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Episode 223 – 7th February 2014

This week we talk creationism in schools, black holes, scouting and music!



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Creationism in Schools (1:29) by Jonny Scaramanga
Black Holes (9:07) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Andrea Ghez)
Atheist Scouts (16:40) by Ralph Parlour
Musical Dissonance (24:06) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Neil McLachlan)

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Episode 179 – 22nd March 2013

A blockbuster show as we speak to Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden (HE WENT TO THE MOON!), along with psychologist Steven Pinker and new BHA President Jim Al-Khalili. The Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources explains… how to mine asteroids, and we also take a look at some crazy goings on both in Germany and closer to home.



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Apollo Astronaut Al Worden Interview (2:53) by Carl Hutchinson
Steven Pinker Interview (13:21) by Liz Lutgendorff
Jim Al-Khalili Interview (23:43) by James O’Malley
Asteroid Mining (28:12) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris Lewicki)
German Quackery (41:34) by Sven Rudloff
Creationists Schools in the UK (48:26) by Jonny Scaramanga

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Episode 161 – 9th November 2012

We speak to Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye about his party and author Stephen Trombley about his new book looking at the key figures in western philosophy. We also tackle censorship and law, dodgy Ofsted inspections, communicating the scientific method and how to make the perfect cheese toastie.



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The Pirate Party (2:18) by James O’Malley (ft party leader Loz Kaye!)
Ofsted & ACE (18:42) by Jonny Scaramanga
Censorship & UK Law (23:40) by Alex Fitch
50 Thinkers (34:16) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Stephen Trombley)
The Scientific Method (50:01) by Paul Hopwood
The Perfect Cheese Toastie (56:40) by Sarah Castor-Perry
The inbetween bits were researched by Blakeley Nixon & recorded by Alex Foster
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 148 – 10th August 2012

This week we speak to the deputy project scientist on NASA’s recently landed MARS CURIOSITY expedition. Amazing! We also tackle the boundary review, look into some Olympic conspiracy theories and much, much more!



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Curiosity Landing by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Joy Crisp, deputy project scientist on the Curiosity mission at NASA!)
Boundary Review by Cory Hazlehurst
Olympic Conspiracy by Blakeley Nixon
Suffragettes by Jennifer D
Kylie Sturgess Interview by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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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 141 – 22nd June 2012

We speak to the leader of the Libyan Democratic Party, find out about ecocide, and why we should cut down on the world population. We also tackle political narratives and have a deeper look into Prometheus (spoiler alert: it’s terrible).



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Libyan’s Secularists (2:00) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Ahmed Shebani)
Political Narratives (14:56) by Cory Hazlehurst
Ecocide (22:13) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Polly Higgins)
Fundies and Climate Change (32:02) by Jonny Scaramanga
Population Matters (39:16) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Roger Martin)
Prometheus and Panspermia (46:08) by Alex Fitch
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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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 136 – 18th May 2012

We speak to HUGH GRANT, Tom Watson, Harriet Harman, Rich Peppiatt, Owen Jones & more at the rally for media reform, find out why the BBC isn’t biased, why Norway divorced its church and state and get the latest on Derek Acorah’s escapades.



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Media Reform (2:29) by Liz Lutgendorff & James O’Malley
(ft Hugh Grant, Tom Watson MP, Harriet Harman MP, Jacky Davis, Evan Harris, Owen Jones, Rich Peppiatt, Mary Ellen Field & Jacqui Hames)
BBC Bias? (23:02) by Cory Hazlehurst
Secular Norway (31:26) by Sean Ellis
Shareholder Revolts (38:28) by Alex Fitch
Derek Acorah (46:33) by Hayley Stevens
Word of Faith (53:20) by Jonny Scaramanga
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy and Brian Two

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Episode 135 – 11th May 2012

This week we discover what genetic modification experiments they’re actually doing in Rothamsted – the place that anti-GM campaigners have announced they intend to trash in a few weeks time. We also speak to Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered pulsars – and discover the intriguing ethical dilemma behind “do not resusitate”. And more!


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Libel Reform in the Queen’s Speech (2:42) by James O’Malley (ft Sile Lane)
Don’t Destroy Research (6:10) by Tracey Brown & Sile Lane (ft Toby Bruce & Huw Jones)
Kony 2012 (19:05) by Michael Story
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Interview (27:04) by Liz Lutgendorff
Do Not Resusitate (36:05) by Simon Howard
ACE creationism (45:38) by Jonny Scaramanga
Before Watchmen (51:08) by Declan O’Riordan
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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