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Episode 223 – 7th February 2014

This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!



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Creationism in Schools (1:29) by Jonny Scaramanga
Black Holes (9:07) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Andrea Ghez)
Atheist Scouts (16:40) by Ralph Parlour
Musical Dissonance (24:06) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Neil McLachlan)

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Episode 220 – 17th January 2014

This week we tackle net neutrality, assisted dying, asylum seekers, aircraft safety and much more!



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Net Neutrality (1:28) by David Eastman
Assisted Dying (5:53) by Andy Gault
Atheist Asylum Seeker (10:18) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Bob Churchill)
Life Jackets & Oxygen Masks (18:45) by Drew Rae
Eruv of this Nonsense (30:27) by James O’Malley
Care.Data (35:27) by Adam Jacobs
History Projects (43:59) by Vicky Stiles

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Episode 217 – 13th December 2013

This week we look at the persecution of non-religious people around the world and how we deal with grief. Yep – it’s an upbeat show this week! We also consider MP’s pay rises, and Stu tells us how David Cameron stole his joke!



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Humanist & Atheist Persecution (1:33) by James O’Malley (ft Bob Churchill)
Handling Grief (23:06) by Dean Burnett
MPs should get a raise (30:28) by Dr*T
David Cameron Stole My Joke! (37:40) by Stu Richards
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 200 – 16th August 2013

This week we find out if atheists are smarter than religious people, how a rational Parliament might work, and why Straight Pride UK are rather silly. We also look at the sad case of Neon Roberts, FGM in the news, the portrayal of mental health in videogames, and a brand new material.



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Smart Atheists (2:11) by Tessa Kendall
Privilege & Straight Pride (8:24) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Rational Parliament (16:26) by James O’Malley (ft Adam Smith)
Neon Roberts (30:46) by Keir Liddle
Upsalite (36:10) by Dean Burnett
FGM (45:02) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
Mental Health & Videogames (52:38) by Chris Chapman
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 192 – 21st June 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 177 – 8th March 2013

Writing genes like writing code, what caused the Bradford Earthquake, how the NHS reforms are having an impact on the ground and much more!



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Bordering On The Ridiculous (1:40) by Matt Flaherty
Religious Antivaxers (12:50) by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Novella)
Circ Debate (21:29) by Marianne Baker
Bradford Earthquake (32:08) by Cory Hazlehurst
Synthetic Biology (43:46) by Jonny Serfaty
NHS Reforms (49:45) by Max Davie
Atheist Photobook Update (55:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Johnson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Sean McDermott

Episode 166 – 14th December 2012

Jim Al-Khalili is announced as the new British Humanist Association President and we speak to the BHA’s Chief Exec about what the amazing new census numbers mean for non-religious people in the UK. It’s not so great for non-believers elsewhere though as a new report shows – and we also pick apart the Snoopers Charter, which was shot down this week by Nick Clegg. Plus a new mental health manual could have a big impact, why Northern Ireland is still flagging, and why Erasmus Darwin was awesome.



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Census Results and a new BHA President (2:11) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Copson)
Atheist Persecution Worldwide (9:11) by Bob Churchill
Snooper’s Charter Slapdown (19:56) by Jenny Woods
Mental Health Diagnosis Pronosis (29:35) by Max Davie
Reviewing Peer Review (36:30) by Drew Rae
Flying The Flag (42:13) by Rory Fenton (ft Brian McClinton)
Erasmus Darwin (48:48) by Philip John
Video Codecs (55:11) by Trent Burton

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Episode 160 – 2nd November 2012

We find out if the psychics passed the Halloween test, discover how losers can win elections, and hear about a machine that can turn your thoughts into actual 3D objects. For real. Also: Self-driving cars are a problem for the future, atheist street preaching and how pathology was developed.



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Psychic Test Results (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft Marsh)
Can Losers Win An Election? (13:20) by Cory Hazlehurst
Do We Care About Democracy? (20:10) By Eon
Thinker Thing (28:120 by Sean Ellis (ft Bryan Salt)
Self Driving Cars (36:12) by Salim Fadhley (ft Greg Clark)
Atheist Street Preaching (45:32) by Simon Clare
Murder And Pathology (53:13) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 157 – 12th October 2012

When is a sick joke a criminal offence? What really happened during Pineapplegate? What should we do about the leftovers in space? And North Korea’s a bit grim, eh?



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Sick Jokes & Criminal Offence (2:30) by James Firth
Pineapplegate: The Interview (11:53) by Mat Greenfield (ft Sean Oakley)
Space Debris (19:41) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Stu Clark)
Brogrammers (30:23) by Tom Morris
Nothing To Envy (41:35) by James O’Malley (ft Andy Glynn)
Cool Brands (53:15) by Eon
Ugly Animals (61:02) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Simon Watt)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 156 – 5th October 2012

Historical precedents for Apple Maps, why Northern Ireland is so… challenging… lots of swearing and why a pineapple is the new frontier for the battle between freedom of speech and religion.



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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

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