Take a couple of top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).
Hosted by comedian Susan Morrison, and now in its eighth year, CODI is sixty minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country.
Making a welcome return to Imagine!, CODI is curated by the University of Edinburgh as part of Beltane Public Engagement Network and produced by Fair Pley.
Who’s on the Juice?
Records tumble, crowds are thrilled, outstanding achievement is celebrated – but then several years later athlete X tests positive for doping. As we (hopefully) approach another Olympics, is cheating inevitable in elite sports? Derek Ball (University of Aberdeen) asks is it possible to eliminate drugs from top-class sport, and do we really want to?
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.
Performed on Thursday 25 March 2021| 8pm
Part of the Belfast Imagine! Festival. This show was LIVE from a closed set at The Stand Edinburgh.