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Episode 140 – 15th June 2012

We speak to a number big names this week: Dan Dennett gives us his take on Alan Turing, former government chief science advisor Sir David King teases us about what really went on behind the scenes of the Iraq war, and Ben Hammersley explains why technology makes politics difficult. We also tackle Gove’s proposed new curriculum, archiving film for the future and find out if evangelical christian women really want to go out with Jesus?



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Dan Dennett on Turing (2:10) by Deborah Hyde (ft DAN DANNETT!)
Evolution: The New Classics (12:54) by Richard Dawkins
Sir David King Interview (16:22) by Liz Lutgendorff
Ben Hammersley Interview (26:29) by James O’Malley
Gove’s Curriculum (36:41) by Rob Weeks
The Digital Dilemma (45:14) by Glen Travis
Jesus Is My Boyfriend (52:49) by Jonny Scaramanga (ft Kylie Sturgess)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 8 – 6th November 2009


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In this week’s show:
David Nutt’s Sacking and Government Policy by Simon Howard
A.N Wilson’s Attitude to Science by Pete Hague
Irrationality and Environmentalism by Graham Strouts
Collective Worship in Schools by Owen Duffy

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Episode 5 – 16th October 2009


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Guest edited this week by Will Howells.
Moon Bombing (0:59) by Billy Abbott
Alternative Therapies (4:59) by Crispian Jago
Ofsted Inspections (13:31) by Misty
Norman Borlaug (20:29) by Pete Hague
Future Tory Government (23:45) by Duncan Stephen