Monthly Archives: November 2013

Episode 215 – 29th November 2013

This week we discover why feminism needs secularism, why personalised medicine threatens Big Pharma, and discover what on earth a human library is.

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Feminism & Secularism (1:24) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie Waters)
Personalised Medicine (12:58) by Adam Jacobs
Human Libraries (21:28) by Neil Denham
Noah (31:06) by Ian Bushfield
Sleazy PR (35:26) by Marsh
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 214 – 22nd November 2013

A big show this week as we speak to the man behind a new documentary on whales in captivity, find out why scientists should be on Question Time, from the man who running a petition about it, look at some crazy JFK conspiracy theories and much more!

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Blackfish (1:28) by Sandra Prow (ft Jeffrey Ventre)
Question Time Scientists (26:46) by Martin Robbins
JFK Conspiracy Theories (31:33) by Blakeley Nixon
Canadian Mayors (38:25) by Ian Bushfield
Abu Dhabi Science Festival (43:18) by Julie Gould
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 213 – 15th November 2013

This week we look at Tesco’s new advertising plans… whilst they look at us. We also talk about a controversial Islamic speaker on tour in the UK, the success of Sunday Assembly and find out if it’s possible to explain a PhD to lay people. We also speak to both developmental psychologist Ute Frith, and the new chair of Conway Hall… who may already be familiar to some listeners!

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Attention Pollution (1:40) by Sean Ellis
Leeds Sunday Assembly (8:08) by Ian Bushfield
Mufti Menk (12:38) by Chris Malburn
PubHD (22:58) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Kash Farooq)
New Conway Hall Chair (29:42) by James O’Malley (ft Liz Lutgendorff)
Uta Frith Interview (33:29) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
An Englishman Abroad (45:01) by Andy Waterfield
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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LGBT Society Statement
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Episode 212 – 8th November 2013

This week’s show is all about our contributors – and specifically how you can get involved! If you’re a regular listener to The Pod Delusion you’ll know that we have an open submissions policy – but how to start? This week we look back on some of our favourite segments from our regular contributors, and try to inspire you to get involved yourself!

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