This week we have an exclusive interview with Rufus Hound, in which he explains his reasons for standing for the National Health Action Party in the European Elections. We also find out more about the most recent Jesus & Mo controversy, why banking computers often fail – and catch up with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd ahead of their latest nationwide tour.
Why Rufus Hound Got Political (2:00) by James O’Malley (ft Rufus Hound!) Mo’ Controversy (34:06) by Matt Flaherty Banking Systems (49:00) by Morgan Phillips (ft Frances Coppola) New FOTSN Tour (62:18) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Helen Arney, Steve Mould & Matt Parker) Benefit Plug (74:34) by Neil Denny
This week we find out about the Jesus & Mo controversy at the LSE, talk about the mathematics of The Simpsons with author Simon Singh, and discover some misconceptions about evolution with Henry Gee (spoiler: he still thinks evolution happened). We also have Chris sending a reality bullet into the heart of Assassin’s Creed’s dodgy history.
(New!) LSE Jesus & Mo Controversy (1:59) by James O’Malley (ft Chris Moos) Maths & The Simpsons (11:28) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Simon Singh) Evolutionary Misconceptions (24:37) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Henry Gee) Transparency In Science Isn’t Enough (44:08) by James O’Malley (ft Baroness Onora O’Neill & Imran Khan) Historical Portrayals in Games (53:00) by Chris Chapman The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two
Full Disclosure: We received a small fee for recording the Roberts Lecture. We included the interviews in the show (we didn’t have to) because it turned out to be really interesting!
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