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

  1. More fact checking please! Salim Fadhley’s piece about drugs in sport wrongly stated that double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been banned from competing in the Olympics and will be appearing in the Paralympics, when in fact the opposite is true, as was actually correctly stated in the preceding piece!

  2. Since Chris Boardman’s Lotus bike from Barcelona 20 years ago, there have in fact been tight restrictions put on the equipment used in both road and track cycling. It is perfectly possible to build a lighter and more aerodynamic bike than those currently used in professional/Olympic bike racing, but they are not permitted. What the engineers do these days is to try and make the best possible bike that stays within these strict rules…

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