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Episode 202 – 30th August 2013

This week we go in depth on Syria, looking at an academic study on whether interventions are effective, and the reasons why chemical weapons are viewed as so unpleasant. We also talk about the black death and the Sochi Olympics gay rights controversy. Because y’know, we’re keeping it light this week.



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Do Interventions Work? (2:34) by James O’Malley (ft Prof Reed Wood)
Chemical Weapons Prohibition (17:00) by Drew Rae
Why Are Chemical Weapons Disgusting? (25:27) by Rich Godbehere
The Black Death Is Back (34:46) by James O’Malley (ft Alison Atkin)
Sochi Boycott? (49:00) by Marc Naimark
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
The amazing logo for this week’s show is by Stuart Taylor

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Episode 201 – 23rd August 2013

This week we look into what really happened with ask.fm, give Section 28 a hostile welcome back, measure the effectiveness of charitable giving… and talk to some Bronys.



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What Really Happened With Ask.FM? (2:29) by Alex J Brown
Section 28 Returns (12:37) by Richy Thompson
Give Well (18:30) by Glen Travis
Brony Interview (24:17)eve by Alex Fitch
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 187 – 17th May 2013

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.



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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

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Episode 73 – 25th February 2011


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Cameron’s Arms Dealer Holiday (1:28) by James O’Malley (ft Anne Marie O’Reilly)
Dissing Dawkins (7:39) by Drew Rae
1023 On (Medical) Trial (14:02) by Sven Rudloff
No Gays At The Inn 2: The Revenge (21:58) by Nick Boorer
Anti-Features (27:41) by Salim Fadhley (ft Benjamin Mako Hill)
Genographic Project (35:37) by Kash Farooq
Christchurch Earthquake Eyewitness (39:47) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff

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