Monthly Archives: February 2011

Episode 73 – 25th February 2011


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Cameron’s Arms Dealer Holiday (1:28) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie O’Reilly)
Dissing Dawkins (7:39) by Drew Rae
1023 On (Medical) Trial (14:02) by Sven Rudloff
No Gays At The Inn 2: The Revenge (21:58) by Nick Boorer
Anti-Features (27:41) by Salim Fadhley (ft Benjamin Mako Hill)
Genographic Project (35:37) by Kash Farooq
Christchurch Earthquake Eyewitness (39:47) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff

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New: The Pod Delusion Extra feed is a bit like ITV2 for people with a triple digit IQ. Here’s where we post extra bits and pieces that we don’t have room for on the main show – extended interviews and the like, as well as completely new podcasts of special events that we’ve recorded, such as the debate between Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling about evidence for the supernatural.

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Richard Dawkins & AC Grayling discuss evidence for the supernatural at Oxford ThinkWeek

Richard Dawkins and AC Grayling discuss whether there can ever be evidence for the supernatural in an unmoderated, unrehearsed armchair discussion. The event was sponsored by the British Humanist Association, and organised as a part of Oxford Think Week by the Oxford Atheists, Secularists and Humanists (OxASH) in conjunction with Oxford Humanists, Oxford Skeptics in the Pub and Oxford Sea of Faith.

Westminster Skeptics – Mark Henderson on ‘The Geek Manifesto’

Recorded on February 7th, Times Science Editor Mark Henderson and Westminster Skeptics President Evan Harris talk about Mark’s forthcoming book ‘The Geek Manifesto’, for which he was soliciting ideas.

Sorry the sound is a bit ropey – the recording wasn’t very good, so I’ve had to wrangle it into something audible, even if it is difficult at times.

You can hear a more succinct interview with Mark on the book on Episode 71 of the Pod Delusion.

Episode 72 – 18th February 2011


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The King’s Speech (1:57) by George Poles
MHRA Labelling (8:43) by Crispian Jago
Rational Vegetarianism (17:01) by Jennie Rigg
Significance Testing (23:14) by Drew Rae
Boxing Mr Firth (30:44) by James Firth
Diverse & Vibrant (37:32) by Frank Key

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New: The Pod Delusion Extra feed is a bit like ITV2 for people with a triple digit IQ. Here’s where we post extra bits and pieces that we don’t have room for on the main show – extended interviews and the like, as well as completely new podcasts of special events that we’ve recorded, such as the BHA Darwin Day lecture.

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Pod Delusion Live at QEDCon

Yes, it’s Wednesday, but here’s a special live edition of the Pod Delusion recorded on Saturday 5th February 2011 at the QED Conference in Manchester. Your regular weekly show will be along on Friday.


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What’s wrong with eugenics? By Sean Ellis
Polygamy by Liz Lutgendorff
Voting is irrational by Craig Lucas
Learning facts by Dr*T
Motorcycle Science by James Thomas
Reviving a ritual by Jourdemayne
Growing into skepticism by Stells Dessoy

Episode 71 – 11th February 2011



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DFID and the Pope (2:18) by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips)
Darwin Day Lecture (6:24) by Jon Treadway (ft Richard Dawkins & Armand Leroi)
Geek Manifesto (9:48) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Henderson)
Pentecostal Boot Camp (21:08) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tyler Bowden)
Risk Management (30:54) by Drew Rae & David Couch

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350 people overdosing on homeopathy for 1023 2011

We’re here at QEDCon in Manchester, where 350 people have just ‘overdosed’ on homeopathy to prove that there’s nothing in it, as part of the 1023 campaign. Here’s a video of the overdose event:

(We might have a higher quality one up later). We’ll also hopefully have some coverage on the regular Pod Delusion podcast (check out the latest show by the way). Also, do check out last year’s 1023 special on the event in London which made news all around the world.