Tag Archives: Conspiracy Theories

Episode 214 – 22nd November 2013

A big show this week as we speak to the man behind a new documentary on whales in captivity, find out why scientists should be on Question Time, from the man who running a petition about it, look at some crazy JFK conspiracy theories and much more!



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Blackfish (1:28) by Sandra Prow (ft Jeffrey Ventre)
Question Time Scientists (26:46) by Martin Robbins
JFK Conspiracy Theories (31:33) by Blakeley Nixon
Canadian Mayors (38:25) by Ian Bushfield
Abu Dhabi Science Festival (43:18) by Julie Gould
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 198 – 2nd August 2013

This week we try to attribute blame for recent transport accidents (before learning better not to), talk to Robert Llewellyn about electric cars, find out about the latest controversy with the DSM5 psychiatry bible, as well as discover what’s going on with the banks, why we should perhaps forgive Michael Gove (!) and why we did actually land on the moon after all.



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Planes, Trains and Automobile Accidents (1:54) by Drew Rae
Robert Llewellyn talks Electric Cars (10:11) by James O’Malley
DSM Naming Controversy (25:21) by Sean Davidson
Moon Landing Conspiracies (36:19) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Megan Whewell)
Stupid Bankers (41:13) by Morgan Phillips (ft Frances Coppola)
U-Turns (50:22) by Kash Farooq
Science Grrl Catch-Up (53:58) by James O’Malley (ft Heather Williams)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 191 – 14th June 2013

This week we speak to pro-vaccine hero Dr Paul Offit about his new book, discover what they were protesting about at Bilderberg, ask pertinent questions about the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital investigation, and discover the science behind cosmetics.



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Paul Offit Interview (1:49) by Liz Lutgendorff
Bilderberg Protests (18:28) by Rob Brotherton & Mike Wood
MidStaffs (38:41) by Drew Rae
Girl On The Net (45:49) by Sean Ellis
Beauty By The Geeks (51:06) by Julie Gould
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 164 – 30th November 2012

This week: ZOMBIES at the LHC, who won the first annual Good Thinking Soc Science Blog prize, we speak to sci-fi writer Jasper Fforde, who was a judge on the Royal Society’s Winton Prize, we check in with Friendly Atheist blogger Hemant Mehta about his new book, try to save the naked scientist, posit a radical idea for changing benefits and find out why Argos is powered by nanotechnology.



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Science Blogging Awards (1:57) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Singh, Ben Goldacre, Suzi Gage & More)
The Winton Prize (17:14) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jasper Fforde)
Decay (23:35) by James O’Malley (ft Luke Thompson, Clara Nellist and Michael Mazur)
Young Atheists Survival (32:23) by Salim Fadhley (ft Hemant Mehta)
Universal Basic Income (40:24) by Steven Sumpter
Naked Scientists (48:36) by Kat Arney
Argos Conspiracy (53:46) by Sean Ellis
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 149 – 17th August 2012

This week: Why should political activists learn from the hedge fund managers? Do speed cameras actually work? And is there something Orwellian about what people like us say about science? Yes. And much more!



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Coalition (3:24) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky)
Boycotts and Finance (11:09) by Salim Fadhley (ft Max Kaiser)
Orwell and Science (20:01) by Sean Davidson
Speed Cameras (29:48) by Drew Rae
Conspiracy (39:13) by Tom Hodden
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 148 – 10th August 2012

This week we speak to the deputy project scientist on NASA’s recently landed MARS CURIOSITY expedition. Amazing! We also tackle the boundary review, look into some Olympic conspiracy theories and much, much more!



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BIG EVENT in September
To celebrate the Pod Delusion’s third birthday we’re putting on a big event at Conway Hall in London on September 15th. We’re not entirely sure what it’s going to be yet but you can find out more here.

Curiosity Landing by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Joy Crisp, deputy project scientist on the Curiosity mission at NASA!)
Boundary Review by Cory Hazlehurst
Olympic Conspiracy by Blakeley Nixon
Suffragettes by Jennifer D
Kylie Sturgess Interview by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 1 – 18th September 2009


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Stories covered this week (timecode in brackets):
Gordon Brown’s language (0:44) By Simon Howard
Product Placement on TV (5:52) By Duncan Stephen
Edge Media TV (9:26) By James O’Malley
New School Academies (15:53) By Misty
New Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (21:44) By Crispian Jago
Derren Brown’s Lottery Stunt (25:21) By Will Howells