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Episode 223 – 7th February 2014

This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!



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Creationism in Schools (1:29) by Jonny Scaramanga
Black Holes (9:07) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Andrea Ghez)
Atheist Scouts (16:40) by Ralph Parlour
Musical Dissonance (24:06) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Neil McLachlan)

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Episode 179 – 22nd March 2013

A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.



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Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson
Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff
Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley
Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki)
German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff
Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga

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Episode 156 – 5th October 2012

Historical precedents for Apple Maps, why Northern Ireland is so… challenging… lots of swearing and why a pineapple is the new frontier for the battle between freedom of speech and religion.



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Pineapplegate (1:02) by James O’Malley
Maps in History (4:49) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Jeremy Hunt & Homeopathy (11:44) by Sean Ellis
Northern Ireland (17:02) by Mary
Too Much Swearing? (29:32) by Alex Fitch
Improbable Research (41:48) by Sarah Castor-Perry
Atheist Prayer Experiment (46:37) by Justin Brierly

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Episode 145 – 20th July 2012

The government approve creationist schools, we speak to Alom Shaha about the Young Atheist’s Handbook, discover why sport is a bit like the church, and much more!



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Creationist Schools Approved (2:05) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Richy Thompson)
Mooniversary (6:58) by Drew Rae
Alom Shaha Interview (12:45) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
AC Grayling on Alom (25:22) by James O’Malley (ft AC Grayling!)
Sport is like Church (28:04) by Trent Burton
Understanding the Higgs (35:52) by Tom Williamson
The Haber Process (41:52) by Andrew Holding
Robot Woman of the Future (48:02) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Keen)
Questival (52:00) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Paynter)
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 130 – 6th April 2012

We speak to libel martyr Vaughan Jones, discover the true Christian meaning of marriage, feed George Galloway’s ego by talking about him, as well as figure out a way to keep the lobbyists in check… and much more besides!


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Vaughan Jones Interview (2:08) by James O’Malley
Galloway’s Bradford Spring (11:18) by Blakeley Nixon
Pro-Choice Protest (16:00) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
The Christian Definition of Marriage (22:04) by Salim Fadhley (ft Robert M Price)
Biobank (33:05) by Adam Jacobs
Lobbyists and Lobbylists (43:25) by Cory Hazlehurst
A Titantic Story (51:12) by Tom Hodden (read by Alex Foster)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 103 – 23rd September 2011

Were the wrong tactics used to try to save Troy Davis? Should we debate with creationists? What’s happening on Ada Lovelace Day? And much more!


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Secular Europe March (1:26) by James O’Malley (ft Keith Porteous Wood and David Pollock)
Death Penalty (11:22) by Drew Rae
Teach Kids To Code (19:33) by Salim Fadhley (ft Emma Mulqueeney)
Ada Lovelace Day (27:44) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Suw Charman-Anderson)
Michelle Bachmann (35:57) by Adam Cuerden
Keep God Out Of Government (44:05) by James O’Malley (ft Jon Holmes)
BHA Creationism Letter (52:38) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Richy Thompson)
Debating Religion (pt 1) (58:18) by Justin Brierley
Debating Religion (pt 2) (65:40) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 84 – 13th May 2011

Should Nick just say sorry? What are the limts of privacy? And who’s been playing the race card? Find out in this week’s show!


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Black and White Homeopathy Show (1:38) by Sean Ellis
LibDem Promises (6:24) by Jennie Rigg
Privacy, Injunctions & Twitter (14:28) by James Firth
Anonymous Pwnz Sony (23:56) by Salim Fadhley
Creationism in Schools Crisis (31:12) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Why We Believe (36:10) by Jourdemayne
Uganda’s Gay Ban (44:08) by Natalie Dzerrins

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Episode 59 – 12th November 2010


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Twitter Joke Trial Implications (1:25) by James Firth
Leo Behe Interview (6:22) by Salim Fadhley
Remembrance Day (14:46) by Pete Hague
Response to Pete (21:54) by Liz Lutegendorff
Starwisp (26:18) by Sean Ellis
Defending Big Pharma (33:09) by Adam Jacobs

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