Gideon’s Budget (2:14) by Jon Treadway Crossing the Italians (9:44) by Nick Boorer The Vatican Fries Your Brain (16:10) by Tessa Kendall Antivaxers and Paul Offit (22:18) by Dave Woodward NHS Outcomes Framework (30:18) by Simon Howard Dirk Gently Recommissioned (42:46) by Jon Treadway (ft Stephen Mangan and Ed Victor) Roy Zimmerman on Ted Haggard (48:5) by Salim Fadhley
Post-credit appeal by Sean Ellis
Secularist of the Year (3:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sophie in’t Veld) Sue Cox interview (11:27) by Liz Lutgendorff Principles of war in Libya (18:10) by Adam Jacobs The Great Stagnation (28:06) by Jon Treadway (ft Tyler Cowen) Technological Stagnation (38:07) by Pete Hague Meteorites and LIFE (45:29) by Kash Farooq Georgie Clause is coming to town (49:32) by Will Battle & James Firth (lyrics after the break)
Charity appeals at the beginning and end are by Sean Ellis & Martyn Norris.
A full recording of the National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year 2011, otherwise known as the Irwin Prize. Find out who won the main prize – and who won some special volunteer awards. The ceremony was introduced by AC Grayling and contains a speech by the winner, Dutch MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld. We’ll have full interviews with both Sophie and Professor Grayling on Friday’s regular Pod Delusion programme (episode 77).
Plain Cigarette Packaging (1:56) by Simon Howard Susan Blackmore Interview (8:08) by Jon Treadway E-Book Bill Of Rights (16:16) by Salim Fadhley The Guttenberg Affair (25:10) by Sven Rudloff Brain Scanning (34:14) by Dean Burnett The Grant Museum (41:22) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jack Ashby)
Ex-Daily Star Rich Peppiatt Interview (1:54) by Sean Ellis Shadow Business Secretary John Denham Interview (8:59) by James O’Malley The New Defamation Bill (16:03) by James Thomas (ft Naomi MacAuliffe, Simon Singh and Julian Huppert MP) The BHA Census Campaign Poster Row (22:59) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Bob Churchill) Green Party Science Policy (28:35) by James O’Malley (ft Jim Jepps) Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2011 (36:21) by Jon Treadway (ft Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince)
The Campaign for Science and Engineering 2011 Distinguished Lecture, given by the Rt Hon John Denham MP – shadow Business secretary (responsible for science) lecturing on “Science & Growth”. The event took place at the Royal Institution.
You can hear a brief interview with John Denham on Pod Delusion Episode 75, or in the player below:
We’re releasing this early as it’s too good to save! You may remember last Friday when Rich Peppiatt’s public resignation letter to the Daily Star made the headlines. He resigned citing, amongst other things, the paper’s alleged cosying up to the English Defence League as one of the the reasons.
We’ve managed to get the scoop and The Pod Delusion’s Sean Ellis spoke to him yesterday about why he decided to resign in such spectacular fashion. It’s worth noting that the Daily Star themselves refute many (if not all) of the allegations Rich makes so this should only be considered to be Rich’s account of what his time at the paper was like. You can read their full riposte at the bottom of the page on here.
Note: We’ve put this on the Pod Delusion Extra feed as a shorter version of this interview will appear in Friday’s normal Pod Delusion programme. You can find out how to subscribe to Pod Delusion Extra here.