This week we figure out if Michael Gove was talking rubbish about the First World War (spoiler: he was!), discover if monogamy is dead, find out why science’s favourite metaphor won’t work any more… and much, much more!
It’s Not Simple, Mr Gove (1:33) by Rich Godbehere Origins of WWI (9:41) by Sean Slater Is Monogamy Dead? (17:43) by Rosie Wilby Media Law (21:42) by Alex Fitch Dead Metaphor (32:38) by Sean Ellis Wiki Petition (39:12) by Salim Fadhley Zombie Stats (46:06) by Adam Jacobs Dimensional Travel (52:17) by Nathan Rae The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
What Really Happened With Ask.FM? (2:29) by Alex J Brown Section 28 Returns (12:37) by Richy Thompson Give Well (18:30) by Glen Travis Brony Interview (24:17)eve by Alex Fitch The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
This week we talk DNA patents, apps that claim to cure homosexuality, and whether Man of Steel has a religious message. Plus we speak to Girl With A One Track Mind Zoe Margolis and singer/songwriter Shelley Segal.
DNA Patents (1:39) by Julie Gould Zoe Margolis Interview (12:24) by Liz Lutgendorff Shelley Segal Interview (24:15) by Chris Hofstader Friday I’m In Love (With Men) – The Gay Cure App (32:09) by Tom Morris Lets Talk About Sacks (43:43) by Sam Burns Man of Steel (51:07) by Alex Fitch The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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
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
Oh Deary (1:55) by Cory Hazlehurst Space Archaeology (9:39) by Kash Farooq (ft Sarah Parcak) Janet Heimlich Interview (22:22) by Liz Lutgendorff Pope In Review (36:09) by Alex Fitch Post-Francis Nursing (46:57) by Dave White The Rise & Fall of Blackberry (53:27) by Sean Slater The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The Leveson Debate Highlights (1:24) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton and Helen Lewis) Secularist Court Wins (11:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Pavan Dhaliwal and Richy Thompson) Sunday Assembly (26:43) by James O’Malley (ft Sanderson Jones) Bad Charity PR (36:56) by Marsh Django and Spaghetti Westerns (42:35) by Alex Fitch The Death of DVD (54:17) by David Biggins Horse Burgers (63:39) by Sean Ellis
Is David Cameron finally right about something? Why do Bristol University Christian Union think that women should be seen and not heard? What’s the deal with the human rights act? Kate speaks to Games Workshop co-founder and fantasy gaming legend Ian Livingstone and ruminations on arthouse film following Cineworld’s takeover of PictureHouse cinemas.
Agreeing with Cameron on Leveson (2:21) by James Firth Bristol Christian Union Fiasco (10:58) by Jenny Bartle Women: Seen and Not Heard? (15:49) by Nathan Rae Human Rights Act (22:41) by Georgia Gale Grant Ian Livingstone Interview (28:21) by Kate Russell Geoengineering (36:40) by Drew Rae Cineworld take PictureHouse (45:13) by Alex Fitch Pale Blue Cafe (56:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
We speak to Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye about his party and author Stephen Trombley about his new book looking at the key figures in western philosophy. We also tackle censorship and law, dodgy Ofsted inspections, communicating the scientific method and how to make the perfect cheese toastie.
The Pirate Party (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft party leader Loz Kaye!) Ofsted & ACE (18:42) by Jonny Scaramanga Censorship & UK Law (23:40) by Alex Fitch 50 Thinkers (34:16) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stephen Trombley) The Scientific Method (50:01) by Paul Hopwood The Perfect Cheese Toastie (56:40) by Sarah Castor-Perry The inbetween bits were researched by Blakeley Nixon & recorded by Alex Foster The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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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