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Episode 199 – 9th August 2013

This week’s show features some of the highlights from the amazing Winchester Science Festival: We talk antarctic drilling, computer science and much more!



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Antarctic Drilling by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ed Waugh)
Sperm Wars by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Watt)
Computer Science Teaching by James O’Malley (ft Tom Crick)
Raspberry Pi by Sean Ellis (ft Dame Wendy Hall & Reena Pau)
Multidisciplinary Solutions by Liz Lutgendorff (ft James Dyke)
Brains! by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dean Burnett)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 184 – 26th April 2013

We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!



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Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris)
Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall
Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman
Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett
Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox
Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae
Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown

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Episode 171 – 25th January 2013

How scientists got tetrapods wrong, who’s trying to save the Royal Institution, how doping in sport works, should we clone neanderthals and what the frack is wrong with fracking? And more!



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Tetrapod News! (1:47) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Stephanie Pierce)
Royal Destitution (14:35) by James O’Malley (ft Mary Perkins)
Doping (24:18) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Mark Burnley)
Neanderthal Cloning (34:50) by Kash Farooq and Peter Harrison
Fracking (39:37) by Drew Rae
Pharmacists and Homeopathy (46:28) by Chris Chapman
Britain and the EU (53:58) by David Biggins
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 42 – 16th July 2010


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Gillian McKeith in the shit (1:55) by Tom Morris
Drugs are popular (8:03) by Mark Thompson
ScienceBlogs and Pepsi (16:22) by Drew Rae
Faces and statutes (23:11) by Jourdemayne
Economics, the dismal science (29:52) by Pete Hague
Daily Express (36:04) by Martyn Norris