Monthly Archives: August 2012

Episode 151 – 31st August 2012

Is Mitt Romney a threat to stem cell research? Is there such a thing as ethical piracy? And does Cannabis really affect your IQ? We answer these questions and more on this week’s show!



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Stem Cell Research Threat (3:08) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Paul Knopfler)
UKNova Shut Down (16:10) by James Firth
Reform Section 5 (25:48) by James O’Malley (ft Keith Porteous Wood)
Cannabis & IQ (30:26) by Tom Williamson
The Apollo Missions (37:18) by Mohammed Fahad (read by Trish Hann)
The Future of the Space Race (48:06) by Andrew Holding
Causality and Blame (55:34) by Drew Rae
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 150 – 24th August 2012

A bit of a grim start as we cover the debate of the meaning of rape that the media has been having this week. Then we get a bit more upbeat as we talk about atheism, religion, The Dandy… and the Art of Camping.



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BIG EVENT in September

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Rape in the News (3:21) by Elizabeth Donnelly
Assange and the claims made by his defenders (11:58) by Jess Vautier
Defining Atheism (21:41) by Eon Squirrel
Peter Hitchens and Biblical Justice (28:58) by Mat Greenfield
The Art Of Camping (37:16) by Salim Fadhley (ft Matthew De Abaitua)
The Dandy is Deady (47:11) by Alex Fitch
NSS Conference (59:33) by James O’Malley (ft Gerard Phillips)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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September 15th – The Pod Delusion’s BIG THIRD BIRTHDAY DO in London

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WHAT?!

To celebrate our programme’s third birthday on September 15th – we’re hosting a big event in central London – and we’d love it if you could join us!

There will be a licensed bar. The official hashtag will be #poddelusion.

WHO?!

We’ll have an evening of interesting things featuring…

  • Kate Russell from BBC Click
  • Young Atheist Handbook Author Alom Shaha – not talking about his book, but performing some MAGIC.
  • Guardian Blogger Martin Robbins on Why The Daily Mail Is Evil!
  • Pod Delusion regular Drew Rae offering us some Risk Assessment for the Apocalypse!
  • ‘Skeptic’ Magazine editor Deborah Hyde on the Psychology of the Supernatural!
  • and fire scientist Claire Benson – who hopefully won’t be burning down Conway Hall!
  • …with MORE to be announced!

WHERE?!

The lovely folks at the, er, spiritual home of British secularism, Conway Hall are letting us put on the show in their massive hall.

(Nearest Tube: Holborn)

WHEN?!

7:30pm on the evening of Saturday September 15th – don’t worry, we’re planning this to not clash with the Secular Europe March if you’re going on that.

HOW?!

Tickets are £5.95 (including booking fee) and can be bought here!

Episode 149 – 17th August 2012

This week: Why should political activists learn from the hedge fund managers? Do speed cameras actually work? And is there something Orwellian about what people like us say about science? Yes. And much more!



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BIG EVENT in September
To celebrate the Pod Delusion’s third birthday we’re putting on a big event at Conway Hall in London on September 15th. We’re not entirely sure what it’s going to be yet but you can find out more here.

Coalition (3:24) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky)
Boycotts and Finance (11:09) by Salim Fadhley (ft Max Kaiser)
Orwell and Science (20:01) by Sean Davidson
Speed Cameras (29:48) by Drew Rae
Conspiracy (39:13) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 148 – 10th August 2012

This week we speak to the deputy project scientist on NASA’s recently landed MARS CURIOSITY expedition. Amazing! We also tackle the boundary review, look into some Olympic conspiracy theories and much, much more!



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BIG EVENT in September
To celebrate the Pod Delusion’s third birthday we’re putting on a big event at Conway Hall in London on September 15th. We’re not entirely sure what it’s going to be yet but you can find out more here.

Curiosity Landing by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Joy Crisp, deputy project scientist on the Curiosity mission at NASA!)
Boundary Review by Cory Hazlehurst
Olympic Conspiracy by Blakeley Nixon
Suffragettes by Jennifer D
Kylie Sturgess Interview by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 147 – 3rd August 2012

Should the DPP consider his position now the Twitter Joke Trial is over? How can maths be used to show that those badminton players were deliberately playing badly? And does all modern music sound the same, or are we all just getting old?



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BIG EVENT in September
To celebrate the Pod Delusion’s third birthday we’re putting on a big event at Conway Hall in London on September 15th. We’re not entirely sure what it’s going to be yet but you can find out more here.

Twitter Joke Trial and the DPP (2:54) by Matt Flaherty
Badminton or Goodminton (14:24) by Dan McNeil
Pop Goes Bland? (23:14) by Dan Stowell and Matthias Mauch
More from Winchester Science Festival (32:18) by Liz Lutgendorff and Sean Ellis
Twitter Joke Trial Updates (53:40) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Chambers, David Allen Green, Al Murray and Louise Mensch MP and John Cooper QC)

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