Monthly Archives: September 2010

Episode 53 – 1st October 2010


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Greg Graffin on Anarchy Evolution (1:07) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
Life Years and Drugs (12:46) by Simon Howard
Letterbox Danger (20:05) by Alex Foster
Bad PR – Sex on Holidays (25:58) by Marsh

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Episode 52 – 24th September 2010


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Protest the Pope (0:58) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Ben Goldacre and Johann Hari, briefly)
Equal Marriage (21:49) by Alex Foster
Phone Hacking Scandal (31:01) by Darren O’Mahoney (ft Prof Brian Cathcart)
Trolling Masterclass (39:21) by Salim Fadhley (ft Paul Day)

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Protest The Pope – Full Speeches

Here’s our recording of the speeches from the Protest The Pope rally yesterday outside Downing Street in full. It was kindly recorded by Liz, and is completely unedited (so we can get this up as soon as possible), so your mileage may vary. Speakers include Andrew Copson, British Humanist Association Chief Executive, Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, Dr Ben Goldacre, Independent columnist Johann Hari and many more.

We’ll have interviews and stuff with some of the people who made up the crowd of 20,000 on Friday’s show. This raw recording will <b>not</b> be available on the normal Pod Delusion feed – so you’ll have to listen to it here!

Oh, and do check out our Relief-O-Matic special and our first birthday Pod Delusion Live show.

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Protest The Pope – Live Updates

Today is the big day we’ve been trailing for a while on the Pod Delusion – the day of the big Protest The Pope march and rally. We’re going to be there covering it for the podcast, and will also be broadcasting live audio throughout the day. Stay tuned to the Pod Delusion website or our Twitter or Facebook pages for updates.

Use the little left and right arrow buttons in the top left to page back and forth between audio updates.

We’ll hopefully also be putting together a special podcast later, if we get enough material.



Episode 51 – 17th September 2010 – Live Birthday Special!


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To celebrate the show’s first birthday, we recorded this episode LIVE at Skeptics in the Pub, London – so it’s a bit longer than usual, but still follows the same format and is hopefully just as entertainment. There was a brief Q&A session after each speaker – we cut those for time reasons, though you can find them below.

Also below is Sean Ellis’s report on the audience reaction to the live event – you can hear that below.

The Papal Visit
by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips from the British Humanist Association) – 0:03:14

Future Trends In Alternative Medicine
by Liz Lutgendorff – 0:14:35
Q&A:

The Integrated Restaurant
by Sean Ellis – 0:23:18
Q&A:

Culture-Bound Syndromes
by Martin Robbins – 0:30:19
Q&A:

Gay Blood Donation
by Alex Foster – 0:42:29
Q&A:

Why I’m Not A Skeptic
by Will Howells – 0:50:15
Q&A:

The Twat In The Hat
by Crispian Jago – 1:00:08

Carmen and John’s Music
by Carmen D’Cruz and John Gregson – 1:06:32

Milton Mermikides doing sound effects, playing music and stings throughout.
MC James O’Malley was in da house.

Thanks to Sid Rodrigues and everyone at London SITP for hosting us.

DVD Extra style content:

What did the people there think? by Sean Ellis

What did you think of the live format? Please post in the comments below as we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Pod Delusion Live Aftermath

So last night we did something special – to celebrate the show’s first birthday, we did our first ever live podcast recording, at Skeptics in the Pub in Camden, London. I think it’s safe to say that it went very well indeed – and you’ll be able to hear it for yourself in the podcast on Friday as usual. In the meantime, here’s some pictures and videos to get you in the mood, after the break:

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The Podsubstatiation – A Pod Delusion Relief-O-Matic Special

Last night as part of the Protest the Pope campaign, a charity gig called Relief-o-matic was organised by the British Humanist Association. I was there and excitingly, got to speak to many well known names – so I present a special edition podcast for the Protest the Pope Campaign. You can still listen to last week’s excellent episode of The Pod Delusion here.


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Guests include: Robin Ince, Ed Byrne, Ben Goldacre, Horse and Louis, Andrew Copson, Natalie Haynes, Richard Herring, Nick Doody, Peter Tatchell, Tony Hawks, The BHA Choir, Audacity Chutzpah, and Tim Minchin.

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Episode 50 – 10th September 2010



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Old Wives Med by Andrew West (ft Dr Evan Harris!)
Science Cuts by Jenny Rohn
Hawking’s God by Matthew Green
Protest Protest The Pope by Tom Morris
Miracles by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Guest Edited by Liz Lutgendorff

Pod Delusion Live
14th September, 7pm, The Monarch pub, Camden (London).

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Episode 49 – 3rd September 2010


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Julian Huppert Interview by Jennie Rigg
William Hague and Stephen Hawking by Pete Hague
Labour Leadership by Robert Matthews
Skeptical Dick Taxonomy by Dean Burnett
Carey Marx Interview by Misty
Poe’s Law Homework by Salim Fadhley