Monthly Archives: May 2013

Episode 189 – 31st May 2013

This week we talk fanfiction, fascism and internships! And.. er… fecal transplants. Plus James does a report for the first time ever!



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Fascism and Racism, Then and Now (1:53) by Victoria Stiles
Humanist Marriage Update (8:44) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
Internships and Slavery (12:46) by Alex Brown
Fanfiction and Kindle Worlds (22:42) by James O’Malley (ft Kate Keen & Tanya Brown)
Fecal Transplants (32:37) by Julie Gould (ft Mary Roach)
Geek Stereotypes (38:01) by Tom Hodden
Platform Hegemony (45:05) by James O’Malley
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Episode 188 – 24th May 2013

This week Liz speaks to internet legend Cory Doctorow about his recent Sense About Science lecture, Cory tackles apathy (if he can be bothered), a spat in the psychiatry world, and what if historians had time machines? And more!



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Cory Doctorow Interview (1:53) by Liz Lutgendorff
Political Apathy (20:30) by Cory Hazlehurst
DSM Spat (29:34) by Max Davie
ORGcon (35:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Bradwell)
Historians and Time Travel (44:23) by Victoria Stiles
Nine Worlds (51:20) by James O’Malley (ft Ludi Valentine, Daniel Johnston and Erich Schultz)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 187 – 17th May 2013

MICHAEL GOVE SPECIAL! But don’t let that put you off. We’ve three pieces about the education secretary including an interview with the teacher Gove attacked for using Mr Men to teach history, a look at Gove’s approach to classic literature, and a piece on how he used PR surveys to justify policy. We also have some exclusive clips from an event celebrating the reform of the libel laws featuring the likes of Dara O’Briain, Nick Cohen, Brian Cox and many more.



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Mr Men History (2:36) by James O’Malley (ft Russel Tarr)
Gove and Prejudice (11:44) by Sean Ellis
Gove and One Poll (18:53) by Marsh
Libel Reform Celebration (28:01) by Liz Lutgendoff (ft Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Chris French, Hardeep Singh, Brian Cox, Nick Cohen, Dara O’Briain and Evan Harris)
Cosmic Genome (36:48) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince and Trent Burton)
Humanist Weddings (45:51) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Pavan Dhaliwal)
Homosexuality and DSM (49:17) by Chris Chapman
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 186 – 10th May 2013

This week is a bit of an accidental Sky at Night special: we look at the death of the Herschel space telescope with Chris North, and Carl has been speaking to Jon Culshaw and friends & colleagues of Sir Patrick Moore. We also speak to evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk about her new book, Paleofantasy, find out about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes and unpaid internships, and discover a new citizen science project.



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Herschel RIP (1:54) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris North)
Paleofantasy (13:08) by Dave Cole (ft Marlene Zuk)
Patrick Mem-Moore-ial (26:00) by Carl Hutchinson (ft Jon Culshaw, Bill Leatherbarrow, John Mason, Keaton Stone & Paul Abel)
Dangerous E-Cigarettes (38:40) by Hayley Johnson
Space Warps! (45:34) by Julie Gould (ft Phil Marshall)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 185 – 3rd May 2013

Liz speaks to the creators of a videogame that taught the pirates a lesson, James looks at North Korea and Bob explains why 84 bloggers in Bangladesh are being threatened – and much more!



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Game Dev Tycoon Piracy Ruse (1:47) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Patrick Klug, the game’s creator!)
Should we worry about North Korea? (11:58) by James O’Malley (ft Alistair Coleman)
Bangladeshi Bloggers (19:46) by Bob Churchill
Synthetic Biology & Design Implications (26:06) by Julie Gould (ft David Benque)
Women on Banknotes (35:06) by Marianne Baker
Pythagorean Cabaret (41:59) by Dean Burnett

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