This week we speak to COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD, who recently spent six months on board the International Space Station, whilst simultaneously becoming a hero to everyone on Twitter. We find out Hadfield’s thoughts on the current on-going ISS ammonia leak, how he got involved in Robin Ince & Brian Cox’s Christmas show, what it was like meeting Stephen Hawking, and much more.
Plus back on earth we speak to a man suing the FBI because of Freedom of Information, figure out if scientists should boycott the major journals, and weigh up whether Christmas is a good thing, or a bad thing.
COMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD Interview (1:46) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Hadfield) Suing the FBI (31:26) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ryan Shapiro) Scientific Publishing (55:13) by Andrew Holding Sochi Pride Houses (59:02) by Marc Naimark Boo Christmas (67:38) by Chris Chapman Yay Christmas (74:02) by Charlotte Hooson-Sykes
We find out why abortion is brilliant, why maths isn’t immediately profitable but ultimately is, and about an intriguing new play about the dangers of alternative medicine. We also speak to author Mark Stevenson about his book. And much more!
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Pro-Choice Protest (1:49) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Evan Harris and Kate Smurthwaite) James Webb Telescope (9:10) by Kash Farooq Elevatorgate Response (13:48) by Natalie Dzerins (read by Charlotte Hooson-Sykes) Maths & Progess (19:40) by Peter Rowlett Alternative (27:01) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton & Maria MacLachlan) PowerPoint (37:22) by Simon Howard An Optimist’s Tour of the Future (42:23) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Mark Stevenson) Sketches by David Lovesy and Brian Too
The Youth Vote (1:56) by James Firth Mad Nad’s Abstinence (9:34) by Jennie Rigg Mad Nad’s Theocracy? (14:46) by Salim Fadhley Republic (21:14) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff Superinjunctions & Wikipedia (25:30) by Tom Morris Dangerous Cycling (33:50) by Tim Beadle Ann Summers Anger (43:38) by Natalie Dzerins & Charlotte Hooson-Sykes