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Episode 190 – 7th June 2013

We use SCIENCE to find out the difference between a geek and a nerd, why school admission by religion is wrong, why advertisers aren’t all out to control us and much more!



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Fair Admissions (2:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Prof Ted Cantle)
John Carr is Wrong (11:10) by Kate Russell
Legal Aid (15:05) by Emma McClure
Carl Heneghan Interview (21:53) by Paul Hopwood
Advertising Conspiracy (36:46) by Koen VD
Parking Mad (43:36) by Paul Orton (ft Keith Porteous-Wood)
Geeks vs Nerds (51:51) by James O’Malley (ft Burr Settles)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 179 – 22nd March 2013

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.



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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

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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 140 – 15th June 2012

We speak to a number big names this week: Dan Dennett gives us his take on Alan Turing, former government chief science advisor Sir David King teases us about what really went on behind the scenes of the Iraq war, and Ben Hammersley explains why technology makes politics difficult. We also tackle Gove’s proposed new curriculum, archiving film for the future and find out if evangelical christian women really want to go out with Jesus?



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Dan Dennett on Turing (2:10) by Deborah Hyde (ft DAN DANNETT!)
Evolution: The New Classics (12:54) by Richard Dawkins
Sir David King Interview (16:22) by Liz Lutgendorff
Ben Hammersley Interview (26:29) by James O’Malley
Gove’s Curriculum (36:41) by Rob Weeks
The Digital Dilemma (45:14) by Glen Travis
Jesus Is My Boyfriend (52:49) by Jonny Scaramanga (ft Kylie Sturgess)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 133 – 27th April 2012

This week we speak to Robin Ince about the Voltaire Lecture, Senal Edamaruku about his debunking of a Catholic ‘miracle’, find out why elected mayors are a good idea and much more!


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Holy Redundant (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)
Sanal Edamaruku on Catholic Miracles (8:03) by Salim Fadhley
The Voltaire Lecture (20:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robin Ince)
Droughts and Rain (29:20) by Duncan Geere
Elected Mayors (33:31) by Cory Hazlehurst
London’s Candidates (41:13) by Adam Jacobs
Liverpool’s Candidates (50:43) by Tom Williamson
Science Tales (57:01) by Lisa Chalkley (ft Darryl Cunningham)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brain Two

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The Podsubstatiation – A Pod Delusion Relief-O-Matic Special

Last night as part of the Protest the Pope campaign, a charity gig called Relief-o-matic was organised by the British Humanist Association. I was there and excitingly, got to speak to many well known names – so I present a special edition podcast for the Protest the Pope Campaign. You can still listen to last week’s excellent episode of The Pod Delusion here.


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Guests include: Robin Ince, Ed Byrne, Ben Goldacre, Horse and Louis, Andrew Copson, Natalie Haynes, Richard Herring, Nick Doody, Peter Tatchell, Tony Hawks, The BHA Choir, Audacity Chutzpah, and Tim Minchin.

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Episode 25 – 12th March 2010


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The British Humanist Association Manifesto (0:54) by James O’Malley (ft BHA Chief Exec Andrew Copson)
Dangerous Dogs (8:55) by Jourdemayne
DRM and Ubisoft (16:31) by Salim Fadhley
Dino Hoax (22:53) by Dave Woodward
UK Webcomix Thing (29:00) by Liz Lutgendorff

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Episode 21 – 12th February 2010


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Darwin Day (0:51) by James O’Malley (ft chief exec of the BHA Andrew Copson, Richard Dawkins and Prof Chris Stringer)
Prop 8 Part 2 (12:32) by Salim Fadhley
CNHC One Year On (20:19) by Sean Ellis
Assessing Junior Doctors (27:47) by Simon Howard
Rich Johnston Interview (34:13) by Liz Lutgendorff

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