Tag Archives: AHS

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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AHS Convention 2013 – Talks In Full

Here are some of the talks in full from the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies annual convention – held on 2nd March 2013 at Conway Hall in London.

Andrew Copson

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Jim Al-Khalili
In his first speech as new President of the British Humanist Association.

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Natalie Haynes

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Polly Toynbee

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Episode 172 – 1st February 2013

Liz Lutgendorff presents this week’s show as James is under the weather. We look at research into dinosaur cannibalism, the big fight in academia over open access, why the RI perhaps isn’t worth preserving after all, and how creationists are taking over American classrooms. Also do we finally have elections for the House of Lords? And how the Brazilian nightclub fire could have been less deadly with some extra health and safety rules.

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Cannibalism in Giant Tyrannosaurs (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)
Open Access and Academé Luddites (12:12) by Rich Godbehere
What’s the point in the RI? (20:44) By Dr*T
Elections to the Lords at last! (29:00) by Cory Hazlehurst
Health & Safety (36:34) by Claire Benson
Texas Freedom Network (43:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dan Quinn)
Tragedy Actor Conspiracies (52:20) by Tom Hodden
AHS and Thinkweek Plug (57:10) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley (ft Jess Vautier and David Shorthouse)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 156 – 5th October 2012

Historical precedents for Apple Maps, why Northern Ireland is so… challenging… lots of swearing and why a pineapple is the new frontier for the battle between freedom of speech and religion.

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Pineapplegate (1:02) by James O’Malley
Maps in History (4:49) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Jeremy Hunt & Homeopathy (11:44) by Sean Ellis
Northern Ireland (17:02) by Mary
Too Much Swearing? (29:32) by Alex Fitch
Improbable Research (41:48) by Sarah Castor-Perry
Atheist Prayer Experiment (46:37) by Justin Brierly

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AHScon 2012: Richard Norman and David Allen Green

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies – or (mercifully) AHS for short – held their annual convention on Saturday 17th March. We’ve got a couple of podcasts from the event.

In this first podcast, philosopher Richard Norman gave a fascinating critique of Alain de Botton’s latest book, Religion for Atheists.

And in this second podcast, lawyer David Allen Green spoke about the role of religion in the legal system – and why it should become more secular.

Episode 105 – 7th October 2011

We speak to Sir Paul Nurse and others at the Royal Society’s One Culture event. Blakeley talks to Kim Howells about the War on Terror and we wonder if an 80mph speed limit is ethical. And more!

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Royal Society One Culture Festival by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Sir Paul Nurse, Ian Stewart, Sunetra Gupta & Uta Frith)
80mph Speed Limits by Adam Jacobs
Non-Prophet Week by James O’Malley (ft Mike Paynter)
Kim Howells Interview by Blakeley Nixon
Nobel Prize Faff by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Frantz)
Science Is Vital’s Report by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Rohn)
Localism Bill & Referendums by Cory Hazlehurst
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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Episode 95 – 29th July 2011

This week we have an eye witness report from Oslo, look at a new judgement on internet piracy with scary implications, find out what ATOS have been up to and much more!

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Oslo Eyewitness (1:35) by Trish Hann
Copyright Censorship (8:47) by James Firth
What’s Wrong with ATOS? (15:19) by Steven Sumpter
Patent trolls vs Inventors & Developers (26:24) by Salim Fadhley
The AHS (36:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle and Mike Paynter)
AltMed Regulation (45:16) by Dr*T
Michael McIntyre Response (49:14) by Steve Leedale (performed by Alex Foster)
Edinburgh Ghost Tours (53:00) by Ash Pryce
The sketches were by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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AHS Convention 2011 – Two Podcasts ft Johann Hari, AC Grayling and more!

Saturday 12th March was the AHS National Convention 2011. We were there recording the whole thing and so present to you two podcasts of some of the people who spoke at the convention.

Part 1 features Lord Warner, NSS Vice Pres Gerard Phillips and BHA Chief Exec Andrew Copson

Part 2 features Independent columnist Johann Hari and Philosopher AC Grayling

You can listen to them in the players above or by subscribing to the Pod Delusion Extra feed in your podcast client.

(We may also have audio from one more speaker, pending clearance of the rights to broadcast)