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Episode 225 – 21st February 2014

This week we look back at some of our most interesting segments from last year – including land grabbing in the developing world, hacking planes with just a mobile phone, political apathy and neurophilosophy!

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Landgrabbing by Chris Fitch
Plane Hacking by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Hugo Teso)
Political Apathy by Cory Hazlehurst
Mental Health & Videogames by Chris Chapman
Neurophilosophy by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Patricia Churchland)

The Roberts Lecture 2013 – Baroness Onora O’Neill on “Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free”

In the 10th Anniversary Year of the Science Council Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve gave the lecture on the topic of “Why Science needs Ethics: why science cannot and should not aspire to be value free” on Tuesday 8th October. The lecture explored how decisions are made in science and what influences them, an important issue for all scientists and science users, and an especially relevant question for the professional practice of science.

Baroness O’Neill is a cross-bench peer in the House of Lords; member of the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct and a former member of the Select Committee on Science and Technology Sub-Committee 2. She is the current chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was elected President of the British Academy in 2005; and in 2007 was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her outstanding contribution to philosophy and her analyses of ethical issues in science.

Baroness O’Neill, Emeritus Honorary Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, has written extensively on political philosophy and ethics, international justice, bioethics and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Her books include Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics (2002) and Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics (2007). In 2002, she gave a series of lectures on A Question of Trust as part of the BBC Reith Lectures. She has been a member of and chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Human Genetics Advisory Commission, was the President of the Aristotelian Society, and a member of the Animal Procedures (Scientific) Committee.

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After the lecture, we also grabbed a few short interviews with Baroness O’Neill and some of the attendees:

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Full Disclosure: We received a small fee for recording this. We’re sharing it with our audience because we genuinely think it was really interesting!

Episode 62 – 3rd December 2010

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New Lifeforms (3:16) by Liz Lutgendorff
NICE Changes Are Good (8:14) by Simon Howard
Tuition Fees Are Good (16:32) by Fred Tilley
Aussie Monarchy (22:28) by Andrew Gould
Lying About Santa (28:02) by Rob Weeks
Strictly Come Bigoted (33:14) by Jennie Rigg

Would you lie to your kids about Santa Claus? Tell us in the comments!

Protest The Pope – Live Updates

Today is the big day we’ve been trailing for a while on the Pod Delusion – the day of the big Protest The Pope march and rally. We’re going to be there covering it for the podcast, and will also be broadcasting live audio throughout the day. Stay tuned to the Pod Delusion website or our Twitter or Facebook pages for updates.

Use the little left and right arrow buttons in the top left to page back and forth between audio updates.

We’ll hopefully also be putting together a special podcast later, if we get enough material.

Episode 50 – 10th September 2010

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Old Wives Med by Andrew West (ft Dr Evan Harris!)
Science Cuts by Jenny Rohn
Hawking’s God by Matthew Green
Protest Protest The Pope by Tom Morris
Miracles by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Guest Edited by Liz Lutgendorff

Pod Delusion Live
14th September, 7pm, The Monarch pub, Camden (London).

Matthew Green’s references: