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Episode 144 – 13th July 2012

What’s happening with Richard O’Dwyer, why Nature won in the libel courts, and why are the government letting creationism be taught in British schools?! Plus a novel solution for Lords Reform, LGBT characters in comics, and previewing a couple of fun Edinburgh shows!



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O’Dwyer Extradition (1:51) by Kate Russell (ft Julia O’Dwyer)
Creationism with Government Approval (13:13) by Jonny Scaramanga
Nature Libel Win (20:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tim Appenzeller)
Control Theory and Lords Reform (30:41) by Sean Ellis
LGBT Characters in Comics (35:50) by Alex Fitch (ft Tim Macavoy)
Chris Coltrane Interview (46:38) by James O’Malley
Iszi Lawrence Interview (55:06) by James O’Malley
Winchester Sci Fest Plug (57:43) by James O’Malley (ft James Thomas)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 132 – 20th April 2012

Was Derek offensive? Did Breivik’s World of Warcraft account turn him evil? And can we take an evidence based approach to poverty alleviation? And Much more!


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Derek (2:48) by Steve Leedale (read by Jess Vautier)
Breivik on WoW (10:16) by Marianne Baker
Empirical Poverty Alleviation (17:14) by Mohammed Fahad (read by David Couch)
Neuroethics (26:20) by Steve Page
Carey Talking Bollocks Again (34:48) by Dean Burnett
Metal Theft (44:46) by Tom Hodden (read by Rob Hinckley)
Winchester Science Festival (53:16) by James O’Malley (ft James Thomas)

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Episode 91 – 1st July 2011

We have an exclusive clip of Chris Bryant kicking off about Bishops in the Lords, look at Medical Magic Mushrooms, and find out what happens if you don’t wash for 40 days.


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Medicinal Magic Mushrooms (1:49) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Roland Griffiths)
Johann Harigate (11:51) by Dean Burnett
Bishops in the Lords (21:23) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Chris Bryant)
NHS Changes (25:45) by Adam Jacobs
Creationist Geology (32:59) by Salim Fadhley (ft Stephen Newton from NSCE)
Fragile Social Networks (42:42) by Steven Sumpter
Bad PR Results (48:14) by Michael Marshall
Smellytweet Update (58:26) by James Thomas
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 89 – 17th June 2011

We speak to Tim Harford, go on a Slutwalk and find out about the oldest example of biomineralisation in a fossil, and why it’s important. And more!



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Oldest Example of Biomineralisation (1:38) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Phoebe Cohen)
Slutwalk (11:28) by Christine Ottery
Pro-NCH (19:01) by James Firth
Anti-NCH (25:26) by Misty
Tim Harford Interview (30:26) by Dr*T
The Daily Express is Misleading (39:13) by Tom Hodden
FFRF vs The Rapture (45:51) by Salim Fadhley
Smellytweet Update (56:46) by James Thomas
The song at the end is by David Lovesy

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Episode 88 – 10th June 2011

This week we have an exclusive clip of Richard Dawkins talking about the New College of the Humanities, a brief chat with PZ Myers, and we find out why James Thomas hasn’t washed for about three weeks now. And more!


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Richard Dawkins on the New College of the Humanities (1:15) by James O’Malley (ft an EXCLUSIVE clip of Dawkins talking about it)
PZ Myers interview (7:53) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff
Death of the Operating System (15:15) by Pete Hague
What are we running out of? (20:57) By Drew Rae
Germany’s lack of nuclear ambition (27:21) by Sven Rudloff
Nicked: The Nick Clegg Musical (38:20) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff
SmellyTweet (44:39) by James Thomas
Bad PR Predictions (49:22) by Michael Marshall
The sketch after the credits is by David Lovesy at TLC Creative

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Episode 85 – 20th May 2011

A rapper, a comedian and a man who believes the world is going to end tomorrow all star in this week’s show! Have a listen to find out more!


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The Rapture (2:06) by Salim Fadhley
The Rap Guide To Evolution (17:58) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Baba Brinkman)
Australian Chaplains (28:04) by Robert Williams
Extreme Rambling (35:56) by James Thomas (ft Mark Thomas)
Skeptics In The Church (45:40) by Drew Rae
The Hargreaves Report (51:52) by Salim Fadhley (ft Emily Goodhand)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (61:01) by Kash Farooq
The song at the end is Natural Selection by Baba Brinkman

Rapture Survival Guide with Paul Day
Not featured on the main show – a bonus report by Paul Day, in which he presents us with a rapture survival guide. You should listen – your life may depend on it!

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Episode 75 – 11th March 2011


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Ex-Daily Star Rich Peppiatt Interview (1:54) by Sean Ellis
Shadow Business Secretary John Denham Interview (8:59) by James O’Malley
The New Defamation Bill (16:03) by James Thomas (ft Naomi MacAuliffe, Simon Singh and Julian Huppert MP)
The BHA Census Campaign Poster Row (22:59) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Bob Churchill)
Green Party Science Policy (28:35) by James O’Malley (ft Jim Jepps)
Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2011 (36:21) by Jon Treadway (ft Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince)

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Pod Delusion Live at QEDCon

Yes, it’s Wednesday, but here’s a special live edition of the Pod Delusion recorded on Saturday 5th February 2011 at the QED Conference in Manchester. Your regular weekly show will be along on Friday.


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What’s wrong with eugenics? By Sean Ellis
Polygamy by Liz Lutgendorff
Voting is irrational by Craig Lucas
Learning facts by Dr*T
Motorcycle Science by James Thomas
Reviving a ritual by Jourdemayne
Growing into skepticism by Stells Dessoy

Episode 64 – 17th December 2010 – LIVE WINTERVAL SHOW!


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Why Winterval? (1:53) by James O’Malley
Chapman Cohen (4:18) by Liz Lutgendorff
Legalise Drugs (12:23) by Clio Bellenis
Thought Field Therapy (19:58) by Kevin Friery
What’s The Point Of Wasps (30:05) by James Thomas
Quantum Santa (38:56) by Sean Ellis
Christmas Woo (46:17) by Jon Treadway
Brilliant Music (52:10) by James Taylor

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Dave Hughes rounding up the year for Winchester Skeptics In The Pub: