Monthly Archives: July 2012

Episode 146 – 27th July 2012 (Updated with a major #twitterjoketrial update)

Updated (Friday lunchtime): We’ve added on a segment on the latest news surrounding the Twitter Joke Trial featuring interviews with Paul Chambers himself, David Allen Green and John Cooper QC (Paul’s legal team), Al Murray and Louise Mensch.T

This week: Why some colic treatments have been smacked down as rubbish, why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the Aurora shooter, why government policy could use some control trials, what happened at Winchester Science Festival, Cyborgs, Olympics, and Dinosaurs!



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Colic Treatments (2:07) by Dr*T
Aurora and Autism (10:25) by Tannice Pendegrasse
Test Learn Adopt (17:40) by Prateek Buch
Winchester Science Festival (24:32) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley
(ft Tori Herridge, Anna Scaife, and Sheila Kanani)
Cyborgs and McDonalds (39:46) by Alex Fitch
Performance Enhancing Drugs (49:22) by Salim Fadhley
Dinosaur Dinners (55:35) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)

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Episode 145 – 20th July 2012

The government approve creationist schools, we speak to Alom Shaha about the Young Atheist’s Handbook, discover why sport is a bit like the church, and much more!



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Creationist Schools Approved (2:05) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richy Thompson)
Mooniversary (6:58) by Drew Rae
Alom Shaha Interview (12:45) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
AC Grayling on Alom (25:22) by James O’Malley (ft AC Grayling!)
Sport is like Church (28:04) by Trent Burton
Understanding the Higgs (35:52) by Tom Williamson
The Haber Process (41:52) by Andrew Holding
Robot Woman of the Future (48:02) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Keen)
Questival (52:00) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Paynter)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 144 – 13th July 2012

What’s happening with Richard O’Dwyer, why Nature won in the libel courts, and why are the government letting creationism be taught in British schools?! Plus a novel solution for Lords Reform, LGBT characters in comics, and previewing a couple of fun Edinburgh shows!



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O’Dwyer Extradition (1:51) by Kate Russell (ft Julia O’Dwyer)
Creationism with Government Approval (13:13) by Jonny Scaramanga
Nature Libel Win (20:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tim Appenzeller)
Control Theory and Lords Reform (30:41) by Sean Ellis
LGBT Characters in Comics (35:50) by Alex Fitch (ft Tim Macavoy)
Chris Coltrane Interview (46:38) by James O’Malley
Iszi Lawrence Interview (55:06) by James O’Malley
Winchester Sci Fest Plug (57:43) by James O’Malley (ft James Thomas)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 143 – 6th July 2012

Higgs Higgs Hooray! This week we celebrate the discovery of the Higgs Boson, speak to human cyborg Kevin Warwick, and find out how to get more girls into the games industry – and also why bubbles are so awesome!



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Higgs Update (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Jon Butterworth)
Human Cyborg (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft Kevin Warwick)
Greg Palast Response (20:41) by Drew Rae
Lords Reform Update (27:34) by Cory Hazlehurst
Girl Gamers (36:02) by Kate Russell
Bubbles! (49:28) by James O’Malley (ft Gianluca Memoli)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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