160 Bees (with Tom Levinge)

160 Bees (with Tom Levinge)

Director Tom Levinge (Mister Biscuits, Joel & Nish Vs The World, The Comedy Bus) joins co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) and Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) to save the humble worker bee.

159 Surfing

159 Surfing

Join co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) and Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) as they ride the ocean waves of the topic of surfing.

158 Shoes (with Ruairi McInerney)

158 Shoes (with Ruairi McInerney)

Improviser and comedian Ruairi McInerney (Super Discount Party Store) joins co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) and Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) to slide a foot into the topic of shoes.

157 Artificial Intelligence

157 Artificial Intelligence

Join co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) & Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) as they confront the future of civilisation: artificial intelligence. Guest Toby Green is a robot programming genius…

156 Spices

156 Spices

Join co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) and Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) as they package up all you need to know on that most essential of everyday items – cardboard. Special guest Declan Creamer appeals to the listeners for help saving his marriage.

155 Cardboard

155 Cardboard

Join co-hosts Ian T Day (Keith, The Wilsons), Chris Gau (C5’s Borderline, The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown) and Shaun Lowthian (DNAYS, Writers’ Guild Award nominee) as they package up all you need to know on that most essential of everyday items – cardboard. Special guest Declan Creamer appeals to the listeners for help saving his marriage.

154 Electricity

154 Electricity

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian as they run some cables through the topic of electricity! Electrician Ally MacNicholl shares his tips for getting some electricity of a different kind.

153 Barbecue (with Evelyn Mok)

153 Barbecue (with Evelyn Mok)

Comedian Evelyn Mok (Spiderman: Far From Home, The Toll, Comedy Central) joins Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to sizzle some meat on the barbecue! Heir to the Appleby’s empire Georgina Appleby serves up some traditional Milwaukee barbecue.

152 Gods

152 Gods

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian answer life’s biggest question - is God truly exists, how polite would he be? God of politeness Egulus sheds some light on how to work your way into heaven through good manners.

151 Cats (With Rhys Collier)

151 Cats (With Rhys Collier)

Improviser Rhys Collier (Boom Chicago, Do Not Adjust Your Stage) joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to uncover the secrets of man's second best friend - cats! Fact Up neighbour and plastic moulding professional Mark Greene has lost some members of his community play.

150 The Sun (with Graham Dickson)

150 The Sun (with Graham Dickson)

Improviser and actor Graham Dickson (The Free Association, Austentatious) joins Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they celebrate episode 150 by paying homage to the Sun! Guest Simon Slim is a Flat Sunner.

149 Surgery

149 Surgery

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian as they make an incision into the topic of surgery! Tree surgeon Bert Spiegelman has lofty ambitions, and they’re not among the branches.

Pass a scalpel, and Fact Up!

148 Trade

148 Trade

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian as they trade knowledge with you, the listener! UN Trade Ambassador Fuzz Capitan is absolutely not a pirate. Let him explain the Most Favoured Nation principle, or else you’ll walk the pl...face sanctions.

147 Internet

147 Internet

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian answer life’s biggest questions through a highly underrated information source - the internet. Technology legend Pac-Man lends his expertise to the maze that is the World Wide Web. Log-in and Fact Up!

78 Photography (With Freddie Stirling) [REBROADCAST]

78 Photography (With Freddie Stirling) [REBROADCAST]

Improviser and comedian Freddie(The 838, The Petting Zoo) joins joins co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian to take a critical eye at the photographic arts. Expert photographer to babies, animals and the elderly Jerry Andrews shares his top tips on composition, colour and frame size. Say cheese and Fact Up!

71 Birthdays (With Clare Plested) [Rebroadcast]

71 Birthdays (With Clare Plested) [Rebroadcast]

Comedian Clare Plested (The 838), joins hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian to celebrate their birthdays! We hear from girl-in-a-birthday-cake to the stars, Birthday Girl Cake Surprise, get to the bottom of Shaun's loneliness and get altogether too excited. Unwrap this week's episode and Fact Up!

146 Coasters

146 Coasters

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian as they enter a new year with renewed vigour to take on the biggest and most important theatres of knowledge. This week: coasters! Learn the hidden depths of those essential household items.

145 Fact Up Book Club - 1984 by George Orwell

145 Fact Up Book Club - 1984 by George Orwell

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian for the first edition of the Fact Up Book Club. The team tackle George Orwell’s seminal distopian classic 1984. Listen along live, you have a lifetime membership to the book club and a lifetime of reading to catch up on!

144 Santa Claus (Christmas Special)

144 Santa Claus (Christmas Special)

Join Fact Up co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau & Shaun Lowthian for a special festive edition! The team gather round a traditional Christmas pentagram to summon some seasonal cheer. What could possibly go wrong?

143 Philosophy

143 Philosophy

Join co-hosts Ian T Day, Chris Gau and Shaun Lowthian answer life’s biggest questions through the power of thought and reason. Stoic Jacques Goulant has his emotions totally under control. Ponder the questions that have flummoxed humankind for generations, and Fact Up!