Internet freedom around the world – an exclusive report from Azerbaijan, the gamification of war, Bayes Theorem, former Labour MP Chris Mullin on “A Very British Coup” 30 years on, Peter Tatchell getting arrested and some American atheists take on the American tax man. What more could you want?!
Freedom of Tweet Around The World (2:15) by Kate Russell Gamification of War (19:59) by David Eastman Bayes is the Wayes (25:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richard Carrier) Chris Mullin Interview (36:17) by Cory Hazelhurst (ft Chris Mullin!) Peter Tatchell’s Arresting Experience (49:30) by Adam Knowles and Richard Unwin (ft Peter Tatchell) FFRF vs The IRS (57:00) by Salim Fadhley (ft Annie Laurie Gaylor) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
New Twitter prosecution rules, the National Health Action Party launch, a report on freedom of expression from Azerbaijan – it’s an eclectic show! We also speak to a man crowdfunding some scientific research, find out about fusion reactors, hear how humanists are excluded from Remembrance events and laugh at how some Americans on the right aren’t taking Obama’s re-election victory terribly well.
More DPP Social Meeja Woe (2:06) by Matt Flaherty National Health Action Party (12:54) by Trish Hann (ft June Hautot) Kids & Free Expression Online (20:31) by Kate Russell Crowdsourcing Science (30:10) by James O’Malley (ft Ethan Perlstein) For All Who Serve (40:24) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Holden) Fusion Reactor (49:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Balshaw) Crazy Obama Reactions (61:25) by Blakeley Nixon (ft the vocal stylings of Marc Silk) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
A bit of a censorship special this week as we find out how awful things are in Eurovision host nation Azerbaijan, discover how over here LOCOG are clamping down on dissent and censorship of The Pirate Bay is raising some interesting questions. We also find out all about the latest rationalist theatre, investigate spiritualism and, er, look at breast implants.
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Azerbaijan and Human Rights by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Paidraig Reidy) Space Hijackers Hijacked by James O’Malley (ft Agent Undecided) BitTorrent and Censorship by Salim Fadhley Festival of Spoken Nerd Tour by James O’Malley (ft Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould) Enlightenment Cafe by James O’Malley (ft Andy Franzkowiak) Spiritualism by Adam Cuerdon (ft Christopher) PIP Implants by Peter English The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two