That’s right! We’re back for a special! The amazing Sean Ellis reports from the Winchester Science Festival for our Summer Science Special – featuring Terry Harvey-Chadwick, Helen Czerski, Ken Farquar, Ben Littlefield, Alex Boxley, Mini Saaj, Radu Sporea, Andy Pye, John London, Mark Thomas, Matt Denton, Dareck Gorecki, Paulo Viscardi and Sally LePage. Music is by Jo Stephenson and Being 747.
Fred Phelps is Dead (1:20) by Dave Landon Cole Leveson and Jagger (11:41) by James O’Malley Nasa Doom (16:34) by Liz Lutgendorff Nissan Leaf (21:40) by Salim Fadhley Big Bang Fair (26:00) by Bethany Jenkins
This week we look back at some of our favourite space themed reports – including interviews with NASA scientists working on Kepler and the Curiosity space rover, an interview with former Apollo astronaut Al Worden (!), and we also remember Patrick Moore.
Kepler Retires by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Jon Jenkins from NASA) Curiosity Landing by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Joy Crisp, deputy project scientist on the Curiosity mission at NASA!) Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview by Carl Hutchinson Analogue Missions by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Gordon Osinski) Patrick Mem-Moore-ial by Carl Hutchinson (ft Jon Culshaw and more!)
Blasphemy in France (1:31) by Marc Naimark Banking Benefits (11:33) by Alex Douglas One Web For All (21:07) by Chris Hofstader The File (29:43) by Cory Hazlehurst Sexist Sci-fi (37:26) by Liz Lutgendorff
Flying Spaghetti Monster Censored (1:54) by James O’Malley (ft Rory Fenton) Space Balloons! (13:52) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Daniel Levesque) Olympic Pictograms (30:25) by Henry Hocking Vatican UN Report (36:08) by Paul Orton (ft Keith Porteous Wood) Marriage Certificates (44:43) by Morgan Phillips (ft Ailsa Sadler)
Creationism in Schools (1:29) by Jonny Scaramanga Black Holes (9:07) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Andrea Ghez) Atheist Scouts (16:40) by Ralph Parlour Musical Dissonance (24:06) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Neil McLachlan)
This week we have an exclusive interview with Rufus Hound, in which he explains his reasons for standing for the National Health Action Party in the European Elections. We also find out more about the most recent Jesus & Mo controversy, why banking computers often fail – and catch up with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd ahead of their latest nationwide tour.
Why Rufus Hound Got Political (2:00) by James O’Malley (ft Rufus Hound!) Mo’ Controversy (34:06) by Matt Flaherty Banking Systems (49:00) by Morgan Phillips (ft Frances Coppola) New FOTSN Tour (62:18) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Arney, Steve Mould & Matt Parker) Benefit Plug (74:34) by Neil Denny
This week we speak to the Project Scientist on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and a scientist who studies concrete – bonus points if you listen to that second piece on the Victoria Line. We also find out how the first ever PubHD night went, figure out how far away we are from hoverboards.
Rosetta Launch (1:20) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Matt Taylor, ESA Project Scientist!) What’s the deal with concrete? (21:33) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Leon Black) PubHD (31:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Regan Naughton, Sera Baker, Dave Farmer & Christian Perrin) Hoverboards (42:29) by Henry Hocking Gay Floods (52:21) by Dean Burnett
Net Neutrality (1:28) by David Eastman Assisted Dying (5:53) by Andy Gault Atheist Asylum Seeker (10:18) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Bob Churchill) Life Jackets & Oxygen Masks (18:45) by Drew Rae Eruv of this Nonsense (30:27) by James O’Malley Care.Data (35:27) by Adam Jacobs History Projects (43:59) by Vicky Stiles