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Episode 161 – 9th November 2012

We speak to Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye about his party and author Stephen Trombley about his new book looking at the key figures in western philosophy. We also tackle censorship and law, dodgy Ofsted inspections, communicating the scientific method and how to make the perfect cheese toastie.



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The Pirate Party (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft party leader Loz Kaye!)
Ofsted & ACE (18:42) by Jonny Scaramanga
Censorship & UK Law (23:40) by Alex Fitch
50 Thinkers (34:16) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stephen Trombley)
The Scientific Method (50:01) by Paul Hopwood
The Perfect Cheese Toastie (56:40) by Sarah Castor-Perry
The inbetween bits were researched by Blakeley Nixon & recorded by Alex Foster
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 137 – 25th May 2012

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

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Episode 123 – 17th February 2012

This week is a bit of a secularism special – punch your fist in the air at the Rally to Defend Freedom of Expression, find out about the perils of censorship in Nick Cohen’s new book and get the accurate story on the Bideford council prayers ruling. Plus we talk about a new survey showing Christians aren’t terribly Christian, find out why Alan Turing deserves a pardon and solve the mystery of which Sherlock Holmes adaption is best.


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Rally to defend Freedom of Expression (2:40) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
(ft Richard Dawkins, Nick Doody, Kate Smurthwaite, Rhys Morgan, Joan Smith and Anne-Marie Waters)
Nick Cohen Interview (18:10) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
Census Christians (28:54) by James O’Malley (ft Paula Kirby)
Bideford Council (37:35) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Turing Pardon (45:00) by Peter Rowlett
Sherlock and Copyright (54:56) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 112 – 25th November 2011

This week we take a journey across time and space as we look forward to the Mars Science Lab mission, and talk about a new play that takes a look back into recent history through the medium of former Labour MP Chris Mullin’s diaries. We also speak to Marcus Chown about his new book and are scared by news of what the SOPA act could mean for the internet.


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Mars Science Lab (1:40) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Cousins)
SOPA (9:42) by James Firth (ft Cathy Gellis)
Darknet (19:07) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hose Manuel)
Curing Cancer (26:54) by Matt Kaiser
The BBC & Open Access (33:34) by Pete Hague
Tweeting the Universe (38:32) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Marcus Chown)
A Walk On Part (47:11) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Steve Marmion, John Hodgkinson, Michael Crick, Diane Abbott and Don Foster)
Solipsism (54:57) by Sean Ellis
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Thanks to Hayley Stevens and Dave for supplying the dogs (!)

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Episode 102 – 16th September 2011


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President Jesus (0:52) by Paul Day
Exoplanets (10:06) by Kash Farooq & Dr Matt Burleigh
Rodial (14:42) by Adam Cuerden
Ask For Evidence (22:08) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane from Sense About Science)
Chinese Censorship (29:50) by Nick Boorer
NASA and Asteroids (37:24) by Drew Rae & David Couch
Peter Atkins Interview (43:50) by Gavin Hubbard
Comics Film (50:36) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Kellett & Fred Schroeder)
The sketch was by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 95 – 29th July 2011

This week we have an eye witness report from Oslo, look at a new judgement on internet piracy with scary implications, find out what ATOS have been up to and much more!


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Oslo Eyewitness (1:35) by Trish Hann
Copyright Censorship (8:47) by James Firth
What’s Wrong with ATOS? (15:19) by Steven Sumpter
Patent trolls vs Inventors & Developers (26:24) by Salim Fadhley
The AHS (36:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle and Mike Paynter)
AltMed Regulation (45:16) by Dr*T
Michael McIntyre Response (49:14) by Steve Leedale (performed by Alex Foster)
Edinburgh Ghost Tours (53:00) by Ash Pryce
The sketches were by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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Episode 48 – 27th August 2010



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Faith Schools by James O’Malley (ft James Gray)
Internet Censorship by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Tescopoly by Alex Foster
Default Deny by Sean Ellis
Teenage Rebellion by Jennie Rigg
Sydney Padua Interview by Liz Lutgendorff

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Episode 18 – 22nd January 2010


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Proposition 8 Update (1:18) by Salim Fadhley
YouTube Censorship (8:36) by Dave Cole
Homeopathy and Python (14:24) by Crispian Jago (ft Mark Thompson)
I’m Feeling Sleepy (21:17) by Sly & Reggie
Robin Ince & Nerdstock (25:31) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince)

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Episode 4 – 9th October 2009


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Stories covered this week:
TAM, the Amazing Meeting Round-Up (0:57) by Crispian Jago
Skeptical Stand-Up (17:02) by Misty
The Apple Store vs The Nokia Store (24:36) by Gareth Buxton
NLP and Twitter (28:46) by Billy Abbott
Videogames Censorship (34:04) by Jim Dixon