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
This week we discover the plight of the Canadian Air & Space Museum, find out why the Venus Transit is significant and hear how a time traveler decided to come back in time… and then spend his time sat on internet messageboards.
Canadian Air & Space Museum (1:39) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Rob Godwin) Economic Woe (10:59) by Pete Hague Venus Transit Expedition (19:25) by Kash Farooq (ft Huw James) Confidence & Class (28:59) by Dean Burnett Timetravellers (39:22) by Leila Johnston Christmas Traditions (45:16) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end was by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark
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New Lifeforms (3:16) by Liz Lutgendorff NICE Changes Are Good (8:14) by Simon Howard Tuition Fees Are Good (16:32) by Fred Tilley Aussie Monarchy (22:28) by Andrew Gould Lying About Santa (28:02) by Rob Weeks Strictly Come Bigoted (33:14) by Jennie Rigg
This week: Winterval (0:00) by James O’Malley Johnny drops a Ball (3:33) by Salim Fadhley Debunking the Nativity (8:43) by Jack of Kent The modern day Nativity (14:16) by Liz Lutgendorff Ann Summers at Christmas (18:11) by Simon Howard Christmas Number One (22:11) by Martyn Norris RIP Frosty (26:31) by George Poles