How Many Kids Can One Man Father in his Lifetime? [podcast]

UPDATE: In February 2017 the Improbable Research podcast moved, by invitation, from its original home (CBS Radio) to Scientific American. After we had moved there, SciAm insisted that we change the podcast into something very different. We did, then SciAm declined to run more than one episode of the podcast in any format.

We are looking for a stable, good home for the podcast. If you know one, please get in touch with us!

Here’s the first—and only—episode that ran at Scientific American:

How Many Kids Can One Man Father in his Lifetime?

Every day was Father’s Day for Ismael the Bloodthirsty, the emperor of Morocco, who reportedly fathered 888 children. Ig Nobel Prize-winning biologist Lisa Oberzaucher tells why Moulay quite possibly had lots more than that. Recorded at Imperial College London.


  • Elizabeth Oberzaucher, Ig Nobel Prize winner (mathematics, 2015), biologist based at the University of Vienna, Austria and at Ulm University, Germany.
  • Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, and editor of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research


PREVIOUS EPISODES: Dip into descriptions of the previous Improbable Research podcast episodes! UPDATE: Some weeks after we moved the podcast to Scientific American, the old home base—CBS Radio—was sold, and our podcast archives (more than 100 episodes) there vanished. We do have all our original audio files, and intend to make the best of them available once we find a stable, good home for the podcast.

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