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Episode 173 – 8th February 2013

Big news in Big Pharma, the science of persuasion, an interview with Sir Tom Blundell and we speak to a transport sociologist about how to make things better for cyclists… and more!



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Pharmabate (1:55) by Trent Burton (ft Ben Goldacre & others)
The Science of Persuasion (17:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Czerski)
Sir Tom Blundell Interview (28:58) by Andrew Holding
Cycling & Transport Sociology (39:38) by Joe Dunkley (ft Rachel Aldred)
Portable Banking (50:01) by Sean Ellis
Ockhams Plug (57:56) by James O’Malley (ft Deborah Hyde)

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Episode 164 – 30th November 2012

This week: ZOMBIES at the LHC, who won the first annual Good Thinking Soc Science Blog prize, we speak to sci-fi writer Jasper Fforde, who was a judge on the Royal Society’s Winton Prize, we check in with Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta about his new book, try to save the naked scientist, posit a radical idea for changing benefits and find out why Argos is powered by nanotechnology.



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Science Blogging Awards (1:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Singh, Ben Goldacre, Suzi Gage & More)
The Winton Prize (17:14) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jasper Fforde)
Decay (23:35) by James O’Malley (ft Luke Thompson, Clara Nellist and Michael Mazur)
Young Atheists Survival (32:23) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hemant Mehta)
Universal Basic Income (40:24) by Steven Sumpter
Naked Scientists (48:36) by Kat Arney
Argos Conspiracy (53:46) by Sean Ellis
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 155 – 28th September 2012

We speak to Ben Goldacre about his new book, Bad Pharma, find out what we can do now anti-choice activists are protesting again, hear what Dawkins had to say at the NSS conference, and discover the vaccine for whooping cough.



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Ben Goldacre Interview (2:10) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ben Goldacre!)
40 Days For Life Are Back (21:30) by James O’Malley (ft Lucy Porter & Kerry J)
Dawkins at the NSS Conference (26:12) by James O’Malley (ft Richard Dawkins)
Nature Deficit Disorder (34:13) by Martin Saban-Smith
Whooping Cough Vaccine (42:26) by Peter English
Rbutr (53:08) by Kylie Sturgess (ft Shane Greenup)

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Free Primates – The Uncaged Monkeys Podcast – Episode 5 (Edinburgh)

The fourth in our exclusive series of podcasts from backstage at the Uncaged Monkeys tour. In this episode, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre answer audience questions from the Edinburgh leg of the tour. Thanks to Helen Arney for recording.


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Free Primates – The Uncaged Monkeys Podcast – Episode 4 (Manchester)

The fourth in our exclusive series of podcasts from backstage at the Uncaged Monkeys tour. In this episode, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre answer audience questions from the Manchester leg of the tour. Thanks to Helen Arney for recording.


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Free Primates – The Uncaged Monkeys Tour podcast – Episode 3 (Aberdeen)

The third in our exclusive series of podcasts from backstage at the Uncaged Monkeys tour. In this episode, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, Matt Parker and Ben Goldacre answer audience questions from the Aberdeen leg of the tour. Thanks to Helen Arney for recording.


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Free Primates – The Uncaged Monkeys Tour Podcast – Episode 1 (Oxford)

The Pod Delusion is delighted to be hosting Free Primates, the official podcast of the Uncaged Monkeys Tour. In the podcast, the tour’s protagonists, Robin Ince, Brian Cox, Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre answer science questions from the audience at the different stops on the tour. In this first episode, questions come from the audience of the Oxford Uncaged Monkeys show, which was on Sunday 1st May.

This first episode features Robin, Brian, Simon, Matt Parker and Helen Arney. Helen also provides the song ‘Animals’ at the end of the podcast – you can find more of her work on her website.


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Episode 65 – 27th December 2010 – New Years Special!




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Comedian of the Year (1:21) by Dean Burnett
Richard Sandling (7:06)
Simon Singh (10:03)
Headache of the Year (16:20) by Liz Lutgendorff
Sid Rodrigues (23:06)
Jo Neary (26:03)
Quack Fail of the Year (31:03) by Sean Ellis
Ben Goldacre (37:15)
BHA Choir (47:31)
Beard of the Year (51:18) by Jennie Rigg
Alan Moore (55:26)

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Episode 52 – 24th September 2010


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Protest the Pope (0:58) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Ben Goldacre and Johann Hari, briefly)
Equal Marriage (21:49) by Alex Foster
Phone Hacking Scandal (31:01) by Darren O’Mahoney (ft Prof Brian Cathcart)
Trolling Masterclass (39:21) by Salim Fadhley (ft Paul Day)

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Protest The Pope – Full Speeches

Here’s our recording of the speeches from the Protest The Pope rally yesterday outside Downing Street in full. It was kindly recorded by Liz, and is completely unedited (so we can get this up as soon as possible), so your mileage may vary. Speakers include Andrew Copson, British Humanist Association Chief Executive, Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, Dr Ben Goldacre, Independent columnist Johann Hari and many more.

We’ll have interviews and stuff with some of the people who made up the crowd of 20,000 on Friday’s show. This raw recording will <b>not</b> be available on the normal Pod Delusion feed – so you’ll have to listen to it here!

Oh, and do check out our Relief-O-Matic special and our first birthday Pod Delusion Live show.

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