Monthly Archives: December 2012

Episode 167 – 21st December 2012 – END OF THE WORLD SPECIAL!

A Christmas special episode devoted entirely to the many things that could destroy the earth and humanity. We talk about the Mayan prophecies, the believers, the history, as well as real threats to our survival from space, from technology and from nuclear weapons. Plus we also manage to squeeze in the more localised world ending scenarios of unhealthy eating and the sequel to seminal videogame Elite.



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What The Mayans Said (2:53) by Sven Rudloff
The Prophecy and the Believers (9:26) by Salim Fadhley (ft Kevin Whitesides and Andrew Wilson)
Early Modern Millennials (23:24) by Rich Godbehere
Space Apocalypse (29:21) by Kash Farooq (ft Phil Plait!)
Points of Failure (40:37) by Drew Rae
Nuclear War (49:07) by Blakeley Nixon
Jamie Oliver Vs Ready Meals (55:10) by Simon Howard
Elite: Dangerous (61:39) by Kate Russell (ft David Braben)
Profiting From The End (73:01) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The amazing music is by Dr*T and Milton Mermikidies

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Episode 166 – 14th December 2012

Jim Al-Khalili is announced as the new British Humanist Association President and we speak to the BHA’s Chief Exec about what the amazing new census numbers mean for non-religious people in the UK. It’s not so great for non-believers elsewhere though as a new report shows – and we also pick apart the Snoopers Charter, which was shot down this week by Nick Clegg. Plus a new mental health manual could have a big impact, why Northern Ireland is still flagging, and why Erasmus Darwin was awesome.



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Census Results and a new BHA President (2:11) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Copson)
Atheist Persecution Worldwide (9:11) by Bob Churchill
Snooper’s Charter Slapdown (19:56) by Jenny Woods
Mental Health Diagnosis Pronosis (29:35) by Max Davie
Reviewing Peer Review (36:30) by Drew Rae
Flying The Flag (42:13) by Rory Fenton (ft Brian McClinton)
Erasmus Darwin (48:48) by Philip John
Video Codecs (55:11) by Trent Burton

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Episode 165 – 7th December 2012

Is David Cameron finally right about something? Why do Bristol University Christian Union think that women should be seen and not heard? What’s the deal with the human rights act? Kate speaks to Games Workshop co-founder and fantasy gaming legend Ian Livingstone and ruminations on arthouse film following Cineworld’s takeover of PictureHouse cinemas.



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Agreeing with Cameron on Leveson (2:21) by James Firth
Bristol Christian Union Fiasco (10:58) by Jenny Bartle
Women: Seen and Not Heard? (15:49) by Nathan Rae
Human Rights Act (22:41) by Georgia Gale Grant
Ian Livingstone Interview (28:21) by Kate Russell
Geoengineering (36:40) by Drew Rae
Cineworld take PictureHouse (45:13) by Alex Fitch
Pale Blue Cafe (56:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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