The Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast


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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 7 Episode 3:

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 7 Episode 1:

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 7 Episode 4:

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 7 Episode 6:

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 7 Episode 6

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 1 Episode 2: SETI, Conspiracy, Golden Record

    25:13

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.

    Robin and Brian are joined by alien abduction expert Jon Ronson and Seth Shostack from the SETI Institute in California to discuss science conspiracies, UFOs and the search for ET.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 1 Episode 1: Comedy, Dinos, Scientific Method, Funding

    24:57

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.

    Former cosmologist Dara O'Briain and Dr Alice Roberts join physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince for a witty, irreverant and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. They'll be asking why so many comedians seem to start life as scientists, and begin their quest to put science at the heart of popular culture.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 4 Episode 6: Science vs The Supernatural

    28:17

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined on stage by actor and magician Andy Nyman, psychologist Richard Wiseman and neuroscientist Bruce Hood as they take on the paranormal.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 3 Episode 1: Apocalypse

    28:02

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Brian and Robin are joined by comedian Andy Hamilton to discuss some of the wackier apocalyptic theories, as well as those more grounded in science fact.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 2 Episode 2: Trust Me, Im a Scientist

    27:52

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Special guests Ben Goldacre and comedian Dave Gorman join Brian Cox and Robin Ince to discuss the notion of trust in science.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 4 Episode 1: What Dont We Know?

    27:51

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    The Infinite Monkeys will be asking what don't we know, do we know what we don't know, does science know what it doesn't know, and are there some things that science will never be able to know? Joining them on stage are the comedian Paul Foot, biologist Professor Steve Jones and cosmologist and science writer Marcus Chown.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 3: Does Size Matter?

    28:24

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined on stage by comedian Andy Hamilton to discuss whether size matters? Material scientist Mark Miodownik and bioengineer Eleanor Stride also join the panel to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being really huge, or extremely small, and why if you wanted to be a truly effective super hero, then being really really tiny is probably the greatest superpower you could have.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 5 Episode 1: Whats The North Ever Done For Us?

    28:21

    The Infinite Monkeys, Robin Ince and Brian Cox, return for a new series of irreverent science chatter with a host of special guests. In the first of the new series, they're on Brian Cox's home territory for a recording at the University of Manchester. They're joined by impressionist Jon Culshaw, physicist Jeff Forshaw and biologist Matthew Cobb to look at just a few of the amazing scientific achievements that Manchester has given the world, from Rutherford splitting the atom through to last year's Nobel Prize for Physics. And if you listen closely, a few other well known voices may also appear to have snuck onto the panel...who knew that even Alan Carr has an opinion on the Higgs Boson.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 5 Episode 6: The Science of Christmas

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    The Infinite Monkeys Robin Ince and Brian Cox are in a festive mood as they discuss the science of Christmas with special guests biologist Richard Dawkins, actor and writer Mark Gatiss and science journalist Roger Highfield.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 4 Episode 2: 6 Degrees

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    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by special guest Stephen Fry and science writer Simon Singh to find out whether we really are only 6 degrees of separation from anyone else.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 4 Episode 5: Glastonbury Special

    30:13

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox aim to prove that science really is the new rock n' roll. They are joined on stage by musicians Billy Bragg and Graham Coxon, comedian Shappi Khorsandi, and scientist Professor Tony Ryan.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Invisible Universe

    39:29

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince transport the cage of infinite proportions to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. They are joined on stage by impressionist Jon Culshaw and astrophysicists Sarah Bridle and Tim O'Brien as they look up at the sky to discover that everything we see only accounts for 5% of the entire universe. So what is the rest...

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 1: Oceans - The Last Great Unexplored Frontier?

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince return for a new series of the award-winning science/comedy show, as they take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. In today's programme they'll be looking down rather than up as they consider the great mysteries that still remain uncovered in the watery depths of our oceans and asking whether they are truly the last unexplored frontiers for science. It has often be said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about much of what lies beneath the ocean waves, so how come we know so little about the vast majority of our own planet? They'll be joined on stage by comedian Dave Gorman, British Antarctic Survey scientist Lloyd Peck and Bramley Murton from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 3 Episode 2: Modern World

    28:11

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Comedian and former mathematician Paul Foot joins Brian and Robin to discuss whether the modern world is a force for good or evil, and whether a simpler, more natural existence might be a better way forward.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 5: Parallel Universes

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince stretch the cage of infinite proportions this week to encompass not just our own universe, but any others that might be lurking out there as well. They'll be joined by QI creator John Lloyd, the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees, and solar scientist Dr Lucie Green to talk about one of the most tantalising ideas of cosmology, that of parallel universes. Are we inhabiting a universe that is just one of a possibly infinite number of others and how would we ever know? Is this an idea that is destined to remain one of the great scientific thought experiments, and a staple of science fiction, or will science ever progress enough to truly put the idea of multiverses to the test.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 1 Episode 3: Quantum Theory, Astrology, CERN

    24:58

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science.

    Physicist turned comedian Ben Miller joins Brian and Robin to discuss quantum physics, and if astrology really shares its roots with more scientific pursuits. They also discuss the largest scientific experiment ever undertaken, currently storming ahead in a large underground tunnel just outside Geneva.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 4: The Science of Symmetry

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy, science journalist Adam Rutherford and comic book legend Alan Moore to discuss why symmetry seems such a pervasive phenomenon throughout our universe, and possibly beyond. The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the structure of the natural world, through to the molecules that make up life itself. They'll be asking why symmetry seems so ubiquitous and whether the key to Brian's large female fanbase is down to his more than usually symmetrical face.

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    The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky

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    The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it's completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert's paradox.

    Lesson by Jeff Dekofsky, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 3 Episode 3: Randomness

    28:06

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    'Randomness' sees Brian and Robin joined by the Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin and mathematician Alex Bellos to discuss randomness, probability and chance.

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    Alex Horne & The Horne Section Perform Lovely Day by Bill Withers

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    Hilarious Version of Bill Withers - Lovely day (Re-upload)

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 6: Science vs Art

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince transport the cage of infinite proportions, to the slightly more confined space of the Latitude Comedy Arena. They will be joined on stage by a panel of guests, including Al Murray, for a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. Given Latitude's artistic, musical and literary credentials, they'll be taking a huge risk by staging the ultimate show down, as they pitch Art against Science and ask which has more to offer and whether the two cultures might ever make a happy union. To help them battle it out, and alongside comedian Al Murray, they'll be joined by cosmologist Andrew Pontzen, comedian and actor Sara Pascoe and CERN scientist Jonathan Butterworth. Let battle commence!

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 6 Episode 2: Science Mavericks

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    Brian Cox and Robin Ince take to the stage at this year's Cheltenham Science Festival to discuss science mavericks. They are joined by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, medic and broadcaster Dr Kevin Fong, evolutionary biologist Aoife McLysaght and Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. Marshall, an Australian physician, famously experimented on himself to prove his theory that a bacterium was responsible for most peptic ulcers. He drank the bacterium he suspected was the cause, and as a result reversed decades of medical doctrine. He and the rest of the panel discuss the role of mavericks in science, how new theories get accepted and whether you have to go to such extreme lengths to truly push the frontiers of our scientific understanding.

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    CHEEEESE!! | The Cheese Bar, Camden | Emma Grace London

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    The Horne Section on John Bishops Christmas Show

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 1 Episode 4: Science and Religion

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    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Robin and Brian are joined by Victor Stock, Dean of Guildford Cathedral, and science journalist Adam Rutherford for a special Christmas edition of the programme. Adam explains why religion really could be good for your health, and can Victor convert Robin and Brian in time for the festive season?

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 5 Episode 3: The Origins of Life

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    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined inside the Infinite Monkey Cage by rationalist comedian and musician Tim Minchin, science broadcaster and biologist Adam Rutherford and biochemist Professor Nick Lane to discuss the science of creation and the latest theories about the origins of life.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 2 Episode 1: Science and Fame

    28:04

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    In the first episode, specially recorded as part of 2010's Cheltenham Science Festival, Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by special guests Ben Miller and Robert Winston to explore the choppy waters of science and fame.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage With Brian Cox And Robin Ince part 2

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    some video shot of the recording of the infinite monkey cage at the philharmonic studio at media city salford.

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    Infinite Monkey Cage live at NYU, New York 03052015

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    Intro with song by Eric Idle

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 5 Episode 5: Im A Chemist Get Me Out of Here

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    Robin Ince and Brian Cox give the chemists a chance to fight back as they stage the ultimate battle of the sciences to find out, once and for all, whether all science is really just physics..and whether chemistry is, as Brian puts it the social science of molecules. Joining Brian in the physics corner will be comedian and ex-physicist Dara O'Briain, and trading punches for the chemists will be Professor Andrea Sella and monkey cage regular Professor Tony Ryan. Referee Robin Ince will be ringside to make sure its a clean fight and there's no hitting below the belt. Ding ding

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    Space Oddities: Why Do We Imagine Some Things and Not Others? | Helen Keen | TEDxESA

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    TEDxESA talk at the European Space Agency on 11 November, 2015:
    Helen Keen is an award winning comedy writer and performer. At TEDxESA she asked the question how science fiction can inspire science fact and looked at long-term science projects from a humorous point of view. So why do we know so much more about dogs than about cats in space?
    The theme of the first official TEDxESA 2015 event was Science Beyond Fiction.
    Official theme score by Graham Plowman. Find his youtube channel on youtube.com/Plowking2

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    Helen Keen is an award winning comedy writer and performer. She began her career by winning the first Channel 4 New Comedy Writing prize, and wrote material for various established tv and radio shows. As a performer she toured the country with Robin Ince and Prof. Brian Cox as a guest of the Uncaged Monkeys (the live version of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage which she has also appeared on several times). Helen was later appointed the first Comedian in Residence at Newcastle University's Centre for Life Science Village.
    Helen’s first solo stand up show It Is Rocket Science (winner - Buxton Fringe Festival, Best Comedy Performance) was picked up by BBC Radio 4 and has so far launched 3 critically acclaimed series. The show won the 2013 WISE Media Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 Writers' Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy.

    In 2015 she was selected as a Wired Innovation Fellow.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 3 Episode 4: Philosophy

    30:04

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince are joined by special guests Alexei Sayle and philosopher Julian Baggini to discuss Stephen Hawking's comment that 'philosophy is dead'.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 2 Episode 3: Science Fact and Science Fiction

    28:13

    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Special guests Jonathan Ross, graphic novelist Alan Moore and string theorist Brian Greene joining Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a special science-fiction-themed edition of the show. They discuss multiple dimensions, alternate universes and look at whether science fact is far more outrageous than anything Hollywood or science-fiction authors could ever come up with.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 5 Episode 2: A Balanced Programme on Balance

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    The Infinite Monkeys, Brian Cox and Robin Ince, are joined on stage by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, and comedian and theology graduate Katy Brand to look at how science is portrayed in the press and whether opinion is ever as valid as evidence. Occasionally accused of lack of balance by lovers of astrology and the supernatural, the unashamedly rational and evidence loving duo tackle the issue of balance head on. Does the media skew scientific debate by giving too much weight to public opinion over the scientific evidence? Do important science messages get lost because scientists don't engage enough with seemingly irrational concerns and beliefs? A witty irreverent look at some of the issues surrounding the public's perception of science and how it's reported in the media.

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    Hand Rolled Pasta at The Cheese Wheel

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    Food dunked in a melting wheel of cheese is how I imagine heaven would serve food. I went along to newly opened stall 'The Cheese Wheel' at KERB Market Camden. More:

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage: Brian Blessed, Chris Hadfield, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Richard Coles

    41:35

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Brian Blessed, astronaut Chris Hadfield, bible scholar Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou and the Reverend Richard Coles for a very special festive edition of the show. They'll be taking their own unique look at the Christmas story and the history of the bible and asking whether the christmas story and your view of humanity changes once you've look back at earth from the heavens themselves. Producer : Alexandra Feachem.

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    The Infinite Monkey Cage - Series 4 Episode 3: So You Want to Be an Astronaut?

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    With physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince.

    Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince take a witty, irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world accoring to science.

    Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by comedian Helen Keen and space medicine expert Dr Kevin Fong to discuss the future of human space travel.

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    Quantum Misunderstandings with Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince

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    Following some online 'discussions' with the likes of Deepak Chopra Brian Cox and Robin Ince clear up a few things about quantum mechanics. See the extended interview in Cosmic Genome. Apologies for sound issues by the way. This was recorded on the hoof in a large, echoey room, backstage at a loud Ed Fringe with a faulty air con that also had it in for us....

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    Science Podcasts: The Infinite Monkey Cage

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    Joe Rogan discusses INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM

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    Joe Rogan discusses INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM with guest

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    David Brent - Desree - The Office UK

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    A clip from Episode 1.5 New girl singing Des'ree - Money Don't Make My World Go Round

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