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
We speak to libel martyr Vaughan Jones, discover the true Christian meaning of marriage, feed George Galloway’s ego by talking about him, as well as figure out a way to keep the lobbyists in check… and much more besides!
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Vaughan Jones Interview (2:08) by James O’Malley Galloway’s Bradford Spring (11:18) by Blakeley Nixon Pro-Choice Protest (16:00) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff The Christian Definition of Marriage (22:04) by Salim Fadhley (ft Robert M Price) Biobank (33:05) by Adam Jacobs Lobbyists and Lobbylists (43:25) by Cory Hazlehurst A Titantic Story (51:12) by Tom Hodden (read by Alex Foster) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
Rather than celebrate Christmas, we thought we should probably celebrate the life and work of Christopher Hitchens, who died on the 15th December. So please join us for this very Pod Delusion-type look at his life.
Obit (0:49) by Dave Cole Hitch and religion (8:40) by Cory Hazlehurst Hitch the Historian (15:46) by Rich Godbehere 6:36 Post-9/11 Hitch (23:42) by Mohammed Fahad (read by Alex Foster) 5:36 Regime change? (30:03) by David Eastman 4:14 Twitter Censorship? (35:40) by Dave Cross 6:12 Tweet inserts are by Sean Ellis Music by Milton Mermikidies
Seven Billion (1:25) by Michael Grayer Plan C (7:50) by Prateek Buch White Poppies (15:36) by Tessa Kendall Non-Prophet Week (20:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle) AIDS at the Science Wooseum (23:51) by Kash Farooq (as read by Alex Foster) The Oil Kings (29:41) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Scott Cooper) Historical Narratives (39:56) by Nick Boorer Ear Candling (47:00) by Tom Williamson Skeptical Purity Test (54:03) by Drew Rae The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Featuring… The Third University by Jennifer Jones Blasphemy Laws by Liz Lutgendorff Curing Evangelicals by Sean Ellis Eden Project Woo? by Pete Hague Comics and Representation by Andy Waterfield Teacher Training by Alex Foster Skeptical About Marriage by Johnnie Shannon Yahweh’s Last Stand by Blake Hutchings
Cosmos Remake (1:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Neil Degrasse Tyson!) Mabus (17:13) by Keir Liddle Mental Health Checks (24:32) by Tannice Pendegrass Arms Trade Response (32:16) by Adam Jacobs Cycle Helmet Safety (38:53) by Drew Rae & David Couch On Skepticism… (42:23) by Tom Williamson How to land space ships on stuff (49:09) by Kash Farooq Millennium Seed Bank (53:30) by Sean Ellis Anthony Nolan Trust (59:11) by Alex Foster The sketch at the end was by David Lovesy, Brian Two, and Steve Clark
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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
DEAct Judicial Review (1:35) by James Firth Local Elections Preview (8:49) by Alex Foster Regenerating Margate (18:33) by Jon Treadway Gay Blood Donation (27:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell) Wikipedia & Academia (34:48) by Harriet Vickers (ft Charles Matthews) The Christ Conundrum (40:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Carruth) Atlas Shrugged (49:11) by Paul Day BHA Conference (54:45) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)
How Mesh Networks Can Stop Dictators (2:45) by Salim Fadhley We Love Libraries (11:37) by James O’Malley (ft Reggie) Google Vs Bing Vs Privacy (15:48) by James Firth Librivox (23:53) by Alex Foster Neutrino Skeptic (30:13) by Kash Farooq Sly & Reggie ft John Farnham vs Mubarak (35:57) by Sly & Reggie & John Farnham
Alternative Vote (1:44) by Alex Foster Tevatron Obituary (8:36) by Sean Ellis Wikipedia at 10 (14:46) by Tom Morris ECHR Libel Reform (21:26) by Gareth Winchester Theology in Academia (29:13) by Drew Rae Libraries (35:26) by Reggie
This week presented by Liz Lutgendorff as James has had some exciting emergency surgery.