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!
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
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)
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
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
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