam cover all the things you need to have in order to be considered a superhero, and chat a bit about the comic book characters and films etc. It's basically a 55 minute-long excuse to address the age old question of "if you could have a super power, what power would you choose?"
  • Avast ye scurvy curs! This Wikicast episode be about pirates! Steve is joined by Adam Pollard as they discuss the earliest and latest pirates that have caused all manner of hoopla on the high seas. Listen to the episode and find out for yourself whether or not the pirate life is for you!
  • In order to do this topic justice Steve, Craig, and Rich have decided to not only discuss but experience the effects of alcohol. Hear them go from sober to drunk, and ultimately to hungover all in one episode! Press play, sit back, and listen to the mayhem...
  • Black Holes: those really scary things that hide out there in the universe eating galaxies. In this episode Steve, Adam, and Cerri discover just how much we wouldn't stand a chance against them if we came near one. Luckily, we'll probably be safely distant from any, but just in case, let's arm ourselves with some escape plans...
  • As it turns out, Spartans lived completely insane lifestyles by our standards. In this episode Adam and Steve discuss how they wouldn't have a lasted one solitary day in ancient Sparta.
  • Lucky number 13! In this episode Craig and Steve yack about the various "undead" creatures that humanity's imagination has come up with. Zombies, Vampires, Ghosts, Soucouyants etc. Craig spends time pondering whether or not Syphilis is the new zombie-disease and also subtly threatens to roofie Steve... Charming as ever.
  • We've all watched some form of reality TV at some point in our lives, but what actually counts as a reality TV show? Would we be better off without them or are they an acceptable natural curiosity? In this episode Craig, Cerri, and Steve discuss some of the most popular reality TV shows, their merits, and their shortcomings.
  • Kevin Smith: writer, director, and these days podcast empirer! Ceri and Steve chat their way through the impressive career and life of the man in audio podcast form.
  • In this episode, Craig fires Wayne Rooney 200 years into the future, and Steve accidentally starts a religion with an F-16 fighter jet. Get in your TARDIS or your Delorean and come with us on a journey through time and space!
  • The end is nigh! At least, that's what some people believe. In this potentially rather offensive episode, Steve and Craig discuss the various different Apocalypse beliefs that are out there and invent some of our own.
  • Everyone's heard of Hugh Hefner, but how much do you really know about him? Steve is joined this week by a real live girl to discuss Playboy and the man behind it.
  • Dinosaurs are frickin' badass, right?! Wikipedia makes 'em sound so... not. In this episode Steve and Adam get their childhood dino-fan dreams crushed as they find out Velociraptors are actually 2 feet tall and feathery... What next? Santa Claus isn't real? All is not lost though, as dinosaurs at least have some funny names...
  • Steve and Adam look back on the life and career of Winston Churchill. He did do rather well in the ole jolly war and that but he also had some pretty, erm, strong opinions...
  • Steve, Adam, and James discuss the most popular and the most ridiculous conspiracy theories that people actually believe. Sometimes, the theory falls into both of those catagories...
  • Steve and Adam probe deep into the Earth's crust to find out what all these earthquakes and tsunamis are about. One theory is that there's a giant catfish who causes them. Seriously. Listen to learn more...
  • The abridged story of the infamous British Empire as explain by Adam to a dumbfounded Steve.
  • Steve and Adam try to figure out how the Universe came to be, and occasionally get very lost...
  • The very first episode of the Wikicast podcast! An introduction of sorts.
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