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Episode 194 – 5th July 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 53 – 1st October 2010


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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

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Episode 42 – 16th July 2010


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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

Episode 20 – 5th February 2010


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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

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Update: Due to editorial incompetence, we had a technical problem with our Evan Harris vs the Homeopaths report. This is now fixed and working, so if you can’t hear it, simply re-download the episode

Episode 12 – 4th December 2009


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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

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  • The 50 for 10 Guardian Facebook group is here