Was Otto Overbeck an abject failure? A brilliant polymath? A Quack? An Abuser? Iszi and James Stark explore the curious career of a bizarre creature with an electric personality.

James at The British Science /Festival

This episode very nearly didn’t happen, the microphone failed while recording the show so i had my back-up mic only! Rescuing James Stark’s talk about this mad Englishman with a German name (he kept it during WWI - unike the Royal family) who sort-of invented marmite and broke records fishing was tricky - as was discovering a big part of Overbeck’s life that he left out. have a listen, it gets proper controversial!