MICHAEL GOVE SPECIAL! But don’t let that put you off. We’ve three pieces about the education secretary including an interview with the teacher Gove attacked for using Mr Men to teach history, a look at Gove’s approach to classic literature, and a piece on how he used PR surveys to justify policy. We also have some exclusive clips from an event celebrating the reform of the libel laws featuring the likes of Dara O’Briain, Nick Cohen, Brian Cox and many more.
Mr Men History (2:36) by James O’Malley (ft Russel Tarr) Gove and Prejudice (11:44) by Sean Ellis Gove and One Poll (18:53) by Marsh Libel Reform Celebration (28:01) by Liz Lutgendoff (ft Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Chris French, Hardeep Singh, Brian Cox, Nick Cohen, Dara O’Briain and Evan Harris) Cosmic Genome (36:48) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince and Trent Burton) Humanist Weddings (45:51) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Pavan Dhaliwal) Homosexuality and DSM (49:17) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Earthquake predictions, atheists and the scouts, a psychic challenge and Simon Singh explaining What Doctors Don’t Tell Him – and much more on this week’s Pod Delusion. We also speak to film maker Chris Atkins to preview the first meeting of Soho Skeptics, and find out what the BHA are doing about faith schools – and more!
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Predicting Earthquakes (2:07) by Drew Rae Chris Atkins Interview (10:46) by James O’Malley Scouting & Atheism (22:56) by Shaun Joynson Psychic Challenge (31:14) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, Chris French, and Kim the psychic) A New Singh Libel Case? (48:36) by James O’Malley (ft Simon Singh, again!) BHA Faith School Fundraiser (51:34) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
Interviews recorded at the British Humanist Association 2011 Conference in Manchester. Including Phillip Pullman, CJ de Mooi (CJ from Eggheads!), Peter Atkins, Stephen Law, Chris French, Richard Norman and Julian Baggini.