Episode 128 – 23rd March 2012

We speak to IPCC climate scientist Michael E Mann, find out who won the Secularist of the Year award, try to build a space elevator and believe it not, have a story that’s vaguely about football. Don’t worry though – we’re not actually talking about sport.


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Secularist of the Year (2:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Tatchell & Bideford councillor Clive Bone)
Religion in the legal system (13:410 by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
How do atheists pray for someone? (19:52) by Georgia Gale Grant
The Hockey Stick & The Climate Wars (25:39) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Michael E Mann)
Space Elevators (38:24) by Sean Ellis
German Pirate Party (46:42) by Sven Rudloff
Gadget Lust (52:04) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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One thought on “Episode 128 – 23rd March 2012

  1. Sean:

    The second of the Space Shuttle TSS missions to deploy a tether managed to deploy most of its length: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-75 – It did break, but it was a *partial* success.

    For the undergraduate journal at Leicester University, I wrote a paper about a more modest tether scheme than a full space elevator:

    https://physics.le.ac.uk/journals/index.php/pst/article/view/335

    Technically, it is peer reviewed – but my peers were other undergrads :)

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