It's a CNET UK podcast special this week as Andy is joined by James Harkin, the chief fact researcher -- or one of the elves, as the researchers are known -- for BBC's much-loved QI.
James explains how he filters through the world's knowledge to bring the best nuggets of information to Britain's favourite trivia show as well as how QI's spin-off podcast, No Such Thing As a Fish, went on to become a BBC TV show in its own right.
We're still waiting on this podcast to be picked up for TV.
We find out what makes a fact prime-time worthy, how squirrels are bringing down the world's power grids and what Slipknot's Corey Taylor was doing singing the Spongebob theme in Camden.
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