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
Black and White Homeopathy Show (1:38) by Sean Ellis LibDem Promises (6:24) by Jennie Rigg Privacy, Injunctions & Twitter (14:28) by James Firth Anonymous Pwnz Sony (23:56) by Salim Fadhley Creationism in Schools Crisis (31:12) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall) Why We Believe (36:10) by Jourdemayne Uganda’s Gay Ban (44:08) by Natalie Dzerrins
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
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Defending McHealth Policy (2:01) by Dr Simon Howard Negotiating with Pirates (9:52) by Drew Rae and David Couch Monarchists are people too (16:50) by Malden Capell Stop Bashing Christians (26:20) by Jourdemayne Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell Interview (36:31) by James O’Malley and Liz Lutgendorff
David Colquhoun and the CNHC by Sean Ellis Lord Mackay’s Bible Bashing by Salim Fadhley (ft Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society) Witch Children by Jourdemayne A Skeptical Tale by Drew Rae WTF is QED? by James O’Malley (ft Marsh)
Gillian McKeith in the shit (1:55) by Tom Morris Drugs are popular (8:03) by Mark Thompson ScienceBlogs and Pepsi (16:22) by Drew Rae Faces and statutes (23:11) by Jourdemayne Economics, the dismal science (29:52) by Pete Hague Daily Express (36:04) by Martyn Norris
The British Humanist Association Manifesto (0:54) by James O’Malley (ft BHA Chief Exec Andrew Copson) Dangerous Dogs (8:55) by Jourdemayne DRM and Ubisoft (16:31) by Salim Fadhley Dino Hoax (22:53) by Dave Woodward UK Webcomix Thing (29:00) by Liz Lutgendorff