Why do stories of ghosts and time travel persist in an age of reason and logic? These uncanny subjects come under the spotlight in the latest, Halloween-themed, Big Idea podcast.
The sixth in the series of University of Edinburgh podcasts is called The Twlight Zone and is now available to download for free from iTunesU.
On this month’s show experts from the University will consider the dark side. As Halloween approaches they look at ghost stories from the Enlightenment, a time of cold hard reason, share tales of time travelling bloggers, and asks what science and religion has to say about the supernatural.
The academics on this month’s show include