Monthly Archives: April 2011

Episode 82 – 29th April 2011

We speak to Polly Toynbee and Natalie Haynes, James perhaps crosses the line with sexist remarks, we slag off David Cameron, Birthers, and trolls… and more!


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SETI RIP (2:13) by Sean Ellis
Calm Down Dear (7:07) by Liz Lutgendorff
Birthers (12:05) by Paul Day
Voltaire Lecture (19:17) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Natalie Haynes & Polly Toynbee)
Anonymous Hate Comments (31:04) by Tania Glyde
Skeptical About Children (36:31) by George Poles
Submarine Patents (43:31) by Salim Fadhley
Group Psychology (50:45) by Dean Burnett
Met Poetry (60:12) by James Firth

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Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011


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DEAct Judicial Review (1:35) by James Firth
Local Elections Preview (8:49) by Alex Foster
Regenerating Margate (18:33) by Jon Treadway
Gay Blood Donation (27:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell)
Wikipedia & Academia (34:48) by Harriet Vickers (ft Charles Matthews)
The Christ Conundrum (40:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Carruth)
Atlas Shrugged (49:11) by Paul Day
BHA Conference (54:45) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)

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See the video of the guinea pigs to watch whilst listening to James Firth’s piece about the Digital Economy Act after the break (this will make sense if you listen to the show):
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Special Podcast – The Twitter Joke Trial Gig

A special podcast recorded at the Twitter Joke Trial Benefit Gig, raising money for Paul Chambers’ appeal to the High Court. Featuring Stephen Fry, Graham Linehan, Rufus Hound, Katy Brand, Paul’s lawyer David Allen Green and the man himself, Paul Chambers.

(The regular weekly Pod Delusion show was also released last Friday featuring, amongst others, Sam Harris – so check that out here if you missed it!)


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David Allen Green (2:23)
Paul Chambers (5:25)
Stephen Fry (8:50)
Rufus Hound (12:33)
Katy Brand (16:23)
Graham Linehan (20:29)

Apologies to Susan Calman – we recorded her but both our recordings were covered in that horrible mobile phone buzzing noise.

You can find out more about the Twitter Joke Trial, as well as donate to the Twitter Joke Trial Fund by clicking here.

Follow The Pod Delusion on Facebook or Twitter for more – or subscribe to the podcast – we’ll be covering the appeal in full when it happens.

Twitter Joke Trial Gig – Live Audio Updates – #twitterjoketrial

Tonight we’re backstage at the #twitterjoketrial Benefit Gig, speaking to some of the people involved with Paul Chambers’ case and some of the comedians and performers who will be appearing on stage. Stay tuned to this page for short audio interviews with those involved!

This player will contain the most recent interviews – use the left and right arrows in the top left of the player to navigate back and forth to other interviews.

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Interviews already recorded at time of writing this post:

Stephen Fry (The King of Twitter himself!)

Paul Chambers himself

David Allen Green (Paul’s Lawyer)

Graham Linehan (Creator of the IT Crowd & Co-Creator of Father Ted)

Rufus Hound

Katy Brand

You can find previous coverage of #twitterjoketrial on Pod Delusion Episode 59.

Episode 80 – 15th April 2011



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You wait ages for a philosopher, and then three come along at once. Following Rebecca Goldstein and AC Grayling last week, this week we speak to Sam Harris about his new book ‘The Moral Landscape’… and much, much more.

The Moral Landscape (2:42) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Sam Harris)
Koran Burning (16:04) by Pete Hague
Lansley’s Tenets (22:16) by Simon Howard
Free Markets & Fish (31:25) by Adam Jacobs
Copyright Extension (37:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Bradwell)
Humanist Schools in Uganda (44:34) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew West)
The Ancestor’s Trail (49:56) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Jenord)

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Full Interview With Sam Harris

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Sam Harris & Richard Dawkins talk about The Moral Landscape

A special podcast of last night’s discussion at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford between Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris on Harris’ new book The Moral Landscape. The event was co-organised between CFI UK, the BHA, the RDFSR, Project Reason and Oxford Atheists, Secularists And Humanists.

We have also interviewed Sam Harris on our regular weekly programme. You subscribe to our regular weekly podcast here or find out more and stream it here..


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Previous appearances by Richard Dawkins on the Pod Delusion: Episode 71, Episode 21, Darwin Day 2011

Episode 79 – 8th April 2011


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A New Particle (1:56) by Sean Ellis
The Digital Economy Act’s First Birthday (7:46) by James Firth
Nuclear Fallout (15:28) by Drew Rae
AC Grayling Interview (24:41) by James O’Malley
Rebecca Goldstein Interview (30:17) by Liz Lutgendorff
Dead Bodies (38:48) by Alex Foster
TamTamPamela Trolls The Web (46:21) by Salim Fadhley

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