MICHAEL GOVE SPECIAL! But don’t let that put you off. We’ve three pieces about the education secretary including an interview with the teacher Gove attacked for using Mr Men to teach history, a look at Gove’s approach to classic literature, and a piece on how he used PR surveys to justify policy. We also have some exclusive clips from an event celebrating the reform of the libel laws featuring the likes of Dara O’Briain, Nick Cohen, Brian Cox and many more.
Mr Men History (2:36) by James O’Malley (ft Russel Tarr) Gove and Prejudice (11:44) by Sean Ellis Gove and One Poll (18:53) by Marsh Libel Reform Celebration (28:01) by Liz Lutgendoff (ft Dave Gorman, Simon Singh, Chris French, Hardeep Singh, Brian Cox, Nick Cohen, Dara O’Briain and Evan Harris) Cosmic Genome (36:48) by James O’Malley (ft Robin Ince and Trent Burton) Humanist Weddings (45:51) by Blakeley Nixon (ft Pavan Dhaliwal) Homosexuality and DSM (49:17) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The Leveson Debate Highlights (1:24) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Evan Harris, Natalie Fenton and Helen Lewis) Secularist Court Wins (11:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Pavan Dhaliwal and Richy Thompson) Sunday Assembly (26:43) by James O’Malley (ft Sanderson Jones) Bad Charity PR (36:56) by Marsh Django and Spaghetti Westerns (42:35) by Alex Fitch The Death of DVD (54:17) by David Biggins Horse Burgers (63:39) by Sean Ellis
We speak to HUGH GRANT, Tom Watson, Harriet Harman, Rich Peppiatt, Owen Jones & more at the rally for media reform, find out why the BBC isn’t biased, why Norway divorced its church and state and get the latest on Derek Acorah’s escapades.
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Media Reform (2:29) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
(ft Hugh Grant, Tom Watson MP, Harriet Harman MP, Jacky Davis, Evan Harris, Owen Jones, Rich Peppiatt, Mary Ellen Field & Jacqui Hames) BBC Bias? (23:02) by Cory Hazlehurst Secular Norway (31:26) by Sean Ellis Shareholder Revolts (38:28) by Alex Fitch Derek Acorah (46:33) by Hayley Stevens Word of Faith (53:20) by Jonny Scaramanga The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
We find out why abortion is brilliant, why maths isn’t immediately profitable but ultimately is, and about an intriguing new play about the dangers of alternative medicine. We also speak to author Mark Stevenson about his book. And much more!
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Pro-Choice Protest (1:49) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Evan Harris and Kate Smurthwaite) James Webb Telescope (9:10) by Kash Farooq Elevatorgate Response (13:48) by Natalie Dzerins (read by Charlotte Hooson-Sykes) Maths & Progess (19:40) by Peter Rowlett Alternative (27:01) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Trent Burton & Maria MacLachlan) PowerPoint (37:22) by Simon Howard An Optimist’s Tour of the Future (42:23) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Mark Stevenson) Sketches by David Lovesy and Brian Too
Science is vital (1:31) by Jenny Rohn Copyright and mob rule (12:51) by James Firth WTF FLQ (19:38) by Liz Lutgendorff Measuring the immeasurable (24:02) by Drew Rae Ad Hominems (31:00) by Jennie Rigg Trolling Part 3 (34:14) by Salim Fadhley George Hrab at QED (41:03) by Jon Treadway
Old Wives Med by Andrew West (ft Dr Evan Harris!) Science Cuts by Jenny Rohn Hawking’s God by Matthew Green Protest Protest The Pope by Tom Morris Miracles by Drew Rae (read by David Couch)
Guest Edited by Liz Lutgendorff
Pod Delusion Live
14th September, 7pm, The Monarch pub, Camden (London).
Twitter and the Election (1:38) by George Poles What next for Evan Harris? (7:52) by James O’Malley What next for Libel Reform? (9:37) by James O’Malley Fair Votes Protest (12:10) by Misty Women and the Election (16:25) by Tania Glyde Five Live (22:56) by Simon Howard Subsistance Farming (24:06) by Salim Fadhley
A full length podcast of last night’s event will hopefully be online either tonight or tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s a recording of Simon Singh speaking, followed by spokespeople for the three main political parties explaining their commitment to libel reform.