A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.
Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki) German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga
A Christmas special episode devoted entirely to the many things that could destroy the earth and humanity. We talk about the Mayan prophecies, the believers, the history, as well as real threats to our survival from space, from technology and from nuclear weapons. Plus we also manage to squeeze in the more localised world ending scenarios of unhealthy eating and the sequel to seminal videogame Elite.
What The Mayans Said (2:53) by Sven Rudloff The Prophecy and the Believers (9:26) by Salim Fadhley (ft Kevin Whitesides and Andrew Wilson) Early Modern Millennials (23:24) by Rich Godbehere Space Apocalypse (29:21) by Kash Farooq (ft Phil Plait!) Points of Failure (40:37) by Drew Rae Nuclear War (49:07) by Blakeley Nixon Jamie Oliver Vs Ready Meals (55:10) by Simon Howard Elite: Dangerous (61:39) by Kate Russell (ft David Braben) Profiting From The End (73:01) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The amazing music is by Dr*T and Milton Mermikidies
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Twitter Joke Trial Update (2:21) by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green) Armando Iannucci on his OBE & Veep (8:12) by James O’Malley (ft Armando Iannucci!) Vulture’s Picnic (20:41) by James O’Malley (ft Greg Palast) Obama’s Grandmother (33:50) by Martin Robbins
(actually ft Sarah Obama, Obama’s Kenyan grandmother) Neoshield (41:33) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Alan Harris) Science: A Girl’s Thing (50:50) by Belinda Parmar Circumcision Decision (57:25) by Sven Rudloff The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
President Jesus (0:52) by Paul Day Exoplanets (10:06) by Kash Farooq & Dr Matt Burleigh Rodial (14:42) by Adam Cuerden Ask For Evidence (22:08) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane from Sense About Science) Chinese Censorship (29:50) by Nick Boorer NASA and Asteroids (37:24) by Drew Rae & David Couch Peter Atkins Interview (43:50) by Gavin Hubbard Comics Film (50:36) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Kellett & Fred Schroeder) The sketch was by David Lovesy & Brian Two