Lateral with Tom Scott

Comedy panel game podcast about weird questions with wonderful answers, hosted by Tom Scott.

Full Episode List

80: The identical trainers

Ella Hubber, Caroline Roper and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything' face questions about forgetful fumbles, Chinese contraptions and tender timings.

79: Deliberately faulty rulers

Sabrina Cruz, Melissa Fernandes and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about universal units, vocational voices and quizzical questions.

78: Sneaky statutory statues

Ruth Amos & Shawn Brown from 'Kids Invent Stuff' and Daniel Peake face questions about play programmes, dreary drives and captured caps.

77: Experiments by bus

Stuart Goldsmith, Sophie Ward and Katie Steckles face questions about gaming goals, street signs and Parisian pedlars.

76: The man who ate snow

Sam Reich, Ashley Hamer and Adam Savage face questions about visual vistas, ridiculous running and film phobias.

75: Annoying Chad

Abigail Thorn, Annie Rauwerda and Jordan Harrod face questions about political plaques, coin collection and suitcase sections.

74: 122,667 miles

Ella Hubber, Caroline Roper and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything' face questions about cycling coercion, hoovering hacks and disproportionate drinks.

73: Resurrecting mammoths

Adam Ragusea, Vanessa Hill and Stuart Ashen face questions about fake fittings, podcast production and sporting stunts.

72: Billy Joel's 'Kohuept'

Sabrina Cruz, Melissa Fernandes and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about bricked-up buildings, money misunderstandings and transmuted text.

71: The sushi blockbuster

Daniel Peake, Lizzy Skrzypiec and Bill Sunderland face questions about bonus bunkers, fitness fanatics and incidental insurance.

70: Holding up a desk lamp

Hannah Fry, Lily Hevesh and Brian David Gilbert face questions about Tokyo text, state symbols and copyright clauses.

69: A very speedy spider

Evan & Katelyn Heling and Emily Calandrelli face questions about satellite sizes, shirt selections and salt sales.

68: Bright green icing

Molly Edwards, Becky Stern and Jenny Draper face questions about fancy flowers, shirt selections and car coordination.

67: The colour sequence secret

Ella Hubber, Caroline Roper and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything' face questions about confectionery companies, Covid conditions and culinary choices.

66: The lock-breaking pencil

Adam Ragusea, Vanessa Hill and Stuart Ashen face questions about stationery stories, secret shapes and sporting sites.

65: Air-conditioned pilots

Sabrina Cruz, Melissa Fernandes and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about telltale tapes, rigorous registrations and troublesome towers.

64: Black and white bowties

Daniel Peake, Lizzy Skrzypiec and Bill Sunderland face questions about shoe safes, safety signs and sinuous streets.

63: Upside-down riches

Hannah Fry, Lily Hevesh and Brian David Gilbert face questions about desperate decrees, crowded ceremonies and rebalanced records.

62: The lifesaving blackout

Hannah Witton, Mike Boyd and Geoff Marshall face questions about versatile voting, clever creatures and brick buildings.

61: Instruments made by insects

Evan & Katelyn Heling and Emily Calandrelli face questions about growing gains, wrong watches and cat calamaties.

60: The world's longest ship

Molly Edwards, Becky Stern and Jenny Draper face questions about pet permutations, infant images and rope ruses.

59: The player on both teams

Corry Will, Luke Cutforth and Jack Chesher face questions about designer drinks, basketball business and festival flyers.

58: Straight-line sports

Bernadette Banner, Emily Graslie and Dani Siller face questions about jogging jobs, textual T-shirts and dangerous dogs.

57: Computers that love '7'

Toby Hendy, Matthew Schuchman and Julian O'Shea face questions about celebrity stars, film foul-ups and security systems.

56: World-famous battery packs

Caroline Roper, Ella Hubber and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything!' face questions about eccentric earrings, dawdling deliveries and cattle calculations.

55: Octopodes in trees

Rowan Ellis, Katie Steckles and Dani Siller ('Escape This Podcast') face questions about periodic poles, silly signs and iconic icons.

54: Smearing honey on doors

Jacklyn Dallas ('Nothing But Tech'), Beryl Shereshewsky and Alec Watson ('Technology Connections') face questions about charity costs, goofy greetings and malleable metal.

53: The criminal caught by a toy

Corry Will, Luke Cutforth and Jack Chesher face questions about Chinese curios, perilous Perspex and dynamic drinks.

52: Square-eyed dogs

Michelle Khare, Kip Heath and Joe Hanson face questions about far-flung flights, rapping records and odd opposites.

51: Snap! Hacker! Pop!

Toby Hendy, Matthew Schuchman and Julian O'Shea face questions about superlative streets, marine mutinies and blacked-out books.

50: Undercover sunburn

Caroline Roper, Ella Hubber and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything!' face questions about story studies, Disney descriptions and pictorial publicity.

49: Completely inedible eggs

Rowan Ellis, Katie Steckles and Bill Sunderland ('Escape This Podcast') face questions about martial arts mastery, boating back stories and motoring materials.

48: Increasingly impressive plays

Jacklyn Dallas ('Nothing But Tech'), Beryl Shereshewsky and Alec Watson ('Technology Connections') face questions about martial arts mastery, boating back stories and motoring materials.

47: Apples for General Lee?

Caroline Roper, Ella Hubber and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything' face questions about condiment condition, reverse roaming and strobing satellites.

46: Mr. Kill Gun Die

Anna Ploszajski, Scott Manley and Bill Sunderland face questions about stately stands, letter lists and silver streaks.

45: Mission to nowhere

Ruth Amos and Shawn Brown ('Kids Invent Stuff') and Dani Siller ('Escape This Podcast') face questions about bread balls, maligned musicals and profitable postage.

44: TV directing in reverse

From 'Jet Lag: The Game', Sam Denby, Adam Chase and Ben Doyle face questions about food fakery, coat calamities and vaccine verses.

43: Six unopenable letterboxes

Jeremy Fielding, Estefannie and Inés Dawson ('Draw Curiosity') face questions about sporting sobbing, bad breakfasts and shorn sweethearts.

42: Giant concrete balls

Annie Rauwerda ('Depths of Wikipedia'), J. Draper and Geoff Marshall face questions about rumbling roads, sacred snacks and keyboard quirks.

41: Barefoot job applications

Caroline Roper, Ella Hubber and Tom Lum from 'Let's Learn Everything' face questions about diamond dealing, disorganised diners and dodgy documents.

40: Swimming without water

Anna Ploszajski, Scott Manley and Bill Sunderland face questions about cheffy shortcuts, red ropes and pricey papers.

39: Dare you brave this shopping mall?

Ruth Amos and Shawn Brown ('Kids Invent Stuff') and Dani Siller ('Escape This Podcast') face questions about slapdash squiggles, poster positioning and fishy football fixtures.

38: Edward's buried paint

From 'Jet Lag: The Game', Sam Denby, Adam Chase and Ben Doyle face questions about copyright chicanery, microstate melodies and fruitless flights.

37: Keep left at the quarry

Jeremy Fielding, Estefannie and Inés Dawson ('Draw Curiosity') face questions about treaty texts, shirt sequences and practical photocopies.

36: The no-show French king

Annie Rauwerda ('Depths of Wikipedia'), J. Draper and Geoff Marshall face questions about sporting schemes, misty mirrors and Boston billboards.

35: Selfies with number 57

Emily the Engineer, Wren Weichman and Kip Heath face questions about benefit bonuses, stationery sales and plummeting platforms.

34: Six unnecessary doorknobs

Melissa Fernandes, Sabrina Cruz and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about generous grades, delayed days and spacious sidewalks.

33: Crooked camel competitions

Bill Sunderland and Dani Siller (from 'Escape This Podcast') and Amelie Brodeur face questions about colour-coded kindness, curious keypads and cosmic kit.

32: Losing golf balls for fun

Xyla Foxlin, Jordan Harrod and Becky Stern face questions about cable cutting, baking brilliance and ska band shenanigans.

31: The genius of cheese slices

Brian McManus from 'Real Engineering', Sarah Renae Clark and Nicholas Johnson face questions about timely treatments, perceptive painters and bisected badges.

30: The orchestrated in-joke

Mark Rober, Virginia Schutte and Jabrils face questions about rigorous racing, perceptive photography, and vexatious vexillology.

29: The passenger going nowhere

Emily the Engineer, Wren Weichman and Kip Heath face questions about right-handed roads, tea taxonomy and broken bikes.

28: An 'out of this world' lecture

Melissa Fernandes, Sabrina Cruz and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about crafty clocks, remunerative records and veiled video games.

27: Extra-green cat trees

Bill Sunderland and Dani Siller (from 'Escape This Podcast') and Amelie Brodeur face questions about troublesome tower blocks, bonkers bookings and factually-incorrect films.

26: The car crash 'dummy'

Xyla Foxlin, Jordan Harrod and Becky Stern face questions about cheapo chicken, problematic passwords and bountiful bananas.

25: A deliberately bad program

Brian McManus from 'Real Engineering', Sarah Renae Clark and Nicholas Johnson face questions about sincere symbols, shrewd signage and silly stickers.

24: The coins buried with Sinatra

Mark Rober, Jabrils and Virginia Schutte face questions about football faults, soil secrets, and educational eats.

23: Naval gazing

'Karen Puzzles' Kavett, Rebecca 'Dr Becky' Smethurst and Stuart 'Ashens' Ashen face questions about medical methods, musical murders, and McDonald's marketing.

22: A carousel's little secret

'SuperSaf' AhmedMia, Ali Spagnola and Mehdi 'ElectroBOOM' Sadaghdar face questions about rigging research, dating dwellings and exploiting extras.

21: The bandit that gives back

Sabrina Cruz, Melissa Fernandes and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about deceptive dates, brick buildings and baseball baiting.

20: The rigged JFK election

William Osman, Dani Siller and Bill Sunderland face questions about statesmanly statues, parking perks and bountiful birthdays.

19: 315,000 obsolete index cards

Cleo Abram, Simone Giertz and 'Legal Eagle' Devin Stone face questions about confusing conveyors, flooded fields and bad-faith baseball.

18: Making cosplay worthwhile

Jay Foreman, Kip Heath and Jason Slaughter ('Not Just Bikes') face questions about awkward animals, Indian ingenuity, and a Peter Pan problem.

17: Some 3-D movies from 1903

'Karen Puzzles' Kavett, Rebecca 'Dr Becky' Smethurst and Stuart 'Ashens' Ashen face questions about political powercuts, red rectangles, and astonishing anvils.

16: The 2-year-old newborn

'SuperSaf' AhmedMia, Ali Spagnola and Mehdi 'ElectroBOOM' Sadaghdar face questions about scientific statues, slashed screens, and a silly sequence.

15: Elfrida, dog detective

Sabrina Cruz, Melissa Fernandes and Taha Khan from 'Answer in Progress' face questions about baffling bans, Australian emblems, and stamp sales.

14: A flaming good flight

Dani Siller & Bill Sunderland ('Escape This Podcast') and William Osman face questions about crooning tunes, morning mishaps and enigmatic elevators.

13: A glassware tax affair

Cleo Abram, Simone Giertz and 'Legal Eagle' Devin Stone face questions about colossal chains, prudish paintings, and golden goblets.

12: The most-kissed woman in history

Trace Dominguez, Nahre Sol and Jordan Harrod face questions about crafty candidates, protective parking and goofy glasses.

11: Who uses the 10-08-42 rule?

Rowan Ellis, Vanessa Hill and Grady Hillhouse face questions about diehard disease, pill-popping performers, and ridiculous room numbers.

10: The day that cost $700m

Marques Brownlee, Wren Weichman and Hayley Loren discuss questions about clever communications, ridiculous registrations and distant destinations.

9: The purple seats mystery

Corry Will, Luke Cutforth and Jade Tan-Holmes face questions about mysterious medicines, calamitous currency and dodgy dealings.

8: What Liechtenstein shares with England

Brady Haran, Mary Spender and Eric Johnson face questions about an unwanted win, a gruesome graveyard and a lucky performance.

7: The brilliant burger chain ruse

Dani Siller, Bill Sunderland and Matt Parker face questions about plastic plates, academic awards and creative cereals.

6: Solve a 13th Century murder!

Trace Dominguez, Nahre Sol and Jordan Harrod face questions about profitable collisions, familiar flags, and knotty problems.

5: When time goes up to 30 o'clock

Rowan Ellis, Vanessa Hill and Grady Hillhouse face questions about logo longevity, Kodak complaints, and perplexing playgrounds.

4: The currency that cuts crime

Marques Brownlee, Hayley Loren and Wren Weichman face questions about crime-busting currency, a sporting crisis and night-inspired combat.

3: Why did 1959's album charts vanish?

Jade Tan-Holmes, Corry Will and Luke Cutforth face questions about missing album charts, an evasive painter and a flaw in 'Lord of the Flies'.

2: What was measured in 'gillettes'?

Brady Haran, Mary Spender and Eric Johnson face questions about a creative fire, bloodless hitmen and partly-useless products.

1: The elevator where you're "born again"

Matt Parker, Bill Sunderland and Dani Siller face questions about a 'born again' elevator, a bronze medal failure and a very expensive Danish supermarket.

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