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Episode 196 – 19th July 2013

This week we find out if we’ll ever be able to get rid of our nuclear weapons, find out why chinese lanterns aren’t (necessarily) the worst thing in the world, and all about how golf still has a long way to go before it joins the 20th century. And much more!



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Trident Alternatives (2:08) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Ingram)
Elitist Housing (13:50) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
Recycling Fires (20:29) by Claire Benson
NI Troubles (27:05) by Dr*T and Sean Ellis
Skepticamp London (29:55) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Higgins)
Sexism in Golf (34:42) by Sean Slater
Pod People (41:53) by Chris Chapman
SITP Roadshow (48:19) by Simon Clare
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 183 – 19th April 2013

What could have caused the Waco explosion, how one man managed to hack and control a plane with his mobile phone, why the government’s austerity agenda may be based on a faulty Excel spreadsheet, and banging out head against a brick wall over MMR.



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Waco Fire (2:36) by Kash Farooq (ft Claire Benson)
Plane Hacking (13:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Hugo Teso)
Austerity & Excel (27:04) by Keir Liddle
Wakefield Still Wrong (33:57) by Tannice Pendegrass
Thatcher Media Coverage (41:04) by Alex Fitch
Women in Science (51:48) by Elizabeth Donnelly (ft Aysha Raza)
Voyager (60:14) by Steve Dobson
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 172 – 1st February 2013

Liz Lutgendorff presents this week’s show as James is under the weather. We look at research into dinosaur cannibalism, the big fight in academia over open access, why the RI perhaps isn’t worth preserving after all, and how creationists are taking over American classrooms. Also do we finally have elections for the House of Lords? And how the Brazilian nightclub fire could have been less deadly with some extra health and safety rules.



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Cannibalism in Giant Tyrannosaurs (2:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)
Open Access and Academé Luddites (12:12) by Rich Godbehere
What’s the point in the RI? (20:44) By Dr*T
Elections to the Lords at last! (29:00) by Cory Hazlehurst
Health & Safety (36:34) by Claire Benson
Texas Freedom Network (43:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dan Quinn)
Tragedy Actor Conspiracies (52:20) by Tom Hodden
AHS and Thinkweek Plug (57:10) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley (ft Jess Vautier and David Shorthouse)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 139 – 8th June 2012

We balance the BBC’s horrendous Jubilee coverage with some relentlessly nasty jubilee coverage (ie: we talk reasonably about the Republic protest), we find out all about Workfare, talk about BRAINS, and discover what happened when Hayley complained about some misleading faith healing advertisements.



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Republic Protest (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Jim Jepps and James Gray)
Workfare (17:24) by Cory Hazlehurst
Enlightenment Cafe Update (25:16) by James O’Malley
(ft Andy Franzkowiac and Claire Benson)
HOTS Faith Healing (30:44) by Hayley Stevens
Brainy Chat (41:49) by Dean Burnett (ft Barry Gibb)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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