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Episode 161 – 9th November 2012

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.



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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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Episode 130 – 6th April 2012

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

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Hitchmas Special – 26th December 2011

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.


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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

Episode 109 – 4th November 2011

Where are we going to fit seven billion people? What’s the deal with ear candling? And we learn new information about the goings-on in Iran in the 70s.


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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

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The Pod Delusion Live in Leicester!

A special bonus podcast to celebrate the week of our 100th programme! Recorded live at Leicester Skeptics in the Pub on August 16th.

nb: This is on the main Pod Delusion feed, so check your podcast software to make sure you also get this week’s regularly scheduled programme… episode 100!


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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

Episode 99 – 26th August 2011


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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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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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Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011


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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)

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See the video of the guinea pigs to watch whilst listening to James Firth’s piece about the Digital Economy Act after the break (this will make sense if you listen to the show):
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Episode 70 – 4th February 2011


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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

Episode 68 – 21st January 2010


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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.

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