Flying Spaghetti Monster Censored (1:54) by James O’Malley (ft Rory Fenton) Space Balloons! (13:52) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Daniel Levesque) Olympic Pictograms (30:25) by Henry Hocking Vatican UN Report (36:08) by Paul Orton (ft Keith Porteous Wood) Marriage Certificates (44:43) by Morgan Phillips (ft Ailsa Sadler)
Feminism & Secularism (1:24) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie Waters) Personalised Medicine (12:58) by Adam Jacobs Human Libraries (21:28) by Neil Denham Noah (31:06) by Ian Bushfield Sleazy PR (35:26) by Marsh The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
A big show this week as we have the highlights from a controversial gender discussion involving Julie Bindel! We also speak to Joe Muto, the Fox News Mole, find out about developments in understanding motor neuron disorders, discover if the new Olympic chief will be good for human rights, and find out why ASDA and Tesco got some social media earache yesterday. PLUS: The latest on developments in multidimensional mathematics!
Costume Controversy (1:43) by Tannice Pendegrass The Battle Over Gender Highlights (7:20) ft Gia Milinovich, Julie Bindel, Bethany Black and Adrian Dalton Multidimensional Maths Breakthrough (15:45) by Sean Ellis The Fox News Mole (25:47) by James O’Malley (ft Joe Muto) Motor Neuron Developments (42:10) by Sandra Prow (ft Rachael Dunlop) Tokyo 2020 (53:29) by Marc Naimark The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
We go bee-hind the scenes of an opera about bees! Why alien life might not be as common as we hope, the future of feminism, religion & criminality, weird Popes and outrage at the death of Google Reader.
Bee Opera by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Lucy Yeomans, Mark Brown and Kelvin Thomson) Life Isn’t Everywhere by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Charles Cockell) Feminism Debate by James O’Malley (ft Helen Lewis) Religion and Criminality by Salim Fadhley (ft Volkan Topalli) Most Unlikely Popes by Chris Chapman Free Doesn’t Mean Permanent by Georgia Gale Grant The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two The amazing image above is by Stuart Taylor
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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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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
SETI RIP (2:13) by Sean Ellis Calm Down Dear (7:07) by Liz Lutgendorff Birthers (12:05) by Paul Day Voltaire Lecture (19:17) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Natalie Haynes & Polly Toynbee) Anonymous Hate Comments (31:04) by Tania Glyde Skeptical About Children (36:31) by George Poles Submarine Patents (43:31) by Salim Fadhley Group Psychology (50:45) by Dean Burnett Met Poetry (60:12) by James Firth
For the Bentham Lecture 2010, Janet Radcliffe Richards spoke on “The Darwin Wars and the Battle of the Sexes: The Sceptical Feminist Thirty Years On”.
Janet Radcliffe Richards is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oxford, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy, UCL. Her first book, The Sceptical Feminist, was critical of much existing feminist theory, offering a new approach which sacrifices neither rationality nor radicalism
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