Ambrahams, Aldrin & Pascoe

Aired: 5 November 2012, BBC Radio 4

Curator: Jimmy Carr

Steering Committee: Mark Abrahams, Dr Buzz Aldrin and Sara Pascoe

Room Six


Donation One: The Reports Of Dr John Trinkaus

MARC ABRAHAMSThe Ig Nobel ceremony is a complicated piece of engineering. We spend the year planning it, trying to foresee tiny and big fizzles (This is a la Murphy’s Law, the namers of which were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in the year 2003, with Edward Murphy’s son coming to the ceremony to accept on his father’s behalf.).


Donation Two: The Aldrin Mars Cycler

BUZZ ALDRINMars is there, waiting to be reached. I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.Satellites


Donation Three: User-Friendly Poisons

SARA PASCOEComedy is a meritocracy. If you build up an audience over years – and it does take years, nobody is good until they’ve been going at least eight years, and maybe at 10 years you’ll have an audience who return to your gigs – then no one can ever take that away from you.