Tuesday Dec 29, 2020

Rosalind Franklin Ep.5: Base Pairs

Amid escalating tensions at Kings College, a pair of visitors throw a twist into Rosalind's research. 

History Science Theatre Podcast is a production of Matheatre (www.matheatre.com). We use live theatre to tell stories that inspire excitement about math and science. 

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  • Script by Ricky Coates and Sadie Bowman;
  • Music and lyrics by Sadie Bowman;
  • Edited by Ricky Coates;
  • Outtro orchestration by Joe McMorrow


Featuring (in order of appearance):

  • Sadie Bowman as Rosalind Franklin
  • Alec Schillinger as Raymond Gosling
  • Sam Kean as Maurice Wilkins
  • Joe McMorrow as Francis Crick
  • Marc Gutman as James Watson


Marc Gutman is a former math teacher and co-founder of Matheatre (along with Sadie Bowman). Marc’s parody songs about Calculus back in the mid-2000s launched a thousand ships, including this one.

Joe McMorrow collaborates with Marc on Matheatre’s sister project, icanhasmath. Together Marc and Joe have produced an expansive repertoire of math songs, available at icanhasmath.bandcamp.com.

Stay tuned for Episode Six!

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