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
Greg Graffin on Anarchy Evolution (1:07) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff Life Years and Drugs (12:46) by Simon Howard Letterbox Danger (20:05) by Alex Foster Bad PR – Sex on Holidays (25:58) by Marsh
Gillian McKeith in the shit (1:55) by Tom Morris Drugs are popular (8:03) by Mark Thompson ScienceBlogs and Pepsi (16:22) by Drew Rae Faces and statutes (23:11) by Jourdemayne Economics, the dismal science (29:52) by Pete Hague Daily Express (36:04) by Martyn Norris
Homeopathy Evidence Check (1:15) by Martin Robbins Cherie Blair and Making the Pope pay (7:06) by James O’Malley (ft Terry Sanderson, head of the National Secular Society) David Nutt’s new job (15:32) by Mark Thompson (ft Prof David Nutt himself!) What is this thing? (23:58) by Rob Weeks Evan Harris vs the Homeopaths (30:30) by Smitha Mundasad with sound effects from Milton Mermikides Commercial Break (39:26) by Martyn Norris
My Gay Straight Wedding (0:37) by Salim Fadhley 50 for 10: Support The Guardian (7:19) by Jon Treadway Drugs and Steroids (14:40) by Owen Duffy Simon Singh: The Movie (22:14) by Crispian Jago and the Pod Delusion Players