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Episode 120 – 27th January 2012


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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

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Episode 119 – 20th January 2012

This week we look into the SOPA blackout and more importantly, finally DISCOVER THE TRUTH about the Teletubbie Tinky Winky – plus much more!


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SOPA Blackout (2:05) by Georgia Gale Grant
Behind the scenes at the Wikipedia blackout (9:33) by Tom Morris
Figshare (17:58) by Jon Treadway (ft Mark Hahnel)
Teletubbies Scandal (27:36) by Salim Fadhley (ft Dave Thompson)
The Sex Party (39:33) by Chris Huang-Lever
Scotland and Tory England (45:17) by Keir Liddle
A Bugs’ Life (50:16) by Adam Jacobs (ft Matt Shardlow)
Videogames and Morality (60:16) by Trent Burton
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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The Pod Delusion’s LIVE Second Birthday Show!

The Pod Delusion second birthday with a live recording featuring the amazing Helen Arney and many others. Recorded on September 13th in London.


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Featuring…
Is Science More Important Than Arts? by Jon Treadway
Cameron Therapy by Sean Ellis
Science Wooseum Update by Marianne Baker
Faulty Memories by Sophie Scott
Incest! by Jess Vautier
Riot Olympics by Salim Fadhley
Arab Spring by DLandonCole
Perception by Dr*T
Cognitive Economics by Leigh Caldwell
Amazing Music by Helen Arney

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Episode 81 – 22nd April 2011


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DEAct Judicial Review (1:35) by James Firth
Local Elections Preview (8:49) by Alex Foster
Regenerating Margate (18:33) by Jon Treadway
Gay Blood Donation (27:32) by Salim Fadhley (ft Peter Tatchell)
Wikipedia & Academia (34:48) by Harriet Vickers (ft Charles Matthews)
The Christ Conundrum (40:33) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Carruth)
Atlas Shrugged (49:11) by Paul Day
BHA Conference (54:45) by James O’Malley (ft Andrew Copson)

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See the video of the guinea pigs to watch whilst listening to James Firth’s piece about the Digital Economy Act after the break (this will make sense if you listen to the show):
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Episode 78 – 1st April 2011


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Gideon’s Budget (2:14) by Jon Treadway
Crossing the Italians (9:44) by Nick Boorer
The Vatican Fries Your Brain (16:10) by Tessa Kendall
Antivaxers and Paul Offit (22:18) by Dave Woodward
NHS Outcomes Framework (30:18) by Simon Howard
Dirk Gently Recommissioned (42:46) by Jon Treadway (ft Stephen Mangan and Ed Victor)
Roy Zimmerman on Ted Haggard (48:5) by Salim Fadhley
Post-credit appeal by Sean Ellis

Episode 77 – 25th March 2011



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Secularist of the Year (3:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sophie in’t Veld)
Sue Cox interview (11:27) by Liz Lutgendorff
Principles of war in Libya (18:10) by Adam Jacobs
The Great Stagnation (28:06) by Jon Treadway (ft Tyler Cowen)
Technological Stagnation (38:07) by Pete Hague
Meteorites and LIFE (45:29) by Kash Farooq
Georgie Clause is coming to town (49:32) by Will Battle & James Firth (lyrics after the break)

Charity appeals at the beginning and end are by Sean Ellis & Martyn Norris.

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Episode 76 – 18th March 2011


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Plain Cigarette Packaging (1:56) by Simon Howard
Susan Blackmore Interview (8:08) by Jon Treadway
E-Book Bill Of Rights (16:16) by Salim Fadhley
The Guttenberg Affair (25:10) by Sven Rudloff
Brain Scanning (34:14) by Dean Burnett
The Grant Museum (41:22) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Jack Ashby)

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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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A Tribute To Douglas Adams

A special edition of The Pod Delusion celebrating the life and work of acclaimed author Douglas Adams, in association with Save The Rhino and their annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture (which is held jointly with the Environmental Investigation Agency, which Adams also supported).


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This special episode is presented by Jon Treadway and features contributions from many people who knew or were influenced by Douglas Adams, including:

  • Stephen Mangan, star of the Dirk Gently TV adaption
  • Mark Carwardine, co-writer of Last Chance To See
  • Stephen Pinker, author and previous Memorial Lecture presenter
  • Dirk Maggs, producer of the Hitchhikers radio series
  • Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in both the TV and radio series
  • Dave Stirling, founder of Save The Rhino
  • James Thrift, Adams’ half brother
  • Ed Victor, Adams’ literary agent
  • Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and previous Memorial Lecture presenter

If you enjoy this special or would like to do something in memory of Douglas Adams, please consider donating to Save The Rhino.

Episode 71 – 11th February 2011



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DFID and the Pope (2:18) by Jon Treadway (ft Naomi Phillips)
Darwin Day Lecture (6:24) by Jon Treadway (ft Richard Dawkins & Armand Leroi)
Geek Manifesto (9:48) by James O’Malley (ft Mark Henderson)
Pentecostal Boot Camp (21:08) by Salim Fadhley (ft Tyler Bowden)
Risk Management (30:54) by Drew Rae & David Couch

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