Monthly Archives: October 2012

Episode 159 – 26th October 2012

Earthquake predictions, atheists and the scouts, a psychic challenge and Simon Singh explaining What Doctors Don’t Tell Him – and much more on this week’s Pod Delusion. We also speak to film maker Chris Atkins to preview the first meeting of Soho Skeptics, and find out what the BHA are doing about faith schools – and more!



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Predicting Earthquakes (2:07) by Drew Rae
Chris Atkins Interview (10:46) by James O’Malley
Scouting & Atheism (22:56) by Shaun Joynson
Psychic Challenge (31:14) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, Chris French, and Kim the psychic)
A New Singh Libel Case? (48:36) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, again!)
BHA Faith School Fundraiser (51:34) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 158 – 19th October 2012

We speak to Kerry McCarthy MP and punk historian John Robb about Pussy Riot, examine an intriguing new study linking brain damage to criminal behaviour, consider votes for 16 year olds and look at the history of the Nobel Prize. We also find out about the new Science Grrl Calendar!



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Pussy Riot Update (3:22) by James O’Malley (ft Kerry McCarthy MP & John Robb)
Brain Damage & Criminality (26:34) by Dean Burnett
Votes at 16 (36:48) by Cory Hazlehurst
Nobel History (45:02) by Kash Farooq (ft Simon Frantz)
Science Grrl Calendar (55:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Heather Williams)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 157 – 12th October 2012

When is a sick joke a criminal offence? What really happened during Pineapplegate? What should we do about the leftovers in space? And North Korea’s a bit grim, eh?



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Sick Jokes & Criminal Offence (2:30) by James Firth
Pineapplegate: The Interview (11:53) by Mat Greenfield (ft Sean Oakley)
Space Debris (19:41) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Stu Clark)
Brogrammers (30:23) by Tom Morris
Nothing To Envy (41:35) by James O’Malley (ft Andy Glynn)
Cool Brands (53:15) by Eon
Ugly Animals (61:02) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Simon Watt)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 156 – 5th October 2012

Historical precedents for Apple Maps, why Northern Ireland is so… challenging… lots of swearing and why a pineapple is the new frontier for the battle between freedom of speech and religion.



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Pineapplegate (1:02) by James O’Malley
Maps in History (4:49) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Jeremy Hunt & Homeopathy (11:44) by Sean Ellis
Northern Ireland (17:02) by Mary
Too Much Swearing? (29:32) by Alex Fitch
Improbable Research (41:48) by Sarah Castor-Perry
Atheist Prayer Experiment (46:37) by Justin Brierly

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