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Episode 218 – 20th December 2013 – CHRISTMAS HADTACULAR!

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.



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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

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Episode 113 – 2nd December 2011

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.


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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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Episode 62 – 3rd December 2010



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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

Would you lie to your kids about Santa Claus? Tell us in the comments!

Episode 14th – 18th December 2009 – Winterval Special!


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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

Songs throughout by Jon Treadway and James Taylor

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