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Episode 147 – 3rd August 2012

Should the DPP consider his position now the Twitter Joke Trial is over? How can maths be used to show that those badminton players were deliberately playing badly? And does all modern music sound the same, or are we all just getting old?



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Twitter Joke Trial and the DPP (2:54) by Matt Flaherty
Badminton or Goodminton (14:24) by Dan McNeil
Pop Goes Bland? (23:14) by Dan Stowell and Matthias Mauch
More from Winchester Science Festival (32:18) by Liz Lutgendorff and Sean Ellis
Twitter Joke Trial Updates (53:40) by James O’Malley (ft Paul Chambers, David Allen Green, Al Murray and Louise Mensch MP and John Cooper QC)

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Episode 146 – 27th July 2012 (Updated with a major #twitterjoketrial update)

Updated (Friday lunchtime): We’ve added on a segment on the latest news surrounding the Twitter Joke Trial featuring interviews with Paul Chambers himself, David Allen Green and John Cooper QC (Paul’s legal team), Al Murray and Louise Mensch.T

This week: Why some colic treatments have been smacked down as rubbish, why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the Aurora shooter, why government policy could use some control trials, what happened at Winchester Science Festival, Cyborgs, Olympics, and Dinosaurs!



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Colic Treatments (2:07) by Dr*T
Aurora and Autism (10:25) by Tannice Pendegrasse
Test Learn Adopt (17:40) by Prateek Buch
Winchester Science Festival (24:32) by Liz Lutgendorff and James O’Malley
(ft Tori Herridge, Anna Scaife, and Sheila Kanani)
Cyborgs and McDonalds (39:46) by Alex Fitch
Performance Enhancing Drugs (49:22) by Salim Fadhley
Dinosaur Dinners (55:35) by Kash Farooq (ft Dave Hone)

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Episode 142 – 29th June 2012

BIG show this week: Armando Iannucci, PRESIDENT OBAMA’s GRANDMOTHER and Greg Palast! Tracking asteroids to avoid doom, girly science and, er, circumcision.



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Twitter Joke Trial Update (2:21) by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
Armando Iannucci on his OBE & Veep (8:12) by James O’Malley (ft Armando Iannucci!)
Vulture’s Picnic (20:41) by James O’Malley (ft Greg Palast)
Obama’s Grandmother (33:50) by Martin Robbins
(actually ft Sarah Obama, Obama’s Kenyan grandmother)
Neoshield (41:33) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Alan Harris)
Science: A Girl’s Thing (50:50) by Belinda Parmar
Circumcision Decision (57:25) by Sven Rudloff
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 128 – 23rd March 2012

We speak to IPCC climate scientist Michael E Mann, find out who won the Secularist of the Year award, try to build a space elevator and believe it not, have a story that’s vaguely about football. Don’t worry though – we’re not actually talking about sport.


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Secularist of the Year (2:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Peter Tatchell & Bideford councillor Clive Bone)
Religion in the legal system (13:410 by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
How do atheists pray for someone? (19:52) by Georgia Gale Grant
The Hockey Stick & The Climate Wars (25:39) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Michael E Mann)
Space Elevators (38:24) by Sean Ellis
German Pirate Party (46:42) by Sven Rudloff
Gadget Lust (52:04) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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AHScon 2012: Richard Norman and David Allen Green

The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies – or (mercifully) AHS for short – held their annual convention on Saturday 17th March. We’ve got a couple of podcasts from the event.

In this first podcast, philosopher Richard Norman gave a fascinating critique of Alain de Botton’s latest book, Religion for Atheists.

And in this second podcast, lawyer David Allen Green spoke about the role of religion in the legal system – and why it should become more secular.

Episode 122 – 10th February 2012

This week we explore UN reform with a former ambassador to the United Nations, get the latest on the Twitter Joke Trial, build a moon base and keep filibustering to pass the time.


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UN Reform (2:25) by James O’Malley (ft Sir Jeremy Greenstock)
Twitter Joke Trial Appeal (12:36) by Carl Gardner (ft David Allen Green)
Moon Bases (16:56) by Alex Fitch
Women’s History Month (25:53) by Jessica Metheringham-Owlett
Filibustering (30:41) by Craig Lucas (ft Christopher Chope)
Challenge Sally (38:40) by Tom Williamson (ft Michael Marshall)
Electric Lullaby (47:15) by Sarah Angliss

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Episode 118 – 13th January 2012

This week we talk to the man behind Jesus & Mo, read the Spartacus Report and get word from the key players in the so-called “Obscenity Trial”.


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Jesus, Mo and UCL (2:13) by James O’Malley (ft Dave, the guy behind Jesus & Mo!)
Spartacus Report (9:36) by Steven Sumpter
Obscenity Trial (21:10) by David Allen Green (ft Myles Jackman and Michael Peacock)
Wind Farms (24:22) by Pete Hague
The LHC is valuable (33:40) by Kash Farooq, Peter Silk & George Hrab
Death Penalty & Assisted Dying (40:44) by Sean Ellis
Christian Nightmares (47:16) by Salim Fadhley (ft Christian Nightmares guy)

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Episode 117 – 6th January 2012

Is legalising assisted dying a good idea? Should we use primaries to pick our political candidates? And since when was the Daily Mail judge, jury and executioner?


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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

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Congratulations to Tim Ireland as Bloggerheads is our blog of the year 2011!

Episode 92 – 8th July 2011

This week we delve into hackgate, probably upset some feminists and figure out the best way to hang toilet paper. Now you can’t say that isn’t variety.


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Phone Hacking and the PCC (2:10) by Luxmy Gopal
Hacked Off Campaign (10:06) by James O’Malley (ft David Allen Green)
Sovereignty Creep (16:14) by James Firth
Feminism & Elevatorgate (22:42) by Pete Hague
Malton Faith School (30:04) by Salim Fadhley (ft Philippa Hare)
Red Tape Challenge (39:56) by Drew Rae & Tom Hodden
“Gaaaay” (48:52) by Anonymous
Toilet Paper (53:36) by Andrew Gould

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