Category Archives: Episodes

SUMMER SCIENCE SPECIAL!

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.



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Episode 230 – 28th March 2014

This week Kash speaks to the author of a new novel that puts the science into science fiction, and Sal explains why daylight savings time might be unnecessary. And more!



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The Martian (1:09) by Kash Farooq (ft Andy Weir)
Daylight Saving (14:03) by Salim Fadhley
Reconnecting Young People (20:26) by Cory Hazlehurst
Death (28:50) by Alex Fitch

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Episode 229 – 21st March 2014

Fred Phelps, that awful invasive Mick Jagger frontpage and NASA predicting doom… it’s going to be a cheerful show!



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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

Episode 227 – 7th March 2014

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.



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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!)

Episode 226 – 28th February 2014

How can you end up in court for blasphemy in France? What’s the point of banking? And why is scifi so sexist? We answer these questions and more on this week’s show!



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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

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Episode 224 – 14th February 2014

Who knew that Flying Spaghetti Monsters were controversial? We also talk space balloons with the Canadian Space Agency, Olympic Pictograms and much more!



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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)

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Episode 223 – 7th February 2014

This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!



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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)

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Episode 222 – 31st January 2014

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.



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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

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Episode 221 – 24th January 2014

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.



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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

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Episode 220 – 17th January 2014

This week we tackle net neutrality, assisted dying, asylum seekers, aircraft safety and much more!



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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

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