Jim Al-Khalili is announced as the new British Humanist Association President and we speak to the BHA’s Chief Exec about what the amazing new census numbers mean for non-religious people in the UK. It’s not so great for non-believers elsewhere though as a new report shows – and we also pick apart the Snoopers Charter, which was shot down this week by Nick Clegg. Plus a new mental health manual could have a big impact, why Northern Ireland is still flagging, and why Erasmus Darwin was awesome.
Census Results and a new BHA President (2:11) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Copson) Atheist Persecution Worldwide (9:11) by Bob Churchill Snooper’s Charter Slapdown (19:56) by Jenny Woods Mental Health Diagnosis Pronosis (29:35) by Max Davie Reviewing Peer Review (36:30) by Drew Rae Flying The Flag (42:13) by Rory Fenton (ft Brian McClinton) Erasmus Darwin (48:48) by Philip John Video Codecs (55:11) by Trent Burton
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Government Snooping (2:20) by Dr Jenny Woods Open Access Publishing (11:32) by Matt Kaiser Brackley Council Prayers (20:20) by Alex Dutton Protest Suicides (29:01) by Alex Fitch Ban The Burka Response (35:56) by Clio Bellenis Do Atheists Have It In For Christianity? (42:20) by Ed Bower The Skeptic Song (50:10) by Blake Hutchings The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two
New Douglas Adams Audio (1:51) by Jon Treadway (ft Stephen Fry, Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams) Julian Huppert on LibDem Science Policy (11:56) by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff Jesus & Mo at the LSE (23:45) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Moos) Adam Rutherford Interview (31:26) by Liz Lutgendorff Technological Progress (40:58) by Drew Rae My Little Brony (50:00) by Salim Fadhley (ft Coder Brony) The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two