Tag Archives: Cycling

Episode 197 – 26th July 2013

This week we review the PRISM scandal, discover the science of sleep, assess a new drug and fight for what’s right in women’s cycling. Then to chill out afterwards we have a game of Chess 2 – the sequel to the popular ancient boardgame, Chess!



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PRISM (2:38) by Kate Russell
Material Science (16:02) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Miodownik)
Sleepy Science (20:40) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Debra Skene)
Polypill (30:08) by Adam Jacobs & Hayley Johnson
Women’s Cycling (42:36) by Emma Shiels
Chess 2: The Sequel (50:33) by Salim Fadhley (ft Zac Burns)
Iszi Lawrence (59:17) by Iszi Lawrence
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 173 – 8th February 2013

Big news in Big Pharma, the science of persuasion, an interview with Sir Tom Blundell and we speak to a transport sociologist about how to make things better for cyclists… and more!



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Pharmabate (1:55) by Trent Burton (ft Ben Goldacre & others)
The Science of Persuasion (17:55) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Czerski)
Sir Tom Blundell Interview (28:58) by Andrew Holding
Cycling & Transport Sociology (39:38) by Joe Dunkley (ft Rachel Aldred)
Portable Banking (50:01) by Sean Ellis
Ockhams Plug (57:56) by James O’Malley (ft Deborah Hyde)

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Episode 171 – 25th January 2013

How scientists got tetrapods wrong, who’s trying to save the Royal Institution, how doping in sport works, should we clone neanderthals and what the frack is wrong with fracking? And more!



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Tetrapod News! (1:47) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Stephanie Pierce)
Royal Destitution (14:35) by James O’Malley (ft Mary Perkins)
Doping (24:18) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Mark Burnley)
Neanderthal Cloning (34:50) by Kash Farooq and Peter Harrison
Fracking (39:37) by Drew Rae
Pharmacists and Homeopathy (46:28) by Chris Chapman
Britain and the EU (53:58) by David Biggins
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 153 – 14th September 2012

What happened when BPAS held a debate with Christian Concern? Why does Christian Wolmar want to be Mayor of London? Can celebrities be Twitter bullies? And what’s the deal with the EU’s silly cookie laws… and more!



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BPAS Free Speech Debate (3:04) by James O’Malley (ft Ann Furedi)
Ultrasound and Abortion (7:24) by Trish Hann
Vote for Christian! (15:06) by James O’Malley (ft Christian Wolmar)
Apologies (23:20) by Alex Fitch (with thanks to Ben Cusack)
Cookie Warning Protest (35:21) by Salim Fadhley
Twitter Bullies #1 (44:53) by Tom Williamson (ft Neil Kennedy)
Twitter Bullies #2 (54:02) by Mat Greenfield
Dennett on Religion (61:28) by Deborah Hyde (ft Dan Dennett!)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 83 – 6th May 2011

What’s Mad Nad Dorries been up to now? Why don’t youths vote? And why should Ann Summers make you angry? Find out in this week’s show!


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The Youth Vote (1:56) by James Firth
Mad Nad’s Abstinence (9:34) by Jennie Rigg
Mad Nad’s Theocracy? (14:46) by Salim Fadhley
Republic (21:14) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff
Superinjunctions & Wikipedia (25:30) by Tom Morris
Dangerous Cycling (33:50) by Tim Beadle
Ann Summers Anger (43:38) by Natalie Dzerins & Charlotte Hooson-Sykes