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In 2006, the Geek Syndicate was born. And who came roaring out but a pair of crazy-yet-loveable geeks by the names David “Monts” Monteith and Barry “Nuge” Nugent. Producing a weekly (well most of the time) podcast celebrating and commenting all aspects of geek life GS is one of the longest running geek related podcasts in the UK. It’s critically acclaimed, irreverent, touching, intellectual, nonsensical, fairly drunken, incredibly sexy, hilarious…er…and stuff.

Sep 29, 2008

Science Friction: Where sci-fi meets sci-fact!

Where your devilishly handsome and witty (not to mention humble) host, Karl Byrne takes a look at the real science behind science fiction, from time travel and alternate universes, to evil clones and superheroes.

Episode 1

To start the ball rolling, and in honour of the world surviving the Large Hadron Collider (aka "big scary black hole machine") being turned on, in this episode Karl talks about blackholes: what they are, where they come from and the reality behind what we've seen on TV and in the movies. He also reviews some of his favourite sci-fi books, TV shows and movie's that involve black holes and as an added tells you how the sun is going to die.

If you have any questions or comments about the show or any suggestions about what you'd like to hear in future episodes, you can contact karl here on the forum's (where he's known as Carlitobaby) or alternatively email him at

So have a listen and then come along and watch him make a fool of himself at the Birmingham comic convention on the 3rd October!