Fred Phelps is Dead (1:20) by Dave Landon Cole Leveson and Jagger (11:41) by James O’Malley Nasa Doom (16:34) by Liz Lutgendorff Nissan Leaf (21:40) by Salim Fadhley Big Bang Fair (26:00) by Bethany Jenkins
This week Liz speaks to Dr Helen Czerski about women and technology, and Marcus Chown about his new book, which is about *everything*. We also cover the US shutdown, a new club for female professionals and find out why about some fossils that are currently under threat.
Ada Lovelace Day 2013 (2:30) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Helen Czerski) Leicester Fossil Threat (17:04) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Roger Mason) US Shutdown (28:53) by Dave Landon Cole Marcus Chown Interview (38:03) by Liz Lutgendorff The Other Club (48:15) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere (ft Joy Lo Dico & Katie Glass) Over The Air (54:42) by Julie Gould The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Correction: In the show, we stated that the big Ada Lovelace Day event is at the ICE – it isn’t. It’s actually at Imperial College London. More info here.
This week Simon Singh tells us about his new plan to hold newspaper health coverage to account, we find out what makes a coup d’etat and why we should just give up on privacy. Plus we speak to psychologist Sue Blackmore about free will, look at the Piper Alpha anniversary and find out how pharmacists are facing major changes to the way that drugs are sold.
Newspaper Healthcheck by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Singh) Coup d’Etat? by James O’Malley (ft Dave Landon Cole) Giving Up On Privacy by James Firth Piper Alpha 25 Years On by Drew Rae Selling Drugs by Chris Chapman Sue Blackmore Interview by Liz Lutgendorff 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
Daily Mail Justice (1:58) by Martin Robbins Hungary for Constitutional Change (7:45) by Dave Landon Cole Open Primaries (14:08) by Cory Hazlehurst Pro-Assisted Dying (22:16) by Jennie Kermode (performed by Melinda Burton) Anti-Assisted Dying (33:21) by William Lee The Cost of Physics (40:38) by Adam Jacobs Apocalypse Soon? (50:06) by Leila Johnston Just World (60:29) by Dean Burnett Blogger of the Year (67:02) by David Allen Green
Rather than celebrate Christmas, we thought we should probably celebrate the life and work of Christopher Hitchens, who died on the 15th December. So please join us for this very Pod Delusion-type look at his life.
Obit (0:49) by Dave Cole Hitch and religion (8:40) by Cory Hazlehurst Hitch the Historian (15:46) by Rich Godbehere 6:36 Post-9/11 Hitch (23:42) by Mohammed Fahad (read by Alex Foster) 5:36 Regime change? (30:03) by David Eastman 4:14 Twitter Censorship? (35:40) by Dave Cross 6:12 Tweet inserts are by Sean Ellis Music by Milton Mermikidies
Featuring… Is Science More Important Than Arts? by Jon Treadway Cameron Therapy by Sean Ellis Science Wooseum Update by Marianne Baker Faulty Memories by Sophie Scott Incest! by Jess Vautier Riot Olympics by Salim Fadhley Arab Spring by DLandonCole Perception by Dr*T Cognitive Economics by Leigh Caldwell Amazing Music by Helen Arney
The parties in libel reform by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Singh, Lord Bach, Joanne Cash, Evan Harris) Hung Parliaments by Malden Capell Requiem for a Species by Dave Cole (ft Clive Hamilton) The Placebo Effect by Mike Hall iPad by Salim Fadhley
London for Secular Europe Protest (1:02) by James O’Malley (ft Peter Tatchell & EHF President David Pollock) Secularist of the Year (7:25) by Craig Lucas Camp Quest (16:55) by Crispian Jago Prince Charles & Royal Privilege (21:48) by Dave Cole Save The Rhinos for Douglas Adams (27:17) by Jon Treadway