We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!
Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris) Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown
What could have caused the Waco explosion, how one man managed to hack and control a plane with his mobile phone, why the government’s austerity agenda may be based on a faulty Excel spreadsheet, and banging out head against a brick wall over MMR.
Waco Fire (2:36) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Benson) Plane Hacking (13:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Hugo Teso) Austerity & Excel (27:04) by Keir Liddle Wakefield Still Wrong (33:57) by Tannice Pendegrass Thatcher Media Coverage (41:04) by Alex Fitch Women in Science (51:48) by Elizabeth Donnelly (ft Aysha Raza) Voyager (60:14) by Steve Dobson The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Last weekend as QEDcon 2013 in Manchester, and in addition to picking up an Editor’s Choice Award at the Ockham Awards (thanks!), we also had an hour slot in which we could showcase some interesting people talking about interesting things. Here’s a recording of that.
Lots of Thatcher this week – perhaps a little bit over-Thatcherated, but a long look at her legacy and the issues raised by her death. Also: 3D printing guns, submarine disasters and watching what doctors tweet.
Thatcher’s Legacy (2:01) by Dave Cole Thatcher’s Walkman (10:44) by Miles Taylor Thatcher Party Packs (15:34) by Caroline Spurry Tramp The Dirt Down (21:15) by Cory Hazlehurst GMC Social Media (26:33) by Peter English Printable Weapons (36:26) by Sean Ellis USS Thresher (43:13) by Drew Rae RHSF13 Part 3 (49:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Cohen & Enrique Lopez-Juez) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
We explore the phenomenon of land grabbing, investigate a fascist footballer, find out if it’s game over for Atari and discover an intriguing piece of technology that will enable the blind to see using a clever phone app. And much more!
Land Grabbing (1:49) by Chris Fitch (ft Fred Pearce and Paolo D’Odorico) Are Secularists Successful? (13:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Rob Freathy) Atari (24:31) by Alex Fitch Fascist Football (35:30) by Sean Slater Amazing App (42:19) by Chris Hofstader (ft Peter Meijer) DevPsych (50:52) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jean Shinskey and Patrick Leman) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two