CODI @ The Stand - 22nd July 2020

CODI @ The Stand - 22nd July 2020

Added Friday 24 July 2020

Age Guidance: 12+ Duration 60 minutes

Your chance to catch up on the live stream broadcast from The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th July 2020.


Take three top academics, three dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).

Hosted by comedian JoJo Sutherland, and now in its seventh year, CODI is sixty minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.

Curated by the University of Edinburgh as part of Beltane Public Engagement Network and produced by Fair Pley, CODI moves online to a live stream compilation format, with a live Q&A through the Live Stream page chat box function.

‘A fascinating discussion' Broadway Baby

‘All of the CODI talks are designed to challenge their audiences' Lancet 

‘[T]here are no talks here which don’t promise to be hugely educational and thought-provoking’ List

 

We’re all conspiracy theorists!


From mind control chemicals in the water to alien lizards controlling the world, conspiracy theories surround us and continue to shape the world. But what makes some conspiracy theories go viral? What aspects of them ensure they will stick in the mind and spread from person to person? Using the latest psychological research, Joe Stubbersfield (Heriot-Watt University) can build a conspiracy theory sure to capture people’s minds. But can he then stop it spreading?


When did you last have sex?


And who else knows? Ubiquitous fitness, health and dating apps ask us some very personal questions. Who do you really want to know about your private life and health? Your partner? Family? Friends? Doctor? Google? How much do we really share with technology companies? Fitness, health and dating apps such as AppleHealth, GoogleFit and Flo are increasingly demanding our data in return for services. Should you answer them? Social and legal anthropologist Giulia De Togni (The University of Edinburgh) asks what price we are willing to pay for ‘better’ health and wellbeing.


Are Women Assholes?


Women do so much to keep other people happy, yet are assholes to each other. Why? Are we not happy with ourselves? Are we not happy with each other? Does competitiveness drive our insecurities or do women’s insecurities drive our competitiveness? Are we afraid of being alone? Why is single status so threatening? Amy Andrada (The University of Edinburgh) wants to know. In her quest, she discovers women need each other, far more than anyone else…they just don’t know it yet.


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