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Episode 125 – 2nd March 2012

There might not be any faster than light neutrinos, but what can we learn from a failed experiment? Might Iran embracing science be a good thing? And what’s life like in the armed forces for a non-believer? We find out in this week’s show!


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Failed Experiments (2:26) by Drew Rae
Nuclear Iran (8:41) by David Eastman
AVN vs HCCC (12:23) by Andrew Gould
In The Navy (17:35) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Commander John Craig)
Skeptical Fairy Tales (30:50) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stuart Taylor)
Maglev Trains (40:50) by Tom Hodden
Videogames as Art? (46:56) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 115 – 16th December 2011

This week we tackle the biggest story out of the LHC Higgs announcement earlier in the week: Why did they use Comic Sans?! We speak to the font’s creator. We also speak to the man behind the BBC Micro, and science writer Marcus Chown about his new book which is based on an iPad app… and much more!


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Higgs Update (2:26) by Kash Farooq (ft Jon Butterworth)
Comic Sans (11:50) by James O’Malley (ft Vincent Connare)
BBC Micro (19:05) by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Furber)
Anti-Vax Folk Fest (26:54) by Andrew Gould
Solar System: From iPad to book (33:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown)
Sesame Street Socialists (42:47) by Tom Hodden
Festival of the Spoken Nerd (47:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Matt Parker, Helen Arney & Steve Mould)
Science Cabaret (55:38) by Dean Burnett
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 104 – 30th September 2011

Can neutrinos really travel faster than light? What’s Lawrence Krauss going to be doing in London? And are the BBC part of a godless conspiracy? Find out on this week’s show!


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Faster Than Light Neutrinos (1:53) by Kash Farooq (ft Ben Still)
Lawrence Krauss Interview (12:18) by Liz Lutgendorff
BCE-Gate (25:00) by Dave Cross
Pope in Germany (30:41) by Sven Rudloff
Spontaneous Human Combustion (39:03) by Sean Ellis
Protesting (46:15) by Nick Boorer
Reflective Learning (51:55) by Drew Rae
Architecture (58:03) by Andrew Gould
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 92 – 8th July 2011

This week we delve into hackgate, probably upset some feminists and figure out the best way to hang toilet paper. Now you can’t say that isn’t variety.


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Phone Hacking and the PCC (2:10) by Luxmy Gopal
Hacked Off Campaign (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
Sovereignty Creep (16:14) by James Firth
Feminism & Elevatorgate (22:42) by Pete Hague
Malton Faith School (30:04) by Salim Fadhley (ft Philippa Hare)
Red Tape Challenge (39:56) by Drew Rae & Tom Hodden
“Gaaaay” (48:52) by Anonymous
Toilet Paper (53:36) by Andrew Gould

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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!