Blasphemy in France (1:31) by Marc Naimark Banking Benefits (11:33) by Alex Douglas One Web For All (21:07) by Chris Hofstader The File (29:43) by Cory Hazlehurst Sexist Sci-fi (37:26) by Liz Lutgendorff
This week Liz speaks to internet legend Cory Doctorow about his recent Sense About Science lecture, Cory tackles apathy (if he can be bothered), a spat in the psychiatry world, and what if historians had time machines? And more!
Cory Doctorow Interview (1:53) by Liz Lutgendorff Political Apathy (20:30) by Cory Hazlehurst DSM Spat (29:34) by Max Davie ORGcon (35:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Bradwell) Historians and Time Travel (44:23) by Victoria Stiles Nine Worlds (51:20) by James O’Malley (ft Ludi Valentine, Daniel Johnston and Erich Schultz) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Lots of Thatcher this week – perhaps a little bit over-Thatcherated, but a long look at her legacy and the issues raised by her death. Also: 3D printing guns, submarine disasters and watching what doctors tweet.
Thatcher’s Legacy (2:01) by Dave Cole Thatcher’s Walkman (10:44) by Miles Taylor Thatcher Party Packs (15:34) by Caroline Spurry Tramp The Dirt Down (21:15) by Cory Hazlehurst GMC Social Media (26:33) by Peter English Printable Weapons (36:26) by Sean Ellis USS Thresher (43:13) by Drew Rae RHSF13 Part 3 (49:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dave Cohen & Enrique Lopez-Juez) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Bordering On The Ridiculous (1:40) by Matt Flaherty Religious Antivaxers (12:50) by Salim Fadhley (ft Steve Novella) Circ Debate (21:29) by Marianne Baker Bradford Earthquake (32:08) by Cory Hazlehurst Synthetic Biology (43:46) by Jonny Serfaty NHS Reforms (49:45) by Max Davie Atheist Photobook Update (55:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Johnson) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Sean McDermott
Space Tourism (1:53) by Sean Ellis Thorium (9:12) by Helly McGrother 4G Revolution (17:11) by Arthur Embleton Verified Facts (23:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Laura Michet) PCC Elections Aftermath (30:39) by Cory Hazlehurst Sheriff Joe (39:11) by Tom Hodden Edinburgh SecSoc (45:09) by Sean Slater The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Oh Deary (1:55) by Cory Hazlehurst Space Archaeology (9:39) by Kash Farooq (ft Sarah Parcak) Janet Heimlich Interview (22:22) by Liz Lutgendorff Pope In Review (36:09) by Alex Fitch Post-Francis Nursing (46:57) by Dave White The Rise & Fall of Blackberry (53:27) by Sean Slater The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
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.
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
We find out if the psychics passed the Halloween test, discover how losers can win elections, and hear about a machine that can turn your thoughts into actual 3D objects. For real. Also: Self-driving cars are a problem for the future, atheist street preaching and how pathology was developed.
Psychic Test Results (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft Marsh) Can Losers Win An Election? (13:20) by Cory Hazlehurst Do We Care About Democracy? (20:10) By Eon Thinker Thing (28:120 by Sean Ellis (ft Bryan Salt) Self Driving Cars (36:12) by Salim Fadhley (ft Greg Clark) Atheist Street Preaching (45:32) by Simon Clare Murder And Pathology (53:13) by Tom Hodden The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
We speak to Kerry McCarthy MP and punk historian John Robb about Pussy Riot, examine an intriguing new study linking brain damage to criminal behaviour, consider votes for 16 year olds and look at the history of the Nobel Prize. We also find out about the new Science Grrl Calendar!
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Pussy Riot Update (3:22) by James O’Malley (ft Kerry McCarthy MP & John Robb) Brain Damage & Criminality (26:34) by Dean Burnett Votes at 16 (36:48) by Cory Hazlehurst Nobel History (45:02) by Kash Farooq (ft Simon Frantz) Science Grrl Calendar (55:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Heather Williams) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two