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Episode 150 – 24th August 2012

A bit of a grim start as we cover the debate of the meaning of rape that the media has been having this week. Then we get a bit more upbeat as we talk about atheism, religion, The Dandy… and the Art of Camping.



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Rape in the News (3:21) by Elizabeth Donnelly
Assange and the claims made by his defenders (11:58) by Jess Vautier
Defining Atheism (21:41) by Eon Squirrel
Peter Hitchens and Biblical Justice (28:58) by Mat Greenfield
The Art Of Camping (37:16) by Salim Fadhley (ft Matthew De Abaitua)
The Dandy is Deady (47:11) by Alex Fitch
NSS Conference (59:33) by James O’Malley (ft Gerard Phillips)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 144 – 13th July 2012

What’s happening with Richard O’Dwyer, why Nature won in the libel courts, and why are the government letting creationism be taught in British schools?! Plus a novel solution for Lords Reform, LGBT characters in comics, and previewing a couple of fun Edinburgh shows!



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O’Dwyer Extradition (1:51) by Kate Russell (ft Julia O’Dwyer)
Creationism with Government Approval (13:13) by Jonny Scaramanga
Nature Libel Win (20:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tim Appenzeller)
Control Theory and Lords Reform (30:41) by Sean Ellis
LGBT Characters in Comics (35:50) by Alex Fitch (ft Tim Macavoy)
Chris Coltrane Interview (46:38) by James O’Malley
Iszi Lawrence Interview (55:06) by James O’Malley
Winchester Sci Fest Plug (57:43) by James O’Malley (ft James Thomas)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 135 – 11th May 2012

This week we discover what genetic modification experiments they’re actually doing in Rothamsted – the place that anti-GM campaigners have announced they intend to trash in a few weeks time. We also speak to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered pulsars – and discover the intriguing ethical dilemma behind “do not resusitate”. And more!


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Libel Reform in the Queen’s Speech (2:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane)
Don’t Destroy Research (6:10) by Tracey Brown & Sile Lane (ft Toby Bruce & Huw Jones)
Kony 2012 (19:05) by Michael Story
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Interview (27:04) by Liz Lutgendorff
Do Not Resusitate (36:05) by Simon Howard
ACE creationism (45:38) by Jonny Scaramanga
Before Watchmen (51:08) by Declan O’Riordan
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 133 – 27th April 2012

This week we speak to Robin Ince about the Voltaire Lecture, Senal Edamaruku about his debunking of a Catholic ‘miracle’, find out why elected mayors are a good idea and much more!


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Holy Redundant (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)
Sanal Edamaruku on Catholic Miracles (8:03) by Salim Fadhley
The Voltaire Lecture (20:01) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robin Ince)
Droughts and Rain (29:20) by Duncan Geere
Elected Mayors (33:31) by Cory Hazlehurst
London’s Candidates (41:13) by Adam Jacobs
Liverpool’s Candidates (50:43) by Tom Williamson
Science Tales (57:01) by Lisa Chalkley (ft Darryl Cunningham)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brain Two

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Episode 124 – 24th February 2012

This week we find out about the counter campaign to the awful Coalition For Marriage, discover how religious extremists are targeting university campuses to recruit students, find out if the government’s new alcohol advice stands up to scrutiny and reminisce about 2000AD at 25. We also come closer to answering the age-old question… are the colours we perceive the same as the colours other people do?


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Coalition for Equal Marriage (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Conor Marron)
Extremism on Campus (11:48) by James O’Malley (ft Raheem Kassam)
Leading Faiths (25:36) by Drew Rae
Alcohol Limits (29:20) by Adam Jacobs
Bad Valentines PR (37:25) by Marsh
2000AD at 35 (43:28) by Tom Hodden
Lottolab (50:40) by James O’Malley (ft David Robertson)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 102 – 16th September 2011


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President Jesus (0:52) by Paul Day
Exoplanets (10:06) by Kash Farooq & Dr Matt Burleigh
Rodial (14:42) by Adam Cuerden
Ask For Evidence (22:08) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane from Sense About Science)
Chinese Censorship (29:50) by Nick Boorer
NASA and Asteroids (37:24) by Drew Rae & David Couch
Peter Atkins Interview (43:50) by Gavin Hubbard
Comics Film (50:36) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Kellett & Fred Schroeder)
The sketch was by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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The Pod Delusion Live in Leicester!

A special bonus podcast to celebrate the week of our 100th programme! Recorded live at Leicester Skeptics in the Pub on August 16th.

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Featuring…
The Third University by Jennifer Jones
Blasphemy Laws by Liz Lutgendorff
Curing Evangelicals by Sean Ellis
Eden Project Woo? by Pete Hague
Comics and Representation by Andy Waterfield
Teacher Training by Alex Foster
Skeptical About Marriage by Johnnie Shannon
Yahweh’s Last Stand by Blake Hutchings

Episode 48 – 27th August 2010



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Faith Schools by James O’Malley (ft James Gray)
Internet Censorship by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Tescopoly by Alex Foster
Default Deny by Sean Ellis
Teenage Rebellion by Jennie Rigg
Sydney Padua Interview by Liz Lutgendorff

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Episode 37 – 11th June 2010




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Ed Milliband Campaign by James O’Malley
Welsh Badger Cull by Martyn Norris
Excommunication by Tania Glyde
Why being a skeptic sucks by Rob Weeks
iPad Rebuttal by Salim Fadhley
Ben Templesmith Interview by Liz Lutgendorff

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