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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 165 – 7th December 2012

Is David Cameron finally right about something? Why do Bristol University Christian Union think that women should be seen and not heard? What’s the deal with the human rights act? Kate speaks to Games Workshop co-founder and fantasy gaming legend Ian Livingstone and ruminations on arthouse film following Cineworld’s takeover of PictureHouse cinemas.



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Agreeing with Cameron on Leveson (2:21) by James Firth
Bristol Christian Union Fiasco (10:58) by Jenny Bartle
Women: Seen and Not Heard? (15:49) by Nathan Rae
Human Rights Act (22:41) by Georgia Gale Grant
Ian Livingstone Interview (28:21) by Kate Russell
Geoengineering (36:40) by Drew Rae
Cineworld take PictureHouse (45:13) by Alex Fitch
Pale Blue Cafe (56:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 131 – 13th April 2012

Why at least some LibDems are opposed to the government’s snooping plans, open access science publishing, how to get around the ban on council prayers and much more!


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Government Snooping (2:20) by Dr Jenny Woods
Open Access Publishing (11:32) by Matt Kaiser
Brackley Council Prayers (20:20) by Alex Dutton
Protest Suicides (29:01) by Alex Fitch
Ban The Burka Response (35:56) by Clio Bellenis
Do Atheists Have It In For Christianity? (42:20) by Ed Bower
The Skeptic Song (50:10) by Blake Hutchings
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 98 – 19th August 2011

We speak to Craig Reucassel from The Chasers about why satirists should be allowed to use Parliamentary footage, find out about our care footprints, and find out why the arms trade is like slavery (and other cheerful stuff like that).


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Care Footprint (1:52) by Simon Howard
The Vorderman Report (9:24) by Peter Rowlett
Slaughterhouse Five Banned (16:54) by Salim Fadhley (ft Marc Leeds)
Parliamentary Censorship (25:42) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Craig Reucassel and Helen Lewis-Hasteley)
The Arms Trade & Slavery (38:41) by Henry Boddington
Geek Nation (47:42) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Angela Saini)
Christian Skeptic (56:10) by Bethany Jenkins
Mysticism in Pregnancy (59:57) by Matt Kaiser
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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