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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Was the internet really attacked this week? What did the big budget cuts mean for NASA? Why do Americans worship the constitution, and why is Lynx deodorant causing a right old stink? Plus highlights from our interviews at Royal Holloway Science Festival.
Internet Under Attack? (1:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andy Halsall) NASA Sequestration (10:46) by Sandra Prow (ft Keith Cowing) Lynx Cause A Stink (22:38) by James O’Malley (ft Kate Arkless Gray) Constitutional Worship (32:10) by Salim Fadhley (ft Mike Seidman) Royal Holloway Highlights (42:05) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Alan Gange and Rafael Yáñez) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.
Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki) German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga
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