Live at the Barbican – new Level Up Human episode

Earlier this year, Simon Watt and I recorded an episode of our podcast, Level Up Human, live at the Barbican in association with The Physiological Society. This episode was recorded with expert guests, marine biologist, writer and documentary maker, Helen Scales and KCL professor of developmental neurobiology, Robert Hindges. Episode summary First we look atContinue reading “Live at the Barbican – new Level Up Human episode”

Comedy at the Wheatsheaf returns on Thursday 21st November with Tania Edwards!

Tooting’s favourite comedy club is back with a delicious line up on November 21st! HEADLINING: Tania Edwards Tania Edwards is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer. She is a member of The Cutting Edge Team at The Comedy Store. Credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year (Channel 4), Mock the Week,Continue reading “Comedy at the Wheatsheaf returns on Thursday 21st November with Tania Edwards!”

Level Up Human series 2 is here!

My podcast, Level Up Human, is back for a brand new series! The first series of the podcast was supported by the Wellcome Trust. This time we are working with the Physiological Society. We have a residency at the Barbican in London, and we’ve just launched the first episode of the new series. Click hereContinue reading “Level Up Human series 2 is here!”

Comedy at the Wheatsheaf is back on October 17th

Very excited that my comedy club has another gig coming up, on October 17th. We have the ‘ebullient’ Harriet Kemsley opening for us. The Scotsman described Harriet’s act as bursting onto the stage with a ‘ridiculous amount of fizz.’ Headlining is Steve Best, a visual genius who will keep you guessing until the end withContinue reading “Comedy at the Wheatsheaf is back on October 17th”

‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution

I chaired a couple of talks at the Royal Institution at the beginning of the month, with Evan Davis and Richard Byrne. Here is a somewhat upside-down action shot taken from the balcony, of the three of us during the Q&A at the end of the session. Both talks were a fascinating insight into deception.Continue reading “‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution”


Rachel Wheeley is a comedian, psychology graduate and podcaster with comedy science podcast Level Up Human. She was a senior studio director for the BBC, producing live news programmes like Today and comedy shows like The Vote Now Show during the 2015 general election. She left the Beeb in 2016. Rachel has a history of science show called Dead Talks whichContinue reading “Hello!”