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Episode 230 – 28th March 2014

This week Kash speaks to the author of a new novel that puts the science into science fiction, and Sal explains why daylight savings time might be unnecessary. And more!



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The Martian (1:09) by Kash Farooq (ft Andy Weir)
Daylight Saving (14:03) by Salim Fadhley
Reconnecting Young People (20:26) by Cory Hazlehurst
Death (28:50) by Alex Fitch

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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 221 – 24th January 2014

This week we speak to the Project Scientist on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, and a scientist who studies concrete – bonus points if you listen to that second piece on the Victoria Line. We also find out how the first ever PubHD night went, figure out how far away we are from hoverboards.



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Rosetta Launch (1:20) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Matt Taylor, ESA Project Scientist!)
What’s the deal with concrete? (21:33) by James O’Malley (ft Dr Leon Black)
PubHD (31:00) by Kash Farooq (ft Regan Naughton, Sera Baker, Dave Farmer & Christian Perrin)
Hoverboards (42:29) by Henry Hocking
Gay Floods (52:21) by Dean Burnett

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Episode 216 – 6th December 2013

This week we explore why Amazon’s drones aren’t ambitious enough, how faith schools are actually discrimination based on class, how GPS works and why Burt thinks that religion is in decline.



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Pigeon Post (1:36) by Nathan Rae
Faith School Map (10:25) by James O’Malley (ft Richy Thompson)
GPS (20:08) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof David Last)
Why Religion Is In Decline (31:51) by Burt Flannery
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 213 – 15th November 2013

This week we look at Tesco’s new advertising plans… whilst they look at us. We also talk about a controversial Islamic speaker on tour in the UK, the success of Sunday Assembly and find out if it’s possible to explain a PhD to lay people. We also speak to both developmental psychologist Ute Frith, and the new chair of Conway Hall… who may already be familiar to some listeners!



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Attention Pollution (1:40) by Sean Ellis
Leeds Sunday Assembly (8:08) by Ian Bushfield
Mufti Menk (12:38) by Chris Malburn
PubHD (22:58) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Kash Farooq)
New Conway Hall Chair (29:42) by James O’Malley (ft Liz Lutgendorff)
Uta Frith Interview (33:29) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere
An Englishman Abroad (45:01) by Andy Waterfield
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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The committee would like to take this opportunity to state that we are committed to the freedom of every individual to practise whatever faith they wish, provided the practising of this faith does not impinge on the freedoms and happiness of others. And we would like to reaffirm that should any further action be taken it will be against the event and is not a protest against either ISOC or Islam as a faith.

Episode 207 – 4th October 2013

This week Liz speaks to Dr Helen Czerski about women and technology, and Marcus Chown about his new book, which is about *everything*. We also cover the US shutdown, a new club for female professionals and find out why about some fossils that are currently under threat.



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Ada Lovelace Day 2013 (2:30) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Dr Helen Czerski)
Leicester Fossil Threat (17:04) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Roger Mason)
US Shutdown (28:53) by Dave Landon Cole
Marcus Chown Interview (38:03) by Liz Lutgendorff
The Other Club (48:15) by Dawn Firth-Godbehere (ft Joy Lo Dico & Katie Glass)
Over The Air (54:42) by Julie Gould
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Correction: In the show, we stated that the big Ada Lovelace Day event is at the ICE – it isn’t. It’s actually at Imperial College London. More info here.

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Episode 205 – 20th September 2013

This week: Kepler, Attenborough, Time Capsules, Taste, and Post-Truth Politics! An eclectic show!



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Kepler Retires (2:11) by Kash Farooq (ft Dr Jon Jenkins from NASA)
David Attenborough’s Wrong (13:33) by Lucy Abel
Post-Truth Politics (19:50) by Mark Thompson (ft Alex Marsh)
Living In The Past (31:23) by Leila Johnston
Taste (42:15) by Shell Grayson
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 203 – 6th September 2013

This week DrT puts us right on Syria, we find out why physicists like ants, hear why the IOC should do more human rights – and more!



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Chemical Weapons Sold To Syria? (2:16) by Dr*T
Space Ants! (9:26) by Kash Farooq (ft Prof Max Vasile)
The IOC and Human Rights (21:20) by Marc Naimark
Debating Religion (28:44) by Sean Slater
Z-List Dead-List (36:38) by Iszi Lawrence
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

Episode 198 – 2nd August 2013

This week we try to attribute blame for recent transport accidents (before learning better not to), talk to Robert Llewellyn about electric cars, find out about the latest controversy with the DSM5 psychiatry bible, as well as discover what’s going on with the banks, why we should perhaps forgive Michael Gove (!) and why we did actually land on the moon after all.



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Planes, Trains and Automobile Accidents (1:54) by Drew Rae
Robert Llewellyn talks Electric Cars (10:11) by James O’Malley
DSM Naming Controversy (25:21) by Sean Davidson
Moon Landing Conspiracies (36:19) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Megan Whewell)
Stupid Bankers (41:13) by Morgan Phillips (ft Frances Coppola)
U-Turns (50:22) by Kash Farooq
Science Grrl Catch-Up (53:58) by James O’Malley (ft Heather Williams)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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Episode 186 – 10th May 2013

This week is a bit of an accidental Sky at Night special: we look at the death of the Herschel space telescope with Chris North, and Carl has been speaking to Jon Culshaw and friends & colleagues of Sir Patrick Moore. We also speak to evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk about her new book, Paleofantasy, find out about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes and unpaid internships, and discover a new citizen science project.



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Herschel RIP (1:54) by Kash Farooq (ft Chris North)
Paleofantasy (13:08) by Dave Cole (ft Marlene Zuk)
Patrick Mem-Moore-ial (26:00) by Carl Hutchinson (ft Jon Culshaw, Bill Leatherbarrow, John Mason, Keaton Stone & Paul Abel)
Dangerous E-Cigarettes (38:40) by Hayley Johnson
Space Warps! (45:34) by Julie Gould (ft Phil Marshall)
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy & Brian Two

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