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Episode 221 – 24th January 2014

This week we speak to the Project Scientist on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and a scientist who studies concrete – bonus points if you listen to that second piece on the Victoria Line. We also find out how the first ever PubHD night went, figure out how far away we are from hoverboards.



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Rosetta Launch (1:20) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Matt Taylor, ESA Project Scientist!)
What’s the deal with concrete? (21:33) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Leon Black)
PubHD (31:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Regan Naughton, Sera Baker, Dave Farmer & Christian Perrin)
Hoverboards (42:29) by Henry Hocking
Gay Floods (52:21) by Dean Burnett

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Episode 217 – 13th December 2013

This week we look at the persecution of non-religious people around the world and how we deal with grief. Yep – it’s an upbeat show this week! We also consider MP’s pay rises, and Stu tells us how David Cameron stole his joke!



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Humanist & Atheist Persecution (1:33) by James O’Malley (ft Bob Churchill)
Handling Grief (23:06) by Dean Burnett
MPs should get a raise (30:28) by Dr*T
David Cameron Stole My Joke! (37:40) by Stu Richards
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 200 – 16th August 2013

This week we find out if atheists are smarter than religious people, how a rational Parliament might work, and why Straight Pride UK are rather silly. We also look at the sad case of Neon Roberts, FGM in the news, the portrayal of mental health in videogames, and a brand new material.



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Smart Atheists (2:11) by Tessa Kendall
Privilege & Straight Pride (8:24) by Richard Firth-Godbehere
Rational Parliament (16:26) by James O’Malley (ft Adam Smith)
Neon Roberts (30:46) by Keir Liddle
Upsalite (36:10) by Dean Burnett
FGM (45:02) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
Mental Health & Videogames (52:38) by Chris Chapman
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 199 – 9th August 2013

This week’s show features some of the highlights from the amazing Winchester Science Festival: We talk antarctic drilling, computer science and much more!



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Antarctic Drilling by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ed Waugh)
Sperm Wars by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Watt)
Computer Science Teaching by James O’Malley (ft Tom Crick)
Raspberry Pi by Sean Ellis (ft Dame Wendy Hall & Reena Pau)
Multidisciplinary Solutions by Liz Lutgendorff (ft James Dyke)
Brains! by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dean Burnett)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 185 – 3rd May 2013

Liz speaks to the creators of a videogame that taught the pirates a lesson, James looks at North Korea and Bob explains why 84 bloggers in Bangladesh are being threatened – and much more!



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Game Dev Tycoon Piracy Ruse (1:47) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Patrick Klug, the game’s creator!)
Should we worry about North Korea? (11:58) by James O’Malley (ft Alistair Coleman)
Bangladeshi Bloggers (19:46) by Bob Churchill
Synthetic Biology & Design Implications (26:06) by Julie Gould (ft David Benque)
Women on Banknotes (35:06) by Marianne Baker
Pythagorean Cabaret (41:59) by Dean Burnett

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Episode 184 – 26th April 2013

We speak to world renowned primatologist Frans de Waal about his new book, celebrate the passing of the new defamation bill and the libel laws being sorted. The science of nervous breakdowns, how Jehovah’s Witnesses have some dodgy views on domestic violence, and much more!



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Libel Reform Success! (3:20) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris)
Frans de Waal Interview (12:25) by Tessa Kendall
Smart Pills (23:31) by Chris Chapman
Nervous Breakdowns (28:35) by Dean Burnett
Jehovah’s Witnesses & Domestic Violence (39:31) by Naomi Wilcox
Cookie Stuffing (49:06) by Drew Rae
Jargon (55:35) by Alex Brown

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Episode 168 – 4th January 2012

Gia Milinovich on attitudes to women amongst geeks, anti-vaxxers and Cbeebies, how Captain Scarlet had hidden depth, LEDs are 50 years old, are Bitcoins the future and what were some of the worst ghosts last year? And more – it’s the first Pod Delusion of 2013!



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Gia Milinovich Interview (2:00) by James O’Malley
Cbeebies and Dr Ranj (12:29) by Dean Burnett
Health Inequalities and the Census (21:57) by Sean Davidson
Captain Scarlet and the Cold War (29:24) by Simon Howard
Worst Ghosts 2012 (36:52) by Hayley Stevens
Bitcoin (46:42) by Sara Passmore
LEDs at 50 (51:28) by Sean Ellis
Young Atheists Handbook to Schools (58:06) by James O’Malley (ft Ian Horsewell)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 158 – 19th October 2012

We speak to Kerry McCarthy MP and punk historian John Robb about Pussy Riot, examine an intriguing new study linking brain damage to criminal behaviour, consider votes for 16 year olds and look at the history of the Nobel Prize. We also find out about the new Science Grrl Calendar!



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Pussy Riot Update (3:22) by James O’Malley (ft Kerry McCarthy MP & John Robb)
Brain Damage & Criminality (26:34) by Dean Burnett
Votes at 16 (36:48) by Cory Hazlehurst
Nobel History (45:02) by Kash Farooq (ft Simon Frantz)
Science Grrl Calendar (55:48) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Heather Williams)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 139 – 8th June 2012

We balance the BBC’s horrendous Jubilee coverage with some relentlessly nasty jubilee coverage (ie: we talk reasonably about the Republic protest), we find out all about Workfare, talk about BRAINS, and discover what happened when Hayley complained about some misleading faith healing advertisements.



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Republic Protest (2:50) by James O’Malley (ft Jim Jepps and James Gray)
Workfare (17:24) by Cory Hazlehurst
Enlightenment Cafe Update (25:16) by James O’Malley
(ft Andy Franzkowiac and Claire Benson)
HOTS Faith Healing (30:44) by Hayley Stevens
Brainy Chat (41:49) by Dean Burnett (ft Barry Gibb)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 138 – 1st June 2012

We find out if the anti-GM protesters managed to smash up the GM crops experiment, what the latest on the Twitter Joke Trial is, and why the proposals for equal marriage don’t go far enough. We also have more on LOCOG’s draconian brand enforcement and discover why file sharing might not be all that bad for the music industry.



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Rothamsted Update (2:16) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Lynas)
Twitter Joke Trial Update (9:15) by Matt Flaherty
Equal Marriage Doesn’t Go Far Enough (18:35) by Naomi Phillips
Olympic Branding (24:06) by Alex Fitch
File Sharing & The Music Industry (36:40) by Salim Fadhley (ft Prof Bob Hammond)
Paul Zenon Interview (47:56) by Brian Two
Questival (56:26) by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Bartle)
Surprise (60:23) by Martin Robbins & Dean Burnett
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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